There comes a time in life when downsizing may become inevitable, however for one Atlanta couple, this didn’t mean compromising on elegance. When moving to a newly constructed high-rise building, the wife worried she would have to leave behind the “familiar faces” of antiques and accessories she had collected for her stately Georgian home, fearing they would be unsuitable in more contemporary surroundings. Yet after visiting a show house at the St. Regis in Buckhead designed by Patricia McLean, she realized her treasures could fit into a different environment. McLean was promptly hired for the job.
McLean’s first order of business was to take inventory of the owners’ furnishings, editing pieces that couldn’t be accommodated due to scale and smaller square footage and identifying gaps that needed to be filled in – mostly art, a few accessories, and a chair here and there. Existing furniture was reupholstered using luxurious, natural fabrics with beautiful embellishments and trims. Let’s take a look inside! Photography by John O’Hagan and text by Karen Carroll for the July/August 2017 issue of Southern Home magazine.
What an inspiration! To learn more about Patricia McLean, please visit her website and Instagram. I also featured her work here. You can follow Southern Home on Instagram and subscribe to the magazine, which has quickly become a favorite, here.