More Intimate With Meredith Baird {the interior designer?}

As you might already know, I {Juli} am in the process of moving and designing a small house here in San Diego. So this piece by Meredith couldn't have come at a better time. She is not only such an inspiration with health food and vegan lifestyle but her taste in decor and architecture is also a TOTAL inspiration! She doesn't cease to amaze me and keep me on my toes. 

She's been so busy writing her new cook book {photo shoot & behind the scenes look coming soon} but has taken the time out to share this peek into her latest design project. 

Take a look below and a quick read!

Meredith says:

One of the most fulfilling aspects of my life is the “randomness”. Part of my story has been the tendency to follow my gut, and my passions. I’ve never really thought too hard about this; I have just been lucky enough to have strong desires and opinions that lead me to unique opportunities.

I try not to wear TOO many hats so that I don’t end up looking like a clown, but for some reason the hats keep coming my way and I try to make them look good! (I’ve been told I look good in hats- so maybe that is it)

I am not an interior designer, but one of the most exciting and fulfilling projects that I have worked on in the last two years was doing the interior design for a friend was building a brand new contemporary home in Oklahoma City. She asked me to do the interior design, and I am forever grateful. This project was one of the most uniquely challenging, inspiring and creative projects that I have ever been a part of. I helped in the selection of virtually everything.  I was lucky enough to work with a super talented team of architects and contractors, and the results are STUNNING. One thing that Oklahoma City has going for it that is hard (and expensive) to come by in larger cities is access to some really young and hungry local artisans. So COOL!

Oklahoma City is a major part of my life right now because of the restaurant (Matthew Kenney) and this project. The restaurant continues to evolve (more on that later) and my design project is coming to a beautiful end. There are still some finishing details that I need to do, and a professional photography session for the portfolio, but I am too anxious to wait for all of that.

Check out the iPhone snap shots that I took from my most recent OKC visit.

Crazy Beautiful Chandelier – Custom made by Christie Hackler (Who is a yoga friend of my client)Wow! Right? 

Custom Woodwork- Todd Graham (AMAZING DETAIL)

Architect- Brett Johnson

Contractor- Monty Jacobs  

And that beautiful blue sofa… is vintage Milo Baughman that I foraged at Surfing Cowboys in Venice beach.