The Design Atelier entry with round table


Happy New Year‘s Eve, chic readers! 


the Design Atelier living room


Choosing a New Year’s Eve home tour is a big responsibility. 


the Design Atelier living room


It begs the question: What do we want to see more of in 2021? 


The Design Atelier wet bar with antique mirror


What do we want our lasting impression of the year’s style to be?


The Design Atelier with green silk grasscloth


Fortunately for us, Melanie Milner of The Design Atelier has created a spectacularly chic space perfect for perusing–and gleaning every last drop of inspiration from 2020.


The Design Atelier dining room


A beautiful dining room perfect for entertaining is a great place to ring in the New Year–


The Design Atelier dining room


And luxe layers make it ideal for cozying up on a cold winter’s night. 


The Design Atelier kitchen with 3 pendant lights over island


We would love to be spending our NYE fireside right here–


The Design Atelier kitchen


In this perfectly designed kitchen where every element seems to pop. 


The Design Atelier living room with desk


So, yes, we’re all having Zoom fatigue, for sure. But the lasting takeaway from 2020 is that a well-designed home office never goes out of style.


Design Atelier bedroom with canopy bed


Neither does a good night’s sleep


The Design Atelier bathroom with freestanding tub


Or a relaxing soak in a gorgeous tub!


The Design Atelier living room


Light (and board games!) are always on our list of home must-haves,


The Design Atelier porch


And charming outdoor spaces certainly took center stage in 2020 more than ever. 


The Design Atelier curb appeal


Top it off with a dream-home exterior, and you have the perfect recipe for the ultimate house. Here’s wishing you a 2021 that’s big on style where all your design dreams come true!

Emily Followill Photographer

Amanda Orr Architect

EleanorRoper Styling


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