Ochre’s crystal Seed Cloud chandelier hangs above an entry hall leading to a grand staircase in the 2017 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse. Designer Barbara Westbrook of Westbrook Interiors selected custom wallpaper by Area Environments through Jim Thompson for the dramatic space. Further on, the stair hall features oil on canvas and an antique walnut table.
Step inside this coastal chic living room and enjoy the bright, all-white aesthetic and neutral accents. Just beside the entry, a small fireplace with a glass tile surround is positioned beside the sliding glass door to the private patio. A white sofa shares a large area rug with a wooden coffee table and blue upholstered armchair. The rustic media console adds a coastal vibe to the overall transitional design of the space.
The homeowners wanted an entry space that really greeted its guests. Designers created a bold accent wall using textures wood paper, and then added layers on top of it. Then, they brought in a console table and black leather stools for charm and a gallery wall of geometric prints add a touch of whimsy to the space, while a skylight lets in natural light, maintaining a clean, bright look.
We love designer Barbara Westbrook of Westbrook Interiors' idea of placing wrapped gifts in shades of millennial pink and silver under this table in the Home for the Holidays entry hall. The display instantly sets a holiday tone and demonstrates how elegantly wrapped, color-coordinated wrapped gifts can be used as decor throughout the house — not simply beneath the tree.
The entry of this home, which opens into the living room, is defined by a striking wood wall and ceiling. The living room is set off by two gold-leafed coffee tables that work with the gold accents within the space. High ceilings allow for the open second-floor loft, which is visually separated by contrasting trim work.
The lines of this crisp, clean living room and entry guide the eye straight through the wide, arched doorway to the beautiful water views beyond. Paneled walls are painted white, as is the millwork, creating a soft backdrop to the pale aquas and earthy tans in the furnishings and accessories. A traditional carpet runner ascends the stairs, while a rattan console table adds to the homey, beachy vibe.
Ocean-hued chairs create a colorful focal point in this otherwise neutral breakfast room. The traditional home features a wide-open great room with a kitchen that flows into the dining room, entry and sunroom and deck beyond. A round table and rug allow for easy access and traffic flow through the space. Shell and bamboo accents tie the space to its coastal setting.
There are endless restaurants in Atlanta specializing in farm-to-table, meat-and-three, soul food and other variations on Southern fare. A homespun, unpretentious entry in those ranks is Southern Bistro, a comfort-food centric spot from husband and wife Nancy and Colman Goodrich who do especially well with down-home appetizers with a Southern flair like boiled peanut hummus, a solid pimento cheese served with toast points, ham and collard green egg rolls and, of course, the in-house variation on fried green tomatoes served with goat cheese and sweet pepper jelly. Don't expect fancy, cutting-edge foodie fare, but do expect good at this neighborhood spot especially good for a quick lunch.