Yesterday I featured a Q&A with Atlanta-based interior designer, Margaret Kirkland. I am such a fan of her fresh and elegant approach to traditional design, and today I am thrilled to share a beautiful Upper East Side pied-à-terre she transformed, which originally ran in the November 2015 issue of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles.
In November 2014, Margaret received a call from a couple who searched online for a “traditional young designer” while looking for a decorator who could create a youthful but classically beautiful home. The clients wanted their Manhattan apartment to have a completely different aesthetic than their primary residence in the country… with a March installation! The husband requested that the house be “grown-up and pretty, with a chintz bedroom,” a 21st-century version of his childhood home, which was designed by Mario Buatta—the iconic Prince of Chintz, renowned for his lush, colorful interiors.
Using the clients’ collection of antiques, Margaret mixed bright colors, sophisticated patterns, and contemporary pieces to create a vibrant interior for this busy young family that feels like a timeless, collected home.