Columbia Metropolitan is happy to feature Inspired Interiors once again from seven local designers, exhibiting layers of style that incorporate traditional and contemporary elements timelessly. The trend is organic and authentic, marrying architecture, texture, shape, color, and light. Objects and details are eye-catching and worthy of applause.
Linda Burnside with LGB Interiors designed a stunning dining room in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Asheville, North Carolina. Organic details, such as glass on the base of the dining table resembling ice and stone, set the stage for the ambiance of the space. Lori Seitz with Ethan Allen completes a modernistic look in a sleek dining room that reflects her client’s personality. The layers of light offer fresh simplicity and style. Meredith Paysinger Hart with MPH Art & Interiors is inspired to create an eclectic and intriguing living and dining space, achieving revitalized energy with unique elements and whimsy.
Steven Ford with Steven Ford Interiors gives a picture of timeless elegance at its finest in his stunning dining room at a fabulous Lake Murray home. The chandelier crowns the space beautifully. Christy Davis with Christy Davis Interiors creates a media room for family, kids, and guests, complete with bar and kitchen adjacent to a spacious sectional seating area — a perfect retreat for in-home fun! Veronica Russell with Veronica Russell Interiors designs a vibrant and plush sunroom using rich velvet upholstery, a zebra rug, and geometric art. The balance of blue is masterful.
Jolene Smith with Jolene W. Smith Interiors Inc. produces a vision with layers of life in a living room using colorful fabrics, art, and texture. It is definitely a place we long to call home!
Enjoy the talent and flair with which these rooms have been created — exceptional design makes each interior come alive!
Modern Luxury Meets Asheville
By Linda Burnside
The stunning Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, allowed the perfect backdrop for the creation of our client’s modern mountain dream home. Custom furnishings were created in collaboration with Swaim Originals and feature organic details such as the glass on the base of the dining table resembling ice and stone.
Custom lighting by Ochre in the dining room and Fine Art Hand Crafted Lighting in the den set the stage for the ambiance of the space. Modern comfort and stunning views with outdoor spaces that allow for entertaining at its best are the perfect complement to this stunning home.
614 Hilton Street, 29205
By Lori Seitz
When designing a room, the most important detail is getting to know the client’s imagined vision and making that vision come to fruition.
This dining room is sleek and gracefully quiet with monochromatic luxe fabrics that shimmer and play in the light. That is definitely my client’s personality! The table and chairs are rich mahogany, a nod to old school glamour, while having distinct modern lines: a classic look with a modern edge. The buffet adds instant ambience with the vintage mirrored front and soft edges.
As accessories are the jewelry in the room, I chose to layer and mix metals, marble, and glass. My client fell in love with this modern abstract style that also has metallic gold featured to complete this modernistic look.
101 Harbison Blvd., 29212
A Vibrant and Plush Sunroom
By Veronica Russell
We don’t normally see velvet used in sunrooms, but when this client suggested using an existing navy sofa in the space, we ran with it and loved how it turned out. We wanted an extension of the outdoors as well as the family room, and we started by painting the floors and walls shades of white.
To bring balance to the plush sofa, we paired with it two fully upholstered swivel chairs in a fun, small-format animal print. We incorporated iron elements in the lighting and coffee table to tie in the furniture outside surrounding the pool and layered it all on a soft white rug. The geometric art over the burled wood chest brings vibrant color and ties in the eye-catching fabrics used in the seating at the table.
Veronica Russell Interiors
3214 Millwood Avenue, 29205
By Steven Ford
Welcome to formal dining at its finest. This gorgeous dining room exudes elegance from ceiling to floor — and everywhere in between. A spectacular chandelier is the focal point of this stunning dining room. Silk window treatments accent the beautiful arched windows. The room features a modern circular dining table made of a figured gray sycamore veneer with brass accents. Ivory and metallic linen upholstered chairs surround this gorgeous table. A sleek buffet and amazing mirror with quartz spikes add to this gorgeous space, and a gray, gold, and ivory abstract modeled rug completes the sophisticated look. A beautiful spot in a fabulous home on Lake Murray, this room is designed to be enjoyed throughout time. Bon appetit!
Steven Ford Interiors
2850 Devine Street, 29205
By Meredith Paysinger Hart
It all began with the dining room, which had wallpaper peeling off the walls from the ’70s. The living room was home to a tattered old chair and a beige sofa against gray walls. Everything needed new life and longed for unique personality.
Intrinsically drawn to colors, I chose softer hues of greens, blues, cognac, and pink with a deep teal backdrop. The eclectic mix of art, styles, colors, patterns, and textures brought a revitalized energy to the two rooms. The new Kuba cloth wallpaper in the dining room complements the original painting by Page Morris, entitled Girl With a Bird. The salon style gallery wall, Page’s artwork, and the depth of the living room are interesting features that tie it all together beautifully.
This is now a space where everyone gathers, including kids, friends, the family cat, and parrot. Each element is unique to itself with just a touch of whimsy, sparking lively conversations with all who visit.
MPH Art & Interiors
Meredith Paysinger Hart
A Media Room Designed for All
By Christy Davis
Designs were already underway for this family of six to rework the basement game room when the disastrous 2015 flood hit, and the basement level was flooded to the top of the doors. Everything had to be gutted on this level and reworked. Thus began the new design of a media room where the homeowners could entertain their children for family night and host friends of all ages. The challenges for designing this room were meeting new flood code regulations and designing a space where adults would want to spend time but that was also inviting enough for their young kids.
The flood allowed us to enlarge the space so we could include a full working kitchen, complete with a bar and seating area, a ping-pong table, and a spacious and cozy sectional for movie watching. Maximizing storage was requested, so I added custom cabinetry to create a focal element on the screen wall. The media room opens to their outdoor living spaces with a pool and pond, so I needed to make sure all material selections were durable and kid friendly. I chose porcelain tile floors for easy cleanup as well as stain resistant carpet and fabrics for seating. Now my client doesn’t have to worry about spills and messes when entertaining friends and family. This room is truly a retreat for a night of in-home fun!
Christy Davis Interiors
3214 Millwood Avenue, 29205
Layers of Life
By Jolene Smith
The layers of life shine through in this living room, presenting a restful spot of interest, familiarity, and comfort. Wrapped in a creamy white palate from floor to ceiling, this bright, sunshiny room creates a welcoming breath of fresh air. Details, colorful fabrics, art, and creative textures all fuse together to create a place we long to come home to, offering a smile for all who enter.
Jolene W. Smith Interiors, Inc.