Borrow Her Favorite Ideas
A fashionable palette and great furniture elevate this cottage to extraordinary. Tips from this designer lead the way to your own great look.
Borrow Her Favorite IdeasWhile this house might not possess a lot of space, it's big on inspired approaches to decorating and design. Owner and interior designer Cindy Dunaway always had a clear idea of how her first house should look. "I kept all the fabric samples I loved in a bag and was just waiting for a chance to use them," she says. She'd also been acquiring updated yet traditional pieces for just the kind of collected look she likes.
But to give her dreams a resting place, Cindy needed to find the house itself. This 1940s charmer, located in one of her favorite Atlanta neighborhoods, won out. "I looked at a lot of houses, but this one had the most potential," she says. "Its bones were good. It just needed some cosmetic changes."
Symmetrically placed bookshelves and corner cabinets make a pleasing framework for Cindy's furniture. Details such as crystal lamps, painted end tables, and intricate prints and pillows invite attention.