Design & Real Estate

Meridith Baer

Founder & CEO Meridith Baer Home 561.207.8040
Interview by Kaya Baez | June 29, 2020 | Design & Real Estate

Q: Tell us about your company.
“Our firm offers high-end luxury staging and interior design for private residences as well as commercial and event spaces. We also offer luxury furniture leasing services, which allow clients to rent our furnishings and enjoy their new homes immediately upon closing. Our Instant Home service also provides a completely turnkey home, fully designed and beautifully styled with furniture, artwork and accessories for purchase, all within a matter of days.”

Q: What sets your work apart?

A: “The beauty of our business is that we have the opportunity to stage homes in every style imaginable. While many people know us for our sophisticated, California-cool aesthetic, we’re fortunate to have the fluidity and range of inventory to be able to perfectly stage homes that range from ultramodern new construction to historical gems.”

Q: What inspires you?

A: “A great deal of my inspiration is garnered through traveling. I love to learn about how people live and what makes them feel at home. I also enjoy traveling to different furniture markets across the country and around the globe to be inspired by new products and designs.”

Q: Most rewarding part of the design process?

A: “No two homes that we stage are alike, and there is certainly an emotional component involved when selling your home. It is sometimes challenging to ask clients to remove their personal pieces to allow us to have a clean slate for staging. Luckily, the end result is always positive and our clients are thrilled with the transformation.”

Q: What makes a project a success?

A: “Some of the most gratifying projects that I’ve completed are those in which the seller tells us they love the work we’ve done so much that they do not want to sell any longer! It means so much to be able to allow clients to see their own homes in a new light after living there for years. It means even more when their home sells quickly for top dollar!”

We furnished this contemporary Key Largo oasis in our signature layered, luxurious transitional style, with muted blue and beige accents complementing the rich coastal feel of the space. — Photo by David Hernandez
We styled this custom-designed Miami Beach home in Altos Del Mar with crisp, sophisticated transitional flair. Chrome and leather accents and bold art complement its contemporary elegance. — Photo by Richard Novak
For this urban sanctuary at Miami Beach’s innovative Residences at 11 11, we paid particular attention to creating a seamless flow between the interiors and gardens, enhancing the “metropolitan refuge” vibe of the property. — Photo by Kris Tamburello
This waterfront mansion in Boca Raton’s The Sanctuary demanded elegant design befitting its upmarket price point, while still feeling warm and welcoming to buyers. — Photo by Edward Butera
We began in Los Angeles, and our work in this ultra chic home on serene Hypoluxo Island shows how well the influence of our California-cool aesthetic translates to Florida luxury interiors. — Photo by Edward Butera