Chic showhouse

Chic showhouse

Were you able to feast your eyes last December with a visit to Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles’ Home for the Holidays Showhouse?  If you didn’t make it, you can catch up on all the design inspiration in their February issue.

We’re big fans of AH&L and love what they’re doing with their showhouse series: bringing together the best, brightest and most talented design talent in the Southeast.  At their Home for the Holidays house, the design flowed effortlessly from room to room with each space complementing adjacent rooms. Not to mention, the house itself was pretty wonderful.

Takeaways?  Color and pattern are in the spotlight again.  Texture has a big role.  Wallpaper is everywhere.  And, beautifully patina-ed antiques play nicely with clean, modern pieces, which reinforces what we love to say around here: it’s all about the mix.

Take a peek at some of our favorite shots (and gorgeous photography from Jeff Herr & David Christensen):

We don’t know if we’ll ever stop loving a classic white kitchen, but we’re glad color is creeping back into the heart of the home. Especially when it’s a dusky blue that gets a lift from some sassily upholstered bar stools. <a href="" target="_blank">Elizabeth Godwin Interiors</a> & Kingdom Woodworks


<a href="" target="_blank">Lauren Deloach</a> created the most delightful living space with a fun mix of pattern play – and a beautiful little vignette in the corner that contains a luminous Louis XV commode and a crunchy mix.  Brown furniture is back!


<a href="" target="_blank">Carole Weaks</a> mixed it all up in the dining room with geometric abstract art and glossy black chairs.


Rattan is hot! <a href="" target="_blank">Margaret Kirkland</a> adds a liberal dose of it here in the breakfast room and then tempers it with a serene landscape by Andrea Costa and plenty of green topiaries.


<a href="" target="_blank">Jessica Bradley</a> created a cozy cocoon in the master bedroom with a masterful mix of antiques and new pieces.  Love that barometer.


When a master bath feels like a room you want to spend the day in, you know it’s a beauty. <a href="" target="_blank">Chris Socci</a> worked his magic (and, we’re proud to say, with items from the store.)


The upstairs lounge by <a href="" target="_blank">Lauren Davenport</a>. We love enveloping a room in a single, rich color – especially when it’s a deep, dark green like this.


The bubbly duo, <a href="" target="_blank">Montgomery Gratch</a>, wanted a bedroom that would be perfect for a well-traveled young lady who loves art and fashion.  We think they nailed it!


<a href="" target="_blank">Lauren Elaine Interiors</a> used Pyne Hollyhock wallpaper to make a statement in the cheerful and absolutely adorable (and Instagrammable!) laundry room.


The porch, perfect for all-year lounging, gets its chic on with a geometrical chandelier, jazzy Thibaut upholstery and an original painting on mirror by Stacy Milburn. Design by <a href="" target="_blank">Kristen Kong</a>.


This makes us so happy: a bright and beautiful abstract by <a href="" target="_blank">Melissa Payne Baker</a> over a beautiful antique commode.  Ying and yang, apples and oranges, new and old – we love the mix. Lauren Davenport designed this lovely space.


We love how this spectacular show house embodies everything that’s going on in design right now – and we’re hoping the fun, colorful trends we’re seeing just keep on keeping on.

What’s your favorite design trend right now?  We’d love to hear.

Ta ta.

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