Lindley Martens’ love of art, nature and the transporting qualities of expression through fashion was seeded early in a rural upbringing outside New York City. Exposure to the art and culture of NYC and the grounding of close connection to nature had a lasting impact. Her pursuit of design progressed as a student at the Memphis College of Art, then later at Rhode Island School of Design. After working in New York for Ralph Lauren as an assistant designer in the Women’s Classics and Accessories Divisions, Martens returned to Memphis, where her formative instruction in interiors took root, first under the direction of the Rodgers Menzies Interior Design firm and later working with Shea Design.
She founded Lindley Martens Design in 2010 after a combined 13 years with these storied design firms. Her deep-seated sense of artistry allows her to create a story for each room’s distinct personality while retaining a sense of connectedness to the whole. Her spaces are inviting, tailored and timeless, a true reflection of the homeowner’s personality, layered with client’s special collections and one-of-a-kind treasures from her own travels.