Monday, October 5, 2015

Welcome to Gathered

I am so so thrilled to introduce you all to Gathered, my new design studio and store here in Wilmington. It has been a labor of love for the last six months and I can't wait to finally open the doors in a few weeks and invite everyone to come in! If you don't live in town, you can still follow the store on Instagram @gatheredbylindseycheek where I will be posting new arrivals almost daily.

 Original artwork, favorite home accessories, custom headboards, bedding,  throw blankets, vintage rugs, lighting, linens, and fabric and wallpaper by the yard will be a few things that we have at Gathered.  I also want to hear what you all would love to see so don't be shy in telling me! Here are a few things that have come in so far! 

I'm also carrying a few of Tilley-Gray and Maine's favorite things and will of course have snacks and plenty of things to keep your little ones happy if you bring them in too!  While a part of me is totally freaked out on the inside that this is actually happening and praying that you all love it, the majority of me is just so excited to open the doors and welcome everyone in because I love it so much. We are still nailing all the details down, but please mark your calendars for Thursday, November 5th for an opening party! I hope to see you there!


Monday, June 8, 2015

Shiplap Walls

I'm working on a few new constructions right now and one client is in between doing or not doing shiplap walls in the main living areas. DO!!!! I say, but of course not everyone is just going to go off my word, so I pulled together a few inspiration shots to show them.  It's not something that they had originally planned for, but the architecture of the home they are building is going to pair perfect with this detail. 

Shiplap was used for barns and outbuildings originally, but it's made a comeback, especially in coastal homes. A lot of times, you will see shiplap used in either very rustic or very coastal style homes but more and more builders and home owners are using it. My favorite example is this kitchen  that has a Kelly green island and brass hardware. It isn't a typical shiplap match, but I love the mix of all of these together. 

This little nook is a great space to make a big impact with shiplap. Love the reclaimed wood beam too!

If I had an unlimited budget, I might just shiplap my entire house.

I saw this kitchen last night on Pinterest and just about fell on the floor. Good lord that's pretty. This kitchen doesn't have shiplap (that's brick instead) but this would be a great spot for shiplap. Just look at those pretty details. 

Typically shiplap is either a stained wood or painted white, but I love this painted finish in this bathroom. It's a little softer and makes for such a serene bathroom. 

Shiplap on the walls and ceiling of this bathroom. Look at that tub!

The shiplap and black doors and windows make this typical laundry room so beautiful. People spend so much time in their laundry room and it's always the first thing cut from a budget. Make it pretty in the details so laundry can be (somewhat) enjoyable!

Do any of you have shiplap in your homes? Jenny from Little Green Notebook has a detailed tutorial if you are up for a DIY!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

weekend road trip to charleston

This weekend Gray and I are high tailing it to Charleston for an adult only weekend and I could not be more excited. Don't get me wrong, I love my kids and love spending the weekends with them, but I'm looking forward to having leisurely lunches, late dinners, and unscheduled days while we are there. We are going to visit good friends  that live right in the heart of Charleston. Our friends sent us a little sneak peak of the weekend, and luckily it's centered around great restaurants with a little paddle boarding and shopping in between. 

The Americano, Poe's,  492, and Cannon Green are all on the agenda and I can't wait. I'm also looking forward to shopping on King Street including stops at Hampden Clothing and Mac & Murphy.

Any favorites in Charleston I should add? Would love to hear!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Currently Crushing....

I've got this new thing with ceramics. Lord knows I love a good set of china, but lately I have been obsessed with finding unusual handmade pieces for serving platters, decanters, vases....just about anything I can get my hands on. 

The Object Enthusiast is a new favorite I found through Pinterest and I just ordered a few of her pieces. I'm using this planter on a window ledge in a kitchen and love the subtle amount of blush pink it brings in. 

Suite One Studio is a place that I have been aiming to collect week by week. Literally. She sells out almost as soon as she puts her pieces online every.single.time (insert sob sound here). As much as I'd love to have a stack of these right this second, it's the chase that makes me appreciate them so much more. 

Whether they are styling a bookshelf, corralling jewelry, or the centerpiece of a cocktail party, these unique pieces are ones that I know I will love for years to come. Do you have any favorite ceramics? Would love to hear about them!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Hi there....

2014 was a year of change.  I haven't really blogged since the beginning of last year, and a LOT has happened since then. I had a baby, moved into a new home, and made major transitions in my business. 

Maines just turned one and he could not be more of a joy. People told me how much it changes going from one child to two but he fits so perfectly, is so laid back, and luckily, Tilley-Gray is pretty obsessed with her little brother. 

Tilley-Gray is just about the most darling little girl I could ask for. She certainly has her moments, but in between playing dress up and telling us stories about princesses, she's casting a pink fishing rod sitting on the coffee table in our living room. She's a daddy girl, that's a given, but she sure does love her momma. 

Our new home, like most, is a constant work in progress. It was built in 1997 and has a great floor plan, is in a great neighborhood at the end of a  cul-de-sac,  in the best school district.... it just needs some cosmetic changes to bring it up to date. That is an entirely different post, but we are ticking away little by little. I can't wait to show you around the house, what we are working on, and what I'm dreaming up as our next projects. 

The design company that I co-founded, Poplin & Queen Interiors, dissolved  at the end of last year and I have transitioned into my own design firm, Lindsey Cheek Interiors. What I thought would be a slow and steady process of growth has actually been greeted with many new projects and clients. The homes I am designing right now are all in the beginning stages and I am excited to share the progress as they come along. 

In addition to designing, I am in the process of opening an etsy shop! I've always wanted a little shop and with fabric inventory piling up and little treasures I've collected along the way not quite all fitting into my own home, it was time to finally do it.  Think dozens of custom pillows, small accessories, art work, and a few of my favorite hostess gifts.  We are finishing up all the photography next week and as soon as the shop goes live, I will let y'all know!

  In all of this transition I have moved into a new studio space that I share with 2 other designers. We have a revolving inventory of items in the studio and  are open by chance or by appointment to shop out of. We are planning a big summer party and as soon as those details are wrapped up, I will let you all know that too!  

With all of these changes, what it comes back to is that I sure do miss blogging. I miss the network of people that I met through Fifi Cheek, I miss being able to look back at the weeks and months of inspiration, and more than anything, I miss the interaction that I had with all of my sweet readers.
I'm back and I'm refreshed and I can't wait to share with y'all again! 


Friday, February 6, 2015

Friday Favorites: Twine & Twig

Twine & Twig... these two sisters from Charlotte are killing it. I am beyond obsessed with their new Spring collection. The leather and suede straps and all of the natural shells and glass beads are so gorgeous. Hopefully one of these will be arriving in the mail to me for Valentine's day (hint hint Gray!) and can perk up my daily uniform of a denim shirt and jeans. 

Twine & Twig is having a flash sale just in time for Valentine's Day. 
Enter CUPID20 to receive 20% off! 

Saturday, January 24, 2015