Abercorn Place: Southern Living Idea House in Senoia Georgia

While we continue enjoying Jennifer’s wonderful kitchen renovation and all the fabulous “Before and Afters” linked for yesterday’s Met Monday, lets take a little tour of some more of the rooms in Abercorn Place, this year’s Southern Living Idea House in Senoia, Georgia. I’ve been sharing the rooms in this 4 story home over the last few weeks and today we’re touring three rooms: the Living Room, the Entertainment Room and the adorable Craft Room the designer created out of a very small bedroom.

Living Room:

Let’s start in the living room…it has a bit of “library” feel with all the wonderful built-in shelving.

Here’s a photo from the Southern Living Idea House site. All the smaller photos you’ll see today are from their online site.

The designer chose to decorate this room in soft blues and greens which he felt reflected the landscape of Senoia since it’s a rural area. The mantel over the fire place looks so small doesn’t it? Wait until you see it decorated for Christmas!

Here’s the same mantel decorated at Christmastime. Looks huge here, doesn’t it?

Here’s how the mantel looked the day I toured the home…not so fresh anymore. It’s interesting to compare it to when it was first decorated a few weeks before. In case you are wondering, this mantel in this room is not the same mantel I shared in THIS post. The mantel I shared previously was in the Keeping Room off of the kitchen.

Entertainment Room:

This is the upstairs “Entertainment Room.” This room was designed as a getaway/entertaining spot for the adults in the home. The children have their own place for entertaining friends in the family room down on the terrace level. This space has some really neat features that really wouldn’t be too difficult to incorporate into your average home.

I took this pic and I’m not sure why I focused it so low. Perhaps I was trying to get a photo showing how the designer layered the rugs. Note the furniture piece in the corner of the room. It is designed specifically for the storage of wine.

Here’s another view of this room from Southern Living online. You may recall from my previous posts, I wasn’t able to get many full room pics due to the large number of folks touring the house this day. Thankfully, I was able to find some pics online to share showing larger views.

This room has a small bar area. The designer placed lawyer or barrister bookshelves on the wall for the storage of the wine glasses. I’m not sure if I like this idea because those cabinets open up by the glass front sliding inside the cabinet across the top of whatever is inside. You would have to make sure your wine glasses were not even a smidgen too tall for this to work. They do look great, though!

Under the counter hidden behind closed panels you’ll find a wine cooler, an ice maker and a small refrigerator. Perfect for a room designed for entertaining.

This is kind of a neat idea. The designer framed the t.v. on the wall behind the bar to make it feel more like art when it wasn’t in use.

A view of the other side of this room. I’m not too crazy about the color green chosen for the walls…but otherwise, I do like this room. Actually, looking back at the photo I took, I loved the color of the walls in my photo. This photo below is from the SL site and the green looks very different, doesn’t it?

Craft Room:

Now for the Craft Room…this is a pretty cool idea. The designer felt this small bedroom was really too small to be used as a bedroom, so he turned it into a Craft Room.

The stool is designed to look like a giant spool of thread. 🙂

Check out the closet off of the Craft Room…lots of custom made cabinetry designed with crafting in mind.

So what do you think about the spaces you toured today? Did you like the Entertainment Room? How about the Craft Closet? I can’t wait to show you all the outdoor “rooms” in an upcoming post. I think you’re going to love all those wonderful spaces…I know I did! 🙂

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  1. I love, love, love the craft room and closet. Thanks for sharing all these great pics. The only time I've been to a SL Idea house was to the one in Brentwood, Tn. years ago. It was really nice, too.

  2. after seeing that closet I really need to get my linen closet in order. It's on my "to do" list, now whet to find the time to do it?

  3. Beautiful rooms. My favourite is also the crafts room..just love the cabinet. I really could do with that.
    Thanks so much for sharing and also for your beautiful Tablescape Thursdays..
    Happy New Year
    Shel ♥

  4. Trish @TheOldPostRoad says

    I never made it to the Southern Living house, this year! Drat! Thanks for sharing the pictures!

  5. Hi Susan! I love this gorgeous home. As the rooms are most beautiful my favorite is the craft room and closet. Oh, to have a space like that.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  6. Yes, I could live here! Lovely, very well done.

  7. Beautiful home! How fun to be able to tour it!

  8. Isn't that just lovely. They always do such wonderful design work in them.

  9. I love the little Craft Room!

  10. I would love to have a craft room like that!! I love your screened in porch. I would love to have a room like that one day!
    I am new follower.
    Love meeting crafty people, and networking.

  11. Designs By Pinky says

    I do love the craft room but I would use it as a DISH room:):) I would dearly love to ahve ONE space to keep dishes, linens and accesories for tables…..what a DREAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XO, Pinky

  12. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Thanks, Jen! So glad you stopped by!

  13. Love the home tours, thanks!
    My favorite in this group, well I LOVE the craft room!

  14. Grammy Goodwill says

    Love the crafts closet.

  15. All of the rooms in this house are beautiful! My favorite is the living room with the library look.

    The green paint looks totally different in the two pictures. Do you know the paint name?

    Looking forward to more of your tour!

    From Virginia

  16. This is probably my favorite Southern Living idea house since the Kennesaw Country House they did going on 20 years ago! Absolutely love Historical Concepts townhouse designs!

  17. I loved seeing the rooms in this beautiful home. Thanks for sharing!

  18. Thanks for sharing this beautiful home. I love the craft room. I so need to revamp my workshop.

  19. Lesa's Life says

    Thanks for sharing this with us. Each room is so pretty.

  20. Summerland Cottage Studio says

    This is a fabulous post !
    The living room with a of bit of a library feel, with all the wonderful built in shelving is a favorite.
    It has an old world layered and lived in feel to it
    that is always my favorite "cozy factor" look.
    Thank you for sharing…

  21. SavannahGranny says

    Susan, i loved this post. These rooms are gorgeous. I loved the living room. Ah, Heck! I loved them all.
    I like the idea of a frame around the tv. You can purchase something similar from Samsclub. I have been looking at them for a while. My son says we could build it and I think he is right.
    Go to Samsclub and type "television frames" in the search field. They come in cherry and mocha. Real nice but I think our folks out there could do it themselves.
    Hugs, Ginger

  22. courtneyoutloud says

    The craft room makes me giddy…..

  23. On Crooked Creek says

    I feel as if I've just been an invited guest to view an honorable mansion! WoW! What an elegant home!
    I have a chair similar to one in the open area room. Still debating on how to recover this one, but I adored the subtle stripe in neutral
    cream hue. Thank you for sharing this lovely home with us!

  24. Enjoyed seeing this Southern Living House.
    Lots of class!

    God bless you in the new year,
    d from homehaven

  25. black eyed susans kitchen says

    Beautiful craft room! Ideas and inspiration in every nook and cranny!

  26. Graceful Moments says

    It was all beautiful but I would be happy with the craft closet! How I would love to have my studio organized with custom cabinets like that! Great post…I also agree that the color in your photos is much the better color for that room!

  27. Alycia Nichols says

    I love the craft room, but it's hard to believe that it was carved out of "a very small bedroom." Hard to believe that ANYTHING in this fabulous house is small!!! Thanks for continuing to share these fantastic rooms with us!

  28. Jacqueline says

    Oh, the crafting room has such great ideas. Some I could incorporate in my much smaller sewing/laundry room! Love it.

  29. Handy Man, Crafty Woman says

    You know something; I didn't care for that green color in that room, either. ick!

    wow, what a great craft area!! I like all the custom shelving, etc.

  30. Oh, I am in love.

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