Designer Spotlight: Tobi Fairley

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up”
‭‭Galatians‬ ‭6:9‬ ‭

I am so excited to introduce a new series on the blog, “Designer Spotlight”!  As a now retired interior decorator, I have been greatly influenced by others that I have admired through the years…their vision, creativity, and body of work!  I have already shared a couple of those with you, (Charles Faudree and Betty Lou Phillips) and today I want to introduce another favorite, Tobi Fairley. I “met” Tobi through several major shelter publications like Traditional Home and Southern Living, and I love her work!  I even have a Pinterest board of all things Tobi Fairley!

Tobi, often categorized as a New Traditional Designer, has a signature look that is fresh and simple, combining colorful, large-scale prints with classic furniture styles for a beautiful and functional result. She describes her work as  “…infused with color and bold combinations of fabric patterns, and my favorite furniture styles are very classic and tailored.”  I love her use of color!

You can follow Tobi Fairley on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, and her blog.

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These photos of her work were taken from her website and you can click on the individual photo to head that way!

The bold stroke of red against black and white is stunning…

…and the charcoal walls with the tailored window treatments provide the perfect background for the red dining chairs.

A Mediterranean home has a more traditional look with its gorgeous staircase and sitting area!   Marble floors are always a favorite of mine!

The dining room is a show stopper with a pair of chandeliers over the table.  Love the blue/white collection!

This bedroom spot is soothing and restful with its soft color palette…

… and the sitting area is ideal for that first cup of coffee in the morning!

The lamp in this vignette offers that pop of color.  A coffee table full of books is always inviting…

…and the bookcases are styled to perfection!

Another example of Tobi’s bold use of color!

The sitting area nestled by the stairs in classic blue and white…

…and carrying the blue and white into the dining room!  I love the large lantern over the table!

A lake retreat is elegant, but casual…

…with the warmth of wood…

…and a screened porch with furnishings that blend seamlessly with the outdoors!

I love this living space with its casual ambiance and the pairing of red and blue…

…and it continues in the dining room!

A bedroom designed with fun patterns and color! The light fixture is the piece de resistance!

The pairing of gray and yellow along with the artwork over the sofa makes for a beautiful living space…

…the casual breakfast room carries the same color pairing but with a little more drama.  The window banquette adds more eye candy!

The stripes are classic in this bedroom…

…as is the framed map over the desk!

The unusual windows  behind the bed could have been challenging, but Tobi treated it perfectly!!

A sweet space with the use of soft yellow!

Now this is a charming space with its blue/red color scheme and those acrylic chairs!

I just love her vibrant use of color and her unique take on traditional style!
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  1. I have loved and followed Tobi Fairley since my daughter introduced me to her. I especially love to see her Christmas decorating. Her mother has quite the eye for beauty and color, too. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures. Have you decided on your grandma name? I’ll have to share how I got my name!

    • Everyday Living says:

      Karen, I am excited about the new series on designers and Tobi’s style is so clean and modern but still traditional! Please share how you got your g-name…I have so many suggestions, still undecided! I have loved reading all the stories!

  2. Kim says:

    I love this new series, Pam. Although Charles Faudree is my favorite, it’s nice to see other styles, too. Tobi Fairley has more of a minimalist style, which is a problem for me. I’d have to take a truckload of memorabilia to the dump because it would need to go somewhere. How could I part with things that remind me of so many people I love? Yikes!

    • Everyday Living says:

      Kim, I will certainly enjoy putting together the designer spotlight posts. I love that we all have different taste, and our own unique style! Blessings!

  3. lulu says:

    I can see why you like Tobi. Her work is quite beautiful and I especially appreciate the different looks she has created, in some cases combining more modern pieces with traditional. I particularly liked her yellow/gray combinations.

  4. bj says:

    I love all the pretty rooms but the one that speaks to me is the much more relaxed living room, using turquoise. Here from White Spray Paint….

    • Everyday Living says:

      BJ, thanks so much! I, too love the room with the turquoise! I follow you, sweet lady and always look forward to you posts! Happy Sunday!

  5. I like Tobi Fairley too Pam, I love her bold use of color and dramatic contrasts~ my favorite thing from this selection is the grand mass of blue and white ceramic pieces on the dining room table, that is stunning!

    • Everyday Living says:

      Jenna, Tobi’s fresh take on color makes for beautiful rooms! I, too love the collection of blue/white! Happy Sunday!

    • Everyday Living says:

      Bonnie, I am glad that you didn’t have difficulties commenting! I like Tobi’s modern approach to color without being bland!

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