Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Today I want to share a bathroom design that we finished a little while ago. We worked very closely with Mary Kathryn Timoney from Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio and we are thrilled with how it turned out!

Here is a peak:


Technically this is the closet but it was too fun not to share...

We hope you enjoyed! 

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Monday, April 7, 2014

BEFORE & AFTER :: A kitchen & living room transformation!

Last week we finished up a big kitchen install in Atlanta for one of the sweetest clients. Sadly the back splash is backordered and the cabinet hardware isn't being installed until this week but we just couldn't wait to share the project with you!

Here are a few BEFORE pictures:


Little dark and cluttered, don't you think? Get ready for a serious transformation....

As our client put it... Here's a look at her new "grown up" living room and kitchen:

Can I just pause for a second to talk about that amazing slab of marble on the island.... How beautiful is that?! Many thanks to Marmi Natural Stone for that chunk of honed Imperial Danby from Vermont. 


Here is a little peek at the new backsplash for those who are curious....

Before we left on Friday our client said, "I feel like I'm in a picture!" It's always great when a client is happy with their project and even better when you can tell that appreciate all your hard work. 

Keep your eyes peeled for new pics once that pretty backsplash gets installed! 

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Best of Houzz 2014

We are thrilled to announce that we have been voted Best of Houzz for 2014! Below is a press release explaining a little more about the award: 


The Design Atelier of Atlanta Receives

Best Of Houzz 2014 Award

Annual Survey and Analysis of 16 Million Monthly Users

Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals

Atlanta, GA, February 4, 2014 – The Design Atelier of Atlanta, GA has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The high-end residential and commercial firm was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.


The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2013. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 16 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers,” who saved more than 230 million professional images of home interiors and exteriors to their personal ideabooks via the Houzz site, iPad/iPhone app and Android app. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2014” badge on their profiles, showing the Houzz community their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz. 

“Houzz provides homeowners with the most comprehensive view of a home improvement professional on the Web, empowering them to find and hire the right professional to execute their vision,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize The Design Atelier among our “Best Of” professionals for design as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

With Houzz, homeowners can identify not only the top-rated professionals like The Design Atelier, but also those whose work matches their own aspirations for their home. Homeowners can also evaluate professionals by contacting them directly on the Houzz platform, asking questions about their work and reviewing their responses to questions from others in the Houzz community.

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We hope you will follow us on Houzz for a look at some of our recent projects!

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Thursday, February 27, 2014


One of our latest little projects is a master bedroom for a sweet couple in Atlanta. They like vibrant colors and want to keep their existing furniture. Since the headboard is really short, we decided to use fabric to bring some height to the space. 

Here is some of our inspiration for the drape....

(photos taken from Pinterest)

We love the bedding on this one....
Bedding available at Leontine Linens
Draping behind a bed is also a great solution when a room has a lot of windows! It allows you to create a beautiful backdrop for the bed and no one will ever know that you blocked a window. 

Insider tip: You MUST use blackout lined drapery or sun will shine through and ruin the secret!

In the bedroom below, there is a set of french doors behind the bed. Since there was plenty of daylight coming into the room through 2 other sets of doors, draping off the wall was the perfect solution! And it adds texture and softness creating a very peaceful master bedroom. 

Photo taken from a House Beautiful.

What do you think about drapery behind a bed? Let us know your thoughts! 

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014


It's a snowy, icy day here in Atlanta so we are working from home yet again. Extra thankful for warm houses and stocked pantries!! And crossing our fingers in hopes that the power stays on! 

All this cold weather can't help but make us think about snuggling by a warm fire. We adore beautiful fireplaces and want to share some of our favorite designs with you.

This traditional style mantle is made more modern by painting it the same
color as the wall and adding a dark surround. I love how the detail of
the trim stands out even though it is the same shade as the walls!

Stone fireplaces are a huge trend right now and we are not complaining!
Its detailed yet simple style complements the herringbone tile perfectly. 
If you're looking for a great looking stone fireplace, check out Francois & Co. It is one of  our favorite resources!

This greige and black combination has such classic lines in a modern color scheme.  

"Refined Rustic" is one of our favorite styles right now.
Crisp, cream walls and dark wood beams are a lovely combination.

Scale makes such a difference when it comes to design.
This mammoth mantle is not right for every space but it is the perfect
complement to this room with beautiful vaulted ceilings. 

I mean... Does it get much more perfect than this??
This picturesque design by Ferguson & Shamamian Architects
is one of my favorite outdoor fireplaces. 

Here is a fireplace design we recently completed: 

With detailed moulding on the ceiling and walls, its nice to keep
the fireplace simple. Strong veining in the marble surround
allows it to hold its own ground against the rest of the detailed design. 

Hope all of you are surviving the storm and staying warm next to a beautiful fireplace!  

Thursday, February 6, 2014


I don't know about y'all.... But I'm pretty thankful last week is over! Here in Atlanta we survived a snowstorm that caused major traffic issues. As if we didn't have enough of that already!!

As the snowflakes started falling, we were right in the middle of installing our display at the Cathedral's Antiques Show. Not the best timing in the world. After two days being cancelled, we were finally able to put the finishing touches on our showroom. So thankful that it all worked out and the show was able to go on!

If you missed our last post, you can read about our inspiration here
This is the photo that inspired it all: 

Here are some photos of the finished product: "Annie Oakley's Outdoor Life"
(Please excuse the poor quality of my iPhone pics.)

We laid down tarps and covered them with sand and pea-gravel to offer the full experience of being out West.   

Jack from Chuck's Firearms very generously loaned us all of the antique gun memorabilia including his personal Winchester .22 rifle. We were thrilled to have such beautiful and accurate pieces on display! 



Many, many thanks to the wonderful vendors who let us borrow their beautiful antiques for the show: 14th Street Antiques Market, Brooks and Black Fine Art and Framing, Chuck's Firearms, E. Lawrence, Edgar Reeves, Erika Reade, The Nicholson Gallery, Moattar, and Robuck.

And a big shout out to our talented florist, John Grady Burns of Flora for his beautiful floral and succulent arrangements! 

Let us know what you think about our take of Annie Oakley's Outdoor Life! We hope you enjoyed taking a step back in time.