Get To Know Our Staff: Miranda

Meet Miranda! The manager of our Aurora store! Miranda is a serial DIY-er, Mom of 3, self-taught decorator and thrift store lover! She is so enthusiastic, caring and honestly a joy to be around. Miranda started with us in early October and I knew right away that this where she is meant to be. We are so glad she loves it here too! Get to know a little about Miranda and I encourage you to visit the store and enjoy a lovely conversation with this wonderful lady in person. She treats our customers like queens! Because they deserve it.

Miranda’s colleague and friend Lisa Palmer says “Miranda takes great pride in her work. A consummate professional, Miranda cares about her staff and customers and always goes above and beyond our level of expectation. Our staff morale has risen w her leadership making us a united team.”

What do you love about your job at TMD?
Miranda: It’s fast pace and fun environment. I love sharing enthusiasm with customers for items they love. As well as seeing vignettes changing with beautiful decor and furnishings coming into the store!

When looking for pieces for your own home, where do you draw inspiration? 
Miranda: Mainly Pinterest and Instagram! I get inspired by looking store displays all the time!

What do you think is the easiest way to update a room?
Miranda: Move furniture around, change decor accent colours, i.e. changing up panel curtains; light and whimsy for spring and summer, heavier darker fabrics for winter. Changing up wall art and decor cushions as well as vases is an easy way to update any space.

Why do you think people shop at The Millionaire’s Daughter?
Miranda: It’s affordable, yet high-end furniture and decor, that could suit many different tastes and styles for a fraction of the price, in like new conditions that are displayed attractively. We have a show room feel without feeling like your in a second-hand store!

When you aren’t working, what are you doing? Hobbies, interests, etc.
Miranda: I love thrift shop treasure hunting, furniture refinishing, DIYer who enjoys creating my own recipes for cleaning hacks etc.

If I gave you a millionaire dollars, what is the first thing you’d buy from The Millionaire’s Daughter?
Miranda: I love wooden furniture, rugs and lamps. I would search for those things first!

Name 2 things you want everyone to know about you?
I love to learn and research new things, if people want to know something they will often ask me. I find people fascinating, everyone has a story and I love hearing from others and I have a great memory for faces and names. If there’s something in the store your looking for I will find it for you!

Name 3 things on your bucket list.
Visit the West Coast, Ride on a Motorcycle, Travel to Europe

Miranda said “I feel truly honoured to be a part of The Millionaires Daughter, it never feels like work when I am there and I look forward to coming into the store”. Miranda we are honoured and so thankful to have great team members such like yourself. Thank you for being fabulous!

Lisa’s Top 5 Rules of Design

Here are Lisa’s Top 5 Rules of Design:
Rule Number 1. There are no rules.
Rule Number 2. Matchy match is dead.
Rule Number 3. Remove one item from every room. We both know you don’t need it, want it, or use it. Less is always more. Always.
Rule Number 4. Your paint colour sets the vibe – not your furniture.
Rule Number 5. Find a small source of inspiration (like a beloved piece of art, your favourite chair, a vacation token or photo etc) and build out your room from that point. Your needs and comfort matter most to your space.

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