Interior Design, Staging & Design Consultation

Allyson designs for clients throughout the southeast including North Alabama, Charleston SC, Seaside, FL, Atlanta, GA, and Highlands, NC. Her goal is to help you select finishes, colors, furnishings and to integrate your favorite things into a classic personal look that you will love for years to come.

Meet AllysonK 

“My first muse was my mother, a self-taught interior decorator and antiques maven. Thanks to my military officer father, we were frequently on the move and had the opportunity to live in Europe where I was exposed to architecturally noteworthy castles, villas, museums, art galleries and renowned antique markets. This gave me an appreciation for beautiful surroundings and how to create them.” After receiving an MBA from Vanderbilt and completing a 16-year corporate career, I formally entered the design world when an acquaintance asked me to decorate a Designer Showhouse room. I then entered an intense two-year architecture/interior design program at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and ten years ago launched my formal career in design.

Founder & Designer of AK Designs


Whether it be your children’s drawings or your grandmother’s cabinet

Interior Design

Review and critique renovation plans or new-build blueprints in order to prevent built-in issues that are expensive to fix once completed. What I enjoy most is helping others develop their perfect room or home. A stunning result isn’t about how much you spend but rather about smart buying, creative problem solving, and finding joy in the process. So tell me how you live, how you use your rooms and how you want to use them.

Home Staging

Refresh your decor for a real-estate sale or for special parties and events. My design labs in both Birmingham, Alabama and Charleston, South Carolina offer two historic homes in which I can play with space and design. For home staging, I’m always on the hunt for myself, my clients, or my antique space at Railroad Antiques in Huntsville, Alabama. This can quicken the time to your project completion.

Design Consultation

An initial one-hour consultation is an essential beginning for any job. You will get a fresh perspective and see your home through fresh eyes. If renovating, you needn’t work around a previous owner’s out-of-date choices. If building, the choices can be overwhelming! My goal is to help you select finishes, colors, and a classic look that you will love for years to come. This may include an overall critique of plan and elevations; appropriate flooring; paint; hardware; lighting; fireplace finishes; millwork and wall finishes.


Finding Joy in the Process

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Read about Allyson in the press.
Over the Mountain Journal
Birmingham, AL
April 19, 2022
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April 19, 2022
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“I love the hunting and pecking process of putting things together,” she said.”

The Post & Courier
Charleston, SC
March 31st, 2019

“The dining room designed by Allyson Kirkpatrick-Clark, from AllysonK Designs, for the 42nd annual Charleston Symphony Orchestra League’s Designer Showhouse located at 16 Rutledge St. in Charleston.”

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Birmingham Home & Garden
May & June Issue, 2018

“Step inside and you’ll discover a one-of-a-kind home steeped in luxurious finishes and brimming with color, artwork, and antiques. And that’s no accident. Every inch of the design was meticulously planned by Allyson.”

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