Spring sprang, summer is on deck, and the days just keep on flying by. I know I say this more and more every year, but where does the time go? 2020 has been quite the year for us so far. While we’re just coming out of our stay-at-home order here in Georgia, Havolynne, Grace, and I have settled into our new normal of “interior design in the time of coronavirus.” In reality, it is pretty similar to interior design at any other time. The difference is that we aren’t able to see the happy faces of our clients as much as we’d like! I have found myself balancing the roles of leader, interior designer, artist, mom, and now, homeschool teacher to my two young sons. Some days are easier than others, but most days I wake up grateful to be able to do it all. The truth is, life in general is a balancing act. Just like design, it’s a process full of ebbs and flows with the end goal of creating harmony.
It’s been a bit since you’ve heard from me, so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to catch you up on what’s happening around these parts! I’m covering all the bases with a look at standouts from 2019, what we’re up to today, and sneak peeks of what we have in store this year.
We grew a lot, both individually and as a team, last year. 2019 held so many opportunities, and the biggest takeaway for me was just how lucky we are to be able to work together and bring the best to our amazing clients. I am so grateful for the women in our office!
Grace pushed the envelope and experimented creatively, which paid off in a big way. Just feast your eyes on this master bath renovation she completed! Havolynne leaned all the way into trusting herself and her instincts. I can say firsthand how much I have loved watching her grow her confidence!
True to the Maggie Griffin Design way, we’ve got a lot going on at the moment. I’m managing several full scale new-build interior design projects that are both local and out of town. An Atlanta project is 99% completed and we are psyched for that install in June. Another will be wrapping up in Quitman, GA sometime early fall, and one in Perry, GA over the summer. With a few more sprinkled in between Athens, Watkinsville, Macon, and our awesome town of Gainesville, 2020 is going to stay busy for me. Grace is working on a new build on Lake Thurmond in South Carolina. The homeowners are a retired couple with a killer art collection — I can’t wait to see how she builds the design around their pieces. Havolynne is working on a project that’s close to her heart — the transformation of her late brother’s 1800s farmhouse on Lake Lanier. Her family intends to use it as a weekend family home when it’s complete. She’ll start on the interiors this winter and her vision is layered and collected — and I’m eager to see it take shape.
If any year was positioned for pushing the envelope, it’s 2020! This year, I’m excited to see the dreams of my clients take shape. Working with them on a vision for their home, how they want to live, and how to truly love being in their spaces makes me so happy! Grace has set her sights on incorporating three very specific things into design this year: a navy velvet sofa, Cole & Son Flamingo Wallpaper (swoon!), and a bold wall color, like coral! As for Havolynne, she’s also keen on going bold, especially on walls and furniture (like the built-ins below, from a project she completed last year), mixing patterns more, and finding new ways to incorporate vintage pieces. I’m personally looking forward to seeing us infuse a bolder aesthetic into our projects.
This year I’m planning on dedicating more time to share on the blog. And I want to hear from you on what you’re interested in hearing about! Is it a day in the life series? Before and after project transformations? Do you want interviews with other design professionals? Please leave a note in the comments sharing what you’d like you’d like to see more of. As always, thank you for reading! Stay well and see you soon!