California-based designer Lindye Galloway takes est through her family home in Newport Beach, California, which she shares with her husband, Winn, two children, Theo and Harper, and cat, Chloe.
What do you love most about where you live?
Lindye Galloway: We love Newport Beach – a classic beach town. Our family surfs and loves the beach, so being five minutes away from the ocean is a dream. We also love our community here and the friends we share life with.
What was your initial vision for the home?
Lindye Galloway: We wanted a home where we could find comfort, connect with one another, and feel inspired. From inviting friends over for a laugh or a cry (and a glass of wine) on the sofa to celebrating holidays with family, this project was an exploration of how we want to live our lives and the bonds we share.
In the kitchen, Lindye juxtaposed a Spanish-inspired plaster and pressed-tile rangehood with rich veined-marble surfaces. Lindye designed several furniture pieces throughout the home which are part of the Casa Galloway collection. This space features the Ophelia counter stool from the collection.
The dining space features the Lindye Galloway Alaina rug, Diana dining table and Casie dining chair.
How is your home a reflection of you at present?
Lindye Galloway: It’s a space that exudes relaxation. I live a busy life, juggling work and a family, so it was essential that our home felt calming. I am naturally an introvert who loves my alone time, and this home reflects that. I also love to host, so I wanted a home that looked beautiful and felt welcoming and comfortable. As far as style goes, I have always loved Spanish architecture and its organic character, but I also love clean lines and a modern approach; the home strikes that balance.
Talk us through the palette; what made you choose the materials that you did?
Lindye Galloway: The material palette reflects the old-world charm of Spanish architecture with a modern twist. It was important for me to infuse my signature California roots in a reimagined way, such as through clean lines, warm tones and lots of layering. In the kitchen, I juxtaposed the Spanish element of the plaster and pressed-tile rangehood with the contemporary elements of the heavy veined-marble backsplash and countertop.
In the great room, pieces from the Casa Galloway collection, including the Bella coffee table, Betty lounge chair, Teagan rug and Madison scalloped dining table impart a sense of warmth and tranquillity to the space.
The home possesses hallmarks of Spanish colonial architecture, including white-stucco walls, archways and tiled roofs.
What informed your furniture selection?
Lindye Galloway: When designing a home, I always think of the experience; how do we want to live in the home, entertain guests, and create memories? With this front of mind, I designed several furniture pieces throughout the home that are part of the Casa Galloway collection. Every piece reflects my personal design journey, curated with passion. The collection is designed to stand the test of time and last through short-lived trend cycles and the occasional wear and tear. We thoughtfully incorporated specific materials for each piece, like high-quality white oak for the Bella coffee table seen in the great room.
What are some of your favourite features in your home?
Lindye Galloway: Our lounge is one of my favourite spots in the home. It’s become the place where we have family movie nights and a spot for adults to hang out when the kids are running around. The room has become a bit of a sanctuary that we share together.
My favourite piece in the home is our Bella coffee table. We designed it to have a clean but detailed look, and it’s sturdy and spacious, easily holding games, cups and feet!
The lounge is one of Lindye’s favourite spots in the house, being a place where the family can gather and enjoy quality time together. The space features the Lindye Galloway Eva rug, Lara rug, Burke swivel chair and Ruby console.
The entry features the Lindye Galloway Cleo credenza and the Madeline mirror.