The 2016 Home for the Holidays Showhouse, a remarkable, to-the-studs renovation in the heart of Buckhead, served as an inventive take on classic Atlanta style at the hands of a selection of the region’s brightest design talents.
bright + balanced
Alison Womack Jowers and Cheryl Womack, Womack Jowers Interiors
Employing their signature fresh-meets-classic aesthetic in the combined living and dining room, Alison Womack Jowers and Cheryl Womack fashioned a serene mix of artwork, antiques and materials. In the living room, tonal neutrals combine with vivid splashes of peacock blue to create a calming palette that is counterbalanced by reflective brass and warm gold finishes. In the rectangular dining area, a sculptural banquette both encourages engagement with the adjoining living space and provides cozy seating. The duo also gleaned inspiration from the home’s architectural details, such as the living room’s intricate ceiling. “There’s a yin and yang between the softness of the furniture, fabrics and rug and the graphic ceiling detail,” notes Jowers. “It’s unexpected gestures that make a well-designed and full-of-life home.”
Dining Room: HAND-PAINTED MIRROR Stacy Milburn Studio ANTIQUE URNS Foxglove & Galleries CHANDELIER AND LANTERNS Circa Lighting / Living Room: PAIR OF ANTIQUE SIDE TABLES Parc Monceau GLASS FIRE SCREEN Ernest Gaspard RUG Moattar MIRROR-TOP COFFEE TABLES Paul + LEATHER CHAIR AND STOOL Jerry Pair MANTEL Francois & Co. FOYER ART Michael Lotenero through Bill Lowe Gallery
work of heart
Carole Weaks, C. Weaks Interiors
“The primary inspiration for this room is the beautiful garden it overlooks,” says designer Carole Weaks, who sought to keep the windows and doors unobstructed to ensure the space had a constant view of the outdoors. Also paying homage to natural surroundings is Nina Campbell’s Pavilion Garden drapery fabric, which informed the room’s palette. To cultivate a collected, welcoming feel, Weaks added layers of artwork and antiques, including a 19th-century Gothic Windsor chair, a pair of 10th-century Italian marble lamps, an 18th-century Italian inlaid wood chest and a painting by artist Sergiy Hai (one of the designers’ favorite artists), which takes pride of place above the fireplace. “We started with a simple floor plan of how the room would work best, and from there we began layering until we reached a point that we felt would make a comfortable and warm family room,” says Weaks.
DRAPERY AND PILLOW FABRIC Nina Campbell through Ainsworth-Noah CHANDELIER, COFFEE TABLE, CLUB CHAIR AND SOFA Ainsworth-Noah IRON-AND-GLASS TABLE, WINDSOR CHAIR, OBELISK LAMPS and 18TH-CENTURY WOOD CHEST, Parc Monceau ARTWORK Tew Galleries MANTEL Francois & Co.
Shayelyn Woodbery, Shayelyn Woodbery Interiors with Kingdom Woodworks
“Since kitchens and breakfast areas tend to be the hub of the home, I hoped to create a space that would feel comfortable to be in day-to-day and also sleek enough when entertaining,” says designer Shayelyn Woodbery, who took a fun yet sophisticated approach to decorating both spaces. In the kitchen, Kingdom Woodworks kept the aesthetic clean with white oak cabinets and quartzite countertops that extend to the backsplash. Woodbery added impact and edge via lighting, artwork and mixed metals, as well as a signature touch of tribal in the Schumacher cushion fabric on the barstools (which were custom designed by Woodbery). This print also appears in the napkins in the breakfast room, where a chevron rug, spice-hued chairs and a dramatic tiered light fixture complement the classic wooden dining table. “I chose a lot of opposites to create that balance,” Woodbery notes.
Kitchen: CABINETRY & DESIGN Kingdom Woodworks BACKSPLASH + COUNTERTOPS Levantina, with fabrication by Construction Resources, Inc. FAUCETRY Rennaisance Tile & Bath APPLIANCES Sub-Zero through Guy Gunter Home CABINETRY INSERTS Rev-a-Shelf HARDWARE MQ Collection KITCHEN PENDANTS Rejuvenation, customized by SWI Interiors BARSTOOLS Schumacher fabric, custom by SWI Interiors PETRIFIED TRAY B.D. Jeffries SHADES Root Cellar Designs through Bradley Runner Moattar / Dining Room: WINDOWS Jeld-Wen DINING TABLE Holland & Company DRAPERY Root Cellar Designs through Bradley DRUM PENDANT Rejuvention PLANTERS AND WOOD STOOLS Dixon Rye CHARCOAL DRAWINGS Stephanie Wheeler through Swoox CONSOLE Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
Jason Ansel Mitchell, J. Ansel Designs
In Jason Mitchell’s mudroom, a kinetic Kelly Wearstler wallpaper in a muddy shade serves as the ideal backdrop for a jaunty round ceramic stool—a suitable stopover for slipping on shoes—and the curious silhouette of a 1903 Charles Rennie Mackintosh chair. Meanwhile, the multitasking laundry room takes its color cues from a graphic (albeit discontinued) Jerry Pair roman shade fabric, its fetching mauve and blush tones influencing the selection of the atmospheric Paper Mills wallpaper and serene Jacob Dhein painting, which together temper the modernity of the lacquered maple console and sheepskin desk chair. Curvaceous mango-wood vessels counter the room’s sharp angles and act as conversation pieces above a built-in channeled banquette—the perfect place to sit and read the morning paper while towels tumble in the dryer.
Laundry Room: WALLPAPER Vales by Paper Mills through Bradley ORIGINAL PAINTING Jacob Dhein through Pryor Fine Art DESK/CONSOLE Paul + DESK CHAIR Custom Carrie chair through Bradley STRADA CEILING LIGHT Kelly Wearstler for Circa Lighting CANDLESTICKS AND IRON VASES R Hughes / Mudroom: WALLPAPER Graffito in Salmon Cream by Kelly Wearstler THROW Hermès ALL CABINETRY Kingdom Woodworks COUNTERTOPS Levantina, fabricated by Construction Resources, Inc.
into the blue
Courtney Giles, Courtney Giles Interiors
Designer Courtney Giles built the color scheme of this cozy family den around a striking Katie Leede fabric she selected for the drapery. “I’ve wanted to use that fabric for quite some time and jumped on this opportunity,” Giles says. To that end, the designer pulled from the fabric’s inviting blue shade and coated the walls, bookshelves and cabinets in Benjamin Moore’s Van Courtland Blue, which created a soothing backdrop for the room’s neutral upholstery. Adding to the inviting appeal of this intimate space are layers of personal objects such as pottery, artwork and books. In the adjoining vestibule, Giles injected lively pattern with a striped wallpaper (Lee Jofa’s Milcote in Silver/Stone).
Den: ALL UPHOLSTERY, SIDE AND COFFEE TABLES AND WOOL RUGS Bungalow Classic SISAL RUG Eve and Staron Studio LANTERN AND FLOOR LAMP Edgar-Reeves / Vestibule: CONSOLE Bungalow Classic MIRROR Holland & Company RUG Moattar WALLPAPER Lee Jofa ARTWORK Tew Galleries
Don Easterling and Nina Nash, Mathews Furniture + Design
Designers Don Easterling and Nina Nash envisioned the loggia as an elegant intermediary between the home’s lush backyard and its sumptuous interiors. Starting with a custom shutter partition to impart privacy, the designers drew considerable inspiration from the breezy California style of Mark D. Sikes, whose recently launched collection for Henredon mingles with signature furnishings from contemporaries Celerie Kemble and Thomas O’Brien. Sikes’ globally inspired Montecito Medallion fabric for Schumacher and a bold abstract by Brian Coleman also set the tone for this worldly gathering space, bolstered by blue-and-white porcelains, Sister Parish sconce shades and bohemian accents ranging from a 1970s peacock chair to antique African mud cloths, then peppered with vintage brass, handmade pottery and bamboo.
PAVERS Firerock SOFA Celerie Kemble for Lane Venture PILLOW FABRIC Mark D. Sikes for Schumacher SLIPPER CHAIRS Hickory Chair COCKTAIL TABLE Thomas O’Brien for Century Furniture PAINTING Brian Coleman through Anne Irwin Fine Art BRASS ÉTAGÈRE Mark D. Sikes for Henredon CHAIR IN INDIGO SCHUMACHER FABRIC Mark D. Sikes for Henredon ALL ITEMS AVAILABLE THROUGH MATHEWS FURNITURE + DESIGN
Jessica Bradley, Jessica Bradley Interiors
When designer Jessica Bradley set out to design this playful yet livable children’s room, she kept her daughter Abigail in mind for inspiration, selecting fun additions such as a swing, tepee and desk—perfect spots for a little girl to read, play and work on art projects. Because the room receives plenty of natural light, Bradley kept the color scheme bright and airy, with pops of pink. To add interest, she covered the far wall’s niche in Clay McLaurin’s Rope wallpaper and upholstered the headboard, as well as a pillow and pair of ottomans, in a lively fabric by Lisa Fine Textiles. “I really wanted something pink and pretty but also soft and elegant,” she says. “It was easy to accomplish this with Lisa Fine’s textiles paired with Clay McLaurin’s wallcovering. It’s the perfect marriage.”
CUSTOM QUEEN UPHOLSTERED HEADBOARD AND CUSTOM POUF Lisa Fine Textiles DUVET COVER AND DUTCH SHAMS Traditions Linens WALLCOVERING Clay McLaurin BEDSIDE TABLES Made Goods TEEPEE AND ACRYLIC DESK The Land of Nod HANGING RATTAN CHAIR Serena & Lily CHANDELIER Circa Lighting DUST SKIRT Mokum ABSTRACT PAINTINGS Caroline Swetenburg WINDOWS Jeld-Wen
Heather Hogan Roberts, Ivy and Vine
In an ode to the illustrious Billy Baldwin, Roberts’ vision for this stately office revolved around its glamorous desk—actually a midcentury extendable dining table—and vintage porter chair recently re-covered in eye-catching zebra hide. Taking a tone-on-tone approach, she selected a plush moss-green velvet for the bucket chairs and draperies, the latter’s Greek-key trim coordinating seamlessly with the saturated teal walls—along with a vintage faux-bamboo chest lacquered to match. A pair of gilt peacock lamps and a faux-malachite box accent this sleek piece, which is presided over by an atmospheric abstract unifying all the hues in the room. A chinoiserie chandelier and mirror, plus a trio of étagères filled with exotic curiosities and jewel-toned vintage glassware, render this room quintessentially Ivy and Vine.
DRAPERY TRIM Samuel & Sons through Ainsworth-Noah CUSTOM DRAPERIES Atlanta Draperies WALL COLOR Sherwin-Williams Still Water in high gloss GILT-AND-LUCITE PEACOCK LAMPS AND FAUX-MALACHITE BOX Couture Lamps ZEBRA DESK BLOTTER AND ACCESSORIES Pigeon & Poodle ABSTRACT ART Melissa Payne Baker through Huff Harrington Fine Art CUSTOM-PRINTED STATIONERY P. Press Papers ALL OTHER ITEMS Ivy and Vine
Bill Musso, Todd Falconbury, Seth van den Bergh and Daniel Zimmerman, MUSSO
When designing the master bedroom, the team at Musso—Bill Musso, Todd Falconbury, Seth van den Bergh and Daniel Zimmerman—took cues from Dutch architect Piet Boon. In a departure from the typical master bedroom layout, the bed was placed a few feet away from the wall rather than against it, and a decorative wall feature (custom by MUSSO) anchors the room in place of a headboard. “We were looking for an atypical layout that elevated the use and visual excitement of the room,” says van den Bergh. “The room is not very large, and floating the bed forces a more intimate layout.” The designers also outfitted the bedroom and bath with a mix of furnishings that adds to this intimate feel while catering to the well-traveled client, incorporating antique furniture, striking patterns and plenty of luster.
Master Bathroom: CABINETRY + DESIGN Kingdom Woodworks COUNTERTOPS Levantina, fabricated by Construction Resources, Inc. Faucetry Renaissance Tile & Bath TUB MTI HEADBOARD Bjork Studio TIBETAN TIGER LOUNGE CHAIR Jerry Pair / Bedroom: AREA RUG Keivan Woven Arts VINTAGE ITALIAN LOUNGE CHAIR AND LASER-CUT WOOD CHAIR 14th Street Antiques CONSOLE Baker DRAPERY Soliloquy by Gini Houston 3-D CUT ACCENT WALL, OTTOMAN AND MARBLE SIDE TABLE Musso
Michelle Workman, Michelle Workman Interiors
Designer Michelle Workman took a bold approach when designing this strikingly luxe guest room. Her first order of business was covering the walls in a dark chocolate brown (Benjamin Moore’s Tarpley Brown), which was inspired by a rich hide by Edelman Leather from the designer’s personal collection. For a touch of gilded glamour, she then commissioned local artist Steve McKenzie to create a gold mural of his trademark circle motifs. “I wanted it to have an entirely sumptuous feel,” says Workman, who achieved her goal by layering unexpected elements, such as a bison rug from Edelman, with playful fabrics, including Schumacher’s Pearl River on the daybed and Asaka Ikat in violet on the bench. “The space is very much catering to the individual who has a finer sensibility but is never dull and boring.”
DAYBED, BENCH AND CHAIR Highland House ALL FABRICS Schumacher END TABLE AND SECRETARY French Heritage BED DRAPE AND WINDOW SHADE Michelle Workman Interiors CURTAIN TRIM Pyar & Co. BISON RUG Edelman Leather WOVEN RUG Patterson, Flynn & Martin ELEPHANT PHOTO Caitlin Vincent
Melanie Millner, The Design Atelier
Classic meets modern in this foyer and upper landing, where a striking ombré runner by textile artist Rosemary Hallgarten creates an eye-catching entryway. “She came to my office to show us her new collection, and the spark was lit when I saw the sample,” says Millner. “It sets the impression of the house.” To create a timeless feel, Millner selected a color palette of soft white and black in the form of abstract artwork and wrought iron furnishings, which are balanced with warmer walnut pieces, such as an inlaid side chair from Robuck.
CUSTOM STAIR RUNNER Rosemary Hallgarten through R Hughes WALNUT SIDE CHAIR Robuck IRON CONSOLE Gregorius Pineo through Jerry Pair TABLE LAMPS Ironies through Jerry Pair MIRROR Formations through Jerry Pair STAIR HALL ART Holland & Co.
The powder room’s barrel-vaulted ceiling was the first feature addressed by Peacock Alley’s Atlanta design team, who commissioned artist Samantha Black of Deljou Art Group to hand-paint the ceiling to be reminiscent of a starry night sky. A textural wallcovering with a touch of shimmer enhances the celestial scheme, along with an array of reflective surfaces—from a petite mirrored cigar table to a jewel-cut glass lamp. A series of framed photographs narrating the Dallas-based fine linens company’s 44-year history with founder Mary Ella Gabler captures the firm’s family-focused philosophy. Overture hand towels with scalloped, embroidered and monogrammed details provide a velvety touch. In the nearby loggia bath, walls received a coat of Behr’s Mission White, while some of Peacock’s most beloved bedding textiles were repurposed as window treatments (the Biagio Italian Jacquard) and bench upholstery (the pebbly Montauk matelassé). The Jubilee bath towels, chosen for their simplicity and clean lines, complement both the shower’s Calacatta-clad walls and artwork from Deljou Art Group.
POWDER BATH WALLCOVERING Thibaut through Duralee MIRROR, CIGAR TABLE, MERCURY GLASS BOTTLES Currey and Co. STARBURST MIRROR Century ABSTRACT ART Deljou Art Group SELENITE COLUMNS Tritter Feefer SHOWER BENCH Renaissance Tile & Bath ROMAN SHADE FABRICATION Atlanta Draperies ALL OTHER ITEMS Peacock Alley, ADAC West COUNTERTOPS Caesarstone, fabricated by Construction Resources, Inc. HARDWARE MQ Collection FAUCETRY Renaissance TIle & Bath
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Alison Womack Jowers and Cheryl Womack, Womack Jowers Interiors; womackinteriors.com Carole Weaks C Weaks Interiors Inc.; cweaksint.com Courtney Giles Courtney Giles Interiors; courtneygiles.com Jessica Bradley Jessica Bradley Interiors; jessicabradleyinteriors.com Heather Hogan Roberts Ivy & Vine; ivyandvine.com Michelle Workman Michelle Workman Interiors; michelleworkman.com Melanie Millner The Design Atelier; thedesignatelier.com Jason Mitchell J Ansel Designs; janseldesigns.com Don Easterling, Nina Nash, Jared Hughes Mathews Furniture + Design; mathewsfurniture.com Bill Musso, Todd Falconbury, Seth van den Bergh, Daniel Zimmerman Musso; mussodesigngroup.com Shayelyn Woodbery Shayelyn Woodbery Interiors; shayelyn.com Peacock Alley peacockalley.com
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