Tuesday, February 8, 2011

TUESDAY: Inspiring Spaces by Ty Larkins

I know this isn't the first time you've seen Mr. Larkins on the Internet, far more well read blogs have blogged about his inimitable style. Still, I hope that you'll find inspiration again in these pictures of his private Baton Rouge home.

Completely new construction, Larkins, a completely self-taught designer and former attorney, designed it from the ground up. A love of old homes, Ty grew up in New Orleans, and was influenced heavily by the history, elegant architecture, and fine old homes of that grand southern style. Obviously traditional Southern design, Ty calls his style "Hip Traditional",

Preferring a neutral palette, Ty suggests that you try color in a room you don't spend too much time in, i.e.: a foyer, a powder room, and keep the rest of the house neutral, which can allow you to change the look of a room without blowing the budget. And speaking of budgets, Larkins confesses his budget probably had more splurges than stingies, including his favorite piece in the house, the 17th-century Italian chandelier in the living room.
So, without further ado ... (or more blah blah from me) enjoy Ty and his beautiful families Baton Rouge Masterpiece - I know I did!

For more of his beautiful portfolio, check out his website: http://www.tylarkins.com/


  1. Beautiful photos and bottles,Artie. I know they will fly off of your shelves.
    xo Isa

  2. Love the faux urn on the mantle and especially those tall kitchen cupboards - beautiful home!!

    Did you ever share with us what the gold wall hanging was that hangs in your foyer?? patti

  3. Gorgeous home tour, Artie. Did you notice how undersized the table/chairs seem in the dining room? Especially compared to the "heaviness" of the overall room style. Just me maybe...

    Love your bottles, Artie- The sea shell collectors, and bottle collectors, will be lining up! Hugs- Diana

  4. I like this house Artie. The living room is really chic. Using an oversized ottoman as seating is a great idea! Love your bottles too....can't believe you made them!

    xo kelley

  5. STUNNING. thank god he left law... what a loss to the design community if he had not. I am in love!!

    And.... I LOVE your bottles. They are GORGEOUS.... and the prices- omg... you are giving them away. They should be triple+ those prices. I try to pick a favorite, but can't. They are all to beautiful- I love them all. You are such a talent my friend! Congratulations and HUGE success on this new adventure!


  6. Well, A! I may just have to make one of these mine.


  7. Thanks for bringing Mr. Larkins home to our attention, Artie. As usual, I'm drawn to the homes/rooms you enjoy. The muted colors, rich textures, and grand style on a relatively moderate scale really speak to me.

    Good luck with your new sales venture. I know you'll do great!