Design is a third career for Amber Guyton. The Pineville, South Carolina, native started out in advertising before thriving in the tech world of Silicon Valley. Along the way, she launched Blessed Little Bungalow, a blog chronicling her decorating adventures. Since settling in Atlanta in 2021 and debuting a design firm by the same name, Guyton has taken the industry by storm with her distinct point of view. “More than anything, I want to bring good vibes,” she says. “I just hope people see the joy in what I do.” Read on as the designer reveals her insider insights to Luxe.
Keeping it authentic. Homes should be a reflection of my clients: their culture, what they enjoy, how they dress, their travels, if they like to entertain. For example, one of my clients has Caribbean roots, so we’re installing a botanical wallpaper in her dining room—super tropical and fun.
Colors of the moment. I’m a jewel-tone girl. I love dark, deep, bold colors. One of my favorites right now is Benjamin Moore’s Love Affair; it reminds me of a glass of wine. Another is Sherwin-Williams’ Redend Point; it’s like a pastel that’s warm and bright. Navy, hunter green and taupe aren’t going anywhere, but these colors will make a splash.
Upcoming collaborations. I’m currently partnering with Room & Board on a commercial project and with Mitzi on a residential one. My dream is to have a pillow line at a major retailer, or design wallpaper murals. Licensing is something I’ve been approached about often, and I have a collection of art prints and home goods in the works.