Interiors Duo Unveils Artful Georgia Gallery + Design Studio


Kitchen space with geometric block-patterned wallpaper and a rustic dark wood floating cabinet

Photo: Rinne Allen

Eleven years into founding their interstate interiors firm, coprincipals Krista Nye Nicholas and Tami Ramsay are taking Cloth & Kind to the next level. In Athens, Georgia, they’ve fused an experiential gallery with a design studio—a complement to their Ann Arbor trade showroom. Outfitted with the help of longtime local collaborators Heavy Friends, the space showcases a rotating selection of original art, ceramics, found objects and vintage furnishings, plus bespoke pieces from the pair’s own signature lines. Here, Ramsay lets Luxe in on the concept.

Describe the vision behind the gallery. We have always prioritized original art and custom pieces in our projects—and that has fostered collaborative relationships with many artists and makers. The gallery was a deliberate decision to showcase these established and emerging talents. 

Why this location? We’re in a burgeoning and walkable area chock-full of creative and small businesses. We loved the natural light and the ability to customize the space to fit our needs—both functionally and aesthetically.

What’s slated this summer? Our August show will feature exclusive custom lighting collaborations with artists Zuzka Vaclavik and Abby Kasonik. We’re also putting the final touches on our own artisanal, textile-infused lighting collection launching later this year.