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Lyn-with-DogSome people are born to be doctors. Walk into a classroom and you might see a passionate teacher in an engaging discussion about a world event. If we’re lucky in life, we work in a career we don’t just enjoy but are born to do.

That’s Lyn Mabry.

Maybe she gets her talent from her mother, who was a well-known interior designer in Nashville. Maybe she got it by working for four and five-star hotels in the US and traveling abroad. Wherever it came from, she’s got it.

Lyn worked many years as a director of sales for the Peabody in Memphis, the Brown Hotel in Louisville, the Loews Vanderbilt and the Hermitage in Nashville and the Aspen Meadows in Aspen, Co.

After more than 20 years in the hotel business, Lyn was ready for a new adventure and connected with a friend in Nashville to design and build a state of the art pet boarding facility. Lyn pulled together her hotels skills, customer service skills and her interior design capabilities to design and built the Farm at Natchez Trace. At the same time, several of Lyn’s own residential renovation projects were being showcased by local home tours. So after several successful years, Lyn sold her interest in The Farm to her partner and moved back to Louisville to follow her dream in residential design.

Louisville has always held a special place in Lyn’s heart. Upon her return, she bought and renovated a condo building in the Cherokee Triangle. Shortly after, she invested in a national design and décor business and continued to build an additional vertical design business.

By 2012, Lyn was ready to embark on her best investment: herself. Living Spaces by Lyn was born.Living Spaces By Lyn has seen meteoric growth in the past two years with projects ranging from color selection and furniture placement to a full-blown renovation of an entire floor. Most recently, she has worked on condos for international clients and is currently working with a local architectural designer to update and furnish the C-Net Smart House in Goshen, Ky. As her business has grown, so have her diversity and her client base: Realtors, builders, individuals living in the US and abroad.

Lyn has managed to take all her skills and innate abilities and merge them into Living Spaces By Lyn. She’s doing what she was always meant to do. And loving it.

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Lyn. With Galen.

Lyn Mabry

Lyn worked many years as a director of sales for the Peabody in Memphis, the Brown Hotel in Louisville, the Loews Vanderbilt and the Hermitage in Nashville and the Aspen Meadows in Aspen, Co.

After more than 20 years in the hotel business, Lyn was ready for a new adventure and connected with a friend in Nashville to design and build a state of the art pet boarding facility. Lyn pulled together her hotels skills, customer service skills and her interior design capabilities to design and built the Farm at Natchez Trace. At the same time, several of Lyn’s own residential renovation projects were being showcased by local home tours. So after several successful years, Lyn sold her interest in The Farm to her partner and moved back to Louisville to follow her dream in residential design.

Louisville has always held a special place in Lyn’s heart. Upon her return, she bought and renovated a condo building in the Cherokee Triangle. Shortly after, she invested in a national design and décor business and continued to build an additional vertical design business.

By 2012, Lyn was ready to embark on her best investment: herself. Living Spaces by Lyn was born.Living Spaces by Lyn has seen meteoric growth in the past two years with projects ranging from color selection and furniture placement to a full-blown renovation of an entire floor. Most recently, she has worked on condos for international clients and is currently working with a local architectural designer to update and furnish the C-Net Smart House in Goshen, Ky. As her business has grown, so have her diversity and her client base: Realtors, builders, individuals living in the US and abroad.

Lyn has managed to take all her skills and innate abilities and merge them into Living Spaces By Lyn. She’s doing what she was always meant to do. And loving it.

Debi Marcum

Debi is a certified residential stager and is passionate about color and design.  She offers the unique ability to understand size, scale and balance in a home.

Having worked as a NICU nurse for 18 years, Debi knows how to take care of her clients.  Long before she became a nurse, she coached friends and family on colors, textures, fabrics and furnishings. After she retired in 2015, she decided to pursue another labor of love as a residential design and staging professional.

Debi and her husband, Herb, have 2 children and 3 grandchildren.

Rebecca Pfalzgraf

Rebecca Pfalzgraf, Lyn’s administrative assistant and bookkeeper, has over sixteen years of experience supporting high-energy, multi-level executives, from the Chief Financial Officer of a Fortune 500 company, to a staff of twenty at a non-profit, to Lyn, a one-woman show. Prior to serving in a support role to busy execs, Rebecca worked for Louisville-based IT companies in multiple roles including front office management, logistics and operations, human resources, and managing a technical and desktop engineering staff of 70+. Rebecca and her husband Joe have five children, a son-in-law, one granddaughter, an orange cat and a beagle. They live in Oldham County.

Karen Denham King

Karen is a Certified Residential Home Stager (CRHS) and has a passion for design.

She loves color and trends. Setting the tone in a space is one of her favorite pastimes. She also likes to think about how a room is used when embarking on a new design challenge.

Karen feels a home should reflect the owner’s interests and be a relaxing refuge from the rest of the world.  She shares Lauren Liess’ opinion, author of Habitat, “Decorating is about envisioning how people will wake up, perform daily routines, cook, eat, be with loved ones, party, relax, work, play… it’s about living.”

She was a Design Specialist at Pottery Barn and worked a brief time at Stag & Doe for the Modern Home. There she honed her skills in furniture placement, fabric selection and creating the right mix of elements to give a home that “just right” feel.

Before falling in love with home interiors she spent 14 years in public relations at Chase Bank and Family & Children’s Place before taking time out to have children.  While her children were young she was a substitute teacher at St Francis Preschool.  There she learned the subtle art of patience and letting things flow.

Karen lives with her husband, two children and a dog named Oliver.

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Whether you are selling your current home, staying in your existing home or trying to get settled into a new home, it is my mission to create spaces that will say, “Welcome Home!”

As a Certified Real Estate Stager (CRES) I can create an environment in your home that will appeal to the prospective buyer. While my classroom certification is invaluable, the 30 years of hands-on experience. I have (by way of having a spouse whose career required us to move every several years) is priceless. Those moves gave me a keen eye for what needed to be packed up and what needed to be rearranged to make the home we were selling tell the prospective buyer they’d just found their new home.

Perhaps your home just needs a refresh. As an Interior RE-designer I can use decorating items that you already own and use them differently so that they feel fresh again. I can also offer recommendations for new items that may give your home just the touch you are looking for.

We all want the inside of our home to be welcoming, but the very first impression is at the curb. I have years of experience and knowledge in creating outdoor spaces. I can help you create a welcoming first impression at the front of your home and a peaceful space to relax in your backyard space.

Whether you want me to do all of the work or to give you guidance in what needs to be done, please contact me to discuss how my services can benefit your needs, and make your home say, “Welcome Home!”

“Lyn has a magical quality about how she sees space.  It’s as if she instinctively knows how to take what exists and improve it.  This may require moving furniture from one room to another, purchasing a specific object or image to ground a space, or suggest color to create interest in a room that has become stale.  What I really admire about Lyn is her desire to use what means something to me and recreate the space so that it represents my families’ personality.  We live in our home but want it to be joyful and serene.  Lyn has the skill and creative eye to make this possible.” – Amanda F. / Louisville, KY

Lyn Mabry in Louisville, KY on Houzz
Lyn Mabry in Louisville, KY on Houzz
Lyn Mabry in Louisville, KY on Houzz

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