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Vacation homes should be about fun, not chores, so celebrity interior designer and TV host Vern Yip created a low-maintenance courtyard at his family’s Rosemary Beach house, an escape from daily life in Atlanta.
More than just a room for the washer and dryer, this multipurpose area was dubbed “the family studio” by homeowner Alea Moore, her husband, and four children.
Homeowner Matthew Quinn had to catch his breath when he first walked into this empty penthouse. The lush rooftop rooms are decked out for entertaining and provide incredible views of downtown and west Atlanta.
The superheroes in this spiffy redo are paint and fabric, two relatively inexpensive investments with a lot of power. The Peachtree City home office once languished with cherry cabinets and gold wall paint until local design firm Steiner Pope came to the rescue.
An affinity for the Beatles was the starting point for John Byrne’s office, where the retired Coca-Cola exec now relaxes among his beloved British icons. Cartersville-based interior designer Beverly Baribault deftly channeled Carnaby Street—circa 1968—throughout the space.
Making the most of a 1920s Poncey-Highland house, architect Roger DeWeese tapped into unused attic space to create a spacious master bath. “Since the upstairs windows look directly into a tree canopy, we made it a modern ‘treehouse’ experience.”
Bravo to kitchens that function well—without a predictable recipe of ingredients. For a clean look, builder and designer Pam Sessions located the refrigerator and small appliances in an adjacent pantry and forewent the ubiquitous barstools for a luxurious banquette.
Combine a ’70s lounge with an old-school Western lodge, and you’ll get this funky den, says interior designer Beth Kooby Sobbott. She created a cozy place for the Marietta homeowner to play slide guitar and wet his whistle.
Loving all things midcentury, Laird Memory and her husband, Matt Bunting, updated their circa-1951 ranch off Collier Road while keeping the era’s cool vibe. The remodeled dining room (which was once a porch) features 11-foot-tall ceilings, oversized windows, and some sassy decor.
Light and understated was never the personality of this loft—or its owner—says interior designer Gina Sims, who amped up this plain kitchen with layers of bold features. Homeowner Cati Teague specified “awesome and green,” which sent Sims on a hunt for the perfect backsplash tile.