Michelle Woolley Sauter
Three words that describe my style:
Timeless | Balanced | Thoughtful
One Coast Design is a custom interior design firm based in Summerville, SC. Our studio offers clients one-of-a-kind interior design schemes, furnishings, accessories, antiques, lighting, fabrics, flooring, tiles, wall coverings, original framed art pieces and more. As an award-winning artist, Michelle Woolley Sauter offers her clients customized bespoke artwork.
Meet the Designer
“As a professional artist and designer, I step into a client’s world to see a space – not just for its design but also its lifestyle potential. Stepping back and taking a broad view allows me to study the bones of a home and offer solutions that provide exciting options for clients.”
Michelle’s artistic heritage comes from the long lineage of artists in her family. Her father was an accomplished watercolorist, and her grandmother was a successful interior designer. Her French Great-Grandfather was also an extremely talented and successful painter.
With those influences propelling her, Michelle earned a BFA from Florida Atlantic University and honed her natural color-expertise.
Her Background in the Arts
She then began working in Art Galleries from Palm Beach to Miami, where she managed and curated spectacular collections throughout South Florida, up and down the Eastern Seaboard and the Caribbean. Ultimately, her gallery clients and friends recognized Michelle’s eye for interior design and her ability to marry the perfect color palette into stunning spaces filled with artwork, texture, and style in her own renovated historic home in South Florida.
During this time, Michelle began to translate her artistry onto canvases of commissioned art for collectors while creating incredible spaces for high-end design clients. She also began designing Yacht interiors, bespoke furniture pieces, and wallpaper lines and created a line of framed original artwork for Tommy Bahama International, a spectacular installation of Swarovski, and hand-painted environs for Walt Disney World International.
Bringing Both Worlds Together
Of all the accolades, Michelle’s greatest joy comes from working in-depth and one on one with her clients to create the home of their dreams. Her clients come away feeling delighted…at ease, and understood. She is a firm believer that your home is your sanctuary and a reflection of you. Michelle takes the most exceptional pride in seeing her clients settle into THEIR perfect space…a home designed just for them.
When she is not designing or creating, Michelle and her fabulous Engineer husband Brian travel the world with their Mini Golden-doodle, affectionately known as ‘Charlie’! (who is the ‘Manager’ of One Coast Design). Known for their expertise with historic home renovations, they live in and are restoring The Coburn Hutchinson House, a beautiful art-filled historic home just outside of Charleston in Summerville, SC… the name says it all!