Multi award-winning interior designer Meridith Hamilton Ranouil of MLH Designs gives guidance for a thoughtful design process from start to finish
Interior design is the “perfect blend of architecture and art” for designer Meridith Hamilton Ranouil, CKD, Allied ASID, of MLH Designs. Though she initially thought she wanted to be an architect, Meridith “fell in love and never looked back” after an interior design class in college. She opened MLH Designs in 2003, and since then, Meridith has won multiple awards and achieved the level of Certified Kitchen Designer.
Meridith is often hired in the early planning stages of a space. “I love collaborating with architects and contractors to perfect the space planning and kitchen and bathroom design of a home,” Meridith says. From there, she helps select fixtures and finishes as well as the finishing touches, like fabrics and art, to create exactly the home the client is envisioning. “I take my clients’ style and tastes and put it through my filter,” Meridith says. “The end result is typically clean and simple.”
MLH Designs’ expertise goes beyond selecting color schemes and placing art. “I have the ability to give the client guidance beyond aesthetics,” says Meridith. “I can listen to and successfully interpret the wants and desires of my clients and help navigate the day to day details of the entire construction process.”