Picture a Titian-haired Carrie Bradshaw-meets-Marie Antoinette. That’s who Scott Laslie imagined when he designed a residence for the Traditional Home Built for Women Showhouse III. “She wants the best and has the best. And she’s definitely a redhead,” he says, with a laugh.
Laslie designed a 2,200-square-foot townhome for a single sophisticate as part of the Traditional Home showhouse project in Woodstock, Georgia, a historic community 20 miles north of Atlanta. Award-winning Atlanta builder Pam Sessions of Hedgewood Properties developed Woodstock Downtown, a community that combines nearly 400 residences—flats above shops, single-family homes, and townhouses—with shops, parks, and office spaces. The small-town-like atmosphere fosters neighborly relationships, while the proximity to Atlanta gives easy access to big-city culture, shopping, and entertainment.
In the living room, elegant pin-tucked draperies made of Jim Thompson silk sateen are paired with rustic turned-walnut tables. Painted Moroccan screens flank a French-inspired sofa, and modern club chairs sit by a vintage glass-top coffee table.
The room’s ivory, turquoise, and coral color palette was inspired by the English Wilton rug Laslie found in New York, and it was perfect for his redhead sophisticate. Laslie really does personalize his color palettes. “We look at hair, skin, eyes, and what’s going to complement and work best for her,” he says. “After all, she wants to glow at her own party.”
Interior design: Scott Laslie, Scott Laslie & Assoc., 692 10th St. N.W., Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30318; 404/532-1900, scottlaslie.com.
Architect: Lew Oliver, Lew Oliver Inc. Whole Town Solutions, 65 Sloan S., Suite 3, Roswell GA 30075; 770/643-3938.
Builder: Hedgewood Properties, Inc., 5920 Odell St., Cumming, GA 30040; 770/889-3667, hedgewoodhomes.com.
Photography: Colleen Duffley
Produced by Robert Young
Artwork (About Last Night—Encaustic Nightgown, by Lissa Rankin): Bill Lowe Gallery.
Sofa: J. Robert Scott.
Fabric on sofa (“Gandhara’’ #3164/01): Jim Thompson.
Pillow fabric (“Rita’’ #11204/10): Lulu DK. Pillow fabric (mohair): Stratford Hall.
Mirrored coffee table (antique): Mimi Williams Interiors.
Bowl; glass ball; mercury-glass vase on coffee table: Anthropologie.
Rug (“Wilton’’ #3556): Nemati Collection.
Screens (hand-painted): Ray Goins.
Skirted armchairs flanking sofa (“Palladio’’): Mirage.
Fabric on skirted armchairs (silk): Pacific Showrooms West.
Lounge chair (“Paris’’): Niermann Weeks.
Fabric on lounge chair (“Sari Sea’’ #310N80): Raoul Textiles.
Pottery, fish plates (#T996-100), coral shipwreck sculpture (#B303-76): PierceMartin.
Saki jars: Mimi Williams Interiors.
Books: A. Tyner Antiques.
Plants: Lush Life.
Side tables (turned wood): Scott Laslie & Associates.
Side tables in sitting area (“Charlotte’’ #7785/10, Mariette Himes Gomez Collection): Hickory Chair.
Chandelier (“Bagatelle’’): Niermann Weeks.
Floor lamps (“Giorgio’’ #TOB1008): Circa Lighting.
Wall, trim and ceiling paint (“Hush’’ #AF-95): Aura by Benjamin Moore & Co.
Drapery fabric (“Smythe’’ #3079/04): Jim Thompson.