Meet The Owners
Sam and Mike have been in the Interior design business for nearly 30 years.
Design That Suits The Way You Live.
Mike and I have been in the Interior design business for nearly 30 years. We are a full-service interior design firm. We carry a wide variety of custom upholstery and case as well as accessories. Our fabric, trim and wallpaper library is the largest and most current in the Memphis area. Our style runs from traditional to contemporary.
I began my design career in 1987 when my sister and I opened a drapery workroom. That quickly progressed into full time interior design. In 1990 I went to work for Donomarc Interiors. Donovan Goff was the principal designer and gave me the many tools I needed to move into my own business. I and a partner purchased The Flower Shop in West Memphis in 1995. I ran my design business out of there until 1997 when I opened Trimmings. Trimmings was a full service design firm and Antique shop. I received my Allied ASID (American Society of Interior Design) designation in 1998. Mike Lawing and I ran Trimmings until 2002 when we open Designer Services. In 2005 we opened Vignettes as the retail side of Designer Services. We continue today as a design firm and retail shop. There are no projects to big or small when it comes to the services we offer. We have worked locally, nationally and internationally. We bring a fresh approach to living in an esthetically pleasing environment.
Mike Lawing, co-owner of Vignettes, comes to the interior design business with over 20 years of experience in both residential and commercial design. A Memphis native, Mike has worked his way up the ladder to achieve his success. Beginning his journey working retail in Richmond, Virginia and Washington, D.C., it instilled the important skills of merchandising and esthetics. These traits came full circle when opportunities of designing store interiors presented themselves in Richmond, Washington D.C., and Maryland. The draw of home was too much, and Mike found himself back in Memphis for his permanent residence and career path, bringing with him a cultivated body of work rich in accessorizing and color. His client base is expansive, ranging from Memphis to Atlanta, Birmingham, and South Florida. With so many different life experiences, cultures, and styles to draw from, there truly is no job he and his team cannot deliver.