A Sensational Spring Tea – steve mckenzie’s open house recap

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It’s time to freshen up our tables – spring is here!  Let’s recap the fun from our recent Spring Tea Open House~ Paige Minear of The Pink Clutch mixed vintage pieces dear to her heart, plus custom monogrammed napkins by Emily … Continue reading

Have a very stylish Earth Day!

Living a “green” lifestyle doesn’t have to be obvious and in-your-face… You can enjoy a more Earth-friendly lifestyle in a very stylish way – take it from us! Here are a couple quick tips and products we think are very … Continue reading

Rattan Resurrected: 5 Ways to Stylishly Add Rattan to your Home

Growing up in Indianapolis, Jill’s parents owned not only a Scandinavian  furniture store, but a store selling primarily wicker pieces as well! Housed in a Victorian house in the bohemian Broad Ripple neighborhood, it was two stories chock full of wicker and rattan furniture.  Jill remembers very clearly spray painting clients’ pieces in the store’s side yard… Apple Green was the #1 customer choice at the time!

Vintage Rattan Furniture Ad

As you can imagine, we are thrilled to see a resurgence of all things rattan! From the classic, iconic pieces to sleek and modern rattan, it’s easy to add this natural material into your existing decor with accessories or bolder, larger pieces. Here’s a quick round up of some favorites at steve mckenzie’s…

 

ROSSINI RATTAN CHAIR IN ANTIQUE

#1 is our favorite chair!

ROUND TRAY – NUTMEG FINISH

A fantastic serving tray, with so many uses!

SWIVEL BARSTOOL CLOVE

Bar or counter stools – ideal for the lake house or beach house.

MOD STEPS LOUNGE CHAIR – WHITE

A modern take on this natural material; a chair as comfy as it is stunning!  Also available in black.

REGENT QUEEN HEADBOARD – KIWI

Remember the 1970’s Apple Green?  Now it’s Kiwi Green! And never looked better than on this headboard by Selamat Designs.

As you can see, rattan is back in a BIG way and we’d love to help you incorporate some of this timeless style into your own home. Reach out to the team here at steve mckenzie’s and let’s chat about how all of your wicker dreams can come true!

Tabletop Tuesday – Mikado Modern

Have we got a tabletop for you on the second installation of our Tabletop Tuesday series! The colors, textures and patterns all blend to create an absolutely delectable setting, which will be ideal for any springtime gatherings from Easter and … Continue reading

#FlashbackFriday steve mckenzie’s edition…

We’re throwing it back a bit on this Friday, featuring some recent happenings here at steve mckenzie’s. As always, we’re beyond grateful when McKenzie Designs is featured or when the happenings here at the steve mckenzie’s showroom are brought into … Continue reading

Tastemaker Tuesday – Owen Masterson & Christine Anthony of Anthony-Masterson

We have a treat for you all today! We’re thrilled to feature the husband-wife team that is Anthony-Masterson. This dynamite team specialize in photography and filmmaking. And their work is almost as fantastic as they are… Steve and Jill have … Continue reading

Tabletop Tuesday: Jardins Extraordinaires

Welcome to the inaugural post of our new “Tabletop Tuesday” blog series! Seeing that steve mckenzie’s is known for for offering some of the south’s top tabletop products – along with inspirational tablescape ideas and entertaining tips to go along … Continue reading

Art up for auction!

Steve, along with a slew of other artists, both from within and beyond our local interior design community, will have art up for auction at the ASID Art Auction benefiting the American Cancer Society next Thursday evening! This artful event is … Continue reading

Tie It with a Bow

Spring brings travel, special events and celebrations like spring break, Mother’s Day, bridal showers, and graduations to name a few. Being ever the thoughtful Southerner, you know not to show up empty-handed!

This past week at Americas Mart, Steve showed a group of dedicated retail buyers several new ways to put together “The Ultimate Hostess Gift”, including a Holiday Jingle cocktail!

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Holiday Jingle Crush Cocktail

As a bonus, our fellow Butler University classmate and Delta Gamma sorority sister, Jill Miner, joined us.  Be sure to check out her award-winning bookstore in picturesque Gaylord, Michigan, Saturn Booksellers.

Back to the hostess gift!  Let’s deconstruct it and learn some tips.

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Ingredients for a food lovers gift

Steve says to think about your host.  Do they have any hobbies?  This gracious host has discovered cooking and frequently entertains friends and family.

Next, let’s find an unusual container instead of the standard gift bag.  We love this vivid blue melamine (unbreakable!) salad bowl.  Then we filled it with delicious pesto, gourmet salt and a pizza kit from Atlanta-based Bella Cucina.  Tuck in a matching blue tea towel for some extra love.  Now, let’s look at it all put together.

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Food Lovers Basket

Twirl some cellophane around it and tie it with a bow.  Now you’re ready to say Thank You and enjoy your time together.  Shop the look here.

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Tie it with a bow!

We’re going to share these ideas throughout the spring, so stay tuned for more wonderful ideas to wow your host.  Of course, if you’re pressed for time, our team at steve mckenzie’s is ready to prepare your hostess gifts for you.

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