Interior Design Blog - McMullin Design Group - Haddonfield, NJ

Diary of a Designer: Coffee Table Woes

Posted by Bridget McMullin on November 30, 2017

When it comes to my home, I can sometimes be as bad as my clients when it comes to making a decision. But when my clients come to me, they’ve probably already spent way too much time picking a piece of furniture. That’s where a professional designer comes to the rescue. I swoop in, listen to their goals and VOILA! I come back with three perfect coffee tables for them to pick from. It sounds…

A Thanksgiving Meditation

Posted by Bridget McMullin on November 21, 2017

I give thanks every day for the wonderful clients that let us into their lives. Their trust in us is amazing!  Without their dreams we would not have such wonderful jobs. I give thanks every day for the talented designers that have come my way. The eclectic mix of artistic talent, technical expertise, and unique personalities have given me a very special place to call work. We all honor the space that we share and…

Welcome (Back) Kristen Joyce!

Posted by Bridget McMullin on November 02, 2017

“If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were.” – Richard Bach If you search deep enough through my photo albums on Facebook, you’ll find this gem from 2014. It’s Kristen Joyce and I faux crying at her going-away lunch. Why faux crying?  Because I knew it was only a matter of time before my sister in design would come back to the McMullin Design…

Making an Impression

Posted by Bridget McMullin on October 19, 2017

It may be cliché to say, “you only get one chance to make a first impression.” But the reason clichés become part of the lexicon is because they’re (at least partially) based in truth. The “first impression” aphorism applies to all aspects of life—from making friends to forging relationships with customers. But for my money, the area where it’s most relevant is in real estate. For the potential homeowner, a good first impression is paramount….

Welcome Kiki DuChemin to the MDG Team!

Posted by Bridget McMullin on October 06, 2017

It’s been a year of incredible growth for MDG. We are beginning to wind down our busiest year on record, and one of our newest team members has had a seamless integration, Kiki DuChemin. Kiki (Kristen–but as you know we have too many Kristens to keep track of around here) just moved here from Columbus, Ohio. Columbus, you say? They have Interior Design in Columbus? The answer is a resounding “yes!” Kiki was a huge…

Back It Up! Seating Highlights from High Point Market’s Spring 2017 Show

Posted by Bridget McMullin on May 16, 2017

Most seating options are designed to be viewed from a relatively limited number of vantage points. Owners tend to align their seating options against a wall so details on the back of the piece are ignored or thrown in as an afterthought, while the furniture designer concentrates only on those angles which are viewable from the front and sides. From large manufacturers always looking to maximize the efficiency of their processes, this makes sense. Why…