In this exclusive online look book, we've collected some of our favorite rooms created by Kay Douglass that have graced the pages of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles over the years. We're smitten with her trademark pops of colors and effortless ability to transform blank white interiors into fun yet elegant living spaces. Be sure to also check out her latest project, a home renovation featured in our May 2013 issue, here.
Behind the classic facade of a traditional, southern-style estate, designer Kay Douglass fashions an extraordinary—and unexpected—design scheme
A local shop owner takes the edge off his concrete-and-glass condominium by incorporating tranquil colors, organic elements and unique accents
With the quiet architecture of his Colony Square residence serving as a backdrop, architect Bill Ingram marries furnishings of disparate styles and various periods for a unique but keenly edited mix
Designer Nikie Barfield and her family found Decatur before it was a destination. And their home, a 1920s charmer in the heart of town, might just be the happiest on the block. After moving to Atlanta from Raleigh in 1999, Barfield wanted nothing more than to find a home with intrinsic character, an attractive yard and, most of all, Tudor-style windows. As luck would have it, a work associate of her husband, Scott, happened upon a bungalow with exactly the features Barfield described.
Decorator Stan Topol knows his way around The St. Regis Atlanta Hotel & Residences. Not only has he designed a number of model residences there, he also was recently charged with making some lifestyle enhancements to the hotel’s public spaces, including the lobby overlook that now features an elegant dining area. But it’s in one of the property’s private residences that you’ll find Topol’s pièce de résistance.
For interior designer Caryn Grossman and fine art photographer Chris Buxbaum, every day is a celebration. The highly aesthetic couple, set to wed on their rooftop in March, live in an awe-inspiring two-story loft at Atlanta’s historic Telephone Factory, where they’ve layered all the pretty of a Parisian pied-à-terre and all the edge of an L.A. gallery. Both owned retail stores in the past, so every corner reflects a stylist’s touch. Meaningful objects move about as often as color palettes shift, and Buxbaum—who loves to cook—serves meals by candlelight every night.
The day after Thanksgiving, Adelaide Burton changes her everyday china to the Spode Christmas china she received as wedding gifts 28 years ago, when she and husband Dal moved into their charming farmhouse in Buckhead. Over the years, the holiday tradition has remained as their family has grown up in the now nearly 100-year-old home.
“It’s a very old house. We finally cleared off a part of the cement floor in the basement and uncovered a date scratched into it: Feb. 7, 1913,” she says. “It has been hit by trees and it seems to survive.”
Designer John Oetgen imbues his Buckhead work space with art, antiques and personal objects
There’s a great sense of responsibility that comes with owning a Philip Trammell Shutze-designed house. One of America’s finest classicists, he designed residences from the Swan House at the Atlanta History Center to the Italian Baroque Calhoun estate in Buckhead, each boasting a level of craftsmanship and grandeur that have become part and parcel of Atlanta’s collective architectural heritage.