designer love: jackye lanham

When I saw these images of a beach home in Stuart, Florida in Southern Accents magazine a couple years ago, I couldn’t flip through it fast enough to find out who the designer was.  (Sorry for the grainy pics-my scanner’s not working, so I took some quick shots of the magazine).

Since then, I think I have almost every one of Atlanta-based interior designer Jackye Lanham’s portfolio pictures in my inspiration folder.  Her aesthetic is classic-meets-casual-she creates spaces that are elegant and traditional, yet beckon you to put your feet up and relax. What I love most about Jackye’s work is that, although each one of the homes she designs is different, she returns to the same decorating principles again and again.

This dual-sided kitchen is amazing-the beamed ceilings, iron windows,wide oak floors, marble countertops and black shutters are simply gorgeous.  I love how the cabinetry looks like furniture and the lamps add a casual touch:

Here is the other side-those mercury glass lanterns are absolutely stunning!  And the generously-sized windows let in so much natural light:

Here is another kitchen that has been a favorite of mine.  The floor-to-ceiling cabinetryand the large island are breathtaking.  I am absolutely having black shutters in my next house to separate the kitchen from the eating area like shown here.  The seaglass bottles add a pop of color and a nautical touch. 

A rustic dining room, complete with a wine closet.  Love those chairs:

The slate floors in this kitchen provide the perfect contrast against the white cabinetry.  The open shelving and table lamps once again make the space feel more casual:

Rooms over the garage are pretty common here in the south, and they usually come with vaulted ceilings that make it difficult to place furniture.  Jackye makes the most of a small space in this bedroom with vaulted ceilings by floating the bed in the middle of the room.  The iron sconces and door hardware really pop against all the white:

Love the settee and iron windows in this eating area:

Pale gray-green cabinetry looks gorgeous along with marble countertops and backsplash, pewter lighting and silver accesories, but my favorite feature is, actually, the absence of upper cabinets:

I would curl up and read a book in this comfy, cozy sunroom:

Another light, bright kitchen:

To see more of Jackye’s work, click here


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1 Comment

  1. sherry hart on July 4, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    I totally agree with you. I have admired her work for a long time. Even though she doesn't use a lot of color, she more than makes up for it with he use of texture and adding black to the room. I love all of the images you posted.

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