Guest Feature: @meghannv_interiors
We are so excited to have a guest feature this week on the blog! We chatted with Meghann van den Dool of @meghannvinteriors, an interior designer based in Lexington, Kentucky! If you follow her, you know she has amazing taste, a fresh approach to interior design, and, our favorite, frequent use of color, texture, and pattern. (if not, go check out her Instagram!)
What is currently inspiring your designs?
Travel! My fiancé and I recently took a trip to San Francisco, explored wine country, and drove down the Pacific Coast Highway. The architecture, scenery, and street art around San Francisco alone were a huge inspiration for me.
Beyond that, I have been finding so much inspiration following boutique fabric and wallpaper designers on Instagram. My favorites are masters of pattern, color, and texture adding a freshness to every project.
What are some projects you’re currently working on?
Right now one of the most rewarding projects I'm working on is a Tudor home built-in 1924. My client knew going into it that most rooms needed a floor-to-ceiling makeover and entrusted me with the task. We both love color and pattern and have very similar aesthetics so that makes it fun! I can't wait until it all comes together. Luckily they understand the supply chain issues causing setbacks in this industry and have been very patient getting custom goods.
What’s one item you always like to add to a room?
Original art. I think that it's important to have artwork that tells a story. I have been collecting artwork since I was in my early 20s and always try to pick up something original when I travel, even if it's a tiny painting from an artist on the street. I encourage my clients to do the same. Art is so subjective. I know what I'm drawn to but it's not always the same as what my client likes so it's interesting to get the client's perspective on certain pieces throughout the design process.
Do you have any tips for keeping a room organized/pulled together?
Every project varies so much depending on what the client needs. Many of my clients have young children so extra storage and organization is a must. It doesn't necessarily have to be a cabinet. In one recent project, we included a storage ottoman that also acts as a cocktail table, perfect for easily accessible games and toys.
Thanks for reading, we are so excited you are here! Stay tuned for more blog posts, inspiration, and guest appearances! If you have any topics or people you'd like to see featured on the blog, let us know!