A Charleston designer and registered South Carolina architect who embraces both durability and elegance.
Hometown: Mayesville, SC
Occupation: Owner, Melissa Ervin Interior Design in Charleston, SC
Trademark: Interiors with a neutral foundation and a layer of color and pattern on top
Inspired By: Fashion—for color and pattern
Favorite Shopping Source: The Charleston Artist Collective for amazing small pieces of affordable artwork. The group also donates a percentage to local nonprofits. charlestonartistcollective.org
Right Now I'm Loving: Textured wallpaper, vintage bamboo furniture, and shagreen accessories
Go-To Paint Color: Matchstick (2013) by Farrow & Ball. It's a great neutral with some life.
Southern Style Is: Silk damask, hydrangeas in silver mint julep cups, family photos in sterling silver frames, and oil portraits of family members
Favorite Decorating Tip: Add wallpaper to the backs of bookshelves for depth and warmth.