Amy J. May is the founder of MAY Designs

Since I founded MAY Designs in 2009, I’ve been creating spaces that draw upon my clients’ inspirations and reflect their personalities. But my journey began long before that — and even before I received my first subscription to Architectural Digest as a 12-year-old.

I grew up in the Midwest idolizing (and working for) my father, a skilled carpenter who in his own way helped people transform their environments. I gained inspiration not only from his work, but also from the way he treated people. And I carry that forward to this day, using a collaborative, friendly approach with every client on every project.

I have degrees — and real-world experience — in accounting and computer information systems technology along with interior design. (My mother, providing even more parental inspiration, always encouraged me to broaden my knowledge.) I worked in both the business and construction worlds before moving to Seattle in 2012, giving me a unique perspective on interior design.

My Soulful Design process is backed by this substantial business, artistic, architectural and technical knowledge. It’s a combination that ensures a seamless integration of architecture and interior design, and also helps my clients get the most out of their budget.

Interior design can be smart and sophisticated without being intimidating. My goal is to make the process enjoyable, accessible and personal — so your space is modern, authentic, yours.