Author: Megan Gerdes

Megan's passion for design extends beyond her workplace. In her free time, Megan enjoys all types of crafts, including knitting, crocheting, and rehabbing/reupholstering furniture.
  • Mixing and Matching Countertops in Your St. Louis Kitchen

    If you are remodeling your St. Louis kitchen, you have probably discovered how many different style choices you have in terms of countertops and other finishings. Sometimes, it’s hard to choose just one; you might fall in love with a couple of different styles and wonder how you can get away with not having to…

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  • Is a Farmhouse Kitchen Right for Your St. Louis Home?

    Farmhouse kitchen style is everywhere. From the popularity of the Magnolia brand and shows like Fixer-Upper, everybody wants the farmhouse look. But do you really want it? Is it overrated? Is it a passing trend? Let’s take a deeper dive into farmhouse style to see how it holds up. There’s a fine line between “cute”…

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  • Decorating Your St. Louis Home for a Dinner Party

    If you’re getting ready for a big splashy party at your home, decorating for the occasion is likely to be a hot topic. But, where to start? The possibilities are virtually endless.   Here are some great tips from our resident designers: 1. Keep the sightlines clear Don’t let anything in the center of the…

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  • Accessorizing Your St. Louis Kitchen and Bath for the Perfect Finishing Touch

    Spring is here, and with it comes the innate compulsion we all have to clear away the detritus of the long dreary winter months. When a complete remodel isn’t in the cards, a refresh can be accomplished easily with some great accessories and finishing touches, especially in the kitchen and bathroom. Conversely, if you are…

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  • Organizing Home Office Space in Your St. Louis Home

    Home offices come in many shapes and sizes. Often, when there isn’t any specific room allocation for a home office or a den, it ends up taking over the spare bedroom, a landing at the top of the stairs, or any available “leftover” space.   Designing A Home Office That’s Not So Officious If the…

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  • Is This Too Trendy? The Truth About Interior Design Trends in St. Louis

    Every once in a while, a client will raise a very poignant question with regard to their interior design. They’ll say: “Is this too trendy?” It’s a valid concern. They think that if they go ahead and dive into something new, it won’t be quite as delightful in a couple of years and all their…

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  • LED Lighting Design for Your St. Louis Kitchen

    Your kitchen is the heart and soul of your home. Today’s kitchens, in fact, support a range of activities well beyond just cooking. Eating, entertaining, homework, brainstorming – these days, it all happens in the kitchen. Such a highly-trafficked area requires an attractive, inviting, and functional lighting design that facilitates all that you do within…

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  • Cream Kitchen Design in St. Louis

    If you are dreaming of a cream kitchen design for your St. Louis home, you might be wondering what it would take to get this style, what paint colors we would recommend, and any matches and pairings that would look great.   White with white, Cream with Cream To achieve a cream kitchen design, we…

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  • About Megan Gerdes, Interior Designer

    Megan is McDermott Remodeling’s interior designer, an integral part of our team and always a bright and creative light in any project. A naturally creative soul, as a child, she wanted to be a hairstylist but decided she didn’t want to have cold, wet hands all the time. Fashion design followed, and eventually, interior design….

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  • Best Winter Escapes in St. Louis

    St. Louis is a vibrant city with so many things to see and do. We may think of summertime as the best time to do things in and around town, but the winters are truly magical, and there is no lack of winter getaways near St. Louis. Open your mind to exploration, step out of…

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