Posts Tagged ‘Tastemakers’

Meet the Tastemakers: Tammy Connor – Let There Be Light

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Meet the Tastemakers: Tammy Connor

“Let There Be Light” is a curated selection of home accessories that focuses on lighting. With pieces collected from local and international shopping trips, Tammy combines the old with the new for a timeless look. One-of-a-kind lamps, custom lampshades, sconces, lanterns and pendants, along with custom, in-house designed iron fixtures act as the centerpieces of the space. Tammy adds a touch of refinement by incorporating designer textiles and antique furniture.

Tammy Connor has built her reputation on creating timeless classic interiors infused with a casual Southern elegance. Her attention to detail along with her relaxed approach to formal spaces results in interiors that are sophisticated yet inviting. Seamlessly integrating anqitues, contemporary pieces, personal collections of clients and fabrics of varying textures with subtle yet studied color palette are trademarks of Tammy’s interiors.

She is the principal of Tammy Connor Interior Design, which she founded in Charleston, South Carolina. Her firm has completed comprehensive residential projects throughout the eastern United States ranging from town, country, mountain and beach houses. Her hospitality projects have also included private clubhouses.

Tammy’s work has received both local and national recognition. Most recently, she was awarded the Phillip Trammell Shutze Award for Interior Design by the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, the Bloggers’ Choice “Ones to Watch” award by ElleDecor and was named one of Traditional Home’s 2012 New Trad Designers. In addition, Tammy has been featured in numerous magazines including Renovation Style, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Southern Living, Coastal Living, Birmingham Home & Garden and Traditional Home’s online magazine TRADhome.

Tammy is continually inspired by her travels both personally and professionally. While the location and style of the firm’s work is diverse, respect for the architecture and setting of a project is at the heart of Tammy’s interiors. She is consistently dedicated to enhancing the lifestyle of her clients, and she firmly believes that the best interiors are the ones that beckong you to have a seat and stay a while.

Prior to founding Tammy Connor Interior Design, Tammy received degrees in studio art and art history from Wake Forest University, and a degree in Interior Design from The American College of Applied Art. Tammy is a professional member of ASID and a NCIDQ accredited designer.

For more information about Antiques at The Gardens, featuring 12 national and local Tastemakers visit www.bbgardens.org/antiques. There, you can purchase tickets to the show, the lecture and luncheon with Alex Hitz and Gala in The Gardens.

Meet the Tastemakers: Wendy Barze & Marjorie Johnston – The Rainbow Room

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Meet the Tastemakers: Wendy Barze & Marjorie Johnston

Majorie Johnston & Co. is a design collaboration of mother/daughter team Marjorie Johnston and Wendy Barze. Located behind their small storeface JoJo Home in Mountain Brook Village, Marjorie and Wendy offer a variety of services including renovation and construction consultation, decorating and interior design, space and furniture planning and entertaining and styling. The aesthetic philosophy Marjorie Johnston & Co. uses incorporates fine antiques, modern twists, lush fabrics and affordable details. “What a fun and interesting business this has been! With over 25 years combined experience, we continue to see our clients’ homes get more and more beautiful and reflective of their personal style,” Marjorie says. Their hard work has been featured in Interiors of the Southeast, Alabama Magazine, Pinnacle Living, Birmingham Home and Garden, Thicket magazine, Birmingham magazine, Birmingham News and Decorating Magazine. Marjorie Johnston & Co.’s work also has been showcased at the Birmingham Decorator’s Show House and Cashiers Designer Show House.

New York’s iconic Rainbow Room & Grill was always a place to gather friends together for cocktails and a sunset view or for late-night dancing on its revolving dance floor. “Our booth aims to capture the Rainbow Room’s air of laughter, fellowship and overall joie de vivre so we can bring it into our own homes. Our vignette focuses on the trend of using strong and vibrant colors throughout interiors to create memorable spaces that come alive.”

Whether it’s a chartreuse lamp or a magenta-embroidered pillow, color can add a “POP” to every room in our homes. Marjorie & Wendy have traveled all over during the past year collectiong wonderful pieces for their booth like artist Tommy Mitchell’s toleware flowers and French artist Phillipe Balayn’s irreverent tin sculptures. Our palette is limited by the hues of the rainbow!

For more information about Antiques at The Gardens, featuring 12 national and local Tastemakers visit www.bbgardens.org/antiques. There, you can purchase tickets to the show, the lecture and luncheon with Alex Hitz and Gala in The Gardens.

Meet the Tastemakers: Bill Ingram – Weekend Getaway

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Meet the Tastemakers: Bill Ingram

A native of Alabama, Bill Ingram is a fellow Southerner and graduate of Auburn University. Ingram’s homes always ooze charm, seemingly executed with ease and grace and not the least bit forced. The houses he designs are a testament to timeless architectural lines and quality materials that marry beautifully to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.

Bill Ingram runs a private firm that designs houses throughout the Southeast and around the country. His work has been featured in Veranda, House Beautiful, House & Garden, Southern Accents, Cottage Living, Birmingham Home & Garden, Traditional Home, Coastal Living and many more.

The architectural style is simple and warm with an English spirit. There is an old-world charm and timeless air about his homes. In the construction of the designs you will always find earthly textures and natural materials.

For more information about Antiques at The Gardens, featuring 12 national and local Tastemakers visit www.bbgardens.org/antiques. There, you can purchase tickets to the show, the lecture and luncheon with Alex Hitz and Gala in The Gardens.