The colorful story of a family business started many years ago when Marcy van der Kieft’s mother opened a women’s clothing boutique in Darien, Connecticut. Her name was Margo Moore and her flair for bold colors and vibrant, stylish design continues to inspire generations later in beautiful Camden, Maine.
Marcy van der Kieft, President and owner
Born in New York City, Marcy Moore van der Kieft graduated from college with a degree in fabric merchandising. Her schooling launched her into a position as the associate fashion editor for Mademoiselle Magazine in New York City. Meanwhile in Darien, Connecticut, Marcy was also assisting in the management of a fine women’s clothing shop named after her mother and closest friend, Margo Moore.
In 1971 Marcy married and moved with her husband, Peter to Camden, Maine. Here, she reopened Margo Moore as a women’s clothing shop, adding a home accessory lines. Recognizing her creativity, talent and style, Marcy’s local clients began to look to her for help in interior design.
Marcy's design business continued to grow, so in the early 1980s, Margo Moore Interiors, a full-service decorating and home accessorizing studio, was established. Today Margo Moore Interiors is a full service design studio with inspiration for all types of styles. The first floor devotes 3,500 sq. ft. to retail space with high-end, unique home accessories. The second floor is our working Design Studio filled with hundreds of ideas for wall coverings, fabrics, window treatments, pillows and upholstery solutions.
Megan van der Kieft, Designer, Allied A.S.I.D.
A true Camden native, Megan spent most of her childhood underfoot at her mother's store. After college, Megan started her retail and design career working with national retail brands, but was soon looking for a more personal design interaction. Based in Boston, she continued to build her design career working with clients along the East Coast. In 2008, Megan moved back to Maine permanently to assist in the day-to-day operations of her mother's business.
Megan enjoys traveling and is always searching for new vendors, inspiration and unique antique accessories to bring back to the store with the intention of adapting her finds to the homes of mid-coast Maine and beyond. Her personal travels take her abroad where she is influenced by old-world architecture and eclectic use of color to inspire her local clients interiors.
Megan’s design passions embrace the trends of today while adapting them to traditional values of design – creating timeless interiors with a fresh approach. Scale, color, and unique “finds” are quintessential interior accents to completing any decor.
Peter van der Kieft, Co-owner
Peter started his creative career in the advertising as an advertising executive in the Boston and New York City offices of BBD&O in the 1960s. Having summered in Maine for many years he knew from early on that this was where he would reside and start his family. Marcy and Peter moved to Maine from Darien, CT in the early 70s and opened stores in Damariscotta and Camden. As their family grew, Peter consolidated the businesses to the present Camden location and began his career assisting buyers and sellers interested in Maine’s preferred coastal properties. He now sells real estate with Legacy Properties Sotheby International Realty out of their Camden branch.
Peter’s creative passion is kept alive as the main designer of window displays at our Camden location. He truly is the “behind-the-scenes” guy with his focus on marketing, future growth opportunities, new product introductions.
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