Local Inspiration from Interior Designer, Lauren Mendenhall
LOCAL INSPIRATION : LAUREN MENDENHALL
Celadon’s Flea & Farmers Market is filled with artisans and makers from all over the Charleston area looking to make a start, or continuing to chase their dreams. We take pride in helping to advocate for our local small businesses, as we too, are a small, local business. This blog series is spotlighting artists and makers who have made a name for themselves among The Holy City and who help to influence and encourage our vendors and customers alike. We are excited to continue with local interior designer, Lauren Mendenhall of Amen Design.
BEHIND THE INSPIRATION
Tell us about yourself.
Originally from Annapolis, Maryland, I’ve lived in Charleston for 11 years and have been in interior design for 10! My husband and I have two daughters, a son and a crazy labradoodle puppy named Max! I love spending my free time with our crew either in our quirky 1980s renovation house, or discovering inspiring new places near and far.
Where do you find your inspiration in Charleston for your work?
It sounds cliché, but inspiration is everywhere in this city. From the expansive natural beauty, to rich Huguenot history or vibrant art scene, it’s all seemingly endless and could be the crux for anything from a plaster skimmed interior wall to a cool coastal color palette.
How would you describe your decorating style?
Our work is a little bit eclectic in that we love working in both modern and traditional spaces and love to intertwine eras. We call our work “Modern + Soulful” because we like things to feel fresh but laced together with rooted, organic-feeling elements.
What are some of your favorite recent pieces from Celadon?
We’re loving all of the great woven pendant shades right now! They’re great in so many settings! We’re also huge fans of the velvet upholstered seating from chairs to sofas, and while they’re not “interior design” related we always love Celadon’s curation of jewelry! So unique and beautiful!
What is your favorite part of the Celadon Flea & Farmers Market?
Anywhere you have food trucks, jump castles for my kids, and amazing furniture sales in one place is just about heaven in my book!
LITTLE FUN NOTES
Can’t live without Sunglasses
Favorite dish Steak-Frites at Felix
Horoscope Sign Virgo
City you were born in Silver Spring, Maryland
Place wish to visit most Aix En Provence
Favorite word Swimmingly
If you were an animal My fluffy white cat, Bridget
Biggest fear Polyester
To find out more about Lauren and her interior design firm, Amen Design, take a look at her portfolio here!
(All furniture and accessories by Celadon.)