We bought a house!
As a young interior designer, one of the things I’ve looked forward to the most is having the chance to be my own client. Before I was married, I couldn’t make myself commit to a home or invest in pieces because I knew at some point I would have to mesh those with my better half. Now, as newlyweds - we are so excited to be homeowners! My husband is a civil engineer so he’s all on board for a little renovation and can see (and execute) my vision…match made in heaven.
Having myself for a client will likely be the hardest challenge yet. But I am so excited for this experience to be on the other side as a client and in turn, learn so much to better myself for my clients. As we go through this process, I want to share some of the behind the scenes of our design. We just closed on our home a few weeks and are doing a few things (like painting) before we move in. During the house hunting process, in order for a house to speak to me I had to have them designed in my head to really sell me on the home (ridiculous, I know). But this house spoke to the both of us and we have a vision that I can’t wait for you guys to see.
To kick off this series of #themcgoughhome - I’m sharing some inspiration for our new home!
Even though I am not much of cook, a kitchen is an extremely important feature in a home. It holds a lot of value in resell, is a place to gather and is where a lot memories are made. Thankfully, Nelson is like my personal chef - so he also sees value in a well designed kitchen.
One of the first big projects we will take on in our new home is the kitchen. So I’m sharing below some of the styles that are currently speaking to us and are on our vision board.
We have another surprise coming (more on that later), so we will likely live in the house for a bit before we do the kitchen remodel - eventually we will take out the wall dividing it from the living space. While updating the home, we want to ensure we keep the charm and character that attracted us to this home to begin with.
This space is great and cozy. At first, it’ll just get the touch of cosmetic things like furniture, art, lighting and accessories. But in the future, we’re thinking about a master bath renovation.
This is the space that really stole my heart and I can’t wait to share it with you! You’ll see so much of The Mill : Design + Home translated into this space.
Nooks & Crannies
This house isn’t perfect and there are some design challenges I can’t wait to take head on. We’re ready to take every nook & cranny and work magic on it.
Here in the South, it is an understood rule to embrace SEC Football Saturday, you’ve got to show up and show out in your best game day get-up. To keep your focus on tailgating and enjoying the game, we’ve round up a few of our favorite stadium-approved bags that meet the dress code but don’t compromise your personal style and charm.
From cozy weekend dates to sparkling holiday celebrations, Kendra Scott
has made it easy for gift giving. With a collection of perfect pieces for every party this season, we can't wait for you to find the jewels you can't live without--
The Natalia Gold Y Necklace in Steel Gray Mix brings a memorable accent to every look. And speaking of looks, this necklace has many! Remove the charm for a metal moment or rock it as is. With a glowing succession of stones and a bold chain, this gold Y necklace perfectly balances modernity and timelessness. You'll love the understated glam (and options!) of the Natalia Gold Y Necklace.
Give your wrist some glow with the Natalia Gold Link Bracelet + Bangle set. We're obsessed with the balance of stylishness and grandeur this link bracelet brings, along with the eclectic shapes, radiant stones, and delicate structure from the bangle set. Designed to captivate, this bracelet combo will shine and stand out when paired with any look.
Bring the bold everywhere you go with our Davis Drop Earrings. These drop earrings offer a fresh perspective on a classic KS shape, with the right amount of shine to take you from day to night. We're certain you'll turn to the Davis Drop Earrings for every outfit and occasion.
Three detailed chains and a gorgeous stone come together in this multi strand necklace for a balanced look that will sit pretty with any style. We know you'll love the effortlessness the Vanessa Multi Strand Necklace brings to getting ready.
For a lot of loveliness in a petite package, try our Vanessa Drop Earrings and Necklace set. This pair features a unique hexagonal shape and one-of-a-kind stone that will leave a lasting impression. Rock a subtle statement with the Vanessa Drop Earrings and Necklace set.
With a collection of new, lush stones and eye-catching shapes, the Kendra Scott Fall 2019 line has made its way to The Mill and we are welcoming the cozy, warm tones with open arms. Take a peak at our favorite styles from this collection:
These incredible styles and SO many more are available in store at The Mill : Design + Home
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Join us for a peek inside one of our favorite clients’ home. That vacation feeling right at home. #ClientSoFreshAndSoCleanClean was all about that clean, oasis feeling. Through the use of muted colors, textures and bright spaces that oasis was brought to life.
Mudroom + Flex Room
Rounding up of some of my current favorite sofas + sectionals to spec for clients. A nice neutral leaves room for a statement piece. I love adding chairs or tables that really say “wow.” Every now and again, you’ll find me sourcing a green velvet sofa, but in most instances - sticking to a neutral brightens the space and creates the ability to transition in the future (let’s just say throw pillows are a lot less expensive than a new sofa).
In the market for a sofa, leave us a comment below or shoot us an email. We’re currently taking on new Fall clients.
We're gearing up for our favorite retail time year and we're looking to add a super special and talented member to our team this Fall + Holiday Season.
Do you have a love for fashion, design, experience in a retail setting and are available to work part-time including holidays, evenings and special events? See below or download the attached PDF.
Submit requested documents to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a brief introduction of yourself and your availability.
* We'd love to see your style.
Feel free to include social media handles (instagram, pinterest, etc) in your submission email.
If you’re at all interested in home design or looking for inspiration for spaces like that empty corner in your study, you probably hop over to Instagram or Pinterest to check out your favorite bloggers and soak in all of the design inspiration you can. While this is a great outlet to really dive in for creative ideas, there will always be something appealing about flipping through a beautifully designed coffee table book for a conversation starter. We’re sharing a few styling tips and some of our absolute favorite selections that will make your coffee table the most chic
Styling isn’t everyone’s forte but it sure is our’s. We’ll be happy to style your home to a T. Give us a call for information on interior design and styling services.
When it comes to being a newlywed, you are bound to throw a party or two for your friends and family post wedding. Sitting down at your computer or walking through a home goods shop selecting for your registry can be extremely overwhelming with styles and colors, not to mention the seemingly endless selection of accessories you need for your home with your new partner. We’ve pulled together a few things that are wedding registry must-haves to make sure you’re getting exactly what you want and need!
You guys know we are all about keeping it minimal and classic, especially when it comes to our wardrobe.
We’ve created a simple shopping guide to help you navigate your tax free weekend at The Mill (and save some $$$ BIG TIME). If you have been looking for an excuse to finally add those few new basic essentials to your closet, this is it, sister.
A basic white tee or blouse will become you new best friend, and your styling options are basically endless. Dress these beauties up for a cocktail night out with your girlfriends, or grab your favorite jeans and throw your hair in a bun for quick, chic office look.
A forever staple, there is nothing like the perfect pair of denim jeans. From light wash, to distressed boyfriend, to even sleek black skinnies, you can’t go wrong with these classics made to fit you like a glove.
A personal favorite, there is nothing I love more than being able to throw on a sweet little sundress and sandals before running errands around town. Pick your new favorite swing dress or make a statement with a bold print midi.
Raise your hand if you love living in your most comfy leggings around the house? We are such suckers for comfy leggings that stay put during our work outs and transition perfectly for grabbing a smoothie right after.
In a sleepwear rut? These bamboo silk pajamas will make all of your dreams come true. Perfect for snuggling at home but definitely worth showing off.
Still can’t get enough? Pop into The Mill on Friday July 26, 10 - 5 PM and get your apparel purchase tax free* just in time for school, football season, or just to treat yourself.
*Tax Free applicable items include: pants, shirts, blouses, dresses, coats, jackets, belts, hats, undergarments that are price at or below $100. Sale item included if their marked down price is at or below $100.