Amy Berry’s passion for creating beautiful homes, combined with an intuitive understanding of her clients’ needs, have granted her the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, encompassing everything from traditional to contemporary.
What inspired this career path for you?Â
I always loved design, it’s honestly still my dream job. I have always been drawn to color and pattern. I loved fabrics at a young age, but I think the most rewarding part of this job is the people you get to work with. At the end of the day, it’s about the client!
What is your go-to source for inspiration?Â
Travel, but now that I’ve got two little ones, I find myself living vicariously through old books and magazinesâ€¦
Tell us about your creative process.Â
It always starts with a layout, but that evolves as we get to know the clients and start understanding how they envision the space. I always aim for the interiors we create to reflect the people who live in them, so there are a lot of moving parts at the beginning of the process. I spend a lot of time tailoring what I do to our clients’ tastes; at the end of the day, it’s their house!
Describe your style in 6 words or less.
Timeless, layered, warm, and cheeryâ€¦ I hope!
What’s a staple in your tool kit?Â
My measuring tape and more Muji notebooks and pens than I can count! My tool kit is actually a glorified beach bag â€” it holds everything, though!
Who do you look up to in the design world?Â
Too many people to countâ€¦ Mark Sikes, a dear friend who took me under his wing when I first got into thisâ€¦ Gil Schafer, whom I fan girl overâ€¦ Marshall Watson, who is so refreshingly kind and graciousâ€¦ Bunny Williams, of course, Jan Showers, Celerie Kembleâ€¦ and the list goes on.
If you could design a space for anyone, what kind of space and for whom would it be?
Probably Andy Cohen. I’m hooked on everything Bravoâ€¦
Tell us your favorite design-related word, phrase, or quote.
â€œI am going to make everything around me beautiful. That will be my life.â€ â€”Elsie de Wolfe
Which design blog, website, TV show, or magazine would you be lost without?
House & Garden, the old ones!
What do you love about Viyet?
I love that you can save things and come back to them. I have a habit of scouring the Internet for things after I put the babies to bed. There are always new things to look at, though, and I really trust the quality of what Viyet stands behind. It’s easy to burn out on the same things â€” Viyet does such a good job providing resources both old and new!