What’s inspiring designer Minhnuyet Hardy right now

The Atlanta designer specializes in men’s spaces
What's inspiring Minhnuyet Hardy

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“Layering different textures is what brings a room to life,” says Minhnuyet Hardy, who launched her eponymous interior design firm in 2012 after years in finance. Rather than color, the designer (whose name is pronounced like the ballroom dance) looks to a darker palette, clean shapes, mixed metals, and varied materials to define her aesthetic. It may be partly why she specializes in men’s spaces, from man caves to upscale bachelor pads.

What's inspiring Minhnuyet Hardy
Minhnuyet Hardy

Photograph by Ryan Hayslip

Hardy also co-owns Atlanta Luxury Rentals, with nearly 40 properties that cater to the transient film industry. She’s rented to the likes of Scarlett Johansson and Jack Black. “I also take a lot of inspiration from fashion and jewelry,” says Hardy, who lives in Castleberry Hill.

What's inspiring Minhnuyet Hardy

Photograph courtesy of Johnathan Adler Jacques

Jonathan Adler Jacques tray in acrylic and brass, jonathanadler.com

What's inspiring Minhnuyet Hardy

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Necklace by Addison Weeks jewelry, addisonweeks.com

What's inspiring Minhnuyet Hardy

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Massimo Rib by Beacon Hill and Madison Graphite by Cassaro. “They are so soft, luxurious, and pair well together.”

What's inspiring Minhnuyet Hardy

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“Carolyn Carr’s art is moody yet playful, dark and light. I have a few pieces in my loft by this local Atlanta artist.”

What's inspiring Minhnuyet Hardy

Photograph courtesy of Jean de Merry

Jean de Merry urchin chandelier, R.Hughes, ADAC, r-hughes.com

What's inspiring Minhnuyet Hardy

Photograph courtesy of Kaiml Lee

Whole wood-grilled branzino from Cape Dutch, capedutchrestaurant.com. “The presentation is delightful, and the branzino is to die for.”

What's inspiring Minhnuyet Hardy

Photograph by Ryan Hayslip

“Several years ago, I started collecting sand from my travels. It’s displayed in antique apothecary bottles in my bedroom and reminds me of some of my fondest memories.”

What's inspiring Minhnuyet Hardy

Photograph courtesy of London House

LondonHouse hotel in Chicago

What's inspiring Minhnuyet Hardy

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“Chloe perfume is my signature scent.”

What's inspiring Minhnuyet Hardy

Photograph by Ryan Hayslip

Geometric and textured tile from Walker Zanger, walkerzanger.com

This article appears in our Summer 2018 issue of Atlanta Magazine’s HOME.

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