Moving on Up

Photographs by Amy Vischio
Above left: Saunders and Lindsay in the design studio, with custom work tables and cabinetry designed by Pimlico. right: Unique accessories, home décor and jewelry in the retail section.

Pimlico’s current unofficial tagline, “Movin’ on up,” is very apropos in more ways than one. The New Canaan lifestyle boutique and full-service interior design firm relocated this spring to a larger space further up on Elm Street, and owners Melissa Lindsay and Jill Saunders couldn’t be happier.

Pimlico’s new digs, located on the second floor above Walter Stewart’s Spirits, has room to host both the firm’s design studio and retail showroom, is still within walking distance to the heart of downtown and offers convenient parking nearby. “It’s a beautiful space, and we fell in love with the building—it’s brand new and essentially a big glass box,” says Lindsay. “It’s super-modern and dynamic and has a great feel inside with all the windows.”

Putting their touch on every surface, Lindsay and Saunders customized the space to fit their needs. A work pod in the center, defined by half-walls topped off with glass, serves as a private work area for the design team, and client meetings are held in a glass-walled design studio anchored by a custom conference table and a large wall of built-ins, both designed by Lindsay.

A sampling of fabric memos taken from the vast design library.

The retail showroom features two spaces for vignettes, directed out toward the windows, that showcase everything from furnishings to artwork, and jewelry and other personal accessories are on display as well. Pimlico also partnered with Elm Street neighbor Deane, Inc., on a new kitchen for the showroom. “I came up with the design concept for the kitchen and then collaborated with Deane to create it,” says Lindsay. “It’s gorgeous and really unique.”

This is the third time Pimlico has moved to a new space on Elm Street, and each move has been one for the better. “To have this space that really reflects our style, that we could really fit out the way we wanted, from both a functional and an aesthetic perspective, has really been exciting,” says Lindsay. “It’s a positive move all around and a great opportunity for us to do a lot more.” 215 Elm Street, 2nd Floor, New Canaan; 203-972-8166; pimlicointeriors.com