Notice the Chinese guard dog (Fu dogs) bookends on the mantle. And now, imagine me kicking myself. As I spent time in New Canaan, Connecticut, last weekend, I stopped into a delightful antique shop, and what caught my eye? What prompted the owner to engage with me conversation? Drop the price even? A similar, nearly identical pair of 19th century bookends. Now, if we’re being honest, I probably couldn’t have afforded them, but they, of all the items in the shop, caught my eye, and I missed my chance should I have wanted to take it. But enough with my woes.
Interior designer Jimmy Stanton, whose shop, Stanton Home Furnishings in Atlanta, Georgia, demonstrates his well-trained eye for blending traditional items with unique and found objects in his Madison 1831 Greek Revival abode. Featured in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles this past April, each room is warm, yet cool and tranquil. From the light fixtures to the upholstered chairs, I especially adore the round mirror above the buffet in the dining room and the velvet sofa in the sitting room. Another room choice I have been noticing in many guest rooms is the pairing of twin beds. I find this to be a brilliant use of space, and while not often considered, is something that opens up a home to more guests, while incorporating symmetry that draws the eye. Perhaps it is just me, but I quite like this. But there is so much more to enjoy and be inspired by. On with the tour!
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Images via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles