Designer insights with Lucy Farmer

Lucy Farmer is a sensual creator that has been featured on HGTV’s Beach Flip, designing homes with her husband from Birmingham, Alabama. Lucy has an inherent curiosity for creativity, designing homes for over 15 years. She has a background working with an  architectural salvage store, which inspired her to reclaim old pieces and restore them for every home she designs. Lucy has been featured numerous times in Design magazines, for editorials or a as contributing blogger. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Lucy Farmer.

Designer Insights - Lucy Farmer

Image Credit: 1) Shai Design 2) Quizlet 3) Gabby Home 4) Tabarka Studio 5)  The Cre8ive

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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?

My style is definitely unique. My absolute favorite thing to do is use salvaged architecture in my homes. Every door in my current home is different and salvaged from the late 1800’s. #buildanewhousewitholdthings

2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?

I tell my clients to go straight to Pinterest.  There are so many images out there and it’s smart to pin what you love and then narrow down the creative design process.

3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?

I’ve been lucky enough to be on HGTV’s Beach Flip this summer and I got to work with Josh Temple, David Bromstadt and Nicole Curtis. TV’s big designers. They all have a huge followings and it was incredible to have that experience. Nicole is one of the hardest working people I’ve ever been around. Josh has a great background in carpentry and David is an out of the box creative genius!

4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?

I’m usually inspired by one thing and I create everything else around it. I found these hand carved bricks that date back to 1830. I bought 10 of them and didn’t have a clue what I would do with them. They are the focal point of my fireplace!

5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?

My experience has mostly been in building and selling homes with my husband. We have built or renovated 8 homes and I learned something every single time. We just finished the 8th and I already have several things I would change. The best advice I can give is get experience and when you get a floorplan….make sure EVERYTHING works. We have a space by the backdoor that I would love one more foot!!