Roy Otwell, cofounder of the contemporary home furnishings and furniture haven Switch Modern, takes us through his favorite current trends from colors to lighting.
Jennifer Boles, native Atlantan and founder of online journal The Peak of Chic, is a welcome antidote to bloggers chasing the latest fads. Her posts take inspiration from old movies, vintage magazines, and classic design books. So when we decided to publish a list of must-reads, we knew Boles was the resident expert.
Contemporary designs aren’t all sparse, cold, and full of sharp edges and expensive white sofas. In fact, Chip Wade's transformation of this 1950s ranch near North Druid Hills included a living space centered around life with kids—including reading “towers” and hidden storage.
Maybe it’s their good-natured sibling rivalry, or the diplomatic way they disarm sensitive homeowners (Sorry, but your “eggs with legs” collection is not a charming selling point). But HGTV stars Drew and Jonathan Scott are, as The Daily Beast once put it, “reality television’s crack cocaine.”
Tall ceilings and a modern sensibility don’t always add up to comfort, but this media room creates an inviting nook for reading—or binge-watching. “The rest of the house is bright white,” says Cara Cummins, an architect with TaC Studios, which designed the custom house in Tucker. “But the homeowners wanted this room to feel cozy.”
All one color is my signature look,” says interior designer Jimmy Stanton, owner of Stanton Home Furnishings on the Westside and in Virginia-Highland. Taking a cue from the white facade of his circa-1851 estate in Madison, Georgia, Stanton extended the color scheme (or lack thereof) to his remodeled garage turned pool house, which sports a modern-rustic vibe.
Ten years ago, no one would have expected a fusion of modern and industrial looks to thrive in a traditional house in Buckhead—particularly with the color black as a dominant theme. But the house that Anna Wooten Loggins (formerly with Amy Morris Interiors) designed for the Harrison family does just that.
April and Ryan Hayslip eschewed traditional blues and pinks in the nursery, instead creating a modern room that—with the exception of a few playful touches—doesn’t scream “baby.”
These organizing tips can make this year's spring cleaning your most productive yet. Learn from Atlanta interior designers and professional organizers from Order by Kate, Erika Ward Interiors, Stefan Alexander Interiors, Balance Design, and Ivy and Vine.
Rosy hues don’t have to be relegated to little girls’ rooms. Interior designer Leigh Mowry of Olive Interiors was pondering a fun—and not formal—living room for Jeff and Jeannie Shaver’s Buckhead house when, kaboom!, she spotted these club chairs.