Inspiration in the Studio

The Lazy Days of Summer...

Where did the summer go? Clearly, we’ve been focusing our energy on clients and trying to squeeze in some summer fun too….and neglecting this blog.  It’s time to catch up with a quick recap of our happenings in the studio (aka dumping our Instagram photos)!

We’ve been spending quite a bit of time on construction sites. Between remodels and new construction, there’s so many details to design.



To make sure we get it just right, a mini-home sample wall of the exterior materials is helpful.


This gorgeous oval framed room will soon be a gorgeous dining room. We can’t wait to bring this one to life!


We could not do our job without the help of our vendor partners and reps!  We were so thankful when the Kellex mobile showroom came to our parking lot!


And, when our Kravet rep arrived with the long-awaiting Kate Spade introductions, we were thrilled. There never seems to be enough fabric and trim…it makes no sense.


Our work often takes us on the road and on planes and on ferries.  It takes some juggling, but the challenges are part of the fun.


Shaw Floors wined and dined us at the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival in Atlanta. We so appreciate the Designer Network for the opportunity.


And, another trip to market in Atlanta included a nighttime ride on the ferris wheel!


Martha and I spent a weekend absorbing great inspiration at the Interior Design Summit in Denver. We’re so thankful for this group!


The biggest highlight of our summer was our incredible intern, Annie. She could teach a class on hard work, positive attitude and excellence. It was hard to say goodbye as she returned to school…


…just like it’s hard to say good-bye to summer (thankfully, we have a couple more weeks to enjoy). We promise to show a little more love to this blog this fall. For lots more behind-the-scenes happenings, be sure to follow us on Instagram too @southernstudio!