Interior Design Blog - McMullin Design Group - Cherry Hill, NJ

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…

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…