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About DesignFolly

Much is written about Design;  what good Design is, and how it Matters.

Design makes our lives work, our lifestyle sustainable, and helps us express who we are.

 But once we have what we need, and it works – we add serendipity, and passion, and fun.

A “Folly” is a thing fanciful, unique, and constructed purely for enjoyment.

Joyful color, inspiring art, furnishings with character…

Accessories that pop. Fabrics that tell a story.



Kerry Ann Dame, Designer

Kerry Ann has over twenty years’ experience designing interiors, furnishings, fabrics and pillows. She traveled extensively growing up, spending time in New York, Australia, Hawaii, Fiji and the Southwest, and called Newport Beach, California home.  After completing a degree in Art History at U.C.L.A., she spent several months in France, Italy and the U.K. and still travels as much as she can.  Kerry Ann’s interest in interiors began when she was recruited by decorator Michael Smith to work with prominent designer Lynn von Kersting at her Los Angeles design firm, Indigo Seas. Kerry Ann spent the next three years learning the design business from the ground up. With a clientele that included celebrities and studio executives, this experience was the best training a young designer could wish for. Projects she played a key role in were published in House and Garden, House Beautiful, and Country Living, as well as the books “The Floral Home” and “Country Kitchens”. Relocating to South Carolina, she operated a large fabric and design shop from 2001 to 2015.

Now happily settled in a beachside studio, Kerry Ann is producing her fabric collection and managing her websites, between designing homes and creating custom slipcovers. She enjoys hunting for vintage finds, and working with artists and artisans to bring their work to Designfolly.

Kerry Ann’s interiors are a mix of livable comfort and low-key sophistication.  She focuses on unique furnishings of lasting quality and enjoys helping clients incorporate antiques and fine art into their homes.   A frequently published writer whose articles on design have appeared in numerous local and regional magazines, Kerry Ann’s interior design projects and products have been featured in local and national magazines such as Coastal Living, Southern Living, SC Woman, and Coastal Carolina Homestyles.