“I love when clients have collections, because it makes the house a home,” says Charleston-based interior designer Tammy Connor. But when that isn’t the case, you’d never know it. Her warm, inviting interiors have the timeless charm of objects casually collected across lifetimes and passed down from generation to the next.
So we asked: where does she source objects to get the look?
“The world is your oyster at this point,” she says, alluding to online shopping. “It’s very different than when I started in this business, gosh, almost 20 years ago. Then, you were pounding the pavement; and now, you just sit and buy whatever you want.”
More often than not, though, her feet lead her around town to local boutiques, where she says the shop owners prize unique showstoppers over generic home goods. “They curate what they feel is good design, and it shows,” Connor says. “You can feel it in each one of these shops. There’s some authenticity to all of them.”
Here are her top picks around town for art, antiques and more.