With A Twist
Surrounded by verdant views and quiet nature, the 2020 Home for the Holidays Showhouse infused classic design sensibilities with a splash of glamour
Kitchen and Breakfast Room, Janie Wilburn, The Jane Group and Bell Cabinetry & Design
Designer Janie Wilburn—who selected all of the interior specifications for the showhouse—approached her kitchen and breakfast room designs with special attention to light, shadow and sparkle. The inspiration for the blue cabinets by Bell Cabinetry & Design came from the swirls of blue and gray in Temmer’s Calacatta Lucina marble countertops and backsplash. The polished nickel strapping dresses the cabinets with elegance. A monolithic hood captures the curve of the barrel vault ceiling, making it feel impressive, important and appropriate to the scale of the kitchen. A few steps away in the breakfast room, the decision to round the walls, combined with Wilburn’s idea to wrap the drapery hardware around the room further softened the space. Wilburn layered creams, taupes and blues with light-reflective finishes, from the tablescape to the acrylic and glass chandelier. “Everything in that room is layered in the same shades and tones with different textures and saturations,” she says. “Nothing is abrupt; nothing is stark.” Sherwin-Williams’ Limewash in a high-gloss finish picks up the iridescent sheen on the octagonal tile design in the Cowtan & Tout grasscloth wallcovering. When the weather allows, the patio doors slide all the way open for a play on al fresco dining. —Lori Johnston
WINDOWS Windsor Windows & Doors WALLCOVERING Cowtan & Tout WINDOW TREATMENTS Cowtan & Tout fabric with Samuel & Sons trim; fabricated by The Drapery Room ADELE LARGE WIDE DRUM CHANDELIER Circa Lighting OAK VERSAILLES DINING TABLE and SCULPTURES ON STANDS Stock & Trade Design Co. CONSOLE UpCountry Home OUSHAK AREA RUG Moattar ARTWORK Sylvia McEwan through Pryor Fine Art CLEAR VIEW GLASS VASE The Nicholson Gallery PAINT Sherwin-Williams Limewash CABINETRY Bell Cabinetry & Design COUNTERTOPS and BACKSPLASH Temmer FABRICATION Visionary Stoneworks FLOORING Vintage Elements of Atlanta FAUCETS Waterstone through Renaissance Tile & Bath APPLIANCES Wolf, Sub-Zero, Cove through Howard Payne Company PENDANTS Circa Lighting HARDWARE Matthew Quinn Collection PRESERVED TOPIARIES IN CACHEPOT and LARGE WHITE BOWL Stock & Trade Design Co. VINTAGE CUTTING BOARD, RECYCLED GLASS CONTAINERS, NICKEL COOKBOOK HOLDER The Nicholson Gallery PAINT Sherwin-Williams Krypton
be my guest
Dining Room, Mallory Mathison Glenn, Mallory Mathison Inc.
When the hand-painted wallcovering that designer Mallory Mathison Glenn commissioned for the formal dining room still hadn’t arrived two days before the show, she recruited her mother, Alabama artist Monteigne Ray Mathison, to paint a beautiful, painterly mural that captured a similar spirit. “This space feels like a cheerful winter garden with an English twist,” she says, noting it was designed for an imaginary “posh woman about town.” Indeed, an antique gilded crystal candelabra chandelier illuminates the wooden dining table and cane chairs, which have malachite-patterned emerald velvet seat cushions with gold ties and tassels. The jewel-toned fabric coordinates perfectly with the striped silk drapery and the twin table lamps’ silk shades, which have a gold scalloped edge. “Those details make it feel feminine and thoughtful,” the designer explains. The scalloped motif can also be found on the jute rug and the custom placemats—part of an eclectic tabletop design that features potted ferns, white ceramic flowers and vintage porcelain geishas. And atop each plate, a rolled up “cracker” includes a party hat, a joke and confetti. “It immediately lightens the mood and puts everybody in a festive spirit,” she says. “This is a magical place for a lovely dinner party.” —Tate Gunnerson
STEWART SIDE CHAIR Hickory Chair with Cowtan & Tout fabric and Samuel & Sons trim CUSTOM CURTAINS Scalamandré ALABASTER LAMP Vaughan Designs through Ainsworth-Noah MURAL and PAINTING Monteigne Ray Mathison PLACEMATS and NAPKINS The Linen Ladies CHINESE EXPORT BOWL, GILTWOOD MIRROR and CHANDELIER William Word Fine Antiques GOATSKIN BAR CART Aldo Tura WATERFORD GLASSES Waterford Crystal SCALLOPED JUTE RUG From Jaipur With Love PORCELAIN FLOWERS Joseph Konrad PARTY CRACKERS and MARBLED CACHEPOT Rebecca Gardner BRASS HERB POT Skultuna
all is calm
Living Room, Patricia McLean, Patricia McLean Interiors, Inc.
Designer Patricia McLean took cues from the living room’s views of the deep wooded lot to create a cozy, classic space with her deft blend of French, Italian and English antiques. “It’s a woodsy wonderful life,” she says. Nature’s palette is unveiled in the green and blue tones in the fabrics, contemporary scenic painting by Doug Foltz and the lamps and accessories with Dutch, English and Continental influences. She started with blue linen draperies with Cowtan & Tout embroidered trim, and once she saw the 18th-century Belgium tapestry, her woodland-inspired design fell into place. McLean, a traditionalist, used the Aubusson tapestry as statement-making art on the great big wall opposite the French doors. The foliage, flora and fauna are woven in greens, golds, blues, creams and teals. “It was all about the natural elements surrounding the house,” says McLean. “All of the colors melded together so nicely for the setting.” The limestone top of the Kathy Slater cocktail table pairs nicely with the fireplace’s Francois & Co. limestone surround and rounded plaster ceiling. The natural fibers of the abaca rug contrast with the mohair upholstery and rich wool in the tapestry for a masterful balance of heavy and light. —Lori Johnston
MANTEL Cleo by Francois & Co. IRON CHANDELIER Circa Lighting FLOORING Vintage Elements of Atlanta JOSEPHINE COCKTAIL TABLE Kathy Slater Design Collection ARTWORK Doug Foltz through Foxglove Antiques & Galleries ABACA NATURAL RUG Patterson Flynn Martin 18TH-CENTURY AUBUSSON TAPESTRY, 18TH-CENTURY LOUIS XV WALNUT CONSOLE TABLE WITH CARVED FRIEZE, EARLY 19TH-CENTURY ENGLISH WINDSOR CHILD’S CHAIR IN OAK, 19TH-CENTURY ENGLISH LAP DESK IN ROSEWOOD WITH BRASS ACCENTS, 19TH-CENTURY ENGLISH MAHOGANY AND BRASS PEAT BUCKET, 17TH-CENTURY ITALIAN PARCEL GILT AND FAUX TORTOISESHELL PAINTED MIRROR and PAIR OF OLIVE WOOD CANDLESTICKS William Word Fine Antiques ORCHID ARRANGEMENT Ashley Skandalakis SOFA, TUFTED CHAIR, CLUB CHAIR George Smith EUROPEAN STAG TROPHEY Foxglove Antiques & Galleries PAINT Sherwin-Williams Limewash
Study, Courtney Giles Decker, Courtney Giles Interiors
Painted in an enveloping deep blue-gray hue, the study’s classical wall paneling and built-in shelving create the perfect spot to kick off a cocktail party or retreat with an engaging page-turner. “I wanted it to seem a little more masculine, classic but with an updated edge,” Giles Decker says. An antique wooden chest in the corner, for example, pairs perfectly with a piece of contemporary artwork. And layered over a sisal rug, an antique patterned rug coexists easily with a tailored sofa and a pair of laid-back lounge chairs. Not to mention the large wavy gold mirror over the linear fireplace mantel. “It makes a big statement,” she says, pointing to the way it reflects the sculptural brass chandelier in the center of the room. “It draws your eye up to it and makes what could have been a very serious room a little more fun.” The same could be said of the colorful accents, which include a weathered wooden red chair and blue-and-white Chinese porcelain. “It’s a subtle use of color, and I’m happy with the way it turned out,” Giles Decker says. “This room just feels so inviting.” —Tate Gunnerson
WINDOWS Windsor Windows & Doors SOFA, CHAIRS and OTTOMAN Wesley Hall through WebbMarsteller UPHOLSTERED FRENCH OTTOMANS Erika Reade Ltd. RED ARMCHAIR and WOOD TABLE WITH FOSSILIZED MARBLE TOP Parc Monceau COFFEE TABLE, BLUE VASE and GOLD MIRROR Holland MacRae CHANDELIER Ainsworth-Noah ANTIQUE RUG Moattar SISAL RUG Stark ANTIQUE BOOKS E Lawrence, Ltd. VINTAGE OBELISKS and BRONZE LAMP Travis & Company LAMP SHADE Edgar-Reeves DRAPERIES and SHADES Barter & Galambos ARTWORK Kathleen Jones through Anne Irwin Fine Art, Caleb Mahoney through Gregg Irby Gallery
Entry Hallway and Powder Room, Judy Bentley, Interior Views, Inc.
A Pagoda-style lantern with gold butterfly ornaments makes a whimsical first impression in the entry foyer, which showhouse honorary chair Judy Bentley furnished with a traditional Oriental rug and a black and gold chinoiserie cabinet underneath a custom Queen Anne-style gilded mirror. “It’s a classic look but not so serious,” says Bentley. “I want people to smile.” That sense of fun—and a matching rug—flows into the adjacent corridor, where blue-and-white draperies with an 18th-century Chinese leopard toile print pop against the dark blue walls. “Blue and white is my forte,” explains Bentley. “It’s a classic combination that marries well with other colors.” The palette also graces the pint-size powder room, which sports a dynamic Brunschwig & Fils wallcovering with an exaggerated diamond motif that Bentley referenced on the vanity’s glass-paneled doors for a true wow factor. Adding to the intrigue, the designer did away with the typical mirror over the sink in favor of a black chinoiserie shelf arranged with decorative plates and flanked by brass sconces with black shades. “It’s not expected, which makes it more interesting,” she says. “People are surprised when they open the door.” —Tate Gunnerson
Entry FLOORING Vintage Elements of Atlanta BUTTERFLY LANTERN Ainsworth-Noah GILDED MIRROR and Chinoiserie PENWORK CABINET Parc Monceau GLASS CANDLESTICK LAMP and ECRU SILK KNIFE PLEATED LAMPSHADE Edgar-Reeves RUNNER Designer Carpets CHANDELIER Paul Ferrante through Ainsworth-Noah Hallway WHITE BAMBOO CHEST Acquisitions DRAPERIES Brunschwig & Fils fabric with Samuel & Sons trim RUNNER Designer Carpets PAINT Sherwin-Williams Dignity Blue Powder FAUCETRY Renaissance Tile & Bath VANITY Bell Cabinetry & Design WALLCOVERING Brunschwig & Fils through Kravet SCONCES Vaughan Designs
a place to call her own
Upstairs Hall and Sitting Area, Trudy Stump, Heather Parker and Wren Caples, Huff Harrington Design
The upstairs hall and lounge-like sitting area serve as a serene retreat for the active lady of the house, and much like her busy schedule, the spaces’ design is a balancing act, one where elegance meets edgy and old mixes with new. “We felt strongly that we wanted to create a 2020 kind of space that was restful and serene,” the designers note. “Somewhere the lady of the house could escape from virtual learning, working from home and other stresses that come with life this year.” To draw attention to the sitting area’s statuesque vaulted ceiling, Huff Harrington Design papered it in a Serena Dugan Studio wallpaper, whose warm tones and blue accents inspired the color palette down below. A contemporary oversize chaise sports cream-colored linen and navy bolsters, while a pair of terracotta-colored ottomans sit beneath a 1920s French wine bottle rack that now serves as a console. Traditional notes like a bleached Louis Philippe-style commode and an antique barometer bring texture and patina to the space, as do modern-minded pieces, such as the rattan and brass chandelier. Equally eye-catching is the large figurative painting by artist Gee Gee Collins. And, when work rather than rest beckons, a sleek 1960s acrylic and marble desk offers a place to get down to business. —Jennifer Boles
WINDOWS Windsor Windows & Doors FLOORING Vintage Elements of Atlanta CEILING WALLPAPER and CURTAIN FABRIC Serena Dugan Studio ALL FURNISHINGS and ACCESSORIES Huff Harrington Home
Sojourner’s Suite, Cate Dunning and Lathem Gordon, GordonDunning Interior Design
Conceived by design duo GordonDunning as a sanctuary for a well-traveled woman, this bedroom pays homage to both traditional roots and a sense of worldly adventure. “This room was designed with the wandering, sojourning sister in mind,” the duo says. “The explorer who loves to come home and is always welcomed.” A timeless blue-and-white color palette, feminine embroidered bedding and a pair of antique English bedside chests speak to the designers’ love of classic decor, while Indian-inspired fabrics allude to their wanderlust. Travel mementos are sprinkled throughout the space, most notably a suzani, which covers the bed’s throw pillow, and a photograph of a young Peruvian girl taken by designer Lathem Gordon during her own travels. The room’s showstopping decoration, however, may be the designers’ creative use of a wallpaper border, whose graphic pattern is evocative of blue-and-white Moroccan tile. Taken up the room’s corners and around the vivid blue vaulted ceiling, the border design gives the effect of sleeping in a tented room—or, perhaps closer to the traveler’s heart, an exotic Bedouin tent in the middle of a desert. —Jennifer Boles
HEADBOARD Suzanne Tucker Home fabric with Samuel & Sons trim through Ainsworth-Noah CUSTOM UPHOLSTERER Naked Seat BEDDING Peacock Alley SCALLOPED PILLOWS GordonDunning for Southern Living Home at Dillard’s ANTIQUE BEDSIDE CHESTS William Word Fine Antiques BEDSIDE LAMP Circa Lighting CHANDELIER Oly through UpCountry Home LAMP AND CHANDELIER SHADES Edgar-Reeves ANTIQUE SETTEE Fabricut fabric with Scalamandre trim TIBETAN TIGER PILLOWS House of Hackney GILT MIRROR Made Goods DRAPERY FABRIC Schumacher DRAPERY HARDWARE The Drapery Room RUG Pacific Rugs FOYER WALLPAPER Colefax & Fowler FOYER CHEST Travis & Company
Breakfast in Bed, Valerie Garrett, Valerie Garrett Interiors
Intended as both a romantic space and a place of refuge, the second guest bedroom exudes warmth and femininity. Leading off the room’s design with a floral-print Anna French fabric which she used for curtains, designer Valerie Garrett assembled a color palette that pulled from the fabric’s many hues, including placid shades of blue and gray and notes of cranberry. Shimmering accents lend an ethereal feel, including an antiqued bombé chest and Circa Lighting’s Iberia chandelier, whose crystal drops resemble glistening icicles. For those seeking a blissful night’s sleep, the highlight of the room is Century Furniture’s Jacques bed, whose clean-lined frame and brass accents are softened by layers of cozy bed linens. The room’s finishing touches include art pieces chosen by the designer to bring soul to the space, such as framed butterfly prints and an encaustic work depicting a woman by artist Penny Treese. “The room has such a soft palette and that, in turn, gives it a calming sense,” says Garrett. “I feel like I’m taking a big, deep breath whenever I step inside.” —Jennifer Boles
CHANDELIER and BEDSIDE LAMPS Circa Lighting BED Century Furniture BEDSIDE CHESTS, ANTIQUED CHEST, FRAMED BUTTERFLY PRINTS and VARIOUS ACCESSORIES Valerie Garrett Interiors RUG Jaipur Living VELVET EURO SHAM FABRIC Kravet GREEK KEY SHAM FABRIC Thibaut FAUX FUR THROW Peacock Alley DRAPERY Anna French fabric through Thibaut OVAL MIRROR John-Richard ARTWORK Penny Treese through Buckhead Art & Company, Lisa Moore, Leslie Busker TRIPLE ORCHID COMPOSITION Sparrow and Vine Florals
Master Bedroom and Hall, Lauren Davenport Imber, Davenport Designs
Inspired by the natural daylight flooding into the spacious master bedroom suite, designer Lauren Davenport Imber collaborated with Serena & Lily to create a decidedly coastal vibe reminiscent of one of her favorite getaways. “Because of the COVID-19 travel restrictions, I wanted to bring a little bit of Nantucket to Atlanta, but with my own twist,” she explains. A neutral wallcovering depicting palm fronds surrounds the painted built-in coffee bar in the entryway. And the bedroom walls are covered in a complementary woven grasscloth—a serene backdrop for a canopy bed flanked by linear raffia-wrapped console tables staged with books and treasured objects. “I imagine this couple collects and travels, and they have an appreciation for history,” she explains, pointing to the antique Welsh dresser, which is staged with beautiful old books and French and English Wedgwood plates. Art also plays an important role, for instance, the large graffiti by Andrea Costa, which is suspended from the window frame over a traditional wooden console table. “It keeps your eye inside the room while letting the light in,” she says, noting she wanted something young and fresh. “Nantucket is all about history and incorporating the old with the new.” —Tate Gunnerson
Bedroom DRAPERY CONSTRUCTION The Drapery Room WALLPAPER, UPHOLSTERED BED, BEDDING, BENCH, WINGBACK CHAIRS, KNOTTED AREA RUG, ST. GERMAIN STONE SIDE TABLE and DRAPERY FABRIC Serena & Lily BEDSIDE ARTWORK COLLECTION Fred Reed Picture Framing, Inc. SISAL AREA RUG Miami Circle Floor Coverings FLOOR LAMPS Gabby Home ARTWORK Andrea Costa, Susan Kinsella Bar CABINETRY Bell Cabinetry & Design COUNTERTOPS Temmer FAUCET, SINK and BACKSPLASH Renaissance Tile & Bath WALLPAPER Serena & Lily ARTWORK Kim Buckelew
Master Bath and Closet, Jason Mitchell, J Ansel Designs
In the light-filled bathroom, floating vanities in blond-washed wood by Bell Cabinetry & Design, hand-formed subway tile, Venetian plaster on the barrel vault ceiling and gray-and-white Temmer marble countertops lend an old-world vibe that served as the foundation for designer Jason Mitchell’s curated and collected style. “I’m a lover of all things conversational in a space,” he says. That remains especially true for the antiqued Belgian bluestone floors in a herringbone pattern that extend to a climactic arch. Transitional and timeless pieces, such as the teak chair at the freestanding tub and oversize lamps from Circa Lighting (instead of sconces), can float from room to room when entertaining. In the closet, organic shapes seen in the lamp, faces prominent in the artwork and vintage accessories soften the hard edges to achieve unisex design with multigenerational appeal. His use of Romo’s cork wallpaper in the bathroom and a silk wallcovering by Innovations in the closet, along with exquisite detailing, such as a fringed ottoman and fur on a vintage three-legged chair, further establishes the fine line between masculinity and femininity with approachable luxury. —Lori Johnston
Bath BELGIAN BLUESTONE FLOORS, OASIS SHOWER TILE, O’NEIL RUPPEL HIS-AND-HERS SHOWER SYSTEMS and TUB FILLER AND FAUCETS Renaissance Tile & Bath BLUETTE MARBLE ON COUNTERTOPS AND BEHIND TUB Temmer VANITIES Bell Cabinetry & Design CASSANDRA FREESTANDING TUB MTI CHANDELIER R Hughes WALLCOVERING Romo MIRRORS Bradley USA OTTOMANS, ACCESSORIES and BOOK EASEL Peacock Alley HIDE RUG Designer Carpets EASELS Noah J & Co. LAMPS Circa Lighting BLACK ARTWORK and ARTWORK ON EASEL Jennifer Balcos Gallery HARDWARE Matthew Quinn Collection Closet CABINETRY Bell Cabinetry & Design COUNTERTOPS Temmer HARDWARE Matthew Quinn Collection WALLCOVERING Innovations OVERSIZE ARTWORK Bradley USA ARTWORK ON METAL Wynton Harvey BOOKS E Lawrence, Ltd. DECORATIVE BOX and EASELS Noah J & Co. PAINT Sherwin-Williams Caviar
Nursery, Anna-Louise Wolfe, Anna-Louise Wolfe, Ltd.
Nurseries are created for babies but best designed for parents, says Anna-Louise Wolfe, who created a soothing second floor “crib” with masculine and feminine elements to make it suitable for children of any gender. A floral vine wallcovering with blues and greens establishes the palette, which is punctuated by white furnishings such as a Jenny Lind-style crib and a white rattan cabinet with a pagoda shape. “There’s a subtle Asian thread that ties the whole space together,” says Wolfe. In case mom or dad wants company, Wolfe incorporated a pair of plush matching lounge chairs atop an antique rug with a floral pattern. It’s layered over a larger sisal rug, which coordinates with rustic baskets. “They add texture and a bit of masculinity,” she says. But just a touch. Accents such as an antique brass chandelier, blue-and-white Chinese porcelain table lamps with gathered pleated shades and vintage Venetian white shellback grotto chairs with blue velvet cushions reinforce that this is mom and dad’s domain. “I wanted it to feel light and happy,” Wolfe explains. “Anybody would be happy to sit there with their baby.” —Tate Gunnerson
BLYTHE LAMPS Circa Lighting WHITE RATTAN CABINET Circa Who LINEN SHADES Edgar-Reeves FRETWORK CONSOLE and VINTAGE ÉTAGÈRES Parc Monceau SWIVEL CLUB CHAIRS and CUSTOM DRAPERIES Anna-Louise Wolfe, Ltd. DRAPERY FABRIC Fabricut FLOOR LAMP Hudson Valley ARTWORK Blayne Macauley BASKETS Mainly Baskets FLORAL CHAIR PILLOW AND STOOL FABRIC Cowtan & Tout STRIPE FABRIC Kravet BEDDING and STUFFED BUNNY Gramercy
Hygge Lounge, Michael Habachy, Habachy Designs + Atelier
Pronounced hoo-gah, the Danish concept of hygge has no exact English translation, but in essence, it refers to that cozy, contented feeling one gets in a warm house on a chilly winter’s day. A longtime admirer and purveyor of Scandinavian furnishings through his ADAC showroom, Michael Habachy channeled that concept in his design for the upstairs apartment—an enveloping space with dark gray walls, curvaceous furnishings and tons of texture. “We wanted to make an impact,” says Habachy. Windows on three sides flood the space with natural daylight. When the sun sets, a chandelier with semi-translucent porcelain shades, along with strategically placed lamps, softly illuminates the space. Designed for comfort as well as style, the room’s furnishings include a sleek, serpentine sofa covered in wool bouclé, a pair of barrel-back, velvet-covered chairs and leather poufs around a pair of handcrafted wooden cocktail tables. On the far side of the room, an iconic shearling-covered chair lives alongside a black metal mid-century modern fireplace, its convincing flame actually water vapor illuminated by LED lighting. In regard to the furniture’s interesting shapes, Habachy says, “Curves tend to draw you in and make you feel at home, and that helped make this space super casual, relaxed and cozy.” —Tate Gunnerson
WINDOWS Windsor Windows & Doors WALLCOVERINGS Innovations DRAPERY Villa Nova through ROMO ARTWORK Cydnee See, Brandon Luther, Sabine Maes, Gregor Turk and Ashley Finnemore through Habachy Designs + Atelier ALL FURNISHINGS, FIXTURES and ACCESSORIES Habachy Designs + Atelier
Scullery, Mudroom, Bar and Dog Wash, Courtney Shearer, The Designery and Bell Cabinetry & Design
Courtney Shearer mingles functionality and accessible style in her quartet of workhorse spaces. To keep messes at bay, pocket doors allow the scullery to be closed off when entertaining. Another shining star: an innovative pull-down faucet from Renaissance Tile & Bath inspired by the shape of a ship wheel. For her organized oasis, Shearer designed an island on wheels that she envisioned the homeowner using to plan meals and arrange flowers. Shearer’s signature is to integrate unexpected elements, which she did in partnership with Bell Cabinetry & Design for her debut showhouse with her own firm. For example, a drawer in the island stashes recipe cards and the mudroom cabinetry—where the cabinets, ceiling and trim paint are enveloped in a “sea of green” accompanied by a woven wallpaper in muted tones—features a pullout for umbrellas. Across the way, a dog wash for pets is equipped with jets to give the family pooch a 5-star experience. As for the adults, the bar features handsome wood and brass details and decorative iron doors that enclose a wine room. “It’s the perfect spot to mix a drink or select just the right bottle of wine for the evening’s event,” says Shearer. —Lori Johnston
Scullery CABINETRY Bell Cabinetry & Design FAUCET Waterstone through Renaissance Tile & Bath COUNTERTOPS MSI HARDWARE Matthew Quinn Collection ROMAN SHADE Madeaux by Richard Smith through Ainsworth-Noah RUG McGee & Co. CASSEROLE DISH B.D. Jeffries DISHWARE Pottery Barn ROLLING PIN West Elm CAST-IRON VASE ON ISLAND Crate & Barrel PAINT Sherwin-Williams Grey Heron Mudroom CABINETRY Bell Cabinetry & Design WALLPAPER Phillip Jeffries ARTWORK Rebecca Crowell through Thomas Deans Fine Art RUG World Market CABINET, CEILING AND TRIM PAINT Sherwin-Williams Mountain Pass Bar CABINETRY Bell Cabinetry & Design FLOORING Vintage Elements of Atlanta BACKSPLASH and COUNTERTOPS Temmer HARDWARE Matthew Quinn Collection BARWARE B.D. Jeffries Dog Wash TUB MTI TILE, FLOOR and BACKSPLASH Renaissance Tile & Bath
Covered Porch, Sande Beck, Sande Beck Design
Designed for year-round use, the covered porch was envisioned as a spot where style and comfort transcend seasons. “I wanted the porch to be comfortable, inviting and something a family could enjoy morning, noon and night,” says designer Sande Beck. She implemented a classic black-and-white palette to give the space a crisp, timeless appearance while not distracting from its lush environment. Iron lounge chairs offer guests ample seating, as does a comfy upholstered bench that may have the best seat in the space: in front of the cozy brick fireplace. Tying the seating together in lively fashion, a chinoiserie-print fabric covers the bench and is repeated on nearby pillows and bolsters. Although furnished with mostly outdoor pieces, the porch also boasts decorative accents typically found indoors, a design twist made possible by the generous vaulted roof that offers protection from the elements. A mirror is placed prominently above the fireplace mantle as is a framed mixed-media and paper piece from Huff Harrington Home, but perhaps most unexpected of all is a snappy zebra hide rug, which gives new meaning to outdoor living. —Jennifer Boles
IRON SOFA, LOUNGE CHAIRS and COFFEE TABLE Summer Classics CUSTOM BENCH UPHOLSTERY Quadrille Fabrics BENCH AND PILLOW FABRIC China Seas through Ernest Gaspard & Associates BLACK AND BRASS VASES, ZEBRA HIDE RUG and FRAMED MIXED MEDIA Huff Harrington Home PLANTED BOXWOODS AND ROSEMARY Container Gardening of Atlanta
Stair Hall, Upper Landing and Laundry, Kit Castaldo, Kit Castaldo Design
Although spanning three floors, the stair hall, upper landing and laundry room are visually connected by their crisp, bright appearance—one which reminds designer Kit Castaldo of a sunny day in the snow. To amplify the generous sunlight that streams in, Castaldo chose contrasting black accents, particularly a set of custom framed intaglios by Frank Thomas and a textured Baker chest through Townhouse by Robert Brown, to punctuate the landing and set the tone for the nearby laundry room. Because the laundry room has no windows, Castaldo chose elements that would bounce light to make the space feel larger, such as a shimmering white wallcovering and a graphic light fixture that reminds Castaldo of icicles. “The laundry room had no upper cabinets, no windows and the ceiling has a ton of angles, so we opted to not draw attention to those lines and add a ton of texture and light into the room,” she says. Instilling drama in areas typically overlooked in some homes, this bold design statement was echoed in the vestibule off of the laundry room, where walls were painted in a daring shade of black that lends decadence to the chore of doing laundry. —Jennifer Boles
Stair Hall WINDOWS Windsor Windows & Doors FLOORING Vintage Elements of Atlanta ARTWORK Hannah Stettner Upper Landing BAKER CHEST, CHAIR and ALABASTER LAMP Townhouse by Robert Brown FLANNEL FABRIC ON CHAIR and PINK THROW PILLOW Holland & Sherry through R Hughes BLACK CUSTOM INTAGLIOS Frank Thomas Art through Kit Castaldo Design ART IN ACRYLIC Linda Pozzobon through Swoox Laundry CABINETRY Bell Cabinetry & Design COUNTERTOPS MSI FAUCET and FLOORING Renaissance Tile & Bath WASHING AND DRYING MACHINES LG LIGHT FIXTURE Circa Lighting
Harrison Design, KBD Development & Construction and Floralis Garden Design
Harrison Design, KBD Development & Construction and The Jane Group demonstrated resilience amid the pandemic and hurricanes to complete this 6,500-square-foot new Atlanta residence designed for gracious, comfortable living.
At first look, a dramatic arched entryway of cast stone from Hartstone and Texas limestone is “the strength of the house,” says architect Rick Hatch of Harrison Design. Inside, a floating rear stairwell floods the house with light all the way to the 2,400-square-foot terrace level. Dynamic barrel vault ceilings with Venetian plaster tie together the living room and kitchen.
The pleasant curves seen on the traditional shingle-style exterior presented an opportunity for connectivity. Two sets of stunning steel doors, one that leads to the study and another to the wine vault in the butler’s pantry, are designed with a diamond ellipse that echoes the flares of the exterior. The same motif is seen in the dining room ceiling, the chimney breast of the living room fireplace and the kitchen hood, creating a sense of familiarity.
Pocket sliding doors make the wall between the breakfast room and covered porch disappear, presenting another “great moment” in the house, says builder Chris Davis of KBD Development. A series of arches in the expansive second floor hallway delineate the bedrooms in a thoughtful manner.
A creamy white exterior mixes materials, including brick and wood cedar shake, to establish its presence in a new cul-de-sac in the Ivy Ridge enclave. Custom stepping stones by Hartstone pull the arch’s “grand gesture” into the landscape and wrap around a Trust Stone container, says Lucinda Bray of Floralis Garden Design, who was assisted by Maxwell Gardens on the installation. The rear takes on a horseshoe shape with a pea gravel terrace separating the covered porch and master wing with wooded views. —Lori Johnston
BUILDER KBD Development & Construction ARCHITECT Harrison Design LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Floralis Garden Design and Maxwell Gardens CAST STONE Hartstone WINDOWS Windsor Windows & Doors LANTERNS Bevolo PLANTERS Trust Stone DECOR Boxwoods Gardens & Gifts