Photography by: Shelly Schmidt
Designer John Ishmael helped a couple in Atlanta, GA create a luxurious new home without sacrificing the need for a home that is full of real life. The couple wanted their house to reflect their personal style and not fall into the typical look of an oversized home in a luxury community. The end result remains true to the initial vision. The main floor features a wide open floor plan with several entertaining spaces that all open up to each other. The foyer opens to a modern, inviting dining room, the masculine home office, and a grand spiral staircase that leads to the other floors. A unique custom bar and glass-enclosed wine cellar separates the foyer from the great room, kitchen, eating area, and keeping room. All of this space opens out to a fabulous outdoor entertaining area complete with a fire pit, seating area, and a pool with a custom waterfall. The design challenge was creating cohesive rooms for such a large open floor plan that fit the client’s desire for luxury and even a bit of glamour, yet still remains inviting and family/dog friendly. The couple leaned toward silver and all shades of blue and muted greys. John added in creams, taupe, and mixed metals to the design plan to warm up the overall feel and give it some staying power.