Written by Stephanie Tallevast / Photographed by Siobhan Egan
The downtown apartment of Alison Seeger tells the tale of a lady rooted in two cities, and how the current chapter of her story has written Savannah as her home. Her interiors have an inviting atmosphere encompassing qualities of their Savannah Historic District setting, their eclectic décor and their gracious owner. Alison has furnished her home with a fetching blend of collected antiques, textiles, and art. Of course, fresh-feeling slipcovered furnishings, signature to her style and an exemplification of her business, Alison Seeger Slipcovers, make up a significant part of her design point-of-view.
Alison recently moved from a smaller Savannah apartment, which she occupied part-time, in her building to her current larger space, right down the hall. For a few years, she has lived in both her hometown of Covington, Louisiana and Savannah, Georgia creating custom-tailored slipcovers for clients in both places. So, for a while, the smaller apartment was the perfect fit as a part-time home. But as her business grew in Savannah, and as Alison was more and more drawn in by The Hostess City, she felt that making Savannah a more permanent home base was right for her. And, when the bigger digs became available, she snapped up the space. Savannah became her official full-time address when she sold her house in Louisiana.
Once the larger apartment was hers, Alison went to work layering a graceful mix of the treasures she has collected over the years. In addition to once living in Covington, she also spent time living in downtown New Orleans, and has collected enchanting pieces along the way from both places. In the past few years, she has added to her collection from Savannah sources. She has unearthed special furnishings from local stores such as Clutter and Sherry’s Honeypot Fabrics. Alison notes, “If you buy what you love, it will work with everything you already own.”