Living Room, Rustic and industrial make a happy marriage in designer Jill Sharp Brinson’s Atlanta house. She and her husband, Rob, renovated the 1936 cottage’s old barn beams to define the living room loft and used steel shelves to hold books.
Sitting Area, A Moroccan tapestry hangs from the living room loft, between mirrored sconces that are “like earrings for the wall,” Brinson says. She constantly changes the look of the seating area with different textiles, pillows, and lampshades. The antique French industrial table is one of a pair — the other one is in the entry. Pillows from Two Girls in Avignon.
Dining Room, The dining room has a soothing, dreamy aura. “I can’t stand faux anything,” says Brinson, “but I love the cabinets — I did three layers of white mixed with gray, and a spray-on lacquer finish. And I love seeing dishes through the chicken wire.” Wicker chairs and white cowhide soften the industrial edge of the table, which extends another three feet: “If we have a dinner party, we just whisk the bench over and grab some of those weird little stools we have around.” A Moroccan necklace drapes a bottle from BoBo Intriguing Objects.
Dramatic Kitchen Window, Brinson replaced a tile top on the Martha Stewart table with Georgia marble: “Honed white marble makes it look like it’s salvaged from some great patisserie in France. At least I can pretend. But the showstopper in my kitchen is the 14-foot-high arched steel window and door. The drama is big in here.”
Terrace, The outdoor sofa and ottomans were painted gray and upholstered in taupe Sunbrella to harmonize with the stone terrace.
Mixing Wood, One doorway in the living room is framed with salvaged barn beams, the other with traditional wood trim. Floors are limed ash.
Library, In the library, antique French shutters serve as closet doors.
Kitchen, “I didn’t incorporate upper cabinets in our kitchen because I didn’t want to block the view of the garden,” Brinson says. The Dijon mustard — colored slop sink was an online find.
Fabric-Covered Walls, Library walls are upholstered in a crewel fabric from Brinson’s extensive textile collection. “It’s a great background for these old Polish factory shelves,” she says. “It reads as a neutral. And so does that Manuel Canovas micro-check on the chairs.”
Library Desk, An antique French writing table is paired with a wing chair from Interior Philosophy.
Master Bedroom, No curtains required in the master bedroom: The garden screens the room from view. Brinson added steel testers, to raise the bed height, and designed adjustable clip-on reading lights. Bed curtains are in Les Indiennes’ Indian Flower: “I think simple nature-based patterns are the most restful.” The duvet is protected with a no-frills vintage French sheet: “Sometimes we have three dogs watching TV with us — I have to be able to launder easily!”
Bathroom Sink, The design of the sink base is adapted from a French draper’s table Brinson saw in Provence. Rohl’s Bridge faucets in Tuscan Brass complement the antique look. Target mirror; Pottery Barn vase.
Bathtub, The Waterworks Cambridge tub was a birthday gift from Brinson’s husband. “I wanted it to feel like a trough in an old barn, with the faucet coming directly out of the wall.” A mirrored cabinet hides a television.