Thursday, August 14, 2014

Throwback Thursday: 1960's Style

It's a well-known fact that the far out styles of the 1960s always find a way of sneaking back into the modern day limelight.

From the most notorious runways to some of the world's most interesting homes, this playful and almost irreverent sense of style brings us all back to the basics:
start with an open floor plan, never shy away from frisky displays of color, and incorporate furniture that is anything but boring.
Now, this style may not be everyone's cup of tea, but we challenge you to keep your mind open!
Sometimes, simply adding one or two '60s-inspired elements is enough to take your home from blah to "boss" in no time.

Go ahead and get inspired by these gorgeous spaces that incorporate a little (or a lot) of this timeless midcentury vibe:



Tuesday, August 5, 2014

MFI Faves: Houston Chronicle Features Serena & Lily

Marie was mentioned in a Houston Chronicle story over the weekend that we are thrilled to share:
Lily Kanter Opens Her Home and Shares Her Decor Cheat Sheet

The story originally ran in the San Francisco Chronicle and features the home of Lily Kanter, co-founder of Serena & Lily.

Houston's thriving work force and relatively low cost of living have translated into a steady population growth with people relocating from all over the world. These clients want more than a cookie-cutter home. They desire spaces that tell their story - something unique and eclectic. Something that feels collected and layered over time.
The Serena & Lily collection offers a wealth of fun and playful California-chic home décor that can bring spaces to life, and we are seeing their pieces pop up in designs all over the city.
Here are a few of the latest S&L offerings that have the MFI design team daydreaming about the "Golden State":

Monday, August 4, 2014

Marie Flanigan Interiors: Delivering The Experience of a Lifetime to Our Clients

We hope you had a chance to drop by our FB page for a video that offers an exclusive look into who we are, what we stand for, and how we deliver the experience of a lifetime to our clients.

Not yet?
No problem!
Enjoy it on our website now:

Marie Flanigan Interiors
We are loving our new look:
We hope you love it too!

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...