Amelia loren smith, in­te­rior de­signer and aes­thete

Domino - - SCOUTING - Text by KERRY MOORE

Grow­ing up in the cul­tur­ally rich town of Tu­pelo, Mis­sis­sippi, Amelia Loren Smith has been pas­sion­ate about the arts since child­hood—she has pur­sued not only in­te­rior de­sign, but also draw­ing, singing, and danc­ing. “Mis­sis­sippi may be one of the poor­est states in the na­tion,” says Smith, “but it’s home to some of the big­gest hearts.” In­spired by her, hard­work­ing par­ents, Smith dreamed of be­com­ing an in­te­rior de­signer ca­pa­ble of bring­ing down-to-earth beauty into peo­ple’s homes. She moved to New York City to study at the School of Vis­ual Arts, and last year, founded her own de­sign firm. In ad­di­tion, she’s cur­rently de­vel­op­ing a phil­an­thropic project to ben­e­fit im­pov­er­ished girls from her beloved home state. “I be­lieve when you’re dili­gent and sin­cere, things will al­ways work out for the best. Maybe not how you planned, but how they’re meant to be.”

Smith at The Roger in Man­hat­tan.

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