2019 Highlights


2019 Art by Design Highlights

Featured Designers

Our 2019 lineup of interior designers included the following individuals and businesses


Allyson James Interior Design

Allyson James

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, 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.”


Allyson James Interior Design
3566 Walnut Grove Road | Memphis, TN  

Ami Austin Interior Design

Ami Austin

In 2004, Ami founded Ami Austin Interior Design in Memphis, Tennessee, where she serves as principal designer and president.

She is an award-winning interior designer who has become known for a sophisticated and intriguing evolution of style. Her breadth of design knowledge combined with her passion for original design, have led to memorable, stunning interiors for her residential and commercial clients.

Ami has a wide-range talent for transforming homes to suit the personalities and lifestyles of her clients by adapting interiors with well-sourced design elements as well as custom-made furnishings, flooring options, lighting, accessories, and objets d'art. Ami is sought after for her wealth of design knowledge and unique, creative, comfortable, and functional designs. Her passion for design and pleasing her clients is of paramount importance to her and her team.

Having developed connections and working relationships with the world’s best craftsmen and select to-the-trade product lines, Ami provides her clients with vast resources for their interiors. She is known for her contemporary, transitional and traditional style elements, and ensures her finished projects reflect elegant, world-class, and one-of-a-kind results.

A bespoke line of merchandise personally designed by Ami under the brand name Parker Lauren by Ami Austin is also showcased at her studio located at 667 Union Avenue, Memphis. TN 38103.  Ami provides interior design consultations and planning at the studio for her clientele, but she also schedules design sessions with them at their homes or places of business. Sought after by clients throughout the Southeast and nation, Ami travels to oversee select, larger design projects from coast to coast.

Ami is the recipient of numerous design awards such as The Interior Design Society’s prestigious “Designer of the Year,” among others. Her work and expertise have been published in many magazines and publications such as Interior Design, Romantic Homes, Home Accents Today, Interiors + Sources, Design Journal, Home Furnishings Business, Kitchen and Bath Business, Kitchen Bath Trends, Furniture World, Furniture Today, MyTrends, Editor at Large, Custom Home, Design Studio, Architect, Architizer, Residential Architect, At Home Memphis & Mid South, Memphis Magazine, Memphis Business Journal, and Memphis Daily News.


Ami Austin Interior Design
667 Union Ave | Memphis, TN


A. Shaw Style

Anthony Shaw

Anthony Shaw established A. Shaw Antiques & Jewelry in 1996, after serving for several years as a floor plan and blueprint designer for home building and renovation projects. Over the last two decades, A. Shaw has set up showrooms in the South Main Arts District and in Chickasaw Oaks Plaza in, respectively. The firm is currently based in the Historic Broad Avenue Arts District. A. Shaw Style is regularly featured at The High Point Market, the Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville, and AmericasMart in Atlanta, among other major markets. Shaw’s career highlights include 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 other interesting projects in between.




A. Shaw Style 
2485 Parkway | Memphis, TN
901.485.4579 | ashawstyle.com

Betsey Mosby Interior Design

Betsey Mosby

Betsey Mosby is an interior designer based in Jackson, Ms.  With a primary focus in High-end residential interiors, Betsey's firm works on projects across the country in the residential, commercial and hospitality arenas. Her design sensibility is a modern take on a traditional aesthetic– focusing principally on classic tradition with an influence on more contemporary art and textiles. She has honed her eye through travel and a lifetime appreciation and study of architecture and fashion, in addition to her extensive design training and unique background as a CPA.  Her eponymous firm is based out of its Shoppe and Studio in Jackson and has an additional office in Oxford, Ms.  Her work has been published multiple times both nationally and regionally, and she is the Mississippi Member of Southern Living's Designer Network.  She lives in Jackson with her husband, Will, and their daughter, Pryor.  



Betsey Mosby Interior Design

4500 I-55 North, Suite 239 | Jackson, MS 

662.230.0569 | http://betseymosby.com/

B. Gaines Interior Design

Becca Gaines

Established in 2010, the B. Gaines Interior Design firm is devoted to quality and integrity, recognizing the privilege of creating homes for others.  A native Memphian with a hospitable approach to Interior Design, Becca Gaines’ passion for interiors stems from her love for people and the places that tell their stories.  Becca is a licensed Interior Designer with over 12 years of experience creating atmospheres of sanctuary and celebration.  Her aesthetic is known for pushing the limits of interior style, respecting tradition but never bound by it.  

Becca holds a degree in Interior Design from The University of Alabama, polished by internships with Memphis firms Rhea Crenshaw Interiors and Looney Ricks Kiss Architecture.  Following design school, Becca worked closely with Rozanne Jackson, owner of The Iron Gate in Franklin, Tennessee and an ADAC/Veranda Magazine Southeast Designer of the Year.  This valuable time was spent developing an eye for high design, fluency in a range of historical styles, and a full understanding of interior architecture.   

Today the B. Gaines Interior Design firm operates out of its Germantown showroom and Verellen Boutique, Hey Rube.


B. Gaines Interior Design
1906 Exeter | Germantown, TN
901.355.9793 | bgainesinteriordesign.com

Biggs Powell and Gracey Smythe

Biggs Powell

Biggs Powell enjoyed fast success after opening Biggs Powell Interior Design & Antiques in 2002. His work and shop have appeared in Veranda, Southern Accents and Elle Decor with an early nod from House Beautiful who selected him as one of "America's Top Young Designers" in September 2003. Powell graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1994 with a BA in history and received his BA in interior design in 1997 from The American College of Art in Atlanta. His projects cover the spectrum in both scale and style. He espouses attention to detail in the service of function and comfort allowing the approach of a project to develop naturally out of the client’s needs and aesthetic. Powell now lives in Charleston SC with a small storefront on King St. He is back and forth and in between "bi-coastally" from the east coast to the mighty Mississippi retaining an office in Memphis with a new venture on Broad Avenue in the works. 
A favorite quote by textile designer William Morris: "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful." 



Gracey Smythe

Ask Memphis based interior decorator and antiques dealer GRACEY SMYTHE  to define her style and her answers immediately reveal her eclectic eye and inviting personality. “Collected...glamour-ish...with a dash of surprise...an a air of mystery... playful layers of art and cherished objects that have been loved – and handed down – over time.” A curious traveler and lover of all things creative, Gracey seeks the beauty that lives at the outer fringe beyond the everyday. She mines for inspiration at the periphery of all things design...collecting the unique, the found, the polished and the rough to create joyful juxtapositions in the homes of her clients. Whether scouring the pages of the latest Italian VOGUE or wandering the stalls at the PARIS FLEA, Gracey is a tenacious and inspired scavenger of all things beautiful. Mixing the unknown with the familiar, the refined with the dilapidated, gives a SMYTHE interior its one-of-a-kind vibe. 

Gracey’s personal style and design wanderlust can be traced back to that pivotal day in third grade when she founded the THE GUCCI GIRLS CLUB in a small rural town in central Florida. Her love of fashion — and lack of allowance — had her hunting the bargain racks for one-of-a-kind outfits that she would then put her own spin on to the delight of the other club members and her sisters. Today, her signature fashion flair is alive and well in the interiors she designs and her “thrill of the hunt” enthusiasm for antiquing is a by-product of those early years. Seeking out the special and unique from the odds and ends and dreaming of a more beautiful world is definitely in Gracey’s DNA. Her enthusiastic and friendly outlook is reflected in the relaxed title she prefers most — “dealer and decorator” — which encompasses her down to earth spirit and the passionate, hands-on, self-taught approach that has guided her from the very first day she entered the world of design. 

When Gracey isn’t designing or collecting she can be found at the breakfast table, which is her favorite spot with views of her home and garden in all directions.  On the best days she is at the table with her husband Clay, her girl Stella and his boy Mr. Potts underfoot, watching her three boys play a rowdy game of kitchen soccer.  


Jeff Edwards

Carlton-Edwards is an assemblage of talented professionals of complementary skills and great ambition. In looking to the future we see a built environment shaped by our keen understanding of the past with a vision toward creating innovative, fresh and timeless forms. In cultivating an ideology of impeccable craftsmanship, great attention to detail, and sound environmental principles, we ensure a legacy of quality to be enjoyed for generations.

Our approach is based firmly on our intrinsic nature to listen and observe. From this foundation we pursue inspiring and purposeful works of architecture through the refinement of ideas which respond to the specific factors of each endeavor. We undertake each project with passion and rigor in delivering graceful solutions that merge functionality and aesthetic beauty.


Carlton-Edwards Memphis Office
171 Racine Street | Memphis, TN 38111
901.410.1605 | [email protected] or [email protected]

Caroline V. Smith Interiors

Caroline Smith

Passionate about interior design at a very young age, Caroline, took her passion to the University of Georgia and there pursued her dream.  After graduating with a BFA in Interior Design she went to New York City to train under the very best.  Her first job was with Mariette Gomez, AD top 100, where she picked up on her design aesthetic with her clean lines, sophisticated edited taste and a love for modern art.  After 5 years she moved on to a more modern firm to get a glimpse into another side of the business.  Shortly after her time there she launched Caroline V. Smith Interiors working on homes in the city and the Hamptons.  Then in 2010 she and her family moved to Memphis where she has continued her business and has enjoyed turning people’s houses into homes.  

Caroline V. Smith Interiors
208 Montrose Drive | Memphis, TN 38117
(901) 848-1349 | [email protected]

Elizabeth Malmo Interior Design

Elizabeth Malmo

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. Flooring in Elizabeth’s vignette donated by Shannon and Waterman.

Flooring donated by Shannon Waterman and Kiser’s Floor Fashions




Elizabeth Malmo Interior Design
393 Cumberland Street | Memphis, TN 38112
901.219.2800 | elizabethmalmointeriordesign.com

Greg Baudoin Interior Design

Greg Baudoin

This full-service interior design firm has created stunning interiors for some of Memphis’ most prestigious homes. Known for timeless aesthetics, Greg Baudoin integrates traditional pieces and classic design with contemporary styles and finishes.  The Greg Baudoin aesthetic is known for comfortable sophistication achieved with subtle patterns, fluid transitions and a cohesive palette. The results are always compelling and undeniably elegant. From bedroom makeovers to kitchen renovations to pool and patio designs, Greg Baudoin is committed to quality, craft and expertise. He approaches every project with energy and professionalism, leaving no detail of the design process unattended. In addition to design consultation, Greg Baudoin Interior Design has a showroom with a carefully curated selection of furniture, lighting and accents.

Greg Baudoin Interior Design
169 Racine Street | Memphis, TN
901.791.0318 | gregbaudoin.com

HS Carpentry Design and SPRUCE

Hunt Simonton

Locally owned and operated, we've been serving the Memphis, TN area for 18 years. Hunt Simonton, is a cabinetry maker / carpenter by trade and a third generation contractor. He handles each project with hands on care and oversight. We are highly motivated and well experienced in any project you may need for your home. We have solely relied on referrals and our reputation for continued operation over the years. We are incredibly grateful for our past and existing customers for their continued support.



HS Carpentry + Design
1956 Madison Ave | Memphis, TN 38104
t 901.327.7379 | c 901.277.9951
[email protected]

Selena McAdams

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. Following her time as a buyer for a local European antiques and gift shop – while she also worked as a freelance interior designer – Selena decided to open her own retail space in 2007 that would serve as a resource for the city. She continues to work daily with her clients to help them create spaces that best suit their needs and wants. Selena's personal style is an eclectic mix of old and new, maintaining clean lines and function as a primary focus. While her work is right here in Memphis, Selena reaches beyond to Chicago, London, Nashville, and the Florida coast. And most recently, her store of twelve years has transitioned to a new storefront at 632 South Perkins. 




632 S Perkins, Suite A | Memphis, TN 38117
901.682.5513 | www.spruceshop.com

John Mark Sharpe Enterprises

John Mark Sharpe 

I started John Mark Enterprises just 10 years ago, at the age of 15, to raise money for a car by selling decorative wreaths for people’s front doors. The car fund became a college fund and paid my way through school. Following college, I grew the business by broadening my line of work, especially in flower design. I am now 25 and wreaths are still one of my well known products. 

Christmas has always been my passion. We decorate homes and host an annual Christmas Open House each year. It is a highlight of our year! We also specialize in weddings and event floristry. We have a retail shop called The Greenhouse filled with unique home decor items and one-of-a-kind topiary plants on the property of Cedar Hall, an antebellum mansion dating to 1840, located in Bartlett

The Greenhouse| 3712 Broadway Road| Memphis, TN 38135 (901-213-0319)


Lisa Mallory Interior Design

Lisa Mallory

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.

Lisa Mallory Interior Design
3080 Popular Avenue | Memphis, TN 38111
901.452.5575 | lisamallorydesign.com

M. Steffens Interiors

Missy Steffens

M. Steffens Interiors officially opened its doors in August 2011.  However the inspiration began growing up in a home that encouraged discovery through observation, reading, and travel.  As a lifelong Memphian, I am influenced by my grandparent’s art collection, their passion for collecting original antique furniture, and exposure to Memphis’ downtown’s historical architecture.  Childhood walks with my grandfather through the Cotton Exchange building and attending art openings and antique shows at a young age, created an early foundation that grew into my passion for the decorative arts.  

A semester in the London museums, while attending Washington and Lee University 
(2001), provided an understanding of different aspects in design from classical architecture to modern art.  In London, most afternoons you could find me walking through museums or shopping for antiques and first edition books.  
In 2003, I completed a Masters of Arts in Art History from Vanderbilt University, with my thesis on midcentury furniture, specifically the furniture of Charles and Ray Eames.  Through their furniture, I learned that function and form can coexist and I strive to bring that concept into my daily design. Careful blending of the old with the new defines my classic style that is fresh and clean. A home should be comfortable yet elegant. Timeless elegance is achieved through careful planning and attention to detail. I appreciate being hands on with a client whether in a larger design/build project or styling a smaller two bedroom apartment. I treat my clients as I treat myself, and I always love a master plan. Married now for 16 years, I have two children, one yellow labrador and five chickens. I relax by traveling, reading, cooking and pulling weeds.


M. Steffens Interiors
4277 Grandview Avenue | Memphis, TN
901.481.3357 | [email protected]

Murphy Maude Interiors

Leslie S. Murphy

Originally from Alabama, Leslie moved to New York in her early career. After working for Columbia University, living near the Chelsea art district, and traveling to cultural centers around the world, life brought her to Memphis in 2009.  After much soul searching she decided to leave the world of academic fundraising to pursue her background in Art and her passion for design.  In 2013 she launched Design Art, LLC which is now known as Murphy Maude Interiors, a full service residential design firm primarily serving Memphis, Nashville and Atlanta.

While at Auburn University (BA) and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (MA), Leslie studied Public Relations, Art and Education. She is self-taught in the field of interior design.
Leslie believes a well-designed space can change emotions and evoke feelings of calmness, happiness and thoughtfulness, ultimately changing the state of mind and improving a person’s quality of life. She also believes the power of good design should not be limited to the very rich or very few.

“It is a pleasure and a joy to help people express themselves and have happier more fulfilling lives by transforming their environments through interior architecture, design, décor and art”. Leslie



Memphis - Murphy Maude Interiors
94 Cumberland St. | Memphis, TN 38112
259.648.0087 | [email protected]

Parker Design Studio

Ann Parker

Parker Design Studio is a licensed, full-service interior design firm with a diversified mix of commercial and residential Projects. Our clients are the heart of everything we do and range from retail stores, restaurants, corporate offices and custom designed residential spaces. The team develops and maintains personal relationships and the design journey is tailored to each individual’s unique style. When that is married with the firm’s ever-evolving vision a truly exquisite end result takes shape.  

Parker Design Studio
5050 Poplar Ave, Suite 1503 | Memphis, TN
901.761.3666 | parkerdesignstudio.com

Rhea Crenshaw Interior Design

Rhea Crenshaw and Miller Cowan

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.”



Rhea Crenshaw Interior Design
632 South Perkins Road | Memphis, TN
901.249.6970 | rheacrenshaw.com

RKA Construction

Ryan K. Anderson 

Formed in 2011, RKA is a custom home builder.  Created out of a love for building and a desire to provide a better client experience, our focus is simple— provide superior quality, craftsmanship, and customer service in everything we do.



Marley Fields

After graduating from The University of Georgia landscape architecture program, Marley Fields spent a year of hands- on experience in horticulture.  She then went on to work with Deborah Nevins in New York and Ben Page in Nashville. In 2011, she returned to her hometown of Memphis.

David Anderson



Stock and Belle, founded in 2015 and located in the heart of South Main Memphis, is a curated, lifestyle boutique that you’ll just have to see to fully experience. Offering local handcrafted goods, art, home furnishings and clothing, Stock and Belle prides itself on being an incubator of local arts. Owner, Erika Smith and Interior Stylist, David Quarles, IV make for a daringly bold duo when it comes to curating a space. The two have had a hand in designing homes and businesses across Tennessee, leaving a trail of their edgy style all along the way. “When it comes to style, we believe each individual has the right to dictate and express what it means to them. We, then, help you bring your definition of style to life”.



Stock & Belle
387 S Main Street | Memphis, TN  

Tara Felice Interiors, LLC

Tara Engelberg

A native New Yorker who has called Memphis home for the past 12 years, Tara Engelberg is the creative director of Tara Felice Interiors.  Tara seeks to combine functionality with a sophisticated and inviting aesthetic to create spaces that tap into her clients’ personal styles while accommodating the day-to-day requirements of the space in “real life.”  Tara discovered her passion for design while designing and building her Memphis home with her husband, kids, and golden retrievers.  Once motivated by her own personal experience, Tara completed her certificate of design in 2016 and began her design career by fully renovating her best friend's home in Germantown, the story of which was featured in At Home Memphis and Mid South Magazine, February 2019.  Since then, Tara has partnered with various clients around Memphis and the Mid South, with projects ranging from finishing out client-furnished spaces to full house renovations and refurnishing.  In all cases, Tara measures a successful client interaction by the client’s love of the space upon reveal, love of the space years later, and, perhaps most importantly, love of the creative design process throughout.  Tara graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in French.

White Door Events

White Door Events

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.

White Door Events
4116 B F Goodrich Blvd | Memphis, TN
901.567.3250 | whitedoorevents.com

2019 Art by Design Leadership


Greg Baudoin (Greg Baudoin Interior Design)
Event Founder and Co-Chair, ArtsMemphis Board Member) 

Ann Parker
(Parker Design Studio)
Event Co-Chair

Cocktails and Floral Arranging

Chair: Katherine Dobbs

Preview Dinner: Deco, Dine, & Design
Chairs: Marti Mashburn and Finy Shirley

Ferguson's Cocktail Party: Elegance and Decadence
Chairs: Cara Greenstein and Selena McAdams

Ray Booth's Evocative Interiors and Champange Brunch
Chair: Becca Gaines

Whitney Luckett
Founder of Luckett Media

Kathleen Lewis
Graphic Designer

Anna Wunderlich
Wunderlich Art Consultation

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