Thursday, January 29, 2015

Three Fabric Schemes

No question about it, I'm slightly obsessed with fabric. I adore flipping through the textile departments in my free time. And Stroud is getting a little tired of me recovering things after 18 months. There are just SO many beautiful fabrics out there, it's hard for a girl to settle on just one!

I've recently had three fun clients with excellent taste. We finalized their fabric schemes and I thought I'd share with you. Enjoy! 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Rethinking Curb Appeal

Happy New Year everyone! It's been embarrassingly long since my last post. But 2015 brings the promise of new beginnings, so I'm determined to make this little blog more of a priority.

One of my projects this fall has been consulting on the new facade of this 1980s home in Highland Park. The home's floorplan is wonderful. And it sits on a great little street close to the school. But the finish out was stuck in the early 80s - dark cabinets, yellow floral wallpaper - you get the picture.

Over the past few months, chintz wallpaper has given way to clean, crisp walls; and the kitchen and baths are now completed in Carrara. Now it was time to tackle the exterior. Here's a picture of the home in its former 1982 glory. 

And the drive-up today....

Clearly painting the brick made a HUGE difference. We tried at least eight samples of white before we settled on the perfect shade.  Glass-front double doors, a simple pediment, shiny new windows, Pennsylvania bluestone on porch and gas lanterns from Bevelo complete the look. Isn't it gorgeous?!! The only thing missing is a pair of these planters from Napa Home, which have been backordered for months. Can't you just see boxwoods on the porch in these pretties? 

This client had a vision when they bought this home. They didn't let the dull brown brick, fruit-motif bordered wallpaper, or ugly dark cabinets scare them off. They looked at what's important - location, floor plan and basic construction - and over time are restoring it into a beautiful home. 

In other news, I'm off to Scott's in Atlanta this week on a "business trip." Stay tuned for pictures of new goods coming to the shop! I'm now officially addicted to Instagram so follow me here (@lindleyarthur) to see photos of client projects and my findings out and about. 

Monday, October 13, 2014


This year's Celebrate Art show is just around the corner! 

Many artists from years past are returning, and we're excited to introduce a couple of new talents to the group - Ann Jackson and Erin Gregory! 

Melissa Payne Baker

Lizzie Bailey


Meredith Grabham 

Erin Gregory 

Nicole Groth 

Mary Houston

Ann Jackson

Lindsey Meyer 

Becky Nelson

Sloane Phillips 

Liz Wiley

Susan Williams 

See you on Tuesday and Wednesday! 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Villa Turquesa

Villa Turquesa - a beautiful cliffside villa in Cabo San Lucas - was my home last week. 

Extra large antique turquoise doors welcome guests at the entrance. 

And thanks to walls of windows, almost every room has an amazing view of the Pacific. 

Attention to detail was literally underfoot everywhere. I've always loved Mexican painted tiles! 

White slipcovered furniture, seagrass layered with antique dhurrie rugs, and Mexican antique furniture and pottery finish the rooms. 

This hand-forged iron gate was outside of our bedroom. You can see the bright blue color of the ocean as the waves break on the rocks. I wonder if that's how Villa Turquesa got its name?

And this pretty much sums up what we did every day. 

This traditional Mexican drawing is framed in acrylic. Isn't the bright scalloped border fun?

A small study sits off the main living room. I especially loved the vintage seascape painting on the bookshelves. 

And the main living room opens up onto the pool and patio. It's hard to see in this photo, but the striped dhurrie rug is so beautiful. Also, take a look at the ceiling. It's concave and lined with little bricks. Several rooms in the house had this ceiling style. 

Lots of fun was had in this room - sombreros and margaritas for everyone! 

It was an amazing four days until we were all chased out of town by Hurricane Odine. Stroud and I made it out on the last flight before the storm hit. Some of our friends were not so lucky and spent last night in Villa Turquesa's pantry. The home lost several windows but thankfully our friends are safe this morning. 

To view the property listing for Villa Turquesa, click here

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Top Ten: Cocktail Tables

Here's a collection of some of my very-favorite coffee tables. 

Ilona Cocktail Table from Ironies 

Blake Coffee Table from Serena and Lily

Christine Cocktail Table from OLY

Chinoiserie Coffee Table from Bliss Studio

Wolfgang Coffee Table by Mr. Brown Home

Henzler Coffee Table from Uttermost 

Upperline Cocktail Table from Kathy Slater Antiques

Acrylic and Glass Cocktail Table from Wisteria 

Brielle Coffee Table from Bernhardt  

Cyrano Coffee Table from Gabby Home