2016 design panel

Southern classic

susan jamieson

susan jamieson

Susan Jamieson, ASID, is the founder of Bridget Beari Designs, Inc., where she works primarily on high-end residential interior design projects in Virginia as well cities such as Atlanta, Chicago, New York, and Florida and internationally in Costa Rica and Mexico.


Her work has been featured in national and local publications such as Traditional Home, Southern Living, Virginia Living, Rhome, The Washington Post and Richmond Magazine. Susan’s projects have also been featured on HGTV and TLC. Her daily blog, Bridget Beari, offers interior design and lifestyle tips as well as insights into her design business and travels. Susan is a regular in giving advice to local newspapers and magazines.


Susan’s design philosophy is simple: “Good design comes from the ability to visualize the potential in every space.”


www.bridgetbearidesigns.com

Facebook: BridgetBeari

Twitter: @BridgetBeari


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Beth Dotolo and Carolina Gentry

Genevieve Ghaleb

“When you walk into the room, you say, this is Georgian, this is Classic, this is Charleston.”
southern style bathroom

It was typical of this movement to bring ideas and motifs from the old country to America and recreate them.


Charleston. This bathroom represents the Classic Movement in Charleston, 1890 to 1920, when things went from fussy and overdone to modern convenience. And that relates perfectly to what Susan did in this space, taking classical architectural elements from some of Charleston’s historic homes and pairing them with modern fixtures.


A mix of old and new. Yesterday and tomorrow.

southern style bathroom

“That’s why I chose to pair the more modern Pop Round Under Counter Lavatories with classic Carrara marble,” explains Susan. “And I placed the Fitzgerald Freestanding Soaking Tub, with its clean lines, right under the more historic Palladian spiderweb window.” 
southern style bathroom
southern style bathroom

Finally, a whimsical pop of green upholstery makes a bold graphic statement amongst the black-and -white Georgian floor and grisaille wallpaper.
southern style bathroom

“DXV gives me products that I can use for a classical design or a modern design.  With clean lines and the ability to go brass, chrome, nickel – wherever I’m going, DXV is right there with me.”
southern style bathroom
southern style bathroom
Heritage Tile, Subway Ceramics 
southern style bathroom
southern style bathroom
Travis David
southern style bathroom
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