Chicago Interior Designer : Lydia Workman
Oliver sitting next to Lydia’s 2017 Christmas tree
Q & A with Chicago Interior Designer
Q: What are your tips for decorating with color?
A: Don’t be scared to step out of your comfort zone and choose something other than grey!
Stick with 3 colors in a room. mine are white, black and emerald green.
I worked for a British fabric and wallpaper company for 10 years know for color and pattern so I’m not afraid to try something bold
Q: What is your Favorite color?
I have charcoal walls in my living room and the idea that dark colors make a space seem smaller isn’t true.
Q: What is your Favorite accessory?
A: Pillows they are a great way to tie a room together, bring in color and add texture and dimension.
Q: What is Favorite piece of furniture in your home?
A: I have an old barrister bookcase that I inherited.
It’s the one piece that has been in every one of my apartments for the past 15 years.
It’s been a bar, bathroom towel storage and …
A styled bookcase in Lydia’s Apartment
Q: What is your Favorite place in Chicago?
A: The bar at the Ritz. It’s so elegant and crisp but still welcoming. And they make a mean dirty martini.
Q: Who is your Favorite interior designer?
A: Miles Redd, he’s Not afraid of color and glamor but his spaces are always still cozy with a loved in feel.
Q: What are you into right now; Brass or flat black hardware?
A: Both! I love mixing finishes. I think I’m one of the few people who will never be over brass
A bright orange Hermes Tray adds a pop of color
Q: What is your favorite Retail shop or home furnishings store in Chicago?
Q: What Trend do you see for 2018?
A: I’m going to Maison in Paris in January I’ll let you know when I get back!
Entry in Lydia’s apartment covered in an Osborne and Little wallpaper
Q: Mark Darcey or Daniel Cleavers?
A: Mark Darcy but I always end up with the Daniel Cleavers