Throwing caution to the wind, creative couple Cinda and Mark Boomershine give their historic Buckhead home a fresh point of view.
For creative superstars Mark and Cinda Boomershine—an artist and fashion accessories designer, respectively—moving into their dream Buckhead home involved a bit of serendipity. They had eyed the 1920s Italianate Revival residence for many years and eventually put a note in the mailbox, expressing their desire to own it should the house ever be sold. One day they got the call and the rest is, well, history.
In addition to the requisite plumbing and electrical updates required on an 80-plus-year-old house, other extensive renovations included excavating a basement to create additional studio and storage space as well as leaving no wall untouched—literally. If a room isn’t enveloped in a chic wallpaper pattern by the likes of Fornasetti, Kelly Wearstler or Schumacher, it’s painted a shiny, rich color. The key to the home’s successful interiors is that, instead of letting the formal architecture dictate a similar type of interior decoration, the Boomershines juxtaposed it with their fearless yet elegant sense of style.
With the rooms’ backdrops complete, the couple incorporated a mélange of family heirlooms from Cinda’s grandmother, mixed with items as disparate as chairs bought on eBay to the Murano glass chandelier in the dining room from Venice, Italy.
As for their bold tastes, the Boomershines’ love of color and pattern extends well beyond their home life. Cinda is the owner of Cinda B, a wildly popular collection of handbags, totes, travel bags and accessories that have been featured on the Today show and in countless fashion magazines. And Mark—who studied Business Management as well as Fine Arts at the University of Georgia—is an accomplished artist whose work is represented in galleries in Atlanta and New York. Last year, he was one of just five artists commissioned by Swarovski to work on an exclusive art project that was featured in Harper’s Bazaar. Fearlessness, it seems, has its rewards.