As a homesick Texan, I always enjoy connecting with talent in the Lone Star State, particularly with fellow Southern Methodist University alumna! Today I am happy to introduce Morgan Hunt an interior design and lifestyle firm based in Dallas, Texas. Morgan specializes in tailoring spaces that marry her deep appreciation for seasoned heirlooms with fresh, contemporary style that embodies modern life. Through timeless vision, she creates live-able spaces that are layered, refined, and classically beautiful.
After graduating from Southern Methodist University, Morgan began her career as a private equity analyst. In addition to her interior design firm, she is currently creating commissioned artwork including contemporary abstracts and hand painted murals, and she is authoring her first first children’s book, Tales of Wonder, which will debut in early Fall 2019. Morgan resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband and four young children. Welcome Morgan!
TGP: What made you decide to trade in your career in private equity for interior design?
MH: I am an entrepreneur at heart, so I knew having a business background would be invaluable to any future pursuit. I launched a clothing line in the fall my second son was born, and while I loved every single aspect of clothing design, I decided to focus on designing my family. I paused my fashion blog and clothing line and went on to have two more children. My baby just turned one in December so I am back!
TGP: Who are your favorite interior designers, past and present?
MH: Oh my, the list is endless. My grandmother and aunt. Miles Redd. Gil Schafer. Ashley Whittaker. My talented friends, Amy Berry and Clary Bosbyshell.
TGP: Where do you find inspiration?
MH: Everywhere. Travel especially. Other designers. Fashion. Designing comes naturally and I literally eat, sleep, and breathe design.
TGP: What are five luxuries you cannot live without?
MH: Cle de Peau concealer, high heels, summers in the southeast, Nest thermostat, Amazon, and my children.
TGP: Do you have any favorite or “signature” touches you like to incorporate within your designs? Patterns, antiques, details, linens, etc?
MH: I am a traditionalist at heart. While the market is inundated with new product everywhere you look, I feel there is nothing that can match the physical hunt for the perfect piece. Antiques are part of my blood so naturally that is where my minds go at the beginning of a project. D. Porthault will find a spot in most projects so beware future clients! And lacquer. Oh, how it makes me weak in the knees. But really the most influential, signature pieces in a design are personal to each client, and I like to mix in personal elements that tell a story like a collection of ironstone or sterling silver.
TGP: When you aren’t busy decorating, what do you enjoy doing in your free time?
MH: I am playing with Calico Critters and braiding hair while simultaneously throwing the football and unjamming nerf bullets. And when the kids are asleep, I am rearranging my entire house and checking the new listings in Charlottesville, VA where I hope to one day have a home.
TGP: Anything else you would like to add?
MH: Thank you for this fun, amazing opportunity to be featured. I cannot wait to see where this journey leads.
Photography by Nathan Schroder.