Meet Tuckernuck Girl Meg Braff
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Tuckernuck girl, Meg Braff is an interior designer known for her exuberant, youthful take on traditional design, creating livable spaces imbued with playful glamour and a modern perspective. Her sophisticated color sense and deft eye for mixing antique and modern pieces has a broad appeal, evidenced by residential commissions throughout the East Coast and the Caribbean. In 2011 she acquired the Philip Graf archive, and began modernizing and recoloring his playful wallpaper. Her shop ‘Meg Braff Antiques and Decorations’ is located in the heart of Locust Valley.
LEFT TO RIGHT: SONS: ANDREW, WILLIAM, HUSBAND: DOUG, MEG SONS:DOUGLAS, CHARLES
In between graduating from Vanderbilt and attending Parsons I worked on a few interior design projects for my family and realized that was the path I wanted to pursue. I worked for a few New York design firms before striking out on my own. Currently, I live in Locust Valley, NY, a beautiful town on the north shore of long island, about 20 miles outside of Manhattan. I am a proud mother of four boys.
MEG'S WALLPAPER DESIGNS
Besides the creative aspects of my job, I do enjoy the troubleshooting and problem solving. I think that having my own company amplifies my feelings of accomplishment. Whatever we are working on, whether we have just installed a project to for a happy client, are scheming for a new one, have hosted a great event in the shop, or designed a new color way for a wallpaper—it feels great to know that my hard work is paying off.
MEG BRAFF'S BOOK "THE DECORATED HOME"
I am continuously inspired by nature, the infinite range of blues and greens, and the striking color combinations that only mother nature can create. Wherever I am traveling I try to make time to visit the local museums and great houses; its a great way keep the eye fresh and expand your horizons.
MEG BRAFF’S WORK
2016 COASTAL LIVING IDEA HOUSE
LOCUST VALLEY (SHOUTOUT TO WHERE SHE CURRENTLY RESIDES!)
For my style icons, I often think of Catherine Deneuve in 1970s personal style and her approach to decoration. In terms of historical figures in decorating, I am continuously inspired by the interiors of Frances Elkins, Billy Baldwin, David Hicks, and Albert Hadley. I love movies filmed in fabulous old houses such as The Philadelphia Story, Dinner at Eight and other movies of that era.
My favorite go-to hostess or thank you gift are flowers or an orchid. Otherwise a beautiful candle or truffled almonds are nice ideas.