3.27.2015

Sprinkles Sprinkles Sprinkles


I love my friends.
No, seriously. Like LOVE them. 
I'm so incredibly blessed to call them mine, and have experienced so so so many of life's biggest triumphs and tragedies and beautiful moments and wonderful surprises with them.
We've all been friends since freshman year at UGA (13 years ago!!!!) so they're no stranger to my blog or my Instagram account. 
Honestly, if you know me, then chances are, you know all of them too. 

There are 8 mommies in our big group, 4 of which are preggie right now. Three of them are on baby numero dos, so we decided to have a lil sprinkle for them, and a full on shower for the new mommy-to-be. 

Here, I am sharing a few {grainy} iPhone pics of the precious, colorful sprinkle we did for them a few weeks ago at La Madeline (Hello, tomato soup). Its so fun that our moms have all gotten to be good friends too, and having the whole group there was just a ball.

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We set the tables in a private room with favors, fun straws, and lively flowers. 


I made some pretty cute flower arrangements for the occasion using pink carnations, lavender daisies, yellow roses, and gorgeous coral parrot tulips. 


Polka dots were everywhere, lining the tables and draped from the chandelier. Our friend Jill and her mama sewed them all together - too pumped to have all these fun colors in the party stash! 


My friend Linsey of Two Crazy Cookies made the adorable and delicious thumbprint cookies with colorful sprinkles on top. 


There are two girls and a boy on the way, and it was so fun to watch them open all the adorable baby goodies! 


Our friend Kim, the super-chef, made this delicious and adorable sprinkle cake for dessert. Tissue dots were across the table for color! 


And here's our group - the best friends ever! 
Kim, Renee, Lauren, Me, Hollie, and Jill are in back. 
And our "sprinkled" mamas on front: Meredith, Glenn, and Meghan 


3.09.2015

Another Move on the Books :)


Weekend before last, we moved from our house on the water to another house here in Gainesville. 
It was a big decision to move away from the lake for us, but we are thrilled to be a part of such a fun, young neighborhood now, and in a house that has all of the old character I could ever want. Built in the 1940's, and extensively updated and renovated, we are already having a ball making it our own. Henry is super happy with the neighborhood and our great yard, and that's all we could hope for! 

Of course, we already miss our other house too - its easy for the tears to come when I think about all that happened in that house over the 3 years we were there, but we left it better than we found it, and made so many wonderful memories there with our family and friends. 

I am going to be sharing a TON of what I've got going on at the "new" house, promise. Sorry for the lack of blogging, but I am still knee deep in boxes, and my little 22 month old isn't so keen on mommy hanging plates instead of playing with trains. 

I'll be posting a bunch more pics and client deets on my new Maggie Griffin Design Instagram account. Ya'll head on over and click "follow" so you wont miss any of the fun stuff. 




Here's the front of our "new" house 



And of course, the ONLY room close to "finished" is Henry's space :)) 


2.23.2015

Coral, Cream, and Gray: Gorgeous Master Bedroom


This mood board and plan has been one of my favorites so far. I loved the quiet color scheme, and it pulled me from my natural inclination toward blues. 

The shades of soft apricot, gray, cream, white and a pop of gilver metallic make this space fun, soft, and anything but boring. 

I use matelasses for my clients all.the.time. Its hard to beat a good white one that can be thrown in the wash and bleached if need be. And a folded duvet at the foot of a bed, filled with down, will always be welcoming. 


2.20.2015

A Soothing Master Bedroom in shades of Blue, Cream, and White


Big shocker, I know.
Another master bedroom with a mix of blues, creams, white and a touch of texture. 
:) 

This master bedroom plan allowed for the only pattern to be on the windows in the form of the blue and cream medallion print. It's one of my favorite fabrics and I have used it in about every color way available. 

A classic duvet with embroidered edges just calls for a monogram in the center, don't you think? 
And its hard to beat a natural linen for the bedskirt and a few euro shams. 
Soothing gray/green/blue on the walls, and voila! You've got a chic, classic, serene boudoir. 


2.18.2015

A Blue, Cream, and Chinois Master Bedroom



When planning master bedrooms, I seem to naturally gravitate toward blues and creams. This master bedroom mood board and plan was no exception: a chic Chinese pattern, Belgian linen, a classic buffalo check, and a blue and white damask. 
Soft, serene with a hint of chinois. 
Just my style. 
:) 


2.16.2015

Gallery Wall Install: Original Artwork


Gallery walls will always be chic to me. 
Especially when you have so much fabulous art to design one with!  

I was practically salivating at all of the fabulous pieces in this client's collection. Individually her paintings are all gorgeous, but displayed together, they really sing! 
Mixed media of watercolor, oil, acrylic, prints...she has so many pretty ones! 

I spent a day at this client's home arranging bookshelves, hanging art, moving furniture around...it was too fun! 

Here's what I did in the grasscloth-walled library over the fun leather chesterfield style sofa. 


Here's how it began...


And, how it ended. :)) 


Oh, and I took a cue from my girl Martha Stewart by arranging these books by spine color - I think it creates order and interest at the same time. Tucked between are tiny talismans, objets de art, and tribal figurines from traveling. 
A fun display indeed! 






2.09.2015

A Fun Living Room {Before and After!}


I recently fluffed this living room, and I am nutso over the soothing colors we used to freshen it up! 
The homeowners desired a more adult space with sophisticated furniture and accessories - it was time to say goodbye to the college pieces. 

I love the way the room came together, and hope you guys do too! 



It's amazing how symmetry can immediately make a space feel more complete and balanced. 


Lest we not forget the BEFORE: 


And more AFTER shots: 


Layered rugs, a classic barley twist coffee table, and a ever-great-looking 3 cushion sofa ground the space. A pair of chic roman shades, fabulous lamps and end tables, and the french barrel chairs complete the soft look. Throw pillows in blues, turquoise, gray and white pull from the rest of the house - you guys know I love my throw pillows! 




A gorgeous Renee Bouchon original painting accents a corner - love love love the pop of color here! 


A few more detail shots around the room: 







2.06.2015

Neutrals on Neutrals: Layering for a Master Suite


A master bedroom should be restful, calming, and relaxing. 
But less on color and more on texture should be no excuse for skimping on style. 
For this client, we are planning a neutral palette of taupe, chocolate brown, cream and white. 
An antique rug will ground the space underfoot, while a pair of classic mirrors over the nightstands will reflect the gourd lamps' light. Toss pillows on the bed and settee inspire comfort, and a monogrammed embroidered duvet will always be a classic. Balancing the soft edges are a rustic iron and wood chandelier with a trio of antlers. 



2.03.2015

MAJA Kitchen Reno: Before and After


If you guys have been following my Instagram feed (thanks to those that do!), then you saw a little peek into this gorgeous kitchen last week! 

I had a ball as the designer for this space, and loved working with these homeowners to achieve their goals for the breakfast area and the kitchen. We began with a small galley style kitchen. The homeowners desired more space and, most of all, an updated kitchen that brought them into 2015. 
Our design was collaborative, but they trusted me too...and I can confidently report that they're thrilled with the outcome! And as my job often does, we've now moved into bathroom renovations, furniture, upholstery, window treatments, and more. My kinda fun all the way around! 

Below you can see a bit of how the room basically quadrupled in size - everything to the left of that center beam was once an exterior side porch, charming but unused. We closed that in to add more square footage to the kitchen and configure enough space for the large center island, arguably the "center" of the house. 

Classic bell jar lanterns now hang over the island, taking a nod to the traditional style of the rest of the home. Brick pavers are always a good idea to me, and I love the contrasting patterns with the new flooring and existing style. 

Creamy white cabinets with traditional moldings now line the walls, along with gorgeous stainless steel appliances, a wavey pattern subway tile backsplash and a creamy taupe granite with flecks of black and brown. 

A fun afternoon was spent fluffing, hanging, and photographing the space so I could share it with you guys! 

Take a peek at the finished product below: 





And just for comparison's sake, here are the BEFORE images of the breakfast nook and the previous galley style kitchen: 
MAJOR transformation! 

BEFORE


AFTER


AFTER


BEFORE 



AFTER 


One of my favorite elements in the space (there are so many!) is the hammered copper sink! 
A stand-out piece for sure! 



A few detail shots around the kitchen...
Blue and White + pine = my faves! 





The sink is absolutely lovely, and I am thrilled that we agreed upon it. 






Close-ups of the tile, countertops, cabinetry, flooring, and more







And a few more shots to share: 







I am thankful to have these homeowners as clients, and super thankful that they trusted me with their gorgeous kitchen. 
Hope you guys enjoyed the mini-tour!