Contemporary artist Joe Adams has restored several historic houses in his hometown of Macon, and this one proved to be the perfect space for his working studio and a gallery.
Atop a forested ridge in Ellijay sits a unique hunters cabin. The trophies in this board-and-batten retreat are tulip chairs and abstract art, not stuffed bucks and wildcats.
During its 116-year life, Decatur’s Miley Bright Farmhouse has been many things: a gentleman’s city retreat, working farm and dairy, dilapidated boarding house, private home, and most recently, bed and breakfast.
After buying a unit in the Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Sally and Trav Paulk enlisted interior designer Tiffany Hinton of Lola Interiors in Fernandina Beach to bring in rich color, cool furnishings, and clever architectural features.
This Morningside Tudor was carefully renovated by Norman Askins to include modern luxuries.
When Cathy Groome was asked to describe the style of house she wanted, “Southern-European” was the best she could come up with. But architects Craig Dixon and Todd Pritchett got it right away. The house is tucked into a wooded enclave of cottage-style homes in Vinings that Chip developed on a 2.5-acre piece of property, all with a European sensibility.
When it was time to select furnishings, Melanie Turner had an inspiration: Let’s use the color plum as a motif throughout the house, as a playful reference to the homeowners’ last name, Plumb. Shades of plum appear in window treatments, pillows, and upholstery.
Constructed in the 1990s when English Country style reached the peak of its popularity, the house was formerly layered with British antiques and chintz. Bradley Odom—whose grandfather was an upholsterer and who sells his own furniture line—freshened up some of the heirloom pieces, especially occasional chairs, with updated fabrics.
One of Britt Bass Turner's creative passions is transforming the home she recently bought with her husband, Render. Previous owners had already knocked down walls and modernized the ranch house, allowing Britt and Ren to concentrate on the fun part.
“I think they’ve created an ideal urban retreat,” says interior designer Lyndsy Woods, “with the best of everything: modern amenities, views from the backyard, and city access walking.”