Blogger Spotlight: Meet Elaine
For more than 20 years, Elaine Williamson, principal of Elaine Williamson Designs, has been creating interiors that are elegant and comfortable. We were lucky enough to catch up with her this past week.
How did you become interested in interior design?
Growing up in the Deep South and New Orleans, I could not seem to think of anything else. I can remember from a very early age loving the fabrics my mom had in our home, and I will never forget the day the “drapes” were hung in the formal living room. I swooned for hours! Moving to New Orleans only added to my addiction of layered fabrics and color.
When you aren’t blogging, what do you do?
Well, I truly should be blogging more. I have the utmost appreciation for all that bloggers do for our industry and our society in general. They open up and expose our readers to sights and ideas they may never have conceived or come across otherwise. When I’m not blogging, I have a small boutique design firm in Dallas, and it keeps me very busy. But, when I do get a break, I enjoy traveling and painting.
What is one of your design/decorating ideas or tips?
If you are a designer, the best tip I have is to listen to your client and offer the best design you can come up with for them. Tapping into your client’s mind and lifestyle and really, I mean really understanding them is a rare characteristic and brings so much value to the table.
Another useful tip is to study the color wheel. If you can understand the relationship of colors, then your creativity can flow!