Fitting a Modern Home into a Vintage House

Fitting a Modern Home into a Vintage House

Janel Laban
Jun 8, 2012

The images for this post hit my inbox in celebration of Dwell's first Interiors issue, out this month. The magazine includes an especially intriguing feature on a home that was the result of a challenge for designer Barbara Hall; to find a way to finesse and fit the furniture and art pieces that create the overall aesthetic she had previously developed for a family's very modern home in Texas into their current, very vintage 1920s house in Atlanta.

The exterior remains true to its era, with classic Mediterranean lines, but once inside, the modern sensibility is undeniable. It's a unique and beautiful mix of a minimal aesthetic with industrial touches; great (and comfortable-looking!) contemporary furniture and show stopping artwork. The lighting collection is the feature that truly underlines the firmly-in-the-NOW aesthetic for me, which includes pieces from current design innovators Lindsey
Adelman (for Roll & Hill) and Rich Brilliant Willing.

It's heartening to see interiors that prove that one can respect (and celebrate) the good bones of traditional spaces while creating rooms with an innovative forward focus. It's a fitting feature for Dwell's first issue completely devoted to interiors as it evokes the publications concept that "any house can be modern on the inside"!

The Interiors Issue of Dwell is available now.

(Images: Gregory Miller / Dwell)

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