I had the pleasure of meeting Meredith Beregovski, founder and lead designer, of Georgia Street Design for lunch in Charlotte, NC. We talked business, motherhood, life in Charlotte, and what keeps us motivated and inspired. I was drawn to Meredith's energy and quickly understood why people welcome her into their home and invite her to transform their space.
We are sharing our interview with Meredith and a recent dining room project she completed, which will leave you asking what time is dinner?
Noteworthy: Tell us about your design background.
Meredith: I started my design business a little over five years ago. I got my feet wet in the design world while rehabbing a 1920's industrial space, which later became The Loft at 14th - a boutique event space that I opened in 2009. Through word of mouth and a lot of hard work my design business has grown from a small home office to a bustling design firm that continues to evolve.
Noteworthy: What inspired you to launch Georgia Street Design?
Meredith: I've joked that I'm a serial entrepreneur but honestly, I think there is some truth to that. I knew I had the talent and drive to create a interior design business that my clients wouldn't find anywhere else. I have a different approach to design than what I generally see in the industry - there's nothing stuffy about me, I just like creating a home for my clients and then going home to mine.
Noteworthy: What is your design philosophy? Sources of inspiration?
Meredith: My philosophy is to create unique, beautiful, timeless spaces, and to tap into what my clients have always wanted but didn't know how to execute on their own. I find inspiration everywhere, but I love to travel and I'm always on the hunt for unusual things. Last month, I was in the Yucatan and brought home bolts of incredible fabric that were hand woven by a woman living in a hut on the beach. On my babymoon, in Morrocco last spring, I came across the most beautiful bowls that wound up inspiring a kitchen design project several months later.
Noteworthy: How would you describe your style?
Meredith: My style is a little eclectic, only because I'm exposed to so many pretty things. But as a designer, I pride myself on having the ability to read my clients style and designing anything from traditional to modern and anything in-between.
Noteworthy: What top trends for the year are your currently loving?
Meredith: I'm not into trends, but I do love the return of wallpaper.
Noteworthy: One word that best describes you as a designer.
Noteworthy: Share with us your inspiration for this recent dining room project.
Meredith: Our design process is very organic. I had come across this fabric sample that I loved, but was waiting for the perfect client. I had that sample for months. When we met with this particular client, I knew she was the one, because she was not afraid of color and trusted my vision. This fabric became the drapery and really drove all of the other choices - the dramatic paint color, that amazing Farrow and Ball wallpaper on the ceiling, and the fabulous painting by Michelle Armas. But it all started with the fabric and a client that was willing to go for a bold palette.
Meredith Beregovski's first design job was transforming an old warehouse into a beautiful event space. Meredith realized that she loved bringing that space to life, so she launched her interior design business on Georgia Street in 2010. In her free time, she is an intrepid traveler. Meredith lives in a beautiful, historic home with her handsome husband, son, and three dogs. Since those early days on Georgia Street, she has built up a team of talented designers. From the initial consultation to the final installation, it gives Georgia Street Design great satisfaction to make where you live and where you work feel special. For more, visit georgiastreetdesign.com and follow @georgiastreetdesign on Instagram.
Images by Ariana Clare, www.arianaclare.com.