For designer Maggie Griffin, it’s about how you live in your home versus what you put in it. Influenced by her mother and grandmother, Maggie spends her days bringing spaces to life. Incorporating old and new, she has an eye for all things chic. Married to a man she has known since they were both in diapers at the church nursery, “I’m crazy about him,” she said.
The University of Georgia graduate has called Gainesville home for seven years. Maggie has been featured in HOME: Living in North Georgia and is an avid blogger. You can check out her latest projects and blogs at www.
We thank Maggie for taking the time to answer some questions about her life, designs and love of all things beautiful to share with fellow members of our community.
Question: What is your favorite restaurant in Hall County, and what do you love there?
Answer: “Sweet Magnolias for their chicken salad or Green’s Grocery for their lunch special, chicken salad. And I love Avocados for dinner.”
Q: What is something most people don’t know about you?
A: “I’m kind of a nerd. I love documentaries and non-fiction.”
Q: Who is the most interesting person y’all have met here in Hall County?
A: “Dr. Bill Coats. He was our neighbor for three years and I have enjoyed getting to know him. I love his open mindedness, his open heart, and his non-judgment.”
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?
A: “Anywhere in Western Europe or Asia. It would be so different, like a culture shock.”
Q: What is your favorite movie or the first movie you remember seeing in the theatre?
A: “My favorite movies are Southern Classics, like ‘Steel Magnolias.'”
Q: What is your favorite thing about Hall County?
A: “People give back here. You have galas, fundraisers and many civic organizations.”
Q: Where do you see yourself in five or 10 years?
A: “Hopefully with more kids, still doing what I love with my awesome clients.”
Q: What three bands, dead or alive, would you like to see perform?
A: “John Mayer, Elvis, and Beyonce.”
Q: What advice would you give a crowd of people?
A: “My favorite quote: ‘When you cut your own wood, it warms you twice.’ Also, the blame game is not fun.”
Q: Choosing anyone, non-relative: with whom would you love to have lunch with?
A: “Bunny Williams. She is an interior designer and I love her style. I’d love to have her come to my home so that I could serve her from my own kitchen.”
The Faces of Hall County is a project to showcase the amazing people that live or work in our community. If you would like to nominate an interesting person to be featured please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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