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Beth Kooby gets excited just talking about tile. With style that ranges from bold and geometric to soft and organic, Kooby is an expert at mixing and matching the colors, textures, and patterns that tile injects into a room. She gave us a tour of her favorite showrooms for chic surfaces in Atlanta.
New homeowners of the heavily wooded 2.5 acres in Buckhead’s tony Tuxedo Park razed the 1971 residence to its original foundation. Harrison Design Modern Studio Director Robert Tretsch conceptualized a new house on the same footprint, which gently meanders toward the creek. An anomaly for the 21st century, this rambling layout has the effect of making the residence appear much more humble than its nearly 14,000 square feet—at least when viewed from the street.
In Denmark, the word hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) conjures up an abstract notion of coziness, harmony, intimacy, and togetherness. Danes live and die by this concept. It connotes a relaxed, mindful, egalitarian lifestyle—made easier with glowing candlelight, a steaming mug, and a snug throw.
“Bathrooms are spaces with lots of hard surfaces,” says interior designer Breckyn Alexander. To warm up the tile and metal in this teenage girls’ bath, the Athens-based pro, who also owns a home furnishings boutique, incorporated design elements typically spotted in other areas of a house: salvaged doors, antique rugs, and conversation-piece lighting.
"As an interior designer and buyer with Mathews Furniture + Design, I’m fortunate to travel the world. This exposure inspires me to mix different styles. I adore combining classic richness with something exotic and bold. Fashion is also a big influence on my work."
Luxurious decor and bath products from Kohler, Anthropologie, Ona Atlanta, Waterworks, and more
In the heart of Buckhead’s haute revival, high-end boutiques are now mixed with plumbing suppliers—where clients are offered the highest level of personal attention, quality refreshments, and customization.