About Nancy

Nancy has completed a variety of interior design projects from single rooms to whole home and commercial space remodels. She provides full service interior design, new moves, furniture placement, paint and color consultations and finishing touches. 

Many of Nancy’s clients hired her as their interior designer because while they may know what they like they either struggle to bring it to life or they don’t have the time or expertise to do it themselves. They’re looking for a designer who can ask the right questions and who can guide the project from start to finish in a way that feels relaxed and simple to understand.

Nancy has experience working with a variety of clientele including executive professionals, CFOs, radio and TV personalities, banking professionals, lawyers, business owners, authors, homemakers, corporate and medical offices, educators and others.

Nancy is a graduate of The University of North Carolina Charlotte and the Interior Design Institute, and she is a member of the Interior Design Society. Nancy Parrish Interiors has offices located in Charlotte, North Carolina (in the Karen Saks design center) and in Fort Mill, South Carolina. She resides in Fort Mill with her husband, two children and two Boston Terriers.

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Q&A

What experiences have influenced your design point of view?

I grew up with a grandmother who had a sewing shop on Hawthorne Lane. There were always fabrics and beautiful work being created. She could do anything! Her somewhat eclectic style at the time has been a big influence. Every time I see a bold print with retro hues, it takes me back to her shop. My grandfather was a political cartoonist and artist. His work had many scales, whether subtle pencil drawings, or bright bold expressionist paintings.

Are there any particular pieces, materials, colors, textures, motifs, etc that you love to use in your work? 

I can never use enough baskets and metals! Whether they are art, hardware, trim, etc.

Are there any other designers who have influenced your point of view?

I love Emily Henderson and her easy approach to design. Not being afraid of mixing old/new, textures, colors, etc. I also love Ralph Lauren and Tom Ford. My original plan was to attend FIT/New York for fashion. That plan was derailed, but years later after corporate life and raising a family, I’ve regained my love for fashion through interior design. I believe they are so closely related. You dress yourself like your space. It’s all about your surroundings. I love having those eclectic antiques (accessories) to bring out when entertaining and those easy, subtle comforts when hanging with my family.

How would you describe your approach to design?

My goal is to design around the client’s lifestyle and not around what they’ve seen in their friend’s house or on TV. I always introduce an unexpected color to the design, which nudges my clients (sometimes gently, sometimes boldly) a bit out of their comfort zone. I allow the flow of each design to be a direct reflection of the client, with a little fancy Nancy in there.