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Color Crush

Robert Brown, Robert Brown Interior Design

“Color is back,” says interior designer Robert Brown. This sentiment couldn’t be more evident than in the living room and bar, which is a departure from the designer’s customary neutral palette. For starters, Brown painted the walls a bold eggplant hue, Farrow & Ball’s Pelt (No. 254), which pops against a chartreuse sofa and a large abstract painting sourced from a London antiques fair. “As we chose textiles, we wanted things that played well together but were not perfect matches,” he says. “It is much more interesting that way.” Indeed, though the room is awash with various hues, it nonetheless feels collected and comfortable. “We have been in a period of using little color,” says Brown. “Then there was a trend of adding pops of color. Now we feel like it’s the perfect time to use bold, saturated color.” –Claire Ruhlin

CHANDELIER Niermann Weeks through Grizzel and Mann DRAPERY, SOFA, PURPLE PILLOWS, LARGE ABSTRACT PAINTING, FRENCH CHAIRS AND SETTEE Townhouse by Robert Brown RUG Keivan Woven Arts ANTIQUE SIDE TABLE English Accent Antiques ACRYLIC TABLE Travis & Company ARMCHAIRS A. Rudin through Townhouse ANTIQUE DRINK TABLE Parc Monceau LIMESTONE FIREPLACE François & Co.


Enchanting Entrance

Barbara Westbrook, Westbrook Interiors

Flights of fancy were on display in Barbara Westbrook’s dramatic entry hall and foyer, where a pair of Tom Corbin’s bronze sculptures—illuminated by paintings from Pryor Fine Art—draw the eyes upward to the sweeping staircase, and porcelain butterflies (hand-imprinted with varying patterns of antique lace) appear to be flying toward the daylight-lit oculus above. A round walnut inlaid table anchors the lofty space, while Ochre’s Seed Cloud chandelier presides over the front entrance, glimmering against the moody movement of the custom wallcovering by Area Environments. A feminine dash of whimsy greeted guests upon ascending the circular staircase, thanks to Porta Romana’s duck feet lamp topped by a chic ostrich shade, artist Clay Johson’s acrylic-on-panel, “Flagstaff,” and a mix of bronze and gilded bowls.  –Elizabeth Ralls

CUSTOM WALLPAPER Area through Jim Thompson WALNUT INLAID TABLE, CARVED CANDLESTICKS AND DEMILUNE TABLES Robuck CORBIN SCULPTURES, BLOWN-GLASS LAMP AND DUCK FEET LAMP Jerry Pair ARTWORK Pryor Fine Art CHANDELIER, SCONCES, PARCHMENT CONSOLE AND BOWLS R Hughes OUSHAK RUNNER Sullivan Fine Rugs


Cosmopolitan Chic

Kay Douglass, Kay Douglass Interiors

Inspired by the cosmopolitan Hotel Julien in Antwerp, Belgium, Kay Douglass infused this Showhouse dining room with a sense of European simplicity. “The hotel was comfortable and cozy without being overly fluffy,” she says. “Here, we wanted the emphasis to be focused on color and scale.”  To create a clean feel, the designer decided to forgo a rug, focusing instead on the wood floors. A mobile from the Hermès flagship store in Paris serves as “the jewelry of the room,” while an overscale gray bench and a pair of Hermès-orange-inspired banquettes on either side of the room add a functional touch. “We wanted a festive feel to the room, and orange can be such a lovely neutral,” says Douglass. “All grays and silvers react so beautifully. The drama here is in the strength of color.” –Claire Ruhlin

ORANGE BENCHES South of Market, fabric by Kravet BANQUETTE South of Market, fabric by Brochier PILLOWS Manuel Canovas through South of Market DINING CHAIRS South of Market, fabric by Schumacher SILVER LAMP & RIBBON STOOLS R Hughes CUBE STOOLS, DINING TABLE AND SWIVEL CHAIR South of Market FIREPLACE Firerock


Studied Chic

James Wheeler, J. Wheeler Designs

“This room is a modern version of a gentleman’s study inspired by the midcentury era,” says James Wheeler. The designer updated the traditional study by mixing antique, vintage and modern pieces for a sophisticated yet approachable space. On the ceiling, a wallcovering embroidered in a geometric wool pattern provides sound absorption. Its blue hue is carried throughout the room via a pair of custom chaises, while a pair of ochre chairs adds a shock of color. A handwoven area rug from Nepal features yellow silk markings that add a touch of shimmer. “The color scheme was intended to be both sophisticated and timeless,” says Wheeler. An assortment of artwork on the walls includes an eye-catching 8-foot-tall landscape photograph that the artist painted on top of. “Whether curling up in the chaise longues to read a book by the fire or entertaining guests after dinner, this space is meant to be enjoyed by all,” says Wheeler. –Claire Ruhlin

CUSTOM WALLCOVERING ON CEILING Maya Romanoff through Paul + SERPENTINE MIRROR AND BRANCH SIDE TABLE Rose Tarlow through Jerry Pair RUG Moattar CUSTOM CHAISES Bjork Studio, upholstered in Taylor wool with Bamboo Pleated Detail available by Bart Halpern through Paul + MIDCENTURY CHAIRS Bjork Studio upholstered in Pierre Frey Velours Opera Jaune D’Or through Jim Thompson DRAPERY Création Baumann through Paul + FIREPLACE SURROUND Levantina FABRICATION Atlanta Kitchen


Masterful Mix

John Oetgen, Oetgen Design Inc.

Schumacher’s Indian Arbre fabric takes center stage in John Oetgen’s master bedroom thanks to a showstopping upholstered folding screen the designer employed as a headboard. Using his signature mix of tradition with a dash of daring, Oetgen placed the pillows with custom Jenny Johnson Allen Custom Linens shams on the diagonal and topped the bed with an oversized velvet bolster and fur throw. And, because an Oetgen-designed space wouldn’t be complete without contemporary art and antiques, the designer placed a circa-1800 Italian dressing mirror to the left of the bed; in it, a mix of ceramic and porcelain parrots find their reflection, as does a framed floral photograph of his own design. To add height to an architectural niche, the designer placed a pair of stone pedestals on either side of the sofa (also upholstered in Indian Arbre), and topped them with a pair of 18th-century marble urns with painted tole flowers. A tall, ebonized secretary placed directly across from the bed completes the elegant feel of the lofty space. –Elizabeth Ralls

FABRIC Schumacher BEDDING Jenny Johnson Allen Custom Linens ANTIQUE DRESSING MIRROR Robuck WINDSOR CHAIR, VASES AND MING PORCELAIN PARROT Parc Monceau ENGLISH ROSEWOOD ROUND TABLE, MARBLE PEDESTALS AND URNS William Word Antiques French STARBURST MIRROR, PAINTED MIRRORS AND BLEACHED FRAGMENT Foxglove Antiques


Feminine Flourish

Cathy Rhodes, Cathy Rhodes Interiors

As if composing the perfect outfit, Cathy Rhodes adorned the dreamy lady’s lounge with statement pieces. Rhodes furnished the feminine room with a curvaceous Bradley sofa and a velvet Mr. Brown daybed where the fashionable woman of the home can dress for the evening, gather with friends to try on outfits and unwind alone at the end of the day. “My starting point for the room, when I knew I wanted something that was glamorous, was the Cowtan & Tout curtain fabric because I just thought the silver embroidered medallions were pretty and feminine and dressy,” she says. The fabric and Phillip Jeffries grass cloth wallcoverings defined the palette of creams and silvers with touches of blue and blush—and led to the artwork. The delicate beauty of a peony in Illia Barger’s painting, Sophie, exudes the femininity of Georgia O’Keeffe in a way that resonated with the designer “I always want all of my rooms to feel very pretty and inviting,” says Rhodes. —Lori Johnston

GRASS CLOTH Phillip Jeffries SOFA Bradley with Cowtan & Tout fabric RUG Designer Carpets ROBINSON CHANDELIER Circa Lighting LOUIS XVI–STYLE DEMILUNE Parc Monceau OTTOMAN Bradley with Romo fabric BRONZE SIZE TABLES, MARBLE-TOP SIDE TABLE AND VELVET DAYBED Mr. Brown with Cowtan & Tout fabrics BLUSH PILLOW AND DAYBED BOLSTERS Cathy Rhodes Interiors CURTAINS, GRAY MOHAIR PILLOWS AND BLUE VELVET PILLOWS Cowtan & Tout ART Dusty Griffith, Eirnell by Felice Sharp and Sophie by Illia Barger, all through Pryor Fine Art, and Paris on the River Seine by Sarah Robertson through Huff Harrington Fine Art


Elegant Escape

Cathy Rhodes, Cathy Rhodes Interiors

Cathy Rhodes continued the soothing blue tones of the master bedroom into the master bath with Farrow & Ball’s Skylight on the walls, trim and doors. A crystal stacked ball chandelier from Circa infused more glamour and features a custom Mark Alexander fabric shade. “I always want all of my rooms to feel very pretty and inviting,” Rhodes says. A roomy tub provides the perfect place to relax and decompress, and ethereal curtain sheers from Cowtan & Tout offer privacy. “The sheer window treatments allow you to soak in the tub in privacy while still letting light into the room,” says Rhodes. Mother of pearl mirrors are a feminine touch—appropriate for the lady of the house—while a hide rug adds softness to the tile floors. The bath’s cabinetry, custom designed by Bell Cabinetry & Design, is as luxe as the rest of the room and was painted Benjamin Moore’s Super White, a hue that completes the serene look of the space.

CABINETRY Bell Cabinetry & Design TUB MTI Baths COUNTERS Levantina TILE AND FAUCETRY Renaissance Tile & Bath HANGING SHADE AND SCONCES Circa Lighting MOTHER OF PEARL MIRRORS Caroline Budd RUG Designer Carpets CURTAIN SHEERS Cowtan & Tout ACCESSORIES & TOWELS Gramercy Home


Dreamy Domain

Clary Bosbyshell, Margaux Interiors Limited

This ground-floor powder, designed by Clary Bosbyshell, packs a punch with a dreamy wallpaper, Swan Lake by Nina Campbell for Osborne & Little. “It has always been a favorite of mine,” says Bosbyshell. “I feel that a powder room should be its own special jewel box.” To play off the wallpaper’s lighthearted feel, she commissioned Julie Neill Designs to create a pair of leafy, cus¬tom plaster sconces that add life to the space. Pulling from the wall’s hot-pink details, Bosbyshell peppered the space with touches of pink, such as monogrammed towels and fresh flowers. “The wallpaper lends itself to be more traditional, so by mixing in the plaster sconces and a contemporary monogram choice on the towels, I think the space feels updated and fun,” the designer says. Additional accessories include a side table and swan from Parc Monceau, an antique mirror from Foxglove Antiques, an Oushak rug from Moattar and a pair of paintings by Barbara Flowers from Anne Irwin Fine Art. “I love to add a little table and rug to a powder room,” Bosbyshell says. “I think it dresses up the space and warms it up.” –Claire Ruhlin

ARTWORK Barbara Flowers at Anne Irwin Fine Art SWAN & END TABLE Parc Monceau SCONCES Custom by Julie Neill Designs SCONCE SHADES Custom through Lamp Arts ANTIQUE MIRROR Foxglove Antiques WALLCOVERING Nina Campbell for Osborne & Little through Ainsworth-Noah OUSHAK RUG Moattar LINENS Gramercy Fine Linens COUNTERTOPS Levantina FAUCETS Renaissance Tile & Bath


Bold & Chic

Meredith McBrearty, Meredith McBrearty Interiors

“Since this room had no walls, I knew it had to be all about the light fixture,” says designer Meredith McBrearty, who called upon New Orleans–based Julie Neill Designs to create a custom plaster light fixture that would fill the space without being overly heavy. McBrearty then paired a contemporary yet timeless table with more-traditional bentwood chairs—to which the designer added leather mini-skirts by Douglass Workroom for a dose of fun. “I love leather for its durability and wipeability, especially if there are children involved,” McBrearty says. “I think the mix is very important.” –Claire Ruhlin

RUG Turkish Carpets Inc. TABLE Knoll CHAIRS Design Within Reach LEATHER CHAIR SKIRTS Jerry Pair by Douglass Workroom CHANDELIER Julie Neill Designs DRAPERY FABRIC Joseph Noble BEAMS The Global Craftsman


Classic Comfort

Meredith McBrearty Interiors and Bell Cabinetry & Design

In the kitchen, Meredith McBrearty opted for warm materials and transitional pieces, such as ivory lampshades, soft gilt barstools and a Turkish Oushak runner, to complement the tones in the cabinetry, which was designed by Bell Cebinetry & Design. I wanted the kitchen to complement the style of the house, the old English feel,” says Bell’s Beni Borza, who borrowed elements of the home’s architecture when designing the cabinetry’s tall, wide doors and layout. “Probably one of the most rewarding aspect working on this project was that I was able to combine the traditional look and finishes of cabinetry with modern elements,” says Borza. Metal barstools with a soft gilt finish pop against the kitchen island, which boasts a custom stain by Bell. –Claire Ruhlin

CABINETRY Bell Cabinetry & Design BACKSPLASH TILE AND FAUCETRY Renaissance Tile & Bath APPLIANCES SubZero/Wolf through Guy Gunter Home COUNTERTOPS Levantina FABRICATION Atlanta Kitchen RUNNER Turkish Carpets Inc. BARSTOOLS Kathy Slater Design Collection PAINTING ON EASEL John McCaw through Anne Irwin Fine Art ACCESSORIES Noah J. & Co.


Playful Pattern

Shayelyn Woodbery, Shayelyn Woodbery Interiors

The airy keeping room with an open view of the outdoors presented an opportunity for designer Shayelyn Woodbery to subvert expectations. “I had so much fun doing this room because it was elegant, but it’s also a little fun and funky,” she says. The designer envisioned a chic ski lodge because of the vaulted tongue-and-groove ceiling and exposed beams, and she found inspiration for her edgy twist on a woodsy retreat from an article about designer and architect Isamu Noguchi. She created a collected feel by mixing vintage and antique furniture, such as the B&B Italia sofa upholstered in Schumacher’s geometric Vanderbilt Velvet, a Chinese hunting chair and side tables from Parc Monceau, with new and custom pieces, including the lacquered coffee table from her firm. The painting over the fireplace by Blayne McCauley offers one of the few bursts of color in the blend of varied neutrals. “I don’t love it when you see a color explosion. I like color to be very intentional,” Woodbery says. A custom silk-ball light fixture, inspired by paper lanterns in the home of Georgia O’Keeffe, also lends itself to the keeping room’s soft yet sexy allure. —Shannon Dominy

SECTIONAL Vintage B&B Italia upholstered in Schumacher’s Vanderbilt Velvet in Noir GRANTA ARMCHAIR Mr. Brown through Holland & Company, upholstered in Fishman’s olive mohair CUSTOM LACQUERED COFFEE TABLE, DRAPERY, HARDWARE, CUSTOM SILK-BALL LIGHT, IRON BLACK BEAR AND BELLOWS Shayelyn Woodbery Interiors PAINTING Do You Remember by Blayne McCauley through Anne Irwin Fine Art RUG Strathmore POUF B.D. Jeffries SCONCES Circa Lighting ANTIQUE SIDE TABLES, BRASS GARDEN SEAT, ANDIRONS AND BUDDHA Parc Monceau THROW ABC Carpet & Home FLOOR LAMP DESIGN WITHIN REACH


Outdoor Oasis

Yvonne McFadden, Y. McFadden LLC

The porch blends indoors with out, thanks to weather-friendly fabrics and furnishings that look and feel like they belong inside. “We didn’t want the room feeling like an outdoor space,” says designer Yvonne McFadden. “We wanted it to be comfortable, cozy, with lots of great textures.”  To achieve this, McFadden blended old pieces with new to add character. An antique African daybed offers a snug perch by the fire, while an antique wooden dining table provides a place to gather for alfresco dinners. Organic elements nod to the outdoors, and McFadden incorporated copper accents throughout to tie into the home’s interior. “We wanted to create an open and inviting floor plan that was easily accessible,” she says. “We wanted to pull not only aspects from nature but also elements from the house. From the cooking space to the dining space to the lounge area, the easy flow allows for a great entertaining space for family.” –Claire Ruhlin

CONSOLE AND LOUNGE CHAIRS Kolo Collection SOFA Spinnaker-Cream fabric through Up Country Home FLOOR PILLOWS AND BLANKET Serena & Lily HIGH-BACK CHAIR AND DINING CHAIRS Janus et Cie AFRICAN DAYBED, WHITE HIDE AND ANTIQUE WOODEN TABLE Y. McFadden Collection CHANDELIER The Big Chandelier STONE Aztec Stone Empire


Warm & Welcoming 

Lauren Davenport Imber, Davenport Designs Ltd.

Lauren Davenport Imber diverted attention from utilitarian aspects of the laundry room by accentuating both the walls and ceiling. After spotting a bubble-like pattern in the Schumacher Raindots wallcovering, she decided to float the slate-blue wallpaper on the ceiling. “The laundry room was such an expansive space. I wanted the ceiling to be fun as well,” she says. Although she tends toward neutrals, the bold Farrow & Ball Oval Room Blue walls picks up tones from the ceiling and the Villa Nova fabric used for the Roman shade. The Solitude chandelier’s brass elements and glass rods are whimsical yet dressy. Built-ins hold a striking collection of cobalt, blue-gray, and white vases and plates. For cohesiveness, Imber mixed the blues with warm tones in the adjacent mudroom, with its Louis Philippe antique chest, contemporary abstract, blue velvet cushions and built-ins that envelop a busy family in a big (and well-organized) hug. “I really wanted the mudroom to feel warm and cozy because it’s the first thing you see when you come into the garage and the last thing you see when you exit the home,” she says. —Lori Johnston

CABINETRY Bell Cabinetry & Design APPLIANCES Guy Gunter Home COUNTERTOPS LG Viatera SINK MTI LAUNDRY ROOM CEILING WALLPAPER Schumacher CHANDELIER Aidan Gray TRAY, TURQUOISE SHAGREEN BOX, VASES AND PLATES AND CERAMIC COMPOTE Joseph Konrad TOPIARIES Forage & Flower MUDROOM LOUIS PHILIPPE ANTIQUE CHEST Map Antiques WALLPAPER Innovations in Wallcoverings KAZAK RUG Parviz Oriental Rugs BENCH CUSHION FABRIC Kravet CRYSTAL TABLE LAMPS Circa Lighting PLEATED SHADES Lamp Arts OIL PAINTINGS Anne Irwin Fine Art FRAMED ABSTRACTS Joe Adams through Swoox WINDOW TREATMENT FABRIC Romo


Luscious Layers

Patricia McLean, Patricia McLean Interiors

Patricia McLean proclaimed her upstairs master suite “The Classic Corner,” evident in her ebullient display of antiques. She was captivated by the curved arms and walnut apron of the antique Italian Gondola sofa, the first piece she selected, and its perfect fit underneath the massive 90-inch window. For the draperies, she selected a linen with velvet appliqués in a soft blue-gray damask pattern with cream and ivory accents. “I never skimp on the window treatments,” she says. The rare antique Serapi rug established the palette of rich peach, cream and blue tones. McLean, who is known for her knowledge of antiques and customization of fabrics, finishes and paint colors, challenged herself to play with scale and shapes, such as the custom rounded headboard in Lee Jofa Aerin velvet and 19th-century coromandel screens. In the sitting area, she paid homage to England with the tables, bookcase and framed prints. A glittering of gilt ties together the vignettes in the relaxing spacious suite. “The collecting of the antiques, that’s my favorite part,” she says, adding that “it’s disparate parts that make a really nice whole.” —Lori Johnston

FERAHAN SAROUK, SERAPI RUGS Moattar HEADBOARD FABRIC Lee Jofa COVERLET AND BEDDING Peacock Alley ANTIQUE RIDGEWAY PLATES AND TAZZA Interiors Market COROMANDEL SCREEN, FRENCH LOUIS XV COMMODE, OIL-ON-CANVAS HARBOR PAINTING, ITALIAN WATERCOLOR ON PAINTED CHEST, AND FRENCH GILTWOOD CANDLESTICKS William Word Fine Antiques GLASS CANDLESTICK LAMPS WITH GILT BASE AND CELADON SILK BOX-PLEAT SHADES Edgar-Reeves ITALIAN GONDOLA SOFA, GILTWOOD MIRROR, CHANDELIER, WALNUT DESK, AND MAHOGANY CHEST Foxglove Antiques EMBELLISHED PILLOWS B Biz through Foxglove Antiques DRAPERIES, ANTIQUE END TABLE, AND FRAMED ANTIQUE ABRAHAM MUNTING BOTANICALS Patricia McLean Interiors


Storybook Style

Mallory Mathison Glenn, Mallory Mathison Inc.

When designing this boy’s bedroom, Mallory Mathison Glenn envisioned a colorful retreat for a fictional “Little Boy Bleu,” borrowing influence from France and the showhouse beneficiary, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. “We wanted to design a room for children that would be a beautiful, whimsical space to grow up in, rest and play,” she says. Plaisirs de la Chine, a fanciful chinoiserie fabric by Schumacher, was used for the duvets and pillow shams and served as the lead for her designs. Glenn then looked to French designer Madeleine Castaing when adding a tented ceiling to the space. “Traditionally, tented rooms utilize the same fabric on the walls and the tented ceiling treatment, so we wanted to mix that up and layer the color, texture and pattern to create an unexpected twist on the classic tent,” she says. For the walls Glenn selected Schumacher’s trellis-patterned Belvedere fabric, designed by Veere Grenney for Schumacher, while the ceiling features Schumacher’s Cotton stripe fabric. –Claire Ruhlin

COVERLETS & SHAMS The Linen Ladies PILLOW AND DUVET FABRIC Plaisirs de la Chine by Schumacher TRIM Samuel & Sons CUSTOM BEDSKIRTS TRIM AND FABRIC Schumacher OXFORD STRIPE KING SHAMS, DEMILUNE BENCHES, BEDSIDE LAMP SHADES AND WICKER CHAIR Custom through Mallory Mathison Inc. PILLOW ON WICKER CHAIR Fabric by Schumacher, trim by Samuel & Sons FRENCH COMMODE William Word Fine Antiques LIGHT BLUE RUG Keivan Woven Arts ROMAN SHADES Custom through R. Hopkins & Co.  COUNTERTOP LG Viatera FAUCETRY Renaissance Tile & Bath


Fresh & Balanced

Jimmy Stanton, Stanton Home Furnishings

Jimmy Stanton embarked on this prominent, open space at the top of the home’s showstopping staircase with his signature: one color, one finish. Once the lounge’s walls, ceiling and trim were painted Farrow & Ball’s All White (No. 2005)—not too bright or too stark—Stanton added stone, concrete, wood, antique mirrors and textures to amp up the clean palette. Custom McAlpine side consoles, instead of traditional built-in bookshelves, flank a gallery wall with a series of modern abstracts. Across from the graphic artwork, Stanton hung an abstract with pinks, whites and pale grays above a reclaimed-wood console. A faux bois rug links the two areas. In every space, Stanton tries to accommodate as much seating as possible; here, he placed a linen Haven sofa, traditional wing chairs, garden stools and ottomans to create a calm, peaceful space for guests gathering for morning coffee or after-dinner drinks. “To me, it’s both masculine and feminine, and it’s bringing in traditional elements and modern elements,” he says. “It’s this mixed space, which we loved, with some touches of nature.” —Lori Johnston

ALL UPHOLSTERY, FURNISHINGS, ART, ACCESSORIES AND RUGS Stanton Home Furnishings CUSTOM DRAPERY AND HARDWARE Drape 98


Fun & Functional

Laura Walker, Verde Home

What started as simply “Bedroom No. 5” quickly developed into a dynamic and comfortable lounge with a sectional sleeper sofa that allows the room to function in multiple ways. “A lot of people don’t use their guest rooms, except once or twice a year, so I thought, ‘Let’s just show a way that you can,’” says designer Laura Walker. “Most of us need to be able to use all of the space that we have, and I just wanted to show how you could do that by making it multipurpose.” The vivid floral Hornbeam wallpaper by Farrow & Ball became the backdrop for the whimsical room. The pattern’s energy and color, paired with Farrow & Ball’s Stiffkey Blue and Dix Blue paints, led to softer choices for the fabrics and upholstery, such as soft grays in the Sunbrella fabric for the sectional—durable for sleepovers and movie nights. The Stratum wool rug ties into the marble floors of the en suite bathroom. Walker accented the bedroom with warmer browns in the walnut shelves, padded ottomans, a walnut cocktail table and a leather swivel chair, which she describes as “another fun tidbit” in the multifunctional, multigenerational space. —Shannon Dominy

ALL FURNITURE, ACCESSORIES, PILLOWS, LAMP, RUGS, PAINT & WALLPAPER Verde Home, DRAPERY PANELS AND ROMAN SHADE FABRIC Coleman Taylor ALL ARTWORK Steve McKenzie’s


Unique Escape

Alice Cramer, Alice Cramer Interiors

One can’t help but touch the wallpaper in the grown-up guest retreat. Designer Alice Cramer’s original plans changed when she saw the dramatic wallcoverings by Area Environments for Jim Thompson. The intricate floral pattern was given a plaster-like effect using 3-D printing, and customization reached a new level when the pattern was scaled to the 20-by-10-foot wall behind the bed. “It began with the wallpaper. When you do a showhouse, you always want to try to present something new and unusual,” says Cramer. “Then I found the drapery that I loved with the wallpaper, which led me to the rug, which led me to the fabrics.” The Moattar rug and wallpaper are traditional with a nod to modern, like Cramer’s signature style, and the wallpaper serves as an unpredictable, innovative component. An antique Italian chest, midcentury furniture, contemporary-leaning fabrics and the artwork lend an eclectic nature to the adult escape. Soft grays, blush and aubergine tones flow between the bedroom and the bathroom, which feature art deco and midcentury elements. The architectural nature of the Apparatus chandelier entices guests to look and touch. “I wanted the wallpaper to be the real show stealer,” says Cramer. —Lori Johnston

BEDROOM WALLPAPER Area Environments through Jim Thompson  CHANDELIER Apparatus through R Hughes MIRROR OVER BED Paul + AREA RUG Moattar UPHOLSTERED BED, BOLSTER, CHAIR, VINTAGE LAMP ON COMMODE, OTTOMAN AND SHEER DRAPERY Alice Cramer Interiors FABRIC Jim Thompson’s Nalin, City Lights, Velvet Feathers, Great Plains, Duquetterie THROWS Holly Hunt COVERLET & SHAMS Jenny Johnson Allen Custom Linens ARTWORK Thomas Deans Fine and Spalding Nix Fine Art CUSTOM DRAPERY HARDWARE Iron Studio BRONZE LAMPS AND PORCELAIN DESK LAMP Darnell & Co. BATHROOM MIRROR AND PURPLE GLASS LANTERN Parc Monceau CUSTOM SHADES ON SCONCES Edgar-Reeves BATH ACCESSORIES Gramercy Home COUNTERTOPS LG Viatera TILE AND FAUCETRY Renaissance Tile & Bath FABRICATION Atlanta Kitchen


House History

Harrison Design and Sheehan Built Homes 

Designed by Harrison Design and built by Sheehan Built Homes, the house evokes a stately English country home, situated on a private two-acre lot carved out of the wooded North Atlanta hills. The 5-bedroom, 8,800-square-foot structure integrates ordered classical design with a more modern, casual space. With the modern family in mind, the expansive residence features a classic formal symmetry in its floorplan, breaking into a more relaxed and open living space towards the home’s rear—a perfect marriage of classical design and modern practicality. The sweeping curved stair is lit from the oculus above. A center gallery serves as the circulation spine of the home, bounded on either end by daylight-flooded staircases for family use. In keeping with the grand scale of the home, 12-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows on the main level allow daylight to penetrate deep within the home, creating a light-filled interior. A wall of sliding glass doors connects the keeping room with a large covered porch. A continuous vaulted ceiling further blurs the transition from the entry foyer; the intimately scaled space and leads the visitor into a dramatic rotunda, creating a seamless entertaining space that overlooks the expansive property.


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SPECIAL THANKS

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Trinity School Spotlight on Art, Lee Fitzgerald with Sheehan Built Homes, Laura Walker of Verde Home

DESIGNERS

Boxwoods Gardens & Gifts, boxwoodsonline.com // Margaux Interiors Ltd., margauxinteriorslimited.com // Robert Brown Interior Design, robertbrownid.com // Alice Cramer Interiors, alicecramer.com // Kay Douglass Interiors, southofmarket.biz // Mallory Mathison Interiors, mallorymathison.com // Davenport Designs Ltd., davenportdesignsltd.com // Y. McFadden LLC, ymcfaddenllc.com // Meredith McBrearty, meredithmcbrearty.com // Patricia McLean Interiors, mcleaninteriors.com // Oetgen Design, oetgendesign.com // Cathy Rhodes Interiors, cathyrhodesinteriors.com // Stanton Home Furnishings, stantonhomefurnishings.com // Laura Walker, laurawalkerltd.com // Westbrook Interiors, westbrookinteriors.com // J. Wheeler Designs, jwheelerdesigns.com // Shayelyn Woodbery Interiors, shayelyn.com // Zeb Grant Design, lpjmadison.com

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