We’re back with a new guest tastemaker for some quick-fire questions and a mini-curation of some fab Chairish finds!

This week, we’re joined by high-flying North Carolina interior designer Cathy Maready. When it comes to her hustle, Cathy’s been known to follow her passions like a total boss. First, Cathy’s love of aviation took her to new heights (literally!) as a flight instructor, while her wanderlust inspired her to start an import business and furniture line chock full of global goodness. Most recently, Cathy has returned to North Carolina, landed a horse farm to call home, and trotted out her design firm Elephant Ears. As a designer, Cathy dazzles her clientele with a soothing and luxurious approach to coastal-inspired interiors. Read on to find out what fellow designer Cathy calls her ultimate style icon, the South of France project she calls her career peak, and the mystical endangered animal she’s booking a trip to see!

Coolest vintage piece in your house? 
A Chinese altar table that I purchased on a trip to Taiwan.  I had to cut its legs off to make a coffee table, as I do not have a church!

Where’s next on your travel bucket list? 
Uganda. As an animal lover, I have always wanted to see the silverback gorillas and stay in places that honor nature.  

Ultimate style icon?
Barbara Barry. I love her clean lines and ability to navigate through silly trends, while staying true to her style. 

Most memorable career moment you’ve had so far? 
The renovation of an 200 year-old silk factory in the south of France, with 5 fireplaces in the living room. 

Do you collect anything? 
Antique angel icons from Western Europe.  They are delicate, soft and remind me of goodness. 

What would be the title of your autobiography? 
Where Didn’t She Go? I want to travel the entire globe!


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January 2, 2020

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