A creative couple puts their own whimsical spin on an East Atlanta cottage

If Megan and Austin Sirkin’s house looks like it could be in a Wes Anderson film—with its saturated color palette and vintage interior design—that’s not an accident. “I think we ended up with something of a cross between Hayao Miyazaki and Wes Anderson, which is pretty much perfect for us,” says Megan, referring to the Japanese animator and American filmmaker, respectively. “Warm and inviting, from some ambiguous time in the past, and full of charming little moments of joy.”

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A creative couple puts their own whimsical spin on an East Atlanta cottage

If Megan and Austin Sirkin’s house looks like it could be in a Wes Anderson film—with its saturated color palette and vintage interior design—that’s not an accident. “I think we ended up with something of a cross between Hayao Miyazaki and Wes Anderson, which is pretty much perfect for us,” says Megan, referring to the Japanese animator and American filmmaker, respectively. “Warm and inviting, from some ambiguous time in the past, and full of charming little moments of joy.”

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