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Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Some Favorite Design Moves Seen at the Modern Atlanta Tour

Becky

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A lot of times on a modern house tour, you tend to see the same stark spaces, blank white walls, and Saarinen Tulip Tables at every house. Not true at on the Modern Atlanta House tour: each one showed the owners’ personalities through a variety of means. Here are a few of the fun design moves I spied last weekend.

A peek-a-boo guestroom, as seen from the stairs on the way to the kitchen. Curtains are pulled aside to expose this room to visitors in other areas of the house. I love that the lucite nightstand and clear glass lamp play off the glass wall.

In the same house, I love this green dresser and great peacock print look together. The frame works really well with the curtain color.

I wish I had a dollar for every cowhide rug I saw. This area around one was really well laid-out:

I totally dug this arrangement of FLOR carpet tiles:

I love this low cabinet full of plants. It keeps everything from being too stark:

This photograph is so perfect over the sink. Now I want some Honey Nut Cheerios:

This gives new meaning to “piano bar”:

I also like to decorate my closet with fun artwork. The silver and red heels are really eye-catching:

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Monday, May 18th, 2009

Modern Atlanta House Tour 2009

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I spy Blu Dot Real Good Chairs

Despite the rain, the weird used booties we were forced to wear at many houses (I understand, owners don’t want their floors messed up, but what was wrong with my dry clean socks?), and my lack of expert cartography skills (I got majorly lost over in that navigational nightmare of a Marietta Blvd. area – thank you to the gatehouse guard on Bolton DRIVE for getting me to Bolton ROAD), I thoroughly enjoyed the Modern Atlanta House Tour this year. It was worth braving the rain and the incomplete Google map directions. I’m still trying to figure out why my new iLife 09 is uploading my shots to flickr in a random arrangement and have a ton of organizing to do, but if you want to check out what I saw click here.

Who cares that the neighbors have a fridge in the backyard when you have this view of downtown and midtown right over it?

While I usually avoid Buckhead like the plague because of the nightmarish traffic, I am SO glad I checked out the homes over there. The art collections alone made the house tours like an afternoon at the High Museum, and it was fun to see the fantasy modern lifestyle in addition to the urban pioneer poured concrete lifestyles. The tour had a range of all kinds of modern spaces, neighborhoods and materials. In addition, many of them got their LEED certification on and had great educational signage about all the green moves the designers and builders made. I’ll share the houses with you in more detail as I get my photos organized.

This addition to a traditional Ansley Park house was mind-boggling.

I don’t know if I’d ever actually seen hanging chairs outside of a magazine until yesterday.

Every light fixture and piece of artwork in this swanky Buckhead modern house stopped me in my tracks.

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