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Atlanta Pride 2019

By Stephanie Andrews

The design industry is a great supporter of the LGBTQ community. Even in the rain,  Atlanta showed an outpouring of support at the Pride parade – with Stacey Abrams and other celebrity advocates garnering exuberant enthusiasm.  For the past 3 years we have showed our LOVE for the LGBTQ community during October, through our colorful window displays at our studio in Candler Park.  We hope that you will share your pride experiences with us on social media using #atlantapride so that we can collect some meaningful images of our friends, clients and family.


“Love is too beautiful to be hidden in the closet.”

Before & After: A Morningside Renovation

by Shelby Adamson

A recent bathroom project in the Morningside neighborhood has us ecstatic with the results!  These amazing clients have great taste and really let us run wild when it came to color and pattern.  Their request was wood wainscoting that had a bespoke nature, and a wallpaper that celebrated the space.  Behold, the before:

And After!

Photography courtesy of Christina Wedge

We started by selecting a showstopper wallpaper in a custom color that fully spoke to our client’s coastal nature. By pairing the paper with a custom wainscoting design we layered in designer lighting and an elongated, sculptural mirror.  These once bland walls truly began to take on a whole new personality! A rich, gray marble washstand on a textural, open iron frame was then chosen to compliment the rich color and pattern of the space, and in turn, this once untouched bathroom has now become a little jewel box in our clients already stunning home. Our clients now have a beautiful bathroom that and can be celebrated as they host friends and family.

Balance Design Semi Annual Sample Sale

By Balance Design Team

Balance Design is currently holding our semi-annual Sample Sale!  We are so excited to announce that our sale will include our custom furniture along with some beautiful designer pieces!  Come check out our selection at incredibly low prices.  Also mark your calendar for October 1st, we will be launching on Chairish!  Below are some of the pieces for sale, stop in to see what else we have!

Come see us Monday-Thursday 9am -5pm

Balance Design
1653 McLendon Ave
Atlanta, GA 30307
Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Before and After: A Westside Contemporary Gets a Facelift – Part I

We were honored to be chosen to help one lovely Atlanta couple re-design a few key spaces in their newly acquired contemporary home. First up – the living room. The goal – to create a sleek, yet comfortable open-concept space with plenty of room for family and friends to gather. Designing with pet-friendly materials and incorporating a touch of pink into the design were high on the priority list, so we got to work!

Photos courtesy of Jennifer Carter

Before:

Believe it or not, this space was actually a designer’s dream – blank walls, warm hardwoods running throughout, large windows and a fireplace in need of a little love. What more could you ask for?! Centered in the room, we proposed adding an oversized clean-lined sectional in a durable, yet luxurious gray velvet, perfect for entertaining a crowd. A large coffee table was a must, along with plenty of surfaces to set a drink and ambient lighting for enjoying an evening movie with dinner or curling up and reading a book. We suggested adding in the pink ever so slightly with a pop on the chairs and accent pillows, being careful not to overuse it and come off as too feminine.

The fireplace was the other point of focus in this room. The shape was odd and the mantle unusable. We proposed removing the existing slate surround and streamlining the fireplace silhouette by extending the footprint upwards. Applying a porcelain tile in a straight stacked pattern would enhance the once drab surround, and designing a custom built-in to accommodate a large entertainment center would turn this forgotten wall into to the focal point of the entire space.

After:

We loved the bright white walls, but wanted to amp them up a bit as well. By using a dramatic copper streaked wallpaper behind the television and then carrying it over to the opposite side of room behind the new bar area, we were able to unify all of the walls and add life and warmth to all sides of the room.

Photo courtesy of Christina Wedge

Photo courtesy of Christina Wedge

Photo courtesy of Christina Wedge

This room received quite a transformation and ended up being one of our favorites to date! Sleek, sophisticated, and complementary of the style of the home and the vibrant clients that live there. Designing a space for a client is always a team effort. The best projects and happiest clients always seem to come as the result of collaboration, and this project was no different. We love it when that happens!

A Nook to Read In

By: Stephanie Andrews

Photography by Christina Wedge for Balance Design.

Sometimes you just want a spot to steal away and lose yourself in a good book. Such was the case for our client in Atlanta’s historic Druid Hills neighborhood. The upstairs landing was the perfect spot for a cozy reading nook, complete with a custom built-in for her collection of books. A mid century chair and ottoman atop a colorful sari silk rug inspired our client to arrange her books by color, creating a cheerful rainbow effect.