For TV host, blogger and stylist Lindsey Calla, moving into a big, beautiful, historical apartment in New Orleans was daunting. “I came down from NYC, so my apartments were always teeny tiny, I had baby furniture!… It was very overwhelming because I’d never furnished a space before!”
When she launched her project online through Laurel & Wolf, our designers leapt at the chance to design a bedroom, living room, and dining room in one of the first apartment buildings in the United States. L&W designer Lauren Messina created a space inspired by Lindsey’s ‘classic and sophisticated style’, with some of her existing furniture paired with fresh, new pieces. Because her crazy schedule calls for her to travel a lot, Lindsey loved that she was able to interact with her designer remotely whenever she had a moment. After a few weeks of designing and revisions, the results were simply magical!
Scroll down to see the inspiring before and after pictures!
BEFORE: The Living Room
Lindsey wanted her living room to be inspired by her personal style, but not too feminine and girly (her boyfriend wouldn’t be the biggest fan!) Lauren used a neutral color palette with hints of blue and green to make the living room feel bright and classic.
To accentuate the high ceilings and the beautiful natural light from the windows, 2 large wrought iron mirrors resting on matching console tables balanced the room and kept it feeling spacious.
BEFORE: The Dining Room
AFTER: The Dining Room
We love how different this dining room looks with just a few small changes! By moving the dining table to the center of the space and adding an elegant blue rug, the entire room opens up. A chandelier and hanging planters that sit in front of the large windows brighten up the room instantly without distracting from the design of the rest of the space.
BEFORE: Lindsey’s Bedroom
AFTER: Lindsey’s Bedroom
Lindsey had a great headboard to work with already, so our designers gave depth to her style by adding luxe bedding and changing up the night stands by her bed. We tied the blush, taupe, and white color palette together with blue and gold accents. Small details like the gilded flowers in her fireplace and a mini gallery wall make all the difference in making the space feel finished.
We loved how Lindsey’s finished look came together, and so did she! It perfectly embodies her vision for a space that can be her home, her office, and her retreat all at once.
xoxo, Laurel & Wolf