From Home Furnishing Business
Designer Opens Furniture Store
Interior designer Ami Austin has opened P & B Design Source, a design, furniture and accessories store in Memphis, Tenn.
Austin, principal designer and president of Ami Austin Interior Design, said the studio will offer a diverse resource of commercial and residential interior products for the interior design trade and consumers. Austin also provide interior design consultations and planning at the studio for her clients.
P & B Design Source is an independent business and subsidiary of Ami Austin Interior Design.
P & B Design Source will offer access to a range of furnishings, lighting, tile, area rugs, fabric, fine linen, artwork, architectural elements, flooring, and accessories from the nation’s top branded product lines and collections. The studio will also offer a bespoke line of merchandise personally designed by Austin under the brand name Parker Lauren by Ami Austin.
The studio caters to the needs of the design trade, offering admittance and resources to interior design and architecture firms as well as independent freelance designers and decorators located in Memphis and the surrounding area.
“Our new P & B Design Source studio will provision designers with the resources and support they need to execute fully finished interiors with thousands of specialty product options,” Austin said. “I want designers to be inspired when they enter the studio in search of an elegant, world-class, and one-of-a-kind finished look for their projects.”
Support services will be offered to designers for a fee, upon request.
“The P & B Design Source staff will provide assistance with design planning software such as AutoCAD, Revit and SketchUp,” Austin said. “This will be helpful for designers who do not have the capability in-house, and for architects who require assistance to import their plans and project documents.”
Designer patrons will be awarded a commission for each product they source through the studio. Or, upon request, P & B Design Source can provide direct billing to designers’ clients for ordered items.