Darmeshia R. Guyton headshot

In her previous career as a realtor, Darmeshia R. Guyton would often come across homes that were wonderful … all they needed was a little love. “It’s amazing what the smallest design element will do to a place!” she commented.

This desire to design spaces that people love, along with wanting to be her own boss, gave her the motivation to start her own business. “It also gave me the freedom to design them according to my own wants and likes.”

Meme G Home Designs is a full service Interior Design firm located in beautiful Old Towne Portsmouth.

They specialize in residential redesign and new construction. Services include consultations, construction documents, space planning, finish and furniture selection, lighting design, renderings, cost projections and much more. Small commercial projects are available upon request.

Before opening her store in 2017, she completely renovated the space to match her style and offer people an insight into what she offers. This has been one of her biggest successes and sets her apart from competitors. “I’m proud of the positive reaction I receive from passerbys of my space.”

Being a startup is very challenging with many learning opportunities. One common to most entrepreneurs is finding out the true cost of opening your own business.

Meme G Storefront
Meme G Home Design renovation 1
Meme G Home Design renovation 2

Her advice for budding startups is to make sure you know the cost of starting your own business, along with knowing your competitors, and making sure your product speaks for you and the type of business you are.

After a successful first year, Darmeshia is now thinking about her current challenges and future goals. Being able to secure reliable clients is a constant challenge. To overcome this challenge and keep herself financially stable, Darmeshia now requires a deposit and charges a consultation fee. This will help her move towards her future goal of a steady interior design and build client base.

Visit the showroom at
710 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704
Tel: (757) 673-2684