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Joanie McGrath

Joanie has created beautiful interior & exterior designs in Scottsdale, Denver, and now Charlotte. She makes interior design fun for her clients by creating unique visions with their style. Joanie also incorporates green ideas & materials into all her projects.

Front Door Inspiration
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Front Door Inspiration

Your front door is the first impression about your home.  So why not make a statement and express the inner you? My intrigue regarding front doors started when I lived in Italy for a year.  Doors tell a story, they have a mystery to them, and, an energy that can be inviting or not. Travel your favorite neighborhoods to get inspiration.  Each home you travel...

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25 Jul 2018
The Art of Hanging Art
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The Art of Hanging Art

How do we know what’s the correct height to hang a piece of art?  All too often art is hung too high!  And all to often hanging art may seem subjective – in other words, “what feels right.”     Let’s take a different approach: I like to start from the floor up to 60 inches.  This is the imaginary horizontal  line that falls across...

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20 Mar 2018
Make the Most with Your Coffee Table
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Make the Most with Your Coffee Table

 Coffee tables should tell a story about the owner of a home.  It is central to where friends and family gather to enjoy each others company.  Here are a few ideas on how to make the most out of your coffee table: Place objects that have a personal meaning – something collected or cherished.  I have hearts on my coffee table.  It’s something my family...

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11 Oct 2017
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FallingWater Interior Design Earns 2017 Angie’s List Super Service Award

FallingWater Interior Design Earns Esteemed 2017 Angie’s List Super Service Award Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service FallingWater LLC has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of customer service to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2016. This achievement is particularly significant as Angie’s List experienced unprecedented member...

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11 Jan 2017
Kitchen Lighting Ideas
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Kitchen Lighting Ideas

The kitchen is the heart of the home. And, there’s no other room in the house where we multi-task as much. In our kitchens we: Prepare Meals Socialize Do Homework Play games Pay bills Have a Work space/Home office The kitchen is a substantial remodeling project and the lighting design tops the list when planning out a kitchen. It’s important to think in terms of...

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03 Aug 2016
How to Use Color in Interior Design
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How to Use Color in Interior Design

When it comes to color choice and interior design for your home, there are no hard and fast rules. It’s about your vision and what color palette makes you feel comfortable. There are three popular techniques when considering new color for your interior spaces: Techniques for Considering Color in a New Home: Colored Walls and White Woodwork This tradition style of applying one color to...

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24 Feb 2016
Designing Around Fireplaces
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Designing Around Fireplaces

The <strong>fireplace</strong> is the focal architectural feature of a room.  Fireplace mantels can be the focus of custom interior design.  The mantel offers a unique opportunity for the designer to create a personal statement unique to the room, and potentially reflecting the style and personality of the homeowner.  The choice of material for the fireplace mantel and surround includes such rich materials as marble, limestone,...

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28 Dec 2015
Creating A Desert Mountain Retreat
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Creating A Desert Mountain Retreat

This Desert Mountain retreat was created with a color palette of soft greens, yellows, and purples reflecting the hues in a Sonoran sunset; and the subtle glittering throughout the slate flooring, with its trapezoids and triangles, continues the theme. Three rooms in particular define the home: the great room, the kitchen, and the master bedroom. In the great room, undraped floor to ceiling windows look...

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21 Dec 2015
What to Do About Your Garage
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What to Do About Your Garage

Add Storage to Your Garage Today’s new homes are designed with open spaces architecture, often resulting in less storage areas. Your garage is the perfect space to add storage space and increase the value of your home at the same time. Garage Flooring Concrete flooring is nice when it’s new, but over time, stains accumulate and you have a dirty looking garage floor no matter...

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