Palley and Southard Designs owner and principal Lane Blank has proudly called North Carolina home since the 1980's. Lane grew up in Boston and New York City, where works by Milton Avery, Modigliani, Picasso, and Rothko graced the walls of her artist grandfather's home. After studying art history at Johns Hopkins, Lane worked after graduation in a respected art gallery in Manhattan. She then trained in interior design before she and a partner founded Palley and Southard Designs.
Sarah is a North Carolina Girl, growing up in Greensboro. Sarah too comes from a family of artists and is a trained artist herself. She graduated from Meredith College in 2012 with a BS in Art and Interior Design. Since graduation Sarah has worked in different areas of the design field before coming to Palley and Southard in December 2013.Sarah brings a fresh eye and an updated skill set to Palley and Southard. She is well versed in Autocad, Adobe Design Programs and social media.
Palley and Southard Designs offers both commercial and residential expertise. Clients range from Maine to Florida, and within North Carolina from coastal shores to private mountain communities. Lane and Sarah are often involved in projects early on, so as to assist with specifying finishes, plumbing and lighting fixtures, and space planning. By working closely with architect and contractor, Palley and Southard Designs can make the complicated process much easier for their client.
Creative, practical, and knowledgable, Lane and Sarah bring an informed academic foundation to their clients. Palley and Southard Designs approaches each job with respect for the clients' individual aesthetic, in order to assure each client a unique and satisfying articulation of the client's vision.
When not traveling for work or in the design studio, Lane and Sarah can be found volunteering with several local pet rescues, at local art events, and exercising their own dogs. Palley and Southard Designs has a proven track record of successful, creative projects for a wide range of client budgets.
3D Rendering, Art Selection, Attic Conversion, Bathroom Design, Bedroom Design, Closet Design, Color Consulting, Custom Bathroom Vanities, Custom Blinds & Shades, Custom Bookcases, Custom Built-ins, Custom Cabinets, Custom Fireplace Mantels, Custom Furniture, Custom Home Bars, Custom Kitchen Cabinets, Custom Pantries, Custom Rugs, Custom Shelving, Custom Walk-in Closets, Dining Room Design, Downsizing, Drafting, Entry Design, Floor Plans, Furniture Selection, Home Office Design, Home Staging, Home Theater Design, House Plans, Interior Design, Kids Bedroom Design, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Remodeling, Laundry Room Design, Lighting Design, Living Room Design, Mudroom Design, Nursery Design, Playroom Design, Project Management, Space Planning, Sunroom Design & Construction, Universal Design, Wine Cellar Design
Best of Houzz Design Award Winner, 2016