The shared public space at Smithfield Cottage makes use of the home's original design features like an ornate Chinoiserie wooden mantel that includes two nooks for lamps. Asian details were a common motif in the Victorian era, with the opening of China and Japan to the West, and designer Glenn Wallace has played up that historic feature in contemporary Asian elements throughout the home.
Designer Stephanie Andrews, founder of Balance Design, is a big fan of hitting up antique stores for cool mid-century pieces, such as the tiered coffee table the used in this Atlanta home. Plus, the shape gives multiple places to display items, such as orange accessories that matched the bar stools.
Classic wainscoting pairs with textured wallpaper in this refined, masculine, midcentury modern living space. Comfy pillows top a velvet-covered sofa, and glass tables bring an airy quality to the room.
Like other suites across the home, this living space comes with custom drapery. Walls of windows highlight the lake views outside, while a tufted sectional invites the owners to stretch out and unwind.