Candy Lloyd is the owner and lead designer of Candler Lloyd Interiors. In 1973, Candy left Hollins College and moved to New York City to pursue a career in interior design, where she attended the New York School of Interior Design. Candy received on-the-job training, working for the fabric houses of Greeff and Brunschwig and Fils. Eventually she went on to become Design Assistant to the President of McMillen, New York's oldest design firm.

After working on and supervising projects all over the globe, Candy felt confident enough to return to Atlanta and start her own design firm. That was 1979, and since then she has become known for her ability to mix classic furniture, timeless antiques, beautiful patterned and textured fabrics, whimsical accents, and contemporary art. Her keen eye for proportion, balance, and color is always reflected in the comfortable and inviting rooms she has created over the years.

Her work has been published in various magazines, including Southern Accents, Veranda, Southern Living, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Atlanta Magazine, and Better Homes & Gardens. She also has had projects featured in the hard back editions of Southern Interiors and Accents on Accessories. She has been a guest on the PBS Design Show and her work on the Southern Living Centennial Idea House was shown in a special on HGTV. She also participated in the Highgate Showhouse in Highlands, NC. Several years ago Candy was chosen as the Miami Circle "Designer of the Year."