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Atlanta homes embrace modern design Defined design

If you have avoided decorating with “modern” themes in the past because the word evoked pictures of cold, sterile homes devoid of personality, take another look! Today’s modern style is colorful, simple and every bit as comfortable to live in as any other design theme. “To me, modern design is all about creating serene spaces by utilizing clean lines and functional forms,” says Alpharetta-based interior designer Pipa Bradbury of Pipa Bradbury Design, www.pipabradburydesign.com. “These spaces then become backdrops for showcasing unique art.” Modern design dates back to the late 1800s and early 1900s, and the style has evolved throughout the years. As modern design gained popularity, some people even viewed the style as rebellious. “‘Modernism’ was a rejection of very ornate design styles that felt very layered, such as Gothic, Renaissance and Victorian looks,” says Atlanta interior designer Rachel Greathouse of Rachel Greathouse Design, www. about rachelgreathousedesign.com. “Now, I think modern design maintains its roots, which embrace minimalism, lack of clutter, spaces use of metals and woods and bold primary colors for accents, with black, white and neutrals for large objects and furniture. It evolves with the times, incorporating pop culture and forms. technology to some level, but I believe it stays true to its style.”

“Modern design is all creating serene by utilizing clean lines and functional These spaces then become backdrops for showcasing

The modern South

While many view the South as a place where traditional design reigns, modern design has grown increasingly popular, especially as Atlanta has become a melting pot for such a great —Pipa Bradbury variety of cultures and ideas. “I’m seeing more and more modern Bradbury Design projects and am working with more clients who want ‘simple and clean’ looks for their spaces,” says Ann Wisniewski of AJW Designs, www.ajwdesignsinc.com. Modern style is especially popular with young professionals living in downtown lofts and condos. “You see modern design most often in the loft-style city living spaces because it lends itself to open spaces with architectural interest,” Greathouse says.

unique art.” of Pipa

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Whether you are remodeling or redecorating don't miss Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine's June 2013 issue that features Modern Design. Read...

Atlanta Home Improvement 0613  

Whether you are remodeling or redecorating don't miss Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine's June 2013 issue that features Modern Design. Read...