GrandLuxe Magazine

Denise McGaha of M Designs was driven to follow her passion of design after spending 10 years in the corporate landscape honing her eye for fashion and learning valuable business skills. After a wonderful career with Neiman Marcus, buying designer jewelry, managing marketing campaigns for the luxury retailer and joining the team that launched the company website in the era, Denise decided to pursue her true calling and opened her firm, M Designs. Often nicknamed Mrs. M by clients who couldn’t pronounce her last name, the title stuck. M Designs showcases Denise’s signature look that encompasses classic tradition with contemporary sensibility, often incorporating fine art into her projects. Her fresh style and functional design have won her accolades from clients and builders alike.

Denise has won numerous awards from the Design and Building Community, but the Outstanding Service Award from the Dallas Homebuilders Association is one that shows her true dedication to delivering outstanding customer service.

Since establishing her firm more than a decade ago, Denise’s projects have spanned the South from the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex, Houston, and Austin and nationally to Florida.

Denise’s design blog has gained popularity since its launch in August 2009 and is currently read across the world. It has been featured on several popular design blogs including Style Attic, Dallas Design Guide, Robert Allen Design Dialogue and Retail Punk and was recently nominated as Top Interior Design Blog by JDR Industry Blogger Awards.

Denise’s background in business with Neiman Marcus, an Economics Degree from Texas A&M University, as well as her seasoned experience in the design world gives her a definite advantage in the interior design landscape.


After ten years of design success, M Designs now offers several levels of design services for clients. The Platinum Design Services are luxuriously appointed. Every item is designed and detailed for entire rooms, groups of rooms, or the entire home. The goal is a single installation for these projects so that the full design is revealed at once. The investment in Platinum Design Service includes a flat fee for design services and the addition of a furnishings budget.

If you prefer to work on one room at a time, the Gold Design Service offered by M Designs is a great solution for the do-ityourselfer or that client who wants to manage their own design project. This service applies to both remodeling and interiors projects. You will be given everything you need to know to create a stunning result. Including a furniture plan or remodeling elevations, fabric, paint, concept photos, and thorough instructions for turning your Gold Design interior into a reality. M Designs will specify furnishings and accessories from retail and online stores, or you may order from M Designs’ wide array of suppliers. The choice is yours.

So whether you are a Gold or Platinum Design client, call to see how M Designs can transform your room or your entire home to reflect your lifestyle and vision.