Meredith Paysinger Hart
MPH Art & Interiors
Columbia, South Carolina
2018 - 2019 has been a fun ride! I founded MPH Art & Interiors in the fall of 2018, at which point I became the in-house interior designer for the custom home builder, Gallup & Lafitte. I do everything from exterior selections, interior selections, including kitchen design, bath design, tile, countertop and lighting selections. We work closely to decide on trim work details, flooring design all the way to hardware. We offer a full-scale turn-key service, making it as easy for the client as possible! I also offer home furnishings, including furniture, rugs, lighting, accessories and window treatments.
While not working on design, you'll find me painting in the studio. Taking on commissions while continuing my own collections has been my main focus. If only I had two of me - then I'd be set. People often ask me about my thought process, and my approach to art is simple. I create pieces that I would want to have in my own home. I'm drawn to bright colors and playful content. Painting animals is my greatest joy as an artist! My goal is to create pieces that will be focal points within a home, creating conversations about the art.
Majoring in Studio Art with a minor in Art History from Sweet Briar College, I earned an MFA in Design from the University of South Carolina. My creative background in art and design allows me to visualize all the elements that unite spaces within a home. As an interior designer I experience a different creative outlet than I do on the easel. Working in a home, allows me to think holistically about what aesthetic the clients and art collectors want, while making suggestions to pull it all together.