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The September Issue

This time we thought it would be fun to share some of the special cultural and retail events that we are participating in. We love being in the mix of things and are really enjoying working with these various institutions and retailers.  We've also included some Paint Tips from a recent article Bill wrote, that we thought might be useful for you as well!

Paint Tricks & Tips from Interior Designer Bill Musso

Painting can be one of the least expensive and most dramatic ways to update a room. Before grabbing a brush, consider the following paint tricks and tips offered by  Bill Musso, principal at Musso Design Group, and get the most out of your colorful investment.

TIp One -Dark colors actually cause walls to recede, making the room seem larger. When considering a dark color for a room, lighting will be the key to achieving a successful look – make sure there is enough of it available whether through windows or light fixtures.

Tip Two - Interested in painting an accent wall? This can be a neat trick to draw attention to a certain focal point like a bed or at the end of the hall to emphasize a piece of art or sculpture. Bill suggests opting for a derivative color of the other walls in the room, and go at least two shades lighter or darker.

This fall Bill expects the trend of saturated color to continue with rich colors like emerald, Mykonos blue, coffee and steel gray. For spring, look for a return of chartreuse, pale grays and soft lavender.

More Paint Tips

TIp Three - For moulding, painting the trim the same color as the wall in a different sheen can offer subtle nuances. Use a flat or eggshell paint for the wall and a semi-gloss or gloss for the moulding. To emphasize mouldings, go for contrast and consider going darker rather than the standard white.

Tip Four - Keep leftover paint to use for future touch-ups. Seal the can as tightly as possible, and it should last for years. When discarding old paint add cat litter until all liquid is absorbed and double bag. Be eco-friendly and call your local waste management for proper removal.

New Press Page

We've just updated our press page and wanted to share some of the highlights with you!  Hope you enjoy!

Design Conversation at MODA - The Next Wave in Green Design

As part of MODA's Design Conversation series, Bill and Laura Walker owner of Verde Home, gave a talk  to a packed house focused on the latest innovations in environmentally friendly design incorporating environmentally friendly products and materials into high design.

Considering all aspects of the design process, Bill and Laura reviewed architectural elements like building materials, flooring, solar panels and rooftop gardens, and also expounded on many of the low-impact and green design furnishings and products on the market today.  Bill explained how custom products can help bridge the gap when trying to be as green as possible. By working with sustainable materials, there are many ways a new or old home can minimize its carbon footprint while also maintaining high design

Art Party - VIP Lounge

Guess who's designing the VIP Lounge for the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center's Art Party? We are!  We've partnered with Knoll to bring you the BEST seat in the house!

On Saturday. October 19th, coinciding with their 40th anniversary and the unveiling of their newly renovated facility,  the Contemporary is bringing back the legendary multi-media event known as ART PARTY!  As many of you may remember, this was absolutely THE MOST exciting art event of the year and has been on hiatus since 2002. We're excited to be involved and would love to see you there!

Special VIP Tickets are available ONLY to MDG clients and friends for $175 which includes open bar and full access to the VIP Lounge, but you MUST contact vkessenich@thecontemporary.org  or call Veronica directly 404-630-7886 to get them. Just say you saw this on our email newsletter!  

Poggenphol Design Event

One of our clients is about to get an amazing new Poggenpohl kitchen, and we've just designed a special vignette for the Atlanta showroom.  We are proud to be one of three design teams featured as part of special showroom series called "Prop My Showroom."

"Founded in 1892 in the heart of Germany, Poggenpohl is the oldest and best-known kitchen brand in the world.  

For 120 years, Poggenpohl has been reinventing life in the kitchen one idea at a time.  Poggenpohl was the first to introduce many transformative innovations including white lacquer furniture, ergonomic work-top heights, and the kitchen island." excerpt from  Poggenpohl website