Coterie Crush on Designer Vicky Serany from North Carolina

Aug 27 2013

by Cheri Leavy

Southern Studio Interior Design in Apex, North Carolina was founded in 2001 by Vicky Serany. She was educated in interior design and studio art at Meredith College in Raleigh and is an Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers and volunteers with the Carolinas chapter of ASID.

Vicky is well known and respected in the homebuilding industry. Her clients love her and can’t imagine the completed projects happening without her. She makes fast friends with her clients and the process of creating a timeless home is fun and fulfilling for all.

This Carolina gal found it hard to whittle down to her favorites but she did here…


This can change daily. Today I’m loving the Bukhara Collection from Clarke & Clarke and the Barbara Barry Collection from Kravet.


Kate Spade’s collection for Lenox is classic and flexible for creating a beautiful tablescape. For everyday use, I love the versatility of the white porcelain Pantry Collection from Williams-Sonoma. Keep it simple and the meal becomes the statement!


It’s nearly impossible to choose just one, but a few of my current favorites are Sherwin Williams Alpaca (SW7022) with accents of Sea Salt (SW6204) and Iron Ore (SW7069). My favorite overall collection is the Colors of Historic Charleston by Duron/Sherwin Williams.


Although it’s not a true design blog, Positively Positive provides inspiration to stay focused on what’s truly important in the big picture of life. COCOCOZY and Elements of Style provide creative and beautiful design inspiration.


For scented beauty, Bougainvillea’s Mulling Spice and Black Velvet are fabulous. My favorite daily go-to candles are from Vance Kitarra and come in a rainbow of gorgeous colors.


I love the beautiful and inspired spaces by Suzanne Kasler and the refined simplicity of Mariette Himes Gomez. My greatest design inspiration, however, comes from the creative spirit of the talented designers I work with every day.


Susan Hecht is not only a talented artist, but a wonderful friend. Her work is a true representation of Southern charm and beauty.


A lifelong collection of seaglass and sand from beaches I’ve visited are my most precious collections. A close second is my growing collection of signed and dated wine corks from bottles shared with those I care about most.


A hand-written note on beautiful stationery. My current favorite is from bell’ INVITO. The paper is pure luxury.


Beautiful. Inspired. Comfortable.Timeless. Collected.

Vicky Serany
Southern Studio Interior Design
o: 919.362.5143
m: 919.880.5359

Links to spotlights on other interior designers and tastemakers –

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

Courtney Barnes of Stylecourt

Joann Kandrac and Kelly Kole of Kandrac and Kole Interiors

Roger Higgins of R. Higgins Interiors

Haskell Harris of Haskell Harris Creative

Tami Ramsay of Tami Ramsay Design

Mary Bryan Peyer of Mary Bryan Peyer Designs

Susan Hable of Hable Construction

Shani Gilchrist of Camille Maurice

Lauren Leonard of Lauren Leonard Designs

Sidney Wagner of Eclectic Interior Design Group

Angie Hranoswsky of Angie Hranowsky Design Studio

Liz Williams of Liz Williams Designs

Jill and Steve McKenzie of Steve McKenzie’s

Chandos Dodson of Chandos Interiors

Ty Larkins of Ty Larkins Interiors

Elaine Griffin of Elaine Griffin Interior Design

Bunny Williams of Bunny Williams Home



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Cheri Leavy is a connector, cheerleader and marketing consultant for fellow entrepreneurs.
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