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Hapeville: High Design Hotel
Currently the only-North American location of the four-star Solis brand, with locations in Ireland and China (and new properties coming in Qatar, Florida and Indonesia), Solis shares an architecture firm, HOK (which also designed Atlanta's 1.6 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium) , with the equally slick and modern adjacent Porsche Experience Center. Amenity-loaded, the hotel has an indoor pool, on-site gym and free Wi-Fi and two memorable dining and drinking destinations. Overlooking both Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the Porsche Experience Center track from its open-air rooftop perch, the Overdrive Lounge has a Jetsons-meets-Space Age vibe and chef Derrick Green's memorable bites including tuna tartare tacos you won't want to miss as well as the car-themed (when it Rome) Formula 911 featuring muddled blackberries, vodka and Combier. The equally stylish Apron restaurant also helmed by Ritz Carlton vet Green is more chef-driven and imaginative than your usual hotel spot. Apron also features a dog-friendly patio (recommended when the weather is nice), with both tables and lounge-type seating with an impressive view of the airport flight path. Green's focus on inventive Mediterreanean fare offers up nods to Greece in an oregano-infused chicken and to African foodways in a berbere-accented lamb dish with kale and a luscious, tangine-spiced farrotto. A caramel-poached golden beet salad with goat cheese mousse illustrates Green's desire to blend haute cuisine flavors and ingredients with delicious accessibility. Cocktails and craft beer offerings are imaginative and often feature local distilleries like Old Fourth Distillery and ASW as well as Jekyll Brewery, Terrapin and Hapeville's own Arches Brewery so diners can sample some locavore flavor.
Large White Bookcase Accents Brown Dining Room
Dark paint color is set against a white bookcase in this dining room with a dark wood table and chairs and a hardwood floor. A circular ceiling light hangs down in the center of the table.
White Kitchen Sitting Area With Panel-Glass Windows
One end of this light-filled white kitchen, which shares a wall of panel-glass windows with the adjacent dining room, has been transformed into a cozy sitting area furnished with a lovely antique loveseat.
Bright, Contemporary Eat-In Kitchen With Cheery Yellow Accents
Pops of yellow add cheerfulness to this spacious eat-in kitchen. A casual dining area features six tufted white chairs, two gray chevron chairs and a dark wood dining table. A drum pendant light and natural light from the large window illuminate the bright space.
Covered Outdoor Sitting Area With Dark Wood Ceiling
This spacious covered sitting area features a dark wood beadboard ceiling paired with neutral tones, as seen in the stone patio tiles. Two brown wicker outdoor sofas boast comfy neutral cushions and striped throw pillows, while a distressed coffee table provides a rustic touch. An outdoor kitchen is located nearby.
This outdoor kitchen features the eye-catching architectural detail of columns. Ceiling fans keep things cool on hot days, while a built-in grill unit has a sink and storage space for convenient meal prep. A dining area features a dining table and cushioned chairs.
Red and brown hues in the counters offset a light green wall color. A farmhouse sink pops against dark counters and cabinetry. Floating shelves offer a convenient space for kitchen necessities while still retaining a sleek, clean appearance.
This library and sitting area provides a sophisticated way to relax and read. Traditional furniture and a large area rug paired with modern built-in bookshelves create a contemporary space with an eclectic twist.
A wall of windows abuts a wall of mirrors in this oceanfront living room, creating a dreamy space that feels almost as if it's floating on a cloud. Walls, floors and furnishings are light and neutral, while warm wood accents ground the space and provide warmth. Sheer draperies layered beneath eggshell-hued panels add to the room's ethereal feel.
Neutral, Modern Parlor for More Intimate Entertaining Space
The homeowners wanted a parlor for more intimate entertaining, so designers created a warm, inviting space to meet their needs. To keep the space bright and light, designers took advantage of the tropical sunlight. A wall of windows to the right of the space lets in plenty of light that can be controlled by sheer curtains. For additional light, two slender windows line the textured fireplace surround, which adds dimension to the space. To help make the space warm and inviting, designers had wood paneled ceilings installed and brought in a beautiful baby grand piano and modern, wood chairs to complement the rich, wood floors that run throughout the house.
Off-white End Table with Blown-glass Lamp near Upholstered Headboard and Metallic-printed Wallpaper
Tones of metallic silver and gold create a space that's rich and elegant. Materials mix to bring nuance and depth -- from the blown-glass lamp to the upholstered, hammered headboard and the scrollwork wallpaper.