The Design of Life

a perspective on beauty beyond the home: elements and inspiration drawn from life and all the senses.  Mgroup chronicles style and thoughts on everything design. From home and fashion to music and travel, we observe… Continue reading

Royal History

We love the classic, refined style of polished marble, whether applied in a hotel lobby or a residential bathroom.  There is a variety of different marble types available in the market today, ranging… Continue reading

Savannah on my mind

On a trip to Georgia, my husband and I had the opportunity to spend a day in beautiful Savannah, before returning to Texas.  Walking through the city, I was struck not only by… Continue reading


Browsing a local flea market, I ran across a piece of art that I simply could not live without.  Though a print, it is an original 1950’s museum print of Marie Laurencin, embossed… Continue reading

Happy Glass

I am not an avid pursuer of collections, generally preferring exotic, one-off items, but I have inherited from my mother a collection of Depression Glass that always brings me joy.  In the 1970’s,… Continue reading

Lay Of The Land

A tenet of good architecture is to work with the surrounding environment, rather than strive against it.  While today’s technology allows us to achieve virtually any lifestyle we desire, no matter the setting,… Continue reading

All Wrapped Up

Art is personal, and whether in your home or behind your desk at the office, it says something about you.  For that reason, we often find it difficult to locate that perfect piece… Continue reading

Bowling For Storage

Vessels of various shapes, sizes and materials are like kryptonite – we simply can’t pull ourselves away.  But not to worry, there’s always a use for an interesting dish! Instead of boring office… Continue reading

Craving Color

Often we have clients who crave the pop and drama of strong color, but are afraid to commit to an entire room or setting.  To help them escape the ”brown paper bag”, we… Continue reading

Historic Simplicity

On a recent trip to Virginia, I made a stop in Historic Williamsburg and found inspiration in the beauty of simple forms.  The town stands in preservation of our national heritage – something… Continue reading

Big Box Rocks

Mgroup Studio is housed in the historic McKinney Cotton Mill, a 100+ year old structure with original brick walls and wood floors.  The 16-foot high planked ceiling with exposed beams is one of… Continue reading