Sweetgrass Baskets

Few things feel as connected to Charleston as sweetgrass baskets. The tradition came to South Carolina in the 17th century with enslaved West Africans brought to the colony to work on plantations. Early baskets were made of bullrush, but in the 1900s, basket weavers began making them out of sweetgrass, which allowed for more sophisticated designs.

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Meet Liz Dickman

We are happy to introduce you to Liz Dickman, who has worked as a design assistant at MDI since August 2020. Liz graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a major in Interior Design and a minor in Decorative Arts and has been in the design industry ever since. 

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Dockside Home Tour

We have a unique project to share with you today. Dockside condominiums are one of Charleston’s most iconic properties. At 19 stories tall, Dockside is one of the few high-rise buildings in the Holy City. Built-in the early 1980s, the units offer incredible views of the harbor, downtown Charleston, and the Ravenel Bridge.

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Color & Colorful Spaces

We’ve had a stretch of gray days in Charleston, and while our neutral color palette helps cool things off on hot days, a little bit of vibrant color goes a long way when things turn chilly. Today we’re revisiting some of our favorite colors & colorful spaces.

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2nd Place ASID Award

We recently won a 2nd Place ASID Award for our Island Lifestyle project. This fun, colorful Kiawah Island vacation home quickly transitioned to a full-time residence as the owners loved the laid back lifestyle the island provided. Having space for their kids and plenty of visitors was very important for this sociable family.

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