Lighten up… Updating a Traditional Great Room

Color is a wonderful design tool. But too much of a dark hue can make a room feel closed in. When all of the wood surfaces and furnishings share the same tone, nothing stands out. Lightening up some of the details in these rooms can yield a fresh modern style.           […]

Hi Shine, High Design: High Gloss Lacquer Walls

A well placed accent wall will coax the eye to a focal point. But introducing high gloss lacquer will certainly attract attention. There is something magical about the lustrous look of glossy surfaces that shouts glamour and luxury. The drama of a high gloss shine on walls creates a stage for light to dance adding […]

Strokes of Genius… abstract wall finish

Large banquet-sized dining rooms pose significant design challenges.  Any room of this vast size requires that all elements are in correct scale and proportion.  In this case, that also includes the bold custom wall treatment. Atlanta interior designer, Heather Means, was inspired by the dynamic design style of Kelly Wearstler.  Known for her “maximalist design […]

By the Sea

There is nothing more serene than being in a setting right by the sea. When you have a large expanse of windows with a clear sight line to the beach, the goal is to blur the line between indoors and out.  But just because the beach is considered casual and relaxing doesn’t mean you need […]

Tossed and Found: Antiqued Ceiling Tile Backsplash

How do you add warmth and character to a new modern kitchen?  Add a touch of vintage to the mix via the art of salvaged artifacts.  The perfect focal point was created using this ceiling tin as a backsplash.  It offers a trash to treasure or “tossed and found” solution. What an unexpected and refreshing […]

Believable: An Old World Wine Cellar for the Modern Age

This is not your ordinary old world wine cellar. This client was not only serious about their collecting but wanted to actually recreate the experience of being transported to a true subterranean wine cellar in Europe.   For them, what is outside the wine glass became just as important as what is inside. This wine […]

Go With the Flow: Watercolor Walls

I was recently invited to collaborate with Steve McKenzie’s Interiors for their vignette at the upcoming Thrift Studio at ADAC. Steve wanted to create layers of intrigue that would weave throughout the space to feature donated home decor items that will be available for auction to benefit Dwell with Dignity Atlanta.  Watercolor walls are a […]

Walk This Way: A Faux Finish Door Remodel

It is easy to recognize how important it is for a front door to make an impression. Interior doors, however, deserve the same quality, thought and appeal. In this example, a set of doors at the end of a hallway serve the purpose of creating a striking and unexpected focal point.     The Design […]

Open and Shut Case: Doors for Every Interior Design Style

Normally you think of doors as something you shut to create privacy, or something you open to allow entrance into another space. But doors are far more than a functional piece; they create architectural statements inside your home. Sliding doors are popular in home design for their function as well as form. Unlike a standard […]

Branded Elements: Faux Finish Statement Walls for a Corporate Office

“Offering agile client services that develop creative legal solutions for our clients.” This is the branding message for the law firm of Lawrence & Bundy. Paying attention to valuable feature walls, they understood the importance of how the design of their offices could carry their message and influence the way their firm is experienced by […]