Some 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 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