ary-Bryan Benedict Peyer graduated with a BFA in Drawing & Painting from the University of Georgia in 1991. Her natural artist’s instinct, combined with many years in product marketing, gave way to a natural fit in the design world. Mary-Bryan established the business in 2004 with the motivation to develop imaginative, beautiful and functional interiors and develop long-term relationships with her clients. Her respectable affiliations with architects and local contractors have produced amazing and beautiful results. Mary-Bryan works with both residential and commercial projects to expand their design philosophy. She has enjoyed the process of creating energetic atmospheres for homes, restaurants, churches and corporate offices that showcase the extraordinary reflections of the client.
aurie Watson graduated in 1995 with a degree in business and interior design from Mercer University. She worked for several different design firms before partnering with MBP Designs. Her experience spans from new construction projects and renovations to interior design updates, where she works hand in hand with architects and builders. Laurie’s passion has always been to interpret her clients’ visions to create beautiful spaces, emphasizing a true reflection of the clients’ personalities.
arla Melnyk graduated in 2006 with a degree from the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia. Prior to working with MBP Designs, Marla worked with a leading Wedding and Lifestyle Design blog. Her projects have ranged from bungalow renovations and single room updates, to working with architects and builders on new construction and second homes. Her client-focused design embraces old and new in today’s traditionalism.
drienne Elsberry graduated from the University of Georgia in 2010 with a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. After working in Public Relations with HL Group in New York with clients such as Waterworks and the Urban Electric Co, Adrienne transitioned into Interior Design with Johnson Vann on St. Simons Island in 2013. From there, Adrienne joined the firm of notable decorator Phoebe Howard in Atlanta in 2017. She worked closely with Phoebe on projects all over the southeast from Blackberry Farm to Atlanta to Sea Island.
Most recently Adrienne returned to St. Simons Island in 2020 to join Mary Bryan Peyer Designs. Adrienne has a deep understanding of every facet of the interiors business. Her diverse experience in the industry and attention to the client’s detailed vision and desires, and her extensive resourcing make her projects and relationships of any scope and scale enjoyable and successful.