Artistic, luxurious, and a bit irreverent, furniture and interior designer John Lyle has spent more than 25 years designing outstanding interiors that truly influence the pulse of what’s trending. As a transplant from Jackson, Mississippi, to Manhattan, Lyle is as much rooted in his southern heritage as he is a seasoned New Yorker, and his aesthetic reflects this multi-dimensional flavor and sophistication.
Which is why we selected Lyle as a panelist for our event: The Future of Antiques: Southern Style. We chatted with Lyle before the panel about his current design projects and were thrilled to hear about his ideas for a 1790s Federal townhouse he hopes to purchase soon in upstate New York.
“When I design a space I like to combine my own furniture designs with clever antiques. Antiques ground a room transforming it from ordinary to extraordinary,” Lyle says. “I visited The HighBoy and hit the jackpot.”
You’ll agree that Lyle put together a dream collection of antiques. And while Lyle has not yet sealed the deal on his future home, he already knows that he would love to see this collection in the living room and dining room. “So I’m putting the cart before the horse, but isn’t that the way one wishes something into being. I love going on a design journey. Don’t you?” (Absolutely.)
Grab inspiration from Lyle’s picks for his 1790s Federal townhouse, and leave us a note about how you’d design your own dream home.
1. French Louis XV Walnut Sedan Chair | 2. French Pair of Crystal Cascade Chandelier
3. Antique Chinese Door Coffee Table
4. Pair of French Linen Panels or Tapestries | 5. Swedish Gustavian Trumeau Mirror
6. Pair of French Napoleon III Slipper Chairs | 7. Karl Springer Shagreen Set of Nesting Tables
8. Pair of Maison Jansen End Tables
9. French Napoleon III Chaise Longue | 10. Decorative Turkish Wool Rug
Image via John Lyle Design.