Q & A with Lynn Morgan

Lynn Off To See A Client

Lynn Off To See A Client

There’s something so fresh and fabulous about Lynn Morgan‘s aesthetic that there’s no mistaking her touch when you come across her interiors.  Given that many of her clients live in homes by the sea (and her office has water views), her easy, breezy vibe fits the coastal lifestyle to a tee.

A House Beautiful Bedroom

A House Beautiful Bedroom

Palmer Hill Condo

Palmer Hill Condo

A native of Savannah, Georgia, a city known for its genteel elegance, Lynn worked as the decorating editor at House & Garden before launching her business in 1982.  Her interiors, with their bright hues (the most gorgeous blues, greens and pops of coral) and relaxed sensibility, are the perfect mix of comfort, sophistication and fun.

New Canaan Estate

New Canaan Estate

Rowayton Cottage

Rowayton Cottage

A Palm Beach Beauty

A Palm Beach Beauty

Needless to say, we are thrilled that Lynn is local and that we’ve had the pleasure of working with her over the years on a number of wonderful projects (and that she would submit herself to our Q & A!)

1.   What did you want to be when you were a child?
You know the saying “keep your eye on the prize”?  Ever since I can remember I had my sights on design.  First, as the Decorating Editor for House & Garden and then I moved on to start Lynn Morgan Design.

2.   What is your necessary luxury?
Flowers!  I have to be surrounded by pretty flowers!

3.   What is your favorite decorating accessory?
Color!  Splashes of color everywhere!

4.   Where do you window shop?
Anywhere and everywhere.

5.   What makes a house a home?
A dog, kids, and good friends… not necessarily in that order.

6.   What is the most enjoyable part of your day?
I love the first part of the day.  Arriving at my office early before the day gets ahead of us.  Sitting in the office with a cup of coffee, looking out the window over the Five Mile River watching the kayakers and boaters.

7.   What is your favorite flower?
Hydrangeas and peonies.

8.   If you were a cocktail, what would you be?
My southern roots are showing here, mint julep!

9.   If your life were made into a movie, what would be the title and who would play your part?
“One Lucky Lady”, starring Audrey Hepburn.

10.  Name one thing from your “Bucket List”.
Sailing in Polynesia.

Thank you, Lynn, for your great sense of design and refined simplicity!

Photos from Lynn Morgan Design

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12 Responses to “Q & A with Lynn Morgan”

  1. Kelly Dunn says:

    I love the up close and personals :) Getting to know is so neat…even though I will probably never meet! Her work is really great. I’m such a beach girl, so I’m naturally going to love!! XO, Kelly

  2. So glad to see Lynn’s work & enjoyed this interview. Wonderful. Hope you are well.

  3. The Zhush says:

    LOVE Lynn’s work, for all the reasons you so fabulously described. How fun to read about her background…and an office on FM River sounds just perfect!

  4. Gretchen O says:

    What a nice q&a. Her interiors are just beautiful…makes me want to live by the sea. –Gretchen O.

  5. Fantastic interview…Always a treat to get to know the background of a great designer! xoxo E

  6. Hamptontoes says:

    Great interview! I loved learning more about Lynn. Isn’t it fun getting to know the person behind face or brand?

  7. quintessence says:

    She’s so fun and upbeat as are her interiors. Love the adorable shot of her!

  8. Eddie Ross says:

    What a pleasant q&a!!

    E+J

  9. Such a great interview, really enjoyed it! And as much as I’m not a morning person, I have to agree with Lynn that the first part of the day is the best, before we start getting behind on the to-do list and there is still hope that the whole thing will get crossed off!

  10. I love her responses, especially the mint julep! I am so charmed by the south : ) The shot of the Rowayton cottage is absolutely darling. I used to live in Rowayton. Such a lovely place. Thank you for sharing these Carolyn.

    xx Katie

  11. Struggler says:

    Wow, I loved the bright blues and greens of the first couple of rooms, but the gentler colors in the last two really hit the spot!

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