“Dallas, to me, is so special,” she says. “There’s still such a strong undercurrent of Southern Hospitality, but there’s also a lot of modern things happening at the same time.” That mix of old and new is present in Amy’s work, which combines a distinctly contemporary sense with a slight European influence that belies her professional training at London’s Inchbald School of Design.
Amy found her love for design at a young age, counting her grandmother as one of her earliest influences. “She loves design and has more blue and white china than probably anyone I know. I grew up in Dallas, so I’ve always appreciated traditional design and architecture. Architecture, too, is a huge source of inspiration for me.”
Six words that describe my sense of style: Fresh. Southern. Tailored. Relaxed. Happy. Timeless.
While she adores every aspect of the design process, Amy particularly enjoys getting to know her clients. “Design, really, is 90% people. I think that’s the best part of my job — helping people create homes they love,” she says.
Amy Berry’s must-see Dallas destinations:
Favorite neighborhood: “Highland Park Village is one of the best shopping destinations we have, plus we eat a lot of Mexican food, so you can usually find us camped out at Mi Cocina.”
Favorite haunts: “Le Bilboquet for dinner. Grange Hall and Forty Five Ten for lunch. For shopping… Canary, Cabana, Forty Five Ten, Neiman Marcus.”
Must-see attraction: “The homes! The architecture is so inspiring. I could spend hours driving and looking at houses… there are so many beautiful residential areas. We are really lucky, too, to have an amazing design district. There is so much there, I’d be lost without it.”
About Amy Berry
Dallas-based interior designer Amy Berry is known for her refreshing interpretation of classic American style. After graduating from the University of Texas, Amy attended London’s Inchbald School of Design. She founded her boutique firm in 2013.