Those little details that pull a room together–the pairing of fabrics and trims, wall coverings and carpet-—is Bess Walker’s specialty. Since 1987, she has been crafting seamless spaces by calling on her limitless knowledge of drapery and slipcovers and wall coverings and carpets.

AVAILABLE AT: Walker Interiors

AVAILABLE AT: Walker Interiors

“I really get color, texture and details, and putting together patterns,” explains Walker about her eye for design. “I really get it with beautiful upholstery and how it works and how drapery works with coordinating treatments and carpets.”

The eponymous Walker Interiors is one-part workshop and one-part showroom-sample library with more than 10,000 swatches of wallpaper, carpet and fabric, featuring names such as Brunschwig & Fils, Cowtan & Tout, Lee Jofa, Schumacher and Manuel Canovas.

The library makes grouping design ideas for home consultations a cinch, encompassing even the non-traditional, strangely unique or obscure.

But, by far, the biggest tool in Bess Walker’s bag of tricks is communication. “I’m really good at listening to what people like, even if they can’t express it, she says, and I like finding those things for them and making their environment special,” she said.