Of the late 1920’s Colonial in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, interior designer Kay Douglass explains, “We tried to create an energy and young sensibility with the strong colors.  A little goes a long way.”

It absolutely does.

This weekend, ready for some down time , I compiled the latest issues of my shelter magazine subscriptions, prepared to play catch up!

At the top of the stack: the September issue of Veranda, and inside: an article featuring the dynamic dining room below.  Entitled “Bright Just Right,” the article produced by Leslie Newsom Rascoe, written by Jennifer Alfano, and photographed by Mali Azima showcases the interior design of Kay Douglass and architecture of Philip Trammel Shutze.

dining room with dark grey walls by Kay Douglass, interior designer

What do I love about this room?

Well, how delightfully unexpected the deep zinc on the walls, trim, and even the window mullions is, not to mention: how  bold and modern.

The impactful and unconventional color is perfect.

And what is it?

None other than Pratt & Lambert‘s edgily, and aptly, named “Gun Powder.”

As Ms. Douglass emphasizes, “I tell my clients it’s usually the things they take a chance on that they end up loving the best!”

dark grey paint color by Pratt & Lambert, called Gun Powder

I heartily agree.


Images / 1 / Designalogue  / 2 /  House Beautiful Magazine /

Interior Design by Kay Douglass of South of Market, Published in the September 2011 issue of Veranda Magazine.


Author: Sarah Sarna

Interior Designer and Author at SarahSarna.com, empowering women to decorate and dress with confidence.