Amy Beth Cupp (ABC!) is an artist, certified whole foods chef, and interior design consultant who splits her time between Litchfield County and New York City. Amy moved her primary residence from New York City to the Northwest Corner of Connecticut in 2010.
Amy was named one of “Litchfield Magazine’s 25 Most Dedicated, Most Creative, Most Influential residents of Litchfield County” in 2018. Her personal interior design projects have been featured in both local and national publications. New England Home Magazine covered her Modern Shaker Style Farmhouse in the Winter 2014 issue and her most recent Barn House renovation made the the cover of Autumn 2019 edition of the same magazine. Amy was seen in Country Home Holiday 2019, as well as Better Homes and Gardens “Style maker” issue, Litchfield Magazine’s holiday 2018 edition, and her previous country home was the Wall Street Journal House of the Day. An Autumn Luncheon in the 11 Cornwall Road Barn House is featured in Ronda Carman’s Entertaining at Home book.
Amy’s interior design aesthetic all about transitionalism. She doesn’t want to walk in a room and be able to pinpoint when it was decorated. She believes that the home should be an amalgamation of the items that the owner loves and when you layer in pieces from different eras (that suit your taste) they will fuse to form a relaxing environment that reflects your personality. ABC is particularly drawn to vintage pieces that are difficult to place in history. They are the perfect bridge between rustic and modern, traditional and today.
ABC believes no matter what design medium you are working with – a painting or sculpture, design of an interior space, an arrangement of flowers, or when styling a beautiful plate of food – one must always follow the same elements of design. In order to create a beautiful end product there must be unity, flow, texture, harmonizing color, balance and a focal point to please the eye. This is the design philosophy that drives the inspiration behind everything Amy creates.
Amy studied fine art with an emphasis on textile design at the School of The Art Institute of Chicago. She completed the floral design program at Parsons and trained as a chef at The Natural Gourmet Institute in NYC. Her career has been a mélange of creative endeavors. She has worked in event planning, retail merchandising, photo styling, floral, stationery, and interior design. Most recently ABC has focused her skills on her latest venture, as the hostess and proprietor at the 11 Cornwall Road Guest House in Warren Connecticut.