Meet Amber McCullough, an Interior Designer from Edmond, OK. We discovered her on Instagram after she posted a F.A.B.O.U.L.O.U.S master bathroom featuring our tile. We had to learn more about Amber and her design inspiration.
What inspired you to become an interior designer and what currently inspires you and is influencing your work?
I actually don’t have an interior design degree. I’m sorry, at 18 years old I was more into my sorority, and being a collegiate cheerleader than what I was going to do with my life for the next 30 years! (insert laughter here!) But seriously, my degree is in Merchandising from Oklahoma State University. I didn’t actually get passionate about interior decorating and design until my senior year in college when I met, Linda Abernathy, who owned an independent interiors & gift store. She really took me under her wing. I went to Dallas market with her to help buy for the store, joined her on house calls with her clients, and my love for interiors just grew from there.
How would you describe your personal style?
I find it difficult to put label on my style. Personally, I buy what I love, and then find a way to make it work together. I appreciate and love so many different styles, that it just wouldn’t be fair to choose just one!! I guess I would have to say I’m eclectic in my personal style.
When designing a home, what is your favorite room?
I mean, who doesn’t love a great kitchen? It is the place everyone gathers when in your home. A great marble backsplash can add so much personality to your kitchen. I also love a great powder bath. (again, another most seen space by guest!) Even though it is a small space, you can really have some fun and take some chances. (photo: This powder bath was also in the Street of Dreams Home)
What was the source of inspiration for this project?
I designed this home for Adams Kirby Homes for their 2018 Street of Dreams home in Oklahoma City. Adams Kirby Homes hired me, not only to design an amazing home for the show, but also so that it would sell! The home has to be fabulous, memorable, and unique. At the same time I wanted someone to want to actually live in this home, not for it to be a “show home.” I know we accomplished that! ( yes, it sold!)
What where the key aspects for consideration when choosing our Studio Mosaic Collection for your client?
The master bath is always a space people want to see something special. So I knew the tub wall needed to be a show stopper. I just fell in love with this Studio Mosaics pattern. Black and white is so classic, and with the square/diamond designed marble, it gave it such a glamorous vibe. I felt like every women would feel like a million bucks getting ready in this master bath!
How would you describe the end result?
Every time I walked on site to check progress, I couldn’t help but sing the Fergie song…G. L. A. M. O R. OUS… And I know we accomplished it. Every selection in the bath from the Marble Systems tub wall, the Hudson Valley scones and chandelier, the Brizo faucets, to the floating vanities with the granite tops. It’s pretty fabulous!
What are your favorite materials or textures?
Marble, of course! But honestly, marble can really turn a space from drab to fab! So beautiful and endless options. Don’t be afraid to mix materials & textures, that’s when your design will really come to life!
Is there a design rule that you like to break?
Some say rules are made to be broken, and in design, I’ve got to agree!! I don’t think I follow any rules in design, just instinct. I feel like that is what makes the homes I design custom, and unique.
Is there a design trend that really stood out to you in 2018 and what do you think are the design trends for 2019?
Modern Boho seemed to be really big “look” in 2018. Leather, vintage rugs, cactus, woven baskets, mix of color & textiles, and wood were elements used to create this style for 2018.
Trending in 2019, geometric patterns will continue. Tile/Marble is such fun way to bring pattern into a space, especially in a bathroom or for a kitchen backsplash. I say don’t be afraid to use a bold color or graphic print to make a statement. Tub walls are a great place to start!
Special Thanks to:
Interior Design: Amber McCullough
Builder: Adams Kirby Homes
Floor Plan Designer: Brent Gibson Classic Homes