Tara McGeehan founded Tara Ryan Designs, LLC in 2016 after gaining years of valuable experience working in the field of interior design. Her background in art and art history enhances her design eye in terms of her comprehensive knowledge of styles, ability to mix colors and patterns, and visualize spaces throughout the design process. She particularly enjoys using her hand drawing abilities to visually communicate the design vision to clients. 

Tara decided to pursue her passion for interior design after receiving a BA in Art + Art History (Dickinson College) and a MS in Interior Architecture + Design (Drexel University). While in graduate school, she worked as a designer for a residential design/build firm that gave her great experience in the industry working on new construction and renovations with a focus on custom millwork design and material selection. Before starting Tara Ryan Designs, she worked as a senior designer at Meadowbank Designs, as VP of Client Design at a high end furniture showroom and as a freelance designer for many interior designers throughout the tri-state area. She remains very involved in the local chapter of the ASID and other professional organizations.


Tara and her dog, Reese, live in the Northern Liberties neighborhood in Philadelphia and love taking advantage of all that the city offers including great restaurants, community events, and gallery openings. Her main sources of inspiration come from art, architecture, travel and nature.