Thursday, July 17, 2014

This or That: Wall Groupings

Whether you like it straight and clean or funky and free,
you can find a wall grouping that works for you and your home.
Here are a few beautiful groupings in both categories that may inspire you to pull out the hammer and nails (one of these spaces actually belongs to an MFI client - can you guess which one?):





Want a tip from the MFI team?

Lay out the entire grouping on the floor in front of the wall BEFORE you start hammering in your nails. You will save yourself a great deal of time and frustration in the end.
We laid this out for a client to review before we ever touched the walls.

Here are some sites that offer tons of wall art grouping suggestions:


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Coming July 30...

What does "beauty" mean to you? Is it a special person? A unique place on Earth? Or a beloved piece of furniture?

Mark your calendars - Coming July 30, you will see what beauty means to MFI...

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The buzz about Marie Flanigan Interiors

What a wonderful way to start a Wednesday!  Our team is so thankful to have received this sweet testimonial from one of our clients today:

"Our design experience with Marie Flanigan Interiors was nothing short of exceptional.  MFI exceeded our expectations as full service project managers, partnering with us for over a year through architectural design, materials selections, finishes, furnishing concepts, procurement, and installation.  Marie and Rachel’s attention to subtle detail, ability to design cohesive atmospheres, and deep bench of vendors created exciting opportunities for every room.  In addition to beautiful design, MFI’s professionalism, communication, and project management skills made the process easy and fun from concept to reveal.  We truly enjoyed the white glove service of MFI and whole heartedly endorse them to anyone who asks.  If you are looking for the best of the best, Marie Flanigan Interiors is unmatched."

Sarah and Matt Ockwood

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Selenite Chandelier and a Social Media Roundup!

If you follow MFI on Facebook, you know that the first half of 2014 has kept us very busy!
We feel like a blog post compiling our latest and greatest social media images from 2014 thus far is in order.
First and foremost, check out this gorgeous custom selenite lighting fixture:
We helped design this statement-making lighting fixture for our client's dining room!
Fabric selection - all day, every day!
The design went to High Point Market!
This River Oaks renovation has been a true labor of love.
Houston Design Center selected Marie as the February 2014 Leader in Design, and we enjoyed a fabulous evening hosted by Audi!
What's that? More fabric!
Photo shoot day with the talented Julie Soefer.
Bellaire, Texas renovation.
We enjoyed quite a few site visits...

We visited Circa Lighting a time or two...
Ah, so much beauty in the details!
A Memorial-area installation.
River Oaks renovation!
Is that more fabric!? :)
Kelsey working hard to keep our team organized!
More Julie Soefer photo shoot fun!
The MFI office looking oh-so-fab!
We had a lovely time celebrating with the Laura Rathe Fine Art team - they have been in business for 15 years!
Cheers to many more!
We hosted a Waterworks and Nanz Open House in our office and had a blast!
It's been a fabulous year so far and we can't wait to see what the second half brings!
Keep your eyes open for some exciting new developments...

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

We're Hitting the Campaign Trail! {Campaign Furniture at its Finest}

1. Round Leather-Wrapped Mirror 2. Mid Century Sirocco Armchair
3. Lucy Campaign Dresser 4. Andrew Martin De Gama Campaign Desk
No, MFI isn't running for office, but we would totally hit the trail for this awesome trend:
Campaign Furniture
Originally developed for the British armies in the 1700s, campaign furniture was uniquely built to be light yet sturdy, collapsible, and comfortable.
Of course those qualities are fabulous, but we are currently interested in what these vintage and reproduction pieces can offer your home décor today!
Naturally, campaign furniture evokes a sense of discovery - it is something you could easily have discovered throughout your travels, something that has lasted the test of time, something inherently special.
Now, you may decide to leave the furniture in its original state for a more rustic and masculine vibe or you may give it a fresh new face via paint or lacquer. No matter how you approach it, this exquisite furniture will bring a timeless and layered feeling into your space, and isn't that what it's all about?

We adore these pulls - they give these kitchen drawers the campaign furniture feel!