Hi! This is me. I’m Maggie.


I’m a designer, writer and stylist and Raised by Design is the place I’ve created to share my work/life balancing act with you.  I was Raised by Design: brought up by creative parents with designerly friends in a community that celebrated art and design. I studied Interior Design and Architecture at Parsons and History at the University of Massachusetts.  I worked for a hospitality design firm in Soho. Now I live in a small house in a small town on the not-small-at-all Hudson River.  I share it with one husband and one cat.  I hope we can be friends. Maybe we already are. Thanks for stopping by!

Loveyoubye, MAGGIE


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  1. Hi – I am wondering if you might have some advice for me. I also have some Sculptura chairs but two of them sag a bit at the seat. I am hesitant to try to pry them up for fear that I might break any of the welds. Have you had a similar issue with any of yours? I’d appreciate any tips you might have!.


    1. Hi Ash!

      First, congrats on scoring Sculptura chairs at a tag sale! That’s awesome. I’m curious to know how having them powder coated turns out – I’ve been considering having mine done too. So I don’t have any sagging in the seats yet – I don’t think they saw a ton of use over the years. I wonder if they guys who are doing the powder coating would know how to fix it without damaging the material? Maybe they can assess whether it’s strong enough to be bent back? Maybe you’d be able to tap them lightly from the bottom with a heavy rubber mallet rather than pry from the top? I don’t know though – wish I had a solution!

      Love the new front porch you guys built! The outside of our house needs a lot of love so I’m inspired by your project!



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