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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Pantone’s Colors of the Year – Vignette by Vignette – at January Market

Steve and Jill attended January Market at AmericasMart earlier this month, and had the pleasure of visiting the Pantone Design Exhibition – they were so taken with the signature vignettes and the color forecasting, they knew we’d have to do a quick photo recap here on the blog for steve mckenzie’s!

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The vignettes unveiled at January Market were curated by some fabulous tastemakers in the design industry; many of whom are friends of steve mckenzie’s…

Space by Heather Hogan Roberts of Ivy & Vine
Space by Heather Hogan Roberts of Ivy & Vine
Space by Tami Ramsay and Krista Nye Schwartz of Cloth & Kind - photo by Rue magazine
Space by Tami Ramsay and Krista Nye Schwartz of Cloth & Kind – photo by Rue magazine
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Space by Janie Hirsch of J. Hirsch Interior Design
Space by Jamie Durie of Durie Design - photo from New Growth Designs
Space by Jamie Durie of Durie Design – photo from New Growth Designs
Amazing table by Rablabs in the Habachy Designs space - photo by Rablabs
Amazing table by Rablabs in the Habachy Designs space – photo by Rablabs
Robert Lelux, of Southern Style Now
Robert Leleux, of Southern Style Now
Space by Shaun Smith of Shaun Smith Home - photo by Modern History Furniture
Space by Shaun Smith of Shaun Smith Home – photo by Modern History Furniture

Amazing spaces by Kristin Alber, of Kristin Alber Design and Michel Boyd, of Michel Smith Boyd Interiors, were also part of the Pantone exhibit.

It’s so exciting to see so many familiar names within these fabulous spaces – and we hope you all find them as inspiring as we did!

In addition to viewing these stunning vignettes, exhibit visitors were also treated to a first display of Pantone’s colors of the year, Rose Quartz and Serenity. Here’s a look back at the annual colors since 2010:

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Check out our “Pantone Colors of 2016” Houzz Ideabook, which showcases Steve’s latest fabric collection Garden Boquet, featuring tones of Rose Quartz.

If you’re looking for help incorporating color in to your space – look no further than the steve mckenzie’s design team; we’d love to work with you on your design projects this year!