Updating house exterior
Then she wrapped the room in fun patterns using two different types of wallcoverings.
A lattice fabric below the chair rail emulates a classic lattice garden room.
“I like for kitchens to look like another room in the house, not a showroom,” says Ingram, who mixed and matched diagonal tongue-and-groove cabinets with a raised-panel style.
Chrome hardware, stainless-steel appliances, and brass lighting add glitz and character.
In addition to being responsible for the home’s architecture, he also decorated the kitchen, family room, and back hall.“Here, I chose Absolute Black honed granite for the perimeter and basic butcher-block on the island.
It just gets better and better with age.” He created a faux-handcrafted look with semi-custom cabinetry.
Her Inspiration: “I fell for the dramatic drapery and the deep orange color on the walls in the dining room from March 1989.
“I wanted one space where everyone could hang out and another smaller, more intimate area by the fireplace,” he says.With our house nestled on a corner lot in Mt Laurel, a community located between Birmingham (our hometown!) and Double Oak Mountain, Ingram played to the woodsy locale with a dark gray palette.The Nostalgic Modernist: Ingram was born in Birmingham, graduated from Auburn University, and now has an office in Atlanta in addition to his Birmingham base.
Several of Ingram’s projects— including his own home—have graced our pages in the past, so he was a natural choice for designing our 50th Anniversary house.
All the upholstery is plush but skirtless, and the sofas have only bench cushions, a smart way to keep things comfy and easy—no need to fuss with shifting cushions!