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Go big and stay home: That’s basically Sonal Patel-Cochran’s motto. “I’ve always gravitated toward more of everything in a house—more color, more pattern, more texture,” she says. “It makes doing simple things like hanging out on the couch feel kind of adventurous.” So when she and her husband, Russell Cochran, bought their five-bedroom house in Atlanta, GA—a major upgrade from their two-bedroom condo—Sonal was raring to deck it out with statement decor inspired by her passion for travel. For starters, she had all the trim painted dark and medium grays. “Since lighting also sets the tone of a room, we put in big, eye-catching kinds,” she says. The couple turned to designer Lisa Gabrielson for a hand with the furnishings, requesting unexpected shapes, not-shy patterns, and funky textures with global flair. It’s a mix that manages to feel both worldly and cozy. Says Sonal, “People walk into our house and go, whoa. That’s how I like it!”
Okay, how cool is this? With bunk beds, a ladder and nets, this loft can be used for for sleeping or for climbing. There are nets tucked into the base so the kiddos can even feel like they're floating.
Take a closer look at the couple's new nightstands and see that these pieces actually have a floral pattern! Though subtle, the design breaks up all the neutrals and brings even more visual interest to this bedroom.
The living and dining rooms open up to each other for a multi-functional, family-friendly space. Built-in cabinets house the TV and media components, while a stone fireplace adds warmth to the room. The gold chandelier adds a contemporary note.
"We had been using our garage as a dumping ground for tools, lawn equipment, toys and discarded furniture for years," says designer Suzanne Dingley of Suzanne Dingley Interiors. But when her husband started his own business, the couple realized they had the perfect spot for a home office. They installed new windows, doors, floors, drywall, lights and insulation. "The garage had a peaked ceiling with rafters, which we chose to make a feature to bring some character to an otherwise rectangular box." Replacing the overhead garage door with two sets of French doors brought in light and charm.
The Leitao master bedroom is a beautiful, minimalist retreat. Black walls are on-trend, and envelope the space, creating a cozy vibe. The dark walls in Kenza and Julio’s room are also a great backdrop and visual contrast for the art and architecture. Above the bed, another image by French photographer Patrick Demarchelier, of dancers from Batotu Yetu is is the perfect artistic touch.
The modern home features clean lines and meticulous landscaping, and a large hangar with a small plane. The in-between outdoor courtyard includes a double sided fireplace, reflecting pool and outdoor kitchen.
This glamorous dressing area features a metallic vanity with a glass countertop, silver-trimmed mirror and black-and-white polka dot stool. The curves of the furniture, valance and mannequin add additional feminine touches.