A North Carolina girl with southern charm, eclectic taste and a craving for color, Mary Hannon Packard was destined for design. After starting her own business and turning houses into true homes in the residential market, this design dynamo was snagged by PoshTots/PoshLiving as our new Lead Designer. Whether it’s an Italian villa, a good cup of coffee or fabulous animal-print footwear, this chic fashionista and first-time mom lives her life out loud. Her inspired determination is delightfully infectious. Meet Mary Hannon…
Design Background: BA in Arts Studies with a focus in Furniture Making – NC State, BFA in Interior Design – VCU
Projects: Two Richmond Symphony Designer Homes, Homes in various VA Garden and Holiday Tours (Virginia Garden Week Tour, Urbanna Holiday House Tour), Features in R Home, Richmond Magazine & Chesapeake Living Magazine, Owner of Residential Interior Design Company Silver Spoon Interiors since 2002
Design Philosophy: A well-designed home is a key element of a well-lived life. A home should reflect the people that live in it.
Inspiration/Influences: I find inspiration in anything from a stroll down the street in a quaint town to a drive in the country past front porches, farms and cottage gardens. I am also influenced by the Italian coast – the beautiful blue water contrasting with brightly painted homes and the old streets. The Italians love modern edgy art and furnishings and have a keen ability to mix the old with the new.
My Style: I am a traditional southern girl at heart with a flair for the bright and funky with a modern twist. I love comfortable furniture, clean lines, bold printed fabrics and modern original artwork.
Favorite Book: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. My dad read it to me as a child and it is still my favorite. I think the world would be a better place if everyone read it!
Favorite Website: Zulily.com – I love to dress my son in longalls and “Jon Jons” – smocked and everything. They have great sales and I figure I should take advantage of dressing him that way before he objects!
On My iPod: Jay Z, The Grateful Dead, Prince, The Embers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Black Eyed Peas…just to name a few.
Must See TV: Rachel Zoe Project, Mad Men, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
Favorite Expression: Patience is a virtue! And I have none…so I am constantly reminding myself.
Favorite Things: The way my son smells when he is fresh from his evening bath, a good cup of coffee, peonies, animal-print shoes and homegrown tomatoes.
To follow Mary Hannon’s design eye, take a peak at her pinterest board found here!