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The McG Studio at Bowen

Drumroll, please!!!

We’re finally introducing the McG Studio at Bowen!

We’re so excited to at long last give an online glimpse into this property we’ve been working on for what seems like forever. Last fall, we had the spectacular opportunity to partner with other photographers and lease this gorgeous little studio at 3825 S. Bowen, and we JUMPED on it. The months since then have been a blur of art picking and product ordering and furniture renovating… ya know, in addition to shooting and editing and traveling and BEING PARENTS. But yes, yes, we’re going to show you now. ๐Ÿ™‚

I would be remiss if I didn’t give a HUGE shout out to our fantabulous designer Meg, of megBdesign, who sourced the dresser, coffee table, chairs & coat tree for us. She’s been working so hard to make sure this place looked spectacular for us, and we couldn’t have done it without her!

It wouldn’t surprise me to hear that some of you have thought, “Jeez, they got this place in October and they’re JUST NOW getting it finished so they can blog about it?” But Ha Ha! Joke’s on you… because it’s actually not entirely finished yet anyway. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I just couldn’t wait any longer to crow about it.

We’ve got Meg on the hunt for an area rug and a little coffee bar, and we plan to fully outfit the “changing room” downstairs into a proper glam staging area. We plan to get another canvas cluster of engagement images decorate the wall above the staircase. Here and there, we’ll continue to add to what makes this place so special.The wood floors, the faux fireplace, the chandelier… it’s exactly what we’ve been looking for the last couple years!

Actually, what first attracted us to this property is the 20-acres of gorgeousness you don’t see represented in this blog post at all. It’s beautiful right now, don’t get me wrong (we’ve used it for these two recent shoots, and another you’ll see later this week) but it’ll come into it’s full glory later in the spring, so we’ll do a blog post about the rest of Bowen in a month or two.

No more yammering, though… here’s the inside!!

These acrylic block pieces just make my eyeballs happy!

EEEK! A hand-drawn fire! Meg, thanks for making my ideas pretty in-real-life. ๐Ÿ™‚

Mostly, we’re just thrilled to finally have a HOME in the metroplex. Meeting in Starbucks for the past four years has been good to us… we’ve never had anyone complain. But we wanted a place where we wouldn’t feel rushed, where we wouldn’t have a poach a table. We wanted to be able to have the McG experience start as soon as a new client sits down to talk to us. This place, this house on 20 acres at 3825 S Bowen, is McG’s haven in the hub-bub of the huge sprawling DFW area. We’re so proud!!

  1. Mad

    February 18th, 2013 at 6:06 am

    Yay Bowen! It looks great you guys! Can’t wait to see the rest ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Kylie

    February 18th, 2013 at 7:54 am

    This place looks FABULOUS! And I can’t wait to see it in a month!
    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!

  3. Amanda

    February 18th, 2013 at 9:07 am

    LOVE IT! And I want pics in that porch swing!

  4. Jenn Callahan

    February 18th, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Eeeekk! It looks SO good!! I don’t know Meg personally, but I know that every time you show her work, it is absolutely amazing. I need her to come design my space at home! Or just spruce it up a bit. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    So excited for you and your new space! YAY McG!!

  5. Angela

    February 18th, 2013 at 9:25 am

    It’s gorgeous! So happy for you! What a great space! So appealing, sharp, and inviting! Congrats!

  6. Wrenn

    February 18th, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Oh…I am so excited to see it in real life this week!!! So cute!!!

  7. MaryAnn

    February 18th, 2013 at 9:42 am

    So excited to see 4 of my favorite people “haunting” that special place above the fireplace. Eeek! It all looks very YOU! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Loren

    February 18th, 2013 at 10:18 am

    It is seriously SUCH a fabulous space! It’s absolutely, 100% fitting for the McG experience!

  9. D'Anna Garrett

    February 18th, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Yea, for y’all!

  10. Lo Read

    February 18th, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Y’all are right close to me now! Might have to visit!

  11. Liesa

    February 18th, 2013 at 10:46 am

    It’s just so cute and so COZY! I love it. The furniture is retro/mod and I want my house to have pieces like it. Also, *squeal* we made the wall! ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats you guys! What a great investment. ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t wait to see the land when Spring really comes to life here!

  12. Angie

    February 18th, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Love! So cute… I really like how you’re showcasing all your art, but it doesn’t feel overwhelming or braggy. (Not a word, I know.) Well done!

  13. megB

    February 18th, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    WHEEEEE!!!!

  14. Paige Ann

    February 18th, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    What a cute and homey space. Cannot wait to see it in person when Spring has sprung!!

  15. Amy

    February 18th, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    wowww!! im speechless! that is soo homey and cute! I LOVE IT go MEG B and MCG!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Kevin

    February 18th, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    Looks great!!!

  17. jenn

    February 19th, 2013 at 9:24 am

    YES! Love everything about this new space-you guys did a fabulous job! Can’t wait to come visit in March ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Mandaroo

    February 19th, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Super duper adorable and so “McG”!! Love the design elements, colors and canvases! Great job!

  19. Mike

    February 19th, 2013 at 10:35 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Can I please get a personal tour soon?! The canvas clusters. And the hand-drawn fire. And the limes!? Ugh. So much GORGEOUS! And the property. I’m so happy for y’all!!

  20. abby

    February 25th, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    As I finally get around to stalking the web-based portion of your life… Can I say, IT’S PERFECT. I love it and I cannot wait to see it in person! Great job Meg for your amazing eye…. man, you’re good! It is so so so McG!!!

  21. Julie

    February 25th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Can’t wait to see this in person!!!!!

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