Savannah College of Art & Design
Seasoned interior designer Gregory Vaughan brings a diverse skill set to the Court Atkins Group team, including special expertise in space planning, value engineering, color coordination, and task management. He’s committed to consistent, thorough client communication, and says his passion for interior design is rooted in childhood days along the Rappahannock River near the Chesapeake Bay. He was further influenced by an uncle who focused on contemporary architecture, a contrast to the traditional Richmond home where Gregory grew up with his parents and two siblings. After graduating from SCAD, Gregory earned his first job at a Hilton Head Island firm, where he worked for three decades alongside several other local design teams. He and partner Jeffrey split their time between an 1890 Victorian Savannah home and a marsh cottage in Moss Creek. The two enjoy travel, books, yoga, food and wine plus, of course, modern design.
Describe your process: I listen, take a lot of notes, and find inspiration in my clients’ tastes and desires. I tend to be methodical and work in layers starting with how spaces will be used and enjoyed, considering furniture layouts and then establishing a mood with finish details way before selecting specific pieces.
Quote relevant to your work life: “The role of the designer is that of a good, thoughtful host anticipating the needs of his guests” - Charles Eames
What is that life changing song or album: “Wild Planet” - The B-52’s
Who is the best movie villain: I will go for all-out campy here and say Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest.
What is the next thing on your bucket list: Italy
Where would you relocate if you were forced to leave the country: I would be quite comfortable somewhere in Provence, but southern Spain would be a close second.