In Good Taste: M & M Interior Design

Good morning, readers! Florida friends and everyone affected by Irma, you are in our thoughts and prayers and we hope you can get back home–too minimal damage–very, very soon.

We all know that home is one of the most important foundations of our lives, and that being away from it can be difficult. One of the things that we love most about M and M Designs, owned by the talented sister duo Leslie Martin and Kim Meardon, is that they don’t just create beautiful houses. They create homes that feel eclectic and collected, perfect for everything from entertaining to playing with kids.

These huge windows add tons of light, a feeling of openness, and, quite frankly, a big, fat design challenge. These designers totally rose to the occasion, making these windows the asset that they are.

What an idyllic little office! It’s the perfect space for paying bills and the window seat not only adds comfort but also storage, which is great for filing all those papers that tend to pile up.

This kitchen feels like home. Every detail is perfectly choreographed–from the rug to the lamp to the wood island–to make this large, functional space feel cozy and comfortable.

We know open floor plans are what most people want right now, but we still love our rooms to feel separate and distinct. This charming opening between the kitchen and adjoining room is the best of both worlds!

If a nursery for one is good, a nursery for two is even better! The use of this space is perfect.

From the rug on the floor to the Bla Blas on the bed, this is the perfect little boys room that, with a couple of tiny changes, will still be perfect when he’s a big boy!

We love playrooms, but multi-purpose spaces are really the best. This chic room works well for kids and adults alike.

Speaking of multi-purpose spaces, this darling settee is kid friendly with a sweet ballerina on top, but will work just as well when she’s more into lipgloss and texting than dolls and tea parties.

What is your favorite M&M Design space? 

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10 Ways to Add Character to Your Kitchen

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Anne Decker Architect


When it comes to kitchens, we spend a lot of time thinking about the usual things. White or stainless appliances? Wood or white cabinets? Wood or tile floors? Beyond the basics, there are so many ways to make the heart of the home warm, welcoming and absolutely you. Take a peek at a few of our favorite ways to add character to the kitchen!

1. Beautiful beams. Beams instantly lend a rustic feel, interest on the ceiling and, we think, an overall cozy feeling!

Styling your kitchen
Karr Bick Kitchen & Bath


2. Add an arch. In the kitchen, the little things are everything. Arches are one of our favorite architectural details that create instant charm.

Kitchen Style
One Kings Lane


3.  Lend a personal touch with luxurious kitchenware. From china to silverware, serving trays to accessories, kitchenware is a fabulous way to express yourself in the heart of the home.

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4. Use a pot rack. Not only is a pot rack a convenient way to free up cabinet space, but it also looks fabulous.

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Karr Bick Kitchen & Bath


5. Install statement lighting. A splash of color or a fun metallic can become an instant focal point in a kitchen.

kitchen marble
Matthew Quinn Design


6. Accent with natural stone. Natural stone is a beautiful touch in a kitchen. This honed marble is absolutely stunning!

kitchen marble
Christopher Peacock Home


7. Hang your favorite art. In the land of appliances and cookware, art may not be a top priority but a well-placed piece or two adds tons of personality!

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8. Display serveware with glass front cabinets. Glass front cabinets feel light, open and airy and are a great way to display favorite service pieces, china, wine glasses or family silver.

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One Kings Lane


9. Paint cabinets a signature color. In a world where neutral cabinets are the norm, painting cabinets a statement color is a way to instantly set your kitchen apart.

kitchen range hood
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles


10. Make a splash with your range hood. From a simple microwave vent to something truly spectacular, there are so many ways to vent your kitchen. A unique, beautiful range hood like this one adds so much impact.


What is your favorite way to add character to your kitchen? Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day!


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Get Decorated!


We’re big fans of spring cleaning, and a little house zhush before summer. But, when it comes to redesigning, refreshing and making those major changes, the fall is our favorite time of year to get started. Between Halloween and Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s, it’s the time of year when family and friends are in and out, we love having fun celebrations, and we want our house to look its very best! As we all know, getting a new look can be time-consuming. Fortunately, a new design service, Get Decorated, is making it easier than ever to get expert help in a short amount of time.


In Good Taste:William McLure IV


Some designer’s work speaks for itself. William McLure, IV is one of those designers. We don’t use the term swooning often, but we are positively swooning over this work. It is luxuriously layered, perfectly patterned… Well, don’t take our word for it. Dive in and take a swim in this work that, just like jumping in the ocean, will leave you breathless.


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