Interior Design Blog - McMullin Design Group - Haddonfield, NJ

Bathroom Renovation Budgets – A Dose of Reality (NOT Reality TV)

Posted by Bridget McMullin on May 10, 2016

For the next few weeks we will be concentrating on Bathrooms.  This will include small ones, big ones, and even what they cost. At MDG we find that generally our clients are unaware of the cost of renovating a bathroom.  Misinformed by unrealistic television renovation shows, $10,000-$15,000 seem to be the numbers that most people expect, which leaves them unpleasantly surprised when we discuss the actual costs of these spaces.  We always have to remind…

Being Bold!

Posted by Bridget McMullin on May 03, 2016

Grey is the new beige……and we are sooooooo over it!  Sure, we can do grey.  We do grey every day.  Grey and navy, grey and powder blue, grey and spa blue… you get the idea. At this year’s High Point Market we were inspired by the spaces that showed color!  They were bold, inspirational, and fresh.  Color stood out while the grey and boring showrooms left Kristen and I feeling uninspired.  Unremarkable would be a…

Bar Carts that “Up the Bar”!

Posted by Bridget McMullin on April 27, 2016

Last year you couldn’t find an original bar cart to save your life!  This year’s selections seemed never ending during our visit to the Spring Season High Point Market. Here are our favorite gold accented bar carts!  They will be sure to bring a bit of sophistication and glamour to your next event. All of our great finds are always available for purchase.  Call Tina today to get pricing – 856.673.0290.

Eye Candy! Our Favorite Beds From High Point This Season

Posted by Bridget McMullin on April 19, 2016

We saw some amazing beds at High Point this season.  Which one is your dream bed? They are all so great… how do you pick just one? Wait – I know! Redo all of your bedrooms at once!

Discrimination in North Carolina

Posted by Bridget McMullin on April 18, 2016

The furniture industry has always been a “Good Ole Boys” club. Even during my years as a student, it was quite evident who ruled the roost when it came to the industry.  It became even more prevalent when I began attending High Point Market in 2007.  A women’s place was behind the desk, answering phones, and assisting the male sales force. They teetered on their stilettos walking us through the showrooms killing their feet on…

How to Keep a Construction Project on Time (Which in Return Usually Means on Budget)

Posted by Bridget McMullin on April 12, 2016

One word. PLANNING! Planning for any project takes patience.  It’s hard, especially when our clients have been waiting for years to build that perfect house or to move into their dream neighborhood.  Waiting another day to get started is always tough, especially when they realize that the HGTV half-hour timeline is not compatible with the family room/kitchen open concept vision that needs to be ready by move-in.  The Property Brothers fail to show the five…