Back in August, we had the pleasure of being in some seriously talented company when we were invited to participate in Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles’ Serenbe Designers Showhouse. Serenbe, a bucolic and stunningly beautiful community south of Atlanta, is the hottest and chicest thing going these days and we were over the moon to get the nod. We knew AH & L had once again gathered an all-star roster and when we saw the list of invited designer, we knew this house would be a show-stopper. And guess what: it was!
We scored the open and industrial-inspired kitchen as our space. Bell Kitchen and Bath (along with the builder, Monte Hewitt Homes) chose a charcoal/gray color scheme that played nicely off the green landscaping outside. There was a killer custom hood, fabulous orb pendants and open shelving suspended from industrial rods. And, after many huddles with our in-house designers, Sam Jones and Martha Douglas Peyton, we decided to keep the decor simple but strong. In went plenty of green accents to play up the exterior views and a massing of simple and chunky white pottery on the open shelving. A soupcon of antique copper played homage to our French inspiration. And, in our humble opinion, the coup de grace: three ultra-sexy brass, nickel and velvet barstools from the ’70s that we found in an antique fair in France.
Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles also kindly assigned us the dining porch off the kitchen – an intimate space with a giant built-in grill station. We added an 18th-century Swedish table with accompanying chairs, a French copper lantern and a couple rattan stools. And, of course, a fab abstract painting from artist Charles Ross…because what’s a dining space without art?
The entire house was one beautiful room after another. Here’s a little tour (all images from Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles/Emily Followill):
Trust Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles to pull together the most dynamic group of designers under one roof…and if you missed Serenbe, don’t worry. They’re doing it again right this very moment with their annual Home for the Holidays. Talk about killer design! If you’re in town, don’t miss this spectacular house filled to the brim with inspiring interiors, drool-worthy spaces and, we’re delighted to say, spectacular art. It’s open through December 13th and you’ll want to put this one on your calendar.
‘Tis the season for all good things. Enjoy!