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!)
E-reader aficionados are often faced with a dilemma: Keep their pre-Kindle book collection or convert to digital and donate their stash. Margaret says – keep your books.
If you’ve got a couple of inherited oriental rugs stashed in the attic, it’s time to get them out. Persian and oriental rugs were once a staple of traditional interiors, but over the last couple of years they’ve been making an appearance in every type of design.
Need some back-to-school home organization tips? Of course, you do. From homework havens to chalkboards to mudroom cubbyholes, here’s how to keep the kids and house in order.
You don’t have to buy a new bookcase to totally change the way it looks in your home. By simply arranging your literature a little differently, you can create remarkably beautiful bookshelves by working with what you already have.
The past few days have been pretty steamy ones. As Charleston temperatures soar, we tend to retreat inside for relief. So when it comes to decor, we have the cool color white in the forefront of our minds.
Adding a pop or two of blue is the perfect way to celebrate summer or beckon blue skies when it’s gray out. Whether it’s a baby blue wall, a turquoise chair, or aquarium blue throw pillows, there are plenty of options to help brighten the mood while embracing the blues.
Palu is a home furnishings company out of Seattle, and their pieces have popped up in our designs quite a bit of late. We admire their pristine craftsmanship and affordable prices, prices that make it possible to accommodate tight budgets but still provide beautiful products that our clients adore. I’d love to share with you some of the specific pieces we’ve used around town and hopefully introduce you to a new collection that you and your home may connect with and enjoy someday, too.
Hickory Chair is a fine furniture manufacturer based in Hickory, North Carolina—only about four hours away from our humble headquarters in Charleston, South Carolina. We at Margaret Donaldson Interiors have long been fans of the exemplary craftsmanship the furniture design company has produced over the past 100 (yes, 100!) years, and we’re proud that they’re not only in the USA but also in the South.
Four Interior Designers Went to Market
A couple of weeks ago, my MDI colleagues and I ventured up to neighboring North Carolina to attend the High Point Market—the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world. There, we discovered countless remarkable pieces that caught our eye for one reason or another.