Today we are excited to take a twist on our series with Peace Design, an amazing design firm here in Atlanta. We just love working with the wonderfully creative team at Peace and they were kind enough to take pictures of some recent projects featuring bed linens and accessories from Gramercy. I asked the team to fill us in a little bit about the projects and inspiration for each room. Take it from here Peace…
Project #1: Montana
This ski lodge is a private residence for a large family. The children and outdoor activities are paramount in this home. Our clients wanted a classic Western interior without getting too kitschy.
The first room pictured, the Antler Bedroom, is essentially the Master Guest in the home. It needed to be slightly more refined while remaining casual. Log chinking on the walls immediately established our palette of warm neutrals as the background. The accent pillow in the forefront of the bedding was our second inspiration. This is a fabulous kilim reproduction from Clarence House. We incorporated rich bedding (in both texture and color) from Archipelago (through the shop) to compliment the print and overall feel of the room.
This King Bedroom wasn’t completed at the time of photos but I want to share the bedding. In keeping with our western inspiration, the decorative pillows were made from a fabric inspired by a traditional Navajo rug pattern updated with a modern palette of blues, grays and greens. The rest of the bedding is from Global Weave, a source Gramercy works with locally. I LOVED working with this line because of the custom capabilities with the stitch details, linen options, etc.
This Stone Bedroom is my personal favorite! First of all, architecturally this room is one of the most unique in the entire lodge. It sits slightly below grade so you feel like you are down in a bunker or your own private, cozy cave (with the benefit of natural light)! The rich texture of the stone walls and wooden ceiling inspired us to dress the bed simply, as if it would have been done in the 1900’s as folks moved “West.” A neutral quilt and a small collective of pillows in various patterns and textures complete the look.
Project #2: Hilton Head Island
This is a residence that we originally designed in the mid 90s. At that time, the concept for the home was to create a white envelope to allow all of the colorful artwork to stand out. A residential museum if you will. After 15+ years, it was time to freshen things up. This time, with a little more color that complimented the artwork. This was challenging because so much of the art is strong and bold in its own right, so to add more of the same felt forced. Therefore, we decided that the best approach was to use a toned down version of the overall art palette or in the case of the Oak Suite, use one accent on crisp white linens.
Master Bedroom: The painting over the bed was the main inspiration for this room. Its background of soft blues and greens informed our fabric selections. This was also a space where the client wanted to add a “beach element” without being too expected. We fell in love with this coral pattern from Gaston y Daniela that picked up the colors of the painting, while incorporating taupe and a beautiful purple. This lead us to the amazing Ann Gish coverlet and shams made of silk linen. We also sourced the bedside lamps from you guys…wonderful blue/grey crackle ceramic.
Oak Suite: This bedroom is filled with bold artwork with intense planes of color. With a collection like this on the walls we decided to use mainly white bedding with a hint of coral. We customized shams and a duvet from LuluDK Matouk. Again, we were asked to bring in a beach element so this stylized coral design was a perfect fit! We also used beautiful linen from Loro Piana for the euro shams.
Ocean Suite: This room was actually inspired by a fabric rather than the art. The small bolster you see helped us create a palette of seafoam, teal and natural linen. The coverlet is Utility Canvas. The euros and bedskirt were custom made through Gramercy with a Fabricut linen that was also used in the adjacent bathroom on the roman shades. We sourced these gourd lamps from Gramercy, as well.
Thank you Peace for the tour! I don’t know about you all but I’m now craving a trip to both the mountains and the beach. Did you see that chandelier in the first photo? No? GO BACK AND LOOK...It is an amazing old wheel with lantern like lights. Um. Amazing!
If you aren’t familiar with Peace Design then you MUST check out the firms design portfolio (here)…lots of inspiration to keep you busy over the long weekend!
Happy Labor Day! Nobody work too hard!!