Interior Design Blog - McMullin Design Group - Haddonfield, NJ

Planning Pays off When Creating a Fun Family Space

Posted by Bridget McMullin on March 08, 2016

I can’t say it enough – planning takes patience! That being said, like many of our clients, our Cherry Hill homeowners wanted to get moving on their brand new basement right away. They had a laundry list of “must haves” including the existing pool table left by the former owners, a TV area, a play area for the kids, storage for all of the kid’s toys, a bar area for the adults, as well as…

Great Bar Ideas: Accenting Your Entertaining Space With The Perfect In-Home Bar

Posted by Bridget McMullin on February 19, 2016

When planning an entertaining space, be it a family room, living room, or kitchen, it is not unusual for homeowners to create a “bar” space.  I put the word “bar” into quotations because the concept of a traditional stand-behind bar might be all that you picture when thinking of an in-home bar.  However, there are many more ways to incorporate a bar into your space without being so literal and expected. Chances are that a…

Enhancing Your Ceiling – Three Great Tips for Ceiling Trim Details

Posted by Bridget McMullin on January 13, 2016

The simplest ceiling detail that I try to add to many of my projects is a simple “picture frame” box around the perimeter of the room.  This type of detail is so easy; the DIY goddess inside of you could take this project over in a few hours. Enhancing your home with crown moulding and ceiling detail is a great way to add value to your space.  Not many buyers complain when a house is…

Looking Up in 2016: How Ceiling Moulding can Transform your Home

Posted by Bridget McMullin on January 06, 2016

Amazing ceiling detail can mean the difference between “okay” and “wow” in any space. I had a professor while I was in college who always told us to look up and never forget about the ceiling, yet this spot is the most boring and under-utilized surface in a home. Think of how a ceiling can transport you. For example, the Renaissance beauty of the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel.  I know your home is not…

Trimming the Home: How Selecting the Right Trim Package for Your Home Enhances Value

Posted by Bridget McMullin on December 30, 2015

My cousin just bought a new home last week.  It’s a typical 1980’s construction with dry wall and clamshell moulding on the windows, doors, and base.  It has flat non-descript ceilings, a dated chair rail, and a tiny crown detail in the “formal” dining room.  The house is wonderful- the rooms are spacious and the layout in conducive for a wonderful renovation when the time is right.  But the overall home is so vanilla that you wonder…

Designing Thankfulness Everyday

Posted by Bridget McMullin on November 25, 2015

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…