I was going to wait until later to do a post on Amelia Handegan, but we have already looked at her two gorgeous porches above on my rustic porches post a week ago. I thought I would go ahead and give you some more of her talent here today. It just seems so fitting for fall.
Her design firm is in Charleston, South Carolina, and she has been doing interior design for over 30 years. I believe I probably first became a fan of her work because of her porches, but there have been many more rooms that I have loved. Take for instance her kitchens…
Isn’t that green island to die for? She can do any style room – from modern to period traditional to rustic, but there always seems to be a sense of history in the spaces she creates. Today I want to share with you just some of her more rustic spaces, since this time of year seems to call for a bit of the rough and woodsy.
Look at the similarities between the bathroom above and the one below.athid.com
Her work has been featured in House Beautiful, Southern Accents, Veranda, Architectural Digest, and many more publications along with a number of books. Here is a bedroom that was featured long ago in Southern Accents. I know it doesn’t look exactly “rough and woodsy,” but this room is in a mountain home (I believe in North Carolina – Highlands or Cashiers maybe?) It has those wonderful painted plank walls and a beautiful stone fireplace.
The bedrooms that she creates have such a romantic quality to them…canopies, flowing fabrics, fireplaces. And yet they are not too feminine. I think men would be equally at home in here as well as women. Don’t you?
Even a shared space has a cozy, romantic feel when done by Amelia Handegan.athid.com
What do you think of these unadorned canopy beds? (Love the collection of framed pressed flowers on the wall.)
She has decorated many historical homes in Charleston, but my most favorite work of hers is this mountain cabin. The hickory bed, the pottery lamps, the old log walls – perfection. And if you really study it, you will notice that it is pretty sparsely decorated. The room doesn’t need many accessories with the beauty of the walls and the antiques.
And then there is this one…my absolute favorite of them all (even better than the porches!)
The canopy bed and the stunning linens have a feminine feel, while the walls, fireplace, and old leather chairs have the warmth of a men’s hunting lodge… a beautiful mix.
I hope you have enjoyed the eyecandy of Amelia Handegan’s more rustic rooms. In the spring I want you to see a whole different side of her design abilities. As always, I would love to hear your thoughts on the rooms in the comments below!
until next time,