Vanity Envy – Five Must Have Vanities for your Powder Room!

A great vanity sets the tone for any bathroom. These designer consoles are a fine step above the pressed board “miracles” sold online or in big box stores. A carved chest front with storage makes this Ambella Home piece updated and unique. Marble and metal translate to a classic look that could be modern or traditional!  I’ve been waiting for the perfect client for this new beauty also from Ambella Home. The curved legs say traditional but the multiple finishes say right now!  Your plumbing fixtures, mirror, and hardware will define which way your decorating focus goes with this beauty… Read More

Beautiful Bathrooms- Before & After

Nothing can beat a great “Before and After” collage!  It’s like a movie fashion montage… but for houses.  Here are some recent MDG bathroom projects with suggested budget numbers should you want to complete a similar renovation in your home. Going for Gold Our clients replaced everything except the bathtub!   This original bathroom was well over 40 years old.  There may have been a few updates over the years, but not much was done to bring style to this tired bath.   The extra-long cabinet was custom made, the stone used was a higher grade, the back wall tile was an… Read More

Bathroom Renovation Budgets – A Dose of Reality (NOT Reality TV)

For the next few weeks we will be concentrating on Bathrooms.  This will include small ones, big ones, and even what they cost. At MDG we find that generally our clients are unaware of the cost of renovating a bathroom.  Misinformed by unrealistic television renovation shows, $10,000-$15,000 seem to be the numbers that most people expect, which leaves them unpleasantly surprised when we discuss the actual costs of these spaces.  We always have to remind our customers that they live in the Northeast and not in Texas where every renovation seems to cost $15,000. Bathrooms & Kitchens are, hands down,… Read More

Being Bold!

  Grey is the new beige……and we are sooooooo over it!  Sure, we can do grey.  We do grey every day.  Grey and navy, grey and powder blue, grey and spa blue… you get the idea. At this year’s High Point Market we were inspired by the spaces that showed color!  They were bold, inspirational, and fresh.  Color stood out while the grey and boring showrooms left Kristen and I feeling uninspired.  Unremarkable would be a better descriptor.   While Joanna Gaines flash-in-the-pan “Texas” style permeated the ad space, it also seemed that the furniture vendors were racing to following the… Read More