After viewing interior designer Liza Byran‘s work on a neighbor’s Neel Reid estate, an Atlanta couple enlisted her to transform their 1930s Buckhead home. “When we first met and I walked through the house, I saw a lot of very pretty things but they were just not in the right place or creating any impact,” Liza told Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. She began playing “musical chairs” by moving around the couple’s extensive collection of art and antiques and turning seldom used spaces into more inviting places.
Outdoors, the couple turned to landscape architect John Howard and architect William B. Litchfield for garden design and creation of a historically inspired folly. While typically purely ornamental, this folly serves as the wife’s art studio and also offers a serene spot to unwind amid the trees. After a three year transformation, the couple is now able to enjoy every inch of their beautiful home year-round.