With the Bucolic Hills of Chattanooga as its backdrop, the 2021 CLOUDLAND STATION SHOWCOTTAGE lives large
Christy Dillard Kratzer, CDK Interior Design
At first glance, the living room’s wood-paneled walls might imply the kind of traditional mountain decor that sometimes goes with it, but the stylish mix of furnishings seen here quickly dispels that notion. Unique for this house, designer Christy Dillard Kratzer opted for a deep brown wall color, Sherwin-Williams Black Fox, a cozy choice which also gives the modestly sized space an even greater sense of intimacy. At the same time, the room’s high ceiling, numerous windows and open floor plan create “a wonderful lofty feeling,” says Dillard Kratzer. Because the living room is open to the adjacent kitchen, the designer connected both spaces, and the outdoors as well, by working with an earthy color palette accented with green. Texture, most notably in the form of a pair of wood and metal armchairs covered in hair on hide and a woven coffee table, brings added warmth to a space already swathed in it, courtesy of the inviting stone fireplace.
WINDOWS Windsor Windows & Doors HANGING LANTERN Circa Lighting WALL COLOR Sherwin-Williams Black Fox LOUNGE CHAIRS, VINTAGE RUG, SOFA, IRON AND MARBLE SIDE TABLE, IRON FLOOR LAMP and POTTERY URNS UpCountry Home WOVEN COFFEE TABLE, TRAYS and PORCELAIN SIDE TABLE Made Goods FIREPLACE AND LANDSCAPE ARTWORK Coleman Mills
Past Meets Present
Christy Dillard Kratzer, CDK Interior Design
Reminiscent of a traditional farmhouse or a European cottage kitchen, the heart of this home is appointed in an array of old-world finishes that have been modernized for today’s tastes and lifestyles. Open shelving alludes to the past, as do the wide-plank European oak flooring and tongue-and-groove paneling. For contrast to the Shaker-style cabinetry, painted a fresh shade of jade green, designer Christy Dillard Kratzer introduced contemporary-looking dark countertops and a dark gray farmhouse sink. One of the room’s most unique design elements is the backsplash behind the range—inspired by a star-pattern quilt, the designer replicated the motif using black, gray and white cement tiles. “The pattern is a nod to a country appeal, while also feeling modern because of the color combination.” The kitchen may be small, but don’t let its size fool you. The antique gate-leg dining table can easily seat up to six people without
encroaching on the cook’s prep space.
CABINETRY Dove Studio Kitchen & Bath APPLIANCES AllSouth Appliance Group, Inc. COUNTERTOPS Dekton by Cosentino fabricated by Creative Stone BACKSPLASH, SINK, FAUCETRY and FLOORING Ciot HANGING LIGHTS OVER SINK AND TABLE Circa Lighting WALL COLOR Benjamin Moore White Dove ANTIQUE GATE LEG TABLE Holland MacRae DISHES and CONTAINERS Made Goods
Evan Millard, Lauren Moore & Betsy Trabue, Modern Remains
A space to enjoy the clean country air while—thanks to a dramatically soaring ceiling—still protected from the elements, the covered porch offers indoor comforts in a lush outdoor setting. Wishing to create an inviting atmosphere, “as if the trees and sky beyond are giving you a welcoming hug,” the Modern Remains designers used a classic color combination of blue and white along with touches of green, all of which blend peacefully with the surrounding landscape, especially the babbling brook that runs alongside the house. A
variety of blue-and-white fabrics accent the porch, including ticking, a Perennials favorite, which was made into drapery that envelops part of the space when drawn. When it came to choosing furniture, the designers sought out the unique. Custom-designed pieces with modern flair, such as a fluted concrete table, stand alongside vintage pieces, including a brass bar cart. Even the vintage Art Deco lanterns and egret fountains add a surprising touch.
CUSTOM DRAPERY FABRIC Perennials DRAPERY HARDWARE B&B Metal CUSTOM CARVED LIMESTONE FOUNTAIN Atelier Jouvence CUSTOM DINING TABLE and BENCH Abstrakt Concrete CUSTOM SIDE TABLE Aberdeen Studio VINTAGE DINING CHAIRS and VINTAGE BAR CART Chairish ANTIQUE EGRETS and ART DECO LANTERNS 1stDibs
Hope Austin, Hope Austin Interiors
It was the home’s natural vistas that inspired Hope Austin to create a primary bedroom that speaks to the area’s rolling hills and mountains while also offering a relaxing retreat at the end of the day. Evocative of the nearby woods, Thibaut’s Lincoln Toile, an arboreal wallpaper in shades of blue and green, is the room’s most prominent decoration, one which Austin considers “the perfect balance of a traditional pattern in an updated color combination.” Neutral-colored bed linens and curtains bestow a sense of tranquility, while a blue mohair headboard, one of Austin’s favorite pieces, serves to ground the space. An added bonus is the adjacent nap nook. Although originally intended as sleeping quarters for children, Austin repurposed it as a dog nook. Sporting a cream-and-brown canine print wallpaper—Thibaut’s Dooley—and a dog bed from Peacock Alley, the nook is an ideal napping spot for pampered pooches.
Bedroom FLOORING Ciot CHANDELIER and LAMPS Circa Lighting WINDOWS Windsor Windows & Doors WALLPAPER and FABRIC Thibaut BEDDING Peacock Alley HEADBOARD Bjork Studio DRAPERY HARDWARE Kravet RUGS Moattar ARTWORK Atlanta Artist Collective Dog Nook DOG BED Peacock Alley ARTWORK Reprotique, Atlanta Artist Collective
Guest Bedroom 1 & Bathroom
Erin Cossey, Erin Cossey Interiors
The first thing one notices upon entering this guest bedroom is a pair of bunk beds, whose coziness looks so inviting that a good night’s sleep is practically guaranteed. But step further into the space and look out the window, and one of the room’s other highlights becomes clearly visible: a breathtaking view of nearby Lookout Mountain. Preferring not to compete with that view, Erin Cossey decided to keep things simple and mostly neutral, which she says “helped to highlight the room’s statement pieces and draw the eye to the beautiful property outside the windows.” Walls, bunk beds and a chest of drawers are soft white, cream or putty, while curtains, lamps and throw pillows introduce green and blue accents into the space. Color-wise, the adjacent guest bathroom is treated in similar fashion, albeit with blue cabinetry and a patterned tile floor punctuating the space. Partnered with an antique wood table, the star of the space is a traditional claw-foot tub.
Bedroom HANGING LIGHT, SCONCES and TABLE LAMPS Circa Lighting WINDOWS Windsor Windows & Doors WALL COLOR Benjamin Moore White Dove BUNK RAILING COLOR Sherwin-Williams Urban Putty BEDDING Red Land Cotton DRESSER Universal Furniture Bath TUB Hydro Systems FLOOR TILE and FAUCETRY Ciot CABINETRY Dove Studio Kitchen & Bath COUNTERTOPS Cosentino fabricated by Creative Stone HANGING LIGHT and SCONCES Circa Lighting ART The Natural Light
Guest Bedroom & Upstairs Landing
Kim Winkler, Kim Winkler Designs
A transitional space that has the advantage of natural light, the upstairs landing features hand-printed impressions of tree rings, cleverly selected by designer Kim Winkler as a taste of what’s to come in her adjoining guest bedroom. Combining outside beauty with something that feels fun for kids, Winkler infused a playful fairytale storyline into the space. The designer found inspiration from the forest, establishing a cream and green color palette throughout, most notably seen in verdant tree decals of varying heights on the walls. Taking advantage of the vaulted ceiling, the trees are further animated by birds and animals that frolic in the wooded setting. A highlight of the room is an A-frame style bed that resembles a little house, and, one of Winkler’s favorite pieces, the small wood table that was formed from a slice of a tree trunk. Although designed with children in mind, the room could just as easily appeal to adults who are young at heart and have a spirit for wanderlust.
Bedroom VINTAGE TUB CHAIR, LIVING EDGE WOOD SIDE TABLE, ANTIQUE TABLE LAMP and WICKER BASKET Nicholson Gallery DRAPERY FABRIC Holland & Sherry BEDDING Pottery Barn Landing ARTWORK Erik Linton
Pretty in Pink
Courtney Shearer, The Designery
Not your run-of-the-mill bathroom, Courtney Shearer’s version is one which dazzles the eyes. Intending for the space to have “a cozy sophistication and evoke a feeling of calm, much like that of a grandparent’s house,” Shearer treated the bathroom’s walls to a luxurious finish: Schumacher’s Madame de Pompadour wallpaper in blush, which gives the impression of an antique hand-painted paper like one found in a grand established house. Another visual reference to the past are the pendant lights, whose brass chains and shapely milk glass globes look vintage, despite being new. Although the wallpaper admittedly steals the show, vibrant teal cabinetry manages to command attention while also complementing the paper’s rosy-pink hues. Contemporary vessel sinks partnered with sleek countertops and hardware round out the curated mix of styles and color that the designer refers to as “an overall elevated, yet cozy aesthetic.”
CABINETRY Dove Studio Kitchen & Bath COUNTERTOPS Cosentino fabricated by Creative Stone WOOD FLOOR and WALL MOUNTED FAUCETS Ciot VESSEL SINKS Hydro Systems HANGING PENDANTS Circa Lighting WALLPAPER Schumacher TOWELS Peacock Alley ARTWORK Anthony Alemany
Alison Womack Jowers, Womack Jowers Interiors
The foyer’s lack of windows didn’t stop designer Alison Womack Jowers from creating a visual connection with the home’s pastoral setting. Wanting to show visitors that “even a hallway can connect homeowners to where they live,” Womack Jowers enveloped the space in an outdoor-oriented, trellis-print wallpaper, whose shades of white, soft taupe and blue evoke the atmospheric colors found outside while also helping to make the small space seem bigger than it really is. A white plaster pendant light adds additional brightness, while underfoot, a striped rug repeats the wallpaper’s color scheme. Even the artwork was chosen with the home’s location in mind: a contemporary painting depicting a Kentucky Warbler, a songbird found in forested areas of the Southeast. As a space with heavy foot traffic, Womack Jowers made sure to include some hallway necessities, such as an antique English antler coatrack and a midcentury bamboo-style mirror.
FLOORING Ciot PENDANT LIGHT Circa Lighting WALLPAPER Thibaut Easom Trellis RUG Dash & Albert ARTWORK Huff Harrington Fine Art, Geri Eubanks, Justin Kellner COATRACK and MIRROR Parc Monceau
Spring House & Courtyard
Amanda Hickam, Harper Harris Design Studio
Situated independently of the cottage, the spring house sets itself apart with its bold decor. Conceiving her space as an “edgy but elegant spa,” designer Amanda Hickam made dramatic design decisions, including the ceiling’s eye-catching black-and-white striped wallpaper and the green velvet window valances. “The green is a nod to nature, but with the volume turned up,” she says. At the same time, restful shades of soothing neutrals are also in abundance, seen in the sheer curtains that frame the soaking tub. The connected courtyard is equally striking as well as intimate. Contemporary black metal chairs, whose neutral cushions are paired with punchy green-and-white throw pillows, create a relaxing environment where one can, as the designer puts it, “slow down, stay awhile and recharge.”
Spring House SOAKING TUB Hydro Systems TUB FILLER Ciot CEILING LIGHT Circa Lighting STRIPED WALLPAPER Winfield Thybony VALANCES, SHEER CURTAIN and PILLOW FABRICS Kravet STRIPED ROMAN SHADE FABRIC Thibaut DRINKS TABLE Peacock Alley UPHOLSTERED CHAIR Wesley Hall Courtyard OUTDOOR CHAIRS CB2 BOXWOOD TOPIARIES Enduraleaf
Firefly Communities, Coleman Mills, CDK Interior Design
Named for a plant that is indigenous to the surrounding Chattanooga Valley, The Mountain Laurel cottage is located in the Cloudland Station community in Chickamauga, Georgia. Boasting views of the valley as well as nearby Lookout Mountain, the 1,620-square-foot cottage, like the rest of the community, “feels like something that could have been here for a while,” says developer and Cloudland Station founder John Tatum. Indeed, the home’s design, especially its board-and-batten siding, pays homage to the area’s historical architectural vernacular—the so-called Carpenter Gothic style—but the surrounding environment was also an influence. “The house was designed to interact with the landscape,” explains architect Coleman Mills, formerly of Harrison Design, who configured the cottage’s tall but compact layout so that its interiors had plenty of outdoor views and easy-to-use space. Likewise, the outdoor areas are thoughtfully arranged, including intimately scaled courtyards and porches as well as the adjacent spring house, a newly-built structure that traditionally would have provided drinking water to the community but that is used today as auxiliary living space.
WINDOWS and DOORS Windsor Windows & Doors OUTDOOR LIGHTING Circa Lighting EXTERIOR COLOR Benjamin Moore White Dove