Interior design trends are taking a definite turn in 2017. Some tried-and-true elements that have anchored décor for nearly a decade are on their way out, making room for fresh, new interior expression.
Art and design coffee table books are such a wonderful indulgences, not to mention providing creative inspiration. If you’re looking for the perfect gift for an art or design lover, here are a few of our favorite new releases:Read More
Last month we shared the renovation of the historic Dock Street Theater featuring traditional Charleston interior design. Near the beach, such as our Isle of Palms and Kiawah Island interior design projects, contemporary design is almost always in order. However, on the Charleston peninsula, especially south of Broad, traditional design still reigns. Read More
You may have heard a designer say that a home should have a “sense of place.” That means homes just feel more comfortable when the materials, furniture, and decor elements relate to the home’s environment. Read More
Last week, the MDI crew headed from Charleston, SC to Greensboro, NC for the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) conference. Getting out of town with the girls is always fun, and it was great that we could experience this cool little city together. Here’s what we loved about the weekend.Read More
Kathryn Greeley is a Waynesville, NC-based interior designer who Margaret Donaldson has known for about 25 years now. They met through the American Society for Interior Designers, an organization that formed in 1975 to provide designers with a supportive, educational, and professional community. It is the oldest professional organization for designers.Read More
Jimmy Evans has always had an eye for design, long before Margaret Donaldson Interiors found him and began working with him years ago. At 90 years young, Jimmy is rich with stories about the old days of design, from Paris to South Carolina, and how things have changed within Charleston’s design world alone.
Four Interior Designers Went to Market
A couple of weeks ago, my MDI colleagues and I ventured up to neighboring North Carolina to attend the High Point Market—the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world. There, we discovered countless remarkable pieces that caught our eye for one reason or another. Read More