Member Spotlight_Carly Davis

Membership type – Associate IIDA

Company / Position / Location –
Company: Angus-Young Associates
Position: Interior Designer
Location: Janesville/ Madison

Favorite IIDA event –
This is a tough one, because they are honestly all so much fun.  However, I think I would have to say STRUT is my favorite of them all.

STRUT is so exciting – In my opinion, Interior Design & Fashion Design go hand in hand. I think that there are design principles that both practices share, and to be able to mold the two together by using the materials that we use on projects every day to construct a unique runway outfit is pretty awesome. The energy that evening is inspiring and fun! 

Favorite area restaurant
My (new) favorite restaurant in Madison would have to be Graft on Carroll Street which is conveniently located below our Madison office. Graft offers Midwest inspired small plates to share, and being the foodie that I am this is my favorite kind of eating. It’s a beautiful thing when you’re indecisive like me, and you’re able to try more than one thing on the menu!

Food and wine tasting with my husband is one of my favorite things to do, I also love going to the farmers’ market on Saturdays, running with our golden retriever, Badger game days in the fall, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Current Design Obsession or interest
I really love catching up with design magazines whether it be Interior Design, Boutique Design, Contract..etc. I love them all.  I’m not much of a book worm, so when I have some free time to relax I love taking the time to page through some of these. I am also addicted to Houzz, I think I could spend forever on that website.

What gets you excited about design?
The design world is inspiring, challenging, and creative and it’s something that’s constantly changing. No two projects are exactly the same, and the relationships that I get to form with clients along the way is something that I cherish and value. I read a quote in Interior Design Magazine awhile back that reads, “In a world where our surroundings shape us, we need to invest in the places where we learn, excel, grow, teach, heal, comfort and play.” – Being able to take part in our day-to-day surroundings that help shape us as people is a very fulfilling and exciting opportunity!