Photographs by Amy Vischio
Above: Jill Saunders and Melissa Lindsay in the design studio, with custom work tables and cabinetry designed by Pimlico
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 farther 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 Wine & Spirits, has room to host the firm’s design studio and retail showroom, yet it’s 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 supermodern 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 with glass, serves as a private project 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.
The retail showroom features two spaces for vignettes, directed out toward the windows, that highlight everything from furnishings to artwork. 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, which 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