Travel to Design: Home Design Tips Inspired by Atlanta

April 16, 2015 Updated: April 23, 2016
For an Atlanta-inspired design scheme, look to combine classic Southern elegance, and modern, updated renditions.
For an Atlanta-inspired design scheme, look to combine classic Southern elegance, and modern, updated renditions.

Traditional Atlanta homes are all about old-fashioned details: huge foyers, classic Southern elegance, and plenty of light, neutral colors, but Atlanta-inspired design can also beautifully incorporate a blend of both old, and new.

The Dutch Colonial homes found throughout Atlanta are all about making a grand impression. And bringing some Atlanta inspiration into your home involves updating it with a fresh and modern look, while maintaining that sense of old-fashioned, timeless quality and style.

If you’re interested in a grand, yet modern décor style that will transform the look of your home, here’s how you can get the look and incorporate some Atlanta-inspired design into your home.

View: Hovan Wall Mirror
View: Hovan Wall Mirror

Décor: Modern, Elaborate, Grand

Distressed and antique furnishings, or modern remakes inspired by the décor found in Dutch Colonial homes is the perfect way to create an Atlanta-inspired home. Large, elaborate mirrors, elegant chandeliers, wrought-iron rails would all be at home in a space inspired by Atlanta, and a few practical modern updates can help to balance out the look. For contemporary details: think timeless –opt for pieces that have a strong and enduring quality. Look for marble, glass, and wood. Sculptures and some modern pieces of art or paintings of the Southern countryside would also fit nicely in an Atlanta-inspired space.

View: Capital Lighting Simone Transitional Chandelier
View: Capital Lighting Simone Transitional Chandelier

Style: Classic and Modern

Old and new combine to create a look that exudes both classic Southern charm, with a modern, punchy twist. Classic bay windows, huge foyers, spacious ceilings, and grand fireplaces are all quintessentially Dutch Colonial, and homes that exude grandeur are especially suited for this design style. But by adding an updated twist, modern homes can also pull off this look. To add Atlanta style into your home, look to incorporate both rustic and warm details, along with plenty of strong lines and a few timeless, modern pieces.

View: Harrison Dresser in Distressed Black
View: Harrison Dresser in Distressed Black

Colors: Light Backdrops With a Hint of Color

While this style is especially suited to a light, natural backdrop, the beauty of a light background is that it can easily accommodate some punchy accent colors. Anytime you decide to update, just mix up the décor with some new, colorful details. Ideal colors that blend beautifully include orange, gold, and copper –but strong bold shades –like black and navy, and deep brown floors, help to balance out the overall look and add a timeless, classic feel to your home.

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