Sky blues, seen on the round ottomans with layers of looped fringe, give a relaxing air to a guest house living room. An acrylic cocktail table contributes to the serene space accented with other circular objects, such as the metal sconces. The timeless room was designed by Tristan Harstan, a New York-based designer, for a Southeastern Designer Showhouse in Atlanta.
This master suite feels completely high end while offering a sense of peace and tranquility thanks to the artistic approach of Edyta Czajkowska of Chicago based design firm, EDYTA & CO. Using her signature design viewpoint, tailored to modern living, Edyta lightened up the palette, used clean lines for a visual lift, and scattered metallic accents throughout for a touch of glamour. The result is a space that's sophisticated and streamlined.
The solution-based design for this attic-shaped room with left and right sloping ceilings was to open up the ceiling and add collar ties to make the space feel airy and inviting, and utilize unused space below to create closets. The six handy closets blend in with the rest of the bedroom's electric blue walls, with pure white trim that helps the closets coordinate with the exposed collar ties above.
Located in a 1973 bank and opened in March 2018, Oliver Hospitality's Fairlane Hotel has a retro design scheme courtesy of the NYC-based design team Reunion Goods & Services which has worked with the Oliver group on a number of conversions of historic properties to boutique hotels. Beloved New York deli Mile End Delicatessen is in the house along with design that tips its hat to a Mad Men-meets-company man Seventies look.
Fallen leaves mixed with hosta, coleus, Rozanne geraniums, heucheras, ferns and long-lasting annual flowers make a glorious tapestry in your fall garden, says Jan Johnsen, a New York-based landscape designer.
The wine cellar at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 is as much a place to sit and enjoy a beverage with a guest as it is to store an extensive collection of wines. Jane Richardson Mack and John Romaidis designed the stunning Art Deco-inspired space and curated the beverages within from their travels around California's wine country.
We just love the adorable hedgehog grooms (in top hats!) on this wedding card from Compatible Cards. The London-based company designs greeting cards exclusively for LGBT couples and was funded by the Prince's Trust charity. And, yes, they have hedgehog brides, too.
Part of the appeal of the Oliver Hospitality spaces is how they tap into the history of the space they occupy. The circa 1924 Clermont Hotel, located on a busy Atlanta street was reconceptualized by New York-based design firm Reunion Goods & Services. Director of interiors Laura Flam says the firm was inspired by design from the Gilded Age through the present, the classic Hollywood musical An American in Paris and "a mix of art and antiques from the last century. We wanted the place to feel like it had been added to by proprietors over the years."
No matter where you live, the right design can take you anywhere you want to be in the world. We know that it's true because that’s exactly what Brooklyn-based designer, Malene Barnett (https://www.maleneb.com/), founder of the eponymous lifestyle brand Malene Bhasdone has done. She’s taken her expansive Bedford-Stuyvesant brownstone on a journey from New York City all the way to the Caribbean Islands that her family originally hails from. It’s a trip that’s open to anyone who steps through the doors to find the symphony of colors, patterns and accessories that fill the space from top to bottom.
Touches of pink dot the decor on this shelf, decorated by GordonDunning, a Decatur, Ga.-based interior design firm. By mixing the metals of the lamp, shelf and vintage bowl, the designers created a collected look that is tempered by the unifying neutrals and pinks.
Large pieces of art are dramatic and create a center point for a design. Stephanie Andrews of Atlanta-based Balance Design suggests looking through thrift stores for a painting that’s within your budget. She stumbled upon this one at a consignment shop for a couple hundred dollars.
Young newlyweds were looking to transform their home into a chic, sophisticated space for both relaxation and entertaining friends and family.
The renovations were all about creating spaces for entertaining. The compartmentalized main living spaces were opened up with the help of a structural engineer. A bearing wall and two outdated columns were replaced by steel beams that fit into the ceiling system above, and the structural work continued all the way down to the footers in the basement. Designer Heather Garrett and her team worked decorative moulding around the new ceiling beams to make it appear as if they were always part of the home.
"Today's homeowners want a mix of hardware on their cabinetry" says Abbi Williams, an Atlanta-based designer. "Both knobs and various length pulls. After your cabinetry has arrived, grab a glass of wine and a roll of painter's tape to lay out your hardware. Do you want two knobs or one on those long drawers? Cabinet pulls come in 5 inch-14 inch lengths. Tear off tape representing the length you want and put it on the cabinets as a reminder of what hardware was ordered to go where. I can't tell you how many times the hardware showed up and we can't remember what we ordered for where."
This master bathroom is in the basement, so designer Amanda Maday installed an egress window and kept the palette bright to make it feel like it was on the upper level. The electric fireplace stands out as the room's focal point with added color from the surrounding custom tile.
Paint is a go-to choice for enhancing a room, especially on a budget. Using dark trim with lighter walls brings out the architecture and then painting the bookcase in a rich palette makes the entire space appear more expansive, says Donna Mathis with Atlanta-based Haven Design Works.