Sunday, 21 November 2010

Interior Designer Jill Brinson

Today we are visiting interior desinger Jill Brinson's renovated cottage home in Atlanta. Hard to believe it is in the heart of a busy city and stands next to a 20-story apartment building. A mix of rustic, traditional and industrial styles, you will see salvaged beams, Moroccan tapestries, steel windows and doors, and lots of different textures.

The outdoor sofa and ottomans were painted gray and upholstered in taupe Sunbrella to harmonize with the stone terrace.

A nine-foot-tall steel door replaced a wood door in the entry. The floor is reclaimed French limestone.

Designer Jill Sharp Brinson and her husband, Rob, renovated the 1936 cottage's old barn beams to define the living room loft and used steel shelves to hold books.

A Moroccan tapestry hangs from the living room loft, between mirrored sconces. The antique French industrial table is one of a pair — the other one is in the entry.

Three layers of white mixed with gray, and a spray-on lacquer finish for the dining room's wall to wall hutch. Dishes are displayed behind chicken wire. Wicker chairs and industrial style table. A Moroccan necklace drapes a mirrored bottle.

A stone faux-bois dining table from France and iron gazebo from Anthropologie sit at the end of the gravel driveway. Brinson planted waves of clipped boxwood, magnolia, hydrangea, anise, and holly to screen out the 20-story building just 15 feet away.

In the kitchen, the tile top on the Martha Stewart table was replaced with Georgia marble. A 14-foot-high arched steel window and door adds drama to the room.

One doorway in the living room is framed with salvaged barn beams, the other with traditional wood trim. Floors are limed ash.

In the library, antique French shutters serve as closet doors.

Upper cabinets were not used in the kitchen so as not to block the view of the garden. The Dijon mustard-coloured slop sink was an online find. A slop sink was originally used and designed for filling and emptying scrub pails, rinsing out mops or soaking laundry. Here it is just used as an every day kitchen sink.

Library walls are upholstered in a crewel fabric from Brinson's extensive textile collection. An array of interesting items are displayed on these old Polish factory shelves.

An antique French writing table is paired with a wing chair.

No curtains required in the master bedroom: The garden screens the room from view. Brinson added steel testers, to raise the bed height, and designed adjustable clip-on reading lights.

The design of the sink base is adapted from a French draper's table Brinson saw in Provence. Faucets in Tuscan Brass complement the antique look.

The Waterworks Cambridge tub was a birthday gift from Brinson's husband. "I wanted it to feel like a trough in an old barn, with the faucet coming directly out of the wall." A mirrored cabinet hides a television.

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. See you tomorrow!
All images from House Beautiful.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Kifus :))
    queste case sono una più bella dell'altra.
    In questo post, mi è piacita molto la foto che mostra una nicchia per la zona lettura.
    Molto romantica e privata.
    Buona giornta :))


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