In our designer post series, we help you get to know the designers and their style a bit more. Today, we’re highlighting Meagan Magee.
Meagan first discovered her love of interior design through watching her grandmother update her home often—probably more often than her grandfather would have liked. From early on she began studying and design. These interests led her to The University of Southern Mississippi where she studied interior design, along with photography and graphic design.
After graduating with an interior design degree, Meagan began working with designers in Natchez and
Vicksburg, Mississippi, drafting home plans and specifying furniture. Now at Batte
Furniture and Interiors, Meagan uses her design talents in creating functional and beautiful homes for her clients.
Without further adieu, meet Meagan! And be sure to say hi the next time you stop by Batte Furniture & Interiors.
Design Style: Updated Transitional
Dream Client: Anyone interested in the design process, someone who is open to design ideas and trusts that their interior designer will work to make their home uniquely theirs.
Client A wants a total overhaul. What’s your preferred way to start? With a first meeting/design consult. It’s important for me to see the space and talk with the client to discern what their goals are for the space. I always take measurements at this meeting, too.
What’s your go-to
paint color? I wouldn’t say I have a go-to
color for every project, color truly depends on the individual’s goals for the
space. Many colors can work for the betterment of each individual project. That
said, Dove White and Classic Gray by Benjamin Moore are a couple of my favorites
that never fail to update a space.
Furniture or accessory every home could benefit from: ARTWORK! Warm a space and highlight the client’s personality by incorporating art within a home. The correct scale of artwork for the space is crucial to the overall look. I also like to have an oddity in the space, something that will bring some fun into the room or start a conversation.
Do you decorate for the holidays? If so, how? I do like to decorate for the holidays, but I don’t go overboard. I like to use greenery, artwork, and neutral shades of decor. And now that I have two young children I have toyed with buying a Big Bumble (The Abominable Snow Monster of the North from my son’s favorite movie) for the front yard, but haven’t—yet.
element of design: SCALE! It really makes or breaks a room.
Where do you find
inspiration for your work? I pull inspiration from all
aspects of life—architecture, clothing trends, nature and graphic design are
all areas I study and discover new and exciting design elements. The ones that
lean toward timeless, not trendy, are the ones I end up using.
Interior trend you could have done without: Mirrored Furniture.
Best work-related advice you’ve ever gotten: As a designer help the client show their personality in the home, not your own.
Best advice you could
give someone beginning a design project: Be prepared if you can. Before starting a project, make notes of
styles and products you like and keep them in a folder or on a Pinterest board. Keep questions you want to ask the designer
in the folder as well. This way you have everything in one place to reference,
including an idea for your budget.
Finally, breathe and trust your Interior Designer.