Hello dear friends! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend, and I hope all the Dads had a terrific Father's Day! Most wonderful man in the world and I took it to Birdsong Brewing Co., NoDa Brewing Company and World of Beer for a totally chill, Father's Day style, night out on the town. It was so fun not to have reservations. Just to get dressed and go. Go drink some awesome craft beers, that is. More on this to come!
As you may remember, I recently joined forces with The Aestate to put together this little room to outfit interpretation. I had so much fun doing this, and I am so excited that I have discovered what I feel is such an exciting way to incorporate fabulous home design on the Queen City Style. I hope you will enjoy this new series showcasing some fabulous designers of the Queen City, as well as some other interior design blogs I love. I am thrilled today to present to you the beautiful and fresh designs of Margaret Fisher Interiors, starting with this oh-so-delicious living room, in which I'd feel right at home.
WH: Margaret, I am so thrilled to have your here today! First off, I really love your work. I feel as though a good bit is on the traditional side, but then there some of those more traditional spaces that showcase funky elements and bright pops of color. How would you describe your design style?
MF: My style? That's hard. Perhaps what a good friend has said as quoted on my About page... southern design with a contemporary twist!
WH: How did you decide to pursue design, and are there any individuals who have made an impact on your career as a designer?
MF: I actually fell into the industry. My first job out of college way at ADAC (Atlanta Decorative Arts Center). I got experience working on the inside of the design world, then I moved to retail, then to being a design assistant, and then I went out on my own. All of those stages were helpful in getting me to where I am today. The most influential people are (Charlotte designers) Nancy Hollingsworth and Holly Phillips.
WH: Any designers you admire most, and why?
MF: To name a few... Bunny Williams, Miles Redd, Katie Ridder and Kelly Wearstler. They all have the ability to create the perfect juxtaposition of elements, each in a unique way. Some are more daring than others, but all are elegant and stylish and beautiful.
WH: Where do you like to go in the Queen City to see great style? This can be restaurants, parks, stores, museums, etc. In other words, what are the most stylish places to you in the Queen City?
MF: Some I visit much more than others, but all highly respectable: Luxe, Circa, Slate Interiors, Decade, The Mint Museum, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Capitol, Shain Gallery, Hidell Brooks Gallery, Darnell & Company, Rococo. I know I am forgetting others!
WH: Is there any one project you've completed that stands out as a favorite, and if so, why?
MF: I don't know that I can pick one favorite. Foxcroft (below) would definitely be in the running though. Like my other favorites, it is because the clients are so wonderful. When I get to work with someone who is comfortable showing me the way they live and trusts me to bring our joint ideas to fruition, things always turn out well, and the whole process is fun! This may sound silly, but gracious clients lead to a gracious home.
WH: I've narrowed down my room to outfit choices and am asking you to pick 'the one' for me. Why have you picked the one you did (above)?
MF: Ah, I am being overly picky and critical of the shots, but I choose the below image in Foxcroft 1, because that room is the most complete. The client already had some great pieces to work with, and we got to add a lot. I also chose it, because I am most curious of what the room to outfit interpretation will be!
I hope you've enjoyed today's Q&A with the lovely and talented Margaret Fisher! I can't wait to show you my room to ensemble interpretation tomorrow for the above room. For more information on Margaret Fisher Interiors, please visit her website, and check out Margaret's blog too! Lastly, we have a winner for the Shabby Apple Giveaway!
Congratulations Kristin Williamson!
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Thank you EVERYONE for entering, and I hope you will stay tuned for more exciting giveaways on the horizon!
For the love of stylish, fresh interior design with a twist,
Have a great day! Whitley