At first glance, Megan and Jason Gonzalez may seem like a pair of opposites: She has a creative brand-building business (@maemae_co) and a penchant for colorful, quirky decor. He's a writer with a design style that skews toward preppy minimalism. The Minneapolis-based couple's current home, a gut renovation that they moved into three years ago, is a labor of love that's constantly evolving. Here, they give the lowdown on how they bring both their tastes into their space.
Megan: The rooms that I love tend to be overly decorative, with the comforter matching the curtains, which match the wallpaper, and so on. Jason hates that!
Jason: If I were on my own, I would definitely be in one of those modern homes with big windows, and Megan would be in a crazy, funky house.
Megan: Communication is so important. We work on being honest with each other and say in a loving way, "This is really bugging me. Can you fix it?"
Jason: We always like to try things that are a little different. And if it doesn't work, thats okay. Any time we have an idea or we see something really cool, we’ll share it and we’ll talk about it. Sometimes we’ll talk about it too much. Right now we’re talking about a new dining room table and we started the conversation a month and a half ago.
Megan: Jason likes to change things constantly. He has new schemes all the time.
Jason: If I had my way, I would redecorate every year.