Playing Favorites with Lindsey Coral Harper - Chairish Blog

Confidently merging large-scale pattern with splashy color, New York City-based Lindsey Coral Harper creates interiors that are hard to miss. Her taste may skew towards proper Southern (thanks to her Georgian upbringing), but her propensity for whimsy and her candid, “let’s try it!” attitude results in interiors that—in addition to being livable and comforting—are total eye-candy. With her fearless approach to design, we’ve long been vying to get Lindsey’s take on everything from her favorite paint color to her go-to way to mix high and low. Thankfully, Lindsey was more than happy tell all! To get this southern charmer’s tricks of the trade, read on!



Favorite thing about designing with vintage pieces?
When designing, I think including vintage pieces gives a room its character!

What’s one type of item that you love scoring vintage?
Vintage bamboo and rattan. I love anything with a chinoiserie feel, and that can take a coat of fun, lacquer paint too!

Favorite 3 items on Chairish right now?
Rattan Antiques Shell Chair, Francois Carre Garden Patio Set, Pair of Upholstered Palm Stools

Photo by Francesco Lagnese

Favorite way to add drama to a room?
COLOR!!! And, of course: proper curtains!

Favorite paint color?
Benjamin Moore Deep Ocean 2058-30

Favorite pattern (and how you love to use it)?
I love to use a stripe—it’s classic and timeless. Lately, I have been hanging stripes or painting them horizontally. I think feels a little more modern and a little unexpected.

Photo by Francesco Lagnese

Favorite color combo?
I love red and pink together; I love Prussian blue and red; I love teal and chartreuse….This is hard, because there are so many great combinations! Anything a little unexpected, that’s what I like!

Favorite way to mix high and low?
Typically, we make new upholstery, so I love to add vintage side tables and or drinks tables. I think there should be some high and low in most rooms—it keeps it from looking too precious.

Favorite way to work a bit of vintage into a room?
Accessories! I love anything brass!!

I love to use a stripe—it’s classic and timeless. Lately, I have been hanging stripes or painting them horizontally. I think feels a little more modern and a little unexpected.

Photo by Ngoc Minh Ngo


Favorite beauty/grooming product?
Right now, my Rodan and Fields Lash Boost

Favorite travel destination?
I love to travel, so naming a favorite is too difficult! I am dying to go on a Safari, though!

Favorite hotel to check in to?
J.K. Place in Capri. Their blue and white color palette in the main guest space is to die for and feels so on-point for the locale!

Photo by Ngoc Minh Ngo

Favorite emoji? 

Favorite weekend activity?
Weekend drives and popping into any antique and or thrift store! I love consignment shops.

Favorite app?

Favorite morning beverage (and how you take it)?
I really like an iced latte and or cappuccino. I like it VERY SWEET!

Photo by Francesco Lagnese

Favorite way to treat yourself?
Probably by buying myself something that I’ve had my eye on for a while.

Favorite adult beverage?
I like a good old fashioned in the Fall and Winter, but the rest of the year, I drink plenty of wine ABC, (also known as, Anything But Chardonnay!)

Favorite entertaining essential?

Photo by Ngoc Minh Ngo

Favorite artist?

Favorite TV show?
Let’s just say I can consume a lot of Bravo!

Favorite thing to collect?
Zebras—think zebra figurines, zebra rugs, zebra-covered books, and even a zebra bombe chest!

Photo by Ngoc Minh Ngo

YOUR CITY: New York City

Favorite restaurant?
Fred’s at Barney’s for lunch—the menu is HUGE and their French fries earn high marks from just about everyone.

Favorite hotel to recommend to visiting friends?
The Carlyle

Favorite local culture hub?
The Met

Favorite local attraction?
Central Park. There’s no substitution for this classic!


Lead photo by Ngoc Minh Ngo

October 30, 2017

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