We all know that using mirrors in a space has many benefits. They can add light, make a space feel larger and emphasize adjacent patterns, color or art. They give back exactly what is put in their view yielding a double exposure effect. That is why their placement requires thoughtful planning.         The Design Process:   Mirrors will also duplicate the effect […]

Double Exposure: Chinoiserie Botanicals in a Master Bath

Dining rooms are meant to welcome your guests with open arms. One element that creates this feeling is to give the impression that there is plenty of room for everyone. Designer, Debby Hall utilized “linear thinking” with horizontal stripes to develop the illusion that this space is larger than it appears.     The Design Process: There are few patterns as timeless and […]

Linear Thinking: Stripes Visually Expand a Dining Room

Nothing says comfort like your favorite pair of jeans. The older and more faded they get, the better they become. That is why shades of indigo are timeless on both the runway and in the home. This is the feeling that designer Nina Nash of Mathews Home + Design wanted to create in this guest bedroom . . . comfortable, […]

Faded by Love: A Guest Bedroom Remodel

Formal entertaining sometimes seems like a lost art. But for this client, it is alive and well. So when it came time to remodel, her goal was to keep her traditional furnishings but get an updated appearance. The Design Process: Over the years, she has collected beautiful china, crystal and silver pieces. They deserved to be surrounded by elegance. […]

Sterling Reputation: A Modern Traditional Dining Room

What defines luxury? In general, we think of a well-appointed lavish home that allows the owner to feel pampered or even spoiled. When referring to a master bath remodel, words such as sophisticated, oasis and spa-like also come to mind. But for this client, her definition of LUXURY included having something “unique, original and one-of-a-kind.”       The Design Process: Interior designer Andrea Teichner believes, […]

Luxury Defined: Stencil, Texture Transform Master Bath

Welcome to a look at one of the many thoughtful details in this modern, French-inspired home. Lila Adams, of Providence Luxury Homes, knows how to add the perfect touches. One of those opportunities was in this elegant powder room, where she wanted to incorporate pattern on the walls for a softer and more rustic appearance. […]

On a Grand Scale: Custom Stenciled Powder Room

“We need to envelope this room with a wall finish to soften the appearance. They need a subtle pattern. It must appear old but also have an updated feeling. I want to create an elegant dining experience.” This was the wish list of designer Andie Anderson when describing her vision for this dining room.   […]

Aging Gracefully: Dining Room Faux Finishes

Concrete has been receiving a lot of attention lately. It is a material that you may first think of only for its structural purposes. While it represents raw strength, architects and designers also recognize the beauty of this organic material for its subliminal message of safety, stability, substance and integrity. If you study concrete, you […]

Concrete Solutions and Atlanta Faux Finishes

Placing a piano in a room can require as much expertise as playing it. The first masterpiece is the piano itself which is embedded in a culture steeped in centuries of tradition. It takes equal amounts of design skill and careful balance of every element to create the perfect setting with decorative finishes that present […]

Perfect Harmony: Faux-Finished Cabinetry and Plaster

Every year the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival  proves to be one of the area’s most celebrated events for culinary enthusiasts. This year’s festivities included a new venue at ADAC‒ the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center. Chefs from the Rathbun’s watch list were partnered with outstanding designers in Atlanta to create exhibits that offered a full sensory experience to showcase […]

Dancing Walls: An Ombre Decorative Painting Treatment

Sometimes small spaces can pose the biggest design challenges. This powder room is on a terrace level that services a theater room, a bar, a pool table, and also provides access to the pool outside. In essence, it is amidst “party central,” but needed to follow the elegant design aesthetics throughout the rest of the […]

Sugar on Top: Decorative Painting Powder Room Makeover

Throughout history, wine has been a symbol of special events. It celebrates joyful times, special friends, and moments worthy of remembering. It is not surprising that people want to care for and showcase their cherished collections of fine wine and design a space dedicated to this purpose . . . the wine cellar. Designing these […]

Raise Your Glass: Custom Faux Finished Wine Cellar