Text by Karen Callaway
Summer comes softly to Lynne Taylor’s lovely home in the hills of Southern California. Breezes gently stir the leaves of the trees that frame the view into the valley below, bringing with them an easy, peaceful aura that swirls right in the door and spreads throughout the house.
As owner and president of the illustrious Taylor Linens company, Lynne has created a home that perfectly portrays the beauty and character of her designs. Trips to England some years ago sparked a love of all things British, particularly the sweet simplicity of Cornish pottery and the muted florals of linens sun-drying on clotheslines in the Cotswolds. She turned that inspiration into a thriving business that offers beautiful bedding, curtains, aprons, and sleepwear that have earned her a loyal following, and nowhere are those products more ideally suited than in her own home.
The soft Farrow & Ball paint colors Lynne favors grace the walls throughout the house, giving each room a relaxed ambience that matches the tone of her thoughtfully gathered antiques and accessories. As the former owner of a quilting business, she has a love of quilts that shines through with charming examples tucked in cupboards or folded at the ends of beds. Pieces of blue-and-white-banded Cornishware from her cherished collection are scattered about, lending cheery notes from shelf to table. “I love the kind of decorating that is comfortable,” she says. “I see beautiful things, and I just want to share them.” That endearing philosophy plays out happily throughout the abode.
The outdoor spaces are infused with the same serenity: a dining area with a spectacular view, the rose garden planned and prepared by her late father, and a potting shed where Lynne’s green thumb gets a workout. With this kind of inspiration all around, it’s no wonder that her creativity has wings to soar, and fans can look forward to her brilliant designs for years to come.
For information on Taylor Linens, visit taylorlinens.com.