Interior Design – An Exhilarating Adventure At MDK Designs

Melanie Kokoros, MDK Designs

Melanie D. Kokoros

Melanie D. Kokoros, Interior Designer

When I first started MDK Designs in 2003, I had no idea how fulfilling and exhilarating this business would be. Creating spaces that are intimate in nature, functional, beautiful and balanced has been a dream come true. Meeting and working with so many wonderful clients, while transforming their homes and businesses, has been more than I could have ever imagined.

As excited as I was to begin this adventure back in 2003, I am even more excited to introduce the next transformation of MDK Designs in the form of my brand new website and Image.

Through this new website, I want to give you a look into my world of interior design and decoration. With a new digital design, I am very excited to launch new and innovative ideas online for my clients and readers in the Wellesley, MA , Weston, MA, Boston, MA and surrounding areas.

What can you expect from this new look and design?

  • Weekly blogs with the latest trends in design and decor
  • Tips and tricks to improve your interior space
  • Design inspirations
  • Client features and visual transformation

I encourage you to read my blog regularly and visit my Twitter and Facebook page to share your thoughts and feedback. Additionally, if you love what you see, contact me to talk about transforming your space. I am so very passionate about interior design and the work I do with my clients. I can’t wait to share new ideas and innovative spaces with you as you begin your very own transformation.

~ Melanie Kokoros


Top 6 Trends for Spring


Can you believe it’s already Spring? With interior design ideas brewing around-the-clock, we’re so excited to dive into some incredible trends for Spring 2015. From pastels to geometric shapes – and everything in between – below are our Top 6 Trends for Spring 2015.

1. Pastels. We really couldn’t be more excited about this one. For Spring 2015, there is a move toward cooler, and softer hues that sku on the cooler sidel. With understated brights and pastels, think nature and neutrals – two things that suit any home. Pastel colors brighten and illuminate your home. This inspiration is surely coming from the runway and right into interior design.

2. Accent Pieces. Accent pieces are the perfect way to bring a pop of color and interest to your home. From a mohair throw and silk wall fabric to a geographic rug pattern and stacked leather containers , accent pieces add style, texture and color to your living areas. Don’t be afraid to browse around for unique pieces that will bring character and reflect your personality.

3. Quirky Stripes and Graphics. Why stick to the straight and narrow when it comes to your home? After all, your abode is an extension of your personal style. Bold colors, patterns and unconventional graphics are not only for the runway…bringing them into your home is an amazing way to incorporate a variety of effects and a tailored look that is fashion forward.

4. Sculptures. Much like unique accent pieces, sculptures will be making their way into homes. Acting as an addition to both walls and shelves, sculptures are the perfect mix of traditional and modern, fused into one. Sculptures are more exciting than the traditional vase and compliment any space.

5. Eclectic Wall Ornaments. The days of keeping square frames grouped with square frames and circular images grouped exclusively together are gone (and that’s a great thing). Expect to see an assortment of eclectic wall ornaments with multi-faceted frames and color palettes.

6. Vintage Prints. We love vintage prints at any time of the year, but these elements really pop in the Spring. Integrate these with your modern-chic interior or or find that perfect print and frame to hang in your master bedroom, living room or hallways. Have some fun with the search!

Who’s ready for the Spring? We certainly are. With ideas brewing in our notebooks and compiling palettes around-the-clock, we couldn’t be more excited to see what Spring has to offer for interior design.

Ready to chat more? Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.


Organizing Your Home for Spring

Closet Design

After acquainting yourself with our top trends for Spring, you’re likely fretting about all of the interior Winter decor you need to store away and save for just a few more seasons. Equipped with knowledge of the best interior design tips and tricks, we have compiled our suggestions for organizing your home and preparing it for the Spring.

Closet Organization

The often dreaded – but always appreciated – closet organization. Once every season (at the beginning, if possible) take out all of the clothes in your master bedroom closet. All of them – each and every one. Decide which items you need to keep and which items you can donate, sell, or pass along to friends and relatives. Will you really be wearing that red blouse again? Has that sweater defied the odds and stood the test of time, or is it ready to be thrown into the donation hamper? Although this is never an easy task, it’s necessary – and fulfilling, we promise. Stick by the rule, If you haven’t worn it in a year, it’s time to give it to someone who will, this will keep you organized in the future.

Kitchen Cabinet Organization

If you’re a fabulous home chef, or if you simply like to whip up a fresh salad and organic chicken every once in a while, it’s time for kitchen cabinet organization. From your utensils drawer to your pots and pans, take inventory of what you have. Do you have space for a new juicer? Do you really need that extra, extra large pot for your family of four, or can you pass it along to someone else? Let you kitchen cabinets shine and feel like new again. Once you remove all your cabinet clutter, you will realize that you can live without that apple slicer after all.

What About the Shoes?

We get ladies – we all love our shoes. Unfortunately, some of our attire just doesn’t last the way it used to (or we’ve put so many miles on them, it’s just time for a change). Take inventory of each and every pair of shoes around your home and decide whether or not you will be using them in the Spring or ever again. If your shoes are so beat up not even the best shoe cobbler can save them, up it’s time to put them in the trash pile. .

For those Winter boots that we absolutely need in these Boston snowfalls, be sure to keep them around – but perhaps place in storage until November arrives once again.

Take Inventory of your Home

Much like we suggest with your closet and shoe storage, visit each and every room in your home with an open mind. As Spring comes upon us, it’s time to reflect on our interior design dreams and goals for the upcoming season. Take inventory of your home – and don’t be afraid to use a critical eye. Does your living area need some TLC, or is your bathroom ready for a refresh? With the flowers beginning to grow and the sun shining through the clouds, Spring allows us to reflect with an open mind.

Organization comes in many shapes and forms to individual people, but we hope our recommendations will help lead the way for you.

Are you planning on organizing your home this Spring? Share your photos with us on Twitter. We would love to feature them in an upcoming blog post.

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