Friday, December 27, 2013

Designer Pick of the Day

Ultimate fun hostess gifts
"Cheers" coasters for that New Years Party!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Designer Pick of the Day

The weather outside is frightful?!
Thats okay...The gift of warmth.
Luxe Faux Fur Throws

Friday, December 20, 2013

Designer Pick of the Day

Need that last minute gift?  Hurry.Right.Now!!  There is still time!!

Pine Cone
Mantel Ornament
Pottery Barn

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Designer Pick of the Day - Love This Vase!!

Designer Pick of the Day

Check out this beautiful vase...I can see so many uses for would be a wonderful addition to your holiday accessories, or just a year-round vase sitting up on that bookshelf of yours.  Perfect.

Caramel Vase


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Designer Pick of the Day

Designer Pick of the Day

X- Service Table

These tables are fun, although I must say that I prefer the black stained one...

Wooden table with removable beveled mirror tray.,X-Service Table, Barbara Cosgrove, Barbara Cosgrove, Table, End

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Designer Pick of the Day - Decorative Velvet Pumpkins

Designer Pick of the Day

These are perfect all fall...and through the Thanksgiving Season.  And have you checked out Gump's catalog lately??  Great stuff.

Decorative Velvet Pumpkins
from $35. each

Friday, November 22, 2013

Designer Pick of the Day - Pumpkin Cocette for your Thanksgiving Table!

Designer Pick of the Day

Staub Pumpkin Cocette
for your Thanksgiving Table

How cute are these?  Makes me hungry too...Imagine using these for your first - or second - course! 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Designer Pick of the Day - Hurry!! These are perfect for Thanksgiving!!

Designer Pick of the Day

Wait!!  There is still time order these lovely place card holders.  I absolutely love these... and they are a great investment as you can use them all Fall.... love love them.

William and Sonoma
Cloisonné Leaf Place Card Holders
Set of 4

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Home & Design Magazine Article and Margery Wedderburn Interiors, LLC

Home and Design Magazine Article, Winter Issue

Margery Wedderburn Interiors, LLC was so pleased to be a part of the most recent Home & Design magazine (Winter Issue).  This is the Home Renovation issue, and we just happened to have renovated a home recently.... 

Check out the article and Before and After shots... See the link below.

Monday, November 18, 2013

New Addition to an Older Home

New Addition to an Old House

Margery Wedderburn Interiors, LLC was asked to assist with the interior design of this addition in a Great Falls home.  We loved helping out with the red tones and created a warm environment while working hard to keep within the clients' budget.

These are simple snapshots we took while giving some finishing touches, so the spaces are not "fluffed" for professional pictures, but here they are!!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

Designer Pick of the Day - Calista Sideboard

Designer Pick of the Day

Take a good, long look at this sideboard...the shape of the body, the long tapered simple and yet, if you love this sort of style, this piece has so much to offer.  Imagine it with some great accessories on top.  You could dress it up or down....something to think about...

Calista Sideboard


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Designer Pick of the Day - Glass Jug Table Lamp

Designer Pick of the Day

Look at these sleek "jug" table lamps from West Elm.  This would not be the focal point of your room, but, rather, this would add just that sleek, rounded touch that you might need on a chest or console table.
Glass Jug Table Lamp

Thursday, November 7, 2013

An Idyllic Home in Italy


I've been meaning to show these pictures of my cousin's home for about a year.  Last summer we went to visit my cousin and her family.

My cousin is a few years older than I, and when we were young I thought she was amazing (still do too!).  She was a model who travelled the world...she met her Italian husband in one of those storybook settings while modelling.  Then later she became a highly successful businesswoman.  She was always supportive and wonderful to her younger cuz, me!

They live in a small beach town a little over an hour from Rome, and if I lived there I would never leave.  Look at this view!  180 degrees of VIEW at least of the Mediterranean...

This is the view if you are looking over to the right...

And the view sort of straight ahead...

 And the really cool thing is that within that view, down to the left a bit, is this castle (see below)...A 14th century castle!  Can you even imagine seeing that every morning to put everything in perspective??  I mean, here in the DC area we have beautiful old federal buildings but they are quite new compared to... A 14TH CENTURY CASTLE!!  Imagine the history there...imagine what that castle has seen...imagine what was up on these hills before houses like my cousin's!!

Another view of the castle, below...

And below:  Here are my kids swimming in their pool,

How cool is that??

I think these pictures could be painted and sold as beautiful paintings...not because I took the pictures of course, but because the view is spectacular!!

No place like Italy!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Heads Up!!

Heads Up!!

Check out these fun paper mache animal heads on the wall...a play on the real thing for your cool are these??

A friend of our family creates these and they are just a little bit fun...a little bit funny...a little bit tongue in cheek...

Love them!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Before and After Series ... A Kitchen Re-Do

"Before and After" Series

Back to our favourite new series...the "Before and After" Shots...

This Virginia home is a typical center-hall colonial from the early 1980's that needed updating.  As you can see, low soffit needed to go; green countertops-go!  And the kitchen cabinets were originally stained wood then painted over and now chipping off...that distressed look was taken to a new level!!

We literally moved the refrigerator to the corner area and changed around the pantry (see the door to the pantry below).  It added more space to the entire kitchen.
We also added an "L" counter, recessed lighting, new cabinets, granite countertops, farmhouse sink, facuets, hardware, fun lantern light fixture and stone wall details which gave an outdoorsy feeling.  Plus we added cute little Murano glass pendant lights, leafy fabric window treatments, counter stools from Ballard, the bench at the kitchen table (kids love sitting there!) and much more.

And see below for the "After"...

Always fun to see these Before and After shots...  We can do so much to change a space... And it is such fun!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Designer Pick of the Day - Wooden Bowls

Designer Pick of the Day

Starting to think about those holiday gifts??  Really?? Already?  But it doesn't hurt to just take a look...

Wooden Salad Bowl, 7" Set of 2, Neon Pink, Neon Yellow, Summer Party, Salad Bowl

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

On Sale - Etched Pumpkins

Designer Pick of the Day

Etched Pumpkins

These are on sale at Pottery Barn... You can use them for your Thanksgiving décor and then put them away until next year...and they are a great deal now at Pottery Barn!

Look how nice they are in your family room... what a great accessory!

Find them here:

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Before and After in McLean, Virginia

Before and After in McLean, Virginia with Margery Wedderburn Interiors, LLC

We just love these Before and After stories.  This family room had a rather dramatic makeover while keeping the main features and staying within budget.  As you can see, the room was extremely dated, and the young couple that bought the home was just stumped at how to change it out.  They visited similar homes in the neighbourhood looking for ideas but just couldn't find what they wanted.

These dens are tough because unless you want to change out the fireplace area, which is one of the main focal points, you are hard pressed to figure out some alternatives.

This is the Before...Very dated

 We had clear goals in mind:

  1. Make the room look less "wind tunnel" - ish!
  2. Make the ceilings look higher.
  3. Bring the style into this century!
  4. Change out some detailing at the fireplace
  5. Add the electrical behind the walls to allow for a large screen TV on the wall
  6. Work with the existing rug.


...And we wanted to get rid of the panelling!!

So here are some intermediary shots below... We removed the dated panelling, added drywall, painted it a nice Matchstick color from Farrow and Ball.  We got rid of the popcorn ceiling and added recessed light fixtures, added sconces on the long wall.  We prepped the wall for the TV...We got rid of the existing fireplace shelf and added a new, more proportionately correct shelf...


We added this great light fixture and some wall panelling details to balance out that fireplace wall... Then we completely painted the bookshelves with the light blue and white detailing ...
We added box trim detailing on the fireplace wall to break up the length of the wall and add interest. sectional, new chairs, new TV entertainment unit, new coffee table, new chandelier, new mirror, and new tall bookcases flanking the fireplace.  In this picture below there is only one, as one arrived damaged but was quickly replaced.
And we are still not quite finished...there is a new coffee table arriving, and one more tall bookcase for the fireplace wall plus a sofa table and artwork.  Stay tuned to see the final room design in future blogs!!