Sue Layman Designs

Home decor trends for 2019

December 04, 2018

2018 has flown by! As we look toward 2019, the new year is a wonderful time to make plans and resolutions – and also a good time to update our homes with the newest trends! Let’s take a look at some of Sue’s favorite decor ideas predicted for 2019. Local... Read More »

Crossing Grounds with Two Memphis Artists

October 31, 2018

Creatives collide with event at Sue Layman Designs On Friday, Oct. 12, Sue and Marco Alexander teamed up for an event titled “Crossing Grounds,” to spotlight their artistic talents. Sue, a painter, and Marco, a musician and designer, brought together Memphians from different walks to the Sue Layman Designs art... Read More »

Sue Layman Designs now offers prints!

September 12, 2018

Sue has an amazing talent of creating thought-provoking pieces of abstract art. Each work tells a story and conveys a wide range of emotions through her distinctive use of colors and patterns. Now, for the first time, Sue is selling prints of her paintings on her website. Talk about an... Read More »

More than paint: Hand of God

July 24, 2018

Every painting artist Sue Layman Lightman creates tells a story. The Downtown Memphis art gallery owner uses empowering brilliant colors and daring geometric shapes to express her inner thoughts and feelings. The result? Beautiful contemporary masterpieces like “Hand of God,” which was one of the very first oil paintings that... Read More »

Sue Layman Designs is open for Trolley Night on May 25!

May 24, 2018

The South Main Arts District in Downtown Memphis began hosting South Main Trolley Nights nearly two decades ago. The last Friday of every month, music fills the streets and stores, and art galleries and small businesses stay open late to celebrate the tradition, offering discounts, drinks and food specials to... Read More »

Adding color this spring

March 28, 2018

Colors are IN, so 2018 spring decor is more vibrant than ever! As seasons change, so do trends. Do you want to add more color to your home this year? Let’s look at how we can reflect the budding inspiration of spring in our own homes this season. Accent pillows,... Read More »

Christmas Table Decor that will be the Talk of the Party

December 14, 2017

Every host dreams of having a lavishly decorated house that their guests will talk about at every gathering in the future. What if I told you that there is a way to have the best table decor that won’t break the bank? The thing I loved about decorating trends in... Read More »

Select the right lighting for your artwork

June 27, 2017

When shopping for art for your home or office, there are several factors to consider. Details like brush strokes that capture a mood, colors that complement the space, and a size that is proportional to a wall are important considerations when searching for the perfect statement piece. However, even after... Read More »

10 Years of Artistic Merriment

April 19, 2017

Can you believe it? Sue Layman Designs is celebrating its 10th anniversary! A little over a decade ago, Sue decided to downtown in search of a more creative environment. When trying to decide what to do with the first floor of the three-story townhouse, Sue thought it would make for... Read More »

Add the right final touch to a painting

February 10, 2017

One of the most difficult things to do after my abstract oil on canvas paintings are complete is to decide whether or not the piece needs a frame. Then, if it needs a frame, picking one out can be a an even bigger challenge. Because my works are colorful abstracts,... Read More »