It’s been a minute since we talked about Project Concrete Condo, so let’s do a quick refresher: this great space is a second home for a couple that wanted a place in ATL to visit family. They’re starting totally fresh with this home, so we’ll be completely furnishing the place. Before any furniture goes in, we had to start with a little bit of a makeover:
The carpet came out, and the concrete floor got a fresh coat of paint, as well as bright white ceilings and trim, and a warm white on all the walls. This gave us a great neutral base to start with so that we could make this large multi-function living area really special for this family.
The updated finishes had a huge impact on this room in particular, and really cleaned up the space to feel super fresh.
Because these finishes veered to modern, clean, and crisp, it was important to add a ton of warmth and texture.
The oversized sectional makes the most of that south corner, and opens up nicely to the huge patio space. The shag rug makes this a really cushy place to hang out, and soft woven textures on the decorative pillows bring a ton of personality. Because there is a large wall above the sectional (shown above, to the right of the hallway) I thought that a colorful mural would be a great way to bring in some interests. This space has 12′ ceilings, so they can definitely handle something big and a little wild.
Originally, the dining room was just outside the kitchen, and separated two living areas, but this family wanted to mix things up. They preferred the dining area oriented by the north patio, so that it can become an extension of that space.
So, we used those amazing swivel chairs to create a connection between the two living areas. The chairs can be directed toward the loveseat to create a more intimate conversation area, or directed toward the sectional and media console to extend the lounging area.
You can see we continued the wood finishes in this area. If you’ve got wood floors, it might be overkill to have several wooden tables, but because we’re working with painted floors here, the touches of warmth are very welcome. In the layout, you can also see that we’ve used rugs to help define the “zones” of the room. The plush rug was perfect for the lounge area, but we decided to do something different with this slightly more formal seating area. The woven rug helps break up the painted floor, and a layered hide rug brings in another great texture, and provides a great soft area for bare feet.
Next up is the dining space. This is the most “undecided” room with the clients because they may be able to bring in some furniture they currently own. So, we decided to have a little fun with this space and see what we could do, knowing that it could end up completely different.
Farmhouse tables are really popular at the moment, but we think it’s a definite classic. The black finish on this one gives it a modern update. We love to mix chair styles at large tables like this one, and those leather and metal directors chairs were just too good. We’ve sprinkled blues and greens throughout the room, but there isn’t a ton of pattern, so it definitely worked to bring in an intricate look for the side chairs. The dining area is mostly neutral, so that blue diamond pattern is a great pop. Abstract works in the same tones help brighten this area as well.
We’re excited to get going with this space, and we can’t wait to update you with the final result!