People love to flip through the pages of design magazines and dream about living in perfectly decorated rooms. But do you really want to live in a magazine? What would you do with your collection of African masks, heirloom Belgium lace, or framed movie posters?
Our lives are eclectic. We collect mementoes from trips, cherish family treasures, and live with furniture and art that make us feel comfortable. And the truth is — you can have it all in your home and have a home that is harmoniously designed and can include the latest energy saving features, high tech electronics, or the simple pleasure of a comfortable back porch that gives you a private view.
As long as your home has a solid structure, what I like to call bones, you can transform your space with color or accessories or remodel an area from the ground up to finally give you the space or maybe just the private view you’ve always dreamed of having.
I’m Maureen McGough and I have spent the past 15 years specializing in both residential and commercial design. I believe that the space where you live and work should be beautiful and comfortable to you.
My designs always begin with something my client already has. It may be a rug, a piece of art, or even an architectural element. I then create symmetry with repeating shapes, motifs, and bold accent colors and add a mixture of materials and textures. This integration of materials plays off each client’s special furnishings.
I have a background in sewing and tailoring that started when I was in junior high. What began as a way to earn extra money blossomed into a genuine love for fabric. I appreciate how fabric can enhance the look of any space and it has allowed me to design innovative window treatments and upholstered furniture for my clients.
I’ve come along way from my early school days. I’m an Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the International Furnishings & Design Association (IFDA). I service clients from coast-to-coast in my Northern Virginia, Chicago, Illinois, and Scottsdale, Arizona design studios.