Meet the Team


Maria Siegel 


Maria Siegel is the Founder and Principal designer of Goldenrod Place Interiors.  Maria’s designs reflect her love for modern, sophisticated and authentic spaces.  Her belief is that thoughtfully designed homes should reflect the experiences and interests of the people that occupy them. She takes time to get to know her clients, learn about how they live and what they most value, then sets to creating spaces that are unique to them.  All of her designs however, reflect timeless beauty and a classic modern aesthetic.   

Maria is passionate about making spaces feel personal, so that the unique personality of the inhabitants of a home shine through. This might mean incorporating children’s art into the design or displaying collected artifacts from world travels, or it could mean creating a gallery wall of family photos or curated art.  In the end, the overall design tells the story of the unique individuals that live in that particular space.  

When not working, you’ll find Maria hiking in a quiet forest, running on trails, spending time with her family and dogs, or hosting an intimate dinner for friends.  She is also an avid world traveler and uses her explorations of other countries and cultures as inspiration for her work. 


Megan Johnson 

Interior Designer

Megan graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Retail and Consumer Science and Marketing. Her earlier work experience is in buying and marketing, but years of organizing a family of FIVE took her passion for home organizing and decorating to the next level.   

Megan likes streamlined and tidy spaces that incorporate elements of a person’s lifestyle into the home.  Flea markets and vintage stores are a must shop for her. She loves a mix of old or “lived in” with something new and unique.  Finding a piece of furniture with some life in it, that may just need a coat of paint or a new surrounding, is a favorite find.  Megan’s not afraid of a little DIY, and YouTube tutorials for small fixes and home decor projects have at times become a best friend.  But, at the end of the day, she loves to unwind in a space that’s clean, cozy and full of objects that reflect her and her loved ones’ personalities. 

When not attending baseball tournaments or watching some other sporting event (involving her own kids or professionals), she enjoys spending her free time running, reading, working in her yard, and of course, organizing and decorating her own home! 


Mary Water 

Accounting Assistant 

Mary Water loves working behind the scenes of Goldenrod Place Interiors as the accounting assistant. She has a passion for numbers, the story they tell, and designing systems and business plans for small local businesses. Mary likes to imagine her work for Maria as a framework that supports the magical creative process that is Goldenrod Place Interiors. 


“Maria was a pleasure to work with! Her style was perfect for my home: sophisticated, but not too formal – a style we can live in. 
She took time to understand our needs and took all the pain out of the process. She was also sensitive to our budget, knowing what items to splurge on and where to be cost - savvy. We are so pleased with the way our home turned out!” 

- Sonya L.