Bonnie Edwards Starr was born and raised in Macon. She attended the University of Georgia, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from the Lamar Dodd School of Art. After graduation, Bonnie worked as a designer in Atlanta until she returned home to Macon and started Bonnie Starr Interiors in 1990. Her design work has been published in Spectacular Homes of Georgia. Bonnie specializes in both residential and commercial design. She is married to Joe Starr and has two grown sons, William and Robert.
Bonnie Edwards Starr
Describe Bonnie Starr Interiors...
Elegant yet simple blend of classic and modern
Every room needs…
To fit and mirror each client’s personal style and remain as aesthetically appealing as possible.
Comfort and function are just as important as beauty and style.
What are the four things no home should be without?
1. Comfortable yet functional spaces
2. A personal touch: a family heirloom, favorite painting, or something
acquired from travel
4. A piece that inspires the client or holds special meaning
3. Natural and ambient light
Who are your decorating icons?
Barbara Barry: she has beautiful and elegant taste with a simple style that draws from balance, proportion and symmetry.
Bunny Williams: She has been a major figure in design for over 40 years and creates beautiful spaces that always reflect the different personalities and tastes of the client.
Where do you develop inspiration for each project?
Inspiration can be drawn from many aspects including the client’s lifestyle, interests, location or setting of the space, and the overall architecture.
It is important that we draw from each client’s own personal life and style.
Working with interior designers…
Is a way for the client to gain professional access and knowledge to sources and ideas
that help create personal and functional spaces that are both beautiful and comfortable.