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Marsha Faulkner is an award-winning interior designer, author, and blogger, and her blog Noteworthy is one of the best interior design blogs out there. Marsha and her team at Studio M share best practices, including home decor tips. We also enjoy sharing art, culture, and all things design.

The turquoise waters and pristine beaches of Elbow Key in the Bahamas have long been a haven for relaxation. However, for Marsha Faulkner, founder of Studio M Interior Design, a recent project on this idyllic island transcended creating a beautiful escape. It became a story...

Ponte Vedra Beach remodel The salty breeze reveals secrets through the marsh grass, carrying the echoes of laughter and family gatherings. This idyllic scene unfolds on the shores of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, where a once-ordinary 1950s ranch home has undergone a remarkable transformation. But the...

Marsha Faulkner, the visionary design talent behind Studio M Interior Design, has reached new heights of recognition, being named a 2024 Featured Design Pro by Architectural Digest! This prestigious designation acknowledges Marsha's exceptional talent, innovative approach, and consistent delivery of stunning living spaces that inspire...

Today, we step inside a stunning luxury oceanfront home in Destin, FL, where Marsha has masterfully orchestrated a luxurious and inviting contemporary transitional interior. The moment you enter, you're greeted by a breathtaking vista of turquoise waters and sugar-white sands, setting the stage for an...

Nestled on a sprawling lawn in horse country, this home boasts beautiful Georgian architecture. However, the older brick home presented some design challenges, mainly with lower ceilings. The goal was to open up the spaces and make the rooms feel spacious, modern, warm, and inviting....

There's something thrilling about the hunt for hidden treasures. When you step away from the traditional manufacturers and retailers, there's a whole new world to discover at open-air flea markets, trade shows, consignment shops, estate sales, and on the internet. As an interior designer, I've...

Arbus Magazine featuring Art and Architecture May 2023 with an article by Marsha Faulkner on Interior Design trends Design trends can be a controversial topic. Everyone has different tastes, definitions, and preconceptions about what constitutes a trend. Some believe that if a style is considered trendy,...

Experience the amazing before and after transformation of this historic home in Jacksonville, Florida. The homeowners wanted to update and expand their bed, bath and common areas while maintaining the historical roots of the home....

Step into a world of whimsy and wonder with our latest tablescape creation featuring Viva Magenta - the Pantone Color of the Year as the star of the show! Shades of pink, green, and white come together in perfect harmony to create the ultimate afternoon...

As part of an ongoing series from the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA), Studio M was honored to host Rafael Portunodo of Portuondo Perotti Architects, Jorge Sanchez of SMI Landscape Architecture, and Artist Ana Portuondo to have this dialog between architecture and gardens.  It...

The allure of a low price is undeniable; who doesn't want to score a good deal? When it comes to construction, you need to be careful not to fall into the trap of the low bidder. Price should not be the only factor guiding your decision. Moving...

Join us on Friday, March 31st, and Saturday, April 1st, to experience an amazing Gregg Irby Art Gallery Pop-Up hosted by Lisa Gielincki and myself! Get ready for a weekend full of art, refreshments, and more. RSVP to [email protected] by March 29th so we can plan...

Submit resume to: [email protected] Studio Manager/ Assistant to the Principal Our design firm is growing! We're looking for a new studio manager with excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ideal candidate will have an outgoing personality is highly motivated and exhibits tenacity to fully complete tasks. You'll...

It's the most wonderful time of the year! 'Tis the season to spoil your favorite people! And we're here to help with the #StudioM Holiday #GiftGuide. ⁠ ⁠Here are our top picks from the practical to the extravagant. It's time to get gifting! Happy holidays!⁠ François...

By nature, designers are visual people. We take in everything we see, hear, taste and smell. It becomes a part of us, our thinking, and our style. The colors, textures, patterns, and history woven throughout Machu Picchu were inspiring, and I already see how my...

We're excited to take home this shiny new award for the interior design of St. Augustine restaurant Culinary Outfitters. Studio M received this award in the Hospitality category. Although we've won numerous awards before we love the design of this and think it's going to...

Link to Florida Design Q. What comes to mind when you first encounter a space with spectacular water views?  My first thought is to capture that view and frame it like a fine piece of artwork.Q. Do those vistas influence the way you consider the design?  Absolutely! These...

Over the past 10 or so years, we've designed dozens of offices and each time, the approach is essentially the same. We take the program requirements and creative approach for the project and execute that vision. It's an emotional time for our clients and many...

We've been fans of Sub-Zero for many years and now Sub-Zero is returning the favor by featuring Studio M in their Trade Partner Spotlight. I sat for an interview with Sub-Zero recently at the lovely Fernandina Beach residence we designed a few years ago. ...

Studio M was selected to be featured in House Beautiful's Northeast Florida's Designer Spotlight and we couldn't be happier! Our Lead Designer and Founder Marsha Faulkner shares a little about our interior design firm along with gorgeous photos from some of our favorite projects. ...

It's rare to have a relationship with a company that dates back to its founding, especially when that date is nearly 20 years ago. The Tile Market of San Marco is one of those companies. Shirley and I have worked together for as long as I...

Marsha is the featured interior designer in UMI's Designer Spotlight! Marsha answers your questions and shows off new photos. Check it out! “NO MATTER THE SIZE, IT IS MORE ABOUT OUR ABILITY TO HONE IN ON WHAT OUR CLIENTS DESIRE AND BRING THAT TO LIFE.” –...

I am Melinda Howell and this month I am taking over our Studio M. Instagram postings to talk a little bit about what makes my designer heart flutter! I have been an interior designer for 17 years and have always had a passion for residential...

Marsha Faulkner pens another article for Arbus Magazine and we can't wait to share it. Actionable tips and trends that you can use for your next interior design project! ...

Studio M joins Sub-Zero in the Miami Design District. Sub-Zero is the exclusive provider for kitchen appliances in the new Studio M office coming in 2021....

We're nerding out on Spring color trends with 9 exciting color palettes for your next project.⁠ Check our palette and the corresponding Pantone colors. ...

With winter a distant memory, (at least in Florida) we're excited share our floral inspirations. We find influence in all disciplines of design and the use of flora and fauna integrates nature and the outdoors into our spaces. ...

As part of my creative process I always turn my sketchbook to generate ideas. I like the freedom to explore ideas without the hinderance of electronic screens. Although I do like the new sketch features in iPad Pro. Here are some of my recent sketches...

I’m so excited to have been asked to contribute again this year in Arbus Magazine’s 24th annual Art + Architecture issue.  Since the worldwide outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have witnessed systemic changes to our behavior and how we interact with one other. These new...

Ever wonder what a place looked like before the miraculous makeover? Of course you do. As a special treat, we've put together some interactive before/after sliders that allow you to see for yourself. This client was inspired to upgrade this condo with fresh, contemporary colors, furniture...

Designing a restaurant for all 5 senses Let’s be honest. Starting a restaurant is not for the faint of heart. As a professional interior designer and business owner, I am all too aware of the challenge to make a profit, especially in the first year. That’s...

As a regular contributor to the Interior Design community, I'm excited to share my latest article "Four Ways to get the Most Out of Hiring an Architect", that was featured in Arbus Magazine. Arbus is short for Art + Business and is a respected publication...

RESIDENTIAL: Gather your thoughts:  Work with your spouse, partner or on your own to establish a list of your wants and needs.  These can be hard to separate at first and your designer/architect will work with you once they are hired to qualify your list.  Start...

We're excited to showcase one of our latest Interior Design Projects, a gorgeous coastal contemporary design featuring neutrals with pops of color, layered textures. This design features fine art, custom millwork and many of subtle details.   ...

I came across Studio A (no relation to Studio M) and love their refreshed take upon classic designs. There are some great ideas for home decor that would be appropriate for your coastal contemporary home, especially if you live in Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach,...

Every season the team at the Pantone Color Institute evaluates the colors shown by fashion designers in their collections at New York Fashion Week. This information is then used to create The PANTONE Fashion Color Report where we highlight the top 10 colors for men’s...

Here are some upcoming interior design events and conferences that you may be interested in. I've been to a few of these and find conferences and events like these a great inspiration and opportunity to network. Link to original article: 1.NeoCon When: June 12-14, 2017 Where: The Merchandise Mart,...

An old friend once told me “Buy things that have value and that retain their value over time.” As an Interior Designer, I help my clients find and purchase investment pieces that not only have value but strike an emotional cord. By nature, an investment...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Marsha Faulkner (904) 821-8894 February 1, 2017 JACKSONVILLE INTERIOR DESIGN FIRM ACCEPTED INTO EXCLUSIVE  NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED LUXURY MARKETPLACE, DERING HALL Jacksonville, Fla. – Award-winning Interior Designer Marsha Faulkner of Studio M Interior Design launches her online presence today in the exclusive high-end luxury marketplace DeringHall.com....

Jacksonville Residential Interior Design :: Interior Design by Studio M Interior Design Jacksonville, Florida :: Photography and Graphic Design by Jeffrey D Harrington     ...

As a designer I am trained to have an eye for details. I love texture, color, pattern and light. These are the things that make up a large part of my day. So when it came time to capture those elements of my studio on...

I'm loving the tropical vibe of this colorful Ponte Vedra, Florida home designed by Jacksonville-based Studio M Interior Design! The colors are bold and adventurous but have plenty of room to breathe next to all of the white. My favorite spot in the entire home...