Design Detour: Clary Bosbyshell

No one embodies the new Atlanta style quite like Clary Bosbyshell, who launched her namesake firm in 2019 after many years with local design stalwart Margaux Interiors Limited. Clary’s rooms temper the nostalgia of chintz, wallpaper and window treatments with a modern wink in terms of both form (she favors clean silhouettes and modern lighting) and function (performance fabrics galore).


Whatever the recipe, it works: the designer has already been named to House Beautiful’s Next Wave and Traditional Home’s New Trads. “A home is meant to be used and loved,” she says. “I always tell my clients to let the dog sleep on the beautiful sofa. Everything’s better with a bit of patina.”



“I can’t wait to be back at the Swan Coach House for a ladies lunch with my gals Allison Allen, Dabney Jordan and Lia Hooff. We always start with rosé and order their signature chicken salad, which is served in a little heart shaped cup with a frozen fruit mold that reminds me of my grandmother.”‌



“I’m a total grandmillennial flower queen, so Colefax and Fowler Bowood is my holy grail. With Bowood, more is more — I love it in a bedroom on wallpaper, draperies, upholstery, everything.”


“My projects tend to feel more feminine, so I try to integrate fixtures that bring in a bit of weight, texture and organic form. Julie Neill’s collection is perfect for this — the roughness of the plaster feels different and special.”




“I like to have side tables or brackets made for my clients by Bob Garner at the aptly named Fabulous Things. He does a really interesting combed faux finish that’s striking but still light and airy. I love that there's nothing else out there like his work.”



“Loft Antiques is so fun to explore, and I’m obsessed with Antonio’s bleached cabinets. It’s a great way to modernize a classic silhouette.”