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Georgia Girls: Lindsey Coral Harper

Name: Lindsey Coral Harper

Family: Husband, Chris Gefaell

Hometown: Cartersville, Georgia

Current Town: New York City and Weekapaug, Rhode Island

What Years at UGA: 1994-1999

School/Degree: College of Family and Consumer Sciences, BSFCS Furnishings & Interiors

Profession: I am a high-end residential Interior Designer and just this summer opened my first shop, CORAL in Watch Hill, Rhode Island. I moved to NYC my senior year for an internship with a textile company. I soon landed a job with the very talented Southern designer Richard Keith Langham. I worked for him for eight years before going out on my own in 2007. I work with clients all over the country and abroad, but have many clients in the southeast.

Accolades: UGA 40 Under 40 class of 2014, 2019 “A New Traditionalist” Traditional Home Magazine

INSPO

TRAVEL: Most of my inspiration comes from traveling. It could be walking the streets of New York, driving under Spanish moss covered trees in the low-country, or sifting through Portobello Road in London or the souks of Marrakesh. I will hop on a plane to go just about anywhere!

Book: Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, In Cold Blood, Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil, or anything by David Sedaris

Magazine: Garden & Gun, World of Interiors

Podcast: Wow! I’m not that hip.

Instagram: @overheardny, @mytherapistsays, @henrythecoloradodog

Brand: Celine, La Double J

Fashion designer: Roksanda, Oscar de la Renta, loving what Jeremy Scott did with Moschino this season!

Interior designer: Richard Keith Langham, Tom Scheerer, the late David Hicks, Billy Baldwin, Albert Hadley, Nancy Lancaster

Historical figure: Coco Chanel and Virginia Woolf

Quote:

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough”

Mae West

ATHENS + UGA:

Describe Athens in five words or less: Too much fun!! GO DAWGS!

Restaurants and bars: East West, Harry Bissett’s and Gus’s

Shops: McColly’s of course, I worked there!

Athens/campus landmark: The Arch, the bell and the hedges!

Gameday ritual/plan: My grandparents all UGA graduates and die-hards, would tailgate inside the Georgia Center. They and their group of friends always had the same rooms on the 4th floor. They would set up their spread down the hall and all their doors were open to one another. It was one big civilized indoor tailgate.

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Becca is a recent graduate of the University of Georgia, where she majored in Consumer Journalism with a certificate in Entrepreneurship and Personal & Organizational Leadership. Her passion lies in connecting with others to help them fulfill their greatest potential. At UGA, she spent her time investing in Cru, an on-campus ministry, and her sorority, Chi Omega, and worked on different areas of campus throughout her time, including the Sports Communications department. Now she works full-time for The Southern C, meeting and assisting all of the amazing creatives of the entrepreneurial south that are part of its community. With that, she also helps Cheri + Vance on Bulldawg Illustrated from content to ideas to interns. Ways she finds joy? People, power walks, calling old friends for a catch-up, sand between her toes, and ideas— no matter how scary they may be. Calling Columbus, GA home but born and raised in South Mississippi, she love places and people that feel like home and believes there’s nothing sweeter than making other people feel the same way.