The vestibule of designer Shayelyn Woodberys Moroccan-inspired home features a console from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and stools by Baker.
A hand-painted fabric by Porter Teleo—seen here in a Roman shade and on cushions for Chippendale chairs by Jonathan Adler—was the inspiration for Woodbery’s home office. Chandelier, Bradley. Stool, Made Goods.
The light and bright family room doubles as a formal living and entertaining space. In lieu of bookshelves, Woodbery commissioned custom cabinet panels that both conceal a television and provide ample storage, keeping things tidy when there’s company. Fire screen, Charles Calhoun. Coffee table and light fixture, Bradley. Console, Jerry Pair. Drapery fabric, Donghia. Artwork, South of Market. Rug, Myers Carpet. Ottoman, Bungalow Classic.
Shayelyn selected a dusky, agate-inspired fabric by Kelly Wearstler for the ottomans to contribute to the masculine but sexy vibe in her husband’s office/ An equally stunning Moattar rug features a tribal pattern. Light fixture, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. Desk, Julian Chichester. The custom artwork is by Donna Hughes.
The exterior features a custom limestone façade; the metalwork is by Charles Calhoun.
Shayelyn stands in the foyer of her home near a custom console from Bradley.
The stately dining room took its color cue from the Jim Thompson drapery fabric. Chairs from Mrs. Howard sidle up to a midcentury Tom Robinson table. Overhead, Shayelyn strategically accented the ceiling with a gold Phillip Jeffries wallcovering so that the chandelier from Circa Lighting casts a warm, intimate glow over the entire space.
Not one to shy away from pattern, Woodbery selected a playful Jed Johnson fabric for the breakfast room. The light fixture is from Paul + and the tulip chairs are vintage Knoll.
The serene master bedroom is an ode to the couple’s love of nature. The custom Century bed features an animal-print fabric by Kelly Wearstler, while an antique copper-and-brass bird sculpture hangs overhead. Bedside tables, Bradley. Lamps, Bungalow Classic. Chandelier, Holland & Company.
The spa-like master bath features a hand-painted cement tile from Traditions in Tile. Custom mirrors, Brooks & Black Fine Framing. Aerin Lauder chandelier, Circa Lighting. Artwork, Edgar-Reeves.
The son’s room features a gallery wall of pieces that represent his favorite hobbies, including a Karate figure painting gifted to him by Tom Swanston.
In the guest bedroom, Shayelyn layered finds such as an antique hunting chair from B.D. Jeffries and a pearl-inlay chest of drawers from Bungalow Classic. She commissioned the silk light fixture based on a design she had seen in Morocco. Drapery is custom by Shayelyn Woodbery Interiors and Douglass Workroom.
A Julian Chichester mirror and custom vanity by Bradley add a dose of fun to the powder room.
Hand-thrown plates from Erika Reade and a reupholstered Tony Duquette bench infuse the daughter’s bedroom with style. Wallcovering, Phillip Jeffries.
The outdoor dining table is draped with a Moroccan-inspired rug from Moattar Ltd. The chairs are from Restoration Hardware and the stools are from Jerry Pair.
The screened loggia feels more like an interior space. The drapery, fabricated by Douglass Workroom, features both Sunbrella and Schumacher fabric. Stools, Lee Industries through Bungalow Classic. Coffee table, Arteriors through Bungalow Classic. Stools, Emissary.
The children’s rec room features the Dr. Pitt Sectional from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. The map is custom color and scale to fit room, from London, serves as a fun conversation piece with kids of places that they’ve traveled.
This beautifully appointed family home on a quiet Atlanta street didn’t start out as Shayelyn Woodbery’s dream home. The turnkey house was being built as a business project between Shayelyn, an interior designer, and her husband, David, a developer and founder of The Woodbery Group. Eventually overcome by the charms of the neighborhood and the lot’s lush one-acre setting, the couple decided midconstruction to turn the house into a personalized home for their family of four.
Now tasked with creating a more meaningful space, Shayelyn knew just where to look for ideas. Having recently traveled to Morocco for her and David’s wedding anniversary, she began to pore over photos from their visit to the exotic destination. “I was really moved on the trip, almost in a spiritual manner,” she recalls. “People often associate Morocco with vibrant, punchy color, but I was more taken by all the ancestral patterns. There’s a wonderful simplicity to them.”
Pulling from this inspiration, Shayelyn incorporated layers of pattern in each room, from a graphic spades fabric in her daughter’s bedroom to the geometric lace-patterned tile in the master bath. In the family room, custom cabinet panels are accented with traditional eight-pointed Moroccan stars. The designer also took a cue from the region’s architecture, adding radius corners to the tops of the entryways. Originally intended to be square, the archways now add to the home’s worldly sophistication.
In Shayelyn’s interpretation of Moroccan design, she used a pared-down palette of light grays, soft whites, camels and golds, effectively allowing the patterns to take the spotlight. “I’ve always been drawn to neutral colors,” says the designer. “To me, intense color can be distracting, whereas soft and simple colors create a sense of calm while allowing a room’s more interesting elements to shine.”
However, Shayelyn certainly wasn’t afraid to play up the drama of bolder color when appropriate. To augment the dining room’s small and intimate proportions, she selected a deep, rich gray for the walls that was custom matched to the Jim Thompson drapery fabric, resulting in a cozy, cocoonlike effect. Similarly, a dusky agate-inspired Kelly Wearstler fabric repeated throughout David’s home office makes for an ultra-handsome space.
“I wanted this home to have a vibe of elegance with a little sexy,” says Shayelyn. “We’ve moved a lot, and people often ask me if all of our homes have looked the same, but my style continues to evolve as I get older. I’m now in my mid-40s, and this home is a reflection of that.
“But I think I go through a style revival every seven years. Plus, my husband is a developer,” she teases, leaving the door open for another dream home in the future.
INTERIOR DESIGN Shayelyn Woodbery, Shayelyn Woodbery Interiors, LLC. shayelyn.com.