Design at Work // Amy Morris

The workspaces of three of the city’s most respected design firms are as chic and comfortable as the homes they create.

When Amy Morris entered the two-story, light-filled space in Peachtree Hills, she knew her quest to find an office for her design business, Amy D. Morris Interiors, had ended. Morris considers natural light a must for her office. The space also meets her second stipulation—location. “We are in the heart of the design community near ADAC,” Morris says.

Visitors may think they are entering a living room when they walk through the oversize front doors into an octagon-shaped room with 20-foot ceilings, velvet-tufted banquettes and a working fireplace. The room, however, is Morris’ interpretation of a conference room. The cast-concrete conference table sits on a custom wool zebra rug under a 6-foot-tall rope-and-iron chandelier. The 750-square-foot area that’s now a studio was gutted to create an open workspace that fosters collaboration. White walls and work surfaces allow color schemes to be the main focus.

In its previous lives, the office was first an antiques store and later a lingerie shop. A few retail businesses surround Morris’s office. Inside her space, Morris floated two desks in front of a large window that faces Peachtree Hills Avenue. “We love watching all the activity on our quaint little corner,” she says.