“Decorating should be timeless. It’s not faddish,” designer Bill Murphy said in the March issue of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. “It’s like buying investment clothing. Buy great pieces of upholstery that you’ll only need to re-cover occasionally.” When Bill’s longtime clients decided it was time to downsize, their furnishings needed very little updating. His task was to decorate their new Atlanta townhouse and infuse a chic New York vibe. Bill selected soothing and subtle paint colors in order to showcase their vast collection of antique dog paintings and Asian antiques such as blue and white porcelain, sculptures, and art. “He knows what we like and has been able to pull the collections and furniture together into a unified piece,” said the homeowners. Let’s take a tour with photography by Emily Followill for Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles.