"Megan’s designs bring life, warmth, conversation and interest to a home"


"INTERIOR DESIGN IS based on how you live and WHAT YOU LOVE. Our job is to bring it all together IN A UNIQUE AND FUNCTIONAL WAY."

Megan Dufresne, founder and principal of MC Design is a Manhattan Beach native who was raised visiting job sites and marking up blueprints with her contractor father. She grew up in homes custom built and designed by her parents.

Today, she brings South Bay’s casual sophistication to residential and commercial spaces across Southern California. Passionate about textiles and design, Dufresne’s goal is always to elevate the everyday into motivating spaces for her clients. Innovative, fun and inspiring are three of her favorite adjectives when it comes to design.
Dufresne works with both homeowners and builders to create personalized environments that are timeless yet current; with thoughtful layers that look and feel as though they’ve been collected over time. Focusing on clients’ culture, tastes and interests as well as the structure’s architecture, she translates those influences into highly livable, visually stunning interiors and exteriors. Kids, pets, sand and swimming pools inspire instead of limit her creative possibilities.

She works primarily in the beach cities of Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach, and travels for clients as needed. With a new showroom in Rancho Mirage, Dufresne is excited to expand her Firm to the Greater Palm Desert area.

As a former luxury design specialist for House Beautiful and Modern Luxury Interiors California magazines, Dufresne now brings that knowledge and passion to interior design. She founded MC Design in 2007.

Dufresne lives in Lower Lunada Bay in Palos Verdes Estates with her husband and two Chihuahuas. She’s a firm believer in cocktail hour(s) and beautifully organized spaces.

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Not a minimalist & bringing pretty back…. That sums it up! @leahoconnelltextiles
#ChallengeAccepted #WomenSupportingWomen ❤️ Thank you @iamjosiebalzano for lifting up all the women in your life, including myself! Cheers to all the badass women doing their best day in and day out!
When you show up to a #design consult and this is the front door! 🙌😍
Sometimes you forget how amazing something is when you see it everyday. As I was walking around our neighborhood, one of the neighbors asked which house was ours. As I began to explain, “Five houses down on the right side...”, one of the women exclaimed, “Oh! You’re the one with the landscape!” I knew immediately that she knew which house was ours. When I got to the front yard, it made me pause and smile. It really is beautiful! I love not having #grass like most of the other homes.
This is one of my favorite #art installations that I’ve done to date. It’s a series by a #Mexican #photographer that follows the same few work #trucks every day for months. He captures them from atop a bridge while they’re parked below. We hung this series of three different trucks shot on two different days in my clients office. He says it reminds him to be thankful for everything he has, and more importantly, to appreciate other cultures.
A little #designer #ProTip for today.... #DecorativeBoxes are one of the most useful and versatile #accessories in #HomeDecor - I have at least one in almost every room in my home, and I use them on all of my #design projects.... They can be used alone, stacked or with other #decor on top of them. They come in every material and color that you can imagine; #bone , lucite, mirror, wood, glass, etc., and can be used to store things like petty cash, remote controls, photos, greeting cards,  or anything else that needs storing.
I wanted to share a glimpse of how most of my #VirtualDesign is being done these days.... I ask a showroom to please send me photos of all (fill in the blank) items that they have, assuming they’re not on their website - in this case it’s #Pillows - then I markup the photo of items that could potentially work and they send me back detailed images of whatever items I have selected in my marked up photo. On the  off chance something may work, I send the photos to my client and hope that they like it.... If they don’t, I start again with another company. If they do, we cross our fingers and order it and pray that it will work once it arrives. If it doesn’t, we then begin the return process and it’s back to the drawing board.... I know Covid-19 has affected so many industries in so many ways, and this is one example of how it has affected designers. I am counting down the seconds to when all of the showrooms will be open again, and I’ll be happy to social distance and wear a mask, and gloves, if they ask me to.
I always tell clients that the day we buy indoor plants is when we’re actually almost done. Today is that day for a project that I’ve been working on for 3.5 years! It’s such a great feeling to wrap up a large project like this! 🙌😍
Today we worked with a 2020 high school graduate to transform her childhood bedroom into as close to a dorm room as possible. With many college students not physically attending school in the fall, on top of missing out on the important senior year milestones like prom and graduation, I can’t imagine how difficult this time must be for these kids! We were glad that we could bring a little bit of #color and happiness to one of these students today!
If we can’t go to #Mexico this month, we’ll do our best to bring a little bit of #🇲🇽 to #California .... We’re loving all the #fiesta inspired #plants @Armstronggarden .... Who else has taken up #gardening or refreshed their #landscape during quarantine?
Came across this insanely amazing #crystal .... Does anybody know what it is?
Another day, another virtual #furniture install.... All I ask is that nobody please hang any more art until I’m there in person! I promise it’ll be worth the wait to have it done correctly! 😭🙏
For our #WorldTraveler client that’s having an especially difficult time having to stay at home these last couple of months, her kids ordered these #bookspines with some of her favorite places on them for Mother’s Day. So creative and thoughtful!
Throwing it back to our last photo shoot in #RollingHills ..... We can’t wait to get the final photos from @catalinkam so we can add them to