Sue Layman Designs

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 »

2017: A look at what’s to come for the artistic world

February 06, 2017

2016 came and went in the blink of an eye! One thing we can all count on for 2017 is new trends. From fashion to décor and of course, artwork, a new year means changing trends and special finds. Everything marble and acrylic was the major décor trend of 2016.... Read More »

Brand Identity: The Importance of Color

January 18, 2017

In case you missed Sue’s Memphis Daily News column on the importance of color for brands, check it out below! No matter the industry, few things form company value faster and more dependably than a successful brand, and the first step to achieving this is by making an initial connection... Read More »

Larger-than-life piece benefits two Memphis charities

December 16, 2016

When I was approached with the opportunity to contribute to the Gibson Foundation’s GuitarTown project, I was filled with excitement. In commemoration of the life of B.B. King, I painted a 10-foot-tall guitar sculpture, which was designed to mimic B.B. King’s legendary guitar, Lucille. It is now on display at... Read More »

Tips for perfect Thanksgiving tablescapes

November 10, 2016

Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Many dinner hosts, including myself, will look to create the perfect tablescapes around which family and friends will feast. Aside from painting my abstract artwork, I love fancying up my house for the holidays. So, to make your table decorating... Read More »