Unlock the Enchanting BMA Design Center Experience

Step into a world of untold treasures at the mesmerizing Baxter Mill Archive, where our Design Studio holds the key to inspirational wonders. Unbeknownst to many, this hidden gem has become the go-to destination for interior designers seeking inspiration for their extraordinary projects.

Within our Design Studio, a realm of possibilities awaits, with three distinct archives to explore: the sophisticated Studio Messina collection, the globally-inspired Ilene Danchig collection, and the charming Americana-infused Springs Creative collection. As designers venture into our sanctuary, all they need is a flicker of an idea, and we take care of the rest.

A visit to BMA is a unique experience for every client, but one constant remains: our fearless leader and visionary, Kathy Phillips, stands ready to welcome and guide designers throughout their journey of discovery and selection. Stepping into our abundant “treasure trove” of a library may be both daunting and exhilarating for first-timers: we lead the nation with an awe-inspiring collection of over 600,000+ original textiles and artworks. The question then arises: where does one even begin? It’s a delightful predicament for any designer, and Kathy, along with her exceptional team, is poised to curate an unforgettable experience just for you.

Some clients come prepared, armed with a mood board that encapsulates their vision. For others, Kathy crafts a personalized mood board based on initial conversations and any design inspiration shared beforehand. This mood board becomes a guiding beacon, propelling designers toward those hidden treasures yearning to be unearthed within our archives.

One of the most exhilarating aspects of collaborating in the BMA studio is the ability to seek out an item with astounding precision—and find it! Are you in search of a traditional blue toile, but with a desire to infuse it with a hint of green? Perhaps a contemporary twist on the iconic Laura Ashley florals that once shaped ’90s fashion and interiors captivates your imagination? Or perchance, it was a mesmerizing kimono that caught your eye in the archive room. With our scanning and print services, expertly handled by Springs Creative, you can lease and manipulate any design you find, transforming it into the pièce de résistance of your unique project.

Whatever your heart desires, you shall find it within the Baxter Mill Design Center. As our esteemed designer friends often attest, stepping foot in here is akin to entering a veritable candy shop of creative inspiration. And the best part? Designers can unleash their artistic prowess, their creativity and imagination soaring to new heights, leaving as true artists in their own right.

Embark on a journey of design transcendence and visit us today in the captivating city of Rock Hill!