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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 »

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 »

A closer look at “Tapestry of Indecision”

August 17, 2020

Stretching 4 feet tall and 5 feet wide, “Tapestry of Indecision” is an absolutely breathtaking oil painting that will stop you in your tracks. Sue painted this original piece of colorful artwork at her Downtown Memphis art gallery, Sue Layman Designs. If you’ve never visited the space, you must! Its... Read More »

Three extraordinary benefits to exposing children to art at a young age

July 15, 2020

Children are creative beings who love using their imaginations, and making art an excellent way to bring them joy and entertainment. Introducing them to art at a young age opens their world up to all kinds of new possibilities and can give them a lifetime supply of confidence. Let me... Read More »

3 ways to get creative this summer

June 17, 2020

We are all undoubtedly spending more time at home than ever before. The unprecedented downtime can bring about boredom and monotony, especially for the kiddos. If you’re looking for ways to channel your household’s creativity, I have some exciting ideas that the whole family can take part in. Lampshades Look... Read More »