In an age of social media matches and tailored-to-you algorithms, it’s easier—and arguably more essential—than ever to seek out design professionals who don’t just do the job but also uniquely understand your aesthetic and your needs. So when Quincy and Amy Evans, the young owners of a traditional two-story in Argonne Forest decided to renovate, they selected both a residential designer, Katherine Lowrey, and an interior designer, Clary Bosbyshell, of Margaux Interiors Limited, who are also their contemporaries.
To that point, Amy discovered Bosbyshell in the most contemporary of ways: through Instagram. “She had followed my work for a while and said she really liked the pictures I was posting,” explains the designer. Bosbyshell and Lowrey, who belong to the same Buckhead garden club and have children around the same age, were delighted at the opportunity to work together. And because they intimately understand the needs of busy parents, creating a solution for this family of seven felt downright intuitive.
“They wanted to increase the usability of their home, the connection between the interior and exterior, and open up their kitchen and living spaces,” Lowrey says. She shifted the floor plan to enhance circulation throughout the six-bedroom residence, installed hidden storage, maximized square footage, and increased the connection between indoors and out via sophisticated exterior living spaces.
K2 Construction owner Kevin Kleinhelter was instrumental in bringing Lowrey and Bosbyshell’s vision to fruition—right down to converting an antique marble-top chest into a vanity for Bosbyshell’s powder room concept.
The kitchen was another shining moment for Bosbyshell, who added plenty of organizational drawers, a custom stainless steel and unlacquered brass hood, coordinating hardware, and an island countertop with a sleek waterfall edge. From here, you get a glimpse of the formal dining room, graced with a fresh, timeless shade of green-blue.
“This was one of the first times I asked a client to paint the entire room—crown molding, window mullions and walls—in high gloss,” Bosbyshell recalls. “And the results were worth it; the way the light reflects on everything is stunning.”
Additional dining spaces include a playful but sensible breakfast nook and a gorgeous outdoor dining setup on a patio of bluestone pavers. Framed by a backdrop of striking new steel windows and doors, the area allows the large family to make the most of Atlanta’s extended summers.
“I think [the clients] chose Clary and me because we understand the way they live,” Lowrey says. “What’s been so fun about this project is how all of us saw eye to eye on everything. It was just . . . easy.”
Marking the first major autonomous project for both designer and residential designer, the final product has also led to referrals by the happy homeowners (who, by the way, wouldn’t change a thing).
INTERIOR DESIGN Clary Bosbyshell, Margaux Interiors Limited (404) 600 2174 RESIDENTIAL DESIGN Katherine Lowrey, Katherine B. Lowrey Design CONTRACTOR Kevin Kleinhelter, K2 Construction; kevinkleinhelter.com