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From Rocket Science to Interior Design: Baton Rouge Roots and Bold Design from April Vogt

Today we are featuring a true Louisiana Black Southern Belle, with an eye for design and a background in rocket science. Talk about some serious credentials. This rocket scientist turned interior designer is bringing bold design and color to her New Orleans, LA-based firm. Learn more about the story of April Vogt, owner of April Vogt Interiors, and get inspired by her gorgeous design work. Explore the story behind this interion maven with Baton Rouge roots today!

From Rocket Science to Interior Design: Baton Rouge Roots and Bold Design from April Vogt

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Hailing from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, April graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 2005. From there she decided to continue her quest for knowledge and earned her Masters of Science in Engineering from Southern University in 2007. April worked eight (8) years as an Engineer at Stennis Space Center employed by Lockheed Martin and Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne to test rocket engines.

After renovating her home in New Orleans, she realized her true passion was Interior DesignBye, Bye Rocket Science, Hello Interior Design! In 2016, she mapped out a plan and put the wheels in motion, embarking on a new journey as an interior design student. In 2018, April obtained an Associates of Arts degree in Interior Design and is now actively pursuing a career in interior design here in New Orleans.

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April believes she has the power to shape human experiences and interactions by creating spaces that resonates
with one’s soul.

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We adore this bold green wall paired with the black, white, pink and gold color palette.

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The mix of styles in this traditional southern home makes our heart sing. You can never have enough color and enough velvet in a room.

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This room is absolutely stunning. The mixture of textures and patterns is cohesive and comfortable at the same time. Truly a unique spin on southern sitting room style.

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This gallery wall/TV station is perfectly placed with various styles of art and heirlooms. We love everything about the maximalist style in this room.

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This couch is perfectly styled with the right amount of pattern and texture through various pillows. Perfect place to snuggle up and read a good book or drink a cocktail.

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This deep purple looks stunning in this living room and adds a bold pop of color to this traditional fireplace and art vignette.

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Don’t be afraid to bring the outside in, similar to this sky blue bathroom.

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Wallpaper is definitely back in style and we adore this moody floral wallpaper especially anchored by the traditional bed linens and bold red lamps.

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Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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  1. February 28, 2019 / 2:57 pm

    This is my girl!!!!! She is the PERFECT example of doing what makes you feel GREAT, and don’t be afraid of change!!! Step out, be bold, and embrace all of its benefits!!!!

    #BLACKgirlMAGIC

    Yaaaasssssssss!!!!

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