This Is Why You Should Avoid Trends, According to One Designer

October 24, 2016 | By | Comments (0)

Each week, we’re bringing you tips, favorite products, and Q&As with the designers in our Coastal Living Designer Network.

From the looks of it, Houston-based interior designer Lindsey Herod does things just like any good Texan would: bigger and better. From her masterful texture mixing to her fanciful pattern play, Herod has a magical touch that injects a just-right dose of whimsy into any space she designs! Here, the designer spills her favorite accounts to follow on Instagram, her top-pick coastal destinations, and the reason you should stay away from trends.

Lindsey Herod

Lindsey Herod

CL: How would you describe your style?
LH: It’s a lively mix of classic, traditional style with a lighthearted, youthful color palette. Never too serious, and always a bit quirky.

Photo: Ball and Albanese

Photo: Ball and Albanese

CL: What’s your #1 piece of design advice for homeowners?
LH: Avoid doing your entire home in one “look” or “trend”… it will date itself as soon as you’re done.  Stick to the classics and take your time to do things right.

Photo: Jessica Glynn

Photo: Jessica Glynn

See more of the gorgeous Palm Beach home that Herod designed with Celerie Kemble (pictured above) here!


Photo: Clint Herod

CL: Coastal destination of choice?
LH: I’m in love with Kiawah Island, South Carolina, for its long, beautiful beaches and picturesque marsh views.  

Photo of Kiawah Island, South Carolina, by Panoramic Images/Getty Images

Photo of Kiawah Island, South Carolina, by Panoramic Images/Getty Images

CL: Favorite stay on the coast?
LH: Playa Grande Beach Club in the Dominican Republic designed by my former boss, Celerie Kemble. It’s fantastically quirky and magical.

Photo of Playa Grande Beach Club by David Tsay

Photo of Playa Grande Beach Club by David Tsay

CL: Favorite designers to follow on Instagram?
LH: Richard Keith Langham – one of my all-time favorite decorators. Amanda Brooks, who makes me want to drop everything and move to the countryside. Miguel Flores-Vianna for his inspiring interior photos and far-flung-travel musings.

Stay tuned for more Q&As with the super talented members of our Designer Network!


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