Monday, December 31, 2012

House of the Week

Last house for 2012! Happy New Year everyone!!! I'm off on a little trip with my husband, back with more historic house photos next week.

A Druid Hills classic:

photos by Whitehaven

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

The Best of Whitehaven 2012

Nothing like the fast approach of the new year to get one thinking about the year in review. Thought it might be fun to revisit the five most read Whitehaven posts from 2012. Without further ado, they are, in descending order (click on the title of the post to read the original post):

5. Richard Keith Langham - Learning Lecture

4. Madison, Georgia - The Town of White Clapboard Houses

3. White Clapboard House Alert!

2. From the Archives: Beach House Kitchens

And finally the most read Whitehaven post of 2012 is....

1. House of the Week, October 29

I guess you all like white clapboard houses as much as I do! Here's to more gorgeous houses featured on Whitehaven in 2013.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas from Atlanta!

May you be blessed

With the spirit of the season, which is peace,

The gladness of the season, which is hope,

And the heart of the season, which is love.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Gorgeous Christmas Decorations!

Mary McDonald
Mary McDonald
Tory Burch
Charlotte Moss
Miles Redd

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Miles Redd to Speak at Cathedral Antiques Show

photo courtesy of Patrick McMullan

2013 Cathedral Antiques Show Hosts Internationally Acclaimed Interior Designer Miles Redd

The 2013 Cathedral Antiques Show is pleased to welcome interior design sensation and Atlanta-native Miles Redd as the featured speaker at this year’s event. Miles will share stories and insights from his new book, The Big Book of Chic. The event will be held at The Cathedral of St. Philip on Thursday, January 31st at 11 AM.

Miles Redd design

Architectural Digest calls Miles Redd “the spiritual heir to high-society tastemakers of the 1930s and ’40s.” Miles is known for his quirky brand of cozy glamour. His unique aesthetic vision is characterized by playful mélanges of high and low, invigorated with whimsical splashes of color and modern gestures. His trademark approach to design has brought to life rooms infused with boldness, fantasy and sophistication. Miles’ new book, The Big Book of Chic, published by Assouline (Fall 2012), is a lavishly illustrated volume that will be an inspiration to anyone interested in spirited, eclectic design.

Tickets are $40 and provide guests with access to the Antiques Show, a champagne reception, and lecture with Miles Redd followed by a special book signing with the author.

To purchase tickets - click here.

All event proceeds benefit Refugee Family Services, a not-for-profit that aids refugee women and children in the metro Atlanta area helping them to achieve self-sufficiency by providing education and economic opportunities.

Monday, December 17, 2012

House of the Week

Barnett Parish Hall, C.1842
All images by Whitehaven

Friday, December 14, 2012

Christmas Garland

This year, I'm going to hang garland over the inside of my front door. I have had this photo saved for a couple of years and it's my inspiration. The last time I tried this project I couldn't find the right garland. This time I found the perfect garland for the spot , and it is sitting in my entrance hall now! Can't wait to see how it turns out. We are putting our tree in a new location and I think the garland will look beautiful with all of the other decorations. Will post pictures once it's complete.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sneak Peek of 2013 Cathedral Antiques Show Tour of Homes!

Save the date for the 2013 Cathedral Antiques Show Tour of Homes. The tour will be held on Sunday, January 27 from 11am-5pm, and five stunning Atlanta houses will be featured. Many of these houses have never been on a house tour before! You will not want to miss this amazing opportunity to visit houses designed or renovated by architects Norman Askins, McAlpine Tankersley, Stan Dixon, Gil Schafer, Charles Heydt and Ken Lynch. And absolutely not to miss is a landmark Atlanta estate designed by Philip Shutze!
This Fall I had the pleasure of writing about the houses, and Atlanta photographer Emily Followill beautifully captured the essence of each house inside and out. Emily and I had a great time working with the owners, architects and interior designers to find out the story behind each house. Interior designers featured on the tour include: Atlanta's own Miles Redd, Huff-Dewberry Inc., Robert Brown Interior Design, Melanie Turner Interiors, and Lilla Costello.

The 2013 beneficiary for all proceeds from the Cathedral Antiques Show and Tour of Homes is Refugee Family Services in Stone Mountain.

For more information - click here.

For tickets for the tour - click here.

Photographs by Emily Followill

Monday, December 10, 2012

House of the Week

Architect Gil Schafer's Hudson Valley house. This has always been one of my favorites. His book, The Great American House, is wonderful and would make a great Christmas gift.
All images from Gil Schafer's website.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas Mantels

Need a little inspiration to create the perfect Christmas mantel?

via Southern Living

via Traditional Home

via Traditional Home

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via At Home Arkansas


via Southern Accents



Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Peachtree Garden Club Christmas Home Tour December 6

Peachtree Garden Club Christmas Home Tour 2012
Thursday, December 6 10 am - 3 pm

To order tickets online now:CLICK HERE

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door and can be purchased with cash or check at the following Atlanta locations: Boxwoods, 100 E. Andrews Dr. NW; Gramercy Fine Linens & Furnishings, Peachtree Battle Shopping Center; Glyn Weakley LTD, 3489 Northside Parkway; Willow Green, Vinings Jubilee Shopping Center. For more information, please visit our website:

Location of 2012 Christmas houses:

8 W. Muscogee Avenue, N. W.

3625 Tuxedo Road, N. W.

700 Fairfield Road, N. W.

photo via Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

photo by Whitehaven