Sneak Peek of the steve mckenzie’s Space at the Magnolia Designer Showhome…

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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Our design will be on showcase with a slew of other amazing interior designers, including our friends Beverly Baribault Group, Peace Design, Michel Smith Boyd, Joann Kandrac and Kelly Kole of Kandrac and Kole InteriorsYvonne McFadden and so many more!

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Magnolia Showhome – Cartersville, GA

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!!

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New looks in outdoor that’ll make it impossible to go back inside…

Although it’s been a bit gloomy in Atlanta lately, you can’t deny the season for outdoor living is here. And we’re excited to share some fantastic new looks in outdoor furniture that’ll be tough to part with when it’s time to come in for the night.

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First up, outdoor furniture by Kannoa. steve mckenzie’s is thrilled to be the exclusive showroom in the Southeast for this fantastic brand of stylish and beautifully crafted outdoor furnishings.

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Featuring clean, modern lines, Kannoa outdoor furnishings are available in a wonderful array of Sunbrella outdoor fabrics.

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Speaking of color, can we talk about the rainbow of hues these fantastic occasional tables by Kannoa?!? If these wouldn’t brighten up your poolside space, even on the dreariest of days, we don’t know what will!

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And this stunner of a chair appears formal dining room worthy – which we suppose it truly could be. However, it’s specially crafted by our friends at Selamat for use outdoors.

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These are actually aluminum frames, available in five powder coated finishes, including the dreamy turquoise and sunny yellow colors above. Ideal for adding to a fun mix of outdoor seating options!

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Now, talk about sunny yellow – this side table from Selamat will add a beautiful, sculptural touch to any outdoor space. An ideal way to add a pop of color!

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And you just can’t put your drink down anywhere… For some of us, only the most stylish options will do. Like this golden beauty from Selamat.

Sprinkle fun side tables all around your outdoor living area, and you’ll be prepared to host any gathering. Offering guests a selection of comfortable and stylish seating, along with a place to prop a beverage or small plate, will ensure a memorable event that’s effortless on your end!

Reach out to the McKenzie Design team today to talk outdoor design and learn how we can make your outdoor space a favorite room in your home!

Now, where are the cool beverages?!?

2nd Anniversary Party Details – We’ll See YOU There!

As you know, we’ve got our second anniversary party coming up this Thursday evening and we are in the midst of party prepping. But, we thought we’d take a moment and share a few details about the upcoming soiree…

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First and foremost, we need to give our friends at Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles a BIG shout out, as they’re sponsoring our event – and we’re looking forward to celebrating with many of our community’s design tastemakers, thanks to them!

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In addition to yummy southern-themed bites, we’ll be offering guests our party’s signature cocktail, the “Buckhead Betty,” thanks to the folks at American Spirit Whisky.

ASWWe’re almost as excited for this cocktail, as we are that Amercian Spirit Whisky will be relocating their distillery to Atlanta! Welcome to our new neighbors!

Although the company, food and drinks are sure to provide a lot of fun, we’ll also be previewing several new lines steve mckenzie’s is now carrying. This includes a fantastic brand of modern outdoor furnishings, Kannoa

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And a line of stunning nature-inspired accessories, by RabLabs, which includes unique photo frames, like this one:

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The team here at steve mckenzie’s has also recently acquired some stunning antique French mirrors and objets you just have to come in to see!

Finally, Steve’s new art studio and the new McKenzie Design Services studio will be on preview as well!

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We’re so thrilled for our big event coming up, and look forward to celebrating with you Thursday!