Thursday, July 28, 2011

Photographer Emily Followill's updated website

All of these beautiful photographs come from photographer Emily Followill's recently updated website.

Click here to see her website.

Monday, July 25, 2011

House of the Week - Swan House

The Swan House, built in 1928 by the Edward Inman family, is on 28 acres in the heart of Atlanta. It was designed by Atlanta architect Philip Trammel Shutze in collaboration with Neel Reid and other architects at Hentz, Reid and Adler. (To read more about Shutze please visit: ArchitectureTourist).
This house is one of Atlanta's most famous, photographed landmarks. Growing up here, you might take this treasure for granted - but it is truly a treasure worth visiting.

The house was fully renovated in 2004 and is open for tours (even the bedroom level and kitchen). It is is one of the most beautiful estates of its era and attention was paid to every detail.

My favorite part of the house is (surprise here) the entrance hall with black and white Italian marble. This room alone is worth the tour. I could stand here for hours and be happy:

Photo below from Classic Atlanta by William Mitchell and Van Jones Martin:

The formal rooms are lovely, below is the dining room:

The library, pictured below, is one of the most approachable rooms in the house with its beautiful wood carvings by H.J. Millard of Bath, Englad. The painting over the fireplace is of Saint Cecilia. (photo from Classic Atlanta by William Mitchell and Van Jones Martin)

Below is the breakfast room off of the entrance hall. The red alcoves have convinced me to paint my own bookshelves brick red.

Mrs. Inman's bedroom

Entrance facade with Doric columned Palladian portico:

The view from Andrews Drive

For more information about the Swan House, please visit the Atlanta History Center.

All photographs from the Atlanta History Center Website, unless indicated otherwise.

I took this photo of the front door on my camera on my phone. The color fascinates me. Wouldn't you have expected black? I like the blue.

I took a better photo of the front door:

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Pictorial Ode to Virginia Beach

Jane Douglas is on her annual summer jaunt to Virginia. She took these beautiful photos of Virginia Beach - before the heat wave hit this week.

54th street

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Re:Treads Flower Pots and Baskets

Saw these pots while cruising through Tuesday Morning. They are old tires made into pots -- pretty cool use of the tires. They look like leather. You can buy some here.

They also make basket out of old tires. You can buy those here.

Monday, July 18, 2011

House of the Week

Another great Inman Park house. This one is fairly large - look at the piece on the back, and there is a park behind it.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Pulling it all together - with a little inspiration from Dorothy Draper

We are finishing up two projects in the next couple of weeks. Today I am delivering this:

and two of these planters:

with some of these:

which are for this room. A little Dorothy Draper inspiration!

We are also installing some blinds in another bedroom - the one with the bed that I painted.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Paintings of Paris by Barbara Flowers

"Au Lapin Agile, Montmartre, Paris"

Look what my obsessive eye has found now. Painting of Paris by Barbara Flowers, whose work is sold at Anne Irwin Fine Art.


"Paris colors on a cold day"

"St. Germain, Paris"

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

French Obsession

I'm having a little obsession with all things French. Even saw this fabric, which depicts Paris, while out looking for fabric for a new bedskirt for my daughter's room. C'est tres joli!

Monday, July 11, 2011

House of the Week

We drove over to Inman Park yesterday after hitting Krispy Kreme for doughnuts, cruising for houses of the week. The porch railing and windows caught my eye on this one. I love the feel of the house - it looks like a warm, comfortable place to live.

If you love houses and old neighborhoods, Inman Park is a must see!