We love your feedback about our thoughts! We keep hearing that you love it when we let you into our heads. Sometimes, it’s a crazy place but it’s always creating.

For today, a few more challenges and their solutions…

Bookcase detail

Challenge:

A second floor landing was created to be a study of sorts. We needed to make it feel purposeful and significant.  From a function standpoint, we needed book storage.  From a design standpoint,  we didn’t want to just see a run of bookshelves.

Solution:

Address the bookshelves so that they feel more decorative and detailed.  Bring them into the design of the room. We ordered a slew of upholstery nailheads and got to work. That’s right…we painstakingly pushed in each and every nailhead.

 

Art Gallery Wall

Challenge:

To create a gallery corridor for a client who needed space to showcase an exquisite art collection….not to mention that we wanted to be able to rotate the art.

Solution:

A textured, grasscloth vinyl wall covering…the textured nature of the wallpaper conceals nail holes. The neutral colorway was selected to provide an amenable backdrop for the art.

Girl's Bathroom

Challenge:

A bathroom renovation with a window centered on the vanity wall

Solution:

Why fight it? Instead of reworking the wall and moving the window, we created the bathroom vanity around the window. What a lucky girl to be able to look across the Charleston rooftops while she washes her face. With two flanking mirrors, there is plenty of mirror space for all primping activities.

Window Pot racks

Challenge:

With a small island, where does our client store all of her pots?

Solution:

A traditional pot rack was too large for the island of this Daniel Island kitchen. Margaret brainstormed the combining of pot racks with a window valence. By collaborating with a local ironsmith, a pair of pot rack valences were commissioned as the perfect solution that functions for the client while adding a wonderful design element to the kitchen.

There you have it.  These are yet another example of just what it means to be a designer.  More specifically, this is what is means to be MDI.  It means thinking outside of the box.  It means spaces need to function while looking good.  We love it when clients set our creativity free; you never know what we’ll come up with next.