Monday, July 21, 2014

Carrollton Kitchen

Recently, one of our sweet clients contacted us for some help on her kitchen. We have worked with her in the past and we were thrilled to hear from her again. She recently gave her kitchen a facelift and needed help with some finishing touches.

In the photos below we added roman shades, new lighting, and some fun pillows.


The window was so big that we had to jump in and help with installation.

We are also discussing repainting the kitchen in a fun shade. Emi wanted to make sure that the colors worked well with the drapery and in different light. 




Here is a close up of the pillows for the banquette. We love the Romo Mirabel fabric in Wasabi! We're working on making a cushion for the banquette to finish off this little corner.


Next, the client asked us to help with her living room and dining room. We love her taste and can't wait to have fun decorating. More to come from this home later!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Serenbe Showhouse :: Sneak Peek

We have exciting news....
The Design Atelier has been selected for the 2014 Serenbe Designer Showhouse

For those of you who haven't heard of Serenbe, it is a community born in an effort to protect the beautiful rural land just outside of Atlanta known as Chattahoochee Hill Country.  The area focuses on sustainability and quality of life. Buildings and homes are arranged in clusters in order to preserve a great deal of undeveloped green space. 

The New York Times stated, 
"Serenbe is a utopian experiment in New Urbanism being molded out of Georgia red clay."

The concept is brilliant. Live, work, and play in an organic yet thriving location. 

Now that you know a little about the area, let's talk about the Showhouse!

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle 2014 Serenbe Designer Showhouse 


The Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles 2014 Serenbe Designer Showhouse features 15 designers over 3 floors of an English inspired cottage. The home sits on a winding road nestled in the woods linked to retail and restaurants by a pedestrian footbridge.
 
The Showhouse is open September 6 - 28, Monday - Wednesday for group tours (20+ individuals) and Thursday-Sunday for general admission. Tickets can be purchased here

Last week, we decided to visit the house and get our bearings as to the progress of the showhouse. The house is still under construction but we were able to get a great understanding of what the completed space will look like.


The fireplace wall is amazing!
Aren't those high ceilings are gorgeous!?
And Melanie serves as a beautiful scale-model, don't you think?
It's hard to tell in the pictures, but the scenery through the windows is pure greenery and it didn't take us long to decide that the interiors will complement the view.

After we finished our tour, we headed back to the car, only to find that it had been raining and the previously solid dirt "driveway" was now mud. I'm pretty sure the contractors are still laughing about how Emi slipped in to a river of mud with one fatal step!


Thankfully, one of the sweet workers let us use his water to wash our feet off and then loaned us some lovely shoe covers to keep us from repeating our muddy mistakes. 




Let's just say Melanie & Emi will be packing boots for the next job site visit. 

We are thrilled to have been given a great space and are teeming with ideas! More to come on that soon...


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Buckhead Apartment :: Work In Progress

Our most recent project is an apartment located right in the heart of Buckhead. It is next door to the St. Regis and has an amazing view of the city. We are so excited to get started!

The best part: Our client is a woman after our own hearts. She loves classic design but is not afraid to go a little dramatic and funky. I get excited just thinking about it!

Last week we brought our ideas up to the apartment so that we could go over the plan in the actual space. Here is a peek at the ideas for the living/dining area:




The bedroom will be soft and feminine with lots of texture and shades of cream, grey and purple!



 In the bathroom, we are going to bring in a fun wallpaper!

I always giggle to myself when we do things like taping samples to the wall. I feel like people think designers should just instantly know what the correct choice is. But sometimes we do it the fail-proof way... Trial and error. In this case, we covered the walls with samples and then narrowed it down to two. It might be a silly way to decide but it always helps to see the product in the actual light of the space!


Here are the choices that we've narrowed it down to: 

You cannot go wrong with Phillip Jeffereies. We love this one.. especially how it looks with the countertops and the fact that it ties into the color scheme for the living room.

But we also love the paper below! It is hot off the press and a much better price point! It even has a little bit of shimmer which is always fun!


We would love to hear your opinions on the space! Updates coming soon!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Top Ten :: Nightstands

Recently we have been helping design a lot of bedrooms. As we have been pulling different furniture options, we have come across some wonderful nightstands. These are ten of our favorites!


TRIBECA NIGHTSTAND

BROWNSTONE METROPOLITAN NIGHTSTAND

LENOX CHEST

GUSTAVE END TABLE

TRAVIS ACCENT TABLE

TRANQUILITY ISLE NIGHTSTAND

MID-CENTURY NIGHTSTAND

BEDSIDE TABLE #7

BEDSIDE TABLE #23

TAYLOR BEDSIDE TABLE


Which nightstand is your favorite? Let us know your thoughts!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Adventures at ADAC

This week has been a fun week of running around ADAC looking for furniture and fabric options for different clients. Since it's summer time, Melanie's kids Wyatt and Megan decided to join us for some designer fun! Sleeping in and doing nothing was getting boring.... such a tough life. :) 

Even when Melanie and Sarah Margaret had to work and discuss options with showrooms, Wyatt and Megan made the best of it and entertained themselves. 

Playing hide and seek at Designer Carpets...

Megan is an expert hider!!
See??

They then had a blast testing out the "cushiness" of different sofas and chairs at Holland & Company


They didn't want to leave!
Stud


Magnifying glass fun!
Wyatt is looking quite dapper don't you think?

"Reclining" at Jerry Pair...





Then we popped into R Hughes Atelier for some last minute fun! 


Megan wants the heart light for her room!

She was amazed at this art piece! "The butterflies never end!"

Wyatt modeling the reading chair with his summer reading book, The Wednesday Wars.

Wyatt really loves the zebra chair!

We had so much fun with Wyatt and Megan at ADAC. Thanks for joining us! We can't wait for y'all to tag along on our next adventure to ADAC!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Rathbun's Watch List Event :: Before & After

This weekend we participated in Rathbun's Watch List during the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival! The event was a collaboration of designers and chefs and we were thrilled to be a part of the festivities!

Here is a peek at the transformation of our space....

We started with a very blank canvas. Our new intern Sarah Margaret was kind enough to be a scale model for the photo! 



After scouring ADAC for the perfect pieces, we were ready for install day!


Let me tell you how much the movers loved moving that 10'+ armoire over from the Jerry Pair showroom... {sarcasm font}. Let's just say they recruited different guys for the uninstall...



Almost ready.... Just needs a pop of color and something to add height next to that massive armoire! 

Here it is right before the party...



Once the guests arrived they were welcomed by beautiful spaces and delicious smells. Take a look at some of Melanie's shots from the party:








Aren't they fun?! I love how different everyone's booths turned out! 

We would also like to send a huge THANK YOU to our vendors:

If you are interested in any of the pieces from our showroom, please let us know!
Hope you enjoyed... Happy Monday!

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