Let's start with French and Art History classes in kindergarten. Add the Sotheby's WORKS OF ART course in London followed by a full immersion in the New York art world and a short run at the HIRSCHL & ADLER gallery. From there, a stint as a private art dealer seemed a natural next step. Throw in a heaping helping of travel to museums, country houses and palaces all over the world and it becomes perfectly clear that Beth Webb was destined to be an interior designer with a penchant for great art, beautiful proportion, and comfortable - yet luxurious - touches. Over a long "pink lunch" at a favorite French spot, friend John Lineweaver fields the questions and Beth fills in the blanks...

IN 5 WORDS YOUR WORK IS...

Happy, clean, authentic, livable and timeless.

EVERY ROOM NEEDS...

Soul!

WORKING WITH AN INTERIOR DESIGNER...

Should take all the complications out of the way for the client. We take the angst out of the process and edit the client's wishes to ensure that the end result is tailored to a client's life - and lifestyle. I have had several clients come to me AFTER they have been burned by the "Do It Yourself" approach. The good news is that design is everywhere these days allowing clients to be informed and aware... but more times than not they realize they can't go it alone and get the impact and polished results they're looking for.

THE PERFECT HOME IS...

Always changing.

EVERY PROJECT I TAKE ON...

I do it with gratitude and great consideration. It's more about client relationship and the client's ultimate idea of "home" than it is a "job", a piece of furniture or a signature look. My favorite part of the process is at the very end when I sit down with a client in their newly designed home and we just take it all in. We toast both the joy of the process and the end result. There's nothing better!

EVERYDAY I THINK...

Where are my dog walkers?!?!?!?

I LOVE OLD...

Leather, creamware, pewter and friends.

I LOVE NEW...

Shoes, ideas, car smell, design blogs, and perspectives.

A ROOM SHOULD NEVER BE WITHOUT...

Something black.

WHEN I'M NOT WORKING...

I'm always working! As a designer and visual person you're always taking in everything around you and looking for inspiration and new ways of seeing the world.

ROOMS...

Have distinct personalities and very specific needs - just like people.

WORKING IN ATLANTA...

Is a dream because it's such a design and home-focused community. There's so much home pride here and we're surrounded by the best design sources and talents that help bring our interiors together in such a beautiful fashion.

CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT...

Kids and dogs!

CAN'T LIVE WITH...

Fluorescent lights.

GOOD INTERIOR DESIGN TAKES...

A certain level of sophistication - and lots of blood, sweat and tears.

IN THE END, IT'S ALL ABOUT...

Loving what you do!