Guest Blogger Series: Design Galleria
Written by Matthew Quinn
I am as sad as I am delighted that the Atlanta Symphony Show House & Gardens opens this Friday. I am sad because it is one of the few times each year where the ENTIRE Design Galleria team works very closely together to design and install one project. There were moments when I thought there was no way we could pull off renovating an entire kitchen, two master baths and closets and three guest baths in three months; but with all hands on deck these last two weeks; we did it. I am delighted because I think our efforts will inspire and excite others; we respectfully transformed a 1920′s architectural gem into a 21st century home. We incorporated classic materials into new spaces, maintained and sometimes exceeded the level of detail in the original home and created tremendous value with each and every selection. Thank you Malone Construction for tirelessly and patiently working with us through all these details, to Dusty Miller and Lisa Anderson in our office for managing this project, to our installation crew JD National, to Cheryl and Allison Womack, John Fernandez and Jennifer True, and Maria Nutt for adding the last 10% of wow, and to all the vendors and installers who quickly made magic happen. Below are some pictures of some of my favorite details in the house. Please visit the home before May 12th to experience this gorgeous home for yourself.
The color of the scagliola hood (“Ormond” from the Matthew Quinn Collection by Francois and Co) was inspired by the existing limestone keystones in the breakfast room.
Vermont marble countertops and floating shelves complement the white fireclay sink and unlacquered brass accents.
The men’s powder room is a favorite space complete with a walnut vanity, custom legs and moldings with bronze accents from the Matthew Quinn Collection for Art for Everyday and these super cool woodpecker handles.
Circles abound in her master bath with a custom marble mosaic tile floor from Traditions in Tile and a crown molding that I think Shutze himself would love from the Matthew Quinn Collection for Art for Everyday.
In her master closet i designed another crown that I think Shutze would love but added a modern twist with antique mirror inserts.
Rich details exude masculinity in the master bath and closet with African Mahogany cabinetry, buffalo horn hardware, leather inlays, Michelangelo marble and antique brass and oil rubbed bronze accents.