Meghann Wilson has had an interest in home decor and restyling for as long as she can remember. Of course, like so many military spouses, the journey to opening Suburban Re-Style, or even joining the military life, had some other adventures along the way!
Originally from Ohio, Meghann moved to Missouri to attend Evangel University, and majored in Political Science. Following graduation, Meghann was offered a job in the state of Florida, working for George W. Bush’s presidential campaign. From there she was hired to work on his inaugural committee and subsequently for his administration, bringing her to Washington, DC.
It was while she was in DC that she met her husband, who was attending the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda. They married while still in DC, but moved to San Antonio following his graduation. He’s now been active duty in the Air Force for 14 years.
Like so many military spouses who are faced with leaving a career, Meghann tried new things. She worked in real estate for a short time, and was also able to parlay her credentials from her work at the Pentagon into obtaining a job as a travel contractor for the Army.
Meghann met more changes when she and her husband welcomed 3 children into their lives– two while in Texas and another one after they moved to Virginia. It was a lot of adjustments over a short period of time, but she saw it as an opportunity to break away from the continuous job hunt, and spend more time focusing on her children.
After a recent move to Maryland, and with her children getting older, Meghan found herself wanting something for herself. She loves being a stay-at-home mom, so wanted something that would fulfill her while still accommodating her focus on family.
Slowly, Meghann began helping friends with different decorating projects. She received a lot of positive feedback and encouragement, and realized she had a marketable eye for color and design. Additionally, she had the added practice from styling and re-styling her own home so many times!
Meghann recalls reading an article that resonated with her. The Secret Life of Military Spouses and Their Curtains, authored by another military spouse, is an homage to the many transformations made by military families in their efforts to create a “home” in every house they live in—from the perspective of their various window dressings. It speaks directly to the solution Meghann provides.
Creating, and frequently re-creating, a space that feels like you and your family can be difficult. Meghann’s design concept is about working with you. She wants to know your personality, how your family functions, and provide a quick “zhushing” that works within your budget. She’ll meet with you, look at a space, create a digital mood board, suggest items, and provide advice and instructions on what to do and how to do it.
Suburban ReStyle offers a variety of packages. One of the less expensive ones is meant to help you re-think where things are, while working with what you have—a service that every military family can use!
Meghann is a member of the International Association of Interior Professional Redesigners. She holds a professional certification in Interior Redesign, and is continuing to expand her knowledge with ongoing learning opportunities. She is always looking for new and creative ways to ReStyle your home.