Swell Décor is an interior design studio producing elevated, artistic, and reimagined spaces. Founded in 2010 and based in Charlotte, NC, but servicing residential design clients across the globe, we offer assistance for a variety of needs from single-room projects to complete home renovations and new constructions. Our work is not dictated by one particular style; however, we design with texture and composition in mind.

Who We Are and What We Do

We believe that good design incorporates a variety of materials and textures that create visual interest in a room. We also respect our relationships with our clients, and in an effort to do so, we incorporate your treasures into our designs to make you feel perfectly at home. By combining a diverse selection of furniture and accessories with your keepsakes, we believe this empowers the design and creates a tailored and curated home.

Angie Persson

Owner, Principal Designer

Do you ever lose track of time when you are doing something you love? I am guilty of doing that when I rearrange my furniture or have the chance to update and redo bookcases. I am fortunate to work in a business that feels like second nature to me. Some of my fondest childhood memories were spending time with my mother sourcing antiques and redesigning our home over and over again.

Throughout my life I have had the opportunity to travel all over the world, and it has shaped my design aesthetic. For the last 20 years, I have spent my summers in Sweden and have learned to embrace how things can be done “another way.” My southern roots are undeniable in my personality; however, my love for Scandinavian culture and design are evident in my approach to interior design.

While design school taught me the basics, I realized real life experiences and experimenting is the best way to learn. After over 20 years of experience, I have not always followed the textbook rules when designing spaces. I love to use my own home as an experimental project that’s always evolving. My style is expressed with things that spark my interest, whether it be a new abstract painting or a unique architectural element. The juxtaposition of old and new elements that tell a story speaks to me more than a prescriptive design formula.

As owner and principal designer of Swell Décor in Charlotte, my goal is to create beautiful spaces that are well lived in and that clients are proud to call their own. I truly believe the designer-client relationship is a collaboration built on the client’s trust in my guidance in order to have a positive end result. After a decade of owning and operating Swell Décor, I still feel excited to start new projects and follow them from the initial consultation to the final installation with my team. It’s hard for me to decide whether I prefer a blank slate or a home filled with wonderful things to work around; it is all intriguing to me.

When I’m not designing for someone else, I’m typically creating something for myself. I love to scour antique shops, spend quality time with my family and travel anywhere life will take me. I know the journey is not over and I’m ready to embrace what is ahead!

Emily Stiller

Associate Designer

Emily Stiller found her way into the interior design world through her infatuation with various textiles and materials. With an architectural background and a love for all things textural, Emily decided to utilize her skills and passions to create beautiful, functional spaces for others. You will find Emily spending her spare time at the gym, reading a good book, or enjoying her favorite glass of wine with friends.

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