Work of Genius

Photographer: 
Erica George Dines
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Atlanta architect Stan Dixon lives for his work, a fact that’s evident from your very first meeting at his sun-splashed headquarters at 2300 Peachtree Road. Situated on the street level of a posh Parisian-style complex, the elegant workspace sets the stage for this firm’s award-winning approach to classically rooted yet innovative residential design. A symphony of light, refreshing colors and refined touches lends the ideal backdrop for inspiration, thanks in large part to the objects Dixon’s chosen to adorn it. These carefully selected design elements are the sort he loves to look at every day, serving as constant reminders of the quality D. Stanley Dixon Architect remains dedicated to with every project.

The dimly lit library, complete with a French parquet-and-iron custom conference table, is where ideas make their way from blueprint to construction; to that end, noticeably warmer, moodier hues were used to encourage an environment of pensive consideration. Meanwhile, in the light and lively studio—where music often ups the energetic atmosphere—a fast and free exchange of ideas thrusts projects toward their creative best. “We do have our harried moments; it’s not calm all the time,” the architect admits, “but on the whole, it’s a very pleasing way to spend your working hours. What most people say about our office is that it’s so peaceful. I like the fact that our clients love coming here. It feels like an extension of my home, actually, which is part of the reason I love it so much, too.”

 

Stan Dixon, AIA, D. Stanley Dixon Architect, 2300 Peachtree St., Suite C-101, Atlanta 30309. (404) 574-1430; dsdixonarchitect.com FEDERAL-STYLE GILT MIRROR Custom by Howell Jones FRENCH VINEYARD BASKET Wyatt Childs Inc. CONTEMPORARY LAMPS Custom design by D. Stanley Dixon; fabricated by Lamp Arts Inc. LIMESTONE CONSOLE TABLE The Stalls FLOORING Wyatt Childs Inc. ANTIQUE ENGLISH CHAIR Designer’s own. SAARINEN-INSPIRED TULIP TABLE Ikea 1920s IRON GARDEN CHAIR WITH GREEK KEY DETAIL Scott Antique Market PAIR OF ANTIQUE MARINE LANTERNS Antiques & More SINGLE IRON LANTERN A. Tyner Antiques ZINC FRENCH DORMER Wyatt Childs Inc. IRON FINIALS Circa Antiques CONTEMPORARY LAMP Custom by Stan Dixon; fabricated by Lamp Arts Inc. MARBLE MORTARS USED AS PLANT POTS A. Tyner Antiques ANTIQUE CARD CATALOGUE Savor CONTEMPORARY VASE Design by Frank Gehry. PLASTER STUDY Designer's own, purchased at the Paris flea market ARCHITECTURAL REMNANTS Collected from various antique stores OIL ON CANVAS "Blue Castles" by artist Stephanie Laffont, through The Art Connection CUSTOM IRON-AND-PARQUET BOARD CONFERENCE TABLE Designed by Stan Dixon; fabricated by A&P Ironworks and Wyatt Childs Inc. FRAMED ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES Paris flea market SCONCE A. Tyner Antiques OFFICE BUILD-OUT, Neal Gasaway, Gasaway Homes, Roswell, (770) 992-6291


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