Who are the best interior designers in Fulton County? Here are 15 candidates. Vote for your favorite and tell us who we missed in the comments section.
From the early days of railroads to today’s air transport, Atlanta has served as a major transportation hub. It is also home to mega corporations like Delta Airlines and Coca-Cola. As the county seat of Fulton County, the entire region has boomed as a headquarters business center for national and international corporations. With the economic vitality and job growth this brings, the county has become increasingly cosmopolitan and diverse. It’s no surprise that Fulton County is home to many nationally known decorators, as well as numerous design organizations, museums, galleries, and a thriving design community.
With all that said, it was understandably challenging to narrow design the many accomplished interior designers in Fulton County to a select few. However, we have done just that, considering qualifications like expertise, creativity, and customer service. Listed here, in no particular order, are the 15 best established and emerging design talents in Fulton County. Vote for your favorite in the poll below, or let us know in the comments if there is an interior designer you believe should be on this list!
Amy Morris The trademark philosophy of this Atlanta native says it all: “simplifying adds a level of elegance”. Amy received her BFA from the Art Institute of Atlanta, going on to intern for the renowned Gandy-Peace firm. She furthered her exceptional training at Barbara Westbrook, and opened her own firm in 2005. Amy strives to make a statement in every room, in addition to ensuring that the space successfully represents her client.
Daniel DeSantis Daniel began his career in New York, studying at the New York School of Interior Design and working on homes in the Hamptons. He works closely with clients, mixing their most treasured collections and pieces in with new to ensure a beautiful result. Daniel has been featured on HGTV, in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine, and the hard cover book Where Atlanta. His clients rave about his interpretation of their vision, and ability to communicate clearly to clients, contractors, and subcontractors.
Nancy Braithwaite Nancy’s goal as a designer is to create unique environments with clear, forceful identities; her spaces make strong visual statements. Her design philosophy is that the role of an interior designer is to guide the eye, rather than provide endless distractions. Her seemingly simple looks are actually rigorously edited spaces that require an educated, principled, and disciplined skill set. Her hard cover design book, “Simplicity,” showcases this philosophy beautifully.
MaRae Simone As the founder of CondoStylist, MaRae began her career primarily designing for condominium owners. In 2009, she expanded her vision and transitioned her company to MaRae Simone Interiors. Utilizing her raw talent, impeccable taste, and inherent style, she delivers the “wow factor” that exceeds her clients’ expectations. She is adept at balancing her artistry with her clients’ needs for functionality and livability. MaRae’s designs have been featured on the cover of LOFTLIFE magazine, and her clients praise her work.
Suzanne Kasler A design powerhouse, Suzanne holds her place among the elite of America’s top designers. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning, Suzanne’s philosophy is that “a room should be collected, not decorated.” Her classic interiors have been featured in national shelter magazines like Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, and House Beautiful, to name a few. Her signature lines include furniture for Hickory Chair, fine art with Soicher-Marin, and a fabric line with Lee Jofa, among others.
Janie Hirsch Janie earned her bachelor’s degree in interior design from the School of Architecture at Louisiana State University. A Louisiana native and the daughter of an architect and watercolor artist, she began her career working for a lighting designer in New York City. Janie has won a total of 13 awards from the American Society of Interior Designers, and also received a national Best in American Living Award and an Atlanta Home Builders Professionalism Award. Janie’s designs have been featured in Southern Accents, Beautiful Homes, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, and graces the cover of the cocktail table book “Interiors Southeast.”
Barbara Westbrook The Virginia native designed under the tutelage of venerable talents Nancy Braithwaite and Gandy-Peace before launching Westbrook Interiors in 1992. Her signature style–tasteful, tactile, and timeless–has made its mark on interiors for the past 20 years. Her designs can be compared to Chanel’s “little black dress”: effortlessly elegant, comfortably tailored and always classic. She is currently on a book tour promoting her book, “Gracious Rooms by Barbara Westbrook.”
Jo McKeown Jo loves to share her expertise in design and construction, helping clients improve their quality of life at home. She understands that life is hectic, and how important it is to come home to a space that functions efficiently and reflects one’s personal style and tastes. Jo is the designer and owner of Great Spaces!, located in idyllic Alpharetta but serving nationwide. She previously worked as a design and product specialist for Direct Buy of Atlanta NW, and studied at Miami Dade College.
Robert Brown Robert transitioned into interior design after spending more than twenty years in the fashion industry, lending a unique perspective to his well-informed aesthetic. With sophisticated style, sharp business practices, and close attention to detail, he has built one of the nation’s most distinguished interior design firms. He was named Southeastern Designer of the Year by Veranda Magazine and has accumulated more than 20 ASID awards, including the prestigious President’s award. Townhouse by Robert Brown is an outstanding collection of finely crafted home goods and bespoke furnishings from around the world available online and in his Atlanta store.
Will Huff & Heather Zarrett Dewberry This designing duo first met while working for legendary decorator Dan Carithers. A perfect pairing, they opened their own firm in 2001. They love to mix French, Italian and English antiques with other design elements to create fresh, elegant and comfortable interiors. Their firm was featured in House Beautiful as part of the “New Wave” article showcasing the nations’ top designers under 40 years old, and their interiors have been featured on the cover of Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles.
Kristin Drohan One of America’s most versatile interior designers, Kristin offers complete design services and her own furniture line to elite clients throughout the country. Her furniture line features a collection of durable, eco-friendly pieces manufactured in Hickory, NC using natural, toxic-free materials. Kristin’s years of experience in sales and management enables her to communicate more effectively with her high level, corporate clientele. Her work appears in print and online publications nationwide, and her firm has received Best of Houzz awards for design and service.
Jennifer Reynolds As a little girl, Jennifer was inspired by her grandfather, a door salesman who would bring Jennifer along to the construction sites and saw mills where his blueprint plans became doors. She thought back to those days as she earned her BFA in interior design from American InterContinental University. The creative director and owner of the successful Interior Design Firm, Jennifer enjoys sharing all of her decorating advice, tips and money saving strategies with her clients on a daily basis. Her mission is to educate, radically inform, and change the way individuals view and use interior designers.
Lisa is a self-taught interior designer and antique dealer with a background in art history and fashion. Her American heritage informs her aesthetic: a clean, classic core, symmetrical layout, comfortable spaces, and a neutral palate. Italian by marriage, her life experiences in Florence lead her to incorporate a unique European flavor in her projects. One-of-a-kind antique and hand painted pieces lend an air of vintage charm, unpredictability, and a touch of romance.
Margaret Bosbyshell & Clara Bosbyshell Froeba The mother and daughter design team of Margaux Interiors Limited create a chic and timeless look, by working closely with clients and frequently collaborating with architects in the design process. Margaret started her business in 1982, completing projects as varied as a ranch in Colorado, a loft in Tribeca, and a home in Nantucket. Clara graduated from the University of Georgia and worked in fashion merchandising before joining her mother at Margaux. The firm’s work has been highlighted in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Southern Living, and Atlanta Magazine’s Home.
Kim’s mission is “to share my vision of beauty with my clients in a way that brings meaning and new life to a home’s structure.” She has built a thriving business, Regas Interiors, out of the talent she discovered in design classes in college. For over fifteen years, Kim has offered upscale residential design to the greater Atlanta area, and beyond. She is inspired and informed by her clients’ unique style, delivering a product that exceeds expectations and gives her clients a renewed sense of pride in their home.
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