Simple & Chic

Combining classic furnishings from Room & Board with a clever color palette, designer Barbara Westbrook conjures up an artful airy abode.

The design within 1902 at The Residences at W Atlanta—Downtown can best be described as cool, calm and collected. With classic contemporary furnishings from Room & Board anchoring the light-filled aerie in the sky, interior designer Barbara Westbrook and her associate Kim Winkler juxtaposed the company’s clean-lined upholstery—at once both inviting and kick-your-feet-up comfortable—with modern art, folk art, and accessories with a sense of patina. “This space reflects someone who collets pieces they love,” says Westbrook of her imaginary client for the showhouse project. While her varying use of scale with furnishings and accessories gives the residence a playful verve, Westbrook’s clever choice of bright red and yellow accents in almost every room creates a color palette that effortlessly ties together the home’s public and private areas. “When trying to unify various living spaces,” she explains, “the careful use of color is very important.”

Barbara Westbrook, Westbrook Interiors. (404) 355-9430; Room & Board, 1170 Howell Mill Rd., Atlanta 30318. (404) 815-1480; (dining area) TABLE Bungalow Classic VINTAGE STOOL Westbrook’s personal collection PORCELAIN HOUSES Pollen CHANDELIER Coup d’etat through R Hughes Showroom (living room) ART OVER SOFA Brandon Blane McMillan through Pryor Fine Art WATERCOLOR PILLOWS Bungalow Classic SPHERES Roger Asay and Rebecca Plummer through Signature Shop & Gallery BLACK LEATHER CHAIRS South of Market COFFEE TABLE Custom designed by Westbrook Interiors CERAMIC BIRDS Signature Shop AMBER GLASS JAR Pollen AREA RUG Sullivan Brothers ARTWORK NEAR CHAISE Kai Lin Art FLOOR LAMP Anthropologie MOHAIR THROW Westbrook Interiors (study) ANTIQUE ARM CHAIR Westbrook’s personal collection BROWN LEATHER STOOL BD Jeffries HOURGLASS Bungalow Classic GLASS LAMP The Nicholson Gallery RED DESK ACCESSORIES The Container Store DESK FRAMES Pottery Barn and Michael’s VINTAGE CAMERA Rust & Dust CERAMICS Trent Burkett through Signature Shop PHOTOGRAPHY Philip Grossman through Kai Lin Art SPHERE Roger Asay and Rebecca Plummer through Signature Shop ART OVER SOFA & COFFEE TABLE Westbrook Interiors (bedroom) AREA RUG Sullivan Brothers PUZZLE SIDE TABLE & IRON LAMP BD Jeffries BEAKER STANDS The Nicholson Gallery ARTWORK Jenny Wunderly through Pryor Fine Art COLA ART Kim Frohsin through Pryor Fine Art LACQUERED BOX Lush Life