Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Amy Pleasant at Marjorie Johnston & Co.

We are having a special event at Marjorie Johnston this week! Amy Pleasant is an artist from Birmingham who shows her work all over the country. Her works are simply enchanting!  The majority of her work centers around ink figures.  Each figure tells its own story or shares a series of events. Each work is more special than the next.  The work will be up for the next 2 weeks.  We can't wait to see you here! 

We have especially loved her inspiration board seen in the picture below.  When we first met with Amy in her studio, we fell in love with the inspiration board in her studio. We all instantly knew that this would be a wonderful thing to incorporate in the art show.  We love seeing how these figures translate into her bigger works.  

Check out the pictures of her work and our opening party below. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Anne Grace is here today!!

Come by the shop to see all the wonderful Anne Grace products in the shop. They have brought fantastic stationary, holiday cards, and other gifts.   They will be here all day! See you soon!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Anne Grace Paper Show Tomorrow! 9 am- 3:30 pm

We can't wait to see you at our Anne Grace Papers Pop-up Shop tomorrow!! Please note the time change! We will now be starting the show at 9:00 and will have coffee for you while you look and shop. Look below to see some of the wonderful products they will be bringing! 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Upcoming Pop-up Shop: Anne Grace Papers

The Marjorie Johnston & Co. team would love to have you join us on October 22 from 12-6 for a pop-up shop featuring Anne Grace Papers. Anne Grace is a paper company based in Dallas, Texas. Nationally recognized as a destination forlovely stationary and other gifts, we are thrilled to have them join us in Birmingham. Learn more about Anne Grace Papers at:  The girls from Anne Grace will be here to show and sell some of their best product. This is a great chance to learn more about paper design and to see new, fresh stationary, Christmas cards, and gifts.  We hope this will be an opportunity to get ahead on your Holiday shopping and Christmas card ordering.  We know this will be a fun and informative event!! Hope to see you soon! Please call 205-414-7860 or email with any questions. 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Katherine's Loving Lately

Hey y'all,

My name is Katherine, and I am the newest member of Marjorie Johnston & Co. I am a graduate of Mountain Brook High School and Vanderbilt University. At Vanderbilt, I studied English, Art History, and Design.  I was drawn to interior design because it combines several areas of life that I find intriguing-- art, design, people, and business.  Moreover, I am fascinated with design and the power to create. I am captured with the idea of transforming environments into spaces that reflect their inhabitants and purposes.  I have always loved homes because they are where we all learn, celebrate, rest, love, and grow. I hope that my love of home translates into my work as I work with you to create a space that reflects who you are. I believe your home should reflect those who live within it.  It should be your sanctuary and always make you peaceful.

All that said, I wanted to share what i'm loving lately for Fall.  Fall is the best season in my opinion, and I love all the products, foods, and activities associated with this time of year.  This Fall I've been focusing on layering textures and colors.  I am particularly drawn to deep burgundy, tan, grey, leather, wool, and metal. I love how these colors, textures, and weights play off of each other.  And last but not least, perhaps my favorite thing for Fall right now, is the white pumpkin.  Put these on your mantle, centerpiece, or porch and it instantly says "happy fall."

If you like any of these items or have any questions please contact me at  Items 1, 4, 5, 8, and 12 can all be purchased at Marjorie Johnston and Co.

Check out Katherine's blog at:


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Our 3 Year Anniversary!

Three years ago today, we opened our design shop, Marjorie Johnston & Co. and Jojo Home, at 2841 Culver road.  It has been a wonderful 3 years filled with so much joy for our team. We are so honored to have worked with so many of you and visited with you inside our shop. Thank you to all of you for your gracious support over the past three years... And we look with excitement to the years to come!!

the MJ & Co. Team  

enjoy these "blast from the past" pictures from our opening 3 years ago: 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Loving Lately-- Lighting

We recently discovered one of the coolest lighting companies EVER. Lighting is perhaps our favorite element of any room, but it is also one of the trickiest things to get right.  All the lights below are from a new company that we are smitten with. We love the different finishes of these lights as well as their unique shapes.  Please call 205-414-7860 or email with any questions!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Fall Inspiration

FALL is here...

Fall might be Marjorie Johnston & Co.'s favorite season.  We are inspired by the coziness and the colors of Fall.  This Fall especially we love white, green, yellow, orange, brown, and purple & lots of textures.  This is casual living with beautiful Fall things. The crispness in the air has us itching to put on worn leather boots and large orange scarves. Below are just a few of the images that have inspired our Fall palette. 

Loving for fall:
Cauliflower soup
Suede lug soled boots
Cashmere tees
Camoflauge scarf from jcrew
Fairest nude lipstick from l’oreal
Anything Katie Ridder
Mounds of green and white pumpkins mixed with creeping jenny and kale
David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
Real Tailgates
Lemon and Honey Vinagrette  
Cable knit throws
Original LL Bean boat tote
Amy Pleasant

Pictures from a party Wendy threw this Fall: 

More inspiring images: