Atlanta-based designer Robert Brown is often inspired by menswear, particularly masculine colors, beautiful textiles and tailoring. This project features furniture from his new collection and a palette that is calming and inviting, and not too formal. “Rooms are a backdrop for our clients and their lifestyles,” he said.
His approach to design begins with the architecture and builds from there. This home was designed by architect D. Stanley Dixon, and features beautiful details, like the paneling in the library. “We lacquered the walls with a color called Obsidian,” Brown said, which is “a mysterious color that is black, aubergine, and forest green all in one.”
“I tend to use a lot of texture and neutral colors in all of my work.
I like to really ‘layer’ the design,” said Brown. “I typically infuse color in small doses.” In this case Brown was able to incorporate many of his client’s existing pieces into his design, including a set of beautifully worn green leather dining chairs purchased in London.
An advocate for mixing old and new, Brown appreciates the history of design and strives for versatility both in his design work and through his furniture collection for Macrae, which will soon be available through Lee Jofa. For more on Brown, visit www.robertbrowninteriordesign.com.
Atlanta-based designer and owner of Robert Brown Interior Design, Robert Brown has completed both residential and commercial projects across the country, as well as in his native Georgia. Brown recently launched a furniture collection for Holland and Company/ MacRae. Brown’s work has appeared in national shelter magazines, and will soon appear in his upcoming book, Beautiful Interiors.
Photography by Erica George Dines