Interior Design Blog - McMullin Design Group - Haddonfield, NJ

Never Choose Your Paint First!

Posted by Bridget McMullin on April 05, 2016

Please, read the title again.  As a designer, I say this on every single project.  MDG’s other designers say it on every project.  And still, clients insist on picking paint first.  I am passionate about this stance, so much so that I will stake my reputation upon this absolute statement.  Unless you have an unlimited budget that allows you to have everything custom made, you should never, EVER chose your paint first. Here are the…

You Can Never Go Wrong with These Four Wallcoverings

Posted by Bridget McMullin on March 29, 2016

Most people have a love/hate relationship with wallpaper. They love the impact, but they hate the cost. They love the options, but they hate the commitment. They want the pattern, but are scared of making a mistake. If you are phobic of wallcoverings but are open to the idea, consider these five neutral options to start your journey. A Neutral Repeat This “tiled” wallcovering from York Wallcovering almost feels like a wood grain or a…

How to Create Better Use of an Entry When Space is Limited

Posted by Bridget McMullin on March 23, 2016

The Zone of Chaos! The Magnet of Clutter! My Insanity! These are just a few descriptions of my client’s foyers.  Their words, not mine. They lament about the old days, when there was enough room.  This is usually the days before kids.   But now, everything is out of control and they are looking for a quick fix, a furniture solution, a cubbyhole paradise. I had a client a few years ago show me her back…

Welcome Home – Foyers That Set the Tone

Posted by Bridget McMullin on March 22, 2016

Sometimes a foyer is small and sometimes it is grand, but in any situation a foyer sets the tone for the rest of the home. Tiny Takes Small doesn’t mean unconsidered!  The reflective wallcovering, detailed mirror, and dainty artisan pieces make this cozy entrance feel considered. Traditional Accents Before & After:  Everything is the same and yet totally different!  By removing the dated chair rail and adding a cork wallcovering, this antique-style space now feels…

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…