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Nebraska Furniture Mart | January 19, 2019

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Featured Designer: Amy Pivovar

featured designer amy pivovar

amy pivovar

What inspires you as a designer?

Fashion and nature inspire me. They’re definitely intertwined.

What made you want to become a designer?

In high school, I was the poor girl who ran with a well-to-do crowd. I was always in awe of my friends’ homes; they were so well put together. Then I took my first interior design class my senior year of high school. My favorite thing was to hang out in the fabric room and play with the fabrics. I loved coordinating them, and it’s still my favorite thing to do in design today!

What’s the best piece of design advice you’ve ever heard?

My most memorable advice was given to me by a designer in Dallas. He had beautiful, eclectic art that was hung gallery-style everywhere in his home. He said, “You don’t buy art to ‘match’ furniture, you buy it because you love it.”

What’s your favorite piece of furniture that you’ve invested in?

My favorite piece is a reverse painted chandelier by Ulla Darni called “Horses-Sunset” that I found in New Orleans gallery. It’s in my entry and sets the tone for the main floor of my home. I’ll never part with it. Everything else is replaceable.

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