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A designer’s Marietta home channels the easy-going vibe of her favorite beach towns

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A designer’s family home channels the easy-going vibe of her favorite beach towns
Jamie, Nick, Palmer (age four), and Pressley (age two) can walk to the Marietta Square for restaurants, shopping, and events.

Photograph by Ali Harper

Marietta may be hundreds of miles from any beach, but a coastal vibe washes over every room at Jamie Krywicki Wilson’s house, about a mile from the historic square. The renovated ranch where she, her husband, Nick, and their two children live is light and bright—pale oak floors, white walls, shiplap paneling, and casual furniture—with bursts of saturated colors.

A designer’s family home channels the easy-going vibe of her favorite beach towns
New windows and board-and-batten siding updated the exterior of the house, as did painting the brick with Sherwin-Williams “Snowbound.”

Photograph by Ali Harper

A designer’s family home channels the easy-going vibe of her favorite beach towns
A focal point of the family room is the floor-to-ceiling fireplace done in what Jamie calls a Santa Barbara stucco finish. Chairs are by Palecek, and the modern light fixture is from France & Son.

Photograph by Ali Harper

A designer’s family home channels the easy-going vibe of her favorite beach towns
Oversized art depicting the Oregon coast and shiplapped walls provide a laid-back greeting in the Wilson entryway. White oak floors and a sisal runner continue the casual look.

Photograph by Ali Harper

“My husband and I did a lot of traveling before we had kids, and tons to the West Coast, so I think the casual feel of Cali has influenced my style a lot,” says the interior designer, who does both residential and commercial projects. Echoes of a childhood summer home on the South Carolina coast also show up in traditional touches: marble countertops, wide-plank floors, and aged brass hardware. It’s not hard to find looks reminiscent of Alys Beach or the New England coast, as well.

A designer’s family home channels the easy-going vibe of her favorite beach towns
An accent wall covered in an abstract gray wallpaper from Schumacher adds the artistic backdrop Jamie wanted for the dining area, purposefully eclectic with mismatched chairs and a mid-century-style table from West Elm.

Photograph by Ali Harper

A designer’s family home channels the easy-going vibe of her favorite beach towns

A designer’s family home channels the easy-going vibe of her favorite beach towns
Layers of white, a walnut island, and rattan bar stools create a relaxed, beachy vibe in the kitchen. Cabinetry has a matte finish. Unlacquered-brass pulls mix well with other metals.

Photograph by Ali Harper

The 1970s house has belonged to the Wilsons since 2013. They were content with some DIY upgrades for a while and then eventually gutted the place and added 1,500 square feet to the back, essentially rearranging the whole home. Small windows and doorways typical of ranches were replaced with larger versions and wide entryways, while an unexpected 15-foot-high ceiling floods Jamie’s new office with natural light. Neat and orderly built-ins and niches appeal to her as part of a streamlined look. “I’m always going to be more about ‘simple’ overall, adding special details from handmade tiles to textural elements,” the designer says.

A designer’s family home channels the easy-going vibe of her favorite beach towns
Palmer’s bedroom picks up his love for anything on wheels. Headboard slipcovers are made of waxed canvas.

Photograph by Ali Harper

A designer’s family home channels the easy-going vibe of her favorite beach towns
Repeating materials found elsewhere in the house, custom master bathroom cabinets are made of white oak, with unlacquered brass hardware. The vanity mirror is actually a floor version from West Elm, turned on its side.

Photograph by Ali Harper

A designer’s family home channels the easy-going vibe of her favorite beach towns
Jamie chose a conversation starter for the powder room: a Gray Maylin wallcovering featuring aerial photography of sunbathers on a beach. She made the pendant light out of a basket.

Photograph by Ali Harper

A designer’s family home channels the easy-going vibe of her favorite beach towns
Drapery fabric (also used on the ottoman) in the nursery from Rifle Paper Co. has a midcentury vibe.

Photograph by Ali Harper

A designer’s family home channels the easy-going vibe of her favorite beach towns
“You can’t go wrong with too many textures,” says Jamie, who layered a linen bed from Moss Home with assorted textiles in the master bedroom, joined by a vintage Art Deco dresser and a cove ceiling painted Farrow & Ball “Inchyra Blue.”

Photograph by Ali Harper

Not wanting to pick just one style, she chose furniture and accessories ranging from Art Deco to tribal, coastal to traditional. “I’m all about using classic materials in more modern applications,” says Jamie. “I like mixing furniture styles so you’re never too heavy on one side of the spectrum.”

RESOURCES | Interior deisgn: Jamie Krywicki Wilson, Krywicki Interior Design, krywickidesign.com Contractor: Capstone Communities LLC, 678-614-1613 Exterior Paint: Sherwin-Williams, “Snowbound,” sherwin-williams.com Entryway Paint: Benjamin Moore, “Chantilly Lace,” benjaminmoore.com. Rug: Dash & Albert, dashandalbert.com. Library Wall paint: Farrow and Ball, “Railings,” farrow-ball.com. Sofa: Wesley Hall, wesleyhall.com Kitchen Countertops: Neolith, neolith.com. Appliances: KitchenAid, kitchenaid.com. Faucet: Signature Hardware, signaturehardware.com. Stools: Arteriors, arteriorshome.com Family room Light fixture: France & Son, franceandson.com. Chairs: Palecek, palecek.com. Art above vintage buffet: Jamie Krywicki Wilson, krywickidesign.com. Dining room Table: West Elm, westelm.com. Tall chairs: Rejuvenation, rejuvenation.com. Wallpaper: Schumacher, fschumacher.com. Playroom Wallpaper: Aimée Wilder, aimeewilder.com. Office Desk (table): Noir, noirfurniturela.co. Chairs: Moe’s Home Collection, moeshomecollection.com. Light fixture: France & Son. Master bedroom Bed: Moss Home, mossstudio.com. Ceiling paint: Farrow and Ball, “Inchyra Blue.” Master bath Sink and fixtures: Kohler, kohler.com. Mirror: West Elm. Sconces: Circa Lighting. Powder room Wallpaper: Gray Malin, graymalin.com. Nursery Fabric: Rifle Paper Co., riflepaperco.com.

This article appears in our Spring 2021 issue of Atlanta Magazine’s HOME.

Women Making a Mark: Amy Dosik

Amy Dosik has remarked that she 
has one son—and 36,000 girls. As the chief executive officer for Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Dosik’s mission is to help develop competence and confidence in thousands of local girls, so they’ll thrive 
in college, a career, and community life. “All girls benefit from Girl Scouts, but these skills are especially important in vulnerable communities, and Atlanta ranks as one of the worst cities for economic mobility,” she says. “For these girls, Girl Scouts is a game-changer.” As participants earn badges in areas like engineering and coding, they’re introduced to growing career fields. Scouting also helps girls build social-emotional skills like resilience, teamwork, and conflict resolution to help them succeed even when life is challenging, she adds.

As an example of how the organization has changed over the years, she points out the Girl Scout Cookie Program and its shift to an e-commerce space. “Girl Scouts who sell cookies learn goal-setting, money management, and business ethics—real-world skills that ignite their entrepreneurial spark,” Dosik says, adding that 50 percent of female business owners started as Girl Scouts.

The Philadelphia native first came to Atlanta for law school at Emory University in the mid ’90s, and then settled permanently in 2001. She’s proud to be a founding board member of It’s The Journey, which runs the Georgia 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, and an alumna of Leadership Atlanta, an organization that helps to educate community leaders about important issues.

And yes, she was a Girl Scout back in Pennsylvania. Now Dosik enjoys life in Sandy Springs with her husband, son, and rescue Maltipoo. Weekends are often filled with hikes in the Chattahoochee National Forest, and cultural activities in non-COVID times. As for her previous career, she points out that being a tax attorney and Girl Scouts CEO aren’t all that different, since busy season for taxes and Girl Scout Cookie season take place at the same time. Says Dosik, “My body was already used to working really hard from January through April every year!”

Women Making a Mark: Laura Rittenberg

Laura Rittenberg’s passion for real estate began 40 years ago, and she can’t imagine doing anything else. With a husband, daughter, and son-in-law all working in the real estate industry, Rittenberg’s family shares her dedication to the profession. “We have heard there are other jobs out there, but none of us know why you would get one,” she quips.

As president of Coldwell Banker Realty in Atlanta and the Carolinas, Rittenberg shares her experience by coaching agents—both new and seasoned—to empower them to be as successful as possible. She loves innovation and new technology, but she always promotes the basics. “While we’ve made cutting-edge technology available to agents to help them cultivate leads, we absolutely believe that real estate is a relationship business, not a technology business,” she says. An innovative program she oversees
 at Coldwell Banker called the Culture of Awesomeness recognizes agents in creative ways in order to keep morale high. Networking events, community service opportunities, and unique perks (such as a private performance from a Hamilton cast member) all inspire pride and motivate agents, Rittenberg says.

Her commitment to the community is illustrated by her work in two areas for which she has a passion: veterans and animals. “I’ve long believed that as real estate professionals, we are keepers of the American Dream,” she says. “Through our Hometown Heroes program, I’ve helped organizations assist homeless veterans and their families to get the home they deserve.” She also works to find homes for four-legged friends, and is proud that Coldwell Banker has placed more than 20,000 dogs through Adopt-a-Pet programs.

Rittenberg originally hails from Idaho, and she and her husband, Terry, opted for a quiet lifestyle in Sandy Springs for their sanctuary. “Our favorite way to unwind is to spend time in our backyard barbecuing and swimming with our two Irish Doodles,” she says, a testament to her belief that home is the best place to rejuvenate and re-energize.

Room Envy: This burnt orange bedroom stands out

Room EnvyInterior-design and lifestyle blogger Jess Cathell’s favorite color is burnt orange. “Since it’s not overly masculine or feminine, I thought it would be a good choice for our master bedroom,” she says.

Drapery dynamics
A bolt of fabric at Lewis & Sheron inspired the room’s focal point: custom curtains that frame the space’s other features.

Neutral territory
To complement the bold orange, Cathell added grasscloth wallcovering in a neutral tone and a quietly patterned rug from Myers Carpet. A light-beige bed from Bungalow Classic and sofa from WebbMarsteller add upholstered comfort.

Overhead optics
“Lighting can change the trajectory of a room pretty quickly,” she says, “and I knew I wanted something interesting and large.” This oversized chandelier from Mrs. Howard does the trick.

Personal touch
Gramercy, the Buckhead linens boutique, was the source for bedding with subtle orange accents, including a monogram.

Sofa situation
Rather than a bench at the foot of the bed, this roomy sofa creates a sitting area. Upholstering it in neutral fabrics allows the piece of furniture to blend in, not stand out.

Designer tip: Symmetry pulls a bedroom together, says Cathell, who used a pair of 10-year-old lamps and existing side chests to create mirror images on either side of the bed, an established designer trick that works for all budgets.

This article appears in our May 2021 issue.

Room Envy: Bold crane wallpaper makes this cozy study stand out

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Room EnvyWhen he’s not cultivating his interior-design business, 23-year-old Kevin Francis O’Gara puts his feet up in this cozy study/media room at his home in the Manchester neighborhood near Morningside-Lenox Park

Cocooning colors
“I knew the room would be fabulous in a dark color because it doesn’t get much natural light anyway,” says the Atlanta native, who started his nationally recognized blog Thou Swell as a sophomore at Westminster. He chose Behr’s “Dark Truffle” for a rich, dark brown paint with neutral overtones.

Alluring accents
The mural-like wallpaper depicting cranes (from Milton & King) is designed to draw attention. “The large scale of the pattern was key to making a grand statement,” the designer says.

Step softly
To warm up the concrete floors, O’Gara added a vintage Turkish rug.

Netflix nest
His TV-watching zone includes a Home Depot sectional, 24-inch faux-fur pillows, and a clever coffee table from Txtur, with four flippable squares that can be hard (for a mug of coffee) or padded (for feet).

Designer tip: “Every room needs something old,” says O’Gara. “Heirlooms and antiques are the character and ‘glue’ that elevate new decor.” The convex Federal mirror on his wall has an aged patina, plus sentimental value, as it was made by his grandfather Olin Shivers, an Atlanta pediatrician.

This article appears in our April 2021 issue.

Atlanta design legends Norman Askins and Susan Bozeman bring a bit of Paris to a historic Buckhead home

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Norman Askins and Susan Bozeman historic Buckhead home
Architect Norman Askins praises the classic Mediterranean style and symmetrical design of this 1930s house with stucco and black trim. A porch on one side is balanced by a porte-cochere on the other end.

Photograph by Rustic White

Norman Askins and Susan Bozeman historic Buckhead home
The homeowners fell in love with arched windows on the front of the house and were charmed when they discovered the motif carried throughout the interior as well.

Photograph by Rustic White

Atlanta’s historic houses, in an ideal world, are cherished but enhanced with each new generation. The classic architecture and curb appeal of this 1930s Mediterranean house in Buckhead caught the eye of a young couple who later updated the interior. “This house was on our running route in our favorite neighborhood,” remembers the homeowner, “And we were always drawn to the arched windows on the front of the house.”

The new owners hired architect Norman Askins to remodel the home, originally designed by Georgia Tech–trained architect Flip Burge in 1930. Askins praises the house’s original attributes: a “good-looking exterior,” high ceilings, and lots of windows. “It was kind of a modern floor plan for the time, like something people are doing again,” he says. “The living room is in the center, with light on both sides.” Working with interior designer Susan Bozeman—a regular collaborator of his—the two updated the kitchen and baths, plus reconfigured bedrooms and a family room, among other improvements.

Norman Askins and Susan Bozeman historic Buckhead home
“I love the idea of an all-black room, so we painted the foyer a Farrow and Ball high-gloss black and put Schumacher tortoiseshell wallpaper on the ceiling,” says the homeowner. “It makes such a statement when you walk in, and it’s one of my favorite places in the house.” A modern brass light fixture illuminates special pieces: a collection of framed intaglios and an antique rug and bench.

Photograph by Jeff Herr

Norman Askins and Susan Bozeman historic Buckhead home
“The antique leather screen was the starting point for this room, and it evolved into a very Continental feeling and aesthetic,” says Bozeman. The Spanish gilt screen from Mirabella Antiques is complemented by an Empire light fixture and 18th-century bench from Foxglove Antiques. The dining table is custom to accommodate a large group.

Photograph by Jeff Herr

Norman Askins and Susan Bozeman historic Buckhead home
The seating area in the living room faces a grand piano—which the husband plays—and is the site of both formal and informal entertaining, says Bozeman. Linen sofas are accented with Samuel & Sons trim and surrounded by carefully chosen antiques. The 19th-century chinoiserie table is from Parc Monceau.

Photograph by Jeff Herr

Bozeman helped adapt the house for a young family while keeping the look elegant and refined. “The owners love European antiques and art, especially French pieces, so we wanted to convey an Art Deco Parisian feeling to the house,” says the interior designer. Rich colors mingle with brass fixtures and fittings throughout the house, with understated—or, in some cases, no—window treatments to allow those French doors to star.

Norman Askins and Susan Bozeman historic Buckhead home
“We kept the sunporch design eclectic, mixing contemporary and vintage,” says Bozeman. A star chandelier from Circa Lighting joins vintage cane chairs from Foxglove Antiques in the window-filled room.

Photograph by Jeff Herr

Norman Askins and Susan Bozeman historic Buckhead home
“The kitchen is new but looks somewhat of the era,” says Askins, who added windows over the sink to bring in morning light. Other charming features include the Zak + Fox cafe curtains and a marble island with brass legs to enhance the Parisian feeling. Pantry doors are covered in grasscloth and nail heads to add organic texture. Hand-rubbed brass pendants are from Circa Lighting.

Photograph by Jeff Herr

Norman Askins and Susan Bozeman historic Buckhead home
Resembling high-end bathrooms in Europe, the owner’s bath features marble washstands from Waterworks with brass fittings and basketweave tile.

Photograph by Jeff Herr

The homeowner applauds the design duo’s skill at melding old and new. “Norman and Susan understand Atlanta’s gracious homes so well.”

Norman Askins and Susan Bozeman historic Buckhead home
A rug from Mendel Tencer anchors the comfortable family room. The homeowners now use the versatile wood table from Nicholson Gallery as a coffee table, as shown here, but in the past they have turned it on its long edge to use as a console table. The chest with nailhead detailing was chosen to add leather texture.

Photograph by Jeff Herr

Norman Askins and Susan Bozeman historic Buckhead home
An upholstered headboard from the Cameron Collection is a comfortable focal point in the owner’s suite, accented with faux-tortoiseshell lamps from Parc Monceau and lampshades from Edgar-Reeves.

Photograph by Jeff Herr

RESOURCES | Renovation architect: Norman Askins, normanaskins.com Interior designer: Susan Bozeman, susanbozemandesigns.com Foyer Ceiling wallpaper: Schumacher, fschumacher.com. Living room 19th-century chinoiserie coffee table: Parc Monceau, parcmonceauatl.com. Pillows: Foxglove Antiques & Galleries, foxgloveantiques.com. Linen upholstery fabric: Arabel Fabrics, arabelfabrics.com. Trim: Samuel & Sons, samuelandsons.com. Dining room Antique leather screen: Mirabelle Antiques, mirabelleantiques.com. Chandelier and bench: Foxglove Antiques & Galleries. Kitchen Light fixture: Circa Lighting, circalighting.com. Bar stools: L. Drucker, maisonlouisedrucker.com. Cafe curtain fabric: Zak + Fox, zakandfox.com. Family room Rug: Mendel Tencer, mendeltencerflooring.com. Drapery linen: Pindler, pindler.com. Lamp shades: Edgar Reeves Lighting, edgar-reeves.com. Master bedroom Coverlet: Adelene Simple Cloth, adelenesimplecloth.com. Faux tortoise-shell lamps: Parc Monceau. Master bath Sconces: Circa Lighting. Washstand, tub, tile: Waterworks, waterworks.com. Powder room Washstand: Waterworks. French chandelier: Foxglove Antiques & Galleries. Tole sconces: Parc Monceau. Sunporch Light fixture: Circa Lighting. Cane chairs: Foxglove Antiques & Galleries.

This article appears in our Spring 2021 issue of Atlanta Magazine’s HOME.

This home-office haven is both sophisticated and casual

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Room Envy home officeWith a vibe both sophisticated and casual, interior designer Jamie Krywicki Wilson’s workplace is a light and airy retreat. Her family’s renovation of a ’70s ranch in Marietta included an addition on the back, providing the space with 15-foot ceilings.

A nod to midcentury
The white-and-brass sconces from Circa Lighting are a favorite of Jamie’s, used throughout her house for their subtle style.

Wall works
Jamie loves to add texture, so rather than displaying two-dimensional art, she hung African necklaces she found at the Round Top Antiques Fair in Texas and a wall hanging made of small shells.

Storage savvy
Everyday office clutter is relegated to a storage closet, accessed through the door. That way, there’s more room for Jamie and her office mate, Izzie (pictured).

Coastal contrast
Jamie loves the laid-back look of coastal houses, so she chose white-oak floors and shiplap as a beachy homage, but a moody accent wall (Farrow & Ball “Railings”) echoes dark colors used elsewhere in the house. “I love this black-blue because it’s softer than a true black but richer than a gray or navy,” she says.

Leather love
“I will choose a masculine room over a feminine room any day,” says the designer, who opted for these smart-looking leather chairs from Moe’s Home Collection.

Designer tip: A desk doesn’t have to be traditional office furniture. Jamie’s black metal worktop is actually a dining table by Noir that she repurposed. “The pedestal shape offers lots of space if people are sitting around the desk for a meeting,” she says.

This article appears in our March 2021 issue.

Inside a modern, tropical-inspired home in the middle of Brookhaven

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Tropical-inspired retreat Brookhaven
“The extensive roof overhangs, wood-shake roof, and cedar-shake exterior give the house a crisp yet textured appearance,” says architect Joel Kelly. “The materials reinforce that modern-island vibe, and even the stacked stone has a ‘volcanic’ connection due to color and layering.”

Photograph by Rustic White

If Heather and Matt Dozier’s house looks like it could be at home in the South Pacific, then consider this project a success. Heather’s Filipina mother and Matt’s childhood in Hawaii were two major influences, along with the couple’s travels to Southeast Asian destinations like Vietnam.

Tropical-inspired retreat Brookhaven

Tropical-inspired retreat Brookhaven
The courtyard concept enabled the couple to enjoy a private retreat away from the bustle of Brookhaven. The pool’s surface is at ground level, intentionally simple in design with a dark finish. “We wanted it to look like we’d placed a mirror on the ground,” says Heather.

Photograph by Rustic White

“We wanted a modern flair with Asian elements—I guess what you’d call ‘Modern Balinese,’” says Matt, citing their wish list for the custom house: wood, glass, and stone as prominent materials; low-pitched eaves on the roof; and a water element. “My mother asked if we really wanted our house to look like a resort,” says Matt. “And I told her: We absolutely do.”

The house wraps around a courtyard with a sleek pool and firepit. “We wanted a seamless quality of the outside and inside coming together, like you see in Hawaii,” says Heather. “From almost every part of the house, you can see the pool.”

Tropical-inspired retreat Brookhaven
Joel Kelly and Whitney Ray allied their architectural and interior-design talents—respectively—to form Wyeth Ray in 2017, although they both work on individual projects, as well. “We strike a good balance,” says Whitney.

Photograph by Jeff Herr

Tropical-inspired retreat Brookhaven
“The great room is where all of the materials we wanted are joined together, with cherry wood floors, cedar beams, a stacked stone-and-slab fireplace, and the 15 hand-blown glass pendants hung from the ceiling at different heights,” says Whitney. “At night, when you look through the windows, it looks like the lights are lanterns and is really beautiful.” Chairs by Palacek have rope accents, adding another texture in the room.

Photograph by Jeff Herr

Tropical-inspired retreat Brookhaven
The 10-foot-long custom table and benches are by Atlanta-based Skylar Morgan and are made of white oak with a custom finish. A see-through wine storage wall separates the kitchen and dining areas.

Photograph by Jeff Herr

Architect Joel Kelly and principal designer Whitney Ray of Wyeth Ray Interiors brought the project to life, deftly balancing scale and aesthetics. “They showed us images of resorts in Bali and Southeast Asia,” says Whitney, “but the common concept was to create a sense of warmth with layers of natural textures. They wanted a modern home flooded with sunlight.” The great room, with its 15-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling sheer draperies, stacked-stone fireplace, and sculptural play of pendant lights, delivers drama in a calming way. Throughout the house, antiques and natural woods ensure that the modern design feels organic and relaxing.

Tropical-inspired retreat Brookhaven
Two slabs of Cafe Argento marble from Walker Zanger are bookmatched for an artistic—and symmetrical—backsplash in the kitchen. As another focal point, a live-edge bar top continues into a waterfall treatment, complementing other wood in the space.

Photograph by Jeff Herr

Tropical-inspired retreat Brookhaven
A built-in banquette on the back of the wine wall is ideal for coffee or playing cards.

Photograph by Jeff Herr

Tropical-inspired retreat Brookhaven
Lovingly dubbed the “contemplation room” by all, this quiet reading area is anchored by a round hide rug in black and green by Kyle Bunting and two chaises, from Verellen with Perennials fabric. Teak root balls are from A. Tyner Antiques. Drapery fabric is from Romo.

Photograph by Jeff Herr

Heather and Matt, both physicians, are often up before dawn, so the peaceful home is “sanity-saving” after a long day, she says.

“When they’re inside this house and courtyard, they’re essentially in a world of their own,” says Joel. “It’s a resort for everyday living.”

Tropical-inspired retreat Brookhaven
A family room off the kitchen provides a place for relaxing. Aluminum laser-cut screens are custom from Miles and Lincoln, chosen to add metal texture and pattern. Framed tapestries reflect the homeowners’ love of artisan accessories.

Photograph by Jeff Herr

Tropical-inspired retreat Brookhaven
“This bedroom was a really special part of the home,” says Whitney. “Since both homeowners are doctors, we wanted the master bedroom to be a relaxing oasis.” A platform bed upholstered in white linen secures the calm vibe, with unique focal points: a 19th-century Indian ceiling panel from A. Tyner Antiques above the bed and an 18th-century altar table from Joseph Konrad.

Photograph by Jeff Herr

Tropical-inspired retreat Brookhaven
A concrete tub by Native Trails and a single trough sink along the vanity give this master bath rustic elegance.

Photograph by Jeff Herr

Tropical-inspired retreat Brookhaven
Nightstands in the guest bedroom are gray teak roots. Art created out of cocoa sticks and beads is from Made Goods.

Photograph by Jeff Herr

RESOURCES | Architecture Joel Kelly Design, Joel Kelly, joelkelly.com Interior design Wyeth Ray Interiors, Whitney Ray, wyethray.com Contractor Brookside Custom Homes, brooksidefinehomes.com Landscape architect Howard Design Studio, howarddesignstudio.com Great room Sofas: Verellen covered in Perennials fabric, verellen.biz, perennialsfabric.com. Lighting: Tech Lighting through Illuminations Lighting, illumco.com. Drapery fabric: Romo, romo.com. Chairs: Palacek, palacek.com. Contemplation room Rug: Kyle Bunting, kylebunting.com. Dining room Table and benches: Skylar Morgan, skylarmorganfurniture.com. Kitchen backsplash: Cafe Argento through Walker Zanger, walkerzanger.com. Pendants: Tech Lighting. Bar stools: Skylar Morgan. Master bedroom Bedding: Peacock Alley, peacockalley.com. Accent pillow fabric: Jim Thompson Fabrics, jimthompsonfabrics.com. Master bath Tub: Native Trails, nativetrailshome.com. Guest bedroom Teak nightstands: Blaxsand, blaxsand.com. Lamps: Ralph Lauren through Circa Lighting, circalighting.com. Art: Made Goods, madegoods.com. Family room Metal screens: Miles & Lincoln, milesandlincoln.com

This article appears in our Winter 2020 issue of Atlanta Magazine’s HOME.

Room Envy: Colorful recycled light fixtures add whimsy to this kitchenette

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Colorful light fixtures made from recycled bottles were the starting point for this lively kitchenette, a basement remodeling project in Chastain Park by interior designer Sandie Mazzi.

Light art
The homeowner is from Colombia and was familiar with these fun fixtures by Pet Lamp that incorporate Colombian weaving techniques using discarded plastic bottles. “The lights captured a tropical, playful style that reflects their personalities,” says Mazzi. “Every single light fixture is unique.”

Wall statement
Picking up a color from the largest pendant, the wall is covered in a sky-blue geometric tile from Specialty Tile.

The bright side
White cabinetry, a white quartz countertop, and light gray floors (a porcelain tile from Crossville) offer a classic contrast to the blue. A CB2 table and DWR chairs, also in white, maintain the modern vibe.

Floating figures
Open shelves display art collected by the homeowner, including a Jeff Koons puppy vase.

Designer tip: Small spaces can still be very functional. A built-in refrigerator, sink, ice maker, and popcorn machine make snacking convenient, especially since a media room is around the corner.

This article appears in our February 2021 issue.

This Morningside home is both cosmopolitan and comfortable

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Johanna and Jonas Reisinger were attracted to the modern simplicity of this white house on a quiet Morningside street—as well as its structure. “Coming from Stuttgart, Germany, Jonas wanted a house made of cinder block and concrete, not wood frame and plywood, which is so common in the U.S.,” says Johanna. “Our home is basically a bunker—you can’t get a cell-phone signal unless you walk outside!”

Photograph by Lauren Rubinstein

Johanna and Jonas Reisinger describe their style as “a blend of European simplicity with Southern comfort.” After all, Johanna is a native Atlantan, and Jonas grew up in Stuttgart, Germany. A modern home in Morningside, originally designed by architect Brad Heppner, provided a polished setting for distilling the best of both their worlds.

The inviting living room sofa by Rolf Benz was made in Stuttgart, Germany, Jonas’s hometown. A rug from Moattar picks up shades of purple found in the club chair and kaleidoscopic art by local painter Mark Boomershine. “Mark and I share a similar background, coming from multigenerational car-business families in Atlanta, and we’ve both moved onto our next chapters now,” says Johanna. “I love the California vibe the painting brings to the space.”

Photograph by Lauren Rubinstein

ill Musso and Jessica Park of Musso Design Group incorporated family antiques into a modern interior.

Photograph by Lauren Rubinstein

“We wanted a ‘wow’ moment in the entryway,” says Musso, who paired a lively Phillip Jeffries wallcovering with this sculptural chair by Agrippa, based in Spain.

Photograph by Lauren Rubinstein

Interior designers Bill Musso and Jessica Park of Musso Design Group incorporated family antiques and rich colors while keeping the clean lines intact. The residence was built in 2008, but its open floorplan, eye-catching staircase, and large-scale windows still feel up to date and striking, says Bill. “The house almost feels like something on the West Coast—modern and classic,” he adds.

The sunny dining area benefits from floor-to-ceiling metal windows overlooking the pool. A custom leather banquette by Bjork Studio is a subtle reference to streamlined upholstery in a luxury car. It’s softened by floral pillows and rosy velvet club chairs. The walnut table has a live edge. “Johanna and Jonas like stories behind things and how artisans work,” says Musso.

Photograph by Lauren Rubinstein

|An impressive—but low-maintenance—backyard includes a pool, hot tub, and “Zen garden,” with artfully arranged planters and river rocks. Lounge chairs from RH and an outdoor table and chairs from Tritter Feefer offer seating in the sun or shade.

Photograph by Lauren Rubinstein

The designers and homeowners mixed European-made furniture with custom and sentimental items. A music room is filled with inherited pieces of a timeless style from Johanna’s late mother: a vintage Eames chair, a reupholstered chaise, and framed album covers.

“We call this the music room, and it’s a hidden gem,” says Johanna. “It’s nice to begin small dinner parties there with a cocktail.” Framed record albums that belonged to Johanna’s mother add charm and a warm, personal vibe. A vintage Eames chair—still pristine in white leather—stands out against the walls and bookcases painted “Iron Ore” by Sherwin-Williams.

Photograph by Lauren Rubinstein

The designers kept the color palette neutral in the master bedroom to create a restful space, with a throw by Missoni adding subtle pattern and texture.

Photograph by Lauren Rubinstein

The home’s vintage spirit, sleek lines, and clever engineering are fitting for the owners, who both long worked in the auto industry. “Our years working with Mercedes-Benz have certainly influenced our style,” says Johanna. Cases in point: a cantilevered, “draw-bridge” entry door into the basement and loft-style, floating metal-and-wood stairs. “The materials feel organic and luxurious at the same time, much like a luxury vehicle,” adds Johanna. “With a car or a home, you certainly want comfort and style. Those details matter.”

RESOURCES | Interior design: Bill Musso and Jessica Park, Musso Design Group,
mussodesigngroup.com Architecture: Bradley E. Heppner Architecture, bradleyeheppner.com Landscaping: Pengelly’s Landscape & Garden, pengellyslandscape.com Entryway Wallpaper: Phillip Jeffries, phillipjeffries.com. Chair: Agrippa America, Agrippa-america.com. Rug: Designer Carpets, designercarpets.com. Mirror: Arteriors, arteriors.com. Living room Console: Switch Modern, 670 14th Street, switchmodern.com. Sofa: Rolf Benz, rolf-benz.com. Swivel chair and fabric, side table: Donghia, donghia.com. Rug: Designer Carpets. Table: Context Gallery, contextgallery.com. Art glass: SkLO, sklo.com. Dining area Dining table: Switch Modern. Custom banquette: Bjork Studio, 1200 Old Chattahoochee Avenue, bjorkstudio.com. Banquette leather: Holly Hunt, hollyhunt.com. Chairs: Phase Design, phasedesignonline.com. Chair fabric: Romo, romo.com. Music room Rug: Moattar, moattar.com. Barrel chair fabric: Armani, Armani.com. Master bedroom Nightstands: Mr. Brown London, mrbrownhome.com. Throw: Missoni, missoni.com. Console: Pricinsky Custom, Inc., pricinskycustom.com. Back yard Lounge chairs and sectional: RH Modern, rhmodern.com. Table and chairs: Tritter Feefer, tritterfeefer.com.

This article appears in our Fall 2020 issue of Atlanta Magazine’s HOME.

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