Contemporary furnishings create contrast when set in a historic home. Designer Shelley Cahan combined a simple, white canopy bed, crisp white trim and olive-toned accents in the bedroom of this 20th century home for a look that is both modern and timeless.
When renovating a bath in a historic home, designer Mark Williams had to work within a small footprint. “Baths were not as luxuriously proportioned back then so we had to get creative with storage solutions,” he says. “We built in a large piece—designed to look like an armoire—but is actually linen storage above, and a hamper below. The antiqued mirror insets in the upper cabinet doors make the whole space feel larger.”
To update the outdated kitchen, designers added new cabinets that were more functional and modern, but still remained true to the historic home's Tudor design. They then concealed the kitchen's major appliances with wood panels that made them blend in with the cabinets, creating a seamless design that is modernized, but still nods to the home's past design.
No luxury closet would be complete without a makeup table, and this beautiful contemporary dressing room is no exception. The mirrored surface of the table adds to the elegance of the space, while small chandeliers hang on either side of the dresser to light the work station. Mirrored drawers sit atop the makeup table to provide storage for the homeowner's beauty necessities, and the luxurious chair placed at the desk allows this homeowner to get ready in style.
In the center of this luxury closet stands a jewelry dresser. Complete with a beautiful chandelier and lighted drawers on all sides, this dresser provides the homeowner easy access to all of her favorite pieces.
This mirrored makeup table provides a stylish, elegant place for the homeowner to get ready for her day. Complete with drawers for storage, chandeliers for lighting and magnified makeup mirrors for perfect application, this space is any girl's dream closet.
What girl wouldn't love a luxury dressing room to call her own? Well, this girl now has one. To achieve this lovely little getaway, she had a second story patio enclosed and the unused space transformed into a luxe dressing room. There were only two walls in the space, so that's where the floor-to-ceiling built-in wardrobes were installed for all of the homeowner's clothes. These wardrobes are all lit and lined with wallpaper, so that each and every garment and accessory is showcased and easily accessible. White Roman shades were added to this space to provide chic privacy for the homeowner.
This newly renovated, turn of the century home has been given an upgrade. The homeowner has decided to turn an underused second story patio into a luxury dressing room. These elegant French doors lead from the home's newly renovated master bathroom into the new custom closet. Upon entering the space, one of the more stunning features is present-a custom built jewelry tower. This tower is complete with lighted drawers so that the homeowner has easy access to all of her favorite pieces. The chandelier that hangs from the ceiling, while elegant and stylish, is also functional and helps to provide extra light to the space.
The owner of this home wanted an elegant, functional space for her closet, so she decided to enclose an underused second floor patio. To make this dressing room the perfect space, floor to ceiling built-in wardrobes were added with lighted drawers for easy access. The shoes get their own sliding storage so that each pair is neatly laid out and easily accessible. The chandelier in the center of the room is elegant and stylish and hangs over a jewelry tower, complete with lighted drawers for ease of access. The space has banquette seating so that the homeowner and her friends can gab and get ready all at the same time, while the black and white Roman shades provide stylish privacy for the space.
The screen facade of this two-story construction is made from bronze anodized aluminum with patterned cutouts that are a nod to the original home's precast concrete window grilles. Though this is a contemporary design for this historic site, the building's form and exterior materials match the historic home.
This dreamy historic home, Arden, was built in 1917 and designed by renowned architect Neel Reid. Located in Atlanta, Georgia in the prestigious neighborhood of Buckhead, it is considered to be one of Reid's masterpieces.
The inner courtyard now has the visual focus of a fireplace. The fireplace design complements the historic design of the home. The fireplace is accented with encaustic tiles and flanked by traditional “banco” benches. With this design, the delineation between exterior and interior spaces is obscured.
A white door pops against gray and red brick in a historic Atlanta neighborhood. Brick homes can use a front door color other than red, says landscape designer Danna Cain of Home & Garden Design. Photo by JJ Ortega Real Estate Photography.
A staircase made of matte black wrought iron and exotic ipe wood brings a bit of an industrial feel to the home in a historic Atlanta neighborhood. The covered two-story outdoor porch was designed by Eric and Jenny Rothman of Rothman + Rothman Design.
The owners of this 1930s historic home in Phoenix, Arizona wanted a fun and eclectic living room that also kept the charm of the home, so designers incorporated detailed trim around the built-in bookshelves, the windows and the fireplace into the design to complement the home's historical details.
A beamed and vaulted living room decorated by Georgia designer Sally Draughon features a stone fireplace, double gold chandeliers, a monochromatic palette, provincial furniture with a whitewash and accessories such as glass obelisks on the mantel. The home served as the 2017 Design House for the Historic Macon Foundation.