Alan Tanksley is among America’s leading practitioners of residential design, detailed interior space planning and custom furniture and fixture design. Renowned as an expert colorist, Mr. Tanksley creates subtle palettes that ultimately manage to make every interior space simultaneously sophisticated and relaxing. His past working relationships with such leading architects as Maya Lin, James Dayton and Robert Orr and Harry Elson give the firm an unusual ability to draw on expert talents to implement a wide range of architectural renovations for each project that it undertakes.

Mr. Tanksley began his career in the office of renowned Interior Decorator Mark Hampton with whom he worked for six years, followed by a five-year partnership with fellow designer, Paula Perlini. Alan Tanksley, Inc. opened its’ doors in 1993. Mr. Tanksley is a graduate of Arizona State University’s School of Architecture specializing in Interior Architecture.

Mr. Tanksley’s work has been widely seen in such publications as Architectural DigestInterior DesignHouse & Garden, Art & Antiques and Metropolitan Home in addition to Elle Decor. He is especially proud of the much-acclaimed rooms he created for The Hampton Designer Showhouse and more recently, the Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse in New York City. 

Among the many organizations to which Alan Tanksley donates his time and talent goes to Housing Works, Design on a Dime, Bailey House, and “Dining by Design” sponsored by Elle Decor.