It’s high time we highlighted another of our talented designers. Meet Gwen Guy, the second in our designer highlight series.
Gwynn Guy grew up in Laurel, Mississippi, and majored in art in college. She received a BA with a major in art and minor in clothing and textiles, which works perfectly for interior design. Gwen worked for many years in the fabric industry as a buyer and display designer. Gwynn also owned and operated her own women’s clothing store and designed women’s apparel.
Twenty-four years ago, Gwynn came to Batte where “I found my niche in life!” Gwynn loves solving problems involved with creating beautiful rooms for her clients, as well as meeting new people and the relationships they form while working together.
Gwynn appreciates the challenge of developing an understanding of her clients’ needs and desires—then translating their wishes into beautiful rooms. She prides herself on creating spaces that reflect her clients as opposed to simply creating “a look.” Whether it’s a simple sofa or building a project from the ground up, Gwynn enjoys “putting the puzzle together for my clients!”
Design style: classic and current
Dream client: Clients who want big results!
Client A wants a total overhaul. What’s your preferred way to start? Edit, edit, edit! Only put back the things you love.
What’s your go-to paint color? I don’t have just one; my favorite is always changing. Currently it’s Emily’s Expression by Devoe.
Where do you find inspiration for your work? While I have a constant drive to create beautiful rooms, my client’s enthusiasm and trust in me is especially inspiring.
Interior trend you could have done without: Danish-Modern, Spanish-Baroque
Best work-related advice you’ve ever gotten: Keep choices limited to two or three options that best suit the client and their design goals. When you are decisive in your choices, it gives the client confidence to make a choice that they will love living with.
Best advice you could give someone beginning a design project: Establish trust early