Designer Profile: Beth Webb

Beth Webb’s taste is deeply informed by her love of art, history, and travel. With every project she tackles, she hopes to bring a simple, timeless elegance that genuinely reflects the everyday life of each cherished client.

What inspired this career path for you? I always loved art and composition. I was an art history major and studio minor with an endless love of all things beautiful. As Elsie de Wolfe said, “I’m going to make everything around me beautiful. That will be my life.”

What is your go-to source for inspiration? TRAVEL — constantly and consistently.

Tell us about your creative process. I think everyone has a time of day when they find they are most productive. For me, that time is early in the morning before the sun comes up. I’ve always found this quiet before the dawn to be the most conducive to creative thinking. I also do best in complete silence. Our world is a 24/7 cacophony of auditory and visual stimuli, so for me to be most creative I need a vacuum in order to think. No phones, no computers, or outside interruptions would be the ideal, hence the 5 am wake-up calls. So many of my peers tell me they work best at home for the same reasons — the lack of distraction. It is there (or anywhere) where there is ample “air-space” I find the conduit to creativity.

Describe your style in 6 words or less. Elegant, Tactile, Comfortable, Sensual, Soft, and Textural.

What’s a staple in your tool kit? Neutrals and textures.

Who do you look up to in the design world? There are so many extraordinarily talented designers out there, both past and present, but to name a few: John Saladino, Stephen Sills, Darryl Carter, Barbara Barry, and Michele Bonan.

If you could design a space for anyone, what kind of space and for whom would it be? I have been very fortunate to work with amazing clients in extraordinary places over the years, but of late, I fantasize a lot about doing a boutique hotel in St. Barth with no budget!

Tell us your favorite design-related word, phrase, or quote. Oh no, that’s a hard one for someone who has to find a quote for the Instagram post daily! Maybe I answered that in the first question, as it was the first to come to mind.

Which design blog, website, TV show, or magazine would you be lost without? There are a few blogs I subscribe and look forward to daily: Habitually Chic, La Dolce Vita, and Quintessence, but I certainly read many others. I am a shelter magazine junkie and, as my office can attest to, I don’t throw any of them away. If anyone needs a back issue from May 1980 of House & Garden, give me a call. At the risk of leaving anyone out, let me just say I get them all!

Share a little bit about the pieces you’re consigning on Viyet, e.g., do any have unique backstories, in what kind of space do you hope they end up, etc.? They say “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” or “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” — but all in all, I love knowing that something that no longer has a place in one home can find a space in another. The sustainability aspect is most appealing and, as I say daily, “beauty will save the world”.

What do you love about Viyet? What I LOVE most about Viyet is there is finally an online source for high-end resale for not only Beth Webb Interiors, but for our clients. I’m as excited about it as they are!!!

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