Resources

Index of Resources

The MMID Interior Design Resource Center provides a wide variety of resources and tools for professional interior designers and homeowners. 


Articles

There is so much to read on the web.  Marta and her team are constantly sifting through relevant articles on home and commercial interior design to share.  We've listed some of the more valuable and interesting articles below.  Enjoy!

BAMBOO is a natural surface covering material that has many of the properties of hardwood flooring, even though it is actually produced from a type of grass. It shares many of the positive benefits of a hardwood floor, as well as the drawbacks and vulnerabilities. The more you understand the properties of this material, the better informed you will be when making a purchasing or maintenance decision.

Read the full article at THE SPRUCE.

Ipe and Teak are two of the highest quality woods available today. These two lumbers are both prized for their beauty and durability, but despite their similarities, Ipe and Teak are two very different types of wood. If you are seeking a high end lumber option and are considering using Ipe or Teak for your project, read the full article at ADVERTICIA.COM

Khoi Vo is Professor and Head of the Department of Interior Architecture at UNC Greensboro.  In this article, published by Triad Business Journal, Mr. Vo discusses the importance of Interior Design in today’s Healthy Workplace.  Read the full article published in Triad Business Journal.


 

Events

Upcoming events that should be on your "short list" if a home remodeling, redesign, or new construction is in your future.

The dates for the upcoming High Point Furniture Market events are below.   Learn more at the FURNITURE MARKET website.

2018 Spring:   April 14 – 18

2018 Fall:        October 13 – 17

The Spring 2018  dates for the popular Greensboro and Winston Salem Parade of Homes will be April 28 – 29 and May 5 – 6.

Don’t miss this great event for home decor and interior design inspiration.  Learn more about the event at the GREENSBORO BUILDERS ASSOCIATION Website.

Don’t miss this great event to tour some of Greensboro’s finest remodeled home projects.

Upcoming dates for 2018 will be announced soon.


 

Tools

The Marta Mitchell Interior Design team uses numerous complex tools and software platforms in their design process.  We have provided some simple design tools below that will be useful (and fun!) for you.

Working through color selections can be overwhelming. Use this HANDY COLOR PICKER from Sherwin Williams to help visualize how different colors will look in your space.


 

Books & Magazines

These books and magazines are dedicated to the topics of interior design and home decor.  Another great resource for inspiration.

ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST MAGAZINE is the source for interior design and decor inspiration.


 

Interior Design Newsletters & Blogs

Newsletters and blogs can help you explore different styles, trends, and ensure your home interior and decor stays current.  Below are several of our "must read" sources.

A list of key Blogs wouldn’t be complete without our own blog of course.  Be sure and visit our BLOG and follow us on social media for tips and trends.

Explore topics, get inspired,  and join conversations on the Marta Mitchell Interior Design Facebook page.

Design pros and homeowners alike connect with Marta and the MMID team on LinkedIN.  Join us on LinkedIN.

Browse around the MMID design board for ideas and inspiration.  Follow us on Pinterest.

Furniture.com is the online store for some of the largest furniture retailers in the United States.  Their website features a sections on Tips and Trends in furniture.  Always an inspiration.  Learn more at their website. 

 

Explore how to use High-gloss finishes to deliver high impact to your decor in this edition of Sherwin Williams STIR Magazine.


 

Frequently Asked Questions

Our daily conversations with clients often surfaces some of the similar type questions.  You may be seeking an answer to these interior design and home decor dilemmas too.  In the coming months we will be posting FAQs that we hope you will find helpful.  In the meantime, if you have a question, feel free to reach out to us.

Marta and her team use 3D renderings and walk-thru technology to help clients visualize the space.  The rendering technology we use creates images that are incredibly life-like.  It can be difficult to distinguish between a rendering and a “real picture”.

We hear time and time again that this technology helps our clients make decisions they feel confident about.  Renderings are also a great way to communicate design details that can otherwise be difficult to convey.

See examples of renderings on our capabilities page and learn how we use them in our recent blog post.

Tile is one of the most versatile mediums in your home. Selecting the best tile to use for your new home or home renovation project can be confusing with all the options available today. When it comes to tile selection, there are several factors to consider such as material, cost, placement, and installation. Because tile is available in such a wide variety, it can really bring some exciting character to your home.   Read more about selecting tile for your home interior in our blog post The Thick and Thin of Tile Selection.

A mirror can serve many purposes when applied to an interior space. Even when used in the most obvious application, it can yield many other benefits that the user may not be aware of.  While the use of a mirror can add to your space visually, it can also create a whole spectrum of graphic effects.  Read more about how to select the perfect mirror for your home interior in our blog post Mirrors! They can reflect your personality.

Rugs have the power to affect the entire area that they’re in, and that’s a powerful tool when it comes to redecorating. A new rug could be exactly what you need when you’re looking for a dramatic, quick, and inexpensive change.   Read more about selecting rugs for your home interior in our blog article One Items that Packs the Biggest Punch – Rugs.