It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Time for our annual list of our favorite coffee table books. The MDI team loves beautiful coffee table books because they’re inspiring, fun to give and get as gifts, and look great stacked up in a cozy living room or guest room. So – without further ado, here’s our 2018 list of favorite coffee table books:
With shorter daylight hours and a chill in the air, we get an almost irresistible urge to make some changes to our interior spaces that will sustain us until it’s beach weather again. Here are some of our favorite interior design trends for fall:
In Charleston, interior design coffee table books are more than just decoration. A beautiful photo book is the perfect companion for a slow afternoon in the bed swing with a pile of pillows and a glass of sweet tea. Inspiring coffee table books are also good places to get inspiration when you want to refresh your interiors just a little.
Crisp, sophisticated whites, grays, and indigos have dominated interior design trends in the last few years. While these combinations never go out of style, warm colors are making their way into Charleston interiors. Driven by the popularity of blush pinks and rose gold, we’re seeing the addition of toasty mustards, deeper shades of rose, terra cotta, rust, and even salmon (a perennial Charleston favorite).
MDI’s Beth Black had a great time hanging out at Charleston Fashion Week this year. Held every spring in Marion Square, Charleston Fashion week showcases emerging designers as well as nationally recognized designers. Runway events and parties are glamorous – Charleston style.
Wallpaper gives a room a big shot of personality and energy, and we’re loving the new trends. Modern wallpaper is ultra stylish, easy to install, and easy to remove when your tastes change. There are nearly infinite choices these days – so many in fact that we have an entire room devoted just to a library for wallpaper samples. Here’s how our team, some of the best interior designers in Charleston, used wallpaper in recent projects:
Our favorite paint colors are like our favorite people: Always nice to be with and never overbearing. When choosing paint, it’s important to try a big test patch in the room, both near a window and in the darkest part.
Accessories can inspire an entire space or can be the perfect finishing touch. We definitely have our favorites, and our new design studio gives us plenty of room to display all of the decor accessories that we love. Here are some of our favorite accessories:
We’ve put the finishing touches on our newly renovated and expanded design studio and we couldn’t be happier. Our studio is our home away from home. It’s where we develop relationships, create, dream, and get inspired. This larger space gives us plenty of room to spread out vision boards, meet with clients, and display one-of-a-kind treasures and favorite accessories. (Stay tuned for a post on our current favorite accessories!)
Houseplants are enjoying a massive resurgence in interior design, and rightly so.