With over 30 years of experience, Beth Claybourn certainly knows a thing or two about design, but she also knows a great deal about people and their tastes.
A native of Mississippi, Beth Claybourn has been developing her personal tastes and sense of style since early childhood. “All my life, I always said I was going to be a designer,” she fondly recalls. Claybourn received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is a licensed interior designer and a member of ASID.
“Getting to know my clients and their personal styles is one of the biggest challenges of my job, but it’s also so rewarding,” says Claybourn. “I’ve had the opportunity to work with some families for three generations. You become very close. They trust you and you trust them, and you’re able to form this great, long-lasting relationship.”
In 1985, she founded Beth Claybourn Interiors in Baton Rouge. Her licensed, full-service design firm offers a comprehensive range of services from conceptual design to turn-key installations. Featured within the 15,000 combined square feet of showrooms located in both Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Claybourn has amassed a cultured and replete spectrum of furniture, antiques, accessories, linens, custom drapery, and china.
“I love to work with people who have a vision and know what they like,” she says. “Then my job is to fine-tune that style and keep the project on course. The average person likes a mixture, especially the younger generation, who want simple, clean lines but to also keep traditional elements. Our team offers guidance for combining pieces and incorporating different styles, so the client can just pick and choose and direct us. We work closely with clients so we can learn from each other.”