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Asheville Interior Design Duo are Fierce & Fearless

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Asheville Designers Christopher Slusher and Steve Parker

What exactly does “fierce” and “fearless” mean anyway? Fierce is slang for any designer who creates works of exceptional quality while exhibiting a striking touch boldness or plain old fashioned chutzpah.

We think fearless means any interior designer or artist who is invulnerable to “Stepford Wife” thinking and who is NOT intimidated by the prevailing trends in the design world.

We here at Mountain Made feel that these two words correctly embody the works of both Christopher Slusher and Steve Parker. You can tell by the name of their design services company: “Hanker and Itch”.

Chris Slusher & Steve Parker
Photo by Matt Rose

Hanker and Itch is the combination of the two design companies that Parker and Slusher have been respectively running for the past few years: Urban-Suburban Design, Inc., and Portable Style, Inc.

Photo by Matt Rose

“Parker and Slusher are skilled at transforming found items into show-stoppers and antique pieces into carefully crafted centerpieces, much like the wall coverings in their home.  The team adds ambiance to rooms with everything from up-cycled clocks to creative upholstery on the walls.”

‘We help people find their way to creative interiors through design services, as well as our own long careers in history and art and decorative interiors,’ Slusher says…”

“Slusher has a degree in architecture, an inclination toward historic preservation and a talent for creating folding-screen art pieces. Parker has a degree in marketing, a business background and an “absolute passion” for interior design.”

“Parker and Slusher are skilled at transforming found items into show-stoppers and antique pieces into carefully crafted centerpieces, much like the wall coverings in their home.”

Photo by Matt Rose

“’We’re calling what we mainly do right now ‘design consulting,’” says Parker. “We both were raised in families where, if you wanted something, you made it yourselves — champagne tastes on a beer budget, as I like to say.

We can come up conceptually with designs and execute them, or we can play very well with others and collaborate with local people. We do what we’re calling a lot of ‘value-added items.’”

To view more of their work click here > Custom Home Designs by Steve Parker & Chris Slusher (Hanker and Itch)

Article Source: By Mackensy Lunsford

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