Amanda Carlson

Lead Interior Designer, ASID, NKBA, EPS

Hey there! I’m the Lead Interior Designer & Certified Home Staging Specialist here at Southern Athena, involved in all projects from commercial & residential renovations, residential new builds, furnishings, and assisting home sellers in prepping their home for listing.

I’m a Chattanoogan, born and bred, but have now lived in Nashville for the last 17 years with my husband and 2 children. We’ve loved watching Nashville grow and I really enjoy being a part of our city’s growth.

Since graduating from UTC (Go Mocs!) with my Bachelor’s of Science Interior Design in 2001, I have worked on projects in Scottsdale, AZ and all over Middle Tennessee. From new builds to redesigns to renovations to a new piece of furniture here or there, I love the entire process of seeing it all come together for the client.


Phone: 615-423-1195


  • New Builds
  • Remodels
  • Home Staging Consultations
  • Paint Color Consultations
  • Designer For The Day

Free 15 Minute Discovery Call

Looking to see what value I can provide you? Fill out the form, keeping in mind that any details you can share will be helpful in my understanding the project before we hop on the call. I will contact you via email with a few appointment slots and schedule the call from there. I can’t wait to hear about your project!

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What People Are Saying About Amanda

“Quirky, funny, great listener, loyal. I think all these traits come out in Amanda’s decorating….listens to her clients wants/needs… Her funny/quirkiness let’s her pick out that ‘eye catching’ element that is the center of the project and what everyone will talk about. And her clients will see her loyalty with all the time and attention to detail she puts into the project.”

Francie Keener

“I’ve known and worked with Amanda Carlson for four years. Amanda is a quiet extrovert. She loves adventure, loves trying new things, seeing new places and meeting new people- and she does all these things while completely blending in and not calling attention to herself. She is fun, approachable, and always has a smile on her face- and never meets a stranger. These qualities make her extremely engaging on social media as well- so much so, that when you meet her in person, you feel as if you’re in the presence of an old friend. Amanda is gifted designer, and translates her client’s designs perfectly because she is so relatable to them. On a personal note, Amanda is a devoted wife and mother- always maintaining the balance between work and family.”

Elizabeth Scruggs
Superior Construction and Design