Date with A designer

Megan Pflug

By Chee Gates // Photos Rikki Snyder

By Chee Gates // Photos Rikki Snyder

Nickname

I usually just go my Megan, but occasionally people call me Meg.

Professional title

Designer, content creator, and owner of The Woodhouse Lodge.

Years in the business

Out on my own three years, but I’ve been working in design for most of my professional life.

Originally from

Missouri, but at this point, I've been in New York longer than any place else — it's my true homeland. My mom is actually doing a bunch of genealogical research, and as it turns out, I have a lot of family roots in New York. Does that make me a New Yorker?

Current residence: Greene County, NY

Spirit animal

A snake, but not in a creepy way. They’re a symbol of transformation and creativity, and I really identify with those traits. Also, I was born in the year of the snake, and it’s kinda become my lucky symbol.

Songs

I'm listening to on repeat

"new Moon"

By Steve Gunn

"Help Me"

By Jonie Mitchell

"Everyday"

By Weyes Blood

My design style

An eclectic mix of modern, vintage, and contemporary.

How I knew I wanted to be a designer:

I grew up making things all the time and rearranging my bedroom for fun. It took me until 30 to figure out that interior design was my home base.

Project I’m proudest of to date:

The Woodhouse Lodge. Its a design project and a business, and it’s been a crazy amount of work and also really rewarding! We’re getting ready to open an event space and wine bar in the fall: Two things I never really thought I would do.

The one person I’d drop everything to work with

Honestly — and not that I don't admire a lot of people — I really value working for myself. I worked hard to be able to get here, and I love the funny mix of client- and lodge-related projects I have going on now.

The historical design era that will live forever in my heart

Here's the thing: Socially, history is kinda messed up in terms of human rights, so let's just get that out of the way. From an architectural, I-wanna-live-in-that-house point of view, I think the mid to late 1800's was a beautiful era for homes. Also, the late 60's and early 70's seem like a lot of fun. See, what did I tell you? I'm an eclectic mix. Give me a 1950's house with furnishings from the late '60s, and I’m happy.

The design feature I love the most in my home

I adore our soapstone countertops. They’re an old-school material installed with a modern design.

"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." That’s a quote from Arthur Ashe, but it applies to everything, especially big design projects.

@meganpflugdesigns

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