Tabitha M

For Tabitha, design is storytelling. Projects are journeys—and ideally, clients join her to embark on them. Finished spaces tell a story, too: like characters in a play, they interact. Like plotlines, they make inherent sense—coming full circle in the end. This all takes place in a context of eclectic lawlessness, with client preferences and needs forming the only guideline. “I want to love everything all at once. I don’t want to be bound by styles or rules, design dos or don’ts. I like to play and explore and feel out looks until it’s right,” the designer says, adding that she’s striving for her projects to feel fundamentally balanced in the end: calm rising out of anarchy. That’s how she knows they’re done. For this eclectic designer, Decorilla personifies eclecticism. “I can help build our company from anywhere, and work with clients from everywhere. It’s the ultimate in freedom,” she says. Clients agree. “Tabitha has great ideas, and has come up with a number of very creative solutions for my NYC apartment—meeting my vision, needs, and budget every time,” says one. “When [our house] was done, it felt like we designed it ourselves—minus the stress,” says another. A third raves about the bold new look, which they could not have achieved on their own with a few tepid picture frames. In addition to tackling her own projects with Decorilla, Tabitha answers client questions and manages other in-home consultants. She has a B.A. in interior design from the University of Kentucky. She lives in Kentucky with her husband and daughter.  

Describe your go-to style:

My go to style has to be eclectic. I love to mix found objects with family heirlooms and contemporary pieces.

What’s your prediction for the next big trend in design?

More color and pattern! I think we are starting to see a shift from a more monochromatic pallet to spaces with intense color saturation and a mixture of bold patterns and rich textures.

What drives you to design?

Space is important. Our homes and our offices, our restaurants and our shops. They all matter. Ideally space should be somewhat transformative to our moods and perceptions when we enter. Being a part of this dialog of space and what space means is what drives me to design.
Client Photo - Virginia Loft
Eclectic Vacation Home
New Home in California
Eclectic Apartment
Client Photo - Vacation Home
Modern Bedroom
Rustic Bedroom
Office Space
Lux Living Room
Client Photo - Combined Living/Dining Room
Client Photo - Modern Breakfast Nook
Melbourne Australia - Modern Living Room and Dining Room
Melbourne Australia - Modern Living Room and Dining Room
Contemporary Living Room
Modern Bedroom
Kid's Safari Bedroom
Contemporary Living/Dining Room
Eclectic Living Room and Dining Room
Eclectic Dining Room
Classic Kitchen
Elegant Living Room
Contemporary Living/Dining Room
Contemporary Living Room
Mediterranean Modern
Glam Apartment
Glam Apartment
Rustic Restaurant Design
Rustic Restaurant Design
Transitional Bathroom
Industrial Rustic Bedroom
Eclectic Open Concept
Eclectic Living/Dining Room