Joe’s admiration for design was formed in his earliest years, growing up in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where his family owned the esteemed and beautifully appointed hotel, Rancho Encantado. He studied art history and literature at the University of Pennsylvania, and afterward, worked at Christie’s auction house, where he coordinated appraisals and traveled the country with the company’s art and furniture experts, assessing some of the most elegant and lavish homes in America. Twenty years ago, Joe began his own interior design practice, eventually founding his own company, Joe McGuire Design, in 2005. His work has been featured in many publications, and he was pronounced one of Aspen’s top modern designers in a 2008 cover article by Aspen Magazine.
Born Matthew Frum, Matthew now goes by the name he received during the five years he spent as a Buddhist monk, ordained in India by the Dalai Lama. A life-long creative, he studied oil painting privately and received a scholarship to the Art Institute of Chicago before falling in love with the path of meditation, and then later falling in love with Joe McGuire. He and Joe got together in 2008, and with Matthew's innate inclination towards art and design, it was natural for them to gradually start working together. Years later, he is now a lead designer with extensive experience overseeing complex high-end design projects from start to finish. In addition, he is the founder of the intuitive design consultancy, True Home, and offers meditations for creative flow at DailyFlow.com.