Danielle's Good Look'n Live/Work Loft

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Name: Danielle of Good Look'n
Location: West Midtown; Atlanta, GA
Size: 900 square feet
Years lived in: 5 Months

Moving from Boston just four months ago, Danielle has just recently settled into her industrial style loft. She hasn’t let that stop her from creating a space that is all her own. After all, she also has made a business out of making things look, well, good!

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She started her events and styling company, Good Look’n, about a year ago after working 12 years in the interior design world. Danielle already has her hands full in a new city where the demographic is young and the community is inspiring, but she was kind enough to welcome me into her home for a glimpse into her design environment and a story or two.

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Apartment Therapy Survey:

My Style: Oh, let’s see here… vintage, natural, well-loved laughs ... well-used. I guess I’d say, cozy, eclectic, and vintage.

Inspiration: My home in Maine. The landscape is filled with these moody tones of greys and blues. I draw inspiration from the ocean, the rocks… all of the natural elements.

Favorite Element: The windows! The view is beautiful. Waking up in here every morning is a good thing. It’s just such a good vibe.

Biggest Challenge: The open space. Creating divisions and breaks for the eye, but also maintaining togetherness, coordination, and flow.

What Friends Say: I think they say that it’s comfortable. I think they appreciate it. Everyone seems to enjoy themselves here.

Biggest Embarrassment:
We both laugh, and look at Nala, Danielle’s shar-pei. Dog hair! I’m sweeping constantly. Also, the floors. The paint’s always peeling. It seems whoever painted the floors didn’t paint them right.

Proudest DIY: At the moment, I think it’s my macramé/crochet style wall hanging. I’m really in love with it. But, I’m constantly doing little projects.

Biggest Indulgence: Honestly, the plants. All the maintenance and supplies, it all adds up! But, I had to have plants in here. They add so much. Everything else I’ve kind of collected over time.

Best Advice: Create a space that’s unique to you. If you love the things that you fill your space with, you create a home that has meaning and a story.

Dream Sources: The Brimfield flea market in Massachusetts. It’s huge! I would love an original Danish modern Borge Morgensen leather sofa. I’ve wanted one for years. Thrift stores, antique stores, and Etsy are my typical go-to’s. But, I’d love to fill my space with textiles from Africa, India… and some Turkish rugs!

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Resources of Note:

PAINT & COLORS

  • White washed a couple of the brick walls with some Behr satin white paint and water
  • Stain on loft: Minwax cedar stain
  • ENTRY/OFFICE

  • Shelving, Ikea
  • Sofa, World Market
  • Wood stump tables, Jayson Home & Garden
  • Desk, Top (DIY), Legs (Ikea)
  • Window pane above desk, consignment store in Boston spray-painted the glass with an antique mirror finish spray paint
  • Rug, Ikea
  • Fabric divider, cotton from a fabric store
  • Shelf by the front door, boutique garden shop in Boston
  • LIVING ROOM

  • Couch, Etsy (mom made the pillows)
  • Wingback chair, West Elm (pillow from Turkey)
  • Trunk as coffee table, Eddie’s furniture in Boston
  • Rug, West Elm
  • DINING ROOM/KITCHEN

  • Jars, collected brown glass, mainly from antique shops
  • Black bowls, a Japanese ceramist out of California
  • File Drawers, inherited from her old design firm she worked for
  • Zodiac cocktail glasses, complete! And vintage! – Paris on Ponce
  • Table, Cambridge antique market
  • Chairs, the spindle back one is Danish and was expensive, and I just added on with other chairs I had found, and painted them black to match
  • BATHROOM

  • Artwork, etching from her mother, others antiqued
  • Rug, antique shop in Cambridge
  • Plant holders, Etsy
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    Thanks, Danielle!

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