Richard Keith Langham's design office could be in Atlanta, based on how many southerners have worked there. Lindsey Harper is one of them. She hails from Georgia, and spent eight years working for Keith in his New York city office, learning the trade and honing in on her sense of style. His use of color, stripes, textural mix and classic techniques rubbed off on Lindsey. Her fabulous New York lair was recently photographed by Quentin Bacon, capturing her love of zebra, sharp color combinations, glamour and artful arrangements. I also show the office she works in, which incorporates a desk with a table skirt, fun accessories, and inspiration galore. It just proves, it does not take a lot of room to live large.
To see more of Lindsey's work and check out her new table collection,check out LCH Interiors.
Photos by Quentin Bacon
Lindsey's fashion sense mirrors her interiors: bright, fun and classic. Here, she leans against a drop leaf table that pulls out easily to seat 4 at a dinner, and multi-functions as a desk.
China Seas wallpaper welcomes visitors with a graphic punch. A console is a great space saving idea for a narrow area, since it will hold a lamp, key tray and the mail.
Why should bookcases be basic and boring? Book storage is given an opulent dose with mirror-backed etageres. Covering a wall in mirror is an easy trick to open up a room, and arrange furniture so it is easy to live with and ulitized.
An oxblood Lamshop lacquer cocktail table mixes well with Muriel Brandolini throw pillows. A clean surface with a few statement pieces is all you need for a compelling tablescape.
The teal and red color scheme carries through with the accessories, while a punchy abstract painting adds an unexpected bright blast. Design details can elevate anything to give a grand feel, and Lindsey created beautiful lampshades to use throughout her space. What a difference it makes.
A zebra sits beside a stack of great vintage books, one of Lindsey's guilty pleasures. If you have that one animal you love, start collecting it and make it your own. Friends will love this--finding that critter for your birthday will lead them on a hunt to find just the right thing.
Her chocolate headboard is sophisticated and works in with the rest of the room. Solid fabric is a good choice, since the pattern around it will not overpower, and linens coordinate.
A memo board of invites, announcements, snaps with friends and inspiring photos will keep guests busy while they fix a drink.
Scalamandre's classic wallpaper, best known for lining the walls in Gino's Italian Restaurant, has leaping zebras moving across a red background. A classic New York tiled bath gets a lift from the red.
Dress up the bathroom for glamour in the everyday. Little details can do this: monogrammed tip towels, a julep cup of flowers, mouthwash in a decanter and a candle can transform a mundane space.
In her off- site office, an Antelope carpet keeps things high design . Good task lighting and a neutral palette are ideal for working with bright fabric samples and paint swatches.