Quite Possibly the Most Amazing House Ever…

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{What’s not to love about this gorgeous space by one of my favorite designers, Suzanne Kasler?}

One look was all it took. I took a single glance at the room pictured above and like Liz Lemon on 30 Rock, I said to myself, “I want to go to there”. All it took were the amazing greek key benches, the perfectly stacked books, beautiful lamps, and artwork to win me over. The sheer beauty of this room made me wonder about the rest of the house. Could it be nearly as good? My dears, it is just as good if not better because this room that sparked a love affair with my design-loving self is part of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles’ 2009 Christmas House which is nothing short of AMAZING.

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The genius folks over at the magazine decided to take an already gorgeous William T. Baker designed manse in Buckhead and have 23 of the finest interior designers in Atlanta turn it into one of the most incredible homes this blogger has ever laid her eyes on. I am massively overdue for a trip to Atlanta. There is such an amazing design scene there with an enormous wealth of talent. If we’re being honest, Atlanta is a more “Southern” city than Houston, so why is the design scene there so much more modern? Why don’t we see more design like this here? Atlanta seems to embrace eclecticism a little better than we do for the most part. Most things in Houston veer towards the French Country or Tuscan looks. I would love nothing more than to see more spaces like this created in my beloved city. In the meantime, I desperately need to book a ticket to the ATL!

{A Beautiful, Tailored Study by Robert Brown Interior Design}

{The large living room features two well-defined areas. The first features a baby grand piano and leather chairs for an “impromptu concert” as described by John Oetgen who designed the space.}

{The room is rich in textures including two Moroccan rugs and Aubusson tapestries to anchor the room.}

{I love the use of color in this room!}

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{I love the whimsy of this fabulous guest bedroom by Jim Howard of James Michael Howard Inc. The bed was custom-designed by Howard. Gorgeous, no?}

{The out of this world zig zag fabric was made by Mack Southern Design.}

{The gorgeous master bedroom and bath were designed by Susan Ferrier of McAlpine Booth & Ferrier Interiors. Check out the gorgeous ceiling!}

{Ferrier played upon the scale and volume of the room so beautifully. It is filled with grand pieces, made all the more elegant through the minimal color palette.}

{Of the master bathroom, Ferrier said “the white marble [space] had a strong edge that called to be warmed,” she says. Thus, a little romance was in order. A large-scale crystal chandelier, with contrasting black shades, ties back to the room’s black-and-white photography, creating another grand gesture in the process”.}

{I love the classic and romantic elements used in this bedroom by Amy Morris.}

{“The goal was to not make it overly masculine or feminine—just clean, soft and sophisticated.” – Amy Morris}

{Lovely Details}

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{The beautiful, traditional kitchen was designed by Mary Kathryn Timoney of Design Galleria Kitchens}

{Sara Steinfeld used icy shades of blue and silver along with gold accents to create her idea of a “hot and cold” dining room.}

{The dining room features an artistic chandelier by Bourgeois Boheme.}

{The incredible studio was designed by Beth Webb who happens to be a board member at the Florence Academy of Art. Many of the works seen here came from the university’s alumni and staff.}

{The chaise and console table in this room are both from Hermès .}

{I love the laid-back, collected look of the lounge by Jimmy Stanton of Stanton Home Furnishings. How amazing are the convex mirror and chandelier?}

{I love the use of vintage and industrial pieces in Stanton’s design. The bookshelf, zinc table, and industrial light fixture are fantastic!}

{Can you guess who designed this wine-tasting room? It’s Kay Douglass of South of Market! The room is very true to her style.}

{The floor was painted by hand by South of Market artist, Brian Carter. Pretty remarkable, no?}

{The bold upstairs gallery was designed by Mimi Williams who wanted “to convey the magic and imagery of angels”.

{Mark Williams and Niki Papadopoulos drew inspiration from Rhoda’s apartment on the Mary Tyler Moore Show for the guesthouse they designed.}


{Can you believe the bed is from IKEA? I’m pretty sure the fabulous Hermès bicycle cost a lot more than the bed! Isn’t it a fun room?}

{It’s all in the details and styling!}

{I could totally set up shop in the gorgeous office area of the guesthouse. Designed by Randy and Courtney Tilinski owners of Bungalow Classic, it features Benjamin Moore’s beautiful Newburg Green paint. Blue isn’t normally my go-to color, but this shade is absolutely gorgeous! I could honestly spend days on end in this cozy room.}


In all honesty, I haven’t been this excited about a house in a very long time. Thank you to the creative minds at Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle and these brilliant designers for creating such an inspiring space. So dear friends, I know it is nearly impossible to choose, but which space is your favorite?


Image Credit: Erica George Dines for Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle

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