Explore an antique- and art-filled condo located just across the street from the High Museum

“Our aim was to create a traditional jewel box that fits [the homeowner's] style.” says designer Heather Dewberry

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One Museum Place Condo
“We wanted to wow everyone when they stepped off the elevator and felt that a pretty, scenic mural would make a beautiful entry point,” says designer Heather Dewberry. A vintage mirror painted chalky white feels fresh against the rich hues.

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Nothing can beat Marsha Taylor’s view every morning: a clear shot of the iconic Rodin sculpture at the High Museum. “I can’t tell you how happy that makes me,” she says. The longtime art-lover left a larger family home on a quiet Buckhead street behind, eager to be part of the vibrant Midtown cultural scene, and filled her new 2,300-square-foot condo in One Museum Place with her most treasured pieces.

One Museum Place Condo
A coveted piece of land across from the High Museum was reimagined as an upscale, modern condo community by developer John Wieland.

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One Museum Place Condo
Designer Heather Dewberry of Huff-Dewberry has worked with the homeowner for 20 years. The bamboo slipper chair is from Hickory Chair, in Hazelton House fabric.

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The building’s modern architecture provided a blank slate for Marsha’s traditional taste, and she enlisted designer Heather Dewberry of Huff-Dewberry to pull it off. “Our vision for designing her new home: Make it like an updated French pied-a-terre,” says Heather, who has worked with the homeowner for 20 years. “We incorporated a few transitional elements to keep it fresh, but our aim was to create a traditional jewel box that fits her style.”

An elegant entryway right off the elevator sets the tone. Heather commissioned artist Mary Frances to paint a garden scene filled with peonies and pagodas to reflect Marsha’s love of chinoiserie, a theme that continues through the home. A green velvet settee used in a previous house was the perfect piece of furniture for the verdant hallway, complemented by yellow curtains that frame the window view toward the High.

One Museum Place Condo
Heather chose a transitional light fixture from Circa Lighting to join more formal features in the dining area: an antique wallpaper screen and French chairs.

Photograph by Rustic White

One Museum Place Condo

Photograph by Rustic White

One Museum Place Condo

Photograph by Rustic White

Marsha’s collection of antiques and art was a guiding force, as she and Heather made sure longtime favorites were displayed prominently, sometimes updated in a fresh fabric. Vibrant color also plays a leading role. “Blue, green, and lavender have been favorites for many years,” says Heather of their projects together. “We added a soft orange to the mix this time, as well as some deep hot pinks.” Lively fabric patterns and wallpapers become a version of art throughout the home.

One Museum Place Condo
Some tweaking of the floorplan before construction made the condo more to Marsha’s liking, resulting in a smaller kitchen to allow for a larger living room. Ebony cabinets and a blue island are accented with pagoda lanterns. Appliances are Gaggenau.

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One Museum Place Condo
Many pieces in this sitting room were brought along from Marsha’s former home. The antique Italian prints with green marbleized mattes were in her childhood home, and the sofa was recovered in green strie with ivory trim. The gold mica wallpaper from Thibaut adds sparkle.

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As happy as she is with her new place, Marsha is thrilled to walk out the door and explore. She says she’s constantly exploring the cultural offerings in Midtown and has already picked out favorite places for breakfast, lunch, and dinner within blocks. “I can’t say enough about my neighborhood,” Marsha says. “I feel like I moved to a new town.”

One Museum Place Condo
Marsha’s former career in fashion influenced this feminine master bedroom in hot pink, making a statement with its Scalamandre toile upholstery and Parc Monceau antique settee recovered in velvet. Linens are by JJA Linens.

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One Museum Place Condo
“When we presented this China Seas lavender wallpaper to Marsha, it was a resounding ‘yes,’” says Heather. “The chandelier that hangs in here is from her former dining room and has lavender crystals, so this paper perfectly fit the bill.”

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One Museum Place Condo
A lavender fabric from China Seas wraps the guest bedroom in
patterned charm.

Photograph by Rustic White

 

RESOURCES | Interior designer: Heather Dewberry, huffdewberry.com
Sitting room
Bamboo chairs: Hickory Chair, hickorychair.com. Chair fabric: Hazelton House, hazeltonhouse.com. Living room “Face” paintings: Jamali, jamali.com.
Abstract art: Carolyn Carr, carolyncarr.com. Dining room Light fixture (with custom shades): Circa Lighting, circalighting.com. Bar Wallpaper: Brunschwig & Fils, brunschwig.com. Master bedroom Settee: Parc Monceau, parcmonceauatl.com. Bed linens: Jenny Johnson Allen, jennyjohnsonallen.com. Powder room Wallpaper: quadrillefabrics.com.

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