Sometimes the best starting point for a room is a beautiful piece of art. For this Atlanta abode, the wife’s favorite painting – an abstract she’d had for years, artist unknown — inspired the whole house. “The art is located in the foyer, which can be seen throughout each room on the main level,” says interior designer Kit Castaldo. Her thinking? Keep the nearby rooms clean and neutral with furnishings, while adding accessories and textures in different color combinations found within the art.
A prime example is in the foyer itself. “The art reads as both masculine and feminine, which brought a great vibe to the space,” says Kit. “We designed the foyer to be a mix, with the abstract painting, modern bench and Louis-style chair showing my passion for combining modern with classical.” The sleek bench, from Worlds Away, was recovered in a plum fabric to pick up a similar tone in the art above.
Kit continued purple tones in the kitchen, which has a pop of this non-traditional kitchen color in bar stools against an otherwise classic white and black room. “My clients’ styles were quite different from each other, since the husband tends to lean more on the traditional side, and the wife is much more modern,” she says. “So my transitional design style was a perfect fit for the space.” She continued the sophisticated-modern vibe into other rooms, making sure to layer in textures as well as color to add depth; velvet, linen, wood, iron, leather, concrete, crystal and a live plant or two as just some of the tactile additions.
The designer loves the process of balancing every room. “I always take a classic approach to design and focus on key design principles and elements such as balance, harmony, light, texture and scale,” she says — not forgetting just the right amount of color. “Each room is filled array of textures, luxurious fabrics and timeless finishes which will keep the design fresh for many years to come.”
Thank you, Kit, for sharing this beautiful home with us and to Emily Followill for the stunning photos!
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