About

 
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HAVE NOTHING IN YOUR HOUSE THAT YOU DO NOT KNOW TO BE USEFUL, OR BELIEVE TO BE BEAUTIFUL.

–William Morris

 

Founded by Allison Smith and Anne Scott Shelley in 2016, Maison Studios works to create classic, comfortable, and functional interiors that develop into beautiful backdrops for the lives of their clients. With a technical approach and attention to detail, they work in collaboration with their clients, architects, and builders to create spaces that satisfy both the client’s practical and aesthetic needs.


After graduating from Auburn University’s top ranked interior design program, they went on to work in both commercial and high-end residential interior design firms. Their organized design process and practical approach to new construction and renovation projects ensures the best outcome for their projects and their clients. Working under the idea that “two heads are better than one” has been an invaluable asset to them throughout their 9 years of working together, and especially after establishing their firm. Their teamwork and ability to communicate effectively with architects, builders, vendors and installers on various projects ensures that each project is well thought out from start to finish, and no detail is left unaccounted for. That collaborative approach allows each client to create a space where they will truly feel at home for years to come. Allison and Anne Scott enjoy working closely with their clients to develop interiors that will ultimately reflect their clients’ tastes and lifestyle while staying true to their own classic, refined style.


With offices in Inlet Beach, Florida, and Dothan, Alabama, Maison Studios is currently working on residential and commercial projects locally and nationwide, and are members of the esteemed Coastal Living/Southern Living Designer Network.


Interested in collaborating on a new project? Fill out the form on our contact page, and we’ll be in touch!

 

 

MEET MAISON

 
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ALLISON SMITH

Principal Designer — 30A, Florida
follow along: @allisonleesmith


DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

Ultimately, we are responsible for creating a home for our clients. This goes beyond aesthetics to a feeling our clients get in the spaces we design. The most important aspect of making a house a home is taking comfort and function into consideration before beauty. I like to engage all the senses and create a layered, gathered look to make the space feel personal.

HOMETOWN 

Charleston, South Carolina


FAVORITE PLACES

Charleston, Cashiers, Auburn


CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT

Candles, books, champagne, cheese


LOVES

Scout (my son), antiquing, patterned fabrics, discovering new recipes


FUN FACTS

Needlepoints, favorite color is peach, amateur handy-woman


MOVIES

The Holiday, Pride & Prejudice, Christmas Vacation


MUSIC

Alison Krauss, Taylor Swift, any early 90's country


DESIGN INFLUENCES

Furlow Gatewood, Rita Konig, Steven Gambrel


RESTAURANTS

Collage, George's at Alys Beach, Acre

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ANNE SCOTT SHELLEY

Principal Designer — Dothan, Alabama
follow along: @annescott.s


DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

My philosophy on design is the same as my philosophy on life — don’t take it (or yourself) too seriously. For me, interiors are ever-changing and a home has to have a bit of personality and sense of humor to feel inviting. There’s nothing worse than walking into a home and being too scared to sit down or touch anything. Interiors are meant to be lived in and enjoyed, so relax and have a little fun with it.

Hometown

Dothan, Alabama


FAVORITE PLACES

Auburn, Carmel-by-the-Sea, NYC, Franklin, TN


CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT

Amazon, my faith, coffee, dental floss, Chapstick


LOVES

Dateline/true crime podcasts, college football (War Eagle), Bravo, traveling


FUN FACTS

Rarely finishes a book, dog person, aspiring gardener


MOVIES

You’ve Got Mail, The Sandlot, Forrest Gump, Father of the Bride


MUSIC

Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, Fleetwood Mac, James Taylor


DESIGN INFLUENCES

Charlotte Moss, McAlpine, Gil Schafer, Ben Pentreath


RESTAURANTS

The Admiral, JCT Kitchen, John's of Bleecker Street, Buvette