We are happy to tell you that Margaret Donaldson Interiors received four ASID awards last month. These were some of our favorite projects, and we are very honored to be recognized for them.

ASID Award – First Place: Residence under 3,500 sq ft – Casual Kiawah

 This was a facelift for a dated beachside home that included updating and expanding the kitchen as well as enclosing a portion of the front porch to provide space for a laundry room, elevator, and master closet. We focused on creating a livable, easy to care for, comfortable environment for our client’s family and friends to gather.

We used indoor/outdoor fabrics for all high traffic areas, created spaces that invite companionship (the peninsula seating in the kitchen, sectional on the screened porch, and secondary cozy living space upstairs), and plenty of space for family meals.

The soft blue and grey palette of the living areas plays well with the views of the ocean. By adding punches of color in the guest spaces, we preserved the soothing and cohesive palette for the client while still adding interest and fun to the less used spaces.

ASID Award – First Place: Vacation/Secondary Home – Oceanside Luxury

This new build project is situated on an ocean front lot with incredible panoramic views. The owners and the architect designed the floor plan to encapsulate the view, which inspired the V shaped floor plan the home took on. The emphasis on views from the home was a driving factor in many of the decisions throughout the process.

The clients, he a high end commercial builder and she a commercial architect, were driven by a desire for quality. Quality in craftsmanship and attention to detail as well as in the furniture pieces themselves.

The walls throughout the home feature a custom designed graduated shiplap detail, which the architect named after the clients. This achieved her goal of avoiding faux finishes and his goal of limiting drywall. The delicious color palette desired is warm neutrals (champagnes, browns, oysters, creams, greys) with hints of yellows and sea greens.

ASID Award – Second Place – Residence over 3,500 sq ft – Refined Retreat

In preparation for upcoming retirement, our clients relocated from their Charlotte, North Carolina home to a custom built South Carolina island home. We were able to include many of their existing pieces in the design of the new home, including the grand piano, which the living room was specifically laid out to accommodate. The client wanted the house to feel airy, open, and bright.

We used a color palette of light blues and yellows mixed with wood tones in the living areas, and the use of lots of glass both in windows and transoms. This large home features two guest rooms on the second level along with a game room and office. To accommodate long-term guests (after all, the house is at the beach), a guesthouse suite was created over the garage to provide privacy and autonomy for guests.

ASID Award – Honorable Mention – Singular Space – Cozy Mountain Townhouse

This project was a complete gut and remodel of an existing condo located in the mountains of rural North Carolina. The focus was on creating an open and livable space for entertaining and relaxation. As this is a secondary home, we prioritized creating a space that is easy to use and maintain.

The color scheme creates a cozy, warm, inviting atmosphere that reflects the views of the condo especially in the fall months. The scope of the project included conceptualizing the remodel alongside the design build team, selecting all finishes (cabinetry, countertops, flooring, paint colors, wood stains, etc.) and fixtures (plumbing, appliances, lighting), selecting and procuring the furniture, fabrics, and accessories in the space, and assisting with the placement and arrangement of the client’s art and accessories.

It takes our whole team to coordinate the process of designing homes that are beautiful, but also live will. We loved helping our clients make their dreams reality, and we are grateful to ASID for the recognition.