Warm Colors are Trending

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).

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Margaret Donaldson Featured on Chaddock Blog

Chaddock is an American furniture designer and manufacturer headquartered in Morganton, North Carolina. The company is well known for their customizable furniture designed by notables such as Larry Laslo, Mary McDonald and David Easton. They are perfectionists, and it shows in the quality of their work. (We’ll tell you more about that in our next blog post about the MDI team field trip to the factory.)

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Alexis Finds Life and Design Inspiration in India

As much as we love Charleston, we believe that getting out of our comfort zones is the best way to find design inspiration. In February, MDI interior designer Alexis Wilks had a fantastic opportunity to travel through India and Nepal with family.  Her stepfather founded an eye clinic in the area that serves the poor, and she was able to do a little humanitarian work as well as sightseeing.

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Design Studio Tour: Margaret Donaldson Interiors Expands

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!)

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