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In the mean time, I working on a renovation timeline post to share and will give you a fun before and after of the exterior of our house.  New addition, new colors, new portico, and new landscaping to top it off. Once things come into bloom, I’d love to share an updated picture of my new, and lovely perennial garden designed with landscape designer, Andrea Nilsen!


This is our before:




Best of Houzz Design 2016!

Remodeling and Home Design


Meghan Shadrick Interiors of Arlington, MA 

Awarded Best Of Houzz 2016

Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, 

Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World

Arlington, MA, March 25, 2016 – Meghan Shadrick Interiors of Arlington has won “Best Of Design,” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The design firm which just celebrated 5 years of business in Arlington, MA was chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 35 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2015. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2016” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of  their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

“We are thrilled and honored to be included in the 2016 Best of Houzz for Design!  Knowing that our projects are being appreciated by the large community of Houzz users is truly one of the best compliments a designer can receive!”                          

“Anyone building, remodeling or decorating looks to Houzz for the most talented and service-oriented professionals” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We’re so pleased to recognize Meghan Shadrick Interiors, voted one of our “Best Of Houzz” professionals by our enormous community of homeowners and design enthusiasts actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

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Mod Cottage Before & After

Well, I’ve got a yummy post today.  Everyone loves before and afters, and since I’m so tardy posting anything at all that is going on around here- and there’s been a lot, I figure a short and sweet feast for the eyes is in order.

My client hired me to help finish out three rooms in her home: the living area, master bedroom, and turn a third bedroom into sitting room.   She recently painted the home, and that was our jumping off point. She also wanted to reuse much of the existing furniture while layering in some new pieces.   The living room did end up with a new light and neutral wall color (Ben Moore Spanish White) to allow the new eating area, window treatments, and accessories to shine.  I dubbed this project mod cottage as we mixed clean lined modern pieces into the mix while retaining the cottage feel of the home.  This also helped blend some of the new construction a.k.a contemporary aspects of the home with clients transitional style.

I also owe a huge thank you for photographer Sean Litchfield’s  great talent!!

















Spring Gardening

I’ve got landscaping on my mind.  With warmer days settling in,  along with the final details coming together for the sunroom/playroom addition, we are also trying to incorporate a new patio connecting to the the sunroom.

We have a cute garden path right next to the sunroom as well, and the new addition will actually come out 3 feet closer to the path:

It will be brimming with plants in the months to come.  Besides the bulbs coming up and the Hydrangea vines against the fence, I’m not sure whats there.  I’d I like to imagine it could look like is something like this (ok, perhaps I need a warmer climate):

Photo credit: DK- Garden Design

Or this (more to New England climate):

Photo Credit DK – Garden Design

I’ve been reading up on Piet Oudolph, a landscape architect who is somewhat new to me.  I really love his philosophy of incorporating many perennials, and indigenous plants in a landscape.  His gardens are wonderfully wild and structured all at the same time.

Some of Piet’s work:


His gardens are meticulously planned and organized yet they really feel natural.  Hiring a landscape architect is not on the horizon for us, however, I was happy to learn that Mahoney’s garden center in Winchester will provide a landscape plan customized for your house for a very affordable fee.  Similar to the type of interior design services I provide, they can make a plan, and you can implement it yourself, or for an added fee they will do it all for you.

I’m not one with a green thumb- its somewhere between green and black, but I do like to garden.  Since we didn’t move into our house until September of this past year, we missed nearly all of the flowering season.  From what I can remember, there are ALOT of plantings.  I am pinning away ideas on my Pinterest boards, see here and here, but I don’t plan to do much this year in the way of landscaping.  I will focus on getting a vegetable and herb garden going, and wait to see what sprouts up in our front and back yard over the summer.

I will be following my own advice though, which is to get a plan nailed down, and to purchase the right the first time.  An overall vision will keep us from purchasing or doing things that will be a waste of time and money, or really don’t make sense in the long run.

Also, I found a useful gardening tip sheet on getting your spring gardening on. Check out the link below.

http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/7915493/list/Northeast-Gardener-s-April-Checklist w=300

Happy Spring planting!!!