Sydney Harbour Paint Company

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles // Home for the Holidays

ABOUT THE SHOWHOUSE // Several months ago, we received the distinct honor of being invited to design a space in the prestigious Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles' Home for the Holidays showhouse. The annual showhouse is a one-of-a-kind holiday experience and in 2014 it featured a newly constructed English-style home in Atlanta’s upscale Buckhead neighborhood. The 7,200-square-foot home built by Sheehan Built Homes was inspired by the arts and crafts style developed by Sir Edwin Lutyens of England in the late 1800s and early 1900s. A stone and brick façade carries the steep roof with large windows and cut stone quoins and headers, reminiscent of Lutyens designs, throughout. The interior boasts four bedrooms and four bathrooms along with a study and sitting room. Perched atop a hill, the home’s large-scale backyard is a focal point featuring a heavily canopied landscape.  The luxury home showcases the work of acclaimed local and national designers (eeeek... that includes us!!) who were selected to put their touches on each room to create a true designer showhouse. The home was open to the public for tours in November and early December 2014 and proceeds from the event benefitted the Southeastern Horticultural Society’s Learning Gardens and Farms

ABOUT CLOTH & KIND'S SPACES //  Given the tucked away location of the vestibule and bonus room, on the second floor - above the three car garage, we were inspired to turn the adjoining spaces into an alluring destination in the home - a seductive and modern day speakeasy.  A cheeky nod to the blind tiger, as speakeasies were often referred to during the prohibition era, we swathed the walls of the vestibule in ZAK+FOX’s luxurious Khaden tiger print fabric.  Dark and sultry trim, ceilings and walls in Sydney Harbour Paint’s Jaguar sets the mood and creates the ideal backdrop upon which a myriad of geometric shapes are echoed throughout the bonus room in watery shades of cream, blue & indigo, plum, blush pink and neutral. Just as speakeasies did in their day, the bonus room beckons with promises of lounging and frivolity - cocktails, cards, dancing and an abundance of comfortable seating in an inviting salon.  Paired with a mid-century bar, and a trio of old rail car barstools found on the side of the road, saddling up to the bar has never been so stylish. True to CLOTH & KIND’s vibe, the two spaces are layered with history and heart, with story and substance. The ultimate mix of vintage, modern, textures, art, colors and of course, layers upon layers of unique textiles create the ultimate destination in this stately Habersham home. And, PS, we just had a blast designing these spaces! You can find full coverage of the house, including our spaces, in the February 2015 issue of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine. Please also enjoy these photos, taken by our dear photographer Sarah Dorio, for our Portfolio.

THE VESTIBULE //

AHL Home for the Holidays Showhouse // CLOTH & KIND
AHL Home for the Holidays Showhouse // CLOTH & KIND
AHL Home for the Holidays Showhouse // CLOTH & KIND
AHL Home for the Holidays Showhouse // CLOTH & KIND

THE BONUS ROOM //

AHL Home for the Holidays Showhouse // CLOTH & KIND
AHL Home for the Holidays Showhouse // CLOTH & KIND
AHL Home for the Holidays Showhouse // CLOTH & KIND
AHL Home for the Holidays Showhouse // CLOTH & KIND
AHL Home for the Holidays Showhouse // CLOTH & KIND
AHL Home for the Holidays Showhouse // CLOTH & KIND
AHL Home for the Holidays Showhouse // CLOTH & KIND
AHL Home for the Holidays Showhouse // CLOTH & KIND
AHL Home for the Holidays Showhouse // CLOTH & KIND
AHL Home for the Holidays Showhouse // CLOTH & KIND
AHL Home for the Holidays Showhouse // CLOTH & KIND