Great Hall | Anna Abrams Design
In 2004, Loren established her boutique design studio, Anna Abrams Design, named for her maternal grandmother. Loren’s approach embraces the architecture of a space, working inward to define the interior and the people who exist within it.
Loren’s designs have been featured previous show houses including Atlanta at Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles’ Christmas House (2007 & 2008), DIFFA’s “Dining by Design” (2007-2009), Save-a-Smile Foundation’s Holiday House (2010), Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Decorators’ Show House (2013), and Christmas at Callanwolde (2011-2013).
Previously, Loren has designed the Master Bedroom (Studio B) in 2011, as well as the Library in 2012. She is quite excited at the opportunity to bring her clean, continentally relevant design style to the focal point space on the first floor.
Loren holds a B.S. degree from Southern Polytechnic State University and has additional interior design studies from Brenau University, and is an Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers.
Room Name: Great Hall
Inspiration: I want to make the great hall feel like more of a grand salon. When you graduate through the entry foyer, I want show goers to feel like they have arrived at a great gathering space where they would sit (theoretically speaking, of course), talk, and be entertained.
Color Scheme: The foundation of the room will be rooted in layers of whites and black, with accents of pink and red, adding visual interest. Within the context of that simple palette, I will employ a sprinkling of French blue (Tiffany blue), making for somewhat of an archetypical royal palette.
Furniture Style: I have not completely solidified my acquisitions for the show house at this time, but I am leaning in the direction of using contemporary sofas fashioned in mohairs or worsted wools with clean kick pleats and sleek lines juxtaposed with European pieces from France and England.
The chairs that I want to use are perfectly in the right framework as they are Louis XVI and will solidify the themes articulated in Gothic architecture. As well, I am bringing in a detail or two that speak to the icons associated with Tudor architecture in the States and England.
Additionally, in order to breathe life and lightness into the dimly lit space, I am using large contemporary artwork and a series of French starburst mirrors and many floor lamps most likely fashioned in alabaster or crystal.
Loren Audrey Taylor
Founder and Principal Designer
Anna Abrams Design
14 Eureka Terrace
Newnan, GA 30263