Biggs Powell has enjoyed fast success since opening Biggs Powell Interior Design & Antiques in December 2002 in a restored Victorian clapboard in midtown Memphis. His designs and shop have appeared in such publications as Veranda, Southern Accents and Memphis Magazine, Elle Decor and House Beautiful recently selected Powell as one of "America's Top Young Designers" (September 2003).

Powell graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1994 receiving a bachelor of arts in history and earned a second degree in interior design from the American College of Art in Atlanta before moving back to his native Memphis.

Powell's design projects range from the classics to 20th-Century modern to a mixture of everything in between. A common objective with every project is to blend a sense of ease and sophistication. His philosophy is simple: "attention to detail, a firm grasp of color, proportion, and balance, and most importantly function and comfort. What is appropriate for the client and the space comes first. The approach and style of a project will naturally develop as a result."

Biggs Powell Interior Design & Antiques recently expanded and has opened a shop on Lower King Street in Charleston SC carrying an edited selection of antiques, reproductions and gift items. By appointment in Memphis and 10 to 5 Tuesday through Saturday in Charleston.