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Perhaps no other showhouse in Atlanta’s history has felt quite this regal. Built for the Haverty family in the 1960’s, this was a house that was old to begin with, thanks to celebrated architect James Means’ decision to employ reclaimed materials, from the cobblestones in the driveway and brick on the house’s front facade to the first floor’s heart pine floors and intricate paneling. Architect Yong Pak, builder Michael Ladisic, intrepid homeowners and Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles could not have been more pleased with the sensitive overhaul of this historic estate, now the Haverty-Davis house.

SERENE Sanctuary

In the family room, decorator Phoebe Howard took her cues from the verdant green of the exterior views and the cool blues of the kitchen/breakfast room, allowing both natural palettes to inform her lush approach to this gathering space. Since blue happens to be Howard’s favorite hue, the rest of the room’s scheme fell into place quite easily. Describing it as “airy” and “garden-like,” Howard outfitted the family-friendly room with soft textiles to make its lofty dimensions feel more cozy and contained. A durable sea grass rug layered under a traditional hand-knotted one mix with Howard’s eponymous upholstery range for Sherrill and more-casual antiques (including a few culled from the English countryside) to underscore the room’s intimate sentiment. Coordination—a Howard signature—was key, so even the framed dried hydrangeas were dyed to match the sumptuous Cowtan & Tout textiles. –Kate Abney

SOFAS, PILLOWS, ANTIQUE BOBBIN CHAIRS, ANTIQUE END TABLES, ANTIQUE CONSOLE, ROUND CONVEX MIRRORS, ANTIQUE LANTERN, BIRCH LOGS Mrs. Howard SIGNATURE UPHOLSTERY Mr. and Mrs. Howard for Sherrill CLUB CHAIRS, WING CHAIRS & OTTOMAN Mr. & Mrs. Howard for Sherrill OUSHAK RUG Moattar SISAL RUG Stark Carpet SOFA AND ALL FABRICS Cowtan & Tout CUSTOM BOOKCASES Fabulous Things WALL SCONCES, FIRE TOOLS, ARMILLARY, FEDERAL ANDIRONS Parc Monceau 


Blue CRUSH

Tristan Harstan drew influence from writer and fashion designer Pauline de Rothschild when designing the tranquil master bedroom and sitting room. “[Her] desire to create a ‘refuge of beauty’ to escape the demands of daily life, and her love for chinoiserie, is akin to my own design sensibility,” Harstan says. These spaces are indeed a refuge of beauty thanks to a calming color palette of blues Harstan layered throughout—pale blue grasscloth from Ainsworth-Noah on the walls, a blue-painted ceiling in the sitting room (painted Sherwin-Williams Rainwashed) and Carleton V Ltd.’s Venetian Damask drapery fabric, a personal favorite of Harstan’s. The room unites the tones of rain clouds, water, stone, with “my love of Swedish and French furniture, chinoiserie, exotic birds and collected treasures that appeal to the eye,” says Harstan. –Claire Ruhlin

BENCH Bungalow Classic, upholstered in Cowtan & Tout ANTIQUE LINEN PRESS A. Tyner Antiques FRAMED INTAGLIOS IN HAND-PAINTED FRAMES Tiberian Design through Jerry Pair BLUE GRASSCLOTH Ainsworth-Noah IRON BED WITH CANOPY & COMMODE IN CUSTOM COLOR David Iatesta through Ainsworth-Noah PORCELAIN LAMPS Christopher Spitzmiller through Ainsworth-Noah OUSHAK RUG Kevian Woven Arts ACCESSORIES Parc Monceau CUSTOM BED DRESSINGS & BEDROOM DRAPERY FABRIC Carleton V Ltd. through Ainsworth-Noah COLUMN & CUSTOM CHAISE Bungalow Classic SITTING ROOM DRAPERY & CHAISE FABRIC Peter Fasano through Ainsworth-Noah DEGOURNAY PANELS Ainsworth-Noah


Bathing BEAUTY

In the master bathroom, Matthew Quinn of Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio Studio stayed true to the architecture, making subtle yet substantial design choices in the dreamy suite. “Yong Pak designed the amazing barrel-vault ceiling,” says Quinn. “Since there was so much great trim work on the ceiling, we brought the details down on the walls and cabinets so it feels like one space.” The simple yet stunning retreat’s focal point is the breathtaking pewter bathtub from Renaissance Tile & Bath that holds court in the serene space. Neutral tones and materials, like Farrow & Ball All White wall and cabinet paint and Calacatta marble, highlight the decorative window dressings, furnishings and lighting by Anna Braund. “Yong Pak and Michael Quinn’s architectural and cabinetry design was unparalleled,” says Braund, “so I desired for the interior design finishes to quietly complement rather than take one’s eye away from their beautiful design.” – Jeanne Lyons Davis

ALL CABINETRY Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio ALL HARDWARE Matthew Quinn Collection ALL TILE Renaissance Tile & Bath bathroom COUNTERTOPS Levantina, fabricated by Construction Resources LIGHTING Circa Lighting MIRRORS AND SHOWER DOOR Atlanta Glass & Marble SINKS AND FAUCETS Rohl DRAPERIES Holland & Sherry through R. Hughes and Clay McLaurin Studio through Ainsworth-Noah LINENS Matouk through Gramercy 


RAISING the Bar

Though small, this wet bar is fierce as it slings back major style in a narrow galley. “We went to the ceiling with the aged glass tiles from Renaissance to nod to the history of the home,” says Matthew Quinn of Design Galleria of the old-world details. “We didn’t incorporate any high wall cabinets in order to keep the space feeling as open as possible.” Another design trick for the narrow room was his tactful use of color. Going against conventional wisdom that says lighter walls make spaces look larger, Quinn went with a darker hue, Farrow & Ball Down Pipe. “The darker color, with the reflective mirrors and François & Co. De Corbusier pewter countertop, actually opens up the space,” he says.  – Jeanne Lyons Davis

her closet CHANDELIER The Federalist CLOSET ACCESSORIES Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio his closet CLOSET ACCESSORIES Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio bar COUNTERTOP François & Co. SINK AND FAUCET Rohl through Guy Gunter Home


COOL & Collected

When crafting the first impression of this historic home, its entry foyer, Jackye Lanham found both inspirations and challenges, thanks to the classical motif of the Pompeian wave on the stair skirt board and the black-and-white zigzag pattern of the freshly laid tile floors. After selecting DeGournay’s handpainted silk panels in Plum Blossom for a pair of neighboring doors, “we immediately thought of the ancient ‘Silk Road,’” says Lanham of the ancient trade routes which opened the cultures of the East to the West and brought silk to Rome. With that link between Italy and China established, Lanham and Jennifer Ferguson assembled pieces that are not only grounded in history but also paint a portrait of objects collected through the ages, from the Chinese fretwork on the stair runner and Pagoda lanterns to an Italian commode and English chinoiserie case clock.

DEGOURNAY DRAPERY PANELS WITH SAMUEL & SONS TRIM Ainsworth-Noah TILE Renaissance Tile & Bath CHANDELIER, TUSCAN CARVED GILTWOOD MIRROR & TUSCAN WALNUT COMMODE Robuck GILTWOOD BRACKETS, UMBRELLA STAND, 19TH-CENTURY GILTWOOD BAROMETER Parc Monceau STAIR RUNNER Patrick James, Inc. GILDED ROD AND PAGODA FINIALS Paul Ferrante through Ainsworth-Noah LONG-CASE CLOCK & Louis XVI GILTWOOD BAROMETER William Word Fine Antiques


Master CHEF

When designing the state-of-the-art kitchen, renowned kitchen and bath designer Matthew Quinn of Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio had no reservations about crafting a regal space with modern amenities. “We gave the homeowners the function of a large kitchen by incorporating smart design and storage selections while still paying homage to the architecture and legacy of the home,” Quinn says. He incorporated ample storage with floor-to-ceiling Dutch inset cabinetry painted Light Blue by Farrow & Ball. The hammered brass hood and hardware, both custom creations by Design Galleria, as well as the Calacatta Gold Extra marble island by Levantina, infuse inviting warmth and storied heritage to the 21st-century space. “Everyone responds to blue with marble and brass,” says Quinn. “It’s comfortable, and you can imagine yourself in the space. While it feels modern with innovative ideas, it still feels warm and timeless.” – Jeanne Lyons Davis

CABINETRY AND KITCHEN BACKSPLASH Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio HARDWARE Matthew Quinn Collection COUNTERTOPS Levantina, fabricated by Construction Resources SINKS & FAUCETS Rohl TILE Renaissance Tile & Bath RANGE, WARMING DRAWER, STEAM OVEN & HOOD Wolf REFRIGERATOR Sub-Zero DISHWASHER Asko LIGHTING Circa RUG Moattar INSERTS Rev-a-Shelf


DINING by Design

Lauren DeLoach was inspired first and foremost by the history of the house—and then the preferences of its inhabitants. “Blue is [the lady of the house’s] favorite color,” explains the designer, who employed a classic approach for the breakfast area and its adjacent cooking and prepping spaces, for which she collaborated with Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio. Drawing upon the soft Farrow & Ball blue selected for the kitchen cabinets, DeLoach painted the breakfast nook’s shiplap walls a muted shade to match, then adorned its built-ins with an array of her favorite collectibles: antique creamware (in this case, from the estate of legendary local designer Dan Carithers) for a pop of contrast. Daily meals are a delight at the elegant heirloom dining table, which is paired with a custom banquette outfitted in a Cowtan & Tout buffalo check and recycled ivory leather (which, belying its beauty, is a cinch to wipe clean).  –Kate Abney

RUG Moattar CREAMWARE Interiors Market MONOGRAMMED LINENS Custom through Gramercy Home GOBLETS AND BUD VASES Erika Reade Ltd. CUSTOM BANQUETTE AND WINDOW WALL Bjork Studio ALL FABRICS Cowtan & Tout LIGHTING Circa Lighting


Refined COMFORT

Birmingham-based designer Tammy Connor had an English country house in mind when she took on the challenge of revamping the home’s original dining room. “Traditionally, these grand rooms were elaborately adorned with fine antiques, decorative walls and Chippendale furnishings,” Connor explains. “I wanted to create a modern-day interpretation.” Calling upon Atlanta artist Raymond Goins, she had a Holland & Sherry grass cloth hand-painted in an extended chinoiserie motif, gracing the dining room with an earthy palette she describes as apricot and burnt umber. Paired with creamy white millwork, it lends a crispness that feels fresh, not formal. Luscious textures, like that of the antique rug and glazed-linen chair fabric, bring a “comfortable but refined” sensibility to the mahogany dining set, which is met by painted host and hostess chairs that give an old-guard seating arrangement a transitional twist. –Kate Abney

WALLCOVERING Holland & Sherry, hand-painted by Raymond Goins RUG Kevian Woven Arts DINING TABLE, REGENCY CONSOLES & CHANDELIER Parc Monceau SIDE DINING CHAIRS, GREEN VELVET PILLOW Tammy Connor Interior Design ROCOCO-STYLE CHAIRS Jacqueline Adams Fine Antiques PLACE SETTINGS Herend through Table Matters GLASSWARE & HURRICANES William Yeoward through Table Matters FLATWARE Ricci Silversmith through Table Matters CONVEX MIRRORS Tucker Payne Antiques LAMPS Christopher Spitzmiller TAPESTRY PILLOW SILVER PLATE CANDLESTICKS & CANDLES William Word Antiques MANTEL ARTWORK Paula Rubino through Ann Long Fine Art


Function & FLAIR

Outfitting a trio of the home’s ancillary spaces was far more than a utilitarian concern for Dana Wolter , who was tasked with designing the mudroom, powder room and butler’s pantry. “We wanted [them] to reflect the family as much as possible,” says the designer, whose approach to the mudroom renders the home’s most frequent entry point wholly grown-up and chic. Shiplap walls, natural-fiber flooring and an understated color palette coordinate beautifully with the butler’s panty, which Wolter also designed. The former even features an inviting built-in bench and console stacked with sophisticated objets d’art, making this would-be casual landing place feel extraordinarily more foyer-like. But despite its superior style, the mudroom proffers the utmost functionality for the family’s comings and goings, with storage for keys, bags, rain boots, mail and more. –Kate Abney

LOUIS PHILIPPE MIRROR AND BAROMETER Huff Harrington Home CONSOLE, BLACK LAMP & SHADE Parc Monceau CHINA, CRYSTAL & SILVER Rosse and Associates CHAIR JDouglas LANDSCAPE ARTWORK Donna Hughes through Dana Wolter Interiors ALL OTHER ITEMS & ACCESSORIES Dana Wolter Interiors


Balanced BEAUTY

Ann Huff and Meg Harrington of Huff Harrington Home channeled their penchant for all things French into the veranda and vestibule gallery. In true Francophile form, the duo paired the old, such as a vintage French iron coffee table and an old workbench that doubles as a console, with the new—a clean-lined black iron sofa and high-gloss Chippendale-style armchairs. Since the two also own an art gallery, Huff Harrington Fine Art, they naturally sprinkled in plenty of artwork throughout, particularly on the veranda, where lively florals and accents pack a punch and serve as conversation pieces. “We wanted an outdoor room that was ultimately comfortable and livable but pretty and interesting too,” says Harrington. “It’s just as comfortable for reading the paper as it is for hosting an intimate and chic little dinner party.” –Claire Ruhlin

LANTERN Bevelo IRON COFFEE TABLE, FAUX BOIS PLANTER, FAUX BOIS CHAIR & WORKTABLE/CONSOLE, COPPER BOWL Vintage ALL OTHER ITEMS AND ACCESSORIES Huff Harrington Home 


Al fresco AMBIENCE

Truly transitional spaces between indoors and out, the timeless veranda and vestibule by Will Huff and Heather Dewberry of Huff Dewberry pushed the limits of outdoor living. “We tapped Mother Nature as our muse,” explains Dewberry, detailing their color palette of mossy green and sky blue. The scheme is seen in everything from the commissioned abstract on birch panel to the sumptuous fabrics—amazingly all weather-ready. The bar for what constitutes an exterior textile continues to be raised, and the designers took full advantage by upholstering a sofa and club chairs from their namesake outdoor line with channels of drainable foam and velvety fabrics from Thibaut’s fresh outdoor collection. Even a marine varnish—typically used for boats—was applied to carved French chairs, giving them diamond-like defense against the elements. The results are furnishings that stand up to bright sun, Southern breezes, rainy-day mists, and even wafts of smoke from the nearby fireplace. –Kate Abney

Outdoor sofa, club chair & ottoman Huff-Dewberry | Outdoor PAINTING Renee Bouchon through Gregg Irby Gallery RATTAN CHAIRS Dear Keaton DINING TABLE & DRINKS TABLE Bradley DINING CHAIRS Mainly Baskets SIDE TABLES Holland & Company COFFEE TABLE & CONSOLE TABLES Kolo Collection STARBURST MIRROR Joseph Konrad Home Furnishings CRYSTAL LAMPS Circa CHANDELIER Currey & Co ANDIRONS Parc Monceau


SUAVE Study

Chad James describes his library as “a room for nostalgic reflection.” Dark and debonair though it may be, James says the room intentionally tempers masculine with feminine, bringing in bright, balancing components for visual reprieve. A stalwart center table stacked with books is countered by a reading nook—completed by a handsome desk—that speaks to this symphony of contrasts, with black shelves lined with white-wrapped tomes punctuated by artful accents. At the table, cocooning curtains track along the ceiling—framing an oversize, Paris-procured photograph suspended by a pair of fine chain links—and a playful floral ceiling fixture serves as a foil for the studious nature of the space. –Kate Abney

CHANDELIER Paul Ferrante through Ainsworth-Noah DRAPERY FABRIC Zak + Fox FOFA O. Henry House, fabric through Holland and Sherry GEODE SIDE TABLE R. Hughes VELLUM CHAIRS Dessin Fournir PEDESTAL TABLE & WING CHAIR Holland & Company HOURGLASSES & DECORATIVE BOOKS Bungalow Classic CONSOLE Blackman Cruz COW PHOTOGRAPHY Henri Cartier-Bresson 


In BLOOM

A floral fabric (Tree of Life by Michael S. Smith for Jasper) takes center stage in the master passage, where designer Anna Braund, inspired by spring’s blooms, decided to upholster the walls with the eye-catching print. “With the story line of this year’s showhouse focusing on the spring season and an affinity for nature, I looked to nature itself to create something that felt consistent with that theme,” says Braund. A built-in bookshelf housing an assortment of volumes from E. Lawrence adds a dose of whimsy, as do a carved oak bench and Oushak rug, while a banquette upholstered in Clay McLaurin’s Twine fabric offers a comfortable reading nook. “The room’s name, master passage, implies the use being utilitarian,” says Braund. “However, I saw an opportunity to turn a pass-through into a haven.” –Claire Ruhlin

WALL FABRIC Michael S. Smith for Jasper through Ainsworth-Noah BANQUETTE Bungalow Classic BANQUETTE FABRIC Clay McLaurin Studio OUSHAK RUG Designer Carpets CARVED OAK BENCH, ARTWORK & CONSOLES Robuck & Co BOOKS Bungalow Classic and E. Lawrence Ltd. 


Jewel box BEAUTY

Functional femininity elevates the polished office designed for the lady of the house in conjunction with Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio. “When the homeowner walks into her office, we wanted her to feel good entering her own little jewel box with a mix of accessories and a blush-pink ceiling,” Margaret Kirkland says. The chic Bella Books wallpaper by Kate Spade for Kravet inspired this modern mom’s nook. “This wallpaper pattern is bold and sophisticated, artistically executed, and fun and whimsical,” Kirkland says. The faux objets d’art and the real decorative boxes, figures and vases, along with an antique clock from Parc Monceau, a vintage Oushak rug, and black-and-white abstracts and silhouettes, lend the new space a sense of history. “With the divine feeling of being surrounded by books and modern art, I wanted it to be a perfect workspace where creative ideas are born,” Kirkland says. —Shannon Dominy

WALLPAPER Kate Spade for Kravet CABINETRY PAINT Castle Gray Farrow & Ball  WINDSOR CHAIR, LAMP, CLOCK, BOXES, VASES, FOLK ART HORSE Parc Monceau ROMAN SHADES Kravet linen, custom from Drapery Threads RUG Keivan Woven Arts PAINTINGS Brian Carter


Rustic RETREAT

When designing the man cave, located in the basement, it only made sense for designer William Peace of Peace Design to cultivate an aesthetic that felt collected, rustic and, of course, masculine. With a globetrotting occupant in mind, Peace filled the spacious room with antiques, exotic treasures, tribal antiques and animal mounts, which pop against textured barn-board walls. “With our work in the West, we are used to reclaimed materials and were thrilled to see the barn board be utilized in the space,” says Peace. “It added a great deal of warmth. The pair of large windows were a brilliant solution to a lower-level space.” Root-wood chairs and a cocktail table from Jim Thompson tie in with this organic element and serve as the perfect place to kick back with a cocktail in hand. –Claire Ruhlin

SECTIONAL SOFA & PILLOWS Bjork Studio ROOT-WOOD CHAIR & COCKTAIL TABLE Jim Thompson FABRICS ON SEATING AND PILLOWS Jim Thompson ANIMAL MOUNTS, ARTIST’S EASEL, WALNUT DRINKS TABLE, GILTWOOD SCONCES, OAK SIDE TABLE, UPHOLSTERED ARMCHAIRS, WALNUT DEMILUNE CONSOLE TABLES Robuck ARTWORK Bill Lowe Gallery RUGS Keivan Woven Arts ANTIQUE WING CHAIR, COFFEE TABLE, LONG WOODEN BOWLS, ANTIQUE MIRRORS, BEAVER THROW & GLASSWARE Peace Design 


SERIOUS Style

When designing the living room, designer Stan Topol envisioned an open space where homeowners and guests could come together in conversation. “I don’t like to overcrowd a room,” says Topol. Groupings of seating—a sectional sofa and two armchairs near the fireplace and a pair of comfortable swivel chairs close to the wall—invite guests to sit and converse for a while. Antique touches such as a European brass chandelier and a French chest add a sense of warmth to the room, as do the walls, which boast a custom stain. “We wanted to treat the room with the respect a marvelously paneled living room would need for a house of this level and style,” says Topol. –Claire Ruhlin

SECTIONAL SOFA, SWIVEL CLUB CHAIRS Norwalk through Charles Ray & Associates WINGBACK CHAIR Bernhardt through Charles Ray & Associates ARMCHAIR Theodore Alexander through Charles Ray & Associates ANTIQUE CHANDELIER The Lamp Shoppe FRENCH REPRODUCTION CHEST Phillip Scott ROUND INLAID TABLE Modern History ANTIQUE RUG Kammy & Co ABSTRACT PAINTING ABOVE FIREPLACE Left Bank Art ABSTRACT PAINTING Wendover ADDITIONAL ARTWORK Larry Rivers, Wendover, and Franz Kline & Ida Kohlmeyer from Stan Topol Associates collection ACCESSORIES Avala and Huff Harrington Antique mirror Jacqueline Adams


PRINTS Charming

Inspired by English and old-world European styles, Sarah Bartholomew used a hand-printed fabric from Bennison Fabrics (American Resist in New Blues on Oyster) as the basis for this mother’s suite. In addition to upholstering the walls with the elegant fabric, Bartholomew employed the print for the window treatments, headboard and bed coverlet, enveloping the space in classic blue and white. This perfect color pairing is punctuated by red trim as well as antique pieces, including a series of William Hogarth engravings and an antique dhurrie rug from Guinevere Antiques in London. “As the bedroom is inspired by traditional British style, it includes an array of time-honored pieces from England,” notes Bartholomew. A nod to her Southern roots, the Nashville-based designer also incorporated abstract art pieces by regional artists such as Catherine Booker Jones and Kayce Hughes. –Claire Ruhlin

WINDOW TREATMENT, WALL UPHOLSTERY, HEADBOARD & BED COVERLET FABRIC Bennison Fabrics, American Resist in New Blues on Oyster through Ainsworth-Noah CUSTOM BED Willow Branch Upholstery through Sarah Bartholomew Design SIDE TABLES Vaughan Designs through Ainsworth-Noah SILK LAMPSHADES Edgar-Reeves ANTIQUE DAYBED Antique through Sarah Bartholomew Design DAYBED CUSHION FABRIC Hill Brown ANTIQUE DHURRIE RUG Guinevere Antiques Ltd. JUTE RUG Fibreworks  CHANDELIER Liz O’Brien through Travis & Company WHITE CERAMIC LAMP Christopher Spitzmiller through Ainsworth-Noah MARBLE STOOL Kreoo through R. Hughes


SULTRY Style

Plush velvet and mod seating create a cool juxtaposition in this upstairs bedroom, which the team at B.D. Jeffries transformed into a sexy, secluded retreat. Here, a button-tufted sofa does double duty, providing a place to curl up on leisurely afternoons or easy last-minute accommodations for overnight company. Also taking on two purposes is an array of papier-mâché vessels perched upon tiny wall brackets; they create a crisp contrast against the walls while adding alluring texture. “Pairing deep, dark shades of gray with brushed brass elements helps to draw the eye to neutrals that normally would not stand out,” says designer Kati Hardwick. With its bold gestures and irregular drips, a contemporary triptych ups the ambience in an already atmospheric environment. Completing the scheme is an unusual articulated ceiling fixture, almost reminiscent of a chemical compound, which contributes curiosity to this moody den. –Kate Abney

ALL ITEMS AND ACCESSORIES B.D. Jeffries 


Serene RETREAT

Rosemary Beach, Florida-based designer Paige Sumblin Schnell of Tracery Interiors infused this calming guest suite with her signature breezy style, cultivating a serene, third-floor retreat. “It is an escape from the main portion of the house and feels as if you have left home to arrive at a fabulous hotel on the water,” says the designer. To achieve this, she kept the color palette light, allowing white shiplap walls and neutral furnishings to create a soothing backdrop for guests. The king bed was custom-designed by the Tracery team to fit snugly against the attic room’s low-slung ceilings, while two additional bunks were inset into the walls on either side to accommodate families with young children. Across the room, a pair of plush chaises from Lee Industries invites guests to relax and curl up with a book. –Claire Ruhlin

UPHOLSTERED KING BED Custom through Tracery Interiors PAIR OF ONE-ARM CHAISES Lee Industries THREE-DRAWER ANTIQUE DRESSER Huff Harrington WHITE SIDE TABLE Bungalow Five MARBLE TABLE Vagabond STOOL Bradley WALL SCONCES & FLOOR LAMPS Visual Comfort IRON LANTERN Circa COVERLETS & SHAMS Pine Cone Hill ARTWORK Bonnie Fuchs, Mallory Paige & Donna Hughes ADDITIONAL ITEMS & ACCESSORIES Tracery Interiors


Naturally Chic

When designing the upstairs lounge, Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse looked to Fortuny’s Camo Isole fabric in Army (seen here covering a pillow) as her muse. “It is an unusual pattern for Fortuny—sort of glam meets Mississippi huntsman,” says Palmer of the hunter green, ivory and black design. “When I think of spring, I think of these colors,” she says, admitting it’s an unconventional springtime palette. To complement the room’s abundance of natural light, the designer kept the walls and trim light, adding contrast by using black as an anchoring neutral and sprinkling in touches of green in the form of items such as live plants and a custom lounge chair with green fabric from Donghia. “I wanted the room to be both beautiful and useful, displaying favorite pieces of art while serving as a place to converse between family and friends,” Palmer says.  –Claire Ruhlin

CUSTOM SLIPPER CHAIR R. Hughes BLACK QUARTZ ON STAND, CARRA PLATE, OCTAGONAL MIRROR Jerry Pair LATTE TABLE LAMP Rose Tarlow through Jerry Pair COCKTAIL TABLE Bradley. Also, thank you to LEATHER BOOKS E. Lawrence Ltd. GREEN LOUNGE CHAIR FABRIC Donghia through Lee Industries ARMLESS SOFA Hickory Chair WHITE  RUG Patterson Flynn Martin ARTWORK Brown’s Fine Art and Framing & View Gallery CAMOUFLAGE PILLOW, OTTOMANS, SIDE TABLE, STACK OF BOOKS, BROWN SHELL BOWLS, PETRIFIED-WOOD ORBS SummerHouse 


Geometric GRACE

“Our room was created with subtle hints of all the activities a young man and his dog would enjoy in springtime,” says Susan Jamieson of Bridget Beari Designs, who outfitted this upstairs bedroom with handcrafted pieces, antiques and plenty of pattern. “We loved experimenting with the geometrics and mixing of the patterns, as seen in the headboard and the drapery panels we designed.” The headboard was created using custom Bridget Beari paints, and these hues were sprinkled throughout the space in accents such as a gold leather chair and a pillow showcasing a print by Pierre Frey. A dreamy knit throw and plush Moroccan rug from Eliko Rugs temper the room’s more angular elements, adding just the right amount of softness. –Claire Ruhlin

WALNUT BED Tate Pray RUG Eliko Rugs DRAPERY FABRIC Robert Allen DRAPERY RODS Houlès CUSTOM HEADBOARD, DRAPERY PANELS, NIGHTSTANDS, DUVET, KNIT THROW, WALNUT CHEST, WISHBONE CHAIR, FRAMED FEATHERS & CHANDELIER Bridget Beari Designs


Timeless TRANSITION

Mark Simmons embraced the incredible views of the backyard, pool and green space when he envisioned a tranquil guest bedroom. “We designed the room to be a comfortable space for houseguests to enjoy, while still keeping the personal flair of a young woman who no longer lives at home but visits often,” says the Nashville-based designer. Simmons used a palette of soft blues and greens with cream to retain a light and airy nature, while items such as a pendant with layers of metal leaves and an owl sculpture by North Carolina artist Christine Kosiba provide connections to the outdoors. The design progressed from traditional elements, such as the four-poster bed and Hollywood Regency-style bedside chair, to contemporary notions, such as Maggie Siner’s oil on linen of an unmade bed, that “keep the space from getting too serious,” Simmons says. —Lori Johnston

BED White Fine Furnishings PENDANT LIGHT Circa Lighting LAMPS Edgar-Reeves DRAPERIES AND FABRIC Cowtan & Tout RODS Herndon & Merry PAINTING Maggie Siner through Leiper’s Creek Gallery OWL SCULPTURE Christine Kosiba through The Copper Fox Gallery WALNUT DESK, HUMIDOR and PLATES Parc Monceau DESK CHAIR Vintage, upholstery by MSI BEDDING Matouk and Cowtan & Tout SCONCES Circa Lighting ANTIQUE MIRROR Nicholson Gallery 


ARTFUL Hideaway

Cate Dunning and Lathem Gordon of GordonDunning turned to a favorite wallcovering in new colors—Schumacher’s Lotus Garden pattern in lavender, blue and pink—to set the whimsical tone of the art study. “We loved that this room was a discovered space, a secret garden of sorts,” Dunning says. “The dynamic walls and ceilings were so inspiring.” The twisting room with slanting ceilings gave the impression of an attic hideaway, and the duo drew inspiration from its original use as a child’s special play area. Dunning and Gordon layered landscapes and abstract art as floral imagery to create a vibrant yet feminine space. Custom scalloped banquettes in coral velvet, combined with antiques, art materials and books, fashion an elegant study for small gatherings, reading or painting for all ages. “What better place than a lilac lotus garden to inspire creativity?” Gordon says. —Shannon Dominy

WALLCOVERING Schumacher Lotus Garden BANQUETTES Custom by GordonDunning FABRIC Schumacher TABLES Holland & Co. ARTWORK AND SCULPTURE Emily Pope Harris, Corbin Bronze through Jerry Pair, and Sharon Hockfield, Kelley B. Ogburn and Augusta Wilson through Huff Harrington VESSELS AND BUST Decades Antiques ROMAN SHADE Schumacher fabric, by Drape 98 FLOWERS AND CONTAINERS Cut Flower 


BOLD & Brassy

A powder room’s sense of place is dictated by the spaces around it. “A powder room doesn’t need to demand attention, but rather fit in its surroundings, acting as a complement to its grander adjacent rooms,” says designer Randy O’Neil of Renaissance Tile & Bath, which was the exclusive tile and stone provider for the Southeastern Showhouse. O’Neil married marble with bespoke elements for a treasure box of a space featuring three-dimensional design. A custom marble-top vanity with unlacquered brass legs and a coordinating O’Neil Ruppel Bridget faucet reference the classic look of the 1960s, when the home was built. A timeless herringbone pattern continues from the honed Italian Calacatta marble floors to the raised-panel wainscot. “The selection of a single marble throughout allows for the patterns to play off one another without overwhelming the small space,” O’Neil says. —Lori Johnston

VANITY, FAUCET, MARBLE, FLOORS Renaissance Tile & Bath LIGHTING Circa MIRROR Nicholson Gallery


LUSH Touch

“We felt it was important for the feel of the wine tasting area to harmonize with the aesthetics of the adjoining wine cellar itself, which meant creating a space that was contemporary, clean and crisp,” says Boxwoods Gardens & Gifts co-owner Dan Belman, who, along with co-owner Randy Korando, outfitted the commanding space with luxe details and comfortable accents. A pair of deconstructed wing chairs provides the perfect perch to relax and enjoy a glass of wine, while Mongolian lamb pillows add a plush touch. Photographs in double-panel floating frames and an iron-and-glass chandelier keep things sleek. –Claire Ruhlin

All items and accessories Boxwoods Gardens & Gifts


FRESH Take

Laundry rooms lend themselves more to function than fashion, but Minhnuyet Hardy blended both in a smart and sophisticated manner. “I wanted to show that glamour and style can coexist harmoniously in the most common, multifunctional of spaces, and it can be beautiful, as well as functional,” she says. The laundry room’s soaring 11-foot ceiling demanded drama to balance the white cabinetry and herringbone tile flooring. Hardy accomplished that with a gold, geometric, textured Phillip Jeffries wallcovering and a mercury glass chandelier from Arteriors with an interlocking chain that echoes the design of a large abstract painting by Steve McKenzie. She envisioned a family with three children using the laundry and vestibule, which provides ample storage. From the coffee bar in the vestibule to the sparkle of mixed metals in the lighting, mirrors and accessories, Hardy turned one of the home’s hardest-working rooms into a chic space. —Lori Johnston

COUNTERTOPS Cosentino APPLIANCES Guy Gunter Home FAUCETRY Rohl WALLCOVERING Urban Views by Phillip Jeffries CHANDELIER Arteriors ART Steve McKenzie and Xavier Neuner through Steve McKenzie’s ACCESSORIES Europe2You, Le Jardin Français, 14th Street Antiques & Modern Home, Westside Market, Savvy Snoot and The Container Store LINENS Gramercy Fine Linens ROMAN SHADE Giordano Window Treatments FLOORS Renaissance Tile & Bath


NATURAL Blend

The evolution and transformation of the generous guest space began when the homeowner selected white shiplap sliding doors as a nod to the barn that once stood on the property. “The doors make the distinction between the sitting space and en-suite bedroom, allowing us to treat the spaces separately while blending similar elements together throughout the apartment,” says Cindy Ingram of Ethan Allen. By featuring two Ethan Allen collections—one appropriately named Buckhead—Ingram designated areas for sleeping, dining, conducting business and entertaining. Amid the clean palette of neutrals, black and white, design elements such as wicker, stone, greenery and images of feathers introduced a play on texture, form and nature. “After making the design plans and meeting with the homeowner, it was interesting to find out that she loved the feather artwork being used and, in fact, has her own collection of feathers,” Ingram says. —Lori Johnston

FURNISHINGS, LIGHTING, RUGS, ART, WINDOW TREATMENTS AND BEDDING ACCESSORIES Ethan Allen’s Buckhead and Sonoma collections


Design- Build

Architect Yong Pak of Pak Heydt & Associates and builder Michael Ladisic of Ladisic Fine Homes combined forces to create nothing short of design alchemy when it came to the massive overhaul of the house’s James Means-designed core, and the build-out of a U-shaped wing and three-story garage, apartment and terrace addition. The generously sited lot was equally as transformed, with landscape architect Richard Anderson completing its private-estate feel. In the rear courtyard, an infinity-edge pool by Neptune Pools overlooks Nancy Creek below, while outdoor furniture from Haverty’s enhances this home’s enviable indoor-outdoor connections. An outdoor kitchen, designed by Mary-Kathryn Timoney of Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio, boasts Danver cabinets through Guy Gunter, a Sub-Zero/Wolf grill and Dekton countertop.

MUDROOM COUNTERS Cosentino, fabricated by Construction Resources MUDROOM FAUCETRY Rohl SIDE MUDROOM BRICK FLOOR Renaissance Tile & Bath SIDE MUDROOM FURNITURE Ethan Allen OUTDOOR LANTERNS Bevelo OUTDOOR FURNITURE Haverty’s WINDOWS Sierra Pacific through Randall Brothers POOL Neptune Pools PAVERS Firerock 


 

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