When Catherine and Thomas Fleetwood bought their 1930s Federal-style Buckhead, Atlanta home, it was desperately in need of updating. Catherine was eager to keep the integrity and “old-fashioned” charm of the house, as it provided the perfect backdrop for the antique English furniture and treasures she inherited from her grandmother. The Fleetwoods hired architect Norman Askins and interior designers Heather Dewberry and Will Huff of Huff-Dewberry to create a warm and welcoming home in which to weave their family heirlooms.
Askins oversaw extensive renovations including all mechanicals such as wiring and plumbing, a two story addition and slight room reconfiguration. Deep baseboards, crown moldings, and other details were added in keeping with the original architecture. Dewberry worked for Atlanta’s legendary decorator Dan Carithers early in her career, and Catherine requested that she replicate his best work in her home. Fabrics and wallcoverings in classic patterns – toiles, checks, florals, and trellises – were selected, and Carithers-inspired window treatments were installed throughout. Photography by Emily Jenkins Followill for Traditional Home.
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