Designs To Inspire From 30 Interior Designers In Atlanta
A professionally trained eye and the skill of an interior designer can make your house feel like a home. Dream garages with workbenches can also give you that homey feeling! Whether you’ve just moved to the Atlanta area or are a longtime resident whose home is ready for a new look, we’ve found 30 fantastic local interior designers — a list that includes some of the biggest names in Georgia design. And if your search is more geared toward garage renovation, check out this article on how to find a trustworthy garage cabinet installer!
Marty Mason Collected Home
Part curated shop, part interior design firm, you can find what you need at Marty Mason Collected Home. Savvy Snoot is the brand’s consignment shop, which is stocked with artwork from local talent, lamps, couches, bookcases and more. If you want Mason himself to touch up your home, he has more than two decades of experience in the design and retail businesses and can “find the right mix of new and collected items” for you.
As the founder and namesake of Habachy Designs, Michael Habachy has also been in this industry for more than 20 years. He appreciates contemporary pieces and combines these with ageless accents. His firm offers purchasing, furniture design, lighting design and interior architecture for both commercial and residential properties.
Pineapple House Interior Design
Having served clients from the Caribbean up to Canada, the Pineapple House Interior Design consists of project managers Katie Moorhouse and Kate Fleming, senior project manager Bebe Mengistu, designer Zach A. Azpeitia and principal Stephen Wayne Pararo. For the majority of their projects, this team favors going green, and they can even refinish your furniture for better sustainability.
Coyle Thompson Jones Designs
Tricia Jones acquired the company then known as Coyle-Thompson Interiors, Inc. in 2005, yet today Coyle Thompson Jones Designs has the same objectives as ever: “to learn about our clients’ culture, as well as their short and long-term needs. Our interest is not only focused on performing a good job and providing a functional yet creative environment, but also on building a long-term relationship where mutual trust is a cornerstone.”
GraysonHarris Interiors + Design
Named the Best of Houzz for service in 2014, GraysonHarris Interiors + Design is headed by registered interior decorator Andrew Harris and custom furniture designer Robert Grayson. The two have decades of combined experience that make them a favorite for commercial and upscale home design.
“Instinctive Design’s philosophy is that a designer’s job is to find the perfect balance of form, function and creativity,” the design firm explains. “To focus the needs, wants & desires of the client through an inventive yet elegant filter resulting in a beneficial yet refined space that captures both the client’s imagination & the spirit of the space.” Instinctive Design repurposes furniture, provides visual merchandising services, renovates whole houses, and can redesign bathrooms and kitchens.
Jacquelynne Lanham Designs, Inc.
Jacquelynne Lanham Designs, Inc. is inspired by “formal settings,” “timeless interiors” and “classic style.” Lanham herself has a military family background. Her transient childhood let her see the world and the way that various cultures decorate homes. Her appreciation for the house as a place of refuge comes through in her residential designs.
Since 2002, Balance Design leader Stephanie Andrews has provided colorful and inventive design services to Atlanta residents. The rest of Andrews’ team includes operations manager Danielle Cornely, designer Shelby Adamson and design director Elisabeth Paulson. The group specializes in custom window treatments, selecting lighting and rugs, choosing color schemes, space planning and more.
CG Creative Interiors
Caryn Grossman and her team at CG Creative Interiors have raked in awards such as the Best of Atlanta Store Design from 2000 to 2004, the Atlanta Downtown Design Excellence Award in 2009, the Best Interior Designer in Atlanta in 2011 and 2013, and various awards from Houzz. Grossman’s vast portfolio differs from project to project, as she prefers an eclectic mix of styles.
Shawn Penoyer Interiors
Before getting his start in interior design, Shawn Penoyer at Shawn Penoyer Interiors worked as a private pilot and ran his own car dealership. Although now a high-profile designer whom celebrities have called on, Penoyer doesn’t just work with stars. He and his team offer services such as home staging, flooring, custom blinds and windows, installing chandeliers, and even decorating clients’ homes for Christmas.
Culpepper Carpets & Interiors, Inc.
Specializing in a variety of interior building designs, including medical offices, beach houses, offices, high-rise apartments and luxury homes, Culpepper Carpets & Interiors, Inc. is led by Lee Anne Culpepper. She’s worked in the field for nearly 30 years and has her own radio show, “Design Tips with Lee Anne”. She’s also appeared on the show “Meet the Best Of” as a co-host.
Nandina Home & Design
Designers John Ishmael, Sue Shannon and Susan Victor co-founded Nandina Home & Design. They understand that guests, pets and kids are a part of life, but that that doesn’t mean your house can’t still be beautiful. This 2014 Best of Houzz in customer satisfaction winner also has a furniture store in the Inman Park area.
Liz Williams Interiors
If you prefer classic designs that mix in modern pieces, Liz Williams Interiors can provide this aesthetic. Williams herself studied in Georgia and started appearing in show houses in the Atlanta area back in 2000. She can restore old furniture or rooms, renovate a space, and even get new rooms constructed.
Robert Brown Interior Design
Browse the chic pieces available from Robert Brown Interior Design’s store, Townhouse, right on the firm’s website. Brown seamlessly blends fashion with design (he’s worked in both fields for years), and his team includes executive vice president Lanah Jackson, project managers Taylor Robinson and Haley Harwood, marketing professional Virginia Shugrue, and web designer Matt Weaver.
Miller Bynum Design Consultants
With nearly 30 years of interior design work between them, Milton Miller and Lamont Bynum are Miller Bynum Design Consultants. They’ve decorated restaurants and hotels, and they offer commercial and residential home design services. Although Miller and Bynum have worked with celebrities before, they offer affordable services. Request a 60-minute consultation to discuss budget needs.
Originally from Virginia, Barbara Westbrook at Westbrook Interiors settled in Atlanta, where she worked for design firms Gandy-Peace and Nancy Braithwaite before opening her own firm in 1992. “With each project—modern, traditional, or in between—our goal is to make the design feel cohesive and reflect not only the character of the home, but also the client’s tastes,” she explains.
The team of Brooke Taylor and Wendy Blount run Blount Design. Taylor, as the associate designer, has been with the firm since 2004, and Blount, the founder, studied design in Germany. The two favor various styles, from classic to contemporary and everything in between. With their love of traveling (Blount has also visited Russia), the duo draw from various cultural influences.
Beth Webb Interiors
Although based in Georgia, Beth Webb Interiors has designed homes in Costa Rica, Michigan, Connecticut, Florida and California. Webb has worked as an interior designer for more than 20 years and “believes that proper scale and a sense of timelessness are the foundation for any successful interior.”
Rita Carson Guest at Carson Guest has achieved a lot of firsts in her career. She joined the Georgia State Board of Architects as a registered interior designer before anyone else and was actually the first designer to become registered in the state. Together with architecture principal Karen West and chief operating officer and vice president John Guest, the design firm has won various awards from the American Society of Interior Designers between 2013 and 2015.
Amy Morris Interiors
Growing up in Atlanta, Amy Morris believes that “simplifying adds a level of elegance.” This motto is on display in her work at Amy Morris Interiors, a firm that has received awards from Traditional Home, Jezebel, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle and more. Her interiors run the gamut from classic, to natural, to contemporary, to traditional and beyond.
Innerworks Design Group
The team at Innerworks Design Group is all about giving back. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta receives a portion of their service fees (up to three percent) from each interior remodeling job. The firm is also a part of the International Interior Design Association, the National Council for Interior Design Qualification, the Georgia Secretary of State and the U.S. Green Building Council.
Laura Wall Interior Design, Inc.
Laura Royston Wall studied in Georgia, working for Ferry Hayes and Allen Designers, Inc. before striking out on her own in 1997 and opening Laura Wall Interior Design, Inc. Specializing in commercial and residential interiors, Wall offers a variety of services such as art consultations, finding architects, choosing colors and fabrics, space planning, customization and more.
Gilstrap Edwards Interior Design
Since 1996, Gretchen Gilstrap Edwards and her designers at Gilstrap Edwards Interior Design have restyled homes of all kinds, from permanent residences to lakefront properties. Her design mantra is “tradition fueled with modern principles.” Edwards has been acknowledged by Atlanta Homes and Lifestyle, Jezebel and the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center for her work.
Designing for residential, industrial, corporate and healthcare buildings, VeenendaalCave, Inc. is named after Christine Veenendaal, the design firm’s principal. Last year, two decades after Veenendaal joined the company, VeenendaalCave merged with Nelson, one of the fastest-growing design firms in the country.
Lee Bryan Interior Design
A Georgia native, Lee Bryan creates according to a client’s needs and is able to make a space simple or upscale. At Lee Bryan Interior Design, he works with designers Eva Littlefield and Joe Keller. Bryan has spearheaded projects in Beverly Hills, Miami and even Panama. “I have to know and understand the people with whom I work,” Bryan explains. “I am not designing for me. I’m designing for them.”
Patricia McLean Interiors, Inc.
In Buckhead, Patricia McLean Interiors, Inc. has been improving the homes of Georgia residents since 1985. McLean prefers adorning homes with accessories, particularly antiques, and also favors choosing fabrics, finishes and paint colors. She’s a part of the American Society of Interior Designers and serves as an Allied Member.
Heather Zarrett Dewberry and William Huff, Jr. are Huff-Dewberry Inc., a design firm that opened in 2001. Their work has appeared in publications such as Atlanta Magazine, Atlanta Homes and Lifestyle, and House Beautiful. They’re influenced by contemporary styles and old English, Italian and French designs. They call their projects “fresh, elegant and comfortable.”
CF Raines Interior Design, Inc.
Connie Raines, who established CF Raines Interior Design, Inc., once worked in commercial design before moving to residential interior design. Her expertise in both areas means that she offers services such as decorating for events, decluttering spaces, finding artwork, choosing furniture and lighting, remodeling bathrooms and kitchens, and designing architectural layouts.
T. Duffy & Associates
Teri Duffy is the founder of T. Duffy & Associates. With 30 years of experience under her belt, she’s won awards and knows a variety of Atlanta architects to link up with for various projects. Some of these projects may be making custom lights and furniture, shopping for accents and accessories, and doing installations. Duffy serves both commercial and upscale residential clients.
Carter Kay Interiors
With 30 years of combined experience, the team at Carter Kay Interiors explains that “our strength is our ability to interpret our clients’ vision and discern their needs to create beautiful homes emphasizing comfort and reflecting their personalities. We see beauty in the unusual, with a love of combining contemporary art and antiques to provide a new point of view.” You can shop for their curated pieces such as tables, chairs and even a hatbox right on the Carter Kay website.
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