Sunday, February 28, 2010

A tribute to one on my favorite designers...

I have found a kindred spirit in designer Atlanta Bartlett ( She is an author and a design diva who resides in Britain. I was first introduced to her work in one of the final issues of Country Home magazine last year. Thank you Country Home for 20 years worth of inspiration and for turning me on to the genius of Atlanta Bartlett. She uses the palest of palettes, along with a mix of natural materials, like wood and leather. She adds tiny bursts of color through pillows, throws, and fresh flowers. There are also a few girly items thrown in for fun, like sparkly chandeliers, faded florals, and bits of pink. Her work is multi-layered but well-edited and never feels cloying or claustrophobic. All images here are courtesy of Atlanta Bartlett.

Come along and see why I am so enamored with her work.

A lovely still-life set against a backdrop of painted wood paneling. All of my favorite elements are present and accounted for: mirrors, coral, sea shells, mercury glass, fresh flowers.

In this room pale floors play host to worn leather club chairs and a casually-draped sofa. Notice how the floral pillows, the grayed-green armoire and the dark coffee table add interest.

A welcoming tableau in the entry to Atlanta Bartlett's country house. The hulky table, the beat-up baskets under the table, the bucket of flowers and, of course, that huge mirror are ever-so-charming.

This is another view of the entry table and the rest of the room which houses it. Notice the repetition of elements here (leather, wood, white) the maintain consistency and cohesiveness. Each area within a room and each room within a house must relate well to one another, as they are inextricably connected. This principle makes for lovely interior views, as you can see here.

This guest bedroom is serene and so pretty! The wallpaper is subtle enough to keep the space feeling open while echoing the curved swag of the headboard. Pure white bed linens make the room as refreshing as a spring breeze.

Here are the pops of pink in a rustic corner of the living room. Notice the large vase of cherry blossoms and the hunk of wood used a s a side table.

This is the master bedroom. It is ultimately romantic but clean and fresh. The wicker baskets under the bed look great and provide storage, as well as texture. I am always taken by canopies made of mosquito netting.

Black and white photos add a modern element to this living space. Notice how they are all framed identically, which makes the grouping cohesive.

The dining table set for a celebration. More pink touches and sparkle keep the mood festive. Informally draped twinkle lights add some fun. What a hutch! It has great color, presence and seems to store a ton of stuff.

Many bloggers and design fanatics rave about Atlanta Bartlett. She seems to be everywhere these days. Now I hope you can see why!

Until next time...


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