Coterie Crush on Designer Ty Larkins

Jul 30 2013

by Cheri Leavy

We have a Coterie Crush on Louisiana interior designer Ty Larkins. This former lawyer says he approaches design like a puzzle where the carefully selected pieces don’t stand alone but together express an overall aesthetic. Looking at past projects, it is his lighting that always seemed to put the exclamation point on the look so we weren’t surprised to learn that an incredible statement piece chandelier is his Southern essential. In his own Baton Rouge home’s renovation that he and his wife Amanda describe as “hip traditional,” Ty used a large scale 17th century Italian light fixture to set the tone of their home.

We enjoyed finding out about Ty’s favorite things and share them here with you.

Fabric collection:

Schumacher. Brunschwig & Fils

China pattern:

Italian Countryside by Mikasa

Design blog:

Habitually Chic, Mark D. Sikes

Paint color:

“White Dove” by Benjamin Moore


“Lavender Leaves” by Henri Bendel

Antiques Shop:

Karla Katz Antiques, Tara Shaw Antiques (New Orleans)


Tony Mose (Esom Gallery) New Orleans; Amanda Talley (New Orleans); James Bea (New Orleans)

Interior designer:

Almost too many to list: Darryl Carter, James Huniford, Stephen Sills, Ralph Lauren, Jean Michel Frank, McAlpine, Booth and Ferrier, Victoria Hagen, David Hicks, Vicente Wolf, Thomas Pheasant, Stephen Gambrel, Renee Abbott, Sheila Bridges, and Christian Liagre.


Anything in interiors or fashion by Ralph Lauren

Southern Essential:

Beautiful large scaled chandeliers

Ty’s style in five words or less:

“Elegant modern rooted in classicism from a southern point of view”

TY LARKINS INTERIORS • 1948 Government Street • Baton Rouge, LA 70806
225.372.2821• •

Also ENJOY spotlights on other interior designers and tastemakers –

Cullen O’Steen of Cullen & Co Interior Design

Holly Phillips of The English Room

Anna Kristin Yarbrough and Cameron Weaver of Interior Canvas

Lisa Mende of Lisa Mende Design

Courtney Barnes of Stylecourt

Joann Kandrac and Kelly Kole of Kandrac and Kole Interiors

Roger Higgins of R. Higgins Interiors

Haskell Harris of Haskell Harris Creative

Tami Ramsay of Tami Ramsay Design

Mary Bryan Peyer of Mary Bryan Peyer Designs

Susan Hable of Hable Construction

Shani Gilchrist of Camille Maurice

Lauren Leonard of Lauren Leonard Designs

Sidney Wagner of Eclectic Interior Design Group

Angie Hranoswsky of Angie Hranowsky Design Studio

Liz Williams of Liz Williams Designs

Jill and Steve McKenzie of Steve McKenzie’s

Chandos Dodson of Chandos Interiors



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Cheri Leavy is a connector, cheerleader and marketing consultant for fellow entrepreneurs.
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