Carrie Boyd

by Carrie Boyd

Principal, Director - Interior Design

Be Inspired: Grocery Store

  • MAY 02, 2012
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LEADER.jpgAs I walked through the produce section of my local grocery store, I found myself intrigued by the artichokes. My initial stop at the display was to show my three year old son what they were, when I realized that I had never purchased or prepared an artichoke. I decided to buy a few and look up a recipe for Classic Stuffed Italian Artichokes. When preparing the Artichoke, I noticed what brilliant colors and texture it had. The shape itself is marvelous, but as you trim the vegetable, its true beauty is revealed.  The center is a dark purple and the shades of pink, yellow and green surrounding it make for a perfect color palette. I was inspired…

Interior-Blog_Artichoke.jpg1.  Sherwin Williams / SW 6918 / Humorous Green

2. Sherwin Williams/ SW 6839/ Kimono Violet

3. Sherwin Williams/ SW 6433/ Inverness

4. NedLaw Living Walls is a company I recently came across while searching for a unique accent wall in a residential project our firm is working on.  This unique wall treatment is not only good for the indoor environment for the occupants, but also makes a strong statement about sustainability for any owner that is looking to convey their message through aesthetics. Planters strewn across an office, in its day (the 90’s) was viewed as a way to make the space come alive…it was the accessory of the space.  With today's trend in office design, the  space is opening up, planters around every corner now become clutter.  This twist on plant integration in the office is a much more controlled design element.

5. We recently completed phase one of The Shops at Worthington Place and furnished all the common spaces with furniture from One Furniture Group.  We worked with our local dealer, Tim O’Neil and Associates to create comfortable yet durable seating arrangements scattered strategically throughout the space.  Check out our installed photos.

6. Often times we try to make small spaces seem bigger. With the office and living space foot print decreasing, we need to find creative ways to utilize the space.  A good trick is to paint the walls the same color as either the ceiling or the floor to trick the eye into believing the space is bigger than it actual is. This image caught my eye when searching for furniture for a model unit in a residential building.

7. Louis Poulsen = Fantastic Architectural Lighting. This fixture seemed appropriate since its name is “Artichoke.” This pendant adds such a dramatic effect to any space. It becomes the accent of any room without color, its illumination speaks for itself.  While somewhat costly, these architectural accents are sometimes all a space needs to make an environment sing!

Carrie Boyd

by Carrie Boyd

Principal, Director - Interior Design

Carrie is a principal and the director of M+A's interior design studio. She enjoys staying on top of trends and interior materials, vacationing in Cabo San Lucas and cheering on the buckeyes.