The landscaping around this historic farmhouse was unsophisticated and dated, so the owners asked Wallace Landscape Associates to make some much-needed changes. Drawing on the family's European travels, the WLA team infused the lot with enchanting Old World touches, like this iron gate that leads to the backyard.
With perennial beds and rose bushes on either side of the path, guests will love strolling through this European-inspired garden. Thanks to its sleek design, the swimming pool ahead blends beautifully with the horizon line.
Tucked in the far corner of the backyard is an idyllic swimming area. Here, tall trees and a stone garden wall offer privacy, while an outdoor dining set invites guests to savor sips and snacks after a leisurely swim.
Part of the Savannah College of Art and Design's revitalization of downtown Savannah began with the school's founding in 1978 under the direction of president Paula Wallace (learn more about SCAD's history and Wallace's role in founding the arts college at SCADstory, the new interactive exhibition that debuted in spring 2019) has been reclaiming historic buildings. The meticulously restored 1888 Victorian mansion in the Queen Ann style Smithfield Cottage in downtown Savannah is a guest house for SCAD guests (Salma Hayek and Derek Lam have stopped in while in town), and is a billboard for SCAD's creative side. The home is filled with artwork by SCAD alums and Paula Wallace's designer husband and SCAD grad Glenn Wallace has integrated Asian elements and historic touches at Smithfield to create a sublime blend of the contemporary and the timeless in this beautiful home.
This room was a completely blank canvas before designers Lisa Turner and Wallace Bryan of Trinity Mercantile and Design Company worked their magic. Using cool colors with pops of red throughout the room, Turner and Wallace were able to create a welcoming space for residents of Dwell with Dignity, a organization that helps families who have struggled with homelessness and poverty.
Landscape designers transformed the large backyard of this handsome estate into a series of outdoor rooms, using boxwood hedges as dividers and strong colors and lines to match the home's formal architecture.
This home's property is large enough to include a chicken coop, raised garden beds for growing vegetables and a garden shed. Pea gravel walkways stand out handsomely against the wood trim, fence and shed.
This entryway features an inviting nook with a built-in banquette inspired by Wallace Nutting illustrations. Simple, clean lines throughout the rest of the room help the ornate benches stand apart. Faux-painted walls and a romantic lantern are full of Old World charm.
History and eccentricity collide in the highly charming, whimsical design scheme masterminded by SCAD's Glenn Wallace at Smithfield Cottage. Inspired juxtapositions of classic architecture and vintage furnishings presented alongside artwork by SCAD students and grads makes every vignette an engaging one.
A wreath with real cotton is illuminated by vintage lanterns on an Atlanta front door. Lisa Turner and Wallace Bryan with Trinity Mercantile & Design Co. in Decatur, Ga., used cotton and magnolia leaves as natural elements in the front entryway and throughout the home for their MIssissippi-themed holiday decor.