Maeve Richmond is the founder of Maeve’s Method, a home and DIY coaching service, she runs from New York City. Maeve was raised in Vermont, but over the years moving to camp, college and her own apartment she has honed her DIY and design skills. She has learnt how to successfully make rooms her own by infusing them with light and keeping spaces open. This enabled her to start her firm, which she has been running for over 10 years. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Maeve Richmond.
Image Credit: 1) Bennington Potters 2) Ikea 3) This is Ground 4) Container Store 5) Land of nod
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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?
My style is simple and intuitive. I love things that showcase my inner nature, and I work to do this for my organization clients as well.
2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?
I help my clients tune into their intention for a room or project. I love this part as it helps them to find their unique goals, both for their project and for their life.
3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?
My mom. I learned a lot from her growing up about how to create a cozy home. She taught me how to mix and match patterns, how to bring light and elements of the outdoors into an interior space, and how to sew. And she has a great eye for antiques. I have a more modern aesthetic, so her influence helped me to find the joy of mixing the old and the new in a space.
4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?
I go for a walk. I find that changing my environment takes me out of my head, so when I am need of new (or more clear!) thoughts I move outdoors.
5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?
For me, it’s been about chasing my passion, while allowing for a healthy dose of patience. Pursuing a dream takes time. I didn’t find my passion until I was 30 years old. But I had a vision that my work could help people, and so twelve years later, I keep moving towards it. That’s my best advice - if you have a dream, through thick and thin, stick to it.