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Lindsey Lane Design

Lindsey Lane Design

Lindsey Lane Design

Lindsey Lane Design

Lindsey Lane Design

Lindsey Lane Design

Lindsey Lane Design

Lindsey Lane Design

If you’re not yet familiar with the work of NYC based interior designer, Lindsey Lane, allow me to introduce you to a favorite project I just can’t stop admiring.

Lindsey was recently named among House Beautiful‘s Next Wave designers and I can all but guarantee we’ll be hearing her name in the interior design world more frequently. This Park Avenue project from her portfolio is a personal favorite.

The orange mohair mid century dining chairs paired with Raoul Textiles drapes, turquoise lamps and large scale Christian Chaize aerial photograph make for a winning combination. The cherry red scalloped settee is without question my new furniture crush which I may need to replicate for a client’s breakfast banquette in the future.

I will never not love a lacquered library, but this particular shade of aqua is especially good. Kids bedrooms are my favorite to design and Lindsey nailed both the boys and girls rooms in this residence: canopied twin beds (I’ve loved this look since seeing Lee Kleinhelter’s in Lonny!), Hinson’s spatter wallpaper, and a perfectly pink room for a little girl to grow into.

A big congratulations to Lindsey on what I’m sure was an exciting project to work on. I’d highly recommend watching this video tour of the project for a closer look at the details. I can’t wait to see more of Lindsey’s work in the future!

BITS & PIECES

After a busy fall and winter of presentations and paperwork, we’re reaching the finish line with several projects both here in Raleigh and back in DC. Eagerly anticipated custom pieces have been trickling in and I’ve been all too excited to introduce them to their new homes. Here’s a peek at what we’ve been up to:

Lindsay Speace Interior Design

In Raleigh, my clients heeded my call for a colorful sofa in their very first home. We love how it pairs with their beautiful chinoiserie panel and can’t wait for their custom navy swivel chairs we dressed up with some pretty trim at the hemline to finish off their living room. They’ll definitely be housewarming ready!

Lindsay Speace Interior Design | Nursery

Another Raleigh couple welcomed their first child, a beautiful baby girl into this recently completed nursery. It’s such a sweet space and whether its new homes, or new babies it’s always so rewarding to have the opportunity to work with clients during major milestones. Looking forward to sharing professional snaps of this one soon!

Lindsay Speace Interior Design

Back in DC, a favorite Raoul Textiles fabric was the jumping off point for the living space of this charming row house. I love the shot of apple green against the blues and aqua. Custom Roman shades scheduled to be installed in the next few weeks and a big piece of art for above the sectional will finish off the space.

Lindsay Speace Interior DesignIn NoVA, the bachelor pad’s powder bath got a major upgrade. It’s a teeny space but we punched it up with a new washstand sink, marble herringbone mosaic floor tile, an oblong hexagonal mirror, and an overhead double sconce with black trimmed shades. We’re selecting a few pieces of black and white photography to dress up the walls and are gearing up to kick off the kitchen reno ASAP!

I hope you enjoyed a few behind the scenes peeks at what we’ve been up to lately at LSID (albeit via iPhone photo 😉) I’m super excited about everything in the works for 2016–this funky space and many more not pictured included!

DESIGNER DUPE: JUTE CIRCLES RUG

Jute Circles Rug

HIGH

Jute Circles Rug

LOW

 Since deciding to decorate our bedroom, I’ve been on the hunt for a rug to cover the yucky rental carpet. Since I’m bringing it with the color and pattern, I’m planning to keep things neutral (unless the Etsy gods shine upon me and I find the perfect azilal and then all bets are off!)

My adventures in internet rug stalking did bring about two discoveries that were too good not to share. Natural fiber rugs are often my floorcovering of choice and I’m always on the lookout for new and different options from my usual go-tos.

I’m super into all things scalloped at the moment so this pretty little lady was a natural (literally 😉 ) front runner. Then I happened stumble upon her twin for 75% off — #winning.

I’ve decided I need a bit more contrast and carpet coverage for our bedroom, but wanted to share because I can see these working in so many different environments.

Happy Easter!

SPRING FLINGS

Spring Flings | The Pursuit of Style

Plate | Flats | Fabric | Lamp | Rug | Earrings

Happy first week of Spring! I have to admit I’m feeling pretty spoiled after our first North Carolina “winter” (especially after my mom mentioned they got six inches of snow on the Cape this week!) The warmer weather, Easter on the horizon, and trees just starting to blossom all have me favoring a pastel palette and big blooms.

For a moment let’s entertain a fantasy in which spending a month’s rent on one plate is reasonable. Okay, now that we’ve drunk the Kool-Aid, envision an Easter table set with these beauties. Perfection.

Now, let’s return to reality with a slow clap for Banana Republic who I happen to think has really upped its game with pieces like these flats and this Isabel Marant inspired blouse that I’ve worn on repeat.

I’m all about a statement earring this season and Bauble Bar has some of the best options (like these I pre-ordered!) Hot tip if you’re concerned about stretching your lobe with heavy dangles: these work miracles! I wear them every time I wear a heavier pair of earrings.

On the home front, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about this rug. Isn’t it so cheerful? I’d pair it with drapes in this fabric, and brass side tables topped with the prettiest pink lamps. Bachelorette pad done and done!

MIRROR, MIRROR

Antiqued Mirror Backsplash

Gracias Madre | LA

Antiqued Mirror Backsplash

Antiqued Mirror Backsplash Tiles

In an effort to be a better blogger I thought I’d start sharing more of the inspiration behind the projects I’m currently working on. I wish it could be before & afters all day over here, but the truth is it takes a long time for a project to be photoshoot ready. Hopefully this will be a good way to share where my head is at throughout the design process.

One design concept I just presented and am really excited about moving forward with, is an antique mirrored backsplash. My clients are building their forever home just outside of Raleigh, and in the interim will be moving into a one bedroom future guest suite on the property.

Downsizing from their current home to a one bedroom will be an adjustment, and I’m planning to pull out all my tricks to make the new space as functional and spacious (even if it’s an illusion) as possible. Their kitchen is open to the living room, and while considering backsplash options I immediately latched onto the idea of antiqued mirror.

Mirrored backsplashes are not something you see done often, with the exception of perhaps bar areas, but when done well they’re so impactful. Truthfully, I would only recommend a mirrored backsplash in a very specific kitchen and this one happens to fit the bill. Just like a mirror on your wall, a mirrored backsplash will create the illusion of more space and bounce light around the room. Exactly what we need in this smaller space!

To keep things from getting too glam, I suggested an antiqued finish which will not only provide an amazing patina, but also mask the inevitable finger prints and water spots. Form and function – check! Above are a few of the design concept example photos I pulled for our presentation – you may recognize the second photo from Gracias Madre – a restaurant I’ve posted about in the past.

I’ll never abandon my love for a classic subway tile, but I’m so excited to have the opportunity to do something a little different.