Q&A with designer Lindsey Herod
Our Designer Network is a group of trailblazers and icons that Sunset and sister publications Coastal Living and Southern Living work with to curate the best home designs for the magazines.
This week, we feature designer Lindsey Herod of Lindsey Herod Interiors.
Sunset: How would you describe your style?
LH: My preference is a lively mix of classic, traditional style with a lighthearted youthful color palette – never too serious, and always a bit quirky.
Sunset: What’s a design trend you’re loving right now?
LH: I’m loving waxed and limed wood finishes for floors, paneling and cabinetry lately.
Sunset: What’s your No. 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.
Sunset: What’s your go-to statement-making front door paint color?
LH: A recent favorite was a deep orangey-red in Fine Paints of Europe high gloss.
Sunset: Coastal/Southern/Western destination of choice?
LH: I’m in love with Kiawah Island for it’s long, beautiful beaches and picturesque marsh views.
Sunset: Favorite designers/tastemakers/etc. 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.
Sunset: When it comes to (beach house) kitchens, what’s your preference: Island or peninsula?
LH: Always an island over a peninsula, they’re great to gather around and allow for a better work flow.