Get This Room: Playful Minimalism

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May 20, 2013
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  The owners of the home, who had recently relocated from Houston to Atlanta, brought in interior designer Barbara Hill for her spare aesthetic that doesn’t skimp on fun. Although the Mediterranean-style home was far from modern, “Stripping down the ornamentation really sets those features off,” Hill says. “Most traditional houses with good bones can do the same.” To highlight the playful pieces she used in the informal dining room, as well as the home’s structure, Hill coated the plaster walls in Benjamin Moore’s Decorators White and whitewashed the red oak floors. Click through the slideshow to see what furniture she picked to achieve this look.      This originally appeared in Lighting the Way .

    The owners of the home, who had recently relocated from Houston to Atlanta, brought in interior designer Barbara Hill for her spare aesthetic that doesn’t skimp on fun. Although the Mediterranean-style home was far from modern, “Stripping down the ornamentation really sets those features off,” Hill says. “Most traditional houses with good bones can do the same.” 

    To highlight the playful pieces she used in the informal dining room, as well as the home’s structure, Hill coated the plaster walls in Benjamin Moore’s Decorators White and whitewashed the red oak floors. Click through the slideshow to see what furniture she picked to achieve this look. 
     
    This originally appeared in Lighting the Way .
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  Lindsey Adelman’s Agnes Chandelier for Roll & Hill with ten lights adds a punch of avant-garde to what is normally considered a traditional light fixture. To match the room’s color scheme, Hill went with the bronze finish, but we also like the futuristic polished aluminum option (shown here). $8,000

    Lindsey Adelman’s Agnes Chandelier for Roll & Hill with ten lights adds a punch of avant-garde to what is normally considered a traditional light fixture. To match the room’s color scheme, Hill went with the bronze finish, but we also like the futuristic polished aluminum option (shown here). $8,000

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  The Bedrock Plank A dining table by Terry Dwan for Riva1920 is made from solid walnut tree trunks with a raw iron base that maximizes under-the-table leg space. Price available upon request.

    The Bedrock Plank A dining table by Terry Dwan for Riva1920 is made from solid walnut tree trunks with a raw iron base that maximizes under-the-table leg space. Price available upon request.

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  Originally a piece of Appalachian folk art in Charles and Ray Eames’s living room, the Eames bird rose to popularity in the 1950s and was reproduced by Vitra. $235

    Originally a piece of Appalachian folk art in Charles and Ray Eames’s living room, the Eames bird rose to popularity in the 1950s and was reproduced by Vitra. $235

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  The laser cut Cucù is a Diamantini & Domeniconi signature. Although Hill opted for an austere white version, it comes in many different cheerful colors. Price upon request.

    The laser cut Cucù is a Diamantini & Domeniconi signature. Although Hill opted for an austere white version, it comes in many different cheerful colors. Price upon request.

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  The PK8 chair in Optical White by Poul Kjærholm for Fritz Hansen has a plastic shell and an upholstered seat for low-maintenance dining. $3,020

    The PK8 chair in Optical White by Poul Kjærholm for Fritz Hansen has a plastic shell and an upholstered seat for low-maintenance dining. $3,020

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