8.29.2014

OMG! {Feature Friday!!!!}


I am maja excited! 

The fabulous Kristin Krason of my favorite blog 6th Street Design School is featuring my house on her site today for Feature Friday!!! 

EEEEKKKK!

I'm super humbled, and honored too, by her sweetly letting me be a part of this fun blog series
I look forward to her FF posts every week, and am so happy to be in such great company. 



Kristin graciously featured our first house too. :))
In case you missed it, click here



8.27.2014

FABRIC mini-SALE!


Ok, it's that time again!
My fabric stash is outgrowing its space, and I need to purge. 
If you see something you'd like to purchase, please email me at MaggieGriffinID@gmail.com
I would prefer an email over a comment on this post - and you'll get a faster reply! :) 

Most of the fabric remnants are enough for a pillow or two. 
Some, a nice 26x26" euro...and some a sweet little lumbar. 

If it's pillows you are after, and you like one of the fabrics shown below, I can have the pillows made for you as well. Local pick-up/delivery and out of town shipping. 
I use PayPal to invoice. :) 

I am stating fabric costs only here. 
If interested in having pillows made, inserts, labor and shipping are additional costs.

Bengal Bazaar Graphite - SOLD
enough for a fun statement pillow in 20x20 with solid gray back
$20


2 yards of white and brown graphic print
enough for 2 24x24" pillows or even a few chair seats on a porch
indoor/outdoor
$20



Poetical by Barbara Barry for Kravet - SOLD
gray and white linen
Plenty for two 24x24 pillows
$22



Chocolate brown and white hash-mark print
plenty for 2 24x24 or even 26x26 pillows
$15



House of KWID Sand Imperial Trellis by Schumacher 
too pretty to discard! Only enough for a small lumbar
$15



True pink linen
enough for one 24x24 pillow
$18



coral and white lattice print - SOLD
plenty for several 24x24 pillows, chair seats, barstool cushions, etc
indoor/outdoor
$35



Bansuri Bramble by Kravet - Partially SOLD
I have quite a bit of this fabric. Enough for several pillows, and even a twin or full size bedskirt
Cappucino, slate blue and white linen
$75



Periwinkle blue stars on white background
Schumacher Star in Sky
So cute for a nursery or child's room. Enough for a few pillows
$25



Solid blue raw silk
enough for several pillows or to use as pillow backs with star fabric above
$12





white and gray watery zig-zag/ chevron
enough for two 24x24 pillow fronts with solid backing - so cute with a bright color on back...hot pink, cobalt blue, emerald green or chartreuse 
$10



Textured basket weave
enough for two pillows with solid backs - great way to bring in texture to a space
$12



House Of KWID by Schumacher Imperial Trellis in dark charcoal and parchment color way
Plenty to make at least 2 26x26 euros, maybe even three if you use solid backing
$38



Thibaut South Sea Toile 
Raspberry pink with white scene
I have quite a bit of yardage of this fabric....enough for several pieces in a bedroom.
Please email me if interested in more than pillows
$85



8.26.2014

Living Room Switcheroo



Remember my sister in law's gorgeous living room from last week?
Here's her other living space's transformation too!

The BEFORE:


And the AFTER:

Much more balanced and polished. 
Proportionately, rearranging this room made a HUGE difference.
We didn't add anything "new" here except the small chair and ottoman....again, from Grandmother's house. :)
The cute club chair and ottoman had an original chintz on it. It was positively vintage, but we needed it to be more in tune with the fun concept we had for this room. A soft gray canvas duck suits the room perfectly.

Moving the lamps and bamboo tables in from the other room, as well as the coffee table, now gives us a sense of balance and symmetry. Flanking the mirror, prints and plates balance the large wall. 

The antique camel back sofa, a piece from Mimi (the other grandmother), was kept classic with a black and white ticking stripe.... not that the navy and maroon original upholstery didn't work. ;) 


I found these arm chairs at an antique mall...the lines were fun, and they begged me for a makeover. 
A can of white spray paint + black and white spots = insta-glam

The gold and white damask dhurrie rug pulls the whole room together, adding a layer of softness. 



I scooted the antique buffet to the small wall near the front door and added a little vignette with vases, boxes, books, and artwork. 
Maja personality punch! 


Have you recovered any of your grandmother's furniture?
Or do you have a lot of her pieces in your home?


8.25.2014

A Sweet Nursery for a Baby Girl


When planning this nursery, we didn't know if there would be a prince or princess to come home to it. 
Since the parents to be, some of my best friends, wouldn't be finding out what they were having, we decided on a color scheme of pretty, soft neutrals: creams, whites, grays, and oatmeals. A scheme that could easily be accented with pink or blue once they were all home from the hospital. 

Baby GIRL has arrived and she now has a sweet, monochromatic room with a touch of pink.
And it's just as pretty and soft as she is! 

The large window is framed by white and taupe striped panels with a contrasting gray grosgrain trim along the inside edges. The rocker, a family heirloom, sits beside a pair of nesting tables and a fabo gray gourd lamp. 


The putty wall color, bright white trim, and contrasting gray doors are perfect with the neutral color scheme. I especially love it all with the gray and cream rug! 


A traditional white spindle shelf now holds those precious baby things...books, antique silver cups, dolls, and frames. 


A classic white dresser and bamboo mirror will grow with baby girl! 


Beautiful Beatrix Potter paintings - painted by baby girl's talented maternal grandmother - hang over the sweet white crib. 
The bedding, another mix of taupe, white, and cream is now accented by a precious pink crib sheet. 


A few more deets:






Hope y'all have a great weekend! 

8.21.2014

A Gray, Cream, and Blue Room for a Baby Boy


Hello, Baby Boom.
Hello, Dream Job.

How lucky am I?!?!
I get to help my friends/clients design spaces for their little ones on the way.
Geez, I could cry with how blessed I feel to do what I do. 
I absolutely love helping my clients make their houses feel like home. And to do it for a baby who's almost here, well, its just such a treat. 

The mommy to be and I decided on a color palette of gray, cream, and a hint of blue for this nursery. Her love of animals would be paramount, and my love for mixing styles would be conveyed too. 

Check it out:


The gorgeous bed is classic and sophisticated, and the higher back makes for an easy focal point. 
A rustic pine dresser holds all those darling baby essentials, and the large lattice print rug gives a nod to the mod. 

Black accents lean to the industrial look in the handsome light fixture, the bold drapery rod, and the tall bookshelf (shown down below). 



Full, double width cream linen panels + a classic linen glider and ottoman = soft and comfy for baby



The natural wood trough gives a perfect resting spot for all those adorable soft animals, and the woven basket leaves room for toys and books.


We chose to keep the bedding clean and crisp, and settled on a gray-blue and cream basket weave woven geometric for both the crib skirt and bumper. The crib sheet is a small print in yellow and white. 







Adorable animal prints flank the bed and a precious mobile of felt elephants dangles over the crib. 



I love this oversized, soft Mr. Elephant - he's perfect for play time and cuddles! 


The bookshelf is one of those fabulous grow-with-baby pieces. It can be used indefinitely, really, as baby boy transitions to a big boy room and then even later. 
But not to rush time, for now the shelf displays sweet, sentimental pieces. 


Hope you enjoyed this reveal...this nursery was a joy to do! 

8.18.2014

A living room re-do: Before & After


I've been working with this client for some time now...getting our lists made, a few family furniture  pieces recovered, a few things painted, new stuff ordered....and now I am thrilled to show you what progress we've made. 

It's been an extra fun project as my client is my sister in law. :) 

We've had fun getting this done together, and I am excited to show you guys how far its come. 

Here's the BEFORE:



And the DURING: 


And now the AFTER: 


Now, the room feels much more pulled together, finished, and polished. 

We had the two old wing backs, Grandmother's chairs (literally), recovered to now flank the fireplace. 
And an time tested sofa got a maja makeover with a new basket weave linen. Color from the lamps and pillows give fun accents to the otherwise neutral room. 


Here it is again.
That fabulous hide that can be found in many of my interiors. ;) 
This time, it's a gold flecked albino hide layered over a fabo jute rug and under an even more fabo acrylic coffee table. 
Hubba hubba. 


It's sophisticated, classic, and a little bit glam. 
Like the homeowner herself. 


A few detail shots:






Oh, and in case you guys missed it, here's another peek at the awesome gallery wall in the entry.
I had a ball planning this spot and laying out all the pieces....many of them heirlooms, painted by family. 


Stay tuned for more on her house next week!