Haute Living

A collaboration between The Mercantile and designer Amy Morris yields a couture-like home, rich in character and charm

With east-, west-, and south- facing vistas, residence 1907 frames views of the downtown Atlanta skyline—from the Georgia Pacific building to the Georgia Dome—like a picture postcard. And, collaborating with The Mercantile—the Brookhaven home furnishings emporium that provided the majority of furniture and accessories—interior designer Amy Morris put her own stamp on the space using a colorful leitmotif, carried out on everything from rugs and accessories to fabrics and bold paint colors. Upon entering, visitors are greeted by horizontal stripes painted on the corridor walls that seem to have an invisible pull on guests, luring them further into the space. Likewise, a rich, deep turquoise color blankets the bedroom while a cocoon-like eggplant wraps the library. Only in the living room did Morris keep the walls white, not only providing a quiet backdrop for the jewel-tone furnishings, gilded accessories and bold contemporary art, but also not distracting from the panoramic views.


Amy Morris, Amy D. Morris Interiors. (404) 389-0628; amydmorris.com. The Mercantile, 1430 Dresden Dr., Atlanta 30319. (404) 816-0060; blog.mercantileatlanta.com. (foyer) OUSHAK RUNNER Keivan Woven Arts BUFFET LAMPS Circa Lighting LAMP SHADES Edgar-Reeves Lighting & Antiques ARTWORK Foxglove Antiques & Galleries, Nicholson Gallery, The Stalls, Bjork Antikt, Myott Studio (lounge) OUSHAK RUG Keivan Woven Arts PINK THROW South of Market LAVENDER PILLOWS Osborne & Little TURQUOISE PILLOWS BD Jeffries (living room) SECTIONAL PILLOWS The Mercantile ART from right: ink blot on canvas, Mason Murer Fine Art; two ink blots, Belvedere; large abstract, Myott RUG Underfoot Designs LINEN WALLS F. Schumacher (bedroom) OUSHAK RUNNER Keivan Woven Arts HUDSON PARK COLLECTION DUVET COVER Bloomingdales BEDDING Gramercy Fine Linens & Furnishings PILLOWS Jim Thomspon ART OVER BED Pam Moxley through Mason Murer Fine Art ART OVER CONSOLE Courtney Garrett through Pryor Fine Art LAMP Circa Lighting LAMP SHADE Edgar-Reeves