For nearly 30 years, Amelia Handegan has been based out of Charleston, South Carolina and throughout her carreer she has had the privilege of working on many of Charleston's nationally recognized historic homes. In addition to her historic comissions, her vision and talents have informed a wide array of residential and commercial projects throughout the nation and abroad. A recipient of House Beautiful magazine's "Showhouse" award in 1997, she has consecutively over the past 8 years been acknowledged in the magazine's 100 Best Designers in America. Most recently, Amelia Handegan, was included in the Robb Report's 2007 Guide to the World's Top 40 Interior Designers. She describes her approach to design as "intuitive", and defines her signature style as "one foot in the past and one foot in the future".
Most recognized for her painterly sensibilities, deft and extraordinary use of color, comfortable elegance, and quiet drama, Amelia's work also reflects her innate ability to bring together a balanced mix of styles, periods, and ethnic origins. Acute sensivity to texture and light evoke an aura to her interior landscapes - the outcome unique and eminently livable.
Her nine person design firm is located in the heart of Charleston's emerging Design District on Uper King Street. Along with Amella's design studio, a neighboring retail store, simply called Amelia, possesses an ever expanding collection of antique and architectural treasures from her travels.