“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.
“I love the hunting and pecking process of putting things together,” she said.”
“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.”
“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.”