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Current Projects: An Inside the Beltline Home Gets A Mid-Century Modern Makeover


Lauren, recently designed this downtown historic home and used playful colors that evoked this uplifting and cheerful space. The client’s former suburban home was filled with neutrals and earth tones, but they were ready for a change. 

As a former gallery owner, this client is an art lover.  We began the design process by placing pieces from their collection.

 This charming 1920s house was renovated completely and staying within the footprint kept room sizes cozy.  Creative space planning allows the space to function well for today’s lifestyle.


For example, the formal dining room is now used as a casual dining and living space.  It is connected to the kitchen for the feel of an open floor plan. 

The space was designed not only for our clients but also for their four beloved cats.  With a tendency to scratch furniture, we focused on working with fabrics like velvets and ultra-suede that weren’t as attractive to them.

The color palette consists of a unique scheme of blues, greens, and purples. 

 The design features a mid-century modern style contrasted against classic architectural details and 100-year old pine floors. 

In the family room, we designed a panel over the mantel to allow a television to be installed there.  The floor plan didn’t allow for another location that could be viewed as easily and without the over mantel panel, the television wires couldn’t have been connected properly. 

The soft blue and white trellis wallpaper in the bathroom and the pops of teal and green in the bedroom give a calming and luxurious feeling to the space. 

images: By Design Lines Ltd.

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