Editor’s note: Today I am wearing a dress from Diane von Furstenberg and shoes from Chanel.
Happy Friday!!! What a whirlwind day! I met clients in Dallas to see the slabs that I picked out for their home. If you have never heard of The Stone Boutique on Slocum....it is amazing. They can actually lay out the room and show you the slabs that will be cut for the space. My clients loved what I picked out— so we had a great meeting. We then went to look at the rugs I had selected...another great meeting. Then on to outdoor furniture. We crammed a lot into a window of 3 hours!!! I picked up their custom mosaic border that was hot off the presses from Ann Sacks..... so all in all a productive Friday! Lacie Rue stayed back in the office with Mackenzie .... she is happiest when she is at “The Workplace.” Riley is flying in late tonight so she can attend my uncle’s funeral tomorrow. It has left a hole in my heart since I heard the news on Monday…tomorrow morning will be hard. It is always hard to say goodbye...even though he had 92 years of a life well lived. There is never a good time to lose a loved one. I am proud of myself for finishing my Christmas cards so early and almost all of my wrapping... but I am especially glad since this weekend will be devoted to family. Family comes first....always and forever.
Today’s article we found on line with Southern Home. This home in Atlanta was designed to feel like “an Italian apartment in a dusty old palazzo” in Italy. The rooms are stunning. Designer John Oetgen has been friends with the home owner for over 40 years..... so he truly knows her style.
Enjoy this beautiful home and have a wonderful weekend. The holidays are upon us!!!! Enjoy!!!!
The goal of the dining room was for it to feel “like an old Dutch painting.” There is an odd mix of chairs....a collected feeling... and the fabrics are vintage. The ceiling treatment is very “rural Italian” with the stacked beams. The marble floor is stunning.
The living room was designed to make it feel like the view out the windows would be the Vatican or St. Mark’s Square. It has a “collected over time” feel that includes fine pieces mixed with pieces from the flea market. I love it!!!
Such a beautiful and clean-lined kitchen. The cabinets reaching all the way to the ceiling allow for the crisp space with no cabinets by the sink. The herringbone floor is lovely.
This is a more intimate dining setting. The antique Scandinavian chairs and the bookcases behind glass displaying a wealth of collected accessories makes the space very personal .
The entry hall features huge panels of blown up 18th-century Indian Raj hunting scenes. The old rusted French table in the center speaks for itself with the cool stone sculptures below.
This room is such my personal style...especially the odd assortment of art hung together on the wall over the sofa. I think hanging art like this really makes you study each piece more. The hide on top of the sisal is so fine. Since I have a real thing about antique boxes..... the large one on the cocktail table makes my heart sing big!!!
The master bedroom boasts 12 foot ceilings.... which accommodate the stunning tapestry behind the bed beautifully !!!!!! What a grand setting!!!
Yes...yes....and yes!!!!!!!!! The roman shade taken all the way to the tall ceiling and that mirrored pair of doors is SO glamorous . After I drop off my clothes in the guest room I want to spend time in this bathroom. Glamour to the fullest!!! What a fabulous home!!!
Oh those draperies and the screens placed in front!!!!!!! I want to stay in this guest room!!!!! So happy!!
“This Atlanta Home Transports You Straight to Romantic Italy” article featured on www.southernhomemagazine.com
Photography by Emily Followill
Text by Lydia Somerville
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My dinner last night was roasted chicken breast and salad with La Martinique dressing and parmesan crisps.
Such a wonderful song!