As principal and lead designer, Bill has found that running his own firm allows him to have master of his inner vision, with his imagination fueled over the years by favorite interior designs from William “Billy” Haines and Elsie de Wolfe and Anouska Hempel. He also draws inspiration from artists in other mediums such as music, fashion, and a love of old Hollywood films.
Bill began his design career in his native New York City after attending F.I.T. and graduating from Parsons School of Design. Always an appreciator of history and timeless design, Bill thrived on the city’s plethora of pre-war apartment buildings that balanced elegance and comfort. In the early 1990s, he took a job in London where he delved even deeper into early 20th century architecture and design.
After working as a designer in New York and London for a decade, Bill made Atlanta his home and founded Musso Design Group.
Today, Bill’s clients’ homes are the backdrops for their personalities and lives. Bill has remained active in education and civic events, including teaching and appearing regularly on juries for local art schools like SCAD and AIU. He has also been nominated as a Designer of the Year by Veranda magazine, served as a judge for the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine kitchen and bathroom competitions, and participates in events for Design ADAC.
Bill is passionate about animal welfare and cocker spaniel rescues. He lives in Buckhead with his partner, Bryan, and cocker spaniel number four, Lolli.