Monday, April 22, 2013

Mix it up Monday!

We are starting a new series on our blog called "Mix it up Mondays."  Two Mondays a month, we will show you how we  mix up our traditional English furniture, with more contemporary, up to date furniture lines we represent.  Our love for Antiques and Traditional Furniture will never change, but we do like to mix up it up a bit.  To start, here is our first "Mix it up Monday"-

Traditional Living Room
from Left to Right-

1) "Study of Rebecca" by Meredith Keith
2) Orion Chandelier
3) Todd Murphy Shadow Box
4)Pablo Console Table
5) Como Sofa
6) Two #175 Nessa Side Tables
7) #1103 Tufted Wing Chair

All items can be found at Holland & Co./MacRae Designs!

Friday, April 19, 2013


     If you missed Mary's house, in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, designed by Susan Ferrier, the palette was inspired by a trio of University of the South Uniforms, worn by her great grandfather.  With our obviously love for the English, we find lots of inspiration in uniforms.  Here are a few of our favorite images-

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

ADAC: Behind the Windows

Yesterday we revealed our 
ADAC: Behind the Windows Vignette 
McAlpine Booth & Ferrier.  
Here is the real behind the behind window view. 
If you have not been following us on Instagram, here is glimpse of our process-

The process started with an empty showroom (Suite 323), and a challenging carpet color.

Susan and Bobby were ready for the adventure
dressed to match our vignette of course.

We started by bringing in furniture from McAlpine Home's Collection for MacRae Designs-

Bobby started stacking the Blount Chapel Side chairs for a musical, melody, flowing look-

And the Down Low Bar Mates-

We decided we needed a pop of white in this dark room, so we added white vases to the mix.

Once the furniture was brought in, Bobby & Susan decided to place painter's cloth to cover the carpet.  
This also gave the Vignette a great, unfinished, "work in progress" look-

And we added stainless steal, industrial fans . . . . 

We then hung antlers from Mary's great collection- 

Brian stopped by and painted one Mirror, so we could have a pair-

Next, 14 McAlpine Booth & Ferrier/MacRae logos were applied to the windows to resemble musical notes, 
singing down the hallway-

We also added our MacRae Logo to the paint cans 
and white vases-

We hope you will enjoy our visual song.
The finished product is now unveiled, so stop by ADAC- Suite 323 to hear the music!

Friday, April 5, 2013


Like most others in the Design World, we have found ourselves enthralled with Instagram.  We thought by creating an account, we could reveal to you what goes on behind the scenes, in the day to day aspects of our showroom.  Our account name is HOLLANDMACRAE, so be sure to find us!
If you have not found us, this is what has been going on in our Instagram World, from present to past-

Resetting the showroom with our new container!

The Scout Guide arrived, hot off the press!

We opened up the Scout Guide to find Mary under the Ginkgo tree!

Our container arrived from the UK!

Our new Curtain Panels were installed from Les Indiennes!

The showroom met Fernandez & True at the new KR Steak Bar in ADAC West!

Our first Insta- Our crazy Architect's study installed in our Fishbowl!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


April is here!  This is what we have in store for the month-

15th- Taxes due & our Vignette unveiling with 
McAlpine Booth Ferrier
18th - ASID Party
19th- Show House opening
22nd- Earth Day
20-25th- Highpoint
30th- Our next Container arrives

Here are a few fun, inspiring Spring shots to leave you with-