Design School: Lindsay Speace

A Cape Cod native now based in Raleigh, North Carolina Interior Designer Lindsay Speace’s work originally caught my eye due to her bold use of color and pattern (no wonder, she used to work for a European textile house!). I signed up for her blog/emails, and love the quick doses of design knowledge and unique finds she shares with friends and followers on her self-proclaimed sporadic blog, The Pursuit of Style.

Lindsay’s flair for vintage and mixing patterns is top notch! Her work has been featured by shelter outlets such as Domino, House Beautiful and more. You can find more daily inspiration from Lindsay Speace on Instagram. I’m thrilled to have her here with us on DESIGN SCHOOL:

Every home needs: Original Art

My secret styling trick: 

Group items in odd numbers when creating tablescapes.

What I love about my job:

Developing longterm relationships and creating environments that capture my clients’ unique personalities – every project is different!

What I’d change about my job:

Long lead times and expensive freight costs.

My dream collaboration would include: Designing a fabulous boutique hotel. 

In my childhood bedroom, you’d find: 

A Ralph Lauren chambray duvet set which I begged my parents for! 

You’d be surprised to know: I always thought I would be a lawyer.

My favorite part of a project is: 

Installation, always. There’s nothing more exciting than seeing my ideas come to life and the joy a completed space brings my clients.

My favorite splurge: Beautiful Textiles

My favorite thing to collect: Art and out of print design books.

I’d freak out if this person hired me: Ann Mashburn – but her style is already flawless!

My favorite person to follow on Instagram: @annaspiro

My all-time favorite clients are:

Clients who trust me and the process and aren’t afraid to go outside of their comfort zone.

The brand you’ll find in all of my projects: Circa Lighting

I always encourage clients to get rid of:

Pieces that aren’t meaningful and don’t bring them happiness.

I always tell clients that if you invest in one thing, it should be: Quality Upholstery

My favorite room in my home: Our Library

The pattern that I’ll never tire of is: Peter Dunham’s Fig Leaf

I’d love to design this fictional character’s (from tv, movie, book) home:

Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl

My favorite up-and-coming designer: Tharon Anderson 

Thank you so much Lindsay for sharing your tips with us! All this east coast charm is making me need a vacation. Have a great day friends! And catch more DESIGN SCHOOL interviews HERE.

XO – CLAIRE