“Life starts all over again, when it gets crisp in the fall.” ~ F. Scott FitzgeraldLaura Casey is the owner and designer of Laura Casey Interiors, a full-service residential and commercial Interior Design firm based in Charlotte, NC. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and The New York School of Interior Design and started her business in New York in 2003 before moving down south in 2007. Her work has been published nationally in Better Homes & Gardens magazine, The Washington Post and Family Circle magazine. When did you know you wanted to be an Interior Designer? When I was young I used to rearrange my bedroom and always had fun with that. I loved learning about mixing colors with my mother who is an artist. In high school and college I interned for my neighbor who had an interior design business. It was then that I realized that I wanted to go to design school to pursue a career in interior design. How and when did you start your own business? Following design school in New York City I worked for some of the larger interior design firms and gained some great experience. I left after a few years to start my own business, I knew I wanted to be my own boss. What has been your biggest inspiration? Travel and other areas of visual arts have been my biggest sources of inspiration. I love to read fashion magazines and see different ideas of colors and textures put together. What words do you live by? Edit ruthlessly. - Margaret Russell Fall is one of my favorite seasons. As the weather gets cooler, I feel inspired to make changes to my surroundings. I love incorporating fall colors, textures and patterns into my decor. Below are five tips on how to transition your interior from summer to fall: 1- Use accent paint.
2- Introduce fall patterns such as plaid.[caption id="attachment_5855" align="aligncenter" width="363"] Ex. Plaid fabric or wallpaper.[/caption]
3- Introduce texture such as a chunky throw.[caption id="attachment_5854" align="aligncenter" width="384"] Chunky throw in jewel tone.[/caption] 4- Use candles with autumn inspired scents. [caption id="attachment_5853" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Ex. Soy candle in cypress & cassis.[/caption]
5- Incorporate fall inspired accessories.[caption id="attachment_5852" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Ex. Orange ceramic vases.[/caption]