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Steve McKenzie Takes Macon

It is no secret that I adore all things Steve McKenzie.  How could you not?  Steve is a multi talented shop owner, interior designer and artist.  Every single thing he touches is made better ten fold.  To know Steve is to respect and adore him and anyone who knows him would wholeheartedly agree. I was thrilled to hear he was recently invited to participate in this year's Design, Wine & Dine Showhouse in Macon, Georgia.  I knew I would be inspired by his space but I truly did not realize how much I would LOVE it. 

Porter House via Historic Macon Foundation

The small historic house known as the Porter House was originally a hunting lodge located south of Macon.  The home was moved two years ago to the Wesleyan University campus by the Historic Macon Foundation and then began an extensive renovation.  When the renovation was complete the committee chose the home as this year's showhouse. Steve describes the home as "chateauesque meets tudor with tons of charm".  To me it sounds absolutely fabulous, tons of character and history.

When given the choice of rooms he immediately chose the dining room.  He said it had good bones with great windows, a fireplace and a built in.  His vision was to create a room that stuck with tradition adding in some modern and fresh elements. In my opinion he nailed his goal plus more. 

Steve's starting point was the Tropical Fantasy fabric from Thibaut.  The gorgeous Sherwin Williams Inverness green paint grounded the space.  From there he did what he does best, mixed patterns and elements layering until he created a stunning dining room.  What he achieved is not too modern, not too tradition and truly is timeless in its design.  

Well done my friend!! 

There are so many things I love about this room and his design.  The idea of a fireplace in the dining room has my mind spinning.  All of the details he included are fabulous and that Currey & Company chandelier is truly perfect.

To learn more about Steve read my interview with him here.  You will truly love every single thing about him.

Have an amazing Tuesday!!

All photos in this post are courtesy of Marc Mauldin Photography except the photo of the Porter House from Historic Macon Foundation

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful. I love that rich green wall color. And, have always loved the idea of a fireplace and lots of books in a dining room.



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