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May 16 2016

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Living Large in Atlanta

IMG_1891This week the 2016 Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens opened in Atlanta to sponsor Safe Kids Georgia and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Set near Chastain Horse Park on the northern side of downtown Atlanta, the 22,000-sq.-ft. English manor style home and 3.5-acre lot really showcased the best in Atlanta grandeur. I stopped by for a look, and I was blown away by not just the size but the way the designers took today’s styles and glamorized them.

Past the grand front doors (probably somewhere around 12 feet high) and the sweeping staircase, I passed through a formal dining room and found myself in a modern-day butler’s pantry. Designed by Lauren DeLoach, the butler’s pantry contained a microwave, a wine cooler and a wall setting for about 25 wines. A unique flowery wallpaper covered where the walls were empty of cabinetry, in addition to a custom mural.


Into the kitchen (also designed by DeLoach), I found myself in the ultimate hosting space with a massive quartzite island, a Keurig station that took up a whole section of cabinetry and a red and stainless steel rangetop and oven I coveted. Two pendant lights with a lantern effect hung above.

But the best part of the kitchen was the patio. With huge glass sliding doors, the kitchen seemed to move seamlessly outside, where squishy red couches and wicker tables lined a wraparound porch. A lovely infinite pool glittered in the distance.


My next stop was the guest house. Designed by Tristan Harstan and Company, this glamorous statement to Southern hospitality was inspired by a piece of artwork. A photograph of a beach and surfing scene in Gloucester, Massachusetts, recalled the designer’s summers on Cape Cod and inspired the calming tones in the space.


And since I’m only four months away from my wedding and therefore will have to figure out how I’m going to share a bathroom with a guy, I had to take a look at the master bath. Designed by Savage Interior Design, the bath was mainly inspired by the clean look of Calvin Klein. Separate vanities, a stone, spa-like shower and a freestanding tub gave the space the grandeur.

And the closet – my whole bedroom could fit in there – was definitely the icing on top.


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