Billy’s Favorite Things

Fresh back from Atlanta, interior designer Billy Milner sits with us to share his favorite interior design tips. Famously known as “Christmas Billy” for his incredible holiday decor skills, Billy is sought after by clients to add his layered yet edited flair to festive events and welcoming homes across state lines.

Between decking the halls for clients, Billy and his partner Jerod Dame run the industrial chic, Life of Riley showroom in Deep Ellum. Extensive travel, a constant perfecting of the art of the hunt, and elbow-grease creativity bring an eclectic mix of mid-century modern, industrial accents and vintage finds to Billy and Jerod’s store. Here’s what gets Billy up in the morning.

Inspired Designer – Thomas O’Brien, especially his lighting!

Best Travel Read  – Elle Decor

Iconic Furniture Era – Mid Century Modern

Top Tip – Match the wall and ceiling colors for a dramatic yet cozy effect

Small Pleasures – Unexpected yet artfully arranged collections