ABOUT SALEM SCHOLTEN
Salem Scholten expresses her intuitive spirit and innovative talent by creating uniquely personal spaces. She transforms her clients’ aesthetic values into new dimensions of livable style.
Salem takes a holistic approach to each project, which evolves her engagements into deep and mutually respectful relationships. She immerses herself in her clients’ lives, explores their preferences, and creates spaces that generate joy, gratitude, and heartfelt references.
If you would like to learn more about Salem’s collaborative approach to design, she welcomes the opportunity to meet for a consultation. Her portfolio is a small sampling of the full scope of her life of design.
After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she studied interior design and business entrepreneurship, Salem relocated to the South Carolina coast. She established herself as a dynamic young designer representing a local home furnishings retailer. Realizing that “working for someone else helps you achieve their dream,” she started Simply Salem Designs for the freedom to manage her family’s future while creating incomparable experiences for her clients that reflect her beliefs and integrity.
Salem is a leading member of the Young Professionals Advisory Group of the International Home Furnishings Market, a collaboration of the High Point Market Authority and the Home Furnishings Association. She is widely recognized as an influential young designer and thought leader and is frequently featured in industry publications.
Embracing a designer’s perspective from the age of six, Salem was introduced to room planning through her parents’ successful construction company and with the influence of her interior designer grandmother. She realized her passion by planning and staging rooms throughout her teens. Her flair for fashion was demonstrated through signature outfits distinguished by the sophisticated coordination of colors, textures, accessories, and statement styles.