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Suzanne Kasler: Timeless Style

Entry hall in Suzanne Kasler: Timeless Style - Erica George Dines Photography - via Atticmag

Erica George Dines Photography

“If you group like objects instead of scattering them around a room, they will have more impact.”

In her latest book, Suzanne Kasler: Timeless Style, Atlanta’s leading interior designer explains the way she likes to display art and collectibles. The point is impact, as she says (above). And so it goes with this book: the 300 photos of eight houses she decorated clearly communicate her design aesthetic – traditional, palette-driven, high-end, architecturally detailed, well lit, and lush.

The entry hall in Ms. Kasler’s own home [top] features a white Bulgarian limestone floor set off by a black-painted stair rail and baseboard.… Continue Reading

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Antique to Chic Upholstery

coffee sack upholstered antique chaise lounge from Antique 2 Chic

Funky fabrics modernize antiques while allowing them to keep their vintage charm.

A few years ago James Pickering was in New York visiting his friend, Timothy Warr, when the duo spotted a brightly upholstered chair in a shop window.  It was a poor quality reproduction piece and, despite its outrageous price tag, was attracting a lot of attention.  It was a “we can do that, but better” moment, and in less than an hour Antique 2 Chic was born.

Warr refashions each piece with modern approach in hopes of changing the way many people view antiques.  The bespoke pieces are refinished using traditional antique restoration processes. … Continue Reading

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My Search For Os De Mouton Chairs

honey linen fabric and nailhead trim spacing detail on French os de mouton chairs

Perseverance has its rewards, even in decorating.

Over a year ago, I entered a local antique store I don’t go to very often.  Oh, they have lovely things but not so lovely prices.  Why torture myself.  I had been longing for a pair of French os de mouton chairs to use by the great room fireplace.  Chairs in decent shape were out of my league, and those within budget needed major repairs — no savings there.  But the shopping goddesses were smiling on me that day.  On his last buying trip, the owner had purchased four chairs in excellent condition and reasonably priced. … Continue Reading

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Canadian Stone Mansion

tour of Canada's historic Maus Park

Tour Maus Park, a mid-19th century mansion and home to an antiques dealer

A rustic kitchen led me to Maus Park, a mid-19th century historic home near Toronto.  One of my favorite kitchens here on Atticmag, when I originally posted it we all swooned over the combination of luxury, natural stone and the European approach of having an oil painting hung next to the La Cornue range.

Then I discovered the entire house – a stately and luxuriously furnished stone mansion. Fluff up your fainting couches! Set in a 12-1/2 acre park — it has a 7,000 square foot main residence and a 14,000 square foot renovated barn/showroom, the property of Canadian antiques dealer Douglas Stocks.… Continue Reading

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Alabama Stone Cottage II

alabama stone cottage - back veranda Tulsa architect Jack Arnold - atticmag

Our room-by-room walk through of Allison’s Alabama stone cottage continues.

Our tour of Allison’s lovely stone house on a lake in Alabama continues with a walk through some of the private spaces in the 5-bedroom home that our blogging partner and her husband built on 4-1/2 acres. If you missed part one of the tour, you might want to start there — a good deal of background is included.

While it is considered a European cottage in general style, Tulsa architect Jack Arnold’s design was expansive enough to work for Allison’s family with three children and a host of pets. When the children moved on to their own places, she simply repurposed their furniture and found herself with that much more room for guests.… Continue Reading

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Alabama Stone Cottage

alabama stone cottage - stone house by Tulsa architect Jack Arnold - atticmag

Tour our Allison’s idyllic lakeside home

Calling a five bedroom four-and-a-half bathroom home sitting on 4-1/2 acres a European cottage is a way of describing the style of the house our Allison and her husband lovingly built on an Alabama lakefront lot.

Designed by Tulsa architect Jack Arnold – who the couple has never actually met – the house was three years in the planning. “I saw a house he’d done in a magazine years ago but never dreamed we would have a house designed by him,” Allison explains. “We sent off for his information and came up with a floor plan that would work with our lot.… Continue Reading

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