Interior Decorator Maria Adams Designs

Welcome to Maria Adams Designs

Well hello! And Welcome to Maria Adams Designs (aka MA Designs) website and blog! I’m so grateful that you’re visiting with me today. I’m very excited about this new chapter in my life and business and plan to share it all with you……the good, the bad, definitely NOT the ugly, but absolutely the uplifting things about interior design, operating a business and growing as a person. To get us started, here’s a little bit about me and what you can expect here at MA Designs blog…..


My passion is improving one’s quality of life through graceful interiors, inspiring writing and intellectual and spiritual mentoring. I identify myself as a designer, author and mentor. As a designer, I work with wonderful families in and around North Carolina helping them create high-functioning spaces that feel and look amazing. As an author of this blog, as well as my upcoming book series, Designed 4 Success and Designing a Christian Home, I inspire people to live and work with faith, grace, and success.  And as a mentor, I coach young adults about the design industry, entrepreneurship and spiritual growth.

With that in mind, MA Designs’ blog will encompass 3 things;

  1. Design inspiration
  2. Business inspiration
  3. Spiritual inspiration
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Greensboro Designer Showhouse, designed by Maria Adams. Photography by Andrew Mayon

Simply put, I love design. I love creating spaces from new construction floor plans to beautiful finished houses, from out-dated places to gorgeous modern spaces, from empty areas to fully furnished rooms.  I love working with people; whether singles, families or empty-nesters. As for my signature look, I define my design style as Classic, Modern Living, which you can learn more here.


I’ve always been an entrepreneur at heart.  I get that from my mother, my true hero and inspiration. My beautiful Vietnamese mother married my handsome American Army father, and immigrated to the USA shortly after I was born. Sadly, my mom, Lillie was left a widow after my father suddenly passed away when I was at the young age of 3 and my younger brother at 18 months old.


However, my resilient and strong-willed mom overcame all her obstacles of language barriers, lack of family support and poverished living to later successfully own and operate a thriving beauty salon, while raising 2 kids on her own. She taught me industriousness, perseverance, sacrifice and faith through her daily actions and words. I’m so grateful to my mom for all that she has done for me, for she is the true secret to my success!


By far one of my favorite biblical quotes is Jeremiah 29:11.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Isn’t that amazing? God has a plan for us, and not just any ole’ plan, but one to prosper us, to give us hope and a future. I’ve done a lot of praying and talking with God about my personal dreams and professional goals. I ask for wisdom and discernment, especially when a crazy idea pops into my head. I want to make sure it’s part of God’s plan. There have been times that I made a hasty decision without talking to God. And some of them turned out to be a costly mistakes. But one thing I don’t feel is a mistake is sharing exactly what I’m saying to you now. I want it to be known that I’m a Jesus-loving Christian. I will use my blog to share God’s Word and I truly hope it inspires you to grow in your relationship with God. Or if you’ve never had a relationship with God, perhaps this will prompt you to seek Him. It is not my intention to offend anyone, to ostracize, or to pass judgement. I’m just simply spreading His Word and unconditional love and will do so with grace and respect.

Well, I hope this brief introduction gives you a little insight into my life and business.  And I hope you’ll come back for more…..




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    PO Box 253

    Oak Ridge, NC 27310

    Telephone: 336.944.1797
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