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Design Crush: Kay Douglas

Another one of my design crushes is Kay Douglas owner of South of Market. If memory serves correctly, she fell into design after a trip to Europe where she bought so much stuff that she had to buy a container to get everything back to the states [my dream!]. This sparked her to open her store [ my dream!] and from there a design business grew.

Kay's design aesthetic is simple, clean lines with both French and Belgium influences. She is quoted in a House Beautiful article as saying "You know how some people are not comfortable with silence — they have to fill it up with words? The same can be said for a house. Some people think it has to be filled with stuff to be beautiful. It doesn't. That's what I think this style is all about." I dig that! Check out more on her House Beautiful article here.

Kay masters the look of mixing old industrial pieces with clean, modern lines brilliantly! Her stores (located in both Atlanta and Charleston) are filled with neutral linens, iron lanterns, old wood and/or metal furniture with occasional pops of colors in pillows or art. Like this...

Kay loves to repurpose objects like turning this simple industrial object into a piece of art.

Or this basket into a pendant light.

Coastal Living also featured her vacation home in Rosemary Beach, Florida. Take a look at some of these amazing photos!

Read more on Kay in this article featuring her Atlanta home in Traditional Home Magazine.

~Images: 1-5) House Beautiful April 2005 6-8) southofmarket.biz 9-12) Coastal Living

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