Peachy the Magazine October November 2014 - Page 35

INTERIORS SHADES OF GRAY Historic Ansley Park Home Gets an Elegant Update WRITTEN BY INTERIOR DESIGN BY S Since it was first developed in 1904, Ansley Park has been an urban oasis in the midst of the bustling city of Atlanta. Under a canopy of trees, the wide winding streets and beautiful parks make it an ideal neighborhood for families desiring an in-town location with the charm of an historic neighborhood. Atlanta interior designer Courtney Giles Decker jumped at the chance to work with a family who had moved from a small bungalow to a four-bedroom home built in 1911. Although it had been preserved with great care, the home Cathy Austin Courtney Giles Decker PHOTOGRAPHY BY Emily Followill needed to be updated for their young family. They began working together in 2008, focusing on the rooms where the family spent the majority of their time. After a trusting design rapport had been established, the owners gave Courtney free rein with the rest of the home. The designer elaborates, “I knew I had her trust when she told me she wanted her dining room to resemble the face of a ladies’ watch…mixed metals, mother of pearl and diamonds. She gave me that description and told me to have fun with it!” Tea paper by Roger Arlington. Chandelier by Circa Lighting. Dining chairs by Hickory Chair. Chair fabric by Larsen and Nancy Corzine. Drapery fabric by Cowtan & Tout. Custom rug by Eve & Staron. AUGUST SEPTEMBER 2014 33