Designer Spotlight: Lynn Morgan of Lynn Morgan Design

We are long overdue for a Designer Spotlight, and we're brining back our popular series with a designer who we believe is one of the most talented out there.  Meet Lynn Morgan, the founder of her eponymous Rowayton Connecticut based design firm, Lynn Morgan Design.  If you don't already know Lynn, you may recognize her name as the designer I hired to help with the Cailíní Coastal Show House in Connecticut.  She's the one responsible for all of your (& my!) favorite design features in our new home (ie: the custom navy sectional, kitchen backsplash, and herringbone stair runner - just to name a few!)

Photo Credit: Keith Scott Morton

 Lynn and her team work on projects all over the country designing homes in styles ranging from modern to traditional, and of course, coastal.  Her work has been published in regional and national magazines and in her 30+ years as a designer, Lynn is a well known and well respected name in the design world.  

Without further ado, meet the incomparable Lynn Morgan, as she shares more about her firm, her style and design tips.

xo Meg

 Photo Credit: Matthew Kisiday

CC: How did you get your start as a designer?

LM: I have always loved design from an early age and was lucky enough to work at House & Garden magazine as a design editor where I was inspired every day with the leading designers at that time! I moved to Connecticut and started my own business after having kids and have had a design firm in Rowayton, CT for over 30 years.


 Credit: Lynn Morgan

CC: In one line, what is your signature design style?

LM: I love clean crisp interiors with an infusion of color.


Photo Credit: Keith Scott Morton

CC: What are your favorite types of design projects?

LM: Honestly, I have been so lucky over the years to work collaboratively with so many clients on a variety of projects taking me to California, Rockies, Nantucket, Texas, Palm Beach, Savannah and Blufton, SC and all over Connecticut and New England!


Photo Credit: Matthew Kisiday

CC: How can our customers achieve the designer look at home themselves?

LM: There are so many ways to achieve designer looks these days with Pinterest, Instagram and Design blogs. Just find what makes your heart beat and change your interior!

Photo Credit: Matthew Kisiday

CC: What is one of the most consistent design mistakes you see your clients making?

LM: The biggest faux pas are buying wrong scale furniture and adding too much furniture. Get a good floor plan going for each room. Start simple.


 Photo Credit: Keith Scott Morton

CC: I first discovered you through a photo I saw on Instagram of a spectacular let’s talk the entry as I know that’s a key area of focus for you in all your projects. What is your philosophy when it comes to designing a spectacular entryway?

LM:  The entryway is one of the most important features about you and your house. It is so important! I love Lacquered Dutch doors depending on the architecture- with beautiful pots of flowers.  A painted floor is always fun. I love a large scale mirror over a console or chest with flowers as well. Add a Cailíní Coastal rope mat for an extra welcome.


Credit: Ellen McDermott

CC: I know you love color, but you also love the simplicity of white. How do you find the balance between the two?

LM:  I love nothing more than an all white room. Colors can come in many ways with modern art, accent pillows, lacquered coffee tables etc.  Find that balance.


Credit: Matthew Kisiday 

CC: Let’s talk about the Cailíní Coastal house. What was your inspiration behind designing this home?

LM: We took inspiration from your love of Cali-casual but wanted to make it New England fresh for your young family. Love the kitchen blue painterly quality tile and your blue lanterns over your island. While keeping it white and neutral for your brands photo shoots. Most of the fabrics and rugs were intentional to be performance for your two girls, and George, your lovely dog.  

CC:  Any favorite rooms or elements from this project?

LM: I love the whole house and how it has come together incorporating a little bit of blue in each room - casual coastal chic! 


Credit: Raquel Langworthy

CC: What types of home accessories do you find to be most transformational to a room and why?

LM: Working with the natural light in a room and enhancing with the best interior lights. Of course, our clients' art is alway inspiring to set off the right room. And most importantly pillows, you can never have enough.


Credit: Matthew Kisiday

For more information on Lynn and her design firm visit and follow @lynnmorgandesign on Instagram.  


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