Calling all Chips and Joannas

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We matched up local interior designers + home decor stores for every style.

Transforming your home into a space that is uniquely you isn’t an easy task, but the best place to start is knowing where to find furniture + decor that fits your style and who to call on for help to create a cohesive + functional design.

Need local recommendations? We teamed up with the stylin’ ladies at Fig Columbia to ask you who you’ve hired locally as your interior designer + where you shop for home decor.

Next, we categorized your favorites by different design styles – classic, Southern, minimalist, French-inspired, Moroccan-inspired + Chinoiserie chic. In the style of, “if you like this, then maybe you’ll like this.”

If your style is...

Classic with Millennial Flair

You may like this interior designer: Christy Davis Interiors | Christy is currently remodeling one of my friends’ homes – so I’ve had the chance to see her incredible eye for detail + added flair in person. In my friend’s kitchen sink, she suggested adding a built-in dish drying + vegetable washing rack, plus a gorgeous accent backsplash piece above the stove. She knows what you want before you know you want it. | contact

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Photo by @christyrdavis

And this home decor store: Strobler Home Furnishings | I splurged on a few living room staples at Strobler’s when I purchased my home last spring – like a large jute area rug and gold bamboo side tables. The shop has a luxurious feel, but almost always has a sale happening. Follow their Instagram to be alerted on their frequent discounts on custom upholstery + more. | 4721 Forest Dr.

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Photo by @stroblerhome

Traditional Southern with Modern Touches

Interior designer: The Golden Egg a.k.a. Erin Akin Carroll | Erin’s Instagram feed (featured below) is a peek inside her own home that looks straight out of Garden & Gun’s home section. She effortlessly blends classic Southern floral fabrics with added modern touches like cool light fixtures. | contact

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Photo by @erinakincarroll

Decor store: The Shops at Cricket Newman Designs | The Shops at Cricket Newman is a collection store featuring multiple vendors like Christenberry Collection’s art gallery. They also host tablescape workshops and have floral arrangements + flowers by the stem to give your home that extra touch of Southern charm. | 2710–C Gervais St.

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Photo by @figcolumbia


Interior designer: M. Garner Interiors | If you love crisp, clean lines in your home with white paint, white marble and white upholstery, you’ll fall in love with M. Garner Interiors’ past work. | contact

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Photo by @mgarnerinteriors

Decor store: Westend Interiors | Both Westend locations always have plenty of white + cream furniture in stock to fulfill your neutral home fantasies. | 2732-C Devine St. + 830 Meeting St., West Columbia

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Photo by @westend_interiors


Interior designer: Linda Burnside | Linda’s website bio informs prospective clients that her design background is in luxury + boutique hotels – so this lady know luxurious. Just look at that chandelier + mirror. | contact

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Photo by @lindaburnside_

Decor store: ReFind | At ReFind, one can all things antique, vintage + handmade – so it’s the perfect spot to find a dreamy refurbished French country dresser. | 10509 Two Notch Rd.

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Photo by @refindsc


Interior designer: Ford Boyd Bailey for Verve Interiors | Ford Boyd Bailey of Verve incorporates warm tones and bold accent pieces like this bone inlay sink to achieve Moroccan vibes. | contact

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Photo by @fordboydbailey

Decor store: Verve Interiors | Verve Interiors’ design house + store has unique pieces you won’t find elsewhere in Columbia. We’ll take all the bone inlay, please. | 1127 Gregg St.

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Photo by @verveinteriors1

Chinoiserie chic

Interior designer: Ellen Taylor Interiors | This is the style that I’m crushing hard on right now. Ellen Taylor Interiors incorporates bright color accents like Asian art into her rooms that make your space pop. | contact

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Photo by @ellentaylorinteriors

Decor store: The Collective (a shop combining @shopturnerandmoss, @ksweigartcollection, @lapalmahome, @huehomestudio, @christenberry_collection + more) | TBH I could spend my entire paycheck here. In fact, I basically did a few months ago when I purchased a pair of gorgeous green ginger jars to convert into lamps for my living room. This shop has all the wonderfully curated vintage goods + local art you could ever want. | 3128 Carlisle St.

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Photo by @huehomestudio

If you’re like me, hiring an interior designer and filling every room with brand new upholstery + sunburst mirrors isn’t a realistic expectation for the immediate future (but I’ll keep hustlin’ ‘til I get to that point). My secret to achieving the look I want on a budget is buying the gently used furniture, fabric + decor rejects of Heathwood + Forest Lake homes (which can afford a new look practically every season) on local Facebook buy/sell groupsread on how you can do this too.

Want to see all the decor/decorator recommendations and leave yours? Here are our original posts on their Instagram and on our Instagram + Facebook.

Happy decorating.


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