meet the team

Based in Des Moines and serving clients nationwide, our team takes pride in beautiful design curated specifically for each individual client.
 
 
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meghan blum

owner | designer

Prior to launching Meghan Blum Interiors, Meghan studied interior design and gained professional experience within the industry designing interiors. In 2015, she fulfilled a personal goal by establishing her own company, Meghan Blum Interiors. Through solid relationships with some of the industry’s most talented architects, contractors, and vendors, she is able to bridge the gap seamlessly with the design, building, and installation teams and create a truly cohesive work environment.

Meghan's talents exhibit a perfect blend of knowledge, skill, inspiration, and creativity. Design is her passion as she knows it can truly make a difference in people’s lives. When clients ask her to work on their home, the process is about more than decoration. It is about showing people how to live better and enjoy their home. Meghan believes that being able to work as a designer is a gift. It's an amazing opportunity to connect families, lives, and design spaces that truly inspire others!

Meghan brings sophistication and refinement to every project. Her skill at artfully blending styles and periods has made her a tastemaker and trendsetter with a reputation for having intuition, a keen sense for detail, a fresh eye, and a down-to-earth personality that makes everyone feel at home. Oh, and she’s a firm believer that classic black and white will never, ever go out of style.


 
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Danielle Bower

Designer

As Coco Chanel once said, 'An interior is the projection of the soul'. Danielle believes that a home reflects more than your lifestyle, it reflects who you are. She is a firm believer in a layered, thoughtful approach to design, that is never 'finished', as it should evolve with you over time. Travel is near and dear to her heart, and as a collector of vintage and antique maps, she like to display them in her home to show where her family travels on adventures together. 

 A 2003 graduate of Interior Design from Iowa State University, Danielle spent time working an internship in Southern California, and Study Abroad in Rome, Italy. Having settled in the Des Moines area in 2004, she concentrated my career on residential design within Central Iowa, with a strong background on flooring and new construction. After joining MBI in the fall of 2018, She looks forward to continuing the relationships she has built within the community.

 

 
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Lauren Dixon

showroom manager

Lauren operates as MBI’s Showroom Manager, overseeing the day-to-day activities of the business and the showroom. She received her Bachelor of Science in apparel design at Iowa State University, expanding upon her love of textiles and design.

“To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail.” – Giorgio Armani. Lauren believes that successful outcomes are all in the details and prides herself on the attention she gives to every aspect of MBI.

In her free time, Lauren loves finding downward facing dog at her yoga studio, experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen, and gabbing with the people she loves over hot cups of coffee.

 
 
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Jessi Economos

Designer

Jessi attended Iowa State University where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in interior design. She is ready and equipped to assist in all facets of the interior design industry. She values function before form while still achieving the desired result for each unique client. Jessi’s organization and ability to imagine the possibilities in each space is reflected in all of her client’s projects. Jessi loves a cup of coffee in her hand, relaxing with watercolors, and spending time with loved ones.

 
 

 
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Kaitlyn Lepley

Designer

Kaitlyn attended Iowa State University where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in interior design and a minor in psychology. Kaitlyn has always had a passion for design and architecture.  Ever since she was a child, she knew she wanted to be designing people's homes. Kaitlyn loves space planning, mixing patterns and bold colors with fabrics, and doing the unexpected. She is always smiling and loves to make people laugh.  In her free time, she loves to cook and try new recipes, play with her dog Gus, and spend time with friends and family.

 
 

 

Mindy Wiltse

Account Manager

Mindy serves as MBI’s Account Manager and spends much of her time working behind the scenes but thoroughly enjoys seeing the process come to life at MBI.  She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa and learned early on in her career the value of relationship building. Mindy continued to put an emphasis on relationship building and she credits this to her success.  She has an eye for detail and likes helping others. While not at MBI, Mindy enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.