The Art of Color: 5 Spaces that Banish Beige

Cheers to summer! We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the season than with bright and punchy hues.

160329_MalloryMathison_Morrison_EGD_063Known for her penchant for color, Mallory Mathison Glenn was well equipped to bring these homeowners’ vibrant vision to life. The grand, three-story home boasts a vibrant color scheme in the form of striking prints and pops of saturation. In the dining room, a celadon-hued Gracie wallpaper sets a romantic tone, serving as the perfect backdrop for a Baker buffet, dining table and chairs.

120109-_008final_0-480x640Creative couple Mark and Cinda Boomershine—an artist and fashion accessories designer, respectively—completed extensive renovations in their historic Buckhead home, where their fearless yet elegant style creates a bold impact. Chic wallpaper and rich paint colors create a striking backdrop for personal touches and family heirlooms. Black lacquered doors lead into a richly saturated dining room, featuring a Murano glass chandelier and chairs upholstered in Schumacher“s Chiang Mai Dragon fabric.

dining_living_img_0040-640x426Interior designer and Pieces boutique proprietor Lee Kleinhelter drew inspiration from the Beverly Hills Hotel when designing this Sovereign Buckhead model unit. She particularly made a dramatic statement in the living room, where Schumacher’s Tropical Isle wallcovering takes centerstage. “This space is very open with walls of windows,” Kleinhelter says. “We didn’t want it to feel like a jungle but to be the beginning of a story.”FSO_Atl-Homes-and-Lifestyle_03292016Rustic-White007When his younger sister, Meg, bought her first home, it was only natural for interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn to handle its remodel and design. Taking Meg’s taste for all things bright and coastal into account, he infused the Virginia-Highland unit with rustic textures, eye-catching patterns and bright hues. In the eclectic bedroom, for instance, high-gloss white floors balance shades of coral and terracotta.

ahl_021-501x640For designers Will Huff and Heather Dewberry, decorating their Peachtree Road studio became an experiment in color and “an opportunity to show clients something bolder.” Huff and Dewberry selected a light aqua, Benjamin Moore’s Antiguan Sky, for the reception area hallway, an, for their respective offices, lavender and green. Antiques and contemporary artwork mix with upholstered pieces to create a comfortable workspace.