Serenbe Designer Showhouse 2015 exterior

This past Sunday my mom and I drove an hour south of downtown and spent a lovely afternoon at the Serenbe Designer Showhouse. We toured the house, then took a stroll around one of my favorite built communities. Serenbe was founded by Steve and Marie Nygren, who moved out to the beautiful rolling Chattahoochee Hills with their family in 2004. Serenbe has since grown and expanded to become home to over 400 residents, and is pioneering a model for sustainable living with a thriving community that includes an organic farm, an outdoor theater, and local stores and restaurants. The properties at Serenbe range from townhomes to estates, and though it’s remote, each year brings new additions to the growing community. Every home we walked by was meticulous, and the whole area is connected by beautiful walking trails. The second annual Serenbe showhouse was one of their more traditional home designs, with pale brick and dark green shutters, designed by J.P. Curran.

Hanging moss planter on porch
Traditional living room
Wire coffee table in a traditional living room(Living room: Lauren DeLoach Interiors)

Kitchen design with gray subway tiles and striped range hood
Black hydrangeas line a pale dining room table
Bright serene dining room with shell chandelier
Serene neutral vignette with bleached wood console table and mirror(Dining room: Amy Morris Interiors)

Bright white bedroom with painted wallpaper and black table lamp
Eclectic bedroom with painted floral wallpaper and black wood mirror above bed
Tabletop vignette from master bedroom with modern chrome desk lamp(Master bedroom: Cloth & Kind)

Moroccan star pendant light
Shelf styling with mini-bar and books
Triangle drapery in black and white bedroom
Handsome bed with leather headboard and charcoal lumbar pillow
Bedroom corner with floor-to-ceiling curtains with wide black stripe(Guest bedroom: Barbara Heath & Associates)

Dramatic study vignette with bar
Antique chair details in the study(Study: SmithBoyd Interiors)

Serene bedroom
Serene bedside table
Bathroom vignette with raw wood table and porcelain floors
Simple elegant shower tiles(Bedroom Three: Dillard Pierce Design Associates)

Porch setting with three ottomans
Blue and white porch decor(Terrace: Stuart Pliner Design)

Outdoor dining table

I felt as though some of the rooms in the showhouse didn’t represent Serenbe’s more contemporary style and cutting-edge community, but the neutral palette and natural elements reflected the home’s setting well. I can’t wait to see this showhouse grow and I’m sure I’ll be returning to Serenbe for more weekend visits!


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