Europe Sans Jet Lag
“Kasia was raised in Poland and fell in love with Serenbe because it reminded her of Europe,” says interior designer Emily Dunn. “Their home was designed after the Cotswolds in England.” Serenbe’s wildflower meadows, walking trails, and organic farmers markets were just the sort of thing this family of three was seeking. The South Fulton community is known for its “new urbanism” approach to neighborhood development, with smaller lots but plenty of community green spaces and thoughtful architecture.
Bringing Nature In
Emily picked up on the natural surroundings to furnish the new 1,900-square-foot townhouse. “We wanted to create the same organic feel in materials on the inside as outside,” says the designer. Neutrals and earth tones dominate, with green and black showing up as contrast. A few surprises, such as the black armchairs lined with fringe or pillows made with African mudcloth, liven up an otherwise calm palette.