We Can't Believe the Furniture in This Actress's Home Is From Bed Bath & Beyond
When actress Jamie Chung found herself living in Atlanta, Georgia, to film the FOX series, The Gifted, she and her husband Bryan Greenberg quickly scooped up a condo located in a historic cotton factory in the midtown district. The couple fell in love with its exposed brick walls and steel case windows, and while it was move-in ready when they made the purchase, they turned to online interior design company Decorist to make it feel like home.
"I wanted a look that would complement the apartment's elements but soften and warm everything up," Chung tells MyDomaine. In order to make the historic, industrial space feel cosy and welcoming, the actress worked with the creative director of Decorist, Jessica McCarthy. Their goal was to style two distinct living spaces—a living and dining room—in the open layout of the condo.
"Creating two separate types of living spaces within one space is always a challenge," McCarthy admits. However, with the help of Bed Bath & Beyond to furnish the space and Artfully Walls to source beautiful artwork for the walls, Chung's home now features a cosy living area with fresh pops of green and blush and a modern dining room that feels like its own space. It's California meets Atlanta in the best way. Take a look inside the contemporary Southern abode below.
The first step in the decorating process was to divide the living room from the space that would be used as a dining area. McCarthy explains that they used a Moroccan-inspired shag rug and a neutral sofa to separate the spaces and serve as the base of the living room. "Not only did this divide the living room from the dining room, but it really added warmth to the concrete floors and exposed brick walls," she says.
To help meet Chung's vision for the space, McCarthy focused on incorporating a variety of different elements to the living room. "I added patterned throw pillows and two mismatched chairs for an eclectic, laid-back California feel that Jamie wanted to bring to Atlanta home," she explains. Her greatest find? "I love the green velvet chair," McCarthy says. "[It] adds a bit of unexpected glam to the space and really makes a statement," the designer continues.
The finished look is chic and eclectic, exactly what Chung had in mind. "The art was such a great touch," she says. "I was so afraid we weren't going to be able to fill that space," the actress continues. McCarthy created a statement gallery wall using pieces sourced from Artfully Walls to pull all the colors of the space together. "[It's] a unique blend that was a representation of Jamie and her space," McCarthy shares.