Meredith Bayer is the home founder of Meredith Bear, the country’s leading home staging company. Celebrating more than 20 years to make the features more beautiful and more marketable, Meredith and her team treat each place like a unique image by telling its story through alluring, artistic design. With offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Hamptons and Miami, MBH provides staging, interior design, luxury furniture leases and instant home services. Meredith Beer has appeared significantly in home media, notably ABC, CBS, NBC, HGTV and Bravo.
Describe the most beautiful house you were in. The Castelveccio Museum in Verona, Italy is an ancient and modern wedding re Carlo Scarper’s genius to rebuild a medieval castle. (Scarpa restored the castle between 1959 and 1973.)
What is your favorite architectural style? At the moment I prefer modern high ceilings, metal doors and lots of glass ranch houses.
What is your idea of perfect philosophy? Gardens and trees.
What is the most cherished article in your wardrobe? Super soft pajamas.
Which house did you spend most of your time in as a child? Torture! I just like walking around. Inside, I like my house. I’m always rearranging it.
What is it that you can’t live without? My cat.
What qualities do you admire among your friends? Honesty, loyalty, flexibility and a great sense of fun.
What is your biggest fear? Homelessness.
Which three people, living or dead, would you invite to your dinner party? Socrates, Nelson Mandela and Leonardo da Vinci.
Which aspect of your personality has created the most problems for you in life? My independent nature.
Who is your favorite architect? The late Peter Choet, who was my neighbor and designed my home and made it for fulfillment.
Which song makes you cry all the time? “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong.
What time did you become an adult? I’m still working on it.
When did you fall in love I got my first puppy when I was five years old.
When was the last time you surprised yourself? Creating new recipes and cooking a storm during Kovid-19.
When do you feel strong? When I’m gardening
What is the most challenging thing about aging? Life is limited, don’t know how much time is left.
What was so important to you when you were younger that you no longer feel pressured? Being popular.
Which movie can you watch again and again? “Amadias” by Milos Forman.
What is your definition of luxury? Get some sleep.
What is your greatest waste? Eating out often.
What is the most misunderstood misconception about money? There is a safe place for it.
Which three things ever fail to give you joy? Good food, good friends, good conversation.
Who is the greatest love of your life? Home.
When and where were you happiest? Here and now.
Which talent do you like the most? I want to be able to sing. I try, but these weird words come out.
What would you consider your biggest achievement? I started my business at the age of fifty.
What is your most valuable asset? Life.
Who are your heroes? Teachers and firefighters.
What is the most significant historical event in your life? Death of JFK. This is the first time I realized how weak we are all.
What is the biggest obstacle in your life? Moving a mountain in my backyard. It took 250 trucks loaded with dirt.
What is a small kindness that we can all extend to each other? Will appear on time.
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