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Cortney Bishop


Cortney Bishop is the founder of Cortney Bishop Design, a Charleston-based interior design firm launched in October 2011, following a 10-year partnership at Bishop & Barlow in Knoxville, Tennessee. Since then, her work has been featured in Charleston Home and The Atlantan, as well as on Design*Sponge and Bishop’s clients includes the Oliver Hotel in Knoxville, Tennessee, plus projects in Colorado, North Carolina, New York City, and here at home on Sullivan’s Island and the Isle of Palms. An Atlanta, Georgia, native and graduate of the University of Georgia, Bishop’s passion for creative design hails from a strong family history; her mother was an interior designer, and her Greek grandmother designed women’s clothing. She’s hosted boutiqe rug shows around the world and is an avid collector and supporter of contemporary art, serving on committees and boards at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and The American College of Building Arts. Look for a range of design posts exploring textile trends, color and pattern play. When she isn’t traveling or honing her trade Bishop enjoys life at the beach with her husband of 10 years, Baker, son Ryder, and daughter Lucy Kohl. Photo credit: Andrew Cebulka

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Posted: Oct 16 2013 - 12:34pm
With pre-leasing in full swing at The Flats at Mixson, I’m reflecting on what a labor of love the project has been over the past year. From concept...

Posted: Aug 19 2013 - 3:00pm
“Paint is boring, pattern is best.” So declares Flat Vernacular. And I agree! From a distance, a bespoke Flat Vernacular sticker wallpaper (yes,...

Posted: Mar 5 2013 - 3:24pm
For nearly as long as people have been laying tile and stone floors they’ve been doing so in that captivating black and white checkerboard pattern. A...

Posted: Feb 1 2013 - 4:31pm
Thank goodness for swoon-worthy idea blogs on a Friday afternoon—the ones that that draw you in, one dreamy photo at a time. Cortney's rundown of the...

Posted: Jan 29 2013 - 1:35pm
"The Platonic absolute of a table. All you really see is what's on top and around it." —Tom Scheerer   Ah, the lovely tulip table. I have a soft...

Posted: Dec 7 2012 - 6:23pm
Done right, industrial-inspired design can be soulful and timeless. Some of my favorite spaces are inspired by the industrial aesthetic, but I’d be...

Posted: Nov 27 2012 - 3:23pm
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, practically overnight at my house. I’m firmly in the Never Before Thanksgiving camp when it comes to...

Posted: Nov 16 2012 - 11:47am
I talk a lot about how I love to tailor designs around a single piece of inspiration, and reclaimed wood has that kind of star quality. It's worth...

Posted: Oct 23 2012 - 12:23pm
We couldn’t resist posting about this gem of an exhibit on the morning of The Red Party…   “Hollywood Costumes,” a collection of 130 of...

Posted: Oct 17 2012 - 3:50pm
Clear your calendar and summon all your costume party brilliance for next Thursday’s Red Party at the Old City Jail. Now in it’s fourth year, The Red...


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