Coterie Crush on Design Darling Courtney Barnes of Stylecourt

Mar 2 2013

by Cheri Leavy

At the moment Courtney Barnes of Stylecourt…

LOVES (fabric collection):

It’s impossible for me to mention just one! RedTree studio is, for the moment, a less well-known company doing amazing repros of old Indian chintzes. In terms of made-in-the-U.S. fabrics, I’m impressed by Zak + Fox, Peter Fasano, and North Carolina-based Parlor Textiles.

LOVES (china pattern): Mottahedah’s Apple Lace inspired by Ch’ing Dynasty

LOVES (design blog): Magpie

LOVES (design magazine): The World of Interiors and Selvedge

LOVES (paint color): Benjamin Moore’s Victorian Garden

LOVES (candle): Cedar by The Laundress

LOVES (shop for antiques): Mandarin Antiques

LOVES (artist): Elliott Puckette

LOVES (interior designers): Schuyler Samperton

LOVES (to collect): antique textiles

LOVES (about the south): the landscape and gardens

Courtney can’t live without: my iPhone camera

Courtney’s secret to timeless design:

Let rooms evolve slowly over time, hopefully becoming more beautiful as you add new finds, fine tune colors and edit until the place reflects who you really are. But never feel pressure to ditch what you love because a magazine article says it’s outdated. And this probably goes without saying but if something is “trending,” think about treading lightly.

Courtney’s style in five words or less: Globe-trotting eye, Southern roots

Style Court began in May 2006 with a focus on decorative arts, textiles, books, art history and interior design. (Courtney Barnes’ B.A. is in art history and my masters is in education.) Past adventures include a five-year stint as a docent at the High Museum of Art. Courtney’s written work has appeared in Southern Accents, Enfilade, TradHome, Atlanta Intown and other publications. The blog’s title is a play on her name, Courtney Barnes, and the concept of “court” as a gathering place. Media attention has come from the editors of Time, Elle Decor, Domino, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, 1stdibs, Lonny, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Country Living, and Apartment Therapy L.A.

Also ENJOY spotlights on other interior designers –

Cullen O’Steen of Cullen & Co Interior Design

Holly Phillips of The English Room

Anna Kristin Yarbrough and Cameron Weaver of Interior Canvas

Lisa Mende of Lisa Mende Design


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Cheri Leavy is a connector, cheerleader and marketing consultant for fellow entrepreneurs.
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- Contributing editor to Coastal Illustrated, Executive Board Member of the UGA Alumni Association

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