Intelligent Design. Smart Style. Particularly when it comes to redesigning extraordinary spaces.
Marcia Moore, founder and creative director of St. Louis-based Marcia Moore Design, was named a Top Home Designer in the Interior Design Industry 2023 by Fixr.com, a leading online resource for cost and hiring advice for home remodeling projects. Fixr.com honors the highest-performing individuals who set trends in the interior design industry, including home stagers, decorators and interior designers.
Based on award-winning, luxury residential designs, Marcia joins an exclusive list of industry visionaries, such as Becki Owens, Barbara Berry, Corey Damon Jenkins, Amy Lau, Rachel Moriarty, Summer Thornton and Young Huh. These designers are honored for how their innovative, inspiring work contributes to the overall growth of the interior design industry.
Fixr.com representatives indicate they use a rigorous method to identify those selected for this list, based on expertise, knowledge, experience and growth as an inspiration to others. The success of potential honorees at both national and local levels, combined with stand-out projects and esteemed reputations, are reviewed.
Remodeling specialist Cristina Miguelez says, “Home designers are responsible for setting trends. When it comes to homeowners updating their homes, these 123 experts are the ones to follow to stay on top of the latest trends.”
In addition to being named to the Top 123 Designers List, Marcia also was designated a Top 200 Design Influencer in 2021 and 2022.
Spotlighted with this feature is a recent example of how Marcia Moore Design professionals recreated a gathering area via a 'getting in the swing of family fun' approach, as inspired by the clients' passion for golf.
When the lower level of a home in Frontenac was heavily flooded, the homeowners turned to Marcia's team for a complete remodel. Prior, the space was filled with a traditional bar and pool table, surrounded by dark, heavy wood paneling. Marcia says they produced a fresh, light-hearted family-friendly space appealing to all ages.
"We created distinctive areas for different uses, such as workouts, a juice and wine bar, a fireplace with TV viewing and a game room," she explains.
The flooring is also distinct by area. The workout space is 36x36-inch luxury vinyl tiles that look like concrete. The juice bar sits atop woven flooring made from renewable vegetable compounds rather than petroleum products. The rest of the floor is luxury vinyl planks with a wood grain. "This defines each area and keeps the flooring from feeling cavernous," says Marcia. "All of these floors are perfect for lower levels. They hold up to water, work well on a concrete slab and are warmer than tile, without adding a heated floor."
To the workout space were added two photographs by Petros Koublis, a New York City photographer whose work has a wonderful, dreamlike, ethereal feeling to it, Marcia shares.
Fun original art by Sue Graef, an artist from Clearwater, Florida, and accessories keep the bar jovial and colorful. Marcia says the refrigeration unit has upper wine storage and lower refrigerator drawers. A microwave and ice machine complete the appliances. The cabinets are sleek and shiny, styled with fingertip pullouts so there's no need for hardware, she adds.
The fireplace/television seating area is also viewable from workout machines behind a sofa.
The game room is set for pool, board games, eating and lounging, with a spot to add a shuffleboard table.
All the art prints in the game room are from paintings of famous golf courses, done by a variety of artists.
Marcia Moore Design is a full-service, award-winning luxury residential interior design firm. Marcia was professionally trained at the world-renowned Ringling College of Art and Design. With more than 30 years of experience, the firm’s team specializes in the interior design and decoration of luxury homes, renovations and remodels, kitchen and bath design and custom builds.
Marcia is known especially for her keen color sense, her eye for the unique, yet practical approach to design and her innate ability to marry her own design instincts with her client’s personal tastes.
"Having a place to relax and unwind is so important. We designed the ideal kickback and have fun spot for our client's lower level."