"Traditional Georgian architecture is more what people are looking for," in Savannah homes says Hallett & Co. owner Matthew Hallett whose company supervised the purchase, restoration and furnishing of this 1957 ranch home.
The blue-gray color lends a little fresh twist to this typical colonial architecture. Like all colonial styles, Georgian focuses on strict symmetry. It is typically a box shape and adorned with shuttered windows. The style also features a paneled front door below a decorative crown, which is usually framed by simple, sometimes flattened, columns.
A fresh, fun shade of aqua steals the show in this bedroom. The vibrant hue, appearing predominantly in the in the curtains and bed linens, pops against the room's crisp white walls and classic architecture.
Fun fact: The reason Colonial architecture tends to feature windows with many small “lights” (individual panes) is that the British imposed high import taxes on large pieces of glass sent into the Colonies.
The homeowner's love for modern design is merged with the native forest and grass meadows of the Midwest on this 24-acre Ohio property. Designer Nick McCullough created lush mixed borders that transitioned between the dark modern pool house and the classic Georgian architecture of the brick main house. Plants with dramatic foilage, including 'Black Magic' elephant ears, add to the modern look. This project won a 2015 Association of Professional Landscape Designers award.
HGTV Design Star contestant Karl Sponholtz designed this kitchen addition, including the custom cabinetry and paneling. "I wanted to give the traditional Georgian architecture a modern aesthetic — dreamy!," he says. The spacious white kitchen combines the best of both worlds with traditional, craftsman style cabinets and sleek marble counter tops and island. The over sized, but elegant, chandelier accentuates a tray ceiling while recessed lights help to fill every inch of this space with light. A large, black table set against wall-to-wall windows not only provides the perfect meeting place to enjoy breakfast but also a bold contrast for the space.