Located in the trendy West End district of Portland, MKID is filled with items hand-selected by Amanda (seated above; standing next to Amanda is MKID designer Emma McMacken). Floris of London scents are a favorite, as are fine linens from Brahms Mount, and the limited-edition copies of The Proust Questionnaire from Assouline publishing. “I really do become attached to each object,” says Amanda. “After I sell something, I miss it. I hope it has gone somewhere where it will be appreciated and enjoyed—a treasured part of a home.”
While she is trained as an interior designer and has worked with an acclaimed San Francisco firm, The Wiseman Group, it was only recently that Amanda merged her design talents with a new passion—retail. The MKID shop is located in the same space as Montgomery Klash Interior Design and is a natural progression for Amanda.