Room Envy: A colorful Parker Kennedy-designed foyer

David Ecton and Lance Jackson use their bright style to create a cheerful welcome
Photograph by Chris Edwards
Photograph by Chris Edwards

Interior designers David Ecton and Lance Jackson of Parker Kennedy may be based in Atlanta, but their bright style takes inspiration from Palm Beach. The duo updated this foyer with a bold Nina Campbell wallpaper. The motif is Atlanta’s civic symbol, the phoenix, repeated on a subtle Greek key background. “It looks timeless,” says Ecton. “And it has colors that bring the entry alive.”

A purple Murano glass chandelier and vintage chaise, which the owners purchased as newlyweds, add glamour.

Reflective art
Mirrors are one of the designers’ favorite accessories. “We like how images dance around in its reflections,” says Ecton. Geometric trim adds an architectural touch.

White and bright
For contrast to vivid action elsewhere, Ecton and Jackson often use white accessories. Asian-themed lamps by Chelsea House also bring a bit of whimsy.

Shine on
This lacquered vintage Moroccan table adds a focal point in the back. Its broken marble top was replaced with a mirror.

Mix masters
Parker Kennedy is known for mixing patterns. Peacock-feather fabric gave new life to a pair of vintage “crusty” bergeres.

Tip: Marble makeover
After replacing kitchen countertops, use leftover stone to give older furniture a fresh look. That’s what Ecton and Jackson did to this vintage console, now sporting a new Carrara marble top. “The whiteness of the marble makes the piece look brand-new,” says Ecton.

This article originally appeared in our June 2015 issue.