Part of the Savannah College of Art and Design's revitalization of downtown Savannah began with the school's founding in 1978 under the direction of president Paula Wallace (learn more about SCAD's history and Wallace's role in founding the arts college at SCADstory, the new interactive exhibition that debuted in spring 2019) has been reclaiming historic buildings. The meticulously restored 1888 Victorian mansion in the Queen Ann style Smithfield Cottage in downtown Savannah is a guest house for SCAD guests (Salma Hayek and Derek Lam have stopped in while in town), and is a billboard for SCAD's creative side. The home is filled with artwork by SCAD alums and Paula Wallace's designer husband and SCAD grad Glenn Wallace has integrated Asian elements and historic touches at Smithfield to create a sublime blend of the contemporary and the timeless in this beautiful home.
Modern Master Bedroom With Upholstered Platform Bed
The high ceiling in this master bedroom opens up the room for a bright, modern look. The cream platform bed with a tufted headboard is dressed with metallic gray bedding and red accent pillows. A charcoal gray chair looks toward the glass door that leads out onto the patio.
Thin-frame dining chairs with faux leather upholstery in animal print balance a black distressed trestle-base table, defining the dining area in the open plan room. Custom navy velvet sofa and woven navy area rug define the family room area.
A striking four-poster chrome bed adds a touch of drama to this bedroom, which is otherwise decorated in the home’s natural color palette. A tufted sofa, light wood flooring and sumptuous bedding make it a luxurious retreat.
This simple, yet breathtaking table for six rests in just one of several outdoor rooms surrounding this Mediterranean-inspired retreat. Weathered, slatted chairs surround a sturdy, modern table, exuding a rustic-contemporary feel that characterizes this home both indoors and out.
Contemporary Deck With Outdoor Dining Table and Umbrella
Hardwood decking and a stone enclosure add a rustic vibe to this contemporary area featuring an outdoor dining table and white umbrella. Warm throws and patterned pillows lend a cozy feel to the space.
Colorful patio cushions, a new ceiling fan and light gray curtains create a bright, breezy destination for outdoor dining. Next to the dining space, a casual seating area awaits for after-dinner drinks.
Design challenges for this bath included incorporating a lot of storage in a relatively small bathroom, removing a drop-ceiling and integrating good lighting without the benefit of a natural light source. Two large storage towers provide plenty of space for toiletries while double sconces and recessed lighting illuminates the room.
A coffered ceiling makes a beautiful architectural statement overhead, while a navy-and-white rug grounds this masculine meets contemporary home office. A comfortable Chesterfield sofa pairs with a sleek glass coffee table for a relaxing seating area, while the distressed desk is a light-filled workspace.
The finest in spa luxury can be found in this glorious bathroom. Step into the enormous walk in shower or relax in the elegant soaking tub. The marble floor keeps the mood stylishly crisp with a herringbone pattern.
Storage Dilemma: Doing laundry feels like a constant chore, made worse because your laundry room lacks storage. Solution: Smart tools like slide-out hampers, hanging rods for air-drying clothes and shelves for supplies take advantage of every inch of space available. This way you can focus on the task at hand, instead of searching for supplies.