We are a full-service residential design studio based in Orange County, California – specializing in bespoke homes tailored to everyday living.

Mindy Gayer

Principal Designer

As Founder and Principal Designer of MGD, Mindy has worked to create a brand that encompasses all the best of laidback California living. Drawing inspiration from world travels and global influences along the way, she specializes in designing truly unique, tailored spaces for clients and their families, with an emphasis on livability and functionality. 

For Mindy, the beauty behind every project lies in each tiny detail. She pulls from numerous sources and experts—project architects, builders, landscape designers—to ensure each project truly reflects the best of the client’s lifestyle. From ideation and conception to execution and completion, each space takes on a life of its own, meant to fit the needs of the family that resides within. 

When Mindy isn’t immersed in her designs, she lives the California lifestyle her brand represents, finding joy in all things both locally and afar. She currently resides on Balboa Island and finds happiness in her daily iced tea runs, attending all the cute farmers’ markets, and finding just about any reason to hop on a plane and explore a new place. 


Our Team


Leah Vitrano

Designer

Leah brings a little East Coast flavor to the MGD team. After graduating from High Point University with an interior design focus, she made her way west to let the natural textures and influences of the California coast lend inspiration to her designs. Her role at MGD spans both large and small residential projects. When she’s not working, she loves to travel with the fam, catch some rays by the pool (while sipping an iced vanilla oat milk latte, of course), and lose herself in a good book.

Samantha Stiegler

Junior Designer

As our Junior Designer at MGD, Sam takes on many of the day-to-day design tasks around the office and in the field. She works on the daily to learn the ins and outs of the industry first-hand from the rest of the MGD team. Sam helps with sourcing and space planning for upcoming projects, and when she’s not in school or working, she frequents concerts in the park or couch-lounging for Game of Thrones marathons with her furry friend and a full-bodied cab.

Hannah Brylski

Project Manager

As Project Manager at MGD, Hannah keeps the team in check on the regular. As an Orange County native, she knows the lay of the land and is a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to navigating the design and lifestyle industry. Let’s just say, she’s become a bit of a savior on more than one occasion at MGD! Hannah oversees all projects, from purchase to install. When she’s not working, you can find her with her frenchie Oshie, getting a spontaneous tattoo (or two), or off on a quick weekend getaway to Mexico.

Meagan Hubin

Brand Director

Meagan’s past work in both design and branding make her a natural fit as the Brand Director for the MGD team. Early on, the art school grad found a love for helping people improve their lives through design. As the branding and marketing guru, she works daily to express, engage, and define the MGD brand in allll the ways. And when she takes her marketing hat off, you can find her filmmaking with her hubs, or eating a few too many chocolate croissants with her cute fam of three.