The 15 Best Interior Designers in Memphis

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Here are 15 of the best interior designers in Memphis. Vote for your favorite and add your own suggestions in the comments section.

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Memphis is best known for its music, but it also is home to an incredible art and design community. From the Dixon Gallery & Gardens to the I Love Memphis murals, Memphians are excited about the developing talent and growing arts momentum in their city. The architecture is equally exciting, and the combination leads to some innovative interior designers. Like every field, the interior design community has an elite group, and we’ve found them for you.

Listed here in no particular order are 15 of the top interior designers in Memphis. Who is your favorite? Let us know in the poll below!

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Michael Taylor
After working in the corporate world for years, Michael decided to pursue his passion for decorating and design. He believes in making the design process fun and enjoyable, which is why his clients keep coming back. His philosophy is to create interiors that appear to have evolved over time, since homes have an identity that is built over time. Michael also offers speaker services on an array of design subjects and decorating ideas.

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Ami Austin
Ami has designed for prominent families and businesses, both in Memphis and nationally. Her work has been featured in publications such as FIX, Memphis Downtowner, and MIDSOUTH Magazine.  An award-winning professional, Ami has recently been recognized as an Interior Designer of the Year by Interior Design Society.

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Jennifer Estes
Jennifer has over 13 years of industry experience. She earned her B.F.A. in interior design from the University of Mississippi. Jennifer is the owner and lead designer of her own boutique design firm. Her projects have been included in local publications like At Home Tennessee, Midsouth Living, and Justine Magazine.

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Kelley Jones
Kelley asks her clients to trust her, and step out of their comfort zone. It is an emotional journey, and the end result is a unique design with timeless style. So it’s no surprise that her clients rave about her. Kelley’s designs have been featured in Nashville Home and Garden, At Home Tennessee, and Midsouth Magazine.

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Biggs Powell
Listed as of one of “America’s Top Young Designers” by House Beautiful, Biggs has made a name for himself in the design field. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi, and he earned a second degree in interior design from the American College of Art in Atlanta. The Memphis native has appeared in national magazines like Elle Decor, Veranda, and Southern Accents. Due to the success of his antique shop in Memphis, he recently opened a second location in Charleston.

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Cindy McCord
A veteran of the field, Cindy started out in hospitality design before opening Cindy McCord Design over 21 years ago. She earned her bachelor’s degree in design from the University of Mississippi. Cindy establishes close relationships with her clients, which allows her to achieve an environment that best suits their style. Her goal is to give her clients a timeless sense of satisfaction while remaining on budget, and she enjoys every step of the process.

Teresa Davis

Teresa Davis
The unpredictable twists and turns of her life inspired Teresa to open Post 31 Interiors in 2009 as a fresh point from which to move forward. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Kansas. Teresa believes that the best design is layers of texture, unique finishes, and comfort above all.

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Lynda Shea
Lynda trained at the famous Parsons School of Design in New York. She founded Shea Design in 1982, which specializes in residential interiors. A few years later, Lynda opened French Country Imports. The antique and home accessories shop is furnished with finds from Lynda’s 53 trips to France. Her projects have been showcased in Town & Country, Memphis Magazine, and Delta Magazine.

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Heidi Dawson
Heidi is a graduate of Anthony Robbins Mastery University, and is currently studying interior design in the architecture department. She has been practicing in the field for over 10 years. Heidi has won multiple awards from both the Jackson home show and Vesta home show. She is a published designer with articles featured in At Home TN and Fix Magazine.

Gil Humphrey

Gil Humphrey
Gil specializes in high-end residences, and has completed projects on both coasts and throughout the country. His notable designs include actress Delta Burke’s homes in California and New Orleans. Gil’s complete design services include everything from architectural drawings to artwork and accessories. Memphis Women’s Magazine listed Gil as a favorite interior designer for three consecutive years.

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Lynne Wells Catron
The principal designer and co-owner of Fresh Perspective Design, Lynne’s work is inspired by her clients. She received her B.F.A. in interior design from the University of Memphis. Lynne is also the owner and head designer for her own company, Midtown Design Center of Memphis. Her designs have been highlighted in Home and Garden, Better Homes & Gardens, and the Chicago Sun Times.

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William R. Eubanks
William holds a B.F.A. in interior design, and has offices in New York, Palm Beach, and Memphis. An internationally known designer, he specializes in French and English antiques. He was named one of the top fifty designers in the United States by Elements of Living. William’s award-winning work has been recognized by national publications like Veranda, InStyle, Southern Accents, and more.

Brenda Crowder

Brenda Crowder
Brenda’s design philosophy is that first impressions set the stage, and a client should never have to choose between a beautiful house and a warm, inviting home. She appreciates that a home reflects one’s personal style, and that it is important for a client’s home to reflect their own taste. Brenda’s specialties are custom window treatments and organization. She is also available for speaking engagements on topics such as selling a home and seasonal decor.

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Carmeon Hamilton
Carmeon earned her Bachelor of Science in interior design from the University of Central Arkansas. She started out in the construction and design department of a corporate health care company. When they down-sized, Carmeon took the opportunity to open Nubi Interiors. Her design philosophy is to help others find beauty in their everyday surroundings.

Susan Simpson

Susan Simpson
After graduating from Vanderbilt University with multiple degrees, Susan continued onto graduate studies in art history and an internship at the Dallas Museum of Art. She worked for Lisa Sherry Interierus in North Carolina before going off on her own. As the principal of Susan Simpson Home, she considers her multifaceted job description to include everything from curator to hunter/gatherer.

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