A Cozy Redesign in Georgia

Atlanta Designer Jamie Krywicki Wilson Transforms a Traditional Floor Plan into a Space Made for Entertaining

A Remarkable Renovation in Roswell, Georgia | Interior Design by Jamie Krywicki Wilson of Krywicki Interior Design | Modern Sanctuary | Living Room | Modern Living Room | Mid-Century Living Room | Seating | Shelves
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Lacey McLaughlin
11/03/2016

I recently moved into a 30 year old home with a traditional living room, formal dining room and separate kitchen/family room space.  Although I have learned to love this new layout and have found creative ways to make best use of these spaces, for the first several months I did long for a more modern, open floor plan. I can empathize with the family of four in a similar situation who reached out to Atlanta designer Jamie Krywicki Wilson of Krywicki Interior Design for help. The clients lived in a very traditional home, but wanted something fresh, modern, and airy, complete opposite of what they had. They also entertain a lot, but didn’t have the most ideal space to do so.

This gorgeous living area renovation in Roswell, Georgia (a suburb of Atlanta) demonstrates Jamie’s innovation and stylish design eye. She explains: “We took a formal living room near the front of the house and opened it up to the casual living room in the back of the house, creating lots of little seating areas that would be flexible when they were having guests over. We used a huge cased opening (due to structural constraints) with built-in bookcases on either side to create a multi-functional room at the front of the house for reading and music.”

A Remarkable Renovation in Roswell, Georgia | Interior Design by Jamie Krywicki Wilson of Krywicki Interior Design | Modern Sanctuary | Living Room | Modern Living Room | Mid-Century Living Room | Seating | Rug
Photo by:
Lacey McLaughlin

 “My design process is very collaborative (if the client wants), so I always create a Pinterest board to have clients share inspiration images and products they love and I will share the same. It’s a constant outlet for communication and it hasn’t failed me yet!”

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Lacey McLaughlin
A Remarkable Renovation in Roswell, Georgia | Interior Design by Jamie Krywicki Wilson of Krywicki Interior Design | Modern Sanctuary | Living Room | Modern Living Room | Mid-Century Living Room | Seating | Rug | Bookshelves
Photo by:
Lacey McLaughlin

 “The piano (love when clients have pianos!) really created the focal point of this space, something both their little girls play.”

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Lacey McLaughlin

 “All the furniture has that mid-century vibe, but is super comfortable for the family and their guests.”

Blue lounge chair: Mitchell Gold Bob Williams

A Remarkable Renovation in Roswell, Georgia | Interior Design by Jamie Krywicki Wilson of Krywicki Interior Design | Modern Sanctuary | Living Room | Modern Living Room | Mid-Century Living Room | Seating
Photo by:
Lacey McLaughlin
A Remarkable Renovation in Roswell, Georgia | Interior Design by Jamie Krywicki Wilson of Krywicki Interior Design | Modern Sanctuary | Living Room | Modern Living Room | Mid-Century Living Room | Seating | Rug | Fireplace
Photo by:
Lacey McLaughlin

“In the main living space, we took down a painted-over grasscloth wallcovering, added a fresh coat of paint, and modernized the fireplace completely using shiplap and Carrara marble.”

Leather lounge Chairs: Anthropologie | Coffee Tables and Side Tables: West Elm | Flush Mount: Restoration Hardware

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Lacey McLaughlin

I strive to create spaces that touch on the past, exist in the present, and gravitate towards the future.  Jamie Krywicki Wilson

Brava Jamie, for having the vision to accomplish just that with this renovation!

Meet the designer Jamie Krywicki Wilson of Krywicki Interior Design
Bio:

I believe that interiors aren’t just spaces, they’re experiences. Every project should have its own personality with soul and character. They should make you feel something when you are inside them, making you want to be there, eat there, sleep there, be seen there.

With a love for textures and patterns old and new, I often mix classic materials with modern elements, creating designs that are timeless, but relevant. I find the tiniest details have the biggest impact and keep people’s curiosity alive.

A successful project is built on a foundation of trust, communication and collaboration. I strive to keep my clients involved as much as they desire and collaborate with other creatives in the community to make the vision come alive.

In the past few years I have been awarded two IDA Best of the Best for the small hospitality and the overall best of the best categories.

What is your Modern Sanctuary? What space brings you joy, peace, and comfort?
My living room! My husband and I spend most of our time at home here. Our furniture is comfortable, the space is inviting, it’s more modern in feel, and we’re constantly adding to it with every new adventure and experience. It’s truly my happy place in my house.
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