Lessons in Cohesive Design found at the 2019 Serenbe Showhouse
While I always look forward to the splendor of fall colors on the trees it’s also the time of year when I get excited to visit the Serenbe Showhouse. As soon as the doors open, I head over to Serenbe and this annual celebration of design.
This year was no exception. Thoroughly enjoyable, immensely inspiring, and equally as exciting as a room reveal, walking through the Serenbe Showhouse was like experiencing the pages of Atlanta Home & Lifestyles come alive.
This year, there was a clear over-arching style to the house that the designers wove together into a single tapestry. The use of materials, color, and styling repeated in different areas of the home brought everything together to create a cohesive feeling to the showhouse.
A heavy cream tone marked by black punctuations was found throughout the house, but never in the same way. From a dining room alcove, designed by A. Wooten Interiors, spotted with dark black accents against a cream backdrop to a living room, designed by Means Carney Interiors, draped in creamy fabrics framed by the black decor, the color combination proves that color contrasts can offer more than the shock-value of stark differences. The rooms appear soft, clean and inviting.
Wallpaper Done Well
Perhaps the most significant detail showcased by the house is the example of why wallpaper reigns supreme. The patterns and -- yes! textures! -- of modern wallpaper has come far, and the ability to add more dimension to a room makes wallpaper top of the list for room design go-to’s.
The depth that Michele Gratch Interiors gave to the wall behind a tiny bathroom vanity proves that skillful use of wallpaper enhances a room.
The days of ticky-tacky patterns and rose blooms overwhelming the walls are over. Today’s wallpaper comes in modern designs and materials that can elevate a design, as the bathrooms demonstrate.
Don’t Wait To Go
Like the bloom of fall color, the Serenbe Showhouse is a temporary exhibit that closes October 13th. So bring your camera, a notebook, your imagination, and a sense of wonder to Serenbe before it’s too late. You won’t be disappointed!