When our friends Collins and Cassidy told us they’d be moving out of their comfortable, concrete high rise in midtown, Cassidy and I hurried up and planned the photoshoot we’d been talking about. I love this home tour. The way Cassidy warmed up the concrete walls and floors is impressive! Keep reading to see how she did it.
With an eye for layering and detail, Cassidy masterfully created this living space around the wall of windows that lets in so much wonderful light. I love the way Cassidy filled the wall on the left with curvy, antique furniture (and lots and lots of books!) to contrast with the concrete walls.
I love how Cassidy layered three rugs on top of one another, as you can see in the photo below. She’s got a high pile on the bottom, a light kilim in the middle and a furry sheepskin on top. Talk about cozy.
When you enter the apartment, there’s a long hallway before you enter the open kitchen and living area. Cassidy created two great galleries of special artwork, including a chalkboard where the couple keeps a running list of things they’re thankful for. Cassidy said the giraffe head is her favorite part! She got it at West Elm for super cheap because it was damaged, his little ear had fallen off, but she just glued it right back on. Voila.
They also have this warning as you walk in the door. Only hugs, smiles and warm fuzzy feelings allowed in their house! Awesome.
And the next time I need a little bar cart styling, I know who I’m going to ask for help… Cassidy easily spread out her kitchen and bar storage with two tall bakers racks turned bar carts. What a fabulous idea!
The dining area blends so well with the rest of the space. I love the mixed up chairs and the mix of iron and wood. Their massive dining table is a really special family heirloom, and I love the heavy wood look next to those concrete walls.
Collins and my husband were roommates in college (and childhood friends!) and I remember one thing about Collins’ side of the apartment. It was messy. Just kidding. But really, I remember Collins having lots and lots of books! And it looks like his book-worm tendency is still in full force, the Browns made a whole library out of the long window sill.
Thank you, Brown family, for letting me photograph and share your lovely home! We can’t wait to see what you create in your next place. Housewarming party, anyone?!
Oh and the view of Atlanta from the Browns’ top floor apartment is awesome. It was a bit overcast the day I was there, but you can just see some of the Buckhead skyline in the distance. Plus, that old brick smokestack is one of my favorite landmarks in Atlanta!
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