Today begins the first full reveal of our most recent project! Located in the heart of Downtown Savannah, this four-story townhouse is now home to a family of four who longed for a place to reflect their unique personalities all under one (conveniently located) roof. When we first entered the space, the top floor was similar to the rest of the house: traditionally painted rooms with dark wood floors and millwork in need of a little TLC.
With a little paint and some elbow grease, we transformed the third floor into an airy London-esque flat that gives the two teenage girls a loft-like place to escape.
The first top floor space belongs to Gabby: an active girl with a love of all things bright and poppy. We gave her a neutral canvas with hints of bright turquoise for a sophisticated room that puts “boring” on the opposite spectrum. Click here to see Sofia’s full reveal.
1. We let this bright, geometric chandelier from Shine determine the accent color for the rest of the room. We recommend pairing with round white bulbs for a vintage glam look.
2. Three frosted glass cylinders atop the mantle help bring the pop of turquoise down to eye level. Use as a set of candle holders or place plant cuttings inside to bring the space back down to Earth.
3. The ornate frame on this mirror from Homegoods still makes a statement against white walls. Hang this low enough so that it appears to be resting on the fireplace.
4. Add a well-traveled feel to a new space with this large tortoise shell from Target’s Nate Berkus line. We added two coats of high-gloss black spray paint to make it seem right at home.
5. We scored this slim pair of white plaster table lamps from Circa Lighting and added two large black drum shades from Fenchel Shades. As a general rule, the shade’s greatest diameter should not be larger than the total length of the lamp’s body.
6. Bring texture into the space with these cow hide and linen throw pillows. If using two to dress the bed, always make sure the length doubled does not exceed your total bed width.
7. Use textiles instead of paint to turn a plain wall into a statement. Kravet’s Velvet Gate Drapery in Tuxedo keeps the space fresh without getting too busy. Rather than flanking windows, continue the drapes from wall to wall to make the bed the center of attention.
8. The silhouette on Bungalow 5’s Jacqui bedside tables would work well in both a traditional and a modern space. Keep the pulls an antique brass or choose to powder coat them a bright color for an entirely different look.
9. Take a step up from the traditional white sheets with an embroidered black bow-tie duvet cover from West Elm.
10. Etsy seller WWBDesign fabricated this pair of mid-century inspired gray felt ottomans with white linen piping. We love the size and versatility: one alone makes great additional seating and two in front of a bed provides a makeshift bench.
11. The true showstopper of this bedroom is the John Reeves Design Louise Bed from ABC Home. The crisp white frame acts as a backdrop for virtually any bedroom scheme and the curved posts give just enough femininity to this grown-up girl space.
1. Set the mood before you enter the room with floor to ceiling drapery in the hall. Designers Guild’s Mazan – Saraille ombre pattern gives the space an airy feel while paying tribute to the fun and poppy girl’s room to come.
2. We found this vintage wingback chair in an aged velvet fabric that had seen better days. With a few coats of high-gloss black paint and Ernest Gaspard’s China Seas linen, this once-sorry chair became a contemporary statement.
3. This slim side table features a quatrefoil top, giving just enough character to the space without trying to steal the wingback’s show.
4. Two glossy white side tables from One Kings Lane become a dresser with the addition of a custom-built wooden top. We powder coated the once-gold handles a shiny black to further accent the piece’s curves.
5. Vintage lighting is always a fun addition to any space, like this white ceramic lamp. Here we updated it with a white shade to not only complement its fresh surroundings, but also to highlight the lamp’s black accents. When purchasing vintage light fixtures keep in mind to check all cords, plugs, and lightbulb specifications.
6. West Elm’s elephant ceramics give just the right hint of color while still paying homage to natural elements. We typically recommend a set of three, but not when placing next to another large object (like our lamp).
7. Pick up on the space’s color palette when picking art for the walls. In this case, choosing this Tylinek Zebra print from Natural Curiosities was a no-brainer. We had this print hung in a clean custom frame with a deep profile to let the art speak for itself.
Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Super White (Regal Wall Satin / Latex Flat)
Trim Color: Benjamin Moore Super White (Oil – Semi Gloss)
Picture Rail Color: Benjamin Moore Palm Coast Teal (Regal Wall Satin / Latex Flat)
Floor Color: Benjamin Moore Super White (Oil – Semi Gloss)
Fireplace Tile: Winchester Tile – Marine Blue
Drapery Hardware: Vesta Techno Track Collection 1-1/8″ Diameter, BL Finish
Click here to see a full tour of Sofia’s room!
See more of our latest project on our website.
Gabby + Sofia: Christine Hall Photography
Interiors: Richard Leo Johnson