In her newly built home outside Atlanta, designer Kristin Kong channels the best of 1970s style, from earthy hues and layered geometrics to trippy patterns and around-the-world finds. The resulting rooms feel right-on — and refreshingly right now.
Kristin Kong in the dining room.
To create “a sense of arrival,” Kong set a console against a Zoffany wallpaper in the entry.
For the dining room, the backs of vintage chairs from were upholstered in a velvet ikat purchased in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar. Chandelier, . Rug, . The custom wallcovering is based on a print from Leftbank Art. Trim paint, Black Fox.
The conversation area includes sofas, Pierre Paulin chairs, and a rug; vinyl wallcoverings, like this one by Len-Tex, are one of Kong’s “go-to materials for durability.”
Kong hid a door to the basement behind millwork painted in Black Fox in the living room of her home near Atlanta. The eye-fooling trick “makes the room look less choppy,” she says. Some of Kong’s favorite collectibles — geodes, petrified wood, African jewelry — are displayed on the built-in shelves.
A Le Corbusier lounge chair and a console furnish a corner of the living room.
Kong layered shades of purple in the master bedroom, from the custom headboard’s velvet to the curtains’ satin to the wallcovering. Window frames in Plum Brown.
Kong carries on the purple hues with a stool in a print.
The master bath’s stool is by , and the pendant is by . Mirrors, . Wallcovering, .
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This story was originally published in the March 2018 issue of CQ.