Meet the latest member in our Design Directory, Houston based interior designer, Brooke McGuyer.
Photography by Michael Hunter Photgraphy
Based in Houston, Texas, interior designer Brooke McGuyer and her namesake firm, provide a fresh, updated take on traditional interiors. Specializing in full service residential design, the spaces McGuyer creates exude the warmth of tailored southern style. Her deepseated love of antiques and dressmaker details bring her interiors to life, transforming the houses she decorates into homes that feel they have a story of their own, full of rich patterns and dynamic texture.
We are thrilled to welcome Brooke McGuyer Interiors as the latest edition to our Design Directory and are sitting down her to learn more about her career and what design inspiration she's loving lately.
How would you describe your design style/overall aesthetic?
I would describe my designs as a fresh, updated take on traditional interiors.
How did you begin your career in interior design?
I interned for my aunt Cathy Chapman, owner of Chapman Design.
If you could only adorn your home in only one textile what would it be?
That is a tough question because I love so many textiles! If I had to choose a favorite fabric it would be Bennison's Chinese Paper Green Blue on Oyster colored Linen. It's an absolutely stunning pattern!
Favorite source of design inspiration lately?
I'm always inspired by my travels, antique shops, and design books.
If you could go back and talk to a younger version of yourself, what design or career advice would you give young Brooke?
I would tell my younger self to always stay true to my design aesthetic and to not let trends or fads sway my point of view.
If we were to run into you at a party, what drink will most likely be in your hand?
A Topo Chico with a lime
Colors vs. neutrals? Which way do you tend to lean and why?
I tend to lean towards colors because they can breathe life and depth to a room. I do also love a neutral room when it is done right, by adding different textures and neutral color tones.
If you could only give one piece of design advice for readers decorating their own homes, what would it be?
I love the quote by William Morris "Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful."
Favorite piece of furniture/decorative item/ part of your own home?
An antique French demi-lune that I purchased through a local dealer years ago. The pale blue color, the patina, and the intricate carving details are extraordinary and it brings me joy to see it everyday in my home.