New Home

Bonneau Ansley's Ansley Atlanta carves a fresh niche in an updated building with the help of interior designer Kay Douglass.

Creating a space that would reflect his personal style—and display an aesthetic that would relate to today’s buyers—proved of great importance when it came time for Bonneau Ansley, III to design offices for Ansley Atlanta Real Estate’s clients and its 25-member staff. Ansley, founder and president, and Hil Harper, vice president, enlisted Atlanta interior designer Kay Douglass of South of Market to create a minimalist yet welcoming “home away from home” inside this Keith Summerour-designed building, located on a future section of the BeltLine.

Douglass updated the 6,000-square-foot office in a sleek, inviting style with elements such as shiplap walls in the entry. A neutral backdrop of white and grey accentuates original elements like iron windows and an industrial-style ceiling. Removing walls and adding interior windows creates functional space, like individual offices, waiting areas and a multi-functional hub dubbed the “plug and play room.” “It’s a happy place for agents to work and collaborate,” she says.

Design at Work: “Residential design is about capturing the individual’s personality and translating that into the design of the space,” says Douglass, who employed principals of residential design to create an office with an air of whimsy. In the “plug and play” room, above and right, yellow chairs from Dot & Bo, custom multicolored stools and round CB2 tables are playful pieces that eschew any illusions of a cubicle-like space. Overscale lighting and upholstered panels from Douglass’s South of Market complete the look. In a conference room, left, lighting from R. Hughes, leather barrel chairs and Café Journeaux stools from South of Market up the style quotient.

Bonneau Ansley and Hil Harper, Ansley Atlanta Real Estate. (404) 480-4663;
Kay Douglass, Kay Douglass Interiors. (404) 995-9399;
Keith Summerour, Summerour & Associated Architects. (404) 603-8585;