Influenced by the rich architectural history that surrounded her while growing up in Natchez—
perhaps one of the finest examples of a preserved antebellum town—Yancey pursued a degree in interior design at the University of Mississippi. Soon after, her work quickly garnered attention, and she was selected by Atlanta Decorative Arts Center as "One to Watch" and nominated for ADAC's "Rising Star" award.
Yancey’s strength lies in her unique design process, which always begins with on-the-spot hand drawn renderings, which allow clients to visualize a project from the very first meeting. Her knowledge of space planning and building construction combined with an expertise in art history also sets Yancey apart. Read about her “Signature 5 Points of Decorating” and get to know more about her early years here.
Out of the office, Yancey loves taking in the idyllic charms of Beaufort, South Carolina with her husband Scott, son Walker, daughter Caroline and Kate the Dog.
Describe your style in one sentence.
Fresh take on traditional design with a southern, irreverent wink.
When purchasing for your home, where should one invest and where should one save?
Your three go-to paint colors.
2. Benjamin Moore Winds Breath. It's a wonderful neutral that is light enough where you don't notice it, yet it provides enough contrast from the trim.
3. A high gloss black. It can make a door pop, trim rock, and improve your credit score!
What advice would you give someone looking to define their design style?
If you could take only one thing from your house, what would it be?
Your go-to playlist at home?
The best way to spend a weekend.
1. Decorate what you see. Spend your money where you spend your time.
2. Don't put all your jewelry on at once. Every good idea can't be in one house.
3. Do it once, and do it right. Good design takes patience.
4. Shop in your house! Reimagine what you have.
5. Look good in your bedroom naked. Your colors have to look good on you.