Home & Garden

Architect Chris Reebals and Interior Designer Joanna Goodman Make Over Mountain Brook Home

“We were all about the mix, so we started with a black-and-white base that reads both classic and contemporary,” says Goodman, who completed the project while lead designer at Christopher Architecture & Interiors but has since established her own eponymous firm. “By restricting the use of color, we could highlight the architecture and create a sense of continuity that pleases the eye and offers a calming backdrop to pile on more colorful accent layers.”

Rich blues in a spectrum of hues ranging from navy to sapphire to slate make their mark in the dining room’s grasscloth wallcovering, the kitchen and laundry room’s custom cabinetry, and the bedrooms’ bold wallcoverings, upholstery, and bedding. Hints of blush and sand warm up the otherwise cool palette along with a slew of gold leaf and brass accents in the lighting, hardware, and accessories.

During the holidays, Everts strives to make the house look extra festive while still maintaining a steady flow. To do this, she draws from her everyday décor and sticks with neutrals and metallics like gold, silver, pewter, and champagne that complement her interiors rather than competing with them.

“I’m a ‘less is more’ holiday decorator, so staying in the neutral zone lets me have fun and experiment with new looks without reinventing my decorations every year,” she says. “I enjoy foraging fresh greens from our property and mixing them with seasonal favorites from our local nursery. Eucalyptus and noble fir are my holiday go-tos for their blue-green color and soft texture and form. I find so much beauty in the simplicity.”

Article source: southernhomemagazine.com