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Designer Amy Berry on Decorating

Mar 14, 2016
MEET AMY

A love of travel, an eye for beautiful things, and an innate business sense led interior designer Amy Berry to open the doors of her Dallas–based boutique firm, Amy Berry Interior Design & Decoration, in 2013. In the three short years since her launch, Ms. Berry’s refreshing perspective on classic American design has earned her the honor of recognition as a House Beautiful 2o16 Next Wave designer. Trained at London’s Inchbald School of Design, Amy Berry’s interiors blend modern and European elements in a way that is both timeless and effortlessly sophisticated.

TRADITIONAL TO CONTEMPORARY

As you’ll see throughout the interview, Amy’s passion for creating beautiful homes, combined with an intuitive understanding of her client’s needs, have granted her the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects, encompassing everything from traditional to contemporary.


NAME, OCCUPATION, LOCATION.

AB: Amy Berry, Interior Designer, Dallas, TX.


MOMENT YOU KNEW YOU WANTED TO BE AN INTERIOR DESIGNER.

AB: Somewhere in the middle of a real estate career, I started entertaining the idea of jumping into interior design. When my husband and I moved to London, I enrolled at the Inchbald and never looked back!


STEPS TAKEN TO MAKE YOUR DREAM A REALITY.

AB: Launching my own design firm about three years ago, it all happened organically with a few projects here and there snowballing into something bigger. In retrospect, I wouldn’t have changed a thing though!


SURPRISES UNCOVERED DURING PURSUIT OF YOUR DREAM.

AB: How much hard work really goes into a successful interior. I don’t think anyone can really wrap their heads around how much blood, sweat, and tears really goes into a space. At the end of the day, it’s always personal for me and I really cherish my relationship with my clients. It’s one of the things that makes this job so rewarding, too.


ELEMENTS OF YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE.

AB: Classic, timeless pieces mixed with more modern, European elements… I love the mix and always aim to create happy homes that reflect the wonderful people that inhabit them.


MILESTONE(S) THAT REMIND YOU THAT YOU’RE LIVING YOUR DREAM.

AB: Being recognized as a House Beautiful Next Wave designer, kind of a pinch me moment!


TOOLS / PRACTICES THAT OPTIMIZE YOUR LIFE ON A DAILY BASIS.

AB: I’m highly organized, but I really can’t live without my muji notebooks or my tape measure.


LIFE ADVICE THAT YOU HOLD DEAR.

AB: “Take full advantage of your inexperience, because it is limited.”


WAY YOU LOVE TO SPEND THE DAY OR EVENING AT HOME.

AB: With my husband and my dogs… usually with a fire going!


YOUR PHILOSOPHY ON LIVING THE LIFE YOU DREAM ABOUT.

AB: Buy what you love! I am a huge proponent of layered and loved spaces, which is something I think I took with me when we moved back from living in London.


A SECRET ABOUT YOU.

AB: I have the world’s worst sweet tooth – we have a candy drawer in our kitchen to attest to it!


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