Posts Tagged ‘Wake Forest University’

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 There, you can purchase tickets to the show, the lecture and luncheon with Alex Hitz and Gala in The Gardens.