Author Archives: Catherine Gardner

Catherine Gardner


“My background is mostly in Textile Design and Technology. I studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. My first big career break was working for a contract furniture company named Brickel as their Director of Textiles. Over the span of 25 years, I have run the gamut of Upholstery Designer, Ticking Designer, Drapery Designer and even as a Fabric Stylist for the fashion industry. My true love is interior furnishings, however and I love being surrounded by all of the gorgeous items we have access to here at Furnitureland South and working with clients one on one to make their dream homes come to life.”

The idea of combining intricate patterns, beautiful colors and functionality still appeals to Catherine today, and she channels that passion into the relations with her clients, viewing each as a unique opportunity to design something new and different.

Catherine believes that the most important thing she can do for her customers is to make them feel comfortable in their home, which starts and ends with seamless collaboration. “It is of utmost importance that customers design their space with me since it is their home, not mine. I could be working on a sleek modern condominium in New York City one day and a shabby chic cottage the next. The more a customer can tell me about themselves and their lifestyle, the better the end product will be for them.”

Catherine loves what she does, and the selection at Furnitureland South makes it easy for her to design her clients’ dream homes.

The Teal Deal

I have always been drawn to the richness of teal, even though my palette typically tends to warmer hues and neutrals, this color can spark up a room or a table setting beautifully.  It has been trending for a while, but it still feels very fresh and vibrant. Teal continues to be used in surprising […]
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Bronze Age for a New Day

All that glitters is not bronze, silver or gold, but with the Winter Olympic Games upon us, let’s focus on these honorary medals. They are symbols of achievement, perseverance, and honor… truly precious metals. Today, the US athletes are tied with Norway, each holding 20 medals. Team USA has a solid streak, with 6-GOLD, 4-SILVER, […]
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