House Dressing

Designer Elizabeth Thompson turns a dated mid-century modern home into a light, bright, character-filled abode

Approached by a couple with a love for unique and historical architecture, Gainesville-based interior designer, Elizabeth Thompson, helped bring new life to this stunning mid-century modern home. Designed and built in 1970 by architect Jack Bailey the couple purchased the home in 1999 and in 2017 began their extensive 18-month long renovation. A main goal for the project was to relax the original design while maintaining its unique character. “One of the details we agonized over was whether or not to keep the original floating console in the gallery hall,” Elizabeth said. “In the end we opted to keep and add a fresh coat of lacquer making it a major focal point in the space.” Ever the art collectors, they also desired a home with clean walls and lots of light to showcase their extensive art collection. The most show-stopping feature of the home is its original floating central staircase. “After removing the existing blue carpet from the stairs, we quickly realized simple, clean finishes were all it needed.”

“This renovation provided unexpected design challenges along the way. With perseverance and plenty of collaboration, the final result was one of the most fulfilling of my career.”— Elizabeth Thompson, House Dressing

House Dressing
670A Main Street, SW
Gainesville, GA 30501
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