The style of your home is a personal decision. Some pieces in our homes are gifted or passed down, others are instant favorites that were worth the splurge, but they are all a piece of the larger puzzle we call our lives. A great interior designer beautifies and enhances this style without losing the true feel of a home. Too learn more about signature style, we are turning to designer Susan Currie.
Raised in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Susan developed an artistic eye at an early age. On visits to friends and family, she would absorb each home’s distinctive style. Each home grew her awareness and an appreciation for all kinds of design. Whether it was an antebellum home or a mid-century rancher, she would imagine remodeling or redecorating it with a touch of her style. Today, Susan is sharing the secrets of her signature style.
- Let color lead the way: Start with a neutral backdrop and pull dabs of color from your favorite artwork, textiles, and accessories to create a palette you’ll love to live with.
- Mix textures: Soften hardwood or stone floors with plush, upholstered furnishings, and incorporate metal tables and consoles for structure and definition. Bring in lamps, trays, and other accessories in glass, rattan, or clay for even more dimension.
- Think inside the box: Consider how you will use the space you’re remodeling or redecorating. A pretty space only goes so far; functionality is key to creating a room that is both livable and lovely.
- Less is more: If you are a collector, take the time to edit and curate your collection. You may need to display a little less in order to showcase your favorite pieces.
We love to feature the wonderful designers of the industry in the pages of our magazines. Each of their expert examples leads us closer to finding our own personal style. You can read the full article with Susan Currie in our new July/August issue of Southern Lady.
What’s your personal style?