Art by Design is a unique event series that brings together over a dozen interior design teams to create custom “vignettes” within a chic gallery showroom. Every year, we draw a crowd of hundreds to an exciting mix of events, including an exclusive VIP dinner and cocktail receptions. All proceeds from sponsorships and ticket sales go to ArtsMemphis and help us award grants to 80 local arts groups and artists.
Ann Parker (Parker Design Studio)
Becca Gaines (B. Gaines Interior Design)
2018 Event Co-Chairs
Amy and Cameron Mann
Greg Baudoin (Greg Baudoin Interior Design)
Event Founder, ArtsMemphis Board Member
Guests will be the very first to see the vignettes, which will surround them as they enjoy a seated dinner, provided by ACRE Restaurant. In addition, there will be live entertainment and conversation with some of the participating designers.
Featuring hors d'oeuvres by Beauty Shop, Ecco on Overton Park + Libro, Next Door Eatery, Phillip Ashley Chocolates, and more! There will also be specialty cocktails by Dodici at Bari, The Gray Canary, The Liquor Store, and Loflin Yard. Plus: Memphis Fashion Week Models, styled by Gould's Salon and Music Mixologist Daniel Mathis.
This year, for the first time, we will open the showroom to the general public for three days. We expect to attract a diverse crowd of all ages.
There will be a variety of special presentations and activities, including a presentation on "The Art of Entertaining" by JJ Keras, and a talk by nationally acclaimed interior designer Marshall Watson, hosted by the Decorative Arts Trust at 10:30 am on Saturday, April 7th.
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This special ticket includes complimentary drinks and pastries by Porcellino's Craft Butcher, along with "behind-the-scenes" tours of the showroom with some of this year's featured interior designers.
For the third consecutive year, Memphis’ interior design community is showcasing its talent to support the greater creative community.
Designs floor plans, blueprints, and seeing the completion of home building and renovation, 1991-present
Moved to Memphis and established, A. Shaw Antiques & Jewelry, 1996
Established the first showroom for A. Shaw Antiques & Jewelry in South Main Arts District, Memphis, TN 1999
Established showroom for A. Shaw Antiques & Jewelry in Chickasaw Oaks Plaza in Memphis, TN 2004
Rebranded and established A. Shaw Style in Historic Broad Avenue Arts District, Memphis, TN 2017
INDUSTRY SHOWS by invitation
Marburger Farm Antique Show, 2012
The High Point Market, 2013-present
Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville, 2013-present AmericasMart Atlanta, 2015-present
Serving as head designer and renovator for interior and exterior projects from a New York City penthouse to a posh Palm Beach estate and many more interesting projects in between.
Allyson James received her MA in 17th & 18th Century Decorative Arts from The Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London in 1990. She then returned home to begin her career with Memphis based firm Warner Moore Interior Design.
During Allyson’s twenty-seven years of practice in the field of interior design, she has had the pleasure of working for notable commercial architecture, hospitality and high-end residential firms such as JMGR, Architecture, Inc., HILTON Worldwide, Lee Pruitt Interior Design and Houston based Ann Wolf Interior Decoration. She has completed numerous commercial and residential projects around the country and her work has been featured in Southern Living and Mid-South Magazine and At Home Tennessee.
In 2015, she launched Allyson James Design while living in Nashville attending O’More College of Design and now provides her clientele with comprehensive commercial and residential design services. Allyson’s combined sensibility for comfort and passion for antiquities help her curate intimate spaces of “Livable Luxury.”
Nothing about Cambria’s beginning was very strategic. “It just kind of happened,” says Cambria President and CEO Marty Davis. It all began when Marty Davis' friend put him onto this new investment opportunity. The Davis’s studied the opportunity and ultimately Mark Davis, Marty’s father, made a personal investment in a northern Minnesota business start-up in the late ‘90s. They loved the company’s technology and quartz product, but didn’t know much more than that about the operation. But taking risks was something the Davis family was familiar with. Entrepreneurial instinct is a family legacy that began with Stan and Mark Davis, who owned small creameries that eventually lead to the formation of Davisco Foods International, an international leader in the dairy industry.
From an early age, native Memphian Cameron Howell had a passion for all things fashion, design, art and architecture. A devout Designing Women fan, she knew in grade school that she wanted to be an interior designer. A class trip abroad solidified her interest in architecture.
After graduating from the University of Memphis, with a degree in Consumer Science and Education, and an emphasis on Interior Design, she launched her career in the kitchen design business. Soon, her focus turned to the whole house, learning a great deal under Greg Baudoin of Ray & Baudion Interior Design.
Realizing her dream in 2014, Cameron struck out on her own where she has had the pleasure of working with notable clients and builders. Cameron collaborated with Doug Enoch and Uhlhorn Brothers Construction on Doug’s personal home which was later featured in Memphis Magazine. She continues to focus on residential projects, but also loves the challenge of commercial projects.
For all of her clients, Cameron strives to create comfortable, timeless spaces. With an emphasis on details, she mixes the modern and classic esthetics she favors.
Cameron and her husband, Duncan, have two sons and reside in East Memphis.
Sarah Spinosa is the owner of Sarah Spinosa Interior Design. She is grateful to do what she loves everyday and has been in the interior design field for over 14 years. Sarah's career began as a design assistant for Lisa Mallory in 2003. Under Lisa's guidance, Sarah honed her craft. For over 13 years she has completed numerous residential and commercial projects around the country. Sarah's preferred style is simple and classic, with an updated, fresh perspective.
Sarah's passion is exceeding her customers' design and creative expectations. Sarah's professional career has truly come full circle. She is now a proud business owner that is working again with her her original mentor and friend, Lisa Mallory. Sarah officially started her own business in 2014 and she currently offices out of Lisa's Studio in Chickasaw Oaks Plaza. Sarah's talented work has been featured in various publications, which include Southern Living, Style BluePrint, The New York Times, Elle Décor, Garden and Gun and Mid-South Living. Sarah is originally from Maryville, TN. She moved to Memphis after graduating from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 2001.
Sarah is most proud of her family and the loving home she has created for them. She has been married to husband (Philip) for over 13 years. They have two sons: Graham (9 years old) and Bradford (2 years).
Cindy creates interiors that are unique, individualized, and layered with details. She combines the traditional with the modern in an effortless fashion with the end result being timeless and comfortable. Her work has been showcased in VERANDA magazine, Mid-South Homes, At Home Tennessee, StyleBlueprint, and Spectacular Homes of Tennessee.
After earning her Bachelor of Arts in Design from the University of Mississippi, Cindy designed commercial spaces in the hospitality industry before opening her own firm over 26 years ago.
She has been licensed in the state of Tennessee and has been a member of the American Society of Interior Designers. Cindy is the mother of three, enjoys traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.
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.
In 2013, she moved back to Memphis, Tennessee and opened her own design firm. Grounded in tradition but with a keen understanding of modern gestures, Elizabeth’s style is characterized by a love of cozy glamour, her use of high and low design elements, and a thoughtful attention to detail and color.
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My design philosophy is simple: You should love your home. Your home is a reflection of your life: who you are, where you have been, and how you live. My goal is to take all of the parts and pieces of your life and translate it into a space you love, surrounded by things you love, with soft comfortable fabrics and furnishings that serve as a beautiful backdrop for your life.
From conception to completion, I take the time to listen to my clients, understand their vision and deliver a product that they will truly enjoy for a lifetime.
Jill Hertz specializes in high-end residential interior design, new construction, remodeling, retail store planning and merchandising, boutique commercial, real estate and property consulting, kitchen and bath design, residential and commercial furnishings, cabinetry, custom tile design, and lighting. Recently, she expanded her staff to broaden her scope of work, which includes: health care design, universal design, hospitality design, and governmental design and contracting.
Mrs. Hertz is a Past- President of the Tennessee Chapter of ASID, and a past board member of the Tennessee Interior Design Coalition (TIDC). She has been featured on HGTV’s Designer’s Challenge, and in The New York Times, among many other publications. Her work is featured in the recently published book, Spectacular Homes of Tennessee.
Kitchens Unlimited is a unique design studio for kitchens, baths, and home. Since 1969, Kitchens Unlimited has offered fine custom cabinetry, premium appliances, and specialized Interior Design to clients in the Mid-South and beyond. Understanding that the kitchen is the heart of the home and that days begin and end in bathrooms, each design emphasizes function as well as beauty and luxury to maximize the joy of daily life at home.
In addition, Wine Cellars, Bars, Laundry Rooms, Offices, Mudrooms, and any rooms needing beautiful cabinetry, are the specialty of Kitchens Unlimited. Working across all styles from Traditional to Contemporary, Kitchens Unlimited designers hold certifications with the National Kitchen and Bath Association and constantly pursue continuing education to keep up with changing technology, new products and materials, design innovations, and trends in the Kitchen and Bath Industry.
As a licensed contractor, Kitchens Unlimited is unique in the ability to provide turnkey remodels. Services also include providing design solutions in conjunction with cabinetry and appliances for new construction projects, and working with architects, builders, and other interior designers as kitchen and bath specialists. The Kitchens Unlimited studio offers premium appliance brands such as Sub-Zero and Wolf, Miele, and Dacor.
Lindley Martens grew up surrounded by history, culture and mother nature. Living in wooded, rural New Jersey in a circa 1716 home with a lake was a young artist’s dream.
Frequent trips to the Metropolitan, MOMA, the theater and all that New York City had to offer also gave her an appreciation of the arts and culture at a young age.
Moving back to her Memphis birthplace with her family at the age of ten, she completed her education here, and attended Memphis College of Art. Lindley also studied fashion design at Rhode Island School of Design. Lindley’s background in art and design eventually led her back to New York to work in fashion design with Ralph Lauren early in her career. Returning to Memphis, the transition from fashion design to interior design was a natural.
Before founding LINDLEY MARTENS DESIGN in 2010, Lindley spent thirteen years working in the interior design business in Memphis, first for Rogers Menzies and later for Shea Design. Buying trips in both the US and abroad gave Lindley the opportunity to shop for her clients and create spaces for them that were tailored specifically to each individual or family.
Lindley’s deep-seated love of art helps her to achieve a refined and inviting feel while narrating the story of each room’s distinct personality and retaining a sense of connectedness to the whole.
LINDLEY MARTENS DESIGN is pleased to serve clients both locally and nationally.
Since 1997 Lisa has welcomed a truly diverse clientele at her shop in Chickasaw Oaks. Lisa’s irrepressible love to create and “finish” design projects coupled with a quick and sure instinct both for what looks good and what suits the individual client define the Lisa Mallory Interior Design experience.
It is no wonder that so many of her clients have become her friends or that Lisa has worked on 2, 3, or 4 of their homes. Whether you need to update the wallpaper in your powder room or see your dream home come to life, working with Lisa and her professional staff is a pleasure.
We invite you to visit our new website and our new shop showcasing the talent and personality that exists at Lisa Mallory Interior Design.
I am Carmeon Hamilton, the brawn and brains behind Nubi Interiors. I graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in 2008 with my Bachelor of Science in Interior Design – science (instead of fine arts), because I was a naive little college freshman that thought she wanted to be a physical therapist. But, thanks to the encouragement of a very special friend, I changed my major and embarked on a career that helps me fulfill my purpose.
My career started in 2008 in the construction and design department of a corporate health care company. I had the pleasure of designing the interiors of physical therapy clinics, assisted living facilities and other senior living environments. Unfortunately, my department was down-sized and I was let go in August of 2012. The experience gained from that company is one that I’ll forever be grateful for. But, it made me realize that my destiny and well-being should never be in the hands of others…hence, the birth of Nubi Interiors.
Why “Nubi”? Well, Nubi is the nickname that was given to me by my husband. It’s actually short for Nubian – as in Nubian queen or princess. And it’s actually my husband’s constant love and support that motivated me to bring my dream to life. Naming my company Nubi Interiors is just my reminder that there is someone, other than myself that believes in me.
Beauty can be found in any and all things. And my purpose is to help others find that beauty in the things that surround them every day.
Rhea’s specialty is collaboration: one client described her as the “invisible hand” who smooths the process between client, architect and contractor until the concept is complete. As a wife and mother, Rhea designs for real families, while drawing inspiration from travel, books, movies, art and nature.
A Nashville native, Rhea says the design gene is deep in her DNA; her parents restored or purchased at least 30 houses, many of them historic.
With her daughter and partner, Miller Cowan, Rhea has a retail showroom in East Memphis called HOUSE, which houses RCI and a line of specialty bedding called Blue Moon Bedding. Rhea practices a reality-driven approach: “We listen first, then we create."
Warner comes by his international sensibility honestly: an Air Force family, the Moores were stationed in Asia, Europe, the East Coast and the Deep South. From each region, Warner developed an eye for the broadest influences.
When he had a retail shop, it was not unusual to make four buying trips to Europe in a year’s time, and he still favors French antiques. “I like to think I design elegance with comfort,” he says. “I’ll blend an Old World look with contemporary elements to take the edge off.
I never want a room to look like a museum.” Natural materials like shells and branch coral, stone and glass, metals and Old Masters co-exist seamlessly in Warner’s rooms. His designs have been featured in Veranda, Traditional Home and Southern Living.
At White Door Events, we consider ourselves the event planners to the planners. With over 25 years of experience, our team excels at providing industry-leading event design, décor and rentals, and production services to clients.
Known for our innovative, forward-thinking designs, we collaborate with the event industry’s most respected planners and producers to create aesthetically stimulating events within and outside the Southeastern United States.
Our designer warehouse is intentionally curated with specialty products, custom-built pieces, lighting, linens, bars, drapery, props, as well as a wide variety of seating choices and furnishing selections. Our passion for the spectacular, combined with our creativity and professionalism, enables us to provide elite services to our clients wherever they may be.
Highlights from Past Years
Since it began in 2016, Art By Design has...
Click the links below for information about designers who have participated in our past Art By Design events.
Art By Design comes with a host of high-visibility branding and recognition opportunities. To discuss a sponsorship package that would add value to your business, contact Jana Tayloe, Event Coordinator at 901.341.0409.
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