Tour artist Andrea Costa's glamorous, ladylike condo in Atlanta

Two summers ago, we shared exclusive artist Andrea Costa‘s studio tour here on the weblog, but what we didn’t realize when we went to go photograph her space was that her complete home was impeccably decorated! So when she not too long ago talked about that she’d moved and started over from scratch, we jumped at the opportunity to share her new condo right here on How to Decorate. With her new space, she took the opportunity to go complete-on girly glam with pink and metallic accents. Study our complete interview below.

Ballard Styles: Andrea, thank you so a lot for letting us share your property! Open floor plans can be a challenge to divide into zones, how’d you go about undertaking this in your condo?

Andrea Costa: I required a fantastic area and a dining space in a wide open space so I divided the two rooms with my sofa and my sofa table doubles as my dining space table. Most individuals are afraid to float their sofa in the middle of the room, but in an open floor strategy, it is generally the ideal option.

Exclusive artist Andrea Costa shares her Atlanta condo with us

BD: The color palette is mostly neutral, but you do have pops of colour right here and there. What are your favorite methods to bring color into a space?

AC: Given that I’m an artist, it’s probably no surprise that I prefer to introduce colour in artwork. My colour palette for the primary room was actually inspired by the painting in my kitchen with a pink colour palette. It was hanging in an art gallery for a lengthy time, and no a single was purchasing it. So I brought it property and designed my entire space about it. Now it’s a focal point!

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Tour artist Andrea Costa's glamorous, ladylike condo in Atlanta

BD: I don’t forget from your studio tour a handful of years ago that you employed to be an interior designer! Has your decor style changed at all because you stopped designing spaces complete time and you became a bonafide artist?

AC: Styles and trends evolve. In that regard, I have changed. As I become much more truthful with myself, I discover I reside better in a quieter space. I tend to preserve my background (i.e.,fabrics, walls and rugs) in neutrals and add interest with distinct textures.

Tour artist Andrea Costa's glamorous, ladylike condo in Atlanta
Tour artist Andrea Costa's glamorous, ladylike condo in Atlanta

BD: It’s funny, you have lots of pink accents, some feminine art pieces, and lots of metallics, but your space doesn’t really feel overly girly. What’s your method for bringing in feminine pieces in a balanced way?

AC: I’m not a girly girl but I do like quite things. I use lighting like jewelry.I like to mix chic, glamorous and edgy, which I really feel keeps it from hunting also prissy.  

Tour artist Andrea Costa's glamorous, ladylike condo in Atlanta
Tour artist Andrea Costa's glamorous, ladylike condo in Atlanta

BD: Talk to us about mirrors due to the fact you use them strategically in your space.

AC: I will treat a wall with a mirror if there is already sufficient colour represented in a room, if the room needs to look bigger with far more reflective light, if the wall needs an opening, or if the area wants some glamour. 

Tour artist Andrea Costa's glamorous, ladylike condo in Atlanta

BD: You didn’t place up window treatment options. Was that a decorative selection? When do you feel a area doesn’t need window treatment options?

AC: When a space has fantastic windows and a beautiful view, I leave the windows undressed. I use window treatment options when the area demands softening with fabrics or to absorb sound.

Tour artist Andrea Costa's glamorous, ladylike condo in Atlanta
Tour artist Andrea Costa's glamorous, ladylike condo in Atlanta

BD: You described in the podcast that you have been beginning over with most of your furnishings pieces. When you are decorating a room from scratch, where do you start off?

AC: I appear for one piece of art, fabric, furniture or rug that excites me. That becomes my launching point.

BD: You have lots of Ballard pieces, but you also have tons of antiques from Scott’s Antique Marketplace. How do you bring in new and old so they work collectively?

AC: For me, mixing the two creates a space that looks created over time, which is much more interesting to me. I like a room that tells a story of exactly where I’ve been — my travels, folks and style that have influenced me. 

Tour artist Andrea Costa's glamorous, ladylike condo in Atlanta

BD: You have lots of gold throughout the space, but you also have silver. Do you stick to any rules or suggestions when you’re mixing metals?

AC:  I choose no rules. I go with my gut. If it tends to make me satisfied and offers life to the space, I use it. I really feel most blunders are made by getting boring and safe.

Andrea, thank you so significantly for letting us share your property!

Shop Andrea’s exclusive prints for Ballard Styles, tour her studio space, or listen to our podcast episode with Andrea.