Monday, May 29, 2017

Southeastern Atlanta Designer Showhouse

Bridget Beari Designs was trilled to have participated in last month's Atlanta Showhouse sponsored by Atlanta Home and Lifestyles Magazine.We have been working in Atlanta our the past few years so this seemed like a perfect fit.  We were given the little boy's room and chose to create a space that paid homage to handcrafted items as well as a nod to the historic nature of the home. 

You can see some Scandinavian influences in the design through the use of texture and materials. I wanted to create a room showcasing our Bridget Beari Colors paint but do something more creative than paint a wall so I designed this wood headboard in 5 of our Bridget Beari Colors - Rambo, Maddy Tingy, Caesar, Beebop, and Snowball. It became the anchor for our design. 

From the headboard came handcrafted items from Tate Pray, a Charlottesville craftsman who made the bed and the Poof Chair in Walnut. A beautiful and simple design that coordinated so well with the antique chest and leather chair. 

Touches of texture in the Kat Kozy quilted throw in raw Murino wool, the Moroccan wool black rug with super long tassel edges, wool draperies, and linen sheeting. 

Handcrafted clipboards with map art were a perfect choice for changing art in a kids room. Our selection of Baltimore artist Theresa Bauer kept a simple image with white void space and natural framing. 

Following the geometric shapes of the headboard came the off centered light fixture - again with space voids. You can also see from this angle the wool draperies are made of 3 different patterns sewn together to create a trapezoid shape when the two panels are closed together. 

The theme of the room was "A Boy and his Dog in Springtime" everything a boy might do or enjoying doing - walking his dog, canoeing, archery, hiking in the woods, and enjoying a comfortable and cozy room when he returned home. 

Our African dog collar and dog trophies continued our theme. 

Accents of brass to hint at the historic nature of the home and give warmth to the room. 

Black and White Dog Portraits by Amanda Jones, a renown photographer from Boston. 

I find a designer hour is the perfect place to experiment with ideas. Mixing shapes and patterns was a big part of this rooms dynamic.  

Only measuring about 10' X 16' the room packs a punch but is also relaxing and cozy. 

The Pierre Frey sham was the perfect combination of shapes and colors to accent the bed and the round ball Designer Guild wool a perfect distraction from all the angles. 

Black iron frames of feathers seem to float on the white walls. 

Adding the pop of yellowrod leather gives the room energy as well as nod to antiques. A home that has collected items and history. 

A little whimsy in the bathroom filled with hand painted bulls eyes to continue our theme. 

Thank you to all our vendors, craftsmen and women, carpenters, movers, and fans! We had a great time in Atlanta meeting new and old friends!