an announcement, client master suite, the cottage project, & local kitchen design board

Hi friends- I hope you're having a great weekend!  I have plenty of random updates to share with you, so grab your favorite drink and let's catch up.

 First up, and most important...I'm making some major changes to my business.  When I started this blog three years ago I could not imagine how it would grow into my business.  I simply wanted to write about interior design and was naming a blog.  But now it's time to move forward and name my interior design business.
Here's a peek at my new logo for Abby M. Interiors.  
Although I'm scared to totally re-brand my business and blog, I count it a necessary growing pain to move forward.  Of course I'm scared that I will lose readers when my site moves, but my hope is that you'll move with me and be happy with the new look.

The Cottage Project client is moving along swimmingly.   Her master bedroom didn't even have walls when we started, and now we've got furniture, art, and even accessories.

Her new sofa arrived in the living room and I selected this fabric for the pillows that came with the sofa.  My trick?  Don't actually use the pillows they give you on the sofa.  Think how you might use them somewhere else in the room.  These pillows landed on her wingbacks.
To see more from #thecottageproject click here.

My clients in Bloomfield Hills are ready to finish their master suite.  We've got the finishes nailed down for the bathroom...

This Macaubus White granite is for the top of the vanity.  It's insanely gorgeous.  I had never seen it before, but it's totally lovely.

Now I'm on the hunt for the perfect vanity.  Not easy, because they want a large vanity but without double sinks.  I'd like a reclaimed/rustic pine finish.  Something similar to this.  I'll keep you in the loop.
My inspiration for their master bedroom is below.  Grasscloth, tone-on-tone drapes, painted ceiling, and texture are what I'm scheming.

I currently have two clients in the Rockford area--both kitchens.  This one is more of an update than a renovation, but these changes will make a HUGE difference in their overall kitchen.  I've included a photo from the way the kitchen looks now on the board, but everything else is new.  We met at the granite store this week and they approved the hexagon milk backsplash and River White granite for the island.  They are keeping all the cabinets, but I'm going for an organic modern feel with plenty of natural elements.

Thanks for reading and spending time here!  I so appreciate you.  Come back this week for more before and after shots--including a gorgeous fireplace makeover from an e-design client.

If you are interested in working together to create a home you truly love,
click here for more information. 

Let's connect!  


  1. Congrats on growing your business Abby! Your logo is great--love it the dots--.very clean and current. You're projects are exciting.

  2. Love your new logo. And I feel absolutely certain that I need that white granite in my life!

  3. congrats Abby! cant wait to see the new site!

  4. Your logo looks great, Abby! I had to do the same thing when I changed the name of my blog - it was hard, but so worth it. People will follow you across the change because you are so talented and do beautiful work!!

  5. Oh my goodness, you read my mind! I am going through the same things right now with my business. I am even ready to title one of my newest posts "When the blog comes before the business." I started my business name similar to my blog's name, but changed it to my own name last year. I am going through the same process of thinking about whether to change the blog name to match. It is all so up in the air for me right now. I will definitely follow along when you change your site! You're one of my faves! :) Glad to hear you are taking the plunge. It will probably be easier in the long run, when they are all the same name!

  6. The world of blogging I think we are all surprised about how something that is fun and a joy to do could also bring work and possibly income. Thats great its working out for you :) I love the logo very professional.

  7. Loving that Rockford kitchen reno board!! It is so overwhelming making those business changes but you will be so happy with the results. Once baby #2 arrives and we're more settled I'd like to start focusing on restructuring a bit as well.

  8. Loving your new logo and can't wait to see the new identity come together. You are rockin' the projects Abby, everything looks amazing! Have fun and keep up the great work!

  9. Loving how everything is progressing and congratulations on the growing pains - they are a good thing! :)

  10. Wow ~ this is just an entire post of goodness! I'm so excited for you and what's in store for your business! :-D


Abby Manchesky Interiors is a boutique design firm based in Grand Rapids, MI. Combining the new traditional, vintage and a dash of the unexpected is her ideal. Contact Abby Manchesky Interiors for more information on available interior design services for clients near and far. abbyminteriors@gmail.com | 616.719.9400


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