Style Blueprint posted “We’re Crushing Hard on Interior Designer Teresa Davis of Post 31 Interiors” featuring Palladio Home & Garden.
Teresa Davis’ story is more than a tale of creating beauty out of everyday ordinariness. It’s a tale of creating beauty — and purpose — out of loss. She launched her Memphis- and Denver-based interior design firm, Post 31 Interiors, after the tragic death of her husband in a plane crash in 2009. “While helping my family sift through some of the darkest moments, I overheard a family friend consoling my youngest son with these profound words: ‘Try to think not only about why your dad has left, but why you are still here. The pain is so great now, but there will be a day where this will lead you forward.’” recalls Teresa. “At that moment, I began to understand how necessary it would be for all of us to focus on what we are passionate about — and to cherish the remaining days we would have together.”
For Teresa, that passion is creating fine art and practicing interior design. Before the loss of her husband, Teresa had worked part-time in interior design while raising her family. After his death, she opened Post 31 Interiors to honor her husband’s legacy by living each day to its fullest and doing the work she feels called to do. Today, Teresa operates Post 31 from a space inside Palladio Interiors & Antiques in Memphis, TN, and from her studio in Denver, CO. Read on to learn more about her passions, her projects and her thriving fine art and design business.
Tell us about your shop in Palladio in Memphis. What do you offer in that space?
My space in Palladio is a reflection of who I have become as an interior designer and artist. My design mantra is “Collected. Crafted. Curated.” and explains my life and surroundings. I am constantly collecting from travels, crafting with art and design and curating with a discerning eye what seems valuable to my design aesthetic. I have both new and old furnishings, one-of-a-kind pieces, original art and whatever interesting objects I scrounge up on my journeys.