Located in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, the 1930s Federal-style house had been stripped of much of its period character during a previous renovation. But Suzanne and her husband saw the potential, and transformed the lackluster house into an elegant and glamorous Regency-style gem with the help of architect William T. Baker.
Throughout the home, a restrained palette unifies a mix of styles and eras. Lucite tables, antique Swedish chairs, and a French Moderne-style coffee table form an asymmetrical yet balanced arrangement in the living room.
Suzanne used a neutral palette in the living room. Works by artist Kris Ruhs hang behind a silk-velvet-clad sofa from her line for Hickory Chair; the clear-acrylic tables and the curtain fabric are by Nancy Corzine. The antique Swedish chairs by the fireplace were found in Paris, and the Agra rug is by Beauvais Carpets.
The living room mantel, one of three added to the house, was modeled on an 1824 drawing in the archives of Sir John Soane’s Museum. Paintings casually leaned on the mantel are easy to swap out when the mood strikes.
Below a 1940s French lantern, a burl-wood table anchors the light-filled entryway. Suzanne painted the baseboards a dark charcoal to define the architectural space.
Suzanne added these geometric moldings to the family room ceiling, giving the space more of a presence. Painted ice blue, the center circle sets off the room’s orange accents.
A circa-1780 French stone mantel from François & Co. is the family room’s focal point; the mixed-media work above it is by Dusty Griffith, and the chandelier is a flea-market find.
While most of her furniture leans more tailored, Suzanne mixed in a few ornate elements for contrast. Case in point: this gilded console, which houses her collection of rock-crystal spheres.
An avowed Francophile, Suzanne has amassed a collection of Eiffel Tower figurines over years of travel. Together they give pop and personality to the upstairs landing.
A vintage Louis Vuitton trunk-turned-coffee table nods to Suzanne’s love of fashion, while its rich hues add to the library’s cozy feel.
The dining room sparkles, thanks in part to mirrored molding that runs around the cornice line. Suzanne used a metallic paint on the ceiling to capture even more light.
The dining room is furnished with a table and chairs from Suzanne’s line for Hickory Chair; the room’s dark-leather-clad chairs are vintage Jansen, the silver-plate punch bowl is by Ralph Lauren Home, the custom-made wall covering is by de Gournay, and the sisal is by Stark Carpet.
Suzanne chose this custom-colored de Gournay wallpaper for its soft sisal hue—”almost a no-color,” she says. Silk curtains in platinum blue tie in visually to the butler’s pantry.
Guests gravitate to the butler’s pantry and bar, which has a jewellike appearance when glimpsed from the dining room.
Crisp and clean in bright white, the kitchen is the hub of the home. Slipcovered barstools designed by Suzanne add softness to the marble-top island.
Kasler-designed barstools for Hickory Chair stand at the kitchen island; the cabinetry is by Downsview Kitchens, the sink fittings are by Michael S. Smith for Kallista, and the tile is by Waterworks.
Touches of gold are woven throughout Suzanne’s bedroom, from the detail on the bed to the base of the table lamp to the ornate frame of the upholstered bench.
Several Nancy Corzine designs—the bed, chests, and bench, which is upholstered in a Fortuny cotton—are arrayed in the master bedroom; the armchair is antique, the lamps are by Christopher Spitzmiller, and the rug is by Stark Carpet.
Behind glass cabinet doors live some of Suzanne’s favorite things, unified by a glamorous palette of black, white, and gold.
A desk designed by Suzanne for Hickory Chair stands in as a dressing table in the master bath.
This dressing table in the master bath is by Nancy Corzine, as is the mirror; the chair is a Suzanne design for Hickory Chair.
Silk curtains and an upholstered bergère create a restful corner in shades of pale blue.
In the master bath, an antique Russian bench and a bronze-doré table add patina to the clean white surroundings.
The master bath’s tub and fittings are by Waterworks; the bronze-doré tables, found at a French flea market, once graced the Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris.
Suzanne’s eye for composing vignettes comes through at every turn, including this delicately arranged side table.
Repeated curves—in the round mirror, the pedestal table, the sputnik sculpture, and the lamp—give this bedroom seating area an interesting visual rhythm.
Rose Tarlow Melrose House chairs flank a BeeLine Home table in the master bedroom.
Taking cues from French design, Suzanne repeated a patterned fabric by Brunschwig & Fils throughout this guest room. The ribbon artwork above the nightstand comes from Suzanne’s own collection for Soicher Marin.
A Brunschwig & Fils print dresses up a guest room; the beds and mirrored chest are Suzanne's designs.
Swathed in white and shell pink, this guest room is a dreamy confection.
The room includes a chair and ottoman from Suzanne’s Hickory Chair collection and a carpet she designed for Safavieh; the window treatments are made of a Nancy Corzine linen.
A guest bath features an étagère and mirror by Restoration Hardware and sconces from Circa Lighting; the washstand, sink fittings, and tiles are by Waterworks.
“I love having a house that interacts with the outdoors,” Suzanne says. On the terrace, the furniture’s strong lines play nicely off the sunburst mirror and round boxwood hedges.
Sofas by Janus et Cie and 1950s French woven chairs from the Nicholson Gallery beckon from the terrace; the sunburst mirror is vintage.
In the backyard, boxwoods in clean, classic shapes complement the home’s Regency-style exterior. Suzanne found the vintage wrought-iron armchairs at a flea market in Avignon, France.
With a new limestone portico and a fresh coat of cream-color paint, Suzanne’s house now possesses the mien of an English Regency mansion.