Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Atlanta Before and After


If you liked the keeping room I posted last week, you'll love the rest of home that designer Amy Morris updated for her parents. Of course, the basalt medallions in the entry had me at hello!



So much of the design I see online looks like it was decorated in a day via the internet, so I was happy to see that Amy used so many local sources. Of course, it takes longer and requires more foot-work to do it this "old-fashioned" way, but the end result is so much more personal.


You can see a more detailed source list here, but some of my favorite Atlanta spots were listed: Scott's Antique Market, South of Market, and Lewis & Sheron.


In the before photos, you can see that house was a pretty typical Colonial with a pretty typical 90's decorating job.


Amy brought it up to date with a simple color palette and chic furnishings.



I especially loved the more casual spaces like the breakfast room here, and the keeping room below. And I think I need some rope light fixtures in my life.


The wall color here is China White, by Benjamin Moore, which is the color I have in my kitchen and breakfast room (which I might start calling the keeping room! Ha.).


The dutch door and brick floor in the informal entry are so charming.


The master bedroom, before.


And now the lighter, brighter after.


The master bath, before.


And the much-improved after. I love the color of the vanity (Graphite by Benjamin Moore).




And finally, the master sitting room.

Photos by Emily Followill for Tradional Home. The architect on the addition and remodel was Bradley E. Heppner Architecture LLC.

14 comments:

jennifer said...

hi! this has nothing to do with this post, sorry(!), but am i the only one who would love to hear more about the baby? your nesting routine, the nursery, how life will change, how life already has changed? please share!

Jennifer said...

Stunning! I'm really dying over all of the light fixtures. I don't think there is one I don't love.

Jennifer said...

@jennifer -- honestly, I don't think much has changed at this point! except that our house is in total disarray while we get going on the nursery. more coming soon, promise!

Gail said...

Just breathtaking. I love everything. I'd be a happy gal living there!

Julie Holloway said...

This home is just so lovely in every way--particularly the kitchen and the entry. Do you get AH & L? There is a new Amy Morris shot in there--really pretty.

Mike and McGee said...

What a beautiful home! It's rare that I see a home where I love nearly every single room, but I do in this house.

Real Estate Florida said...

Wow..great home with excellent interior...really makes to have a home like this one...

doug @ tracery interiors said...

I really love this house

A Country Farmhouse said...

Love the renovation. The entry is a total work of art with the orchids and art work...just stunning.
Trina

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I love the white subway tile with darker grout in the kitchen. I think I may go this route in our kitchen.

Brooke @ Blueprint Bliss said...

I love this house... and it's inspiring the redo for our new/old one in Meridian!

Bridget said...

ah a master sitting room. wouldnt that be lovely.

the afters are so great in this.

Andria said...

Something not mentioned is that Amy is
extremely conscious of her furnishing choices in regards to green design.
Make this space even prettier!

Narail Outsource said...

I love all things about theatre, and it’s my dream to take a tour of its studios and experience the production offstage. In fact, I am also thinking to remodel my Atlanta Remodel Bath and make it theatre inspired, I think that would be a brilliant idea!