Name: Jackie Seymour
Family: Husband of 44 years, Jim; son, Jud, and daughter-in-love, Audrey Laine; twin grandsons who are 22 months old.
Years in the Golden Isles: 44
School: Georgia Southern College (now University)
Occupation: Interior Designer
Favorite landmark in the Golden Isles: The Avenue of the Oaks is a special treat and to me, it is such a special and unique landmark. But one sight I never tire of and always appreciate, are the ever-changing marshes and changing tides. I have been enjoying them for a very long time and never take their beauty for granted.
Tell us about your favorite things to do in your free time: Play tennis! tennis! tennis!, beach walks and bike rides.
When do you think the best time of year in the Golden Isles is? Fall because of the cooler weather and Georgia football!
Who or what inspired you to become a designer: My Dad! He was a paint contractor and master wallpaper, textile and mural hanger in Atlanta and worked with interior designers. Starting around the age of seven, he would take me on job sites where I would see the beautiful interiors and meet many of his clients and their designers. The paint colors, along with the wallpaper and fabric patterns, colors, and textures were so beautiful – I knew I wanted to pursue interior design as a career.
How would you describe your style? My style is to assist my clients in accomplishing their style in their home and business to reflect their wants and desires. I truly live vicariously through my clients’ eyes, styles and interiors … as I really haven’t done that much in my own home over the years. I find my satisfaction in seeing projects come to fruition and the joy on my client’s faces, as they show their appreciation for a job well done.
Out of the many services your company provides, could you pick a favorite that you love to design? My joy comes from the relationships that are developed with my clients. Most of the time clients become lifelong friends. My favorite service is when we take existing items (furniture and accessories) and move them around (rearrange furniture or use it in a new way) to give the home a new and improved feel. Sometimes the improvements are improved traffic flow, better-defined seating areas, clarity in viewing accessories, and disbursing pops of color. Many times “new” is not required to get a new look and feel.
What is your favorite area in Southeast Georgia to design in? Wherever my calendar takes me in our beautiful Golden Isles!!! We are fortunate to live in such an inspiring area of beauty surrounded by the marshes of Glynn, encompassed by rivers and the Atlantic Ocean and breathtaking wildlife. My favorite area is outside, in God’s country!