Senoia Georgia Idea House Tour
Reminiscent of elegant row houses found in Savannah and Charleston, our Senoia, Georgia, Idea House takes a refreshingly new approach to traditional style. Step inside to see our favorite ideas.
To give the living room a focal point, we created a faux fireplace with an antique mantel that was stripped and repainted in an aged, distressed finish. The fireplace was set on a rectangular piece of slate as the hearth. A gray mirror with a slate surround inside the opening gives the fireplace a sense of depth.
To balance out the traditional feel of Abercorn Place, the kitchen's counters, appliances, and cabinets are all by IKEA (ikea.com).
A quartz material called Caesarstone (caesarstoneus.com; available through IKEA) protects not only the top of the kitchen island but also the sides from daily bumps and dings.
Paint: Toasted Pine Nut by Sherwin-Williams, sherwin-williams.com
When not in use, the TV is tucked away in a recess above the mantel. It is concealed behind framed artwork by Artissance (artthatfits.com) that’s been divided and hinged like bifold doors.
This welcome getaway, with its soothing, cream-colored walls and mixture of antique and reproduction furniture, feels conveniently detached from the family hustle and bustle. In reality, the kids’ bedrooms are just a few steps down the hall.
Continuing the calm elegance found in the master bedroom, the master bath evokes the opulence of an old-world spa, complete with a large soaking tub and a spacious master shower that's covered in intricate tilework. Large double-hung windows bathe this space with natural light that’s reflected by the honed-marble tile flooring. Cafe curtains provide privacy when drawn, while allowing sunlight to enter the upper window sashes.
Cabinets under the a ledge conceal the tub’s plumbing lines, supplies storage for towels and bath products, and create a display space for plants and artwork.
While Abercorn Place is designed with family in mind, it’s not all geared toward the kids. In fact, the top floor is the grown-ups’ domain. Created with the feel of a warm and cozy den, the front room contains rich upholstery and textiles, dark-stained furniture, and a leather wing chair.
Lined with handsome box columns and accessible to the indoors through pairs of French doors, the side porch functions much like an interior room, complete with comfortable seating and durable outdoor rugs. This gracious extension of living space contains a teak dining table for informal meals.