Harper James Design is a concept driven interior design studio and home decor shop helping clients tell their story through functional, relatable and transformative spaces.  


About Michelle Chandler

A California native living in Birmingham, Alabama,  Michelle Chandler has a style that is laid back, soulful and unexpected. With a refined creative eye and a natural instinct for building amazing interiors, she is always looking for projects that inspire and challenge her.   

Having spent the entirety of her 10 year design career in Los Angeles and Orange County, she is heavily influenced by California fashion, culture and emotion. She brings a touch of bohemian cool into all of her projects, creating a style that is eclectic, layered and always evolving.


 Harper James Home


With a love for vintage textiles and a talent for mixing patterns and textures, Michelle began sewing pillows at her dining room table from small batch fabric she sourced around the world. Currently the pillow shop is expanding, with custom designed, hand loomed fabrics from cooperatives supporting women and children in Guatemala and Peru.

The Harper James pillow collection comes from partnering with fair trade certified organizations that empower women artisans and weavers in low income countries through social, economic and entrepreneurial support, while reinvesting in the communities they live in. 

The shops exclusive look comes from mixing old and new, with collections that honor hand made goods by female artisans using the traditional techniques of their heritage. 

The mission of Harper James Home is to support and empower female makers, creators, artisans and mothers.