Monday, August 4, 2014

I have a new blog and it's called Pretty, Please

I have a new blog and some other changes, but I will always love white clapboard houses!
As most have guessed, I have stopped blogging at the Whitehaven blog address.  I took a break from blogging due to illness and needing to spend time with my family.  I was also burned out and lacked inspiration, BUT NOW I'M BACK!!!  
 I have made some work changes and am no longer a partner in Whitehaven.  My new blog is called Pretty, Please, and has all of the Whitehaven blog posts and archives.  This will be the last post on the Whitehaven blog.  
Please visit me at to peruse my new blog Pretty, Please.  It's about all things pretty and inspiring.  See you over there!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Cathedral Antiques Show & Tour of Homes this week!

The Cathedral Antiques Show and Tour of Homes is this week.  The schedule of events is:

Preview Party - Thursday, January 30, 6:30-9pm
Antiques Show - Thursday, January 30 - Saturday, February 1
Inspiration Avenue - Thursday, January 30 - Sunday, February 2
Day of Design - Thursday, January 30 (lectures by Bobby McAlpine, Susan Ferrier, Jennifer Boles,  Spalding Nix and more)
Drinks & Antiques Party - Friday, January 31, 7pm
Tour of Homes - Sunday, February 2, 11am - 4:30pm

To purchase tickets and learn more about the events click here.

Photograph by Emily Followill

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Seven Beautiful Houses: Cathedral Antiques Show Tour of Homes 2014!

The Cathedral Antiques Show Tour of Homes is February 2, 2014 from 11am - 4:30pm.  You won't want to miss this fabulous tour with seven - yes seven - lovely residences for you to see.  Several of Atlanta's premier architects and designers are featured on this tour as well as an award winning Palm Beach architect. This year, as I did last year, I was honored to write about the houses on the tour and Emily Followill took the gorgeous photographs.

Crossroads Community Ministry is the beneficiary for the CAS this year.  Here is a description of Crossroads:

"Crossroads is a primary first stop for homeless individuals and families in metro Atlanta. Crossroads is focused on ending homelessness through a range of structured services designed to empower people who are homeless to progress on the road toward economic and personal self-sufficiency.  In 2012 alone, Crossroads served 3,900 people.  The Cathedral Antiques Show is proud to support this extraordinary organization with the net proceeds of the 2014 Show."

To purchase tickets for the CAS Tour of Homes click here


Tuxedo Road
Exterior pictured above

French perfection in Buckhead!  This enchanting stucco house with a mansard slate roof was built in 2000 and was designed by the Atlanta architecture firm Pak-Heydt and Associates.  Architect Charles Heydt worked with clients Ginny and Craig Magher to create a French “hotel particulier,” or grand townhouse. 

 No detail has been overlooked in the sublime architecture and European concrete block construction.  The curvilinear iron balconies outside the second story windows intimate the beautiful iron rail of the interior staircase.   The parquet and limestone floors evoke Versailles, and the many French doors lead to beautiful gardens designed by John Howard of Howard Design Studio. 

The current owners finished two additional rooms in the house and they are in keeping with the home’s Parisian style. The interior design is faithful to its French inspiration; designers Ginny Magher and Judy Jordan have created a beautiful Provencal setting with authentic French boiserie paneled walls, luxurious toile fabrics, and exquisite antique French furniture.   All of these features create a unique and charming residence which evokes French living at its best. 

Architect:  Pak-Heydt and Associates  
Interior Design:  Ginny Magher and Judy Jordan
Landscape:  Howard Design Studio


Blackland Road

Palm Beach architecture is the inspiration for this Mediterranean, Italianate style house in Buckhead.    Architect Jeffery W. Smith has a deep respect for Gilded Age pioneers Addison Mizner and Maurice Fatio, and Smith’s designs seek to recreate the elegant design aesthetic they represented.  The splendor of the Mediterranean architectural style is on full display in this residence, which was finished in 2010.  The lot was purchased by the owner’s parents in 1951 and the original house was designed by Atlanta architect Clem Ford.  

In keeping with her parents’ legacy,  Ruth Dobbs Anthony and her husband Tom built a house that would accommodate a large extended family and also have a suite for the family matriarch, Ruth’s mother Ruth Dobbs McDonald.   In 2008 the original structure was torn down and the new project team paired builder John Berndsen with landscape architect Alex Michaeledes of Land Plus.   Ruth Dobbs Anthony is an accomplished interior designer and the interiors reflect her love of beauty, detail and color.  Myriad architectural details delight the visitor and are a beautiful canvas for Ruth’s stunning furnishings and the couple’s art collection.  The house recently won a 2013 Obie award for single family residence. 

Interior Design- Ruth Dobbs Anthony
Landscape Design – Alex Michaeledes, Land Plus


                                                                Muscogee Townhomes

These handsome stucco condominiums were built by William Rooker in 1968.  First developed as 16 apartments for Bill’s widowed mother and her friends as they downsized from their Buckhead homes, they are now privately owned condominiums.  Mack Tucker of Tucker and Howell was just launching his career as an architect when Rooker asked him to begin the drawings.  He had been the project manager at The Villa condominiums designed by Philip Shutze, and that project seems to have influenced his ideas for these classic residences.  They were built by JB Hiers, a master builder who had worked with many talented Atlanta architects.  The structure is stucco over masonry.  The landscape design is by Billy Monroe and interestingly there were no flowering plants planted in the landscape, only greenery.

The Cathedral Antique Show is excited to present three of these beautiful residences for the house tour.  Two of the residences are the homes of interior designers Linda Beth Loughlin and Allyson Kirkpatrick and the third residence was decorated by Atlanta native and New York designer Sarah Norwood.  All three homes are like jewel boxes and delight the eye.    They each present a unique style and approach to decorating an exquisite small space. 

Linda Beth Loughlin Interiors

Interior Design by Sarah Norwood of Vly Studio, NYC


West Paces Ferry Road

Atlanta architect Robert Norris of Spitzmiller & Norris describes this charming shingled country house as “East Coast vernacular.” Sited on a wooded Buckhead lot, the inviting home is filled with beautiful architectural details. Inspired by a previous collaboration with the owners in Charlotte, architects Spitzmiller and Norris designed the home for the family when they moved to Atlanta in 1998. 

The team gathered again to renovate the entire house in 2012, adding new entertaining spaces off  the back.   Interior designer Candy Lloyd filled the house with warm colors and interesting textures which coordinate perfectly with the architecture. The kitchen and light-filled family room are the heart of the house where this bustling family and friends gather.  

Nawench Drive

Duane Stone designed this American Georgian house for an Atlanta couple who wanted a classic family house that entertains well.  The design of the house, which is red brick with a cedar shake roof, has roots in the houses of Virginia horse country as well as Charleston.   

The house was built in 2007 and features traditional interior architectural details which set the stage for the beautiful furniture and art that the couple collected themselves and inherited from both of their families.   The house is filled with gorgeous color, fabrics, and wallpaper, and is a reflection of the owners’ good taste. 

 Of particular interest is the bright sunroom at the rear of the house with metal casement windows and a vaulted ceiling.  The light filled room is filled with vibrant fabrics and overlooks a spacious, appealing backyard.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Cathedral Antiques Show January 26 - February 2, 2014

The Cathedral Antiques Show is January 29 - February 2. There are many exciting things going on from the antiques show itself to the two house tours (first place passion tour and the tour of homes), lectures by architect Bobby McAlpine and designer Susan Ferrier, the flower festival and much more!! This year, as I did last year, I had the pleasure of writing about the houses on the tour of homes. I will have more photos and information about that soon. Don't miss this 2014 Cathedral Antiques Show. For more information and tickets click here.

From their website: "The Cathedral Antiques Show is Atlanta’s oldest and most prestigious antiques show and is a major outreach project sponsored by the Episcopal Church Women of the Cathedral of St. Philip. With the help of hundreds of volunteers and support from the church, antiques dealers, corporate sponsors, patrons, and the community, the Antiques Show has raised over $4 million for Atlanta-area non-profits since its inception in 1969."

Photography by Emily Jenkins Followill

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Great Trunk Show November 19 and 20!

Private Viewing and Sale

Tuesday November 19th

2:00 until 8:00 pm

Wednesday November 20th

9:00 am until 2:00 pm

Hosted by Felicia Huger

958 Nawench Drive, 678-641-9061

IRVING AND FINE: Janet Gregg: Glamourpuss: