Design Dossier: Haute High Rise

Design Dossier: Haute High Rise

We recently had the pleasure of working with the most delightful client who lives in a gorgeous Atlanta midtown condo.  We were tasked with a specific goal: re-imagine a 1990s, boxy space into a pretty and feminine Parisian-inspired jewel box.

On our client's list: a new kitchen, a refreshed bathroom and an overhaul of her living room and dining room.  Luckily, we had lots of great things to work with: good bones and spectacular views of Atlanta's skyline so it didn't take us too long to hit the ground running.  

Right off the bat, we knew we wanted to create a chic and sophisticated vibe that would befit our sweet client so we kicked off the design inspiration with a soft, pretty palette that incorporated creamy whites, soft pinks and plenty of texture to make everything look and feel interesting.

On the wishlist: a soft, pretty palette and chic accessories and furnishings. Wallpaper by Thibaut.

Priority number one was to create a new kitchen design.  The original kitchen was gutted (goodbye, outdated countertops and back splash) and in went new cabinetry with a classic profile, simple brass hardware and spot lighting as well as new countertops and a marble subway tile backsplash.

A sleek waterfall island and a pair of lucite barstools replaced the original bar and opened up the entire kitchen space to the rest of the living area.  "We had a lot of work to do in the kitchen but the end result is exactly what our client envisioned: airy, open, modern and elegant." says Trudy Stump, head of Huff Harrington Design, who spearheaded the project. 

Next, it was onto the living room and dining areas which are flooded by beautiful light all day long.  "The basic elements were there," says Trudy. "It just needed to be pulled together in a cohesive way."

Trudy and her team added art, accessories (including everything from coffee table books to wooden sculptures and collected objects), lighting, window treatments and rugs to achieve a layered and curated space that is warm, welcoming and comfortable.

Details, details, details: simple white piping elevates this graceful armchair.

"We made sure to bring in some antique pieces that always add personality and interest," says Trudy.  "And of course, we always love the element of original art in any project."

And in the dining area, a modern new table, recovered chairs and a sassy brass and lucite chandelier breathe new life into the space.

The bathroom was also gutted and we recreated a simple but efficient space for our client, using plenty of marble, glass, brass hardware and fixtures.  A soft and flattering pale pink wall color and floral-inspired light fixtures add to the overall femininity of the room.

The finished product was everything our client asked for and wanted: a light-filled, updated space full of interesting and thoughtful details that came together beautifully to become the Parisian jewel box it was always meant to be. 


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