Come Into My BLUE . . .
Inspiration abounded for me
growing up along the river roads of
southern and central Louisiana,
surrounded by both southern raised cottages
and antebellum homes . . .
and of course the French influences of New Orleans and . . .
the guidance of my creative mentor
E. A. Sheahy,
my art teacher at
Alexandria Country Day School.
In my BLUE, I meld antiques . . .
With modern elements and art . . .
|Oil on canvas by Tina Steele Lindsey|
This painting is now in our studio.
And of course BLUE
to create a beautiful, layered, and soothing environment .
|A vignette in my Jackson boutique/studio|
To create my own personal BLUE,
my husband Johnny and I worked on plans for our home in Madison's Lost Rabbit
for over a year.
Johnny, who is a custom contractor and builder, and I often work as a team.
Johnny is in charge of the architectural elements, and I work with the
furnishings and artwork.
|Johnny and I at market last year launching my line for Design Legacy|
In our home, we incorporated Italianate, French, and South American elements and antiques, with sleek marble floors, and pure white walls, creating my own BLUE.
|My antique Tabernacle Table is one of my very favorite things.|
|I love to incorporate antique textiles and vestment remnants|
and trims on pillows like this one on my sofa.
|The plaster palm stems were salvaged from the Sazerac Bar in New Orleans.|
|As is often the case, Johnny and I bring ideas home from our travels.|
The idea for our rolling stair wall came from the Hotel Buzios in Brazil.
|One of my favorite vignettes, with architectural and religious antiques, |
is here at the foot of my bed.
I hope you have enjoyed this first bit of BLUE. I am looking forward to sharing my design aesthetic, my travels, my finds, my furniture, and of course more of my BLUE with you here on
THE ROOM BLUE.
If you happen to be in New York for market over the next few days, please come by and say hello and see my new line
for Design Legacy.
I am flying out in the morning,
well actually later THIS morning.
We will be at Pier 94 43001.
Hope to see you there or until next time,
I am . . .
photo credits: Nancy Price Interior Design, Kelly Wearstler, Marilyn Storey, Pinterest