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I am SO excited to introduce a huge new project to the blog: my dad’s new house needs decorating and Yours Truly will be tackling this project and sharing all the details on the blog. You might have noticed a new board for this project pop up on my Pinterest a couple of weeks ago where I started mood boarding… You can check out all the pins here. Here are the details – my dad’s a groovy guy and an avid biker, and lives in the artsy Cabbagetown neighborhood on the Eastside of Atlanta. He lived in San Francisco in the 80’s and loves industrial modern design, has a great collection of black and white photography, and has a few heirloom pieces I’ll be mixing in. I’ve started mood boarding a lot of dark, moody, masculine rooms with lots of charcoal, dark blues and greens, and wood accents.

His new pad is a bright blue house that needs a little landscaping but has an amazing back yard and the house has great bones — tall ceilings, fabulous crown moldings and original fireplaces. The Cabbagetown neighborhood is a super cool area of town which I can’t wait to share more of through my Atlanta city guide posts coming up this summer, but it’s basically full of cute and colorful cottages and artists and musicians. You can read more about it here!

I’ll be starting to focus in on the each room with product boards and inspiration soon, as well as revealing the final paint scheme for the place and some process photos. I can’t wait to share each step of the way with you guys and share my style through this original project! Click through for “Before” pictures of the house…

(Entry hall)

(Living room)

(Master bedroom)

DSC_2791(Dining room)

DSC_2793 DSC_2796
(Back room / studio / den)

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  1. Patricia wrote:

    Seeing the before pictures, I’m already loving what you did with just your paint choices! big impact!

    Posted 2.20.15 Reply
  2. it’s a great space, i look forward to seeing what you do with it.

    Buckets & Spades

    Posted 2.2.15 Reply
  3. Maci Britt wrote:

    wow!! i’m so excited to follow along as you tackle this project!! before and afters are the best 🙂

    Posted 1.27.15 Reply
  4. Tana wrote:

    That sounds like such an excited project to take on! I love seeing the before & after, the progress, and the behind the scenes decision making that come into play. The back area looks incredible! Can’t wait to see what you do with it. 🙂

    Posted 1.26.15 Reply
  5. Wow, what a cool house! So many things I loved in it. That back area… HOLY COW! I got so jealous of it! The kitchen sink on the corner -who’s the genius that thought of that!? I’m so doing it when I buy a house.
    I’m, obviously!, looking forward to your new project. This is just all kinds of cool, Kevin!!!

    Posted 1.24.15 Reply
    • Thanks so much Kelly! Isn’t that back area SO cool? I can’t wait to set up a patio out there in the spring!

      Posted 1.25.15 Reply
  6. I can’t wait to see what you do with this place!

    Posted 1.24.15 Reply
  7. Simone Anne wrote:

    So proud of you and cannot wait to see what you do! It’s a beautiful home, so I am sure you’ll be able to really make it shine. Will be following along! xx

    Posted 1.23.15 Reply
  8. Sarah wrote:

    Ooh, love the molding throughout! The neurotic designer in me is really bothered by the kitchen outlet placement and visible black chords! Can’t wait to see what you do with it!

    Posted 1.23.15 Reply
  9. Chez Sargent wrote:

    Oh my gosh, the shelving and fireplaces – I can’t wait to see what you do!

    Posted 1.23.15 Reply

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