Time with my mother (Tiny) is something that I treasure. The older I get, the more I treasure time spent with her. It could be doing absolutely nothing, wandering boutique shops, or laughing so hard we can't breathe. She's the kind of woman I want to be when I grow up. Kind, patient, and full of grace.
We aim to, once a year, take a girls trip. With me moving to North Carolina, the birth of my niece, and life, our girls trip has been put on hold for a few years. So this year, we decided to make the trek to Waco, Texas, and then on to Round Top for the antique and interior design fair.
We stayed at the most precious Air BnB, The Forest Cottage, and made that our home base for a few nights. Everything about this little cottage was perfect and spoke to my love language. It was so peaceful. From the little notes, goodies, and handmade soap. The host, were absolutely wonderful.
I'm a planner, the make-a-list-to-cross-off-my-list type planner. So when making a list of items I wanted to purchase, and things I wanted to do, and see; Magnolia Market was at the top of the list. I had read somewhere if you wanted to visit the bakery, go before the market opens so you don't have to wait too long in line. In the afternoons, it's rumored that people will wait hours to get goodies (which is so true!).
We probably did not even wait fifteen minutes, but I would have waited longer; It was probably the best cup of coffee that I had all week. And being GF, I was happy that they had options that were baked somewhere else and brought in since their kitchen space doesn't accommodate that. Tiny was able to enjoy an incredible muffin, and we were able to sit on the precious patio and eat our treats before going into Magnolia Market.
You've probably heard it before, but something about that place is magical. I don't know if it's the inspiration that you get while you're there, or the fact that every-little-detail had been thought of. Or maybe, a combination of both. Either way, I'm so grateful for the time spent with Tiny, and the visit to Magnolia Market.
The displays were so thoughtfully crafted, the space was open, and the staff were true displays of southern hospitality. Bravo, Joanna+Chip.
Below are just a few images of our trip! If you ever get the chance to stop in, do. You won't regret it.
Hey there, I'm Jessie!
I figured it's about time for an introduction other than the generic "about." Maeve Interiors is all about authenticity, genuineness, and grace - so here's a glimpse into my life where I try to practice those three things on a daily basis.
Most Days you can find me writing, creating, dreaming up spaces or ideas of what I can do to my little ranch.
I'm mostly known for my smile - I'm pretty sure I don't stop smiling.
People have referred to me as encouraging.
I love serving the world through hospitality.
The things I'm most passionate about in life are cresting spaces of grace and sanctuary.
I design for people who need help creating the perfect space in their home and are yearning for a place to unwind, make memories, entertain and live.
I design for people who need help pulling it all together.
I work with helping people put their dreams into action and figuring out their space and style.
I'm lucky to be able to do what I love and help people design the space they've been pinning for years.
When I'm not busy designing, you can catch me exploring Charlotte, running, traveling, and perusing antique stores (hello, Charlotte treasures)!
Originally I'm from Nashville, and relocated to Charlotte in 2016. I live right outside of Plaza Midwood and have a little mid-century ranch that I have BIG dreams for.
You can find me most often hanging with my boyfriend, Christopher, and our adorable
7 month old Cavapoo, Cash.
I love to travel and am excited to incorporate that into my design and the blog. Aside from traveling back to Nashville, a few of my favorite spots are Asheville, and anywhere on the Gulf Coast - hello, Rosemary Beach and Seaside. Boston holds a special place in my heart too, the cafes, the architecture, the pastries!
If you're dying to hear more, here are 5 things you may not know about me:
1. I've been rearranging and decorating for as long as I can remember. I used to lay awake at night as a kid and wait until the house was quiet to re-organize and re-arrange. Bless my parents patience.
2. I was a total tomboy growing up. Determined to keep up with my older brother, if someone told me, "you can't," my reply was typically, "watch me." This determination has served me well in life though.
3. I love to read. And if you're wondering what my favorite book is, it's "When Crickets Cry" by Charles Martin.
4. I've always wanted to be an interior designer but, I have a degree in communications and am slowly-but-surely working on my masters in Crisis Communication.
5. There isn't much I enjoy more than authentic conversation. Except maybe coffee. Or wine. That might be a toss-up.
Still here? Let's connect!
The Kitchen is the heart of the home. No matter how large, or small. Last week, I stood in my galley kitchen laughing as so many people were gathered there I couldn't pass through. I have large dreams of knocking down walls, relocating the kitchen an island and a farmhouse sink. But, for now.. I'll live vicariously through clients designing the kitchen of their dreams
The client I worked with on this kitchen design was a joy. Initial conversations of this-could-go-here, and that-could-go-there had taken place, and I was called in to help during the process to help make final decisions. They already had an awesome general contractor lined up, and I worked directly with the homeowners to finalize the space. Picking out counter tops, cabinet styles, back-splashes, lighting, and hardware. They had goals for a clean crisp space that maximized physical space of the galley kitchen.
Y'all, I am literally kicking myself that I didn't take before pictures. The transformation is unbelievable. We chose drawers for the bottom cabinets as opposed to cabinets to maximize storage. there are a few strategically places lower cabinet doors, storage for pans, butcher blocks, etc. Where this kitchen didn't have a pantry before, now stands the refrigerator with cabinets surrounding it. and on the opposite wall, stands a pantry cabinet. There are angled cabinets placed on the side of the cabinets, one to serve as a utility cabinet, the other for spices. Instead of tiling the kitchen, we pulled hardwoods through to continue the flow of the house.
With all of that being said, one of my favorite parts of the kitchen is the antique sliding barn style door that leads to the basement. After debating on painting, whitewashing, and/or staining, we decided that natural was perfect. A perfect blend of rustic and traditional.
Door: Restoration Station
Light: TJ Maxx
Bar stools: Pottery Barn
The Abbey is one of our most recent projects and it lives in the world of combining congruent, transitional, clean, a touch of modern, and masculine style. With modern + masculine + transitional, it's easy to get caught up in the clean lines, or the masculine features. With The Abbey, the way that was combated and broken up with with texture. From the original House of Maeve artwork, to the custom pillows from K2 Studios in Asheville. Between the art, the pillows, and rug, the textures soften the space and give you that warm and welcoming vibe.
When we were doing the consultation on the space, what was determined is that the client needed a space that was a 'sanctuary.' No matter how busy work schedule, and life; a place that was crisp, clean, and relaxing. The plants not only pull color into the space, they are all air purifying plants that bring that naturally into play. The consistent theme of monotone, brass and a pop of color was used throughout to bring the space together.
Enjoy, and if you're interested in having a consult done on your space, or having custom artwork, please feel free to reach out to us directly on our contact page.
A work in process, the website for Maeve Interiors is shaping up. It has been a slow process, as the main focus of Maeve Interiors is our clients and their spaces. Please come check us out on Instagram, and on Facebook to follow the progress of Maeve and check back for more updates!
Thank you for your encouragement, support, and listening ears as Maeve is taking shape here in Charlotte!