Margaret’s 2022 Travels

Canal boats in canal in Italy

It’s no secret that Margaret loves to travel and often draws design inspiration from her adventures. In 2022, she embarked on an unforgettable trip through Europe that we’d love to share with you! Margaret began her trip with a Tuscan wedding, followed by a visit to Il Borro and Busatti. The Busatti family has been … Read more

Romantic Spaces

Sometimes staying home and enjoying romantic spaces with loved ones is more appealing than going out, especially in the midst of a string of rainy days. Today we’re walking through some of our favorite intimate spaces, just in time for Valentine’s Day! Comfy reading spaces Is there really anything more romantic than peacefully enjoying a … Read more

2023 Pantone Color of the Year

Pantone's color of the year, a magenta colored rose with text "welcome to the magentaverse"

Pantone has spoken! In December 2022, the color industry standard announced Viva Magenta as the 2023 Color of the Year. Pantone is one of the biggest names in the design and printing industries, best known for its Pantone Matching System. Every year, designers and artists spanning the fashion, beauty, technology, and home sectors look forward … Read more

Remembering Abby

Friends, we have bittersweet news to share. Abby Donaldson, our beloved family and team member, passed away peacefully on November 25, surrounded by her family. She had a mercifully short battle with cancer; in fact, just the day before she was cavorting with her Golden cousins at Thanksgiving and even stole a brownie off the … Read more

ASID Award for Waterside Oasis

Large neutral kitchen island with ten barstools

Today we’re wrapping up our ASID award series with another vacation home. We were tasked with designing a home that can host and entertain a crowd. The kitchen acts as the heart of the home with its impressive hosting capabilities. Gathering in the kitchen is made possible by the swivel chair seating area, banquette, and … Read more

Award-Winning Kiawah Renovation Home

We have another award-winning Kiawah home to share with you today! This renovated vacation home was awarded first place for a primary residence. We were asked to renovate this family’s vacation home into an updated retirement home. The primary goal was to make the home feel new while also incorporating years of family vacation memories.  … Read more

ASID Award for Charleston Condominium

The American Society of Interior Design (ASID) recently presented MDI with four Excellence in Design Awards for four of our recent projects. This week we will walk you through one of our award-winning homes. Our Downtown Dockside condominium was awarded first place for a residence under 3500 square feet. These waterfront condominiums were built in … Read more

Charleston Interior Designer Wins Four ASID Awards

Large neutral kitchen island with ten barstools

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) celebrated MDI with four Design Excellence Awards. These awards highlight projects that successfully meet client objectives through creativity and problem-solving. View our 2022 ASID awards here and stay tuned for more in-depth features of each of these homes and how we overcame potential challenges! Downtown Dockside 1st place- … Read more

Meet Mikala

Today we’d like to introduce you to Mikala Kuchera, a senior designer here at MDI. Mikala is from Florida and attended University of Florida for Journalism and Communications. After college, she ventured up to New York City, where she spent ten years working in the fashion and design industry. After an exciting career at Vogue, … Read more