For our fifth annual Whole Home project, we tried something new: Instead of building a house from the ground up, we found an historic Atlanta home in need of some TLC. Then, we asked a team of forward-thinking designers to bring it back to its former glory with modern family living in mind.
The first step for our project, set atop a lush tree-filled lot in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, was partnering with Ladisic Fine Homes and architectural firm Pak Heydt & Associates to breathe new life into the historic Chastain Park Tudor. Renovating an existing property for our annual Whole Home build felt especially meaningful in today’s limited housing market, where buyers are choosing location over perhaps their first choice home.
Twelve acclaimed interior designers took part in the project: Ariene Bethea, Ashley Gilbreath, Brynn Olson, DuVäl Reynolds, Jonathan Savage, Keia McSwain, Leanne Ford, Lisa Adams, Mark Williams, Niki Papadopoulos, Whittney Parkinson, and Zoë Feldman. With a variety of design styles and concepts, the group completely reinvigorated the home’s 11,000 square feet—both indoors and out—to create areas dedicated to living better at home: from designated work spaces to rooms that are all about kicking your feet up, all on display in House Beautiful’s Renovation Issue, on newsstands December 6th—and on housebeautiful.com right now. Open to the public between December 3rd and December 17th on select days. Buy your tickets here: Here
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House Beautiful’s 2022 Whole Home welcomes returning partners including: Signature Kitchen Suite, as the official appliance sponsor, as well as Architectural Grille, Caesarstone, Circa, Elkay, Fabricut, Farrow & Ball, Fibreworks, Grothouse, LG STUDIO, Morris & Co., Phillip Jeffries, Schlage, Serena & Lily, Stearns & Foster, Trane, and Sanderson. New sponsors for 2022 include: Ann Sacks, Arte, Crate & Barrel, Francois & Co., Frontgate, Lee Industries, Pella, Minted, Regions Bank, Rocky Mountain Hardware and Wayfair.
House Beautiful has also partnered with Our House, an Atlanta-based charity that provides shelter, education and childcare for families experiencing homelessness, along with Wellness Within Your Walls, an internationally-recognized resource group created to provide education and guidance on toxins in the living environment.
Savage Interior Design, Nashville, TN
Designer Jonathan Savage conceives a truly multitasking space that functions both as a formal dining room for Sunday suppers, and as a quiet library for getting lost in a great book.
Whittney Parkinson Design, Indianapolis, IN
Whittney Parkinson brings her traditional design approach to the next-level with kitchen and entertaining spaces packed with smart organizational ideas. The oversized eat-in kitchen sits adjacent to the walk-in scullery and pantry, plus a large wine room to protect your treasured vintages.
Zoë Feldman Design, Washington, D.C.
Zoë Feldman’s modern interpretation of traditional design principles comes to life in the spacious sitting room between the kitchen and the covered porch–making it perfect for gathering after-dinner guests or serving as a transitional indoor/outdoor space for lingering summer nights.
Dressing Rooms Interiors Studio, Charlotte, NC
Dressing Rooms Interiors principal Ariene Bethea imagines two personality-packed work-from-home spaces designed for optimal efficiency with everything you need at your fingertips. From colors that boost creativity to smart home office technology and a wet bar–you can work privately or create a boardroom environment with views of the surrounding gardens.
Mark Williams Design, Atlanta, GA
The generously appointed Primary Suite stands as a separate wing of the home. Designed by Atlanta-based Mark Williams and Niki Papadopoulos, the space is complete with sleeping quarters, a sitting room overlooking the yard, along with a breakfast bar, two bathrooms and two walk-in closets.
LA Closet Design, Los Angeles
Two custom-built walk-in closets from designer Lisa Adams—formerly of Bravo’s Million Dollar Closet—offer thoughtful storage solutions for keeping your wardrobe and accessories easily accessible.
Brynn Olson Design Group, Chicago
Upstairs, Brynn Olson imagines two separate bedroom suites as soothing retreats packed with creature comforts – one features a soaring window to the lush landscaping, the second draws on luxe inspiration from her favorite hotels.
DuVäl Design LLC, Fairfax, VA
Recognizing the need for a homeowner (or guest!) to disconnect, designer DuVäl Reynolds created a cozy introvert’s escape complete with a hidden room that will transport you from the daily grind to total Zen – even if it’s just for a moment.
Leanne Ford Interiors, Pittsburgh, PA
Design super star Leanne Ford showcases her new line with Crate & Barrel. A two room suite gives space for the study area to double as a slumber party room, while the dedicated sleeping quarters offer a grown-up design sensibility that feels timeless.
Kimberly + Cameron Interiors, Denver, CO
Keia McSwain designs the family’s media room with game space for reconnecting with each other and plush seating for streaming movies on the big screen well into the evening hours. It’s built for every age group in the house, with a wet bar for age appropriate cocktail hours and a microwave for keeping the popcorn popping.
Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design, Montgomery, AL
In a special partnership with retail brand Frontgate, Ashley Gilbreath brings her Southern sensibility to the expansive outdoor spaces: a covered porch, custom pool with spa jacuzzi, intimate fire pit and a well-appointed outdoor kitchen.
To tour the house in person in Atlanta, buy tickets here. 100% of ticket proceeds benefit Our House.
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I am the Market Director for House Beautiful. At any given point I’m searching for my next foodie and design-related travel adventure, drinking a nice pour of bourbon or a perfectly poured martini, or searching for my dream home in Mexico/North Carolina. My personal design style: lots of pattern, color and art on every surface.