Bold Design - Classic Home

Before continuing on my little journey across the south I just had to show you what caught my attention on the latest edition of Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Magazine. It is fun when you live in different parts of the country to see what others are doing.

This was the cover....I am usually drawn to most anything black and geometrics are a great way to update a traditional look. I like what the designer Margaret Bosbyshell said, "I like to think that my signature is helping clients create their own look." She has also said she is not known for one certain style. I can certainly stretches us as designers to explore other styles. There was no exterior picture of this home but it is purported to be one of the oldest in Buckhead.

The owners had moved from California and purchased the home that had been renovated in the early 1930's by architect Neel Reid. They wanted to preserve the home's original design elements but also give it some glamour. Throughout the home, the colors are bright and do not blend into one another with the color palette in the neutral tones. I adore the "Athens" chairs from Kravet and the geometric carpet. How do you like the acrylic coffee table from Travis and Company? Throughout the home the owners wanted to preserve the architect's original plaster molding. It is quite stunning.

This is the other end of the room. Isn't that mantel to die for? Another original by Neel Reid. I like the idea of the four beautifully upholstered chairs turned towards one another, great design for intimate conversations. Have you noticed that the color comes from the contemporary artwork? Just love it...simple, but WOW!

Originally a sunroom, now a dining room with the most intricate lattice-lined walls painted with Sherwin-Williams SW7012-Creamy. The dots on the chairs are hand painted....notice the window pane mirror to open up the room. Just beautiful.

This is an original entry and features Neel Reid's ironwork on the stair railing. Another geometric rug, a pop of color with the pillow on the chair.

By keeping the furnishings white, the wallpaper can be the focal point in this room. The custom linens provide continuity with that fabulous green.

The master bedroom with gorgeous Leontine linens and sitting area on the opposite side of the room with an oh so beautiful mantel and sconces.

Margaret Bosbyshell

The owners of the home are fans of Dorothy Draper and together with Margaret they incorporated many of her design elements. Graphic fabrics, neoclassical motifs and bold black-and-white striped patterns are seen throughout.

photographed by Erica George Dines
text taken from article by Sarah Gleim


  1. Although many people love lattice work, I have just never really liked it. In this house, though, the way it is used on the ceiling and the walls in the dining room is great looking! I agree with you - what a classic, beautifully designed home.

  2. wow, who knew ?
    you are a 'black' person too ?
    i love it.

    this a beautiful post !

    i really do love the latticed interior walls.


  3. Thanks for posting Michelle Morelan's wonderful rendering of my townhouse in your sidebar!!!

  4. Gorgeous mix! We all love white these day don't we?
    And Renae who is your cute friend in your photo?


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