Growing up in Indianapolis, Jill’s parents owned not only a Scandinavian furniture store, but a store selling primarily wicker pieces as well! Housed in a Victorian house in the bohemian Broad Ripple neighborhood, it was two stories chock full of wicker and rattan furniture. Jill remembers very clearly spray painting clients’ pieces in the store’s side yard… Apple Green was the #1 customer choice at the time!
As you can imagine, we are thrilled to see a resurgence of all things rattan! From the classic, iconic pieces to sleek and modern rattan, it’s easy to add this natural material into your existing decor with accessories or bolder, larger pieces. Here’s a quick round up of some favorites at steve mckenzie’s…
A modern take on this natural material; a chair as comfy as it is stunning! Also available in black.
Remember the 1970’s Apple Green? Now it’s Kiwi Green! And never looked better than on this headboard by Selamat Designs.
As you can see, rattan is back in a BIG way and we’d love to help you incorporate some of this timeless style into your own home. Reach out to the team here at steve mckenzie’s and let’s chat about how all of your wicker dreams can come true!
As you may have noticed, we’ve been up to our elbows in designer showhomes – and loving it! They’re such fun ways for our team to flex those designer muscles, work with some of our favorite brands and taking an opportunity to enjoy our industry friends while designing in the same home.
The Magnolia Designer Showhome, located in lovely Cartersville, GA, is a really special project because it benefits Advocates for Children, a non-profit organization dedicated to the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect. Advocates for Children strives to create a world where all children are respected, loved, happy, and thriving. Their goal is to bring hope and comfort to over 3,000 children and families every year in Bartow County and the surrounding North Georgia areas.
Now, the showhome doesn’t open until October 19th, but we’ve been working for some time to create an amazing space on the private terrace, off of the master bedroom. We were thrilled to have an opportunity to design an outdoor space since our showroom has been able to carry some truly fabulous outdoor furnishing brands – including Selamat and Kannoa, both of which are put to use on this terrace! Here are a few sneak peeks into our design of our Magnolia Showhome space…
Delivery day! Here, you can get an idea of our blank canvas. It’s really quite large, and one of our biggest challenges is creating a space that feels both intimate – after all, it is located right off the master suite – while providing a great use of space.
Our goal on the terrace is to create an intimate entertaining space with multiple seating areas. A cozy corner will be the ideal space for a couple to curl up, but it will easily transition to a place to host a generously sized soiree. Outdoor area rugs from Jaipur and a custom rug by Delos, based off one of Steve’s paintings, help to achieve this goal.
The overall feel for our Magnolia Showhome terrace is to offer an updated traditional style for this historic home, which will be warm and welcoming, and will allow the homeowners to use it in many different ways.
We hope you’ll plan a trip to visit this beautiful home and support such a worthy cause – plus, we can’t wait for you to experience the Master Terrace of the Magnolia Showhome by the McKenzie Design team!!