MICHELE PLACHTER – PRINCIPAL DESIGNER, MPD
Michele Plachter is a recovering home re-hab addict who has spent the last 18 years designing, building and transforming houses into homes and empty spaces into happy places that reflect her clients’ personalities and lifestyles.
She is passionate about the idea of bringing beauty, functionality and a sense of timelessness into each of her projects. As a child, she found herself questioning the wisdom of plastic covered sofas and craving environments that spoke more to her creative persona. She knew she loved design before she could give it a name. Having spent 10 years re-habbing, downsizing, upsizing, remodeling and refreshing homes and spaces for herself and her family and friends, Michele decided to take the leap into interior design in 2009. She has never looked back. Driven by the desire to create modern, beautiful, practical living spaces, Michele and her team of terrifically talented craftsmen and artisans are committed to bringing her clients’ dreams of beautiful living spaces to fruition.
Michele lives in Philadelphia with her husband, three children, and a barking cotton ball named Rosie, who also serves as MPD’s office manager.
SARAH CONNORS – PROJECT MANAGER, DESIGN ASSISTANT
Keeping a busy office of creative women on task is no easy task. Unless you’re Sarah Connors, project manager and design assistant extraordinaire. A 2010 graduate of Philadelphia University with a BA in Interior Design, Sarah worked in furniture design, professional styling, interior design and even launched her brand of artisan-made handcrafted planters before joining the MPD team in 2015. Coming from a line of crafty (in a good way) women, Sarah has mastered the art of organizing the chaos of a busy design team. She brings a keen eye for unique finds, a love of nature-inspired design, and her boundless energy to work with her every day.