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March 5, 2017

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Fashion mixes with flora and fauna in Susan Carson’s colorful collection of scarves, figure-flattering clothing and decorative fabrics for your home.

The designer & founder: Carson grew up in Ohio, and graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta. After college, she worked with David A. Saunders Interiors for 10 years in Perrysburg, Ohio, before opening her design firm in Charlotte, NC. In the mid-1990s, Carson started designing decoupage lamps and furniture. In 2010, she transitioned into designing textiles for made-to-order scarves, handbags, skirts, dresses, kimonos, and decorative fabrics.

The company: Carson & Co. started in Charlotte, but relocated to Charleston, SC, about two years ago.

What’s popular: Scarves ($320 to $350) in prints, including: Ostrich and Palm Trees; Lizzy; Mushrooms; and Woodpeckers.

Other favorites: Skirts, including the Blue Heron ($900) and Begonia Leaf ($1,300).

Fun (or unusual) request: More equestrian-themed pieces.

Claim to fame: Style Winner in Garden & Gun magazine’s “Made in the South” awards (2016).

Where to buy: carsonandco.com

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