For the past 5 years Kate Hayes has worked as an interior designer, giving her the chance to explore a range of styles. She prefers ‘variety is the spice of life’ over the boredom of doing the same thing over and over. She and her husband Jack relocated to Atlanta, Georgia six months ago which has given Kate a fresh palette of their own to work with. The layout and flow of the home is one of their favorite parts. Kate works upstairs, but when she descends back into the living spaces her work day is over. Meanwhile, the living room and kitchen provide the perfect places to hangout or entertain, or the deck for a leisurely dinner. Overall Kate’s goal was to create a sense of calm with moments of drama and color, uniting their eclectic pieces and creating a seamless living space that still appropriate for the existing architecture. P.S. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Kate and Jack’s home. Check out their Carroll Gardens sneak peek here. Many thanks to Kate, and Kristen Wade for the photos! – Anne
Image above: A relaxing corner of our bedroom. I’ve never had a bedroom so large! I’m used to NYC scaled rooms, so to have a chair here feels absolutely luxurious. Paint is Benjamin Moore’s Coastal Fog.
Image above: I recovered those stools with a Lee Jofa fabric, and still am pretty in love with it. Plus a pattern hides any dips or sauces that might end up there! Paint is Benjamin Moore’s Silver Sage.
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Image above: This tobacco leaf table was found by a design-savvy friend (who emergency called for me to come get it) in Carroll Gardens on the street. We ended up meeting the old owner of it who had it in his man cave in the basement for a couple decades. I love it and think the clean lines and earthy leaves are a killer combination.
Image above: Probably my favorite room in the house. I feel like we nailed the color (Benjamin Moore’s Silver Sage) – so soothing and fresh and one of those what-is-it colors. I love the period window, and the beautiful French armoire was a splurge at Scotts Antiques market in Atlanta. I haven’t regretted it since, plus it hides our TV. I hate seeing a TV in a living room!
Image above: I love this room. I look at fabrics and colors all day, and somewhat prefer subtle colors in common areas for myself, but I couldn’t help myself here. At night, the room glows beautifully and makes all guests look pretty and jolly. I had the table top cut from a honey onyx remnant, the pendant is a Brimfield find from an old bank building, and the chairs were a paint + recover job from an estate sale. Still hunting for the perfect rug to muffle echoes – design never ends! Paint is Benjamin Moore’s Raspberry Glaze.
Image above: The chest was my grandfather’s from the 30s. My mom and I discovered it in their attic, only to open and find my grandmother’s wedding trousseau packed full. I’m pretty sure it hasn’t been touched since the 40s. We were pretty amazed. Paint is Benjamin Moore’s Morning Dew.
Image above: My office. Still working things out here, but I love the soothing color (Benjamin Moore’s Morning Dew) and bright light. Great for choosing paints. I had the desk custom made by Parts and Labor Workshop in Brooklyn – they create truly beautiful pieces. I also love my Noguchi lamp! I think they are always chic, never out of style or place.
Image above: I wanted our guest bedroom to feel truly like a vacation, hence the bright Bahamian colors. It’s a funny small nook upstairs that reminded me of a nautical space, so I ran with it. We have a few paintings of water and ships in here as well – maybe a little theme-y and literal, but I haven’t wanted to repaint yet – ask my husband, this happens often, so I think it’ll last. The wall is Benjamin Moore’s Sea Isle.
Image above: I found that pretty branch in Grant Park, and figured until we find the perfect headboard, this will do nicely. I like waking up and looking into it – both soothing and nicely referential of the neighborhood. Those wacky egg-shaped pendants were an Etsy find are gorgeous when turned on and create a soft glow by which we read. Paint is Benjamin Moore’s Aurora Borealis.
Image above: The painting is from Montmartre and was a gift from my mom. Jack and I painted the gold branches in the entry – I love deGournay but it’s out of my range, plus this is a rental! Paint is Benjamin Moore’s Aurora Borealis and Silver Sage.
Image above: I love that the first thing you see when you walk in is a painting by my talented friend Tori.