#FlashbackFriday steve mckenzie’s edition…

We’re throwing it back a bit on this Friday, featuring some recent happenings here at steve mckenzie’s. As always, we’re beyond grateful when McKenzie Designs is featured or when the happenings here at the steve mckenzie’s showroom are brought into the limelight!

steve mckenzie’s appears TWICE in the April 2017 issue of House Beautiful!

That’s the Le Cadeaux “Havana” plate right in the center!

We are pinching ourselves here to have been featured two times in the most recent issue of one of our very favorite shelter publications, House Beautiful – especially to see Steve’s name in “The Experts” section!

McKenzie Designs “Bold, Bright and Beautiful” renovation featured on StyleBlueprint

Click here to check out the full feature of our recent Candler Park renovation and let us know which part is your favorite in the comments below. You won’t be surprised to learn that French Blue range from La Cornue was the top feature for us!

It’s a “Garden Party” in the April 2017 issue of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

We’re delighted to see our Jardin Extraordinaires collection by Gien in this absolutely gorgeous spread in the latest issue of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. This feature is putting us in the spirit of springtime!

You’re invited to our Spring Tea & Open House!

Last, but certainly not least, is our Spring Tea & Open House event at the steve mckenzie’s showroom this Wednesday. As you can see from the details above, it’s going to provide an extraordinary time! We hope you can join us – please share your RSVP with us by clicking here or on either of the event images.

Thank you for joining us on this little #FlashbackFriday of recent press and look ahead at what’s sure to be a pretty fantastic event! We hope to see you in the steve mckenzie’s showroom soon.

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THIS Weekend: Holiday Open House at steve mckenzie’s!

Please join us in our showroom this weekend for the steve mckenzie’s Holiday Open House! We have extended hours for your convenience – we’re open until 7pm tonight and are now open Sundays (12-4pm) through the holidays, so there’s no excuse for you not to find the perfect gift!

See all the details of our fabulous Open House event and make plans to visit us this weekend:

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And, we’ll even gift wrap your selections in signature steve mckenzie’s style… It’ll be all ready to gift, at no added cost. Be sure to RSVP for our Holiday Open House via this link to receive a special, in-store discount.

There are still a few spots left for our magnolia bouquet class tomorrow morning, so if you find yourself with a bit of time, do yourself a favor and join us for this fun and creative workshop!!

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We’re so looking forward to this festive weekend and events and happenings at the steve mckenzie’s showroom and are thrilled to have our friend Mandy Rye of Waiting on Martha along for all this excitement – hope to see you in store soon too!!

Nostalgia & NARS Cosmetics

Last month, Jill attended the opening of the newest NARS cosmetics boutique – located in the Shops of Buckhead. The event, hosted by steve mckenzie friend Mandy Kellogg Rye, was such a pleasure to attend and brought Jill back to her days working for Elizabeth Arden…

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Mandy & Jill

Cosmetics are much like interior design – is it an absolute necessity? Perhaps not, but when you feel beautiful, you radiate confidence, and are ready to tackle your dreams. Same for a beautiful space, life is calmer, smoother and you can focus on your goals.

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NARS offers some fantastic products, and their color palette – to die for. Not to mention the cheeky packaging. It’s enough to lift your spirits if you’re having a bad day!

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A bit about Fancois Nars, the creator of NARS:

Francois Nars’ creative vision, which launched NARS Cosmetics with 12 iconic lipsticks in 1994, inspires self expression and imaginative artistry through an unexpected, no-rules philosophy of beauty. As one of the most influential image-makers in the world, Francois’ signature boundary-pushing approach to makeup manifests from the palette to the product name to the campaign photograph itself—continuing to bring high-fashion, high-style, and forward thinking to beauty. With every product, endless opportunities for self expression: “don’t hold back. Be bold. It encourages others to do the same.”
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If you’re in the area, check out the new space. It’ll leave you feeling inspired – and the team there will give you an effortless makeup routine.

Here’s to fabulous design, not only for your home, but also for your most personal canvas, your face!

A Sensational Summit with The Southern Coterie

Steve and Jill attended and presented at The Southern Summit, hosted by the folks over at The Southern Coterie, last month in Charleston – and it was an absolute delight!

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A highlight for them was the luncheon workshop they hosted, in conjunction with Atlanta Magazine: Home editor-in-chief Betsy Riley, where they shared with guests the basics one needs to effortlessly achieve gracious living and how to tailor seasonal tablescapes without breaking the bank.

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During this workshop, Steve and Jill offered participates a list of items that should always be on hand to create a warm, memorable design for their tabletops. This way, they’d be ready to host with only a moment’s notice.

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Grocery store flowers were taken from “meh” to magnificant during the workshop, in a centerpiece makeover, which guests really seamed to enjoy.

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Four tablescapes were designed for the presentation, one for each season. The summer table setting closed out the luncheon gathering, and wase used as inspiration for the next day’s luncheon for all 325 summit attendees.

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Together, Steve and Jill designed all of the tables for the summit’s feature luncheon, which took place at the beautiful, historic William Aiken House.

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But, as you know it takes a village to achieve such stunning results and a number of vendors came together to make the luncheon space so lovely. They include, Vietri dinnerware, Dot and Army linens, Royal Crown Derby fine china, Le Jacquard Francais table linens, Sasha Nicholas dinnerware, and The Vine, who provided an array of glorious succulents for the centerpieces.

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The Southern Coterie is an impressive gathering of Southern entrepreneurs and tastemakers, and we were elated to have been in such esteemed company at The Southern Summit! Some of the other presenters were Eddie Ross, Libbie Summers, Mandy Kellog Rye, Kristy Tiglias of Southern Living, Brian Hart Hoffman of Hoffman Media, Julianne Taylor and Holly Hollingsworth Phillips. Many on this list are friends of our ours, and some have even been tastemakers here, on the blog for steve mckenzie’s – such a fantastic group!!

Steve with Mandy Rye
Steve with Mandy Rye

Mandy Rye – of Waiting on Martha fame – presented on building your brand with social media (a personal highlight for Steve and Jill), and she will be doing an intensive social media seminar here in Atlanta. It’s very limited, and one day only (June 17), so sign up ASAP if you’re interested. steve mckenzie’s will be hosting a kickoff cocktail party the evening before Mandy’s seminar, so put it on your calendar… Details forthcoming.

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If this sounds like fun, that’s because it was! And next year, you should be a part of it! Thanks to all of our friends – new and old – who we enjoyed at The Southern Summit, and thanks to The Southern Coterie for inviting us to participate in this memorable event. We left feeling energized and inspired!