MDI Featured in Charleston Style & Design Magazine

We are so proud of this feature in Charleston Style & Design magazine’s winter issue!  This Kiawah home was a new build, so MDI was able to work closely with the builder and architect throughout the entire project, resulting in a cohesiveness between the build and the design. The homeowners wanted a modern home with … Read more

ASID Award for Kiawah Vacation Home

Kiawah Vacation Home

MDI received a first place ASID award for this Kiawah vacation home. This was a fun project that allowed us to really cater to the homeowners and their family. For this project, we were tasked with providing a family with teenagers a place to disconnect and create memories together. There is no shortage of gathering … Read more

Coastal Kiawah Home Tour

Kiawah Vacation Home

One of the things we enjoy most about the interior design process is creating family friendly gathering spaces with our clients and their specific goals in mind. For this Kiawah vacation home, we were asked to create a welcoming space for a family with teenagers to disconnect and create memories together.  The open concept of … Read more

Vacation Home Renovation

Dining Room

We have a fun project to share with you today. We renovated this family’s Kiawah Island vacation home into a retirement home that showcases their love of the Lowcountry, family, and entertaining. This project began with the unique goal of keeping memories of years of family vacations alive, while also updating the space to make … Read more

Charleston Interior Designer Featured on Houzz

Margaret Donaldson Interiors was recently featured in an editorial Ideabook on the homepage of Houzz! Houzz is one of our favorite platforms to share ideas with fellow designers and property owners.  The article featuring MDI provides ideas about how to minimize distractions and prioritize pockets of time to enjoy simple pleasures. We wholeheartedly agree with … Read more

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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Kiawah Island Home Tour

This Kiawah Island home was designed to be durable for the large extended family to enjoy with ease and comfort. From distressed woods, stain treatments and the use of indoor/outdoor fabrics, to the focus on function throughout the design, each room captures the essence of practical island living.

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Kiawah Island Sip & See

Today we’re taking you along on our recent Kiawah Island home Sip & See tour. When we finish a design project, we host a small gathering at the client’s home. We bring in wine and cheese and invite the rest of the MDI team so they can see the results of their colleague’s innovation and hard work. This gives everyone a chance to celebrate the completion of the project and allows us to relax with the clients, who by now are friends.

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