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Roy Otwell, cofounder of the contemporary home furnishings and furniture haven Switch Modern, takes us through his favorite current trends from colors to lighting.
Paige Minear and her husband, Nathan, both grew up in Florida, so their East Cobb house channels a bit—no, make that a lot—of Palm Beach. “Color is something that makes us both feel [at] ‘home,’” says Paige.
The interior designer’s challenge is to translate these same elements into the design of a home—and, like Chanel, to do it simply, straightforwardly, and without gimmicks. Let me show you how I apply these elements to both fashion and interiors.
Every designer starts with different elements. For me, it’s all about fabrics. Here, I fell in love with a modern chinoiserie, then added color, pattern, and texture—jute, velvet, leather, and metallics.
As the director of trend and design for the Home Depot, Sarah Fishburne travels the world for inspiration. An Atlanta native and a graduate of UGA’s furnishings and interiors program, she works on everything from plants to paint colors, both designing proprietary brands and selecting from national labels.
The 1980s-era house Jenna Buck Gross and her husband, Caleb, purchased in Decatur didn’t quite have the architectural charm of older bungalows on the street, so they gave it a two-part makeover: First, tear down some walls, add molding, and redo the floors and kitchen; then make the whole house come alive with color.