Sue Layman Designs

The art of finding the perfect gift

November 02, 2021

The art of finding the perfect gift is just that – an art form. It takes skill and mastery to blend the elements of an excellent gift. Think thoughtfulness, function and fun. Luckily, you don’t need to look too far to find this golden combination. I have a solution… give... Read More »

Three unique and fun things to do in the South Main Historic Arts District

September 16, 2021

The South Main Historic Arts District is one of Memphis’ crown jewels. From world-class eats to rich history – there are so many exciting things to discover in the area. Here are my top three suggestions for fun and unique things to do next time you visit South Main. Get... Read More »

How to Feng Shui Your Space

July 22, 2021

When the pandemic began, people hastily threw together workspaces and home gyms without considering they could be long-term solutions. Most were focused on just having a space, not making it one that was aesthetically pleasing. However, as spending more time at home becomes the new normal, there is a push... Read More »

Downtown Memphis artist adds new life to oil-on-canvas paintings

June 14, 2021

If you’ve ever tackled a creative project or craft of any kind, you may have found yourself wondering if you were finished a couple times throughout the process. Should you add more glitter to your do-it-yourself holiday ornament? Does your homemade wreath need more greenery? Sue Layman Lightman, owner of... Read More »

What’s going on at Sue’s Downtown Memphis art gallery?

April 22, 2021

Over the past year, we’ve all found ourselves with a little more downtime than normal. From finding new hobbies, collecting fun items and spending more time with loved ones, the increase has been the silver lining to challenges the pandemic has presented.  The extra free hours for Sue have resulted... Read More »

A space for your next event in Downtown Memphis

March 16, 2021

Event planning comes with a laundry list of to-dos, but the most important of them all is the selection of a venue. No matter the occasion, the tone of your event comes from the space that it’s in. My three story art gallery located in Downtown Memphis’ South Main Historic... Read More »

5 ways to add a pop of color to your home this spring

February 05, 2021

Spring is calling our name, and with changing seasons comes changing colors. Spring is often known for its symbolic rebirth, calling us to reflect on our past seasons and prepare for what’s to come. It’s filled with vibrant colors and is the perfect time to revamp your space. I share... Read More »

How to incorporate the 2021 Pantone Color of the Year into your home

January 26, 2021

For the second time since its founding two decades ago, Pantone has named two brilliant colors as its Pantone Color of the Year. These two hues, Ultimate Gray and Illuminating, are a classic combination you’ll see popping up everywhere in 2021. I have a few fun (and beautiful!) ways you... Read More »

Holiday decorating trends for 2020

November 19, 2020

Decorating for the holidays is always an exciting task! We get to take out our favorite decor and turn our homes into a festive wonderland. Holiday celebrations might feel and look different this year, but decorating your home is still a must. I made a list of my favorite holiday... Read More »

Three home decor trends that transcend seasons

October 28, 2020

With a plethora of styles to choose from, decorating a home can feel like a major undertaking. Styles come and go, but Sue has three decor trends that go with every season and are the perfect starting point for those of you looking to take your space to new heights.... Read More »