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Living The Dream

Date published: November 11 2017

Atlanta, Georgia

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Carter Kay Interiors were tasked with turning this Atlanta home into a charming home that provided an easy lifestyle

One of interior design company, Carter Kay Interiors’, latest projects was described by clients - a couple who were downsizing after 29 years in the same home - as a ‘dream project.’

The home that the pair were leaving after so long, having raised a family in it, was a large rambling ranch style house. However, the new one that they were moving to, and the one which the team at Carter Kay were tasked with reworking, was a much smaller home in the style of a traditional English cottage.

The couple’s new, smaller home is located in the popular Garden Hills neighbourhood of Atlanta, Georgia. The area is in high demand due to its central location, with the design of homes in the region ranging from Georgian and Tudor to Spanish revival, while new, more modern style homes are seemingly completed every month, coming onto the market regularly.

Carter Kay explains that these particular clients wanted a charming home that provided an easy lifestyle for them. With a lifestyle that meant they were in and out of town a lot, and with their children grown and married, they wanted their home to reflect this easier lifestyle, while still maintaining the sophisticated yet charming style inherent in the cottage.

But it was the ‘dream project’ of the work that the team at Carter Kay say was the most memorable thing about the entire renovation, and this was maintained from start to finish. The cottage had actually only recently been renovated by the previous owners, so a lot of good bones or foundations for work were already in place. Carter Kay did still call on one of their favourite architects however, William Litchfield, to help them with what they term a ‘little tweaking.’ They changed the stone fireplace as well as some of the details in the dining room.

Interestingly, most of the furniture for this project was produced especially for it. It was decided that the new owners wanted something of a fresh start for their dwelling, perhaps as a result of being in their old property for such a great period of time. That said, the chandelier from the previous home now hangs proudly above the library table in the living room, while the numerous artworks that were scattered throughout the clients’ old house is also consolidated in the living room in the cottage.

In conclusion, Carter Kay Interiors say their favourite part of the project was being able to spend time with the client - which perhaps goes some way to explaining why they remember this particular project as being such a dream. They describe the lady as ‘simply the best’.

And the client herself? Well, she tells Carter Kay Interiors that she is ‘very happy.’ An absolute dream all round, it would seem.

Photography: Emily Followill

Designer: Carter Kay

Author: Jake Kennedy

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