Once a very traditional and dated dining room, this space is now a modern masterpiece. To lighten up the dark room, designers added ambient lighting, and to modernize the space, they brought in an elegant dining table and chairs that were upholstered in luxurious Missoni fabric. Modern art and an beautiful rug were also added to the space to modernize it.
This master bedroom was once dark and traditional, but now, it is light and modern. To brighten the space, designers added sheer curtains that allow light into the room instead of blocking it. Heavier curtains were hung on a rod just outside the sheer, though, to block light and add privacy when desired. The modern headboard is the statement piece in the room, with the nightstands built into it, and the footboard doubles as a cabinet to house the television and conceal it when not in use.
A dramatic way to bring attention to a mantel is painting the wall a deep, rich hue. Then you can leave much of the mantel blank by balancing out the ends with white sculptural accessories or candleholders, which are used in this metro Atlanta model home.
A movable fire bowl nestled into newly established colonies of bayberry, winterberry and fern extends the use of a Maine garden beyond dusk. Slabs of lichen and moss-covered granite are used as benches and form a firewood crib. The property is
within Acadia National Park along the west edge of Somes Sound on Maine’s Mount Desert Island. Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design won an American Society of Landscape Architects award for the entire project.