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?
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?
Travel, but now that I’ve got two little ones, I find myself living vicariously through old books and magazines…
Tell us about your creative process.
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 cheery… I hope!
What’s a staple in your tool kit?
My measuring tape and more Muji notebooks and pens than I can count! My tool kit is actually a glorified beach bag — it holds everything, though!
Who do you look up to in the design world?
Too many people to count… Mark Sikes, a dear friend who took me under his wing when I first got into this… Gil Schafer, whom I fan girl over… Marshall Watson, who is so refreshingly kind and gracious… Bunny Williams, of course, Jan Showers, Celerie Kemble… 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 Bravo…
Tell us your favorite design-related word, phrase, or quote.
“I am going to make everything around me beautiful. That will be my life.” —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 — Viyet does such a good job providing resources both old and new!