This week’s spotlight is on Meghan Price, of Maple and Plum out of Seattle WA. As you will see, Meghan’s design are gorgeous we’re excited to be able to share her insights and beautiful designs with the rest of our community!
What is your favorite part about being a designer?
|Connecting with Clients. Hands down. I love getting to know them, and then in turn them trusting me with creating a truly unique home.
Who or what would you cite as your most important influence?
|Nature. The colors and the textures. It’s a perfect balance. It’s always changing, always morphing into something new, and yet staying the same. I try to bring those ideas into interiors.
Can you tell us about your personal brand?
|Maple & Plum is dedicated to designing spaces that are tailored to our client’s needs. We strive to create homes that represent the personality and style of our clients, with quality and care. It’s all about how you want the space to feel.
What is your favorite color palette to work with?
|All the blues!
If you could travel back, what advice would you give yourself as you start this career?
|Be patient, trust yourself and your instincts.
Please give us an overview of the more personal side of your business, how did it come to be, any interesting stories about the origin you can share?
|My career path started out in Nursing. It was never my passion, but I learned a lot about people and communications. I brought those skills with me into Interior Design, and I think I offer clients the opportunity to connect in a real, genuine way. I love getting to know my clients, and how they live. I tend to be highly practical and honest, and clients appreciate that.
Do you have anything you can share about how you and/or your firm have been affected by COVID-19, and any tips for other designers on how to navigate and cope?
|I think the most difficult thing about Covid-19 is the inability to meet people and connect in person. We have to now rely on the internet and phone calls. It can feel a bit disconnected. My advice would be to get on video and see the person, and let them see you. It’s so important to feel that connection, so don’t rely on emails and texts. See the person, let them see you. It’s the realness that we all crave.
What do you like most about DesignerInc?
|I love that all products are in one place, and easy to find. Sourcing products can be such a huge time suck, so having it as a one stop shop really appeals to me.
What do you do to stay inspired?
I love searching through fun and outrageous furniture, that’s highly impractical but fun to look at. I also love to do anything with my hands – I started experimenting with watercolor and macrame. I love being creative, in whatever way shape or form. I also love flipping through old design magazines to see what trends have made their way back.