We’re back with a new guest tastemaker for some quick-fire questions and a mini-curation of some fab Chairish finds!

This week we are joined by designer, Meredith Ellis. The now Austin-based designer spent years in NYC and L.A. working for design greats Bunny Williams, Thomas Beeton, and Michael Smith. Since opening Meredith Ellis Design in 2008, she’s proven her own design greatness again and again. In 2016 she was named among the top ten up-and-coming designers to watch by Traditional Home, design enthusiasts went crazy for her stunning sunroom for the Sotheby’s Showhouse, and she founded her design showroom, JAMES, in Austin’s Design District. Meredith has found a sweet spot in crafting spaces that stay true to her client’s personal style, while bringing her own richly layered yet refined look to projects across Texas, and across the country! We were recently able to chat with Meredith on some of her inspiration sources and get her top Chairish picks.  Read on for an inside scoop from this total pro!

Ultimate style icon?  
Katharine Hepburnshe was incredibly stylish, witty, and strong.

Most memorable career moment you’ve had so far?
Building JAMES Showroom. It’s been a lifelong dream. I love being surrounded by the beautiful textiles created by such talented people, but I also honestly love getting to know all the great designers who shop with us.

Where’s next on your travel bucket list?
I’m headed to Prague this spring, which I’m really excited about! I was an Art History major in college and I was there in my very early 20’s right after the split, so I’m excited to see how the city has changed, but also get my fix of European architecture. I know I’ll come home feeling inspired.

Do you collect anything?  
I love collecting rustic pottery, especially bowls from Serbia, Hungary or Mallorca.


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March 8, 2019

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