MEGAN PETERS | Architectural Design & Interior Decor
Hi there, glad you stopped by! I’m Megan and I am a designer, currently working in the field of interior design and planning on one day opening my own residential design firm. I believe in the power of good spaces and want to design as many good homes for people that I can. While in the funky desert town of Marfa, I stumbled upon a quote that I will never forget, “Every heart desires a home.” Every. That means me, you, and the next door neighbor, it means the wealthy, the poor, the ones living in Mexico, and those in Morocco. Every means the humans, the cats, and even the little critters that live under rocks. Heart. No one would argue that your physical body can’t survive without a home, without shelter from the wind, rain, cold, or harsh sun. But also your heart can’t survive without a home, a place to be understood and loved, a place to let your guard down, a small place in the big ol’world to call your own. Desires. A Home. It doesn’t have to be big and it doesn’t have to be flashy. It might be made out of mud or maybe of stone.
Ready for the 30 second elevator speech? Here we go. In 2008 I graduated from the University of Virginia (Wahoowa!) with a degree in architecture. While on a study abroad I met my now husband in Italy, and joined him there following my graduation. He was an officer in the Army and so following Italy, we were stationed in Georgia, and most recently the great state of Texas! Because of the horrible economy and even larger lack of design related job opportunities in Army towns I found myself working for an interior decorator. I never felt like I was living up to my architectural goals and I realized that I wanted to do more than just decorate, leading me to eventually found a very sweet spot, interior design. After 8 years with the Army my husband decided to get out and we moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts with our three adorable mutts so that he can attend Harvard Business School. While here I am soaking up all that Boston offers and thoroughly enjoying my job as a design assistant at an interior design firm.
What’s next? Graduate school to get my Masters of Architecture, a charming home with a yard and a few chickens, and hopefully a healthy dose of globetrotting!