A look at the European-inspired, timeless style of interior designer, Pamela Pierce, of Pierce Designs & Associates.

Before the holiday craze sets in, I thought we’d take a look at one more inspiring designer as part of the Designer Spotlight series. If you don’t already know her, let me introduce Pamela Pierce! I really think you’ll love her style!

European style neutral living room with wood floors and linen furnishings

Pamela’s style reminds me a bit of Brooke Giannetti in they both mix antique and contemporary pieces, but Pamela has a twist that is uniquely her own. A Houston native, Pamela also serves as Editor-in-Chief of MILIEU Magazine. If you aren’t familiar with MILIEU, be sure to check it out, but either way, I’m guessing you’ll be familiar with Pamela’s beautifully inspired designs.

Design Style

Pamela’s design style is a mix of contemporary and antique in a mostly neutral color palette. Her designs feel European inspired, with rustic pieces punctuating an otherwise refined look. Her designs always reflect a fine study in light, scale, texture, and color. 

I wanted to show my clients that you can mix good contemporary pieces with antiques.

-Pamela Pierce
White living room with two white sofas and french tufted ottoman

Pamela’s Texas Home

Her home is Houston is breathtaking. Her porch boasts beautiful French details that fit perfectly with the grandeur of the home.

Two store white chateau with arched windows and french planter boxes
French eating area with round table and rattan chairs on travertine floor and fireplace
Sofa in Christian Liaigre white linen. Song Dynasty table lamp, Watkins Culver. 18th-c. French fireplace. Saarinen table, Sunset Settings.

Pamela’s Favorite Design Tips

White kitchen with open shelving and round french table with slipcovered chairs
Open dish pantries can be used to display collections

In a Veranda magazine article, Pamela shared her 9 essential design tips:

  • Use Cremone bolts in unlaquered brass
  • Add drama with oversized sconces
  • Increase character light with steel casement doors and windows with thin mullions
  • Include Lefroy Brooks bath faucets for a timeless look
  • Use colorless Venetian plaster walls to make your decor take center stage
  • Lay antique floors with an aged patina
  • Include open dish pantries in a kitchen to display collections
  • Mix antique pieces in with contemporary
  • Use iron railings with plaster stairs for an architectural statement
Neautral French dining room with wooden floors and two wingback chairs at table
Beautiful antique floors with an aged patina

Inspiring Designs

Neutral French living room with linen furniture and stone fireplace

A gorgeous stone fireplace surround takes centerstage in this neutral living room. It’s elegant, yet comfortable.

White bedroom with two twin white tufted beds and french mirror between

This bedroom is light, bright and airy with white walls and tufted twin beds.

I am inspired by the purity of design, whether it is in fabrics or furnishings.  I am drawn to things that come from nature, such as different types of wood used in pieces of furniture or natural threads in fabrics and textiles.

-Pamela Pierce
European style neutral living room with wood floors and linen furnishings
White master bedroom with french iron four poster bed and white linens

Holiday Inspiration

And for those of you anxious to kick off the holiday season, here’s a little holiday inspiration from Pamela.

French stone mantel with cedar garland and pears with wreath over mantel
Living room with white sofas and large christmas tree with white ornaments

The simplicity and beauty of this tree has me thinking I might try all white next year…

Plaster and wood stairs with cedar garland and white ornaments

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I hope you were inspired by Pamela’s lovely designs!

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One Comment

  1. Kim,
    Her style reminds me of Lisa Luby Ryan, Dallas. What great style. I’m so pleased to see her designs and to visit her website.

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