Category: News

A Thanksgiving Meditation

Posted by Bridget McMullin on November 21, 2017

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…

Welcome (Back) Kristen Joyce!

Posted by Bridget McMullin on November 02, 2017

“If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were.” – Richard Bach If you search deep enough through my photo albums on Facebook, you’ll find this gem from 2014. It’s Kristen Joyce and I faux crying at her going-away lunch. Why faux crying?  Because I knew it was only a matter of time before my sister in design would come back to the McMullin Design…

Welcome Kiki DuChemin to the MDG Team!

Posted by Bridget McMullin on October 06, 2017

It’s been a year of incredible growth for MDG. We are beginning to wind down our busiest year on record, and one of our newest team members has had a seamless integration, Kiki DuChemin. Kiki (Kristen–but as you know we have too many Kristens to keep track of around here) just moved here from Columbus, Ohio. Columbus, you say? They have Interior Design in Columbus? The answer is a resounding “yes!” Kiki was a huge…

Back It Up! Seating Highlights from High Point Market’s Spring 2017 Show

Posted by Bridget McMullin on May 16, 2017

Most seating options are designed to be viewed from a relatively limited number of vantage points. Owners tend to align their seating options against a wall so details on the back of the piece are ignored or thrown in as an afterthought, while the furniture designer concentrates only on those angles which are viewable from the front and sides. From large manufacturers always looking to maximize the efficiency of their processes, this makes sense. Why…

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…

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…