Updating your living room
Sikes carved the 30- by 20-foot living room into two seating areas anchored by back-to-back sofas and comfortable armchairs (all by Henredon).“I wanted one space where everyone could hang out and another smaller, more intimate area by the fireplace,” he says.“I like for kitchens to look like another room in the house, not a showroom,” says Ingram, who mixed and matched diagonal tongue-and-groove cabinets with a raised-panel style.Chrome hardware, stainless-steel appliances, and brass lighting add glitz and character.The Nostalgic Modernist: Ingram was born in Birmingham, graduated from Auburn University, and now has an office in Atlanta in addition to his Birmingham base.Several of Ingram’s projects— including his own home—have graced our pages in the past, so he was a natural choice for designing our 50th Anniversary house.A move to California, which he now calls home, left a tailored, more natural effect on his style.
A lattice fabric below the chair rail emulates a classic lattice garden room.
Kirkland thinks a lot about how people really live in a space.
“We wanted the dining room to be a comfortable, everyday experience and not for occasions only,” she says.
Chrome hardware, stainless-steel appliances, and brass lighting add glitz and character. For 2016, it’s Sherwin-Williams Evergreens (SW 6447). The Thermador hood insert (wrapped in a custom wood hood) comes with halogen lights.
It’s clear that Ingram took some green inspiration from the June 1975 kitchen with its wallpapered ceiling and stenciled cabinets.