Renowned interior designer and host of HGTV’s Meg’s Great Rooms, Kenilworth’s MEG CASWELL is a passionate designer. Following her degree in criminology, Caswell started her creative journey at The Art Institute of Chicago studying interior architecture. Owner of a home decor and design store in Chicago, she fuses the skills learned from her degrees to masterfully deliver clients their dream homes. Caswell illustrates her design style as a blend of traditional and modern, complemented with a mix of bright preppy tones. On top of her own HGTV show, Caswell’s artistic talents scored her the win on the sixth season of HGTV’s Design Star. She recently graced television screens as the host of Welcome Home Angel, a makeover program aiming to serve families of children with special needs by creating functional and lively spaces in their homes. Caswell takes a break from design to share her city and shore favorites with Sheridan Road.
What’s on the horizon? Working on launching an e-commerce website of beautiful vetted home furnishings, vintage and new Mantra? What would you do if you knew there was no possible way to fail Best grooming tip? Rose oil for the face Guilty pleasure? Sarkis Café’s Bacon Loretta Favorite foods? Beef Bourguignon and risotto Music you love? Everything but country Best advice ever given to you? Make sure the first home you purchase is a home you can live in for the rest of your life Earliest memory? Laying on my baby blanket in the grass watching my mom cut flowers When you wake up, you? Turn my phone off airplane mode Before bed, you? Watch the most recent episode of Real Housewives What’s on your bookshelf? Accidentally Wes Anderson You can’t live without? My husband Randy Love to escape to? Our cabin in Maine Advice you would give to your younger self? Sleep on large decisions
ON THE SHORE
Your style is? Capris, blouse, and needlepoint leopard loafers Can’t leave the house without? My tape measure Transportation? GMC Yukon XL for hauling all my design stuff around Driving music? Yacht rock Place to eat? Indian Hill patio Shop? Valentina Best thing about the Shore? The old trees Worst thing about the Shore? Nothing, that’s why I came back The perfect day is? Eggs Benedict in bed with fresh squeezed OJ, in-home massage, afternoon cocktails on IHC patio, dinner at Tocco, and being home in time to tuck my son in for bed
IN THE CITY
Your style is? Wedges, jeans, blouse, a leather jacket, and big jewelry Can’t leave the house without? My Uber app Transportation? Byron at Premier Transportation Services Driving music? Hits 1 Place to eat? Le Colonial, Summer House, and Casino Club Best thing about the City? All the different neighborhoods Worst thing about the City? The lack of support for our wonderful police department The perfect day is? Waking up at the Peninsula, heading to the spa, lunch at Portofino, checking out the latest exhibit at the Art Institute, capping the night off watching an opera at the Lyric