Located in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, this 1930s-era Federal style home is a colorful and joy-filled example of today’s traditional design. It is the fourth home designed by Heather Dewberry and Will Huff of Huff-Dewberry for their now empty-nest clients. The homeowners had considered downsizing but were unable to find a house they loved so instead decided to update to suit their new chapter in life. Huff-Dewberry refreshed their interiors, instilling a crisper, cleaner aesthetic that still appealed to their love of traditional design.
Architect Norman Askins was also commissioned to assist with the refresh which included designing a spacious rear addition for a larger kitchen and mudroom, a laundry area, and a second-floor primary suite.
Dewberry chose a relaxed palette of blues and aquas to highlight the collection of antiques and enhance the updated interiors. Favorite moments include an entry hall with custom blue Colleen & Co. lantern and graphic wallpaper balanced with bespoke monogrammed chairs; lacquered blue bookshelves with Montes Doggert Pottery, and a playful mix of patterns in the family room including family Staffordshire pieces paired with a streamlined Asian-style coffee table. In the guest bedroom, a yellow toile wallpaper is balanced by an iconic Brunschwig & Fils fabric. And the kitchen is a stunner with silver gilt lamps on the island and a mix of pretty fabrics from Casa Branca and Quadrille.
Now head-over-heels in love with their house again, the homeowners found that you don’t have to relocate to find a “new” home. With some careful editing, design updates, and simple structural tweaks, new life has been given to this beloved home.