Amy Hartelust is a painter and designer based right here in Memphis, Tennessee. In today’s blog, you can get to know Amy, get to know what inspires her in design and see some of her work. Her art is timeless and a perfect addition to any home’s decor. If you enjoy Amy’s work, you can follow her progress on her social platforms. She loves sharing her new designs and ideas with her Instagram followers and is open to all sorts of questions she receives about design.
GAHS: Amy what inspires your designs?
Amy: The inspiration for my designs comes from a variety of places. I LOVE modern floral design and I love building compositions in my paintings much like a florist would. I am drawn to the endless possibility that color, texture and pattern present.
GAHS: What is your decorating style?
Amy: I have a pretty eclectic decorating style I love vintage pieces but also love a pretty clean modern aesthetic as well.
GAHS: What is your favorite piece of furniture in your home?
Amy: I inherited my grandmother’s China cabinet and it is my favorite piece in my home. I use it to display some lovely modern, patterned dishes from Anthropologie. It’s a great mix of old and new.
GAHS: What is one piece of advice you can give a person trying to decorate their home?
Amy: I would say to just choose pieces that you love. Whether it be art or a new set of stairs from Pear Stairs, stay true to your style and all of the pieces will come together effortlessly. If you’re worried about your budget then make sure that you go to a place that does good deals, like Overstock. This way, you’ll be able to keep within budget.
Correspondingly, finding the money to fund furniture and decor for your latest home renovation project is not always easy, particularly if you have moved to the USA from another country and are finding it difficult to apply for loans and credit cards. That being said there are ways to transfer your international credit report so that you can apply for credit cards, loans, housing and more. For more information head to the Nova Credit website.
Thank you so much to Amy for taking the time to answer our questions, we love featuring local Memphis talent on our blog! Be sure to stop by Amy’s website to see more of her work.