Megan Dufresne, Lead Designer


I was raised in Manhattan Beach where I grew up in homes custom built and designed by my parents. Visiting job sites and marking up blueprints with my contractor father gave me my first taste of the design process. 


Today, I bring South Bay’s casual sophistication to homes across Southern California. Passionate about textiles and design, my goal is always to elevate the everyday into motivating spaces for my clients. Innovative, fun and inspiring are three of my favorite adjectives when it comes to home design.
 

I work with both homeowners and developers to create personalized homes 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 home’s architecture, I translate those influences into highly livable, visually stunning interiors. Kids, pets, sand and swimming pools inspire instead of limit my creative possibilities.
 

I work primarily in the beach cities of Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach, and travel for clients as needed.
 

As a former luxury design specialist for House Beautiful and Modern Luxury Interiors California magazines, I decided to bring that knowledge and passion to interior design and founded MC Design in 2007.
 

Home is in Lower Lunada Bay in Palos Verdes Estates with my husband and two Chihuahuas. I’m a firm believer in cocktail hour(s) and beautifully organized spaces.
 

If you are interested in a free consultation of your home or office, you can reach me using the Contact page of this site.
 

I would love to help you make your design dreams a reality.

"Megan made our home functional, safe, and beautiful by determining space requirements and selecting decorative items, such as colors, lighting, and materials. She helped us understand the blueprints and was aware of building codes and inspection regulations. Hiring Megan actually saved us money by having access to her discounts and her knowledge. I couldn't imagine doing another project without her." - Paul B.
Testimonials
14 Reviews
Cheryl Morrow
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jul 2020

We hired MC Design to remodel our doctors' offices twice over the past several years. Megan did such a great job that we hired her to do a remodel of our home. She managed every aspect of the project,...Read More

Cheryl Medina
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jun 2020

I consulted with Megan with MC Design to assist me in redoing my outside patio area. It is a rather large area so there were several lounge chairs as well as chairs around a large table, a barbecue ...Read More

Ron and Dawn Anfuso
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Nov 2019

I saw Megan's work at another home and fell in love with the fireplace treatment. She jumped right on getting me a price and turn around time. Install went smoothly (she arrived when promised), and I ...Read More

Marcia August
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Oct 2019

Megan helped me update my dining room room and master bedroom after my move. I found that my furniture needed updating and cabinets needed structural changes. She has creative ideas for color coor...Read More

Chika Kato
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Nov 2019

We hired MC Design as our designer in May 2016 to work with our contractor, engineer, and architect. Megan lead the overall design direction and worked with the team to create a plan to completely rem...Read More

TERRANCE CARROLL
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Mar 2019

Hiring MC Design was the best decision we could have made for our home. We built and decorated our 7,100 square foot, 6 bedroom, 7 bathroom home in the early 90's and it was in desperate need of a lif...Read More

Pvmama Me
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jun 2019

Megan is a rock star of design! Her vision in transforming our spanish home to its potential met our expectations. She is decisive and confident, well connected in the industry and highly professio...Read More

Albert Grabb
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Apr 2018

Megan just did a spectacular job helping me decorate my 1900 sq foot "man pad". She easily figured out what I wanted, what I wanted to spend and quickly got a feel for my aesthetic. She was awesome in...Read More

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Awards

Houzz.com: Best of Houzz 2020: Customer Service and Client Satisfaction


AD360 Advisory Board Member
 

Design Colectivo South Bay: Founding Board Member 


Houzz.com: Best of Houzz 2019: Customer Service and Client Satisfaction
 

B Beyond Black Book Series: The Americas: Top Architects & Designers - 2019
 

Houzz.com: Best of Houzz 2018: Customer Service and Client Satisfaction
 

LUX Life Magazine: 2018 Leading Designers Awards: Leading Experts in Commercial & Residential Interior Design