Sunday, December 30, 2012

Wishing all the best in 2013...

Sending you our warm wishes for a wonderful Holiday Season and a New Year filled with happiness, good health and prosperity!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

September Design Inspiration

Hope you have enjoyed your summer ~  

Art and accessories put the "finishing touches" on each design project created by Magnolia Design Studios. Working closely with the artist and client to develop these works of art is an extremely gratifying process.

This month I want to share with you a recent installation of works by Maryland Artist Sandi Wilson.  This series of six "Biopaintings" are of the history of John Baptist de La Salle and St. John's College High School in Washington DC.  The panels encapsulate their history dating back to the 1600's through today. The art was created in collaboration with the client, designer and artist by taking images, phrases, dates and mixed media to tell the story. The "encaustic" process includes wax, acrylic paints, mixed media on wood.

Both residential and commercial applications apply to this unique art form ~

What about your history?  If you would like to learn more, or have a custom "Biopainting" created for you, please contact us ~

Sandi Wilson,  2012
Mixed Media
St. John's College High School, Washington, DC

Monday, June 25, 2012

June Design Inspiration

In a sense all mothers and fathers are designers of sorts.  They create life.....

This month I am celebrating my family's creations of our next generation of daughters. The photo below includes "Nonna" with her Granddaughters in a candid photo at the beach!  I look forward to seeing these beautiful young women evolve into the next generation of mothers, entrepreneurs, doctors, artists, business women, educators........the sky is the limit!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

April Design Inspiration

What do you do when you want to relax?

I sometimes work on puzzles, but not just any puzzles...for me they must always have a unique aesthetic.  Sometimes it might be an old master painting. Most recently I have completed "Spokes" as seen below.  This is a new line of wooden puzzles that I have created with local artist Debbie Lynn Zwiebach.  When I want to just "zone out" and only focus on beauty, I spend some time with my puzzle.  They are a bit challenging, but that is the fun of it...and just as I am about 80% finished, although I feel accomplished I also feel like I do not want the challenge to be over.  I suppose that means it's time to move on to the next stunning design....

Tell me what you do to relax?

See Debbie Lynn's website to see hi-res versions of these designs:
(Click on site images to enlarge)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

March Design Inspiration

Magnolia Designs and Schultz Development have collaborated once again to offer another beautiful home in Canton.  The interior design for this model located at 910 S. Kenwood Ave was inspired from nature and the water which can be seen from the rooftop deck.  Tones of blues, greens, and neutrals sooth the soul and invite you to relax in this modern interior. 

Once again we are showcasing original art from local fine artists.  The artists are Miaria Cavacos/Collage, Joe Dennison/Industrial Paints on masonite, Susan Feller/Encaustic, Shelly Lowell/Poetry, Valentine Marziale/Photography, Everina Payne/Painted Mirror, Sandi Wilson/Encaustic, Melissa Wood/Metal Wall Sculpture, Debbie Lynn Zwiebach/Giclee on Paper, Felicia Zannino-Baker/Photography.

Please stop by the open house on Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00.

See images of the Kenwood location below. The full album can be seen on our Facebook page.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

O'Donnell Street Model Home

Magnolia Designs has just completed a model home for Schultz Development on 3514 O'Donnell Street. The interior design includes an eclectic mix of antiques and modern furnishings as well as an extensive collection of art and sculpture by local Maryland Artists. There is an Open House each Sunday 1:00-4:00pm.

See our album on Facebook:

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

November Design Inspiration

Remember to give thanks each day not just during the season of Thanksgiving.  Each day brings a new beginnig and new opportunities to cultivate our personal relationships; business endeavors and our creativity!