Saturday, January 26, 2008

The Home of a Designer

As I was perusing the real estate listings in Atlanta (one of my favorite Saturday morning activities), I came across a listing that proclaimed to be the home of one of 'Atlanta's top designers'. The house and its decor are beautiful, and I remember that it had been on the market last year. The house is in the the prime area of Atlanta, and the price is very good for the area - $1,350,000. The price reflects the fact that the home is on less than 1/3 of an acre, and is on a busy road.After a little bit of research, I found that the home is owned by Carole Weaks, Southeastern Designer of the year 2002 (a prestigious award - Suzanne Kasler was the Southeastern Designer of the year in 2003). Her work has been featured in Southern Accents, and she frequently participates in the top showhouses in Atlanta. Her work can be characterized as classic with a twist, and she is known mixing traditional furnishings with wonderful contemporary art. Unfortunately, she does not have a website, but there are some great pictures of her home on the real estate listing.

She must entertain a lot - lots of seating in this room!

I love this scene - the antique chest with the vase of flowers and the contemporary art. Interestingly, the room that you can see beyond looks like it might be the dining room, but the room below could also be a dining room.

I love the blue on the walls of this bedroom, the interesting arrangement of art, and the chest used as a sidetable.

Another beautiful room scene with toile covered chairs, sisal rug, and a French console covered with interesting objects.

What I see of her home does not really reflect what I have seen of her work over the past few years.  Perhaps she is selling her home to make a fresh start on her own interiors.  I wish her the best of luck in selling her home, as the market is a bit soft here in Atlanta, and there are so many houses on the market right now.


  1. ah- you struck gold! great one, S. How many rooms are there - the family room must be the one with all the chairs? pretty formal for a family room. Love her bedroom - and those toile chairs - thats two patterns on one chair. She's got nice taste, very, very nice. good one girl! I've got one that I've been saving up for a slow week.

  2. Gorgeous home! And such wonderful arrangements in every room -- LOVE her chairs!

    Jan at Rosemary Cottage

  3. The bedroom is my favorite. I love the subtle palette and an abundance of framed art--very dreamy. Good eye on spotting this one!

  4. Lovely home and I adore that soft blue bedroom. Soooo restful and serene.

    Congratulations on the new addition to your family! I'd love to see photos! :-)

  5. Lovely home, that bedroom really speaks to me too!


  6. Great house. I think it was featured in the current issue of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles? Or another local/regional magazine. I'll check and let you know.

  7. Thanks for the comments, everyone.

    POC, some of the pictures definitely look like they are professionally taken, and some look like the realtor took them. I was wondering whether the home had been in a magazine.

  8. Beautiful, cozy yet elegant bedroom! The house has great curb appeal too. Lovely!

  9. Okay...I'll ask the question...how much?

    Its a beautiful home. Great discover here!

  10. Ohhhhhh simply fabulous! I could move right in! I'm curious as to how much it is too! LOL

  11. Yes, I agree the bedroom is divine! It makes me want to paint my bedroom walls a pale blue.

    The house is listed at $1,350,000, and there are 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths. This is actually an excellent price for a house in good condition in the Buckhead area of Atlanta. Notice there are no pictures of the kitchen- to me, this is a sign that the kitchen needs a complete renovation!

  12. Not a fan - sorry. The exterior of the house is attractive, but the interiors are rather bland.


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