We hope y'all are ready for this, because it's REALLY good. Memphis native Meade Carlisle is giving us an exclusive look inside her seriously chic home. When you have an accomplished interior designer for a mother, I guess you're bound to pick up lots of tips and tricks along the way.  But when it comes to style and an eye for design, that's something you're born with and this home proves that Meade has the vision. We could not be more excited to share this feature with you and hope you love every detail as much as we do.

Tell us which room is your favorite in the comments below! 


Q: How would you describe your style at home?

Mid-century modern!

Q: What's your favorite piece in your home?

My dining room chairs. They were originally in my grandfather's jewelry store in Memphis. The snow leopard fabric I reupholstered them in makes for an interesting edge. It's fun to have items in your home that tell a story!

Q: What's the one decor item that you can't live without?

I can't live without unusual containers for flowers. I love adding fresh flowers to rooms for a pop of color! 

Q: Where is your favorite spot to relax?

My favorite spot is relaxing on the sectional sofa in our den. It was the first piece of furniture my husband and I bought together when we lived in Washington, DC. We can both lounge in opposite directions while watching TV - it is perfect! 

Q: What's your advice to others trying to decorate their home?

Buy things that speak to you. Just because something is currently in style doesn't mean you have to follow the trend.
Be open to where you shop. Sometimes you can find hidden treasures in the most unlikely places! 

Q: What did you splurge on for your home?

Artwork - I think artwork is so important for homes. It gives a home originality and interest. The quietest of rooms can be brought to life with a striking painting or sculpture. 

Q: If you could add any Mintwood Home item to your space, what would it be?

I adore anything leopard and the leopard wool micro hooked rug would be the perfect addition to my walk-in closet!

Q: What's your go-to home decor resource for inspiration and guidance?

Being educated about the past is essential. My mom has done design since she was my age and has an amazing collection of old design books. I enjoy looking through them for inspiration! I especially admire the work of the famous Albert Hadley. His designs were so simple and sophisticated. Truly his work stands the test of time!
I also get inspiration from period films and TV shows like Mad Men - I wouldn't mind some of Betty Francis's fabulous wardrobe either!


 Photo Credit:

Lauren Pigford // Amie Vanderford

Artist Credit (two paintings in bedroom):

Nate Renner


July 10, 2015 — Caroline Lawler