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Angie Hranowsky is an accomplished graphic designer and interior designer from Charleston, SC. She mixes fresh, modern design with timeless pieces that create warmth and accessibility in any space.

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Angie dished with us on the many uses of the Parsons table and why designing for her own home was so worthwhile. 

1. Which designers influenced you?

I love the work of David Hicks. He was a ground breaking interior designer. Hicks was able to mix the modern aesthetic with traditional and timeless pieces to create spaces that felt effortless, beautiful and lived in. I also admire the work of many contemporaries with Tom Scheerer being at the top of my list. I love how he mixes furniture styles and textures and always seems to throw in something quirky.

2. What’s your favorite design style?


My favorite design style is relaxed modern. I’m really a modernist at heart, but I think adding different styles and textures with high- and low-end pieces creates a comfortable and inviting space. I do the same thing when it comes to fashion. I love modern clothes and accessories, but I always mix them with something a little more casual.

3. What’s the essential home accessory (or piece of furniture) you use in your designs?

design-happens-angie-hranowsky-parsons-tableI love the classic Parsons table, like the mirrored one in my design above. I’ve had custom ones made for dining and console tables. It’s a real treat when I find vintage ones. The lines are so clean and I can have them lacquered to any color or wrapped in fabric or veneer. They are so versatile and work in almost any space.

4. What’s your favorite vacation spot?

This summer I went to Sayulita, Mexico, a surfing village on the Pacific. It was so beautiful and laid back. We stayed in a beautifully designed boutique hotel. The best way to stay stimulated and innovative is to travel.

5. Show us a picture of the room you most enjoyed designing and tell us why you love it.

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I loved designing  the living room for my own home. It’s really one large, open space that combines the living and dining rooms. It has floor- to-ceiling glass walls on either end of the room.

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The real excitement in this room was designing the gallery-style art wall. The wall runs the length of both rooms and has no windows. I went through a few ideas before I decided to turn it into a wall for my art collection. That wall is my favorite area in the house.

2 Responses

  1. Robin Jackson says:

    I like her style and the fact that children can actually play in the space makes it precious.

  2. Rebecca says:

    I love playing with different hues of the same color for interest. Sometimes a subtle pattern switch is added, but nothing over the top!

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