Dissecting the Details
While going through my daily routine of browsing the various blogs I follow, I came across the latest LaDolceVita post about a beautifully restored Art-Deco revival house in Buckhead, Atlanta featured in this month's interior decorating magazine, Atlanta Homes. What I found striking is that the house is white both inside and out.
Originally built in 1934 and named for the original owners Evans-Cucich, the house is now owned by Parker & McKenzie Blanchard who committed to a full on renovation. The white painted concrete façade accentuates the house's unembellished Art-Deco sensibility, while the addition of steel doors and windows add a contemporary dimension.
Inside, the original formal open-plan layout remains in place and the new floor to ceiling windows create an inviting light filled expansive space. High ceilings are outlined with crisp, clean molding details. A mix of terrazzo and wood floors complement the wood frame furnishing, successfully balancing the all-white surroundings. The interior design for the living room, dining room, kitchen, master bathroom and foyer is spare and precise to further emphasize the architectural features.
So, if living in an all-white house is your idea of bliss here are a couple of things to consider:
To avoid having the interior spaces look flat, cold or lifeless, varying shades of complementary white paints and textured wall finishes are key; as are textured fabrics, rich wood floors and furnishings. What works spectacularly well in this house are the industrial-style black metals used for the window casings, staircase and pendant lights. With a little less white paint this is my kind of house...
Photography by Erica George Dines for Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles