Ginger Brewton is the principal designer of Ginger Brewton Interiors, based in Charleston, South Carolina since 2005. Ginger is a prolific designer, travelling all over the US to work with her clients. She studied at the New York School of Interior Design in Manhattan, as well as working as an apprentice at Elaine Griffin Interior Design. She was also named one of House Beautiful’s 2010 Top 20 Next Wave of Interior Designers to Watch. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Ginger Brewton.
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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?
My personal style is something I like to call classically modern. It’s transitional, mixing clean lines with a few focal antique pieces. Something that can grow over time and not feel contrived. I love color, but I also love a very sophisticated neutral palette.
2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?
Clients usually come to me because they are familiar with my work and they like what they’ve seen. Sometimes they know their personal style, and other times they have no idea. It’s always helpful for me to go through pictures with them, and see what they are drawn to. I also like to know things like their favorite hotel, what colors they wear, and how they function in their living space.
3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?
That’s a tough question. I’ve worked with so many talented people. I think the ones I admire the most are those who continue to create and expand. Someone who is always evolving is a true talent to me, because their transitions and doesn’t become stale. I also admire those who achieve a balance in life, between work and family. Keeping things in perspective is hard work, but if you are lucky enough to do something you are passionate about, and find a balance with that, that’s the ultimate.
4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?
Anytime I’m asked this question I always give the same answer, but it’s true – travel. It doesn’t matter if it is 2 hours up the road to a small town, or to another country; but it helps me clear my head and drown out the noise. That’s when ideas come to me.
5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?
Blood, sweat and tears has brought me to this point, and my supportive family who has always believed in me. Honestly, it’s a lot of hard work and not always a glamorous, but if you’re passionate about what you’re doing it doesn’t matter. The blood, sweat and tears are worth it. I also am a big believer in listening to your gut. Doing what you believe in, and not getting caught up in the hype. Be your own person, and march to the beat of your own drum.