Readers, here is a little sneak peek from the November edition of House Beautiful – and this one features Atlanta based designer Margaret Kirkland. I was not familiar with her work, but I am so glad for the introduction to this talented young designer. Her work is classic and elegant, and after looking at her portfolio it comes as no surprise that she worked with some of the greats of the Atlanta design scene including Dan Carithers and Robert Brown. Margaret established her own firm in 2010, and she has a wonderful portfolio.
Margaret was selected as the featured up and coming designer in ‘The Next Wave’ section of the November House Beautiful (a monthly feature that focuses on the rising stars of the design scene). This beautiful room designed by Margaret is featured – as well as many of Margaret’s favorite stylish things in the design world. Her style is described as classic, feminine, and Southern inspired – and her picks clearly reflect this. Her style is definitely right up my alley!
What is your favorite thing about this room? I am loving the soft color palette, the architecture of the space, and the luxury of light coming in from three sides. Margaret works with the architecture and scale of the room as well as the abundant natural light to create a beautiful and nuanced space. I can imagine that this room must have been tricky for space planning given the length of the room and the sheer number of windows (and the resulting dearth of usable wall space). The wall mounted lantern is a great touch, as is the easel to display the art – a great way to incorporate art into a space that has so many windows.
I took a quick peek at Margaret’s portfolio and her work has a timeless look and feel – this bedroom caught my attention; I particularly like the soft color palette and the little Swedish touches in the room. The settee reminds me of one that I had my eye on at A.Tyner Antiques many years ago (it sold before I could make up my mind).
Another intriguing project from her portfolio is this house – there are quite a few pictures of it in Margaret’s portfolio – it is a wonderful combination of the feminine and the masculine, the refined and the gently rugged. I spy another easel with art through the right door…perhaps a signature touch?
To see more of Margaret Kirkland’s portfolio, visit her web site: http://margaretkirklandinteriors.com Look for her ‘The Next Wave’ feature in the November House Beautiful, on newsstands next week.
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