An Italian serpentine walnut three-drawer commode, a Tuscan carved giltwood mirror and an 18th century English chinoiserie tall case clock are in the foyer designed by Jacquelynne P. Lanham Designs for the Southeastern Designer Showhouse in Atlanta. The black-and-white floor has a zig-zag pattern. On the commode are two gold Ormolu ornaments on lucite bases and a pair of 1930’s Chinese green hardstone lamps with lavender shades. Two 19th century regency-style chairs with an ebony finish are underneath framed original landscape oils by Tyler Colgan.
Accessories make the room! Here, an antique English dessert trolley is used to house a collection of silver meat domes -- fun when featured in a dining room. An antique Gustavian clock is hung above and neatly tucked around a collection of antique portraits and art.
The traditional living room is furnished with a mix of French and English Regency antiques and comfortable seating. The walls are hand striped with green tones, and the linen chenille velvet rug is custom made to coordinate with the light green and cream color palette.
The word “heirloom” comes from an old English term meaning “inherited tools” but now refers to anything – including plants – passed along or shared with others. Unlike a hand-me-down tool or even a cherished antique statue, which only one person at a time can possess, heirloom plants can be shared and preserved among countless gardeners, who keep the plants going for future generations to enjoy.
Red damask upholstered walls contrast with the custom mahogany millwork laid out in a diamond pattern in the ceiling. The antique persimmon leather ottoman sits on a stark carpet, and a one-of-a-kind magazine rack holds the client's daily papers from around the world.
David Austin English Rose James L. Austin has perfectly-formed flowers in an unusual shade of deep reddish-pink that's spectacular among garden companions in shades of blue, purple, grey, green and cream. The flowers form large rosettes with a classic button eye of the sort long associated with the Old Roses (especially the antique Gallicas and Albas). The dense petals shrug off bad weather. Its delicious fragrance is fruity, evoking blackberry and raspberry with hints of lemon zest and almond. See davidaustinroses.com.
From the moment guests enter this family's home, they will see the family's unique personality. The focal point of this foyer is the antique English dresser that has been transformed into an elegant statement piece for this space. Designers covered this piece of furniture in gold leafing and then artfully graffitied the lyrics to John Lennon's song, "Imagine." This unique piece lets the family's values be known to all who enter.
With antique French and English touches, traditional design is a picture of elegance in a room nicknamed “The Classic Corner” by designer Patricia McLean for a Home for the Holidays house in Atlanta. A French gilt mirror is surrounded by antique botanical prints by Abraham Munting and Dutch landscapes with gilt rope frames. The French gilded candlesticks were wired as table lamps to give height to the cream-painted chest.
Light blue cabinets and a custom painted backsplash make this charming English cottage-inspired kitchen a stylish cooking space. Glass front cabinets and a custom shelf for antique plates add stylish and personal touches.
A walnut game table from Panache also functions as a dining table in this multipurpose family room. The table is lit by the Madeline pendant from Paul Ferrante. The chairs from Randall Tysinger Antiques are English Jacobean style with their original leather upholstery intact.