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

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Poplin & Queen Interiors Website

I am so incredibly excited to share that Poplin & Queen Interiors website is live! Shannon and I have been hard at work the past 2.5 years building our business and have been collecting photography of our work along the way. Our website has been in the works for quite sometime and I am thrilled to finally be able to share it with you all!

This is just a small snippet of our design projects over the past few years. Our largest projects have been out of state and are still in progress, so as soon as those are wrapped we will add those as well!
Shannon and I are also sharing updates on projects, design inspiration, and a few favorites on our new blog!  Take a peek over at our new website and blog. I would love to hear what you think!
website design by Gadabout Creative

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hello there...

Y'all....this is Maines. 
He's almost five months old and I am so excited to finally introduce him to you all. He is the sweetest, most darling little boy and I can't wait to share his birth story and his newborn photos. 
But first I wanted to just say hi.

It has been months since I've blogged. We have moved, had intensive design work, and OH! I had a baby too!  So many new exciting things with life and with Poplin & Queen Interiors coming up in the next few weeks and months. With so much going on, something had to give, but I have missed this little blog and all of you so much. So no promises or scheduled post, but when I have something that I think is just too good not to share, I'll be back to share it with you all. 

thanks Millie Holloman for the sweet photo of Maines