Decor,  Lifestyle

Interior Inspo | Art by Design

Last month I had a chance to pop by Art by Design, a 3-Day event featuring the design artistry of 13 of Memphis’ top interior design teams, and found some colorful interior inspiration.

Hosted by ArtsMemphis (an innovative community fund that provides funding, mentoring, and advocacy on behalf of arts, music, dance, and theater programs in Memphis, Tennessee), Art by Design is a fundraising effort that not only raises funds for over 60 arts organizations + individual artists in Memphis, but also serves as an opportunity for the selected design teams to flex their creative muscles to create vignettes to to wow and inspire in a gallery-type setting.

I missed my friend Andrea’s guided tour on that Saturday morning (she styled looks based on the vignettes-see her recaps here + here), but I was able to stop by after work that afternoon before it closed to take it all in and snap a few pics of my faves!

Ami Austin Interior Design

About the designer
Ami Austin Interior Design is a nationally acclaimed award-winning interior design firm. Ami and her team have transformed homes and offices in Memphis and throughout the United States into functional, statement-making works of art that their clients are proud to showcase to their friends, family, coworkers and clients. Ami Austin has built a team of professionals that include her staff of top-notch interior designers and first-class trade relationships to complete and complement her design aesthetics.


About the designer
Selena McAdams is a Nashville-area native and 2002 graduate of The University of Memphis Interior Design program, Selena decided to place her roots in Memphis after graduation and focus on residential design. A love for being in the heart of the city, and a desire to work closely with the client, drives her daily work.


About the designer
Carlton-Edwards is an assemblage of talented professionals of complementary skills and great ambition.  We were founded in Asheville, NC in 2005 by Rob Carlton, and the Memphis office, led by design director Jeff Edwards was established in 2013.

Vignettes Interior Design

About the designer
Vignettes Interior Design is a design firm with a small retail showroom located in Chickasaw Oaks Mall. As interior designers, our job is to help you realize the picture inside your head. We want to assist you in transforming your house into your dream home. We’re confident you’ll find our design professionals to be creative, knowledgeable, efficient and responsive.

Elizabeth Malmo Interior Design

About the designer
Elizabeth Krausnick Malmo is a formally trained Interior Designer with over five years of design experience. Elizabeth embarked on her interior design career after graduating with a B.A. from Washington and Lee University. From 2010-2013, Elizabeth studied at The New York School of Interior Design and worked as a project manager for renowned designer Miles Redd, author of The Big Book of Chic.

Exceed Kitchen + Bath

About the designer
Exceed Kitchen and Bath designers think differently and challenge the status quo of the design industry. ​ They discover better ways of navigating their work in order to exceed industry expectations. They value the importance of listening to and partnering with their clients and their ideas by utilizing in-house designers and remodeling experts. We partner with proven industry professionals to establish time efficient turn key makeovers with Smart-Budget Designs to create the you in your unique spaces.

I was sooo inspired by these vignettes; I’m in the process of redecorating my apartment, so I needed some decor inspiration, especially with fun wall design) In its 2nd year, the event raised over $135,000 and saw almost 700 attendees and participants. Suffice it to say, it was a success!

To learn more about ArtsMemphis, click here.

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