Final yr Brittany Tompkins was confronted with intense furnishings delivery delays for her inside design agency MP James. With report high shortages, delays and cargo ships ready to dock for months, Tompkins needed to make a significant pivot to maintain her shoppers glad and to maintain her design agency alive. Taking issues into her personal palms she launched her personal furnishings line, MP James. With the whole lot being made native, Tompkins is ready to carry turnaround instances from six to 9 months right down to as little as six weeks. “Due to provide chain delays by the ports I spotted I needed to provide you with one other resolution. We’ve been engaged on our line since Spring 2021 and have been in a position to accomplice with some wonderful native artisans. I’ve deliberately designed every merchandise to be a chunk that I’d put in any of my shoppers houses,” defined Tompkins. “Beginning my line was solely a call to make sure my shoppers are supplied with prime quality supplies which can be supporting our native communities.”
Tompkins is not any stranger to pivoting. Coming from a longline of sturdy females in actual property she adopted in her grandmothers footsteps as a undertaking design supervisor at an actual property growth agency. Realizing her ardour lied in interior design, she took a leap of religion and began her personal design agency MP James Design in 2019. “MP James stands for the maiden names of the ladies in my life. M for (Monforte) which is my maiden title, P for (Praino) which is my mothers and James was my grandmothers maiden title and in addition my Grandfathers title. Each my Grandma and my mother owned and do nonetheless personal their very own firms which has at all times been an inspiration in my life,” shared Tompkins on the inspiration behind the title. MP James Design was born out of the will to create a feminine pushed, all encompassing inside design and development agency.
With a west coast modern ethos utilizing wooden tones and textures, Tompkins has had over 50 shoppers with initiatives from full house remodels industrial initiatives and the whole lot in between. Over the previous yr, she additionally added a brand new pillar to her enterprise and launched a web based retailer promoting house items which can be all made or designed from American primarily based firms. Some her most favourite initiatives embrace the whole lot from a complete house rework to elevating Ashley Greene’s workplace house. “Thus far my favourite undertaking can be The Valcroft undertaking I did for a full house rework. We combined midcentury tones with farmhouse feels and ended up with a fantastic household house. A smaller undertaking I’ve cherished doing is Ashley Greene’s workplace house. We used some wonderful textures in relation to customized wallpapers and materials for her furnishings items!” Tompkins defined. “Working with Brittany and MP JAMES had been a beautiful and eye opening expertise. She has been in a position to meld collectively a fantastic mixture of Paul and my types – elevating the rooms whereas staying true to what we would wish to our house to characterize,” Greene shared on working with Tompkins and MP James to redo her workplace.
Whereas Tompkins nonetheless practices actual property which is how she was in a position to develop her design agency so shortly, she is closely specializing in increasing the product arm of MP James. “We’re at present engaged on increasing our line! This may embrace accent chairs, eating tables, pillows, blankets, candles and so forth. We need to develop our personal line right into a one cease store. We’re additionally engaged on some wonderful inside design initiatives proper now that must be revealed come early 2022,” she acknowledged.