When a homeowner decided to flip her Buckhead rental property, she turned to Miko + Boone’s Amy Ferrer to encapsulate her airy and approachable modern style.
The formal living room features a Robin Bruce Furniture sofa and a beachy aesthetic full of textures like leather and rattan.
The breakfast nook features chairs from Kenian and local art.
“The homeowner and I wanted the home to feel comfortable and inviting, as well as bring the outdoors indoors. To achieve this, I chose to incorporate natural colors and textures in every room of the home.” -Amy Ferrer, Miko + Boone
The family room features a large sectional from Four Hands that is big enough to comfortably seat the family yet still chic and elevated. This room also features a coffee table by Dovetail Furniture atop a rug from Capel Rugs.
When Amy Ferrer, owner and principal designer at Roswell-based Miko + Boone, first saw this project, she was impressed by the property itself, a traditional-style brick home on the precipice of a sprawling park. Upon meeting the homeowner, who uses this five-bedroom, five-bathroom home as a luxury rental property, she was able to pinpoint the design direction—one very synonymous with nature. “[The homeowner and I] wanted the home to feel comfortable and inviting, as well as bring the outdoors indoors,” says Ferrer. “To achieve this, I chose to incorporate natural colors and textures in every room of the home.”
The secondary bedroom features a cane-back chair by Dovetail Furniture and an acrylic desk to visually optimize the space.
Constructed in the late ’60s, this Buckhead home features a grand room that serves as a main focal point. French doors and windows look over the extensive backyard, deck and park in the distance. Ferrer chose an oversize jute rug for this space, paired with a modern-shaped linen sofa, a rattan coffee table, leather chairs and neutral wood accents. Color is found in the fiddle fig and other greenery about the room, and sandy taupe and baby blues melt together in the artwork on the walls. The overall feeling is one of tranquility. In the main level’s primary bedroom, a four-poster-framed bed strikes the perfect balance between rustic material and modern shape. The neutral color palette of the room skews more yellow-gold, picking up on the light French oak in the bed frame and bench at the foot of the bed. Ferrer, cognizant of the current need for in-home work and study areas, chose to stage the corner of this room with an acrylic desk and a surprisingly comfortable cane-backed chair.
The secondary bedroom features a chandelier by Selamat and nightstands and a bench by Made Goods atop a rug from Capel Rugs.
Upstairs offers an even more grandiose escape from the shared spaces on the main level. The primary bedroom on the second floor is a spalike retreat with freshly pressed white bed linens and a long built-in window seat for afternoon reading or daydreaming. As in the previous bedroom, the second-floor primary has an additional space for conversation, working, reading or watching television—a trend throughout the home. Next to this room, through sliding glass doors, is the home’s larger home office, complete with a fireplace. The primary bathroom takes hisand-hers to a new level with full separate his-and-her bathrooms joined together by a large shower, accessible from both sides.
This room off the primary bedroom can be utilized as a flex space, set up here as an office setting, perfect for working from home.
“The client’s style was best described as classic, modern and slightly rustic. I aimed to tell a story not through color, but through texture, mixing different styles to create spaces that were approachable and comfortable,” says Ferrer. Although the designer did face the challenge of product sourcing due to pandemic delays, Ferrer says the client was helpful in overcoming the challenges of back orders. “She was so understanding of the hurdles our industry is facing with COVID,” says Ferrer. “She was very flexible and willing to look at other alternative products to get the job done right.” Throughout the home you will see cane, rattan, natural oak, abaca rope, wood and jute—all textures working together to create an environment inspired by nature and light.
Amy Ferrer, Miko + Boone
Family room and secondary bedroom rugs
Dining room table and sideboard
Dash & Albert | Annie Selke
Guest bedroom rug
Boy’s bedroom rug
Family room coffee table, secondary bedroom desk chair
Guest bedroom desk, family room sectional, primary bedroom desk
Main-floor guest bedroom rug
Primary bedroom nightstands, bench and chandelier; secondary bedroom nightstands and bench; guest bedroom light fixture
Great room stools
Robin Bruce Furniture
Living room sofa
Secondary bedroom light fixture
Great room cocktail table; primary bedroom bed and swivel chairs; foyer console table; guest bedroom bed and nightstands
Guest bedroom bench
Upstairs hall sideboard cabinet and great room leather chairs