“Meredith isn’t a designer for what is, she is a designer for what could be. If it doesn’t exist, Meredith will create it”.
As the daughter of Texas Interior Designer, Barbara Thomas, Meredith discovered her love of design at a very early age. She would follow her mother into showrooms, antique stores, and meetings with clients. She always loved decorating, but knew that it took more than just passion to run a business. It took dedication, hard work, experience, and really good vendors.
After graduating from The University of Colorado with a degree in Art History, Meredith began her professional career working for the highly respected designer Bunny Williams in New York City. After 5 years, Meredith felt the need to expand her experience and get a different perspective. She moved to Los Angeles, and was immediately hired as a Senior Designer for Thomas Beeton. Two years later she became a Senior Designer for the famed White House Decorator, Michael Smith, where she worked on some of Michael’s highest profile projects, which included a Santa Monica beach hotel, and a Penthouse Apartment on Park Avenue.
In 2008 after 10 years of working with some of the country’s very best designers, Meredith decided to take her large rolodex and years of experience and launch Meredith Ellis Design in Los Angeles.
Recently, Meredith relocated to Austin, Texas to be closer to family and her Texas roots. However, she maintains projects in Los Angeles, Dallas, Austin, and the Texas Hill Country.
Meredith prides herself on going the extra mile for her clients. She will search the entire country for the perfect fabric or piece of furniture. If it doesn’t exist, she will design and create it herself. She becomes as attached to the projects as the clients themselves. Her most important role is to help the client discover the full potential of what their dream home can be, by tailoring each project to their personality and lifestyle. Whether it’s a small revamp of a living room or a ground-up design that involves coordination with architects and contractors, Meredith’s interiors are always inventive, classic and inviting.