by Marisa Marcantonio

Interior designer Lindsey Harper and great friend Maggie Currey are showing their painted furniture and accessories line Lamshop at The New York Gift Show for the first time. I met the two Southern gals Lindsey, Maggie and their decorative painter friend Jay Lohmann when they launched at High Point a few years ago. Their collection has grown to include fabulous hand-painted malachite, tortoise and racing stripe finishes.
Check them out at Booth 48086!

The girls got creative with their booth, using painted canvas walls with decorative details.

I wonder if I can buy the M monogram tray after the show?

Vroom- racing stripes and monogram make for a snappy combination.

A faux malachite painted table and tray are tres chic.

Ming tables are dressed up in fancy finishes.


by Marisa Marcantonio

Lindsey Harper, an interior designer in New York, wins David Hicks by Ashley Hicks. The use of bold elements in her work, love of Billy Baldwin, and punchy graphic interiors made awarding her this book an easy decision.

The inspiration: Using black and white to make an impact.
A room created my Mark Hampton that was published in House & Garden in 1971, ran in the House and Garden Book of Interior Design will be included in the upcoming book on Hampton coming out this spring. It inspired and gave Harper her jumping off point.

The Creation
A wide entrance hallway is a good place for the dramatic and bold palette. She used blocks of graphic rectangles that lead your eye up the wall. Lindsey shares her experience, saying,"If there is one thing I have learned it is to trust your instincts, especially if it means taking risks-it's so much more fun than being safe. Black walls are not for the timid. I painted the walls of this large foyer of a New York City floor-through apartment flat black and the trim brilliant, glossy white. The space asked for something dramatic and grandiose not only because of the scale of it but also because it was the first thing you saw when you opened the front door. I used Farrow and Ball Colour No. 95, Black Blue. This color serves as a beautiful backdrop for my client's art collection. The gilded frames really pop off the inky walls."

The inspiration: one of the most coveted design books of all time, Billy Baldwin Decorates. The influences are many, inspiring designers in the 80's 90's and today.

The inspiration: a kitchen by Billy Baldwin from Billy Baldwin Decorates, a book of Practical Decorating Ideas.

The creation: a checkerboard floor in a New York apartment she recently decorated.
Her design tip: I also believe black works best when it has an undertone of another color. It adds another dimension to the dark color.


by Marisa Marcantonio

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.