Worried that stainless steel appliances are on their way out? Try introducing a bronze element to the mix. Alternating matte and gloss white tiles in this kitchen also amps up the volume. Watch this video for tips on creating a beautiful farmhouse/modern luxe kitchen.
How do you create a kid- and pet-friendly family room? It starts with a neutral palette. Take it up a notch with punches of color and layered art. Get tips in this brief video.
Wow! This year has flown by quickly. Have you noticed all the new car colors on the road recently? We have always wondered why people gravitate toward certain colors when they choose a new vehicle. That’s also true when paint companies announce their picks for colors of the year.
The 2020 Colors of the Year serve as a predictor of the paint color and decorating trends to come. Which one of these colors is your favorite? Do you plan to use any of them in your design or home improvement projects next year?
Sherwin-Williams selected Naval SW 6244, a rich navy that creates a calm and grounding environment infused with quiet confidence.
PPG Paints recently announced Chinese Porcelain as its 2020 Color of the Year. The energetic hue is a clever blend of cobalt and moody ink blue.
Benjamin Moore’s 2020 Color of the Year, First Light 2102-70, is the backdrop for a bright new decade. The 10 harmonious hues of the Color Trends 2020 palette, including First Light, deliver modern paint color pairings that combine optimism with understatement.
Behr’s Back to Nature is a restorative and revitalizing green hue that engages the senses and pairs well with other colors both inside and outside the home.
Don’t you love spring? Trees are blooming, perennials are pushing their heads up from winter sleep, and home tours are bursting out all over Atlanta. One of our favorites is the Druid Hills Tour of Homes and Gardens, which is scheduled April 12-14, 2019. The six homes and one garden showcase the work of master architects, interior designers, general contractors, and landscape designers.
The homes include a 1918 traditional home with a small goat farm in the back, a 1923 bungalow whose owners are avid folk art collectors, a 1919 house with its own ghosts, a 1924 replica of an Italian villa, and a contemporary home with moldings, fireplaces, and herringbone floors that give a nod to the historic neighborhood.
Sponsored by the Druid Hills Civic Association, the tour will benefit historic preservation and green space restoration. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 on tour weekend. Go here to learn more.
What design ideas have you picked up from previous home tours?
Although we are a big fan of many of the televised home improvement programs, there is something special about seeing homes up close to view all the details and really appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into them. That’s why spring is one of our favorite seasons.
The Inman Park Tour of Homes, taking place in Atlanta’s first planned suburb, can serve as a stepping-off point for your next decorating or remodeling project. Advance tickets for the self-conducted tour are $20.
Which beautiful homes and buildings can you see? Constructed of Stone Mountain granite by Willis Franklin Denny II, the Inman Park Methodist Church features a large stained glass window commissioned by Asa Candler of Coca-Cola fame as a tribute to his mother. There is a lovingly restored 1890 Queen Anne Victorian home, a three-story Carriage House, an 1896 English-cottage style house, and a classic Sears mail-order bungalow constructed in 1914. Also included on the tour is a craftsman bungalow built in 1909 from a plan by Leila Ross Wilburn, one of the first women architects in Georgia.
The Inman Park Festival and Tour of Homes will take place April 26-28, 2019. For more information, go to InmanParkFestival.org.
What is your favorite home tour?
We all know how light affects our moods. What if you could design with light, preserve your fantastic view and protect your floors from harmful UV rays? We say “No Problem!”