Interior Design Blog - McMullin Design Group - Haddonfield, NJ

Belly On Up: The Best Metal Barstools for your Buck

Posted by Bridget McMullin on September 28, 2016

Forget those horrid black metal barstools! These hot metal classics will rev up your kitchen island with some sophisticated flair. Sunpan’s Stanley Barstool with Cowhide Made of plastic, cowhide and stainless steel, this lightweight barstool will add a punch of texture and hipness to your otherwise quiet kitchen. Safavieh Couture Kian Barstool Brass is back!  Embracing the change will bring a whole new design element to your home.  Black and brass is a sophisticated and…

Diary of a Designer: Girl PLEASE! Don’t Tell Me You Have a $20,000 Kitchen Budget and Want a Sub-Zero Refrigerator.

Posted by Bridget McMullin on September 13, 2016

The top pet peeve of every designer, contractor, kitchen cabinet supplier, and all other professional service providers in my industry:  People NOT being realistic about their budget! I’m going to get honest here, kitchens don’t cost $20,000 anymore. Maybe if you go to IKEA and plan a whole DIY kitchen, you might be able to pull it off.  I prove otherwise below, and many other blogs and articles will also bring you back to reality…

8 Pillows That Make The Designers at MDG Happy

Posted by Bridget McMullin on June 21, 2016

A pillow is the perfect design tool.  It’s quick and easy to replace, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune, and it makes a BIG impact in a room.  You can change your pillows with the season. Heck, you can change your pillows when you change your mind.  No one is judging! Pillows can start a design conversation or can be the last element to find for a space.  Next time you are ready to…

Five Reasons To Order Custom Window Treatments

Posted by Bridget McMullin on June 07, 2016

Did you think that all window treatments were the same?  You thought wrong.  Here are five great reasons to order custom window treatments for your home. Because they fit just right. We all know that when a suit is tailored to your body it looks amazing.  The same is true for your window treatments.  Ready-made treatments are made to fit the most windows possible.  I say “fit” with a grain of salt, as sheering a…

Vanity Envy – Five Must Have Vanities for your Powder Room!

Posted by Bridget McMullin on May 24, 2016

A great vanity sets the tone for any bathroom. These designer consoles are a fine step above the pressed board “miracles” sold online or in big box stores. A carved chest front with storage makes this Ambella Home piece updated and unique. Marble and metal translate to a classic look that could be modern or traditional!  I’ve been waiting for the perfect client for this new beauty also from Ambella Home. The curved legs say…

Beautiful Bathrooms- Before & After

Posted by Bridget McMullin on May 16, 2016

Nothing can beat a great “Before and After” collage!  It’s like a movie fashion montage… but for houses.  Here are some recent MDG bathroom projects with suggested budget numbers should you want to complete a similar renovation in your home. Going for Gold Our clients replaced everything except the bathtub!   This original bathroom was well over 40 years old.  There may have been a few updates over the years, but not much was done to…