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Designer Ryan Williams sets her sights on a more beautiful 2022

Finding her entrepreneurial groove, interior designer Ryan Williams is ready for the new year. She is celebrating 10 years of beautiful interiors with her business, Artisan Design Studio, with an established aesthetic that is elevated and sophisticated. For 2022, she is excited about the pull towards color with vibrant tones working in harmony with heavy, chunky textures.

“Gone are the days of subtle grays and whites, and in comes rich, saturated, moody colors. Green and other earth tones are in, and the bolder, the better,” says Ryan who lives in Roswell with her husband Andy, their children Addie (3) and Morgan (5). “Blues aren’t gone completely, but they’re trending towards indigo, cobalt, and turquoise.”

Ryan is loving upholstery items in solid colored fabrics, but in rich textures, like chunky bouclés, slubby linens and luxurious velvets or mohairs. “Pops of color and pattern are explored in large-scale wallpapers, botanicals, vivid art, and accessories. And the final jewelry items: leather accents, pops of warm metals and other organic materials like rattan or hair on hide.” Yes, please!

Ryan studied furnishings and interior (along with piano performance and flute performance) at University of Georgia, and worked at Interior Design Atlanta before launching her first studio business. She grew up in Peachtree Corners with an identical twin sister and their father was a custom homebuilder. “I grew up visiting beautiful homes and tagging along with my mom to design appointments (she was not formally trained, but has a wonderful eye for design and did all of the selections for her husband's homes) and knew I wanted to do residential building or design from a pretty early age.” She and Andy enjoy all things outdoors: hiking, glamping, food and wine festivals and lately, playgrounds! She volunteers with Sunshine on a Ranney Day, as well as Be the Voice, both Roswell-based charities that are near and dear to her heart.

What to watch for in interior design trends for 2022:

  1. BOLD color
  2. Rich textures
  3. Organic earthy elements (versus shiny polished silver, etc)

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