Hello! I’m Meredith Olson, the owner and creative force behind A Midwestern Belle. I’m a sucker for bright colors, sparkles, shopping, handmade items, a well-planned and polished event, fresh floral blooms, home decor, ice cream cones with sprinkles and red velvet cupcakes. Born and raised in the south, I’ve lived in the Minneapolis area for the past 12 years and love finding ways to fuse classy southern style into life in the Midwest. I’m also a wife to a cute male nurse and a puppy mama to the 2 sweetest mini golden doodles around.
Creative Skills + Concierge:
I’ve been creating things forever! My creative skills are largely self-taught, though I’ve soaked up lots of knowledge and inspiration through art courses in high school and college and classes in fabric design, AB Chao’s Design Camp, floral design from Nicole’s Classes, the Trouvaille Workshop and shadowing an amazing floral designer in the Twin Cities. As my day job, I’ve been a meeting and event planner for the past 7 years, both in the non-profit and corporate sector and love the rush and energy live events bring.
I love using my creative passion and skill to help others, through custom sewing projects, planning an awesome event, curating beautiful blooms or making a living space come to life with fun new décor. Think of me as your “Creative Concierge” – if you can dream it, I want to help you create it! Or if you need some assistance on the dream front, I can help with that as well.
Please visit my portfolio and services page to see images of my past projects and more details. Be sure to check out my Etsy shop for ready to ship handmade items. I look forward to an opportunity to work on something creative together!