ADAC: Behind the Windows
The 10th installation of ADAC Behind the Windows is a tribute to VERANDA’s 30th Anniversary.
Five esteemed designers, selected by VERANDA’s Editor in Chief, Clinton Smith, are creating modern interpretations of a past magazine cover selected from VERANDA’s archives.
Amy Morris | Amy Morris Interiors
An Atlanta native, Amy Morris founded her design firm with her trademark philosophy: “simplifying adds a level of elegance”. Specializing in transitional design, she’s known for sophisticated, traditional interiors with a fresh twist. Drawing inspiration from the architecture, light and scale of each interior, Amy strives to make a statement in every room while designing interiors that are both memorable and livable. Amy believes that a “project is only successful if the space represents the client” – this is evident in the welcoming spaces she creates that exude comfort and reflect the character of the people who live and work in them. Located in Atlanta, Amy Morris Interiors has transformed interiors for clients across the country. Amy’s work is showcased regularly in regional and national publications. Her work has also received numerous accolades, most recently being named the 2016 Southeast Residential Designer of the Year.
Amelia Handegan | Amelia T. Handegan, Inc.
Amelia Handegan is a Charleston South Carolina -based interior designer whose thirty-year whose 30 year body of work is often attributed to the renewal of Charleston's great historic homes. In addition, her vision has informed a wide spectrum of other residential and commercial projects across the nation and abroad. Her approach to design is intuitive; dependent not only on the physical attributes of the structure itself, but also the collected objects and personal aspirations that an owner brings to the project. Amelia describes her signature style as "one foot in the past and one in the future". She is consistently recognized for her painter's sense of texture, a deft and often surprising use of color, and her predilection for comfortable elegance and quiet drama. Her work reflects an ability to bring together a balance of diverse styles, periods and ethnicities. Sensitivity to the use of textiles and how a space holds light are fundamental to her interior landscapes, with outcomes that are unique, comfortably livable, and somehow evocatively mysterious.
Susan Ferrier | McALPINE
Atlanta-based interior designer Susan Ferrier is well known for creating sensuous, wonderfully atmospheric interiors. In 2000, mutual professional and aesthetic admiration led Susan into a partnership with Bobby McAlpine and Ray Booth. She launched the Nashville office with Ray in 2003, and founded the Atlanta Design Studio in 2005. Her work for McALPINE has been recognized nationally in numerous prestigious publications. Most recently, VERANDA featured Susan’s own home, describing it as “an atmosphere of intrigue and wonder.” This included a multi-page editorial in 2015 and a special feature on Susan's closet that appeared in January 2017. In addition, her interiors have been featured in Architectural Digest, ELLE DECOR, Atlanta Homes, British House & Garden and other significant publications. Susan is inspired by travel, shops the world for treasures and shares her love of people and the places that hold them. She and her husband, Adrian, a native of New Zealand, spend their free time seeing the world, so much so that their passports read like the table of contents of National Geographic. Rizzoli Publications published Susan’s first book, Art of the House, which she co-authored with partner Bobby McAlpine.
John Oetgen | Oetgen Design
John D. Oetgen holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts and a major in interior design from Georgia State University. He established Oetgen Design in 1977. He has been named one of the 100 most influential designers in America by House Beautiful in their 100th anniversary issue, November 1996, and each succeeding year. His work has been featured on the covers of House Beautiful, Southern Accents, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, VERANDA, and Entrée Magazine, and The Book for Neiman Marcus.
Betsy Brown | Betsy Brown Inc.
Mountain Brook, AL
Betsy Brown was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, and works in nearby Mountain Brook, with frequent forays to the mountains of North Carolina. She has been an active and prolific interior designer for more than thirty years. Betsy studied interior design at Auburn University and the University of Alabama. Her residential work is noted for its seamless blend of modern sensibilities and classical elements.