DAYDREAM DECORATING

Lindsay Speace Interior Design | BedroomArt | Lamp | Fabric | Pillow | Rug | Nightstand

You know what happens when you gloat about 80 degree weather while everyone else is suffering through yet another snow storm? Karma comes around and knocks you on your butt in the form of a nasty cold! So, that’s what I’ve been up to…

On the plus side, working “from bed” is decidedly comfier (I’m promising myself I will not let this become a habit!) and slowing down gave me a chance to do some daydream decorating.

I pulled together the bedroom above with a teenage girl in mind, but honestly I wouldn’t mind resting my head here either. Picture a headboard and bed skirt in China Seas’ Java Grande paired with Biscuit bedding.

These tasseled nightstands are everything and I can’t wait to find a project to use them. The simple, sculptural lamp is a new favorite, and–in my opinion–you just can’t go wrong with a striped rug.

The art, of course, is what makes the space. If I could make one decorating plea it would be to beseech you to invest in art. Find an artist you absolutely love–even if it means saving for awhile–and bring some beauty into your life. I promise you won’t regret it!

On the topic of art, are there any new artists you’re loving lately? I’m currently having a moment for Natasha Law.

WALLPAPER DIARIES: TOILES DE NANTES | PIERRE FREY

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Firstly, I want to say a big huge heartfelt thank you for your kind comments, emails, and tweets about my news earlier this week. I was reading them to my mom by the pool and kept saying over and over: “people are just so nice” which these days, I think is an incredibly refreshing and important reminder. So thank you again for rooting for me!

Now, let’s chat about wallpaper. Specifically the wallpaper I can’t get out of my head: Pierre Frey’s Toile de Nantes. Inspired by a 18th century historical document, Pierre Frey was doing ikat before ikat was cool, and I promise you this paper will look as good 30 years from now as it does today.

Don’t believe me? The first two photos are of Estée Lauder’s Hampton’s bedroom designed by Mark Hampton in the 1970s. Still timeless. The best thing about Toile de Nantes is its versatility. How many papers can look as fantastic in the home of a beauty magnate as they do a little boy’s room? Not many.

Which is why when I was commissioning a rendering for my new site, I designed a fantasy entryway around Toiles de Nantes walls and a leopard runner. Someday I’m hoping to make that situation a reality… Anyone else joining me in the fan club?

AN INTRODUCTION & A BEFORE AND AFTER

I got into Florida late last night after weather delays and a medical emergency on my flight, but even though I was exhausted, I found myself unable to sleep because I was so excited for today to come.

Why? Because I can finally share two big pieces of news: 1. I’ve taken the leap into entrepreneurship and established my own design firm and 2. the bachelor pad before & after has been featured on Domaine Home!

Lindsay Speace Interior Design

Launching Lindsay Speace Interior Design has been equal parts thrilling and terrifying, but it’s also one of my proudest accomplishments. I can’t imagine another endeavor I’d be willing to work at as tirelessly or wholeheartedly.

Lindsay Speace Interior Design

I truly do consider it a privilege to be invited into a house and entrusted with transforming it into a home, and getting to know my clients and telling their stories through design is immensely rewarding.  Hearing someone say: “You just got us. We can’t tell you how much happier we are in our home” is what it’s all about.

Lindsay Speace Interior Design

So, thank you for your support. Having this outlet has played such an important role for me, and it’s hard to say if I’d be taking this leap if I hadn’t started writing The Pursuit of Style from that cubical at a job I didn’t love so many years ago.

Lindsay Speace Interior Design

I hope to share more of my projects in the future, but for now check out the before & after of the bachelor pad on Domaine Home! For reference, here’s where it started.

BITS & PIECES

US Botanic Gardens | The Pursuit of Style

I’d venture to guess that if you’re on the East Coast you’re just about done with the cold–and if you’re in Boston you’re definitely done with the snow!

I’ve posted about the US Botanic Gardens before, but a visit has become somewhat of a winter tradition. It’s one of DC’s hidden gems and the perfect escape when you’re craving some warmth but an exotic escape isn’t in the cards.

Thankfully, a bit of sunshine is in my future. I’ll be spending the week in Florida and am equally excited to hit the Dixie Coast highway and do some antiquing (if you have any tips please send them my way!) as I am to ensconce myself under a cabana with a pile of books–I’m currently reading The Girl on the Train and can’t put it down! Definitely has a Gone Girl vibe.

P.S be sure to check back tomorrow for some exciting news I can’t wait to share with you!