One of Atlanta’s most talented designers, Jackye Lanham, has a brand new website (just launched yesterday), and it is quite spectacular. I have seen some of her work in magazines throughout the years (Veranda, Southern Accents, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, Architectural Digest to name a few), but the array of pictures on the website vastly expands the exposure to the depth and breadth of Lanham’s work, and includes recent projects that have not been published (yet). Designed by one of the best web designers in the Southeast, Namey Design Studios, it is full of exquisite images I have never before seen.
Most of the Jackye Lanham interiors that I have seen in the magazines are elegant and traditional, with exquisite details. Case in point: this beautiful room. Look at the details in the chairs, the curtains, the wallpaper. In a Southern Accents interview, Lanham once said that a room “should look like a well-dressed lady with style and panache who is also elegant and classic”. She also notes that “I am always looking at fashion, old and new, for interesting details because that is the key to creating a new approach to curtain making. The finishes on a curtain are like the details on a well-made dress. A colored or patterned lining, a grosgrain trim, a ruffle, or a frayed edge are details that make curtains beautiful”. (Source)
Lanham is known for her masterful wall compositions. It takes an experienced eye, plus a dash of boldness, to be able to create a vignette like this.
Another interesting wall vignette, paired with a pair of my favorite chairs (I believe they are Dessin Fournir).
Lanham is also known for her soothing color palette, which is evident when perusing the pictures on her new website. Lanham is at the top of her game, and clearly gets to work with the most amazing architects – the architecture of the homes featured on her website provide an exquisite backdrop for Lanham’s work.
Many of Lanham’s signature touches are seen in her varied projects – such as the use of plates as decorative features on walls. As a side note, I wonder what kind of marble this is? Perhaps Georgia marble. I am still marble obsessed, although I have finally picked my slabs (more on that in a different post!).
Another beautiful kitchen designed by Lanham. It is light and fresh, traditional but not at all stuffy. Note the painted floor. Also interesting to note that the range seems to be standalone – the counters do not go to the edge.
I love seeing some of the more streamlined examples of Lanham’s work on the new website.
My blog friend Tara Dillard would certainly agree - vanishing threshold at its best, with steel windows opened to a beautiful backyard. The yard beckons you out, and the interior beckons you in. Perfection in architecture, interior design, and landscape.
I think I know which house this is….Jackye Lanham crafted the interiors of the house I have in mind.
I believe this room is from the same house. Again, the quality of the architecture, the interior design, and the landscape give such a pulled together feel to this space. Jackye commented in Southern Accents that “I like to think that no matter what the space is, there is a flow of color, texture, and patina that pulls your eye gently from corner to corner and back again”. This perfectly captures the feel in this room.
Here is another view of the room, from a different angle. Architecture by Bill Litchfield, photography by Tom Namey. Bill Litchfield’s website was designed by Namey Design Studios too. It seems inevitable that this house will be published in a magazine sometime soon…I wonder which magazine will be lucky enough to get the feature.
This is just the tip of the iceberg – for dozens of images of Jackye Lan ham’s work, and for more information on Jackye and her firm, please visit her new website at http://www.jackyelanham.com. All images in this post are from Jackye Lanham’s new site.
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