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On Our Turf: Atlanta Market Faves

By: Stephanie Andrews & Shelby Adamson Pawlak

Our team went to the Atlanta Market last week and, as always, we left with bountiful inspiration.

First up, modern rattan. This peacock chair would be a perfect statement piece for a sunroom with lots of light, a great rug, and hanging planters.  The 70’s are back!

Photo courtesy of High Fashion Home.

Speaking of the 70’s, let’s talk about macrame updated with a twist for this fabulous dining room chandelier. It goes a little beachy, but who doesn’t need a little bit of the ocean in their home?

Photo courtesy of Ro Sham Beaux.

We were lovin’ the black lacquer. So sleek. So refined. We swooned over this chair.

Photo courtesy of Mr. Brown Home.

Black cerused wood. Completely compelling (like this little number for in front of a fireplace).

Photo courtesy of Noir Furniture.

No design trip is complete for us without checking out rugs, and we were really blown away this time. This gem from Anadol Rug Company depicts a melting glacier — a beautiful yet tragic homage to our rapidly changing earth.

Photo courtesy of Rug News.

We are excited to show our clients these new trends in our designs — we believe many of these trends have real staying power. Stay tuned!

Statement Lighting We Love.

By: The Balance Design Team

We’re all in favor of a classic, timeless light fixture most of the time. But sometimes you really want to make a statement! We’re here to help with that.

curreycofen

Completely original and absolutely breathtaking. We can’t get over the Fen chandelier from Currey and Company, with its branch-like frame, delicate chains, and dewdrop inspired crystals.

 

tomdixonmelt

Like some sort of gorgeous floating molten copper orb, the Melt Mini pendant by Tom Dixon is as beautiful on as it is off.

aparatushorsehair

Have you ever seen anything like this Horsehair sconce from Apparatus Studios? The answer is no, you haven’t, but you’re completely blown away by it (just like us).

curreycomedusa

What’s the best thing about the Medusa pendant from Currey and Company? The heavily detailed dome? The delicate tendrils? The fact that it comes in three sizes? It’s hard to choose!

arteriorspayne

Rough edges, smooth waves. The Payne chandelier from Arteriors is hand-cut with hand-applied gold leaf, so each one is one-of-a-kind.

Sometimes a simple drum pendant just won’t do. Don’t be afraid to be bold with your lighting choices. There are plenty of stop-you-in-your-tracks pieces out there — take the plunge!

Modern Cabin: A Step By Step Guide

By: Shelby Adamson

It’s that time of year. We’re craving the warm embrace of woodsy log cabins, roaring fires, cozy flannel blankets, and of course hot chocolate. But who says we have to sacrifice style? We’ve curated the perfect pieces to take you away to the modern cabin of your dreams.

antlerchandelier

What’s a cabin without a chandelier made out of antlers? The chrome finish on this one elevates it from drab to chic.

staghornplanter

Don’t let the colder months be completely grey. Bring in a little green to keep things lively with this live edge staghorn fern planter.

liveedgebed

Speaking of live edge, this bed is reminiscent of wood grain cabin walls, but with a simple yet sexy update.

coffeetable

And who says wooden finishes have to be dark? This reclaimed Douglas fir coffee table is coated with a layer of silver that enhances the character of the wood.

leatherchair

Oak and leather combine in this beautiful chair. Unlike grandpa’s lazy boy, this chair will age beautifully and never go out of style.

hideottoman

 

A hide rug is a hallmark of a luxury log cabin. This hair on hide ottoman not only adds texture and warmth, but also provides a great place to prop your feet up after a long hike.

hudsonbayblanket

Warm, cozy, and classic. Hudson Bay blankets are a great way to add a pop of color to wood tones.

rug

The rich red of this handwoven flatweave rug says “woodland cabin” but the contemporary pattern says “fresh and modern” in the best possible way.

Clean lines, warm colors, and updated fixtures and finishes keep the comfort of a traditional log cabin, but give it a much needed makeover.

How to Love Your Dining Room

By: Stephanie Andrews & Danielle Cornely

Dining rooms are totally underrated and underused. We recently spoke with a client who said they use theirs only three to five times each year! If you’re having trouble figuring out what to do with that lonely extra space, we’ve got you covered. Here’s why dining rooms are as awesome as you make them.

Photo courtesy of H2 Design + Build

Photo courtesy of H2 Design + Build

1. The communal/meditative aspect. Eating together, even if it’s just 20 minutes, adds life and meaning to the room. Have conversations, tell stories, and make memories. Like to dine solo? Get the peace and quiet you deserve in a room where it’s just you and your delicious dinner.

Photo courtesy of Refinery29

Photo courtesy of Refinery29

2. Double duty. Since your only real dining room staples are a table and chairs, you can get creative with the other pieces. Select items that turn the room into something else. Try bookcases for a library, or shelving for a bar. (Hey, why not both?)

Photo courtesy of Apartment Therapy

Photo courtesy of Apartment Therapy

3. The perfect workspace. Get a good quality, sturdy table that will allow you to wrap presents, pay bills, do homework, and spread out with ease. Include a stylish storage piece to hold all of your supplies so everything is right where you need it.

Photo courtesy of The Every Girl

Photo courtesy of The Every Girl

4. Room to show off. The dining room is the perfect place to showcase your favorite art, photos, or collections by creating a gallery wall. Let the room say something about you. Love traveling? Mount a map to foam core, and use push pins to highlight where you’ve been and where you want to go.

Photo courtesy of Apartment Therapy

Photo courtesy of Apartment Therapy

5. Let the lighting say it. Whether you’re eating, working, or just hanging out, you’ll need a light fixture in your dining room that you’re proud to have as a focal point. Select a chandelier that expresses your personal style and suits your needs. Put a dimmer on it and go from an afternoon of paying bills to an evening of ambience. 

Don’t neglect your dining room. Spend some time there, get to know the space, and be creative with how you use it!

Design Classics to be Thankful For.

By: Stephanie Andrews

With tomorrow being Thanksgiving, it only seems appropriate to share some tried and true design classics that we are thankful for.

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A round mirror, like this Expedition Mirror from Arteriors, makes a statement of simple beauty whether in a pair or grouped with other shapes.

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The wishbone chair is one of our absolute favorites. This Hans Wegner piece instantly adds style to a dining room in a set or alone as an accent chair.

privatecloudbed2

We are dying to use this Private Cloud bed in one of our designs. Wouldn’t you love to see it in our portfolio?

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A classic Chesterfield sofa in rich leather or plush velvet is the epitome of style.

 

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We love Hans Wegner! His designs are stunning. This lounge chair can pull together any room.

cirquechandelier

The concentric circles and metallic finish of the Double Cirque Chandelier can lift a breakfast nook to new heights.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Design Pulp! We are most thankful for our families, friends, clients, vendors, and readers for supporting us in all we do. Thank you!