By: Danielle Cornely
Some projects are just plain fun to work on. Our client Meghan had just bought her first home, a beautiful townhouse in the Inman Park neighborhood of Atlanta, and wanted to make it uniquely hers. We had a blast helping her bring her vision to life and incorporating her vibrant, bold personality into the design. More than being just a great client, Meghan is the perfect example of the Design Pulp philosophy. Fearless and fun, she wanted to express her diverse interests through her home’s style and didn’t shy away from taking risks and thinking outside the box. As soon as the last piece of furniture came in, we knew we had to feature her and her beautiful home.
1. How would you describe your style?
“Colorful and quirky. I love bright colors and interesting, unique pieces. I want my house to be a representation of my (some would say) large and unconventional personality. The house is mid century modern inspired, so I did a lot of vintage shopping at local stores and antique markets. I love finding one of a kind vintage pieces. Now that my home is done, I’m so pleased when I look around and every piece has a story about where it came from, how I found it, and what it means to me.”
2. What advice can you give others who want to express themselves through their home environment?
“I would say be brave! Take chances with your home. Let your home speak for you through your art, your colors, your furniture. If you are overwhelmed and don’t know where to start, like I was, find a great designer who can help you figure out what your style is and how to express it.”
3. What is your favorite piece in your home?
“I have a strong emotional attachment to everything in the house (watch for me on Hoarders in 2054). I suppose I would have to pick Banjo, my wood carved bear/house mascot. I grew up in Avery County, NC, in the Appalachian Mountains and woodcarving is an art form up there. One visit home I found a wood carver who had combined my two favorite things about my hometown: bluegrass music and bears. Thus, Banjo was born.”
4. How does your home feel different after working with a designer to enhance your personal style?
“I think my home feels like me, but makes much more design sense after working with a designer. Each piece works together to make the home feel cohesive and not scatterbrained. Working with a designer helped me stay on path to achieve my style while still making bold and unusual choices.”