Historic Ingleside, Macon, GA, USA


It's time to dress the walls, windows, and doors! I love this part of interior design because it's not just the furniture that make the room, but the details...which include window treatments, hardware, art on the walls, and accessories, some of which I shared in my previous ORC post

The details are truly what make the design shine.

I purchased these beautiful new and vintage hardware pieces at a local salvage yard, to replace a few not-so-attractive door hardware handles, knobs, and pulls that had been added on during previous renovations. I polished them up and they are being installed tomorrow - on kitchen cabinets and drawers, pantry doors, new sliding barn doors for a laundry closet, and that gorgeous solid brass pull will fit perfectly on the swing door that leads from the dining room to the kitchen.

We are halfway through the One Room Challenge already. It is hard to believe how quickly this project has gone by. Fortunately, I had a bit of a head start and so far all is on schedule for this room in the house. This home renovation project came to me in August and I am hopeful that by Thanksgiving my client will be living in and entertaining his family and friends in this charming home for the 2020 holidays.


These are some of the details in the house, which show a few of the historic interior architectural elements. I designed a fresh color palette of soft blues, whites, and grieges - covering up dreary, deep purples, charcoals, harsh grays, and neon yellows that were throughout the house. 

Switching it up and going old school, I painted the woodwork a slightly darker tone than the walls and ceilings. The doors are even a shade deeper, which brings back the historic character of this 1937 historic home.

The drapery details I was working on last week are finished and the panels are ready to hang. So simple and sophisticated. I just love the layered mother of pearl buttons on the inverted pleats of these linen panels. It is a natural accent that will add a lovely tailored element to these window treatments. Installation is next week!

For the art on the walls in the dining room, I am considering a collection of my fine art architectural photographs. These bold blue and white minimalistic photographs I made at Alys Beach on the Gulf Coast of Florida last year. If it's a go, I will frame them postage stamp style matted in white, with simple glass and clips.

The room has a bit of a refined tropical vibe going on with the furnishings and finishes, and my client has a connection to the Cayman Islands. With that in mind, I want to hang art that shares that connection. I think that these photographs might complete the look. In many of my design projects, I am fortunate to have my art and photography incorporated into the design of the interiors I create. I am planning to give this collection to my client as a housewarming gift.


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