It’s not every single day that you simply get to personal a bit of architectural historical past. Meredith and Andres bought a house in Decatur, Georgia, after transferring their younger household from New York Metropolis. Designed in 1915 by Leila Ross Wilburn, Atlanta’s first profitable feminine architect, it’s a basic American foursquare with all of the allure of the early-Twentieth-century Arts and Crafts motion.
For this design-minded couple, a professor of ethnomusicology at Emory College and a physician, respectively, the protected residence in Georgia’s MAK Historic District—with its Craftsman particulars, wooden paneling and beams, and exquisite home windows—made good sense. The earlier owners had gone by the work of painstakingly restoring the home to its unique glory. So, when Meredith and Andres moved in, nearly all of upgrades they wished to make had been merely beauty (apart from including closets to all of the upstairs bedrooms).
The couple introduced in Kate Hayes and Krista Little of Hayes Little Studio to execute their imaginative and prescient of a laid-back household residence that honors the area’s distinctive historical past by a contemporary reinterpretation. A set of midcentury furnishings items, inherited from Meredith’s mother and father, and an eclectic assortment of artworks from the couple’s intensive travels turned the organizing precept for decor. “We spent two hours collectively once we first met, chatting all issues design and New York,” Kate shares. “Meredith is a design nerd, identical to us. It was so enjoyable to work together with her as a result of we communicate the identical language.”