In addition to the many unique gifts and home décor products
Magnolia Emporium also provides design services & consultation for both residential and light commercial.
From staging home or remerchandising your storefront to full renovation and project management.
See a few of our many projects we have worked on, over the years.
Our senior designer has been creating and recreating spaces for more than 30 years.
"We want your space to reflect your success!"
This is an important property in Nashville that was purchased by a well known singer, for her parents.
The homes features were elegant and storied, including this original mirrored glass.
Dark colors can actually bring a great deal of warmth to a space. The refinement of this ink-blue color was perfection.
A simple and clean space, making sure the chairs were lined up just so and lighting a few candles was the perfect way to set this space off.
The Official Shot
Sometimes its more than just staging. Its also working with the photographer to get the perfect shot.
Get rid of the clutter! The day you list your home, its no longer yours. You are a guest and it should maintain the appearance as such.
Many a musical influenced story was held here, as the soon to be former owner was a music titan and the new owners daughter a multi-platinum recording artist.
There are certain spaces that when you see in person, they can catch your breath. This was one of those rooms. In person with the haint blue ceiling and the stunning views, was just magical.
That Perfect Shot
The photographer didn't want to take this shot, but I insisted. It helped sell the property.
Turn it into a luxury suite, if you can. Add those extra pillows, make it comfortable and people will dream its theirs and be ready to buy!
Get rid of the clutter and clean the shampoo bottles off. Keep only the essential outs and add some details that you would find on a luxury cruise ship or resort spa.
Less is better. Let the space of the room speak for it self. Keep it grand and simple.
Make it inviting and relaxing all at the same time. Someplace you want to go visit all the time!
Pack up the toys and personal items and make it a bedroom any age can be in.
Add a touch of whimsy if you can. Make it magical.
Try not to wait to the last minute to add flowers. Do the flowers first so within a few weeks they already look better! A touch of color can go a long way.
Clean the cushions or buy some new ones. Stained and unkempt furniture is a turn off. Your better off getting rid of it.
Some spaces you can create a bohemian feel. Its a really relaxing feeling.
Dust the fans, clean under the beds, wipe the door frames off and get rid of the finger prints on the doors.
Make sure the yard is kept up. It can make or break any deal.
Thank you for visiting.
Many a celebrity left through those gates. Now the new homeowners come and go through them.
Showcasing our work in print. Lower left photo look familiar?
Historic Nashville Estate of Record label President- Professional Staging
In this space we rearranged art and accessories, re-positioned some furniture and the room was ready to go. The client already had very elegant furnishings, so it may the process very simple.
This room we took out an over-sized love seat and replaced it with an open bench. Removing any cluttering and de-personalizing the space makes the room ready for any guest.
W changed out some chairs, changed out lampshades and updated some of the accessories. As you see in the next picture, it was a light filled and welcoming space.
Family Room 2
Ready to spend a relaxing evening in...
Adding a custom swing bench and some ready made pillows and accessories, created a very welcoming appearance. This home had an offer the first week it was listed.
Celebrity Journalist/Tv Anchor - Professional Staging
Choosing the samples is as much fun as seeing it all come together.
It was a tasteful space, but very dated. The client was ready for a new look.
A little stone and a new light therapy tub can do wonders, for a bathroom
There was a decent amount of space in this bathroom, just not utilized well.
As you can tell, the only thing this was really good for was taking selfies in front of....
Now comes the fun!
Sometimes if certain items are still in good shape, they can be donated and up-cycled into a new space.
Lot of things that can go to a new home!
As you can see here, a mess was being made...
Starting from a clean slate
Creating dimension with textures and color.
One must always keep the direction of the pattern in mind, to create the illusion of more space.
Using the latest in light therapy.
The original storage and shower area.
Time to take it from the late 80's into the new millennium.
Sometimes you can uncover many things, during renovation. In this case, a rotting sub floor. The shower had extensive damage underneath, but was caught just in time. A few more months and it would have began damaging the living room below.
All new tile from one end to the other.
Getting things lined up from the beginning, will make the rest of the job much easier.
Working into the evening, to get the job done.
An all new sub floor, pan and new tile. What a dramatic change!
Making sure to tile everything just right. Adding some extra light, doesn't hurt either.
The customer went with a very contemporary feel for her bathroom, and it looks awesome!
The beautiful transition between the shower and bathroom flooring.
This is what we started with
This is what the customer ended up with.
Adding a few additions like this, makes for a much nicer showering experience.
The former vanity that was still in pretty good shape, just dated.
The updated version. The extra molding on the counter top really makes a difference.
The previous view into the sitting room, from the bed.
Opening up the walls and removing the transom really brought a lot of light into the bedroom. It made you feel like you were sitting in a tree house
Lots of debris to take out!
There was wood flooring already in the sitting room, so we expanded on that and our installer added wood flooring throughout the master and into the upper hallways. The customers elegant rugs went beautifully with it.
The previous view from the sitting room and looking towards the bathroom.
The former access door for the tub.
Wonder what that big hole in the wall will turn out to be?
You can really see how much was taken out now.
Getting the framing up for something special.
Now you can have a pass though fireplace to enjoy from your bubble bath or your bed.
Just because your on the toilet does not mean it cannot be nice in there, too!
Making sure to protect the customers furnishings.
A little extra prep work can go a long way in reducing your clean up.
Keep It Clean
That extra prevention should extend throughout the home, to keep it clean.
Finding the right combination
Stopping to look for color inspiration for the sitting room.
As beautiful as the cooper looks with this split faced stone, the white ones will blend in better with the ceiling and disappear, until needed.
Finding the perfect area rug can also mean choosing the pattern you want and having it made to the size you need.
Shine bright like a diamond!
Full Bathroom Renovation - Residential Interior Design
The original front appearance before renovation.
Full Home Renovation
Another front angle of the property before it is transformed.
Expanding the Curb Appeal
Another view of the front with updated front porch.
New Front Porch
A new addition was added to the front façade to provide a better front entry area and porch.
Stone Covered Surfaces
We recommended stack stone for the project and the homeowner wanted marble. It ended being replaced with stack stone.
New Front Porch
Adding the full length porch across the front was an excellent addition to this property and really enhanced the curb appeal.
Updating the front door was an important addition.
New Front Entry
Curb appeal is inportant for every remodel
Out With The Old
Scraping out the old landscaping and repaitning the house.
Scraping down the previous landscaping and repainting the home.
This home received all new plumbing, ac systems and mostly new wiring.
Removal of the old decking system, landscaping and repainting the home.
Digging it up!
Rebuilding the old steps off of the rear family room. This space was converted from a former patio and enclosed to add square footage to the main house.
Remodeling a Former Porch
All new windows, flooring and updating framing in the former outdoor space, now enclosed.
This former exterior patio was renovated with all new windows and flooring creating a welcoming sitting area.
Remodeled Enclosed Patio
A view of the full remodeled enclosed patio. All new windows, drywall, floor and electric.
Living room to Dining room
The new view from the Living room into the dining room
Another Living Room View
Here is another perspective from the remodeled living room area.
View to Front Entry
A completely refreshed and open look for this living area. Walls removed, ceilings raised, new flooring and wall treatments and so much more.
Raising the Roof
The former 8 foot ceilings made way for vaulted space by utilizing the existing attic area over the living and dining rooms. French doors were also added from the fining room out to the new front porch.
A new view of the dining room. Before this space had 8 foot ceilings and many walls.
With the raising of the ceilings the perfect addition was French doors leading out to the new front porch.
Dining into Living
We achieved this look by tearing out the former walls and ceiling and raising the height as well as adding French doors and all new windows and flooring.
A complete gut and remodel of the bathroom in the main bedroom.
A full application of white marble for the main bathroom suite. This center shower was incased in glass.
Updating the main bedroom with an efficient fireplace. This space was converted from an old garage.
A fully remodeled main bedroom. To the left was a former utility closet that was transformed into a spacious walk in.
Additional features for the main bathroom are a separate jacuzzi tub.
Bathroom Love Affair
A bathroom with room for two..... or more!
Room for Two
A double bathroom vanity was a must for this spacious main bathroom suite. A separate water closet is to the left.
A fully remodeled main bathroom
Another view of the main bathroom vanity area.
Another view of the main bathroom shower and vanity area.
New Main Bathroom
A fully remodeled main bathroom.
Another view of the main bathroom.
Updating the flooring in all of the rooms.
New wood flooring in the sunken main bedroom. The garage was partially converted to accommodate a large bedroom suite.
Updating the main bathroom with all new flooring and fixtures. The former bathroom and closet was completely gutted and expanded into one large bathroom suite.
A gutted and fully remodeled powder room.
Another view of the fully remodeled powder room. All new floor and wall tiling along with new plumbing and revised electrical.
Double doors leading into the new main bedroom which was converted from a former garage.
Stone and wood flooring throughout this remodel. Seen here is the transition to the laundry area off the main bedroom, leading into the kitchen.
Having niches in a shower is always ideal to keep your hair care products nice and neat.
Handmade cabinets were created for this custom kitchen. The previous kitchen was 1/3 of the size.
Walls were removed and windows added to crate an open and spacious kitchen.
A view from the fully renovated kitchen with custom cabinetry.
Another view of the remodeled kitchen. The former kitchen was about 1/3 the size.
Another view of the completed kitchen remodel.
Custom cabinetry throughout this complete remodel.
Another view of the completed kitchen remodel with custom built cabinetry.
We covered the fireplace wall in stone to blend with the other stone being used throughout the home renovation.
This is a view from the enclosed patio into the living and dining area.
Another view looking into the now remodeled enclosed patio with the renovated stone fireplace to the right. Previously this was all walls.
A fully remodeled bathroom suite off of bedroom 3.
Another view of the fully remodeled bathroom suite for bedroom 3
Bedroom 3 was refreshed with new flooring and a new bathroom with fresh paint, windows and trim.
Another view of bedroom #3
A fully renovated bathroom suite in bedroom #2.
Full Home Renovation - Residential Interior Design
Nashville Music Mogul
Dramatic walls and baroque pieces, helped to add to the ambiance of this well know music producer + writer + publisher and his philanthropist wife.
Nashville Music Mogul
We utilized black laquered paint for all the trim in this now formal living room. It formally was a music room. Coupled with the owners elegant art and natural hand papered walls, it was a space ready to entertain in.
The dining room was updated with hand panted walls and we capped it off with a new arrangement, after we were done.
Nashville Music Mogul
The front entry courtyard was bespoke and artistic. Very clean lines and glass mulch helped to set the stage for elegant outdoor entertaining.
Nashville Music Mogul
Every elegant patio should have the perfect ornamental pear.
Nashville Music Mogul
The patio was outfitted with Frontgate furniture and accessories.
Nashville Music Executive - Residential Interior Design
A mobility challenged woman who was retiring, asked for our help so she could use her bath tub again.
This is what we started with. Stock fixtures from 1984.
This bathroom had long lost its usefulness and was ready to be updated.
It just had to go!
Getting down to the bare bones and starting from scratch.
The only thing the customer really wanted was a jetted tub. She got her wish and then some.
Make sure you have a good water seal on things.
A little tile goes a long way.
A Little Help
If you look hard enough you can find ADA handles that look really nice. Our customer needed some extra help in the bathroom, so we had her sit down in the tub before we installed the handles, to see exactly where she would need them. What doesnt show is that there is an additional set of studs installed to the right, just as you step into the tub. This is in place for hen she needs another handle to help her get out. She wasn't ready for it yet, but we wanted to be prepared for the future.
Keeping It Clean
We wanted to make it as easy as possible for our client. We based the positioning of everything around her physical needs.
An outdated space and entirely too low.
Taking it down to the bear studs is sometimes better. In this case, we found nicked wires, incorrectly fitted studs and other issues. All which we were able to correct and prevent any further issues.
An all new look!
An LED strip can help brighten things up. Its on a wall switch or can be added as a plunger switch, upon opening the cabinet.
Mirror Mirror on The Wall.
New accessories helped to transform the space. Our customer did not loose her medicine cabinet storage. She gained more, infact.
Cheese and Popcorn
Time to get rid of that mess!
Popcorn all gone!
The linoleum was originally light beige. With age it yellowed.
So instead of putting a medicine cabinet in front, we put it behind! Now our client has a 36" tall one and she can see the back of her hair to fix it better.
With new flooring came, new hardware, new doors and a new look!
Completely inefficient and entirely too low
New Low Flow
A brand new ADA height toilet and super eco-friendly!
This was about all the extra storage she used to have
Bad flow rate, clogged holes and just ready to go.
The customer now has the option of using the Rain Shower or the hand held wall mount for a more stronger pressure and ease of cleaning down the shower.
Our customer was ready for a long bath.
We went ahead and changed out the door to match the down stairs doors. It also provided an inexpensive update.
A simple stencil kit and some fun prints added to the spa feeling she wanted, on a budget.
We raised the shower curtain up, but instead of ordering an expensive longer one we used an elegant window curtain and a long liner.
All automated. The extractor is on a sensor timer. The bathroom light automatically turns on and off.
We dont buy our fixtures form Big Box stores, we order them from the mfg. We get the good stuff!
One of those poorly installed studs we replaced with one that fit.
Retired Nurse's Bathroom - Residential Interior Design
Full Kitchen Remodel
We took this kitchen down to the studs and reconfigured the space with wider doorways, higher ceiling and updated electrical and plumbing. Custom cabinetry was made for the space
Custom cabinetry was installed to the specific size and height requirements that we needed.
From sealer to install
We completely gutted this bathroom and expanded it by taking some of the hallway for the new toilet area. A custom vanity was also built to accommodate the size requirements and angles.
We completely gutted this bathroom to the studs, installed new fittings, a jacuzzi tub, custom vanity, marble walls and new glass shower enclosure.
Dining Room Floors
We were using a few different flooring surfaces in this house so I incorporated the stone around the outside frame of the room to it blended more seamlessly into the next area.
We remodeled the staircase and added storage underneath. Then we added stone to all of the risers and created a more welcoming curved entry.
Travertine was used throughout the upstairs hallways and bathrooms. We tied it in with additional wood flooring in the bedrooms. We finished it off with a contemporary custom railing.
Top of stairs before and after
We added some interest to the top of the stairs with four niches and marble cubic from floor to ceiling. We also added pull down stairs and floored the attic area for future storage.
The front was updated and refreshed with a more contemporary trim, new door and custom shitters for the windows.
Updated Back Yard
As you can see in the previous pictures, it was a real before and after!
Patio before and after
We pretty had the entire back yard scraped out and replaced all of the fencing. Drainage was installed under the patio base and we added in landscaping to complete the look.
Full Renovation for Young Couple - Interior Design
Dilworth Home Staging
Our client, who is a well known commercial designer, asked us for help is staging her personal space, for a magazine shoot. We incorporated throws and pillows from our Aviva Stanoff collection and even silver from our own personal collection. The silver tray is from the original wedding silver of our principal designers mothers collection (circa 1964).
We utilized products from Magnolia Emporium, including art from Joyce Wynes.
Dilworth Home Staging
We added a dramatic touch to the dining table by layering a moss runner and natural fur pelt. We utilized the owners existing art and hung them on the wall.
We accessorized the clients bedroom with pilows from Magnolia Emporium and wrote the clients name on the front 'Mermaid' pillow, designed by Aviva Stanoff.
Townhouse Photo Shoot - Home Staging
Renovated Commercial Business
The before and after pictures are quite dramatically different!
New Retail Space
Built in 1940 this building had seen better days. All the previous openings had been bricked up. The sidewalk needed replacing as well.
South End Retail Business - Full Renovation
The owner excitedly showing off his OPEN sign for his new coffee shop.
The owners wanted a fun, inviting, eclectic and casual experience. They approved of each idea and the result was this really fun and funky vibe of a coffee shop.
Finishing up the walls, testing colors and building coffee bars.
New Drive Through
We converted an old sliding glass door into the perfect drive up window.
How things look when you have to run new plumbing.
Take a Left
Trenching for everything my customer needed, including a sump pump.
A really warm and inviting atmosphere for this fun and eclectic coffee shop.
Time to refresh the front of the building with a new awning. Next is some fresh paint for the new drive up window.
Keeping things wrapped up while we work.
What Can We Get You
The new menu board is ready for customers.
We converted two palettes into a fun coffee table.
We added a full sized chalk board so everyone could have fun sharing their artistic talents.
We added several construction materials for the décor. It helped keep a funky vibe.
The NEW Coffee sign is up and ready for customers.
We had a lot of fun scavenging thrift stores to create this fun and eclectic bathroom experience.
Tile going in.... what a difference some new tile makes.
Lets Try This
Laying out the pattern to put on the bathroom wall.
We scored this big wire spool to use as a coffee table.
We got the delivery of a bunch of our treasure finds.
Artists at Work
My muralist was hard at work creating something really fun.
We boxed in around the metal roofing material we added to the walls. It not only kept sharp edges contained, it added a nice accent.
Time to Paint
Getting everything taped off and ready to paint.
I had the business logo added to the back wall so that every time a customer was at the counter, they would be reminded of the brand.
The owner; to the far left, was excitedly watching the installation of the new metal walls.
I had walls added to enclose the back area. It allowed us to create a whole storage area and supply room for all of their products.
First order of business in the old bathroom was taking everything out!
Out With The Old
The former dry cleaners sign was coming down to make way for the new Coffee Shop Sign.
The new floor sealer is down and ready for furniture.
We had to put a few coats on to make sure that yellow popped out!
We found a great collection of gently used tables and chairs to stock the seating area of the coffee shop.
Keeping Things Exposed
We decided to leave some of the concrete block exposed and build a ledge for phones, art and coffee cups to sit.
I added blue painters tape to the ceiling before they sprayed it. Then we came back and added two additional colors from about 50 spray cans.
Mid Century Modern
These really fun globes were a real treasure find for the space.
Beginning to Build
The frame work is going up for the new storage and supply area.
Lighting It Up
Lights have gone in and now we are ready to start placing fixtures.
The owner insisted on having our logo up someplace in the space, so my muralist painted one in the colors of the shop.
The mural really turned out great, on the wall. We worked with the owner to figure out what he wanted and we ended up highlighting various buildings in town and adding some historic figures.
Let Start This
Working our way from the front entry back...
The ceiling is now full painted and we pulled off the blue painters tape to add a funky and fun design.
The framing is done for the new drive through window. Now to add some trim.
Here is the original sketch from my muralist.
One of the many fun colors we added to the walls.
We used many MDF retail counters as the forms and shelving to keep costs down and then framed them in and added a counter top.
Ready for A Cup
This space is now ready for the customers to arrive.
We added some extra additions for the customers to have.
Framed up and counter on, now to add some more metal roofing material for the finishing touch.
Sometimes if your drainage pitch is not where it needs to be, you have to add a sump pump in.
Kannapolis, NC Coffee Shop - Full Renovation
Ready to Get Started
This building is about to get transformed inside and out.
This entire driveway area is about to be pulled up and fresh new concrete will be laid down.
It doesn't look like much right now, but this is about to be transformed into a great drive through for coffee.
A whole bunch of fresh new concrete makes for a great look for this soon to be drive through.
Adding wood to walls and getting ready to have the counters built.
Trenching the floors to make way for the new plumbing.
Keeping the upper wall for a mural and taking out the lower walls.
Lets Take This Out
Getting ready to remove most of this non-bearing wall.
Taking out those previous walls really helped to open up the space. We left the upper wall for the signature mural that we add to each of this owners coffee shops.
Going over our next steps in updating this space.
Adding wood to the walls and ceilings really made a really nice warm touch to this cozy coffee shop.
The patio was over grown with vines and weeds. We stripped them all out and now about to transform the space.
Looking forward to turning this fun patio into a welcoming space.
Time to being in some elements from the other coffee shops we designed for them.
The patio was great for extra storage of work materials, but it was beginning to get too much!
China Groove, NC Coffee Shop - Full Renovation
We made sure all the walls were properly patched before we painted them for the new look.
Bridal Business designed by Magnolia Emporium
The completed lobby area for this bridal gift business, based in Greenville, SC.
Lots of deliveries have arrived for this newly refurnished lobby area.
Furniture Has Arrived
We choose IKEA furniture for this heavily trafficked lobby area, for this bridal boutique business.
A New Work Station
About to transform this piece into a very workable table for two to three employees at a time.
Custom Work Bench
We created a custom work bench from a used kitchen cabinet and added electrical, storage boxes, wheels and poles to hold ribbons on.
Greenville SC Bridal Business - Build Out
Vicki's Custom Walls
Vicki's Custom Walls is a Full Service Wallpapering Business. I specialize in high end, custom installations for Interior Designers, Custom home builders and Homeowners in the Charlotte and surrounding areas.