A Fresh Take on Southern Style

{The Cozy Living Room features Ample Seating}

My favorite interiors are those that bridge the gap between modern and traditional and are beautifully layered with pieces that are both interesting and meaningful, so it is no surprise that I was immediately drawn to designer, Allison Allen‘s Atlanta home when I first saw it in Southern Living. The house had belonged to her husband, Beau’s grandparents and he inherited it around the time that the young couple married. The house needed quite a bit of TLC, so they initially thought they would tear the house down, but eventually they changed their minds and embarked on a rapid renovation of the 68 year old house. The home’s classic proportions and formal layout lend themselves to the way Allison and her husband like to entertain, with plenty of intimate seating areas and a beautiful dining room which serves as the perfect setting for any dinner party. Overall the house features so many of the design elements that I absolutely love– neutrals mixed with blue and white, Chinoiserie accents, antiques, beautiful fabrics including a hint of animal print, plenty of texture, and a few modern touches mixed in for good measure. I love to see young designers embracing classic, timeless design elements. This is the new Southern style!

{The large living room required a creative floor plan to keep the furniture from looking dwarfed.}

{Texture and Pattern in the Living Room}

{The Entry features a Blue and White Patterned Wallpaper by Meg Braff}

{The Den is Painted in Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue and features Pierre Frey’s Toile de Nantes Fabric}

{The Dining Room is Wallpapered in Miles Redd’s Madame de Pompadour for Schumacher}

{The Pretty Paper adds Plenty of Color to the Space}

{Meanwhile, things are crisp and classic in the white kitchen.}

{The Breakfast Room is Dressed in Quadrille’s Arbre de Matisse Wallpaper}

{A Photo of Beau’s Grandmother Mixing Cocktails Pays Homage to the Original Homeowners and the Family Connection}

{In the bedroom, a Quadrille fabric was used on the headboard, while the pretty scalloped bedding is from Matouk.}

{Their Darling Baby Boy’s Nursery featuring a Fun Scalloped Valance}


{Photography by Hector Manuel Sanchez for Southern Living}


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