When she's not coordinating weddings or planning workshops, Miranda Crace of Detroit-based company Spoke Events often puts together beautiful tablescapes for styled photoshoots. Here, she's at work arranging votive candles and plates, with florals from Studio Terrain and calligraphy name cards from Plume & Proper.
Wood platforms situated in the natural rock bed create a comfortable walking path by this succulent garden. The small plants feature rich tones of green and purple adding instant life to the space. Bamboo stalks shooting up against the wall add height to the area and finish off the zen, Asian style look of the garden.
Chris mixed modern with traditional to create a transitional design style. He paired a tailored, button-tufted, 1960s-style sofa with an ovular, bronze and glass coffee table that has more traditional lines. For rustic, masculine texture, Chris opted for end tables made of driftwood with glass tops. A pair of mid-century modern table lamps added a touch of the unexpected to the space. Altogether the furniture arrangement came to slightly over $2000. After searching for art, Chris couldn't find anything he connected with and instead had a professional photographer shoot his collectible Cutlass convertible, and then had it framed as fine art.
To create an open feeling throughout the home, the second floor landing and staircase were left open for a clear view between floors. Upon descending the stairs, guests enter the foyer of the home, which is half contemporary, with hardwood floors and an oriental rug, and half traditional, with patterned tile and large pots filled with bamboo shoots for dramatic effect. The neutral color palette and slope of the stairs help to anchor the space, creating a pleasing blend of the two styles.
This closet is actually located in the open corner of a studio apartment, where fashion expert Lindsay Albanese shoots her YouTube videos. Designer Lucinda Pace of Laurel & Wolf found that Lindsay was using her clothes closet for storing boxes, paper towels, and other miscellaneous items, while her clothes hung on collapsible rolling racks. The designer created this “Style Studio” for Lindsay along one wall to act as clothing storage, a video set and an apartment design element all in one. The chaise, formerly a catchall for un-hung clothes, was reupholstered in ivory microsuede, and now serves as the perfect place for Lindsay to interview guests.
Open through October 7, the Pinewood Forest Idea Home sponsored by Atlanta magazine is nestled in a community of design-forward homes situated close to the motion picture studio Pinewood Studios, half an hour from Atlanta. Focused on eco-friendly construction and a blend of old and new that mixes European home styles, Pinewood Forest is a 234-acre New Urbanism community that will eventually include 600 single family homes. The Atlanta area is already home to countless Hollywood film shoots and locally-shot TV shows (including Ozark, Stranger Things, Atlanta and The Walking Dead) and its rumored that at least one TV star is already calling Pinewood Forest home.