Design Detour: Cathy Austin
To Cathy, the colors of spring (daffodil yellow, camelia pink, pear-blossom green) capture the city’s vibe best. “There’s always something blooming in Charlotte,” she says.
“With an elevated Southern menu and a mix of modern design set in a century-old mill house, The Goodyear House embodies Charlotte’s charm. Cocktails under the 150-year old holly tree followed by dinner in the plant-filled Botanist room make for an unforgettable experience. I’d love to plan the next art-fair adventure there with my creative travel tribe: Laura Grace, Pam Stowe, Kathy Cope, Neely Verano, and Hilary Burt.”
“Pierre Frey’s Carricou fabric embodies Charlotteans’ love for craft and design with a handmade element.”
“I like to incorporate lighting as a sculptural element in my interiors. The Halcyon Three-Tier Chandelier has a Seventies feel and adds a modern touch to more traditional spaces.”
“Herb Jackson’s colorful abstract paintings are pure magic to me. Herb builds up hundreds of layers of paint and scrapes them off revealing shapes and marks. The final result is a process of discovery.”