We (Steve and Jill McKenzie) opened steve mckenzie’s interiors and lifestyle store in September 2012. Though the retail store closed in April 2018, McKenzie Interior Design and Steve’s art business continue in the same space. The brand offers a design sensibility that converges two fundamental influences – the graciousness that we have grown to appreciate while living in the south and our personal love for the mid-century modern aesthetic. “I feel that our experience has brought us to this moment and we have a point of view to share that celebrates beauty and comfort in the home,” says Steve.
The cornerstone of our offerings is steve mckenzie’s textile designs that are derived from the canvases of Steve’s artwork. Fabric and wall coverings are all available, including custom colors for your project. Many of Steve’s original art are in the studio plus you can visit his creative art studio to commission a piece of art. Versatile serving pieces and bar ware with Steve’s iconic patterns add a pop of color to the home or office.
Jill says, “We’ve always placed a great deal of value on the time we spend amid family and friends at home. We love to entertain, and our way is with ease, comfort and pieces we find beautiful. This is what we want to share through the products we’ve designed and carefully chosen to offer in the store.”
ON A PERSONAL NOTE
Steve served as Chief Designer for Larson-Juhl for the last 20 years, and as the CEO for the past decade. In addition, he is a mixed media artist, and since 2006, he has been selling his work professionally. Today his award-winning interior design business blends his artistic eye and business acumen to best serve his clients.
Jill’s background combines quilting, design, home making and retail. Feeding a crowd of teens or a visiting group from overseas, Jill enjoys having company and making people feel at home. Be prepared to share a good thing about your day at the table! She grew up in a family who owned Scandinavian modern furniture stores, so she understands the design process. Look for the orange bell that her parents used in their store, on Steve’s desk.