Gaining my degree in interior design from Parsons The New School of Design hangs right beside motherhood as some of the most challenging years of my life. You spend endless days (and nights) in the studio, creating truly inventive work, and then presenting that body of work to an intimidating panel of industry leaders. I look back on those grueling years fondly, as I now have a toddler keeping me up day and night, but without the outcome of a full set of plans and renderings.
I never hesitate in trusting the work ethic or design ability when I meet fellow graduates of the interiors program. In my book, if you have the diploma, then you are likely a very talented individual. When I discovered the work of Amie Weitzman, I was head over heels for her portfolio. Her designs are tasteful, stylish, and chic. As I read her about page, I discovered that she too called the Parsons studios on E. 12th Street home during her college years. I instantly loved her work that much more.
A veteran of the interior design industry, Weitzman has been designing luxurious spaces for the past 20 years. Similarly to one of our previous tastemakers Linherr Hollingsworth, she began her career in fashion and textile design, working for the iconic brands Ralph Lauren and Jospeh Abboud. With this background, it is clear where she gained a reputation for clean lines and classic silhouettes.
I love this quote by the designer, “I believe in environments that are incredibly stylish and profoundly functional,” says Weitzman, “Each room in someone’s house should be modern, crisply-edited and comfortable. In this sense, what’s left out is as important as what remains.”
In addition to being a talented interior designer, Weitzman also finds inspiration in painting. Her ability to play with color and composition is a true gift, and one would be lucky to hang one of her piece’s on their wall, and better yet, call a Weitzman space home.
You can view more of Amie’s work here, and don’t blame me when your jaw hits the ground— the spaces are just that beautiful.