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Weezie CEO Lindsey Taylor's perfectly maintained Atlanta home

Lindsey Taylor may have lived in New York City for eight years, but the co-founder and CEO of Weezie is a Southern girl at heart. If the name of the popular luxury towel manufacturer doesn’t immediately make you think of Magnolias made of steelthen you'll be transported to a distinctly Southern place and time with its custom monograms, pastel colors and classic embroidery motifs – all with playful twists on the traditional, like washcloths embroidered with winking eyelashes. That's why it made sense that Taylor's brand put down roots in Atlanta, the city she calls home, and that she moved there from Manhattan with her young family.

The only catch? The big move had to happen during the pandemic. Taylor lucked into a five-bedroom, seven-bathroom home in Atlanta's leafy, historic Memorial Park neighborhood, but she had to make the decision without seeing it first. Her designer, Anna-Wooten Loggins of A.Wooten Interiors, had actually toured the home in person before Taylor did. It was clear from the listing that the 2013 home, which is in Atlanta's Memorial Park neighborhood, had tons of potential. The exterior featured handsome, classic details like a column-lined porch and porte cochère, and the interior was well-proportioned, if a bit more open-plan than Taylor and her family wanted. It just completely lacked personality.

“The house was neutral and without any special details,” says Loggins. “We needed to enhance the charm with new lighting, many of paint and wallpaper and of course furniture and window treatments.”

Part of that charm offensive was adjusting the size of the home to make it feel more human and homey while also being practical for two parents who will be working from home for the foreseeable future. Working with contractors Alan Killebrew and Charles Gorman of Exterior Motives Contracting, Loggins' team enclosed an office off the foyer to create privacy, then dropped the ceiling in the foyer and added an archway to make the entry more inviting. They also transformed the formal dining room into a lounge/playroom for adults and turned the breakfast nook into a space suitable for any meal, including dinner with guests.

The rest of the budget was of course spent on fabrics, wallpaper and furniture.”[Lindsey] is definitely a design lover,” says Wooten. As you might expect, “she loves and appreciates pretty textiles, and we didn't skimp on fabrics or wallpaper, especially in all the bathrooms.” Read on to steal her sources—you'll need them to bring a little Southern sun into your own home.


Entrance

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The now intimate foyer has a Mural hand painted by Catherine Owen, accentuated by French doors, And trim painted in Vert de Terre by Farrow & Ball. Art: Kayla Plosz Antiel on Anne Irwin Fine Art. Carpet: Vintage from Scott’s Antique Market. Bank: Vintage, interior design market.


Lounge/Games Room

Living room

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Living room

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Colours and prints dominate the former dining room, from Grasscloth Walls in Mediterranean Teal by Benjamin Moore (a budget-friendly move by Loggins) to the matching Jasper fabric pad at the Highland House Armchair. A vintage-style record player sits on an antique dresser (left) and a family heirloom game table provides a second seating area (right).

Left: Art: Kit Porter (large piece, center), Kate Roebuck (series, right). Chandelier: Vintage, from Peachtree Battle Antiques. Curtains: Custom, in Martyn Lawrence Bullard Material. Sofa: Lee Industries. Table lamp: Visual comfort with Fermoie Shadow. Acrylic side table: Modern design. Coffee table: Mathews Furniture. Right: Chairs: DWR, with Jasper fabric cushions. Carpet: Design under the foot.


Kitchen

Kitchen

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The layout and basic structure remained the same – they were just jazzed up. “We wanted it to feel like a brand new kitchen without removing or replacing the cabinets,” says Loggins. New white marble Worktops And to paint in light blue-gray from Benjamin Moore “Quiet Moments” (on the island) and classic “White Dove” (on the surrounding cabinets) gave it a fresh, clean feel.

Trailer: Visual comfort. Water tap: Raw. Barstool: Hollywood at Home, with cushions in Romo Material.


breakfast room

dining room

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Loggins' team has opened the ancient bamboo stick Chairs (which she found at Parc Monceau Antiques) by having Hayden Paints hand-paint them in a faux tortoiseshell finish. “They turned out to be everyone's favorite,” says Loggins.

Wall cladding: Peter Fasano. Chandelier: Visual comfort. Wall lamps: Lighting in the Hudson Valley. Roman blind: Custom in Romo Material. Dog: Moose.

Chair

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Loggins had the Ottoline Material The seat cushions are laminated for a longer service life.


bar

bar

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It used to be an empty hallway between the kitchen and dining room, but this central hosting spot allows Taylor and her family to entertain guests in the living room/playroom without having to step foot in the kitchen. “It became a key space” in the slightly shifted flow of the main floor, says Loggins. “We added a wine cooler and lots of open shelving to display glassware.”

To paint: Cedar Mountains by Benjamin Moore (on moldings and cabinets). Background: Rebecca Atwood designs. Trailer: Visual comfort. Hardware: Alnr.


Girls bedroom

bedroom

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Armchair and chest of drawers in a room

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Sweet prints and pastel colors dominate the bedroom of Taylor's daughter, from the Sister Parish background and Carolina Irving Textiles Material on the headboard as desired curtains and a matching neck pillow in Textiles by Smith Material. The Armchair in Brunschwig & Fils Material is a discarded piece of clothing from Taylor's mother.

Left: Bed linen: Custom, The Linen Ladies. Lamp: Mainly baskets, with custom Shadow by Edgar Reeves Lighting. Bedside table: Customer's own copy with new rattan buttons from Etsy. Right: Mirror: Fleur Home. Dresser: Villa & House. Lamp: Visual comfort. Pillow: made to measure, in Heather Chadduck Textiles Material (Square) and Schumacher velvet.


Girls bathroom

bathroom

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Peach floral Christopher Farr fabric background sets the tone for a feminine and fun space designed to grow with her. Mirror: Webb Marsteller. Wall lamps: Vaughan Designs, with tailor-made Shades by Edgar-Reeves Lighting in Erika M. Powell Textiles Material. Art: Bailey Schmidt about the Gregg Irby Gallery. Tissue box cover: Weezie.


Boys room

Rattan daybed and dresser in a child's room

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Armchairs and tables

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Cheerful red accents in the textiles and wall art give Taylor's son's room a unified look.

Left: Wall cladding: Phillip Jeffries. Framed print: Art by Leslee Mitchell. Daybed: world market. Pillow: Custom, in Sister Parish, Schumacher and Rogers & Goffigon Material. Needlepoint pillow: Vintage. Right: Curtains: Custom, in Fermoie Material. Curtain Hardware: Iron studio. Basket: Pottery. Floor lamp: Visual comfort with individual color tone. Chair: Custom, in Schumacher Material. Ottoman: Noah J. & Co. Grasscloth side table: Joseph Conrad. Art: Baby Braithwaite.


Main bathroom

House

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Loggins replaced everything in all of the home's bathrooms except the vanity cabinets. Cafe Curtains by Alex Conroy Textiles Material Set the color palette in Taylor's own retreat. Vanity Color: Christmas wreath by Benjamin Moore. Mirror: Mr. Brown at home. Chandelier: Vintage, by The Big Chandelier. Wall lamps: The Urban Electric Co. Tile: The Builder Depot.

Bathtub

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Wall cladding: Phillip Jeffries. Curtains: made to measure, in Alex Conroy Textiles Material. Tub: Signature hardware. Bath spout, fittings and towel rail: waterworks. Side table: Vintage.


Cellar bar

Kitchen

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Loggins transformed the basement into a bright space with an entertainment area, wine room and home gym (through the door to the right). A custom white oak kitchen island with a soapstone countertop is on casters so it can be pushed out of the way for darts games.

Tile: Key tile. To paint: Lichen by Farrow & Ball (on cabinets and trim). Wall lamps: Visual comfort. Barstool: Four hands.


questions and answers

House beautiful: Were there any particular challenges or surprises during the project? How did you change your course?

Anna-Wooten Logins: We started this project during Covid, so yes, we had many Challenges. We started building before the clients had even moved to Atlanta! All of our problems were easily overcome with a little creativity and a lot of patience, but I remember having to wait over a year for the playroom chairs to be delivered!

HB: How did you save money/make something yourself/think of something nice?

AWL: We reupholstered some of their existing furniture instead of buying new, which was especially helpful since the upholstery took over 30 weeks to arrive. We saved money by keeping many of the existing cabinets and just repainting them and adding new countertops, fixtures and hardware.

HB: What five tips or insights from this project would you like to share with our readers?

AWL: Don't be afraid of color and pattern. Wait for the right thing and don't buy everything at once. A put-together home develops over time and isn't installed on the same day. Trust the process and your designer.


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