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Atlanta Showhouse: Having it All

Natural fabrics, a soothing color palette, and kid-scaled furniture are features of the Traditional Home Built for Women III Showhouse

Written by Amy Elbert
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    After hectic days of running from music lessons to soccer practices, home is a precious haven for families with children. And while furnishings that stand up to the rumble-tumble of kids’ activities are a given, it is equally important to create calming and comforting surroundings, says Atlanta interior designer Barbara Westbrook. "A home should be a retreat from our very, very busy lives," she says, "a place where a family can relax together, hang out, and play."

    Natural fabrics, a soothing color palette, and kid-scaled furniture are some of the features Westbrook incorporated into a townhouse she designed for the Traditional Home Built for Women III Showhouse in Woodstock, Georgia. Westbrook is one of three Atlanta interior designers who joined with award-winning Atlanta builder Pam Sessions of Hedgewood Properties and Traditional Home to build and decorate three adjacent townhouses in the community 20 miles north of Atlanta.

    A neutral cream-and-white palette runs through the main level, with subtle gradations accented by pops of color that enliven the different areas. In the living room, cream-colored walls and draperies are accented by a pair of deep plum-colored upholstered chairs. Pillows made from antique wool quilts "bring the whole scheme together," Westbrook says. "I like a neutral palette, but I do like to introduce splashes of color, whether in art, accessories, or throw pillows."

    Linen draperies in cream are hemmed with a wide band of brown and accented by buttons. Flirty skirt-like lampshades  are also fashion-inspired. "They bring softness and dressmaker details into the room," the designer says.

    Interior design: Barbara Westbrook, Westbrook Interiors, 425 Peachtree Hills Ave., Suite 9, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404/355-9430; westbrookinteriors.com.
    Builder: Hedgewood Properties, Inc., 5920 Odell St., Cumming, GA 30040; 770/889-3667, hedgewoodhomes.com.

    Photography: Bruce Buck
    Produced by Robert Young

    Sources:
    Art above fireplace (Rail mixed media by Dennis Campay): Mason Murer, 404/879-1500.
    Fossilized shell (on bench): Love Train Antiques, 404/271-8630, lovetrainantiques.com, trade only.
    Mill basket (antique): Macrae, 404/816-4448, trade only.
    Orchid: Lush Life Flowers, 404/271-8630.
    Rug under sofa (sisal in chocolate): Designer Carpets, 404/262-1720, trade only.
    Fireplace screen, tapestry, patchwork pillows, books, shells, bowl, throw: Westbrook Interiors, 404/355-9430; westbrookinteriors.com.
    Gas fireplace with remote (Liberty Series #L900, direct vent): Regency Fireplace Products, 866/867-4328, regency-fire.com.
    Armless chairs (#4800-01, finish: Black Walnut, nailhead trim in Jumbo Antique): Lee Industries Inc., 800/892-7150, leeindustries.com.
    Fabric on chairs ("Lennick" in Plum #9650): Pindler & Pindler Inc., 805/531-9090, pindler.com, trade only.
    Sofa (95" sofa); sofa fabric ("Charlotte" linen in Oyster): Verellen Home Collection, 336/889-7379, verellenhc.com, trade only, through South of Market, southofmarket.biz.
    Bench, crisscross coffee table: Westbrook Interiors.
    Stone (on coffee table): Holloway Tile & Stone.
    Floor lamps (French wrought iron): Robuck & Company.
    Shades (bone paper with linen overlays): Edgar-Reeves, 404/237-1137, edgar-reeves.com.
    Hanging light: Westbrook Interiors.
    Wall and trim paint ("Grant Beige’’ #HC-83); ceiling paint ("Gray Mist’’ #OC-30): Aura by Benjamin Moore & Co., 877/262-8721, myaurapaint.com.
    Drapery fabric (white linen #23684-101): Kravet, 888/457-2838, kravet.com, trade only.
    Contrasting drapery linen: Pindler & Pindler.
    Buttons ("Horn" on draperies and Roman Shades): As Cute as a Button, ascuteasabutton.com.
    Wall and trim paint ("Grant Beige’’ #HC-83): Aura by Benjamin Moore & Co.

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    In the living room, the neutral color scheme is warmed by an antique Italian chair upholstered in aubergine cashmere.

    Sources:
    Trestle table (17th-century Italian Baroque in walnut, iron), armchair (Spanish Louis XIII, in walnut): Robuck & Company, 404/ 351-7173.
    Fabric on Spanish armchair ("Plum Cashmere’’ #3100/03): Great Plains Textiles through Jerry Pair & Associates, 800/367-7247, jerrypair.com, trade only.
    Sculpture on trestle table (Flossy by Larry Calkins): Mason Murer, 404/879-1500.
    Rug under trestle table (antique Oushack): Rugs by Robinson, 404/364-9042, trade only.

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    French doors in the living room open to a second-floor balcony.

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    Chairs covered in a weather-resistant Sunbrella fabric provide comfortable balcony seating year-round.

    Sources:
    Italian steel armchairs (#23-00683-27-32-S04), settee (#27-A0683-51-320S04), ottoman (#28-00683-2727-S04): Niermann Weeks, 212/319-7979, niermannweeks.com, trade only, through Grizzel & Mann Inc., 404/261-5932, trade only.
    Fabric on cushions ("Bird’s Eye Canvas’’ #5472): Sunbrella Brand Fabrics, 336/221-2211, sunbrella.com.
    Square tables (black concrete), bench (faux bois): Kolo Collection, 404/355-1717, kolocollection.com.
    Plants, planters: Lush Life Flowers, 404/271-8630.

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    The house is entered on the lower terrace level. The garage is at the back on the same level.

    Sources:
    Garage concrete surface (Epoxy Shield/Gray): Rust-Oleum Inc., 800/553-8444, rustoleum.com.
    Stucco paint ("New Chestnut’’ #AC-6), trim paint ("Midsummer Night’’ #2134-20): Aura by Benjamin Moore & Co., 877/262-8721, myaurapaint.com.

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    Each of the three-level homes in the Built for Women III showhouse was designed to meet the needs of different homeowners. Westbrook’s project was for a family with two school-age children, a father, and a mother who works at home.

    When Westbrook designed the 3,000-square-foot family-friendly townhouse, she built in plenty of room for play. "It’s important to create spaces where kids are allowed to be kids, where everything is not precious," she says.

    Westbrook designated a 15x14-foot room on the terrace (and main entry) level of the house as a sunny playroom. Chalkboard paint on the walls allows little artists to create freely. (And easy to paint over when the children outgrow the playroom.) A table and chairs are scaled so they can sit comfortably, and a floor cushion encourages soft landings. "It’s designed so kids can be comfortable in their own space," Westbrook says.

    Large wicker baskets, shelves, and ample closet space make for easy toy pickup. "We made sure there was plenty of storage so everything can be put up at the end of the day," she says. French doors open the playroom to a covered patio, where youngsters can toss a ball or just be rowdy.

    Sources:
    Wall art (created by artists Cooper Sanchez, Alex Brewer, Brad Winkler): through Westbrook Interiors, 404/355-9430; westbrookinteriors.com.
    Floor cushions ("Colber’’ ticking stripe in black #8951): Pindler & Pindler, 805/531-9090, pindler.com, trade only.
    Easel, toys, rug, art supplies, striped fabric (chair pillows): IKEA, 800/434-4532, ikea.com.
    Television (42" LCD Flat Panel HDTV Model #42LB9D): LG Electronics, 800/243-0000, lgusa.com. 
    Upholstered chairs (#007) and stool (#316; Black Walnut finish); fabric ("Patton" in Pumpkin): Lee Industries, 800/892-7150, leeindustries.com.
    Wood table ("Carolina’’ table in white), chairs (in green): Pottery Barn, 800/922-5507, potterybarn.com.
    Entertainment unit ("Rolling Media Cart’’): West Elm, 888/922-4119, westelm.com.
    Side table; floor lamp: IKEA, 800/434-4532, ikea.com.
    Ceiling light (Edwardian open-bottom fixture in Antique Nickel): Circa Lighting, circalighting.com.
    Wall paint ("Black Chalkboard’’), trim and ceiling paint ("Brilliant White’’): Aura by Benjamin Moore & Co. 877/262-8721, myaurapaint.com.
    Roman shades ("Colber’’ ticking stripe in black #8951): Pindler & Pindler, 805/531-9090, pindler.com, trade only.

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    From the foyer, stairs lead up to the main living area, with a living/family room, dining room, and kitchen. "The main space is all open, so we needed to make sure the color palette flowed while allowing each area to have its own identity," notes the designer. "We used the same colors but in different ways."

    In the dining area, Westbrook painted walls a rich aubergine, dramatically echoing the plum color of the living-room chairs. An antique Belgian dining table with a timeworn honey-hued finish is surrounded by linen-covered chairs. Here an antique Italian walnut credenza stands against a wall. "I like mixing the dark rich finishes with the lighter so it looks like pieces were collected over time rather than someone buying everything at once," Westbrook says. "What unifies the spaces is color."

    Sources:
    Art above credenza (Deep Breath, mixed media by Pam Moxley, 48"x48"): Mason Murer, 404/879-1500.
    Books (antique vellum): Regalo Antiques, 404/237-4899, trade only.
    Candlesticks (iron, on credenza): Formations through Jerry Pair & Assoc., 404/261-6337, trade only.
    Table settings (white dinnerware, napkins, wine glasses): Crate & Barrel, 800/996-9960, crateandbarrel.com.
    Small metal dishes: Lush Life Flowers, 404/271-8630.
    Salt & pepper shakers: Jonathan Adler 800/963-0891, jonathanadler.com, through Erika Reade, 404/233-3857, erikareadeltd.com.
    Glass decanter: IKEA, 800/434-4532, ikea.com.
    Slipcovered dining chairs (#5204); chair fabric ("Patton" in Flax): Lee Industries, 800/892-7150, leeindustries.com.
    Oval-back armchairs ("Adam" #20-01095-25-27-W28 in Adam White): Niermann Weeks, 212/319-7979, niermannweeks.com, trade only, through Grizzel & Mann Inc., 404/261-5932, trade only.
    Fabric on armchairs ("Natural Linen’’ in Flax): Pindler & Pindler, 805/531-9090, pindler.com, trade only.
    Table (antique Belgian in oak): Love Train Antiques, 404/271-8630, lovetrainantiques.com, trade only.
    Credenza (17th-century Italian Baroque in walnut): Robuck & Company.
    Rug (antique 9’x12’ Oushack): Rugs by Robinson, 404/364-9042, trade only.
    Hanging lantern (antique): Westbrook Interiors, 404/355-9430; westbrookinteriors.com
    Walls and trim paint ("Caponata’’ #AF-650): Aura by Benjamin Moore & Co., 877/262-8721, myaurapaint.com.

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    The dining room flows into the kitchen, where two-tone ceramic tiles on the range wall introduce subtle color shifts.  The organic Arts and Crafts-inspired pattern, created by inlaying a darker clay into a pale bisque base, forms a textured backdrop for cream-colored maple cabinets with glass fronts.

    Quartz-surface countertops in soothing mocha are easy to wipe clean and won’t stain—a must-have feature in a household with children.  A center island divides the kitchen, with a cooking and prep zone on one side and countertop seating where children can do homework on the other. A stainless-steel refrigerator with twin narrow doors won’t block traffic when open, and it takes less muscle for little ones to open. A microwave under the island keeps countertops clear—and is within reach of youngsters able to prepare their own snacks.

    Kitchen design: Traci Kloos

    Sources:
    Range (36" gas #LRG3035ST in Stainless Steel), dishwasher (fully integrated #LDF8812ST in Stainless Steel), French door refrigerator (36" #LFC21760S in Stainless Steel), microwave with convection oven (#LMB0960ST in Stainless Steel): LG Electronics, 800/243-0000, lgusa.com.
    Cabinetry (door style: "Chamberlain Maple’’ in Canvas): KraftMaid Cabinetry, 800/571-1990, kraftmaid.com.
    Cabinetry hardware (Knobs: European Classic Collection #2003 in #310 Old Bronze): LB Brass, 718/786-8090, lbbrass.com.
    Countertops throughout (Mocha 2370, polished finish): CaesarStone Quartz Surfaces, 718/777-9780, caesarstoneus.com.
    Counter stools (slipcovered stools #5203-51 with Black Walnut finish); slipcover fabric ("Patton" in Flax): Lee Industries, 800/892-7150, leeindustries.com.
    Industrial stools (rotating): Macrae, 404/816-4448, trade only.
    Table (rustic antique), bench, green glass jar: Westbrook Interiors.
    Amber glass bottles: Ainsworth-Noah, 404/231-8787, ainsworth-noah.com.
    Cake stands, white pitchers: Pottery Barn, 800/922-5507, potterybarn.com.
    White dinnerware (in cabinet over refrigerator); white platter: Crate & Barrel, 800/996-9960, crateandbarrel.com.
    White dishes, utensils: IKEA, 800/434-4532, ikea.com.
    Canister, olive oils, condiments: Williams-Sonoma, 800/541-2233, williams-sonoma.com.
    Wooden bowl on island; woven jugs to left of stove: Smith & Hawken, 800/981-9888, smithandhawken.com.
    Walls and trim paint ("Grant Beige’’ #HC-83): Aura by Benjamin Moore & Co., 877/262-8721, myaurapaint.com.
    Sink ("Cape Dory’’ #5864-5U-FD in Cane Sugar), faucet ("Torq’’ #K-6126-VS in Vibrant Stainless): Kohler, 800/456-4537, kohler.com.
    Chandelier ("Turin" antiqued iron, above island): Dessin Fournier 785/434-2777, dessinfournir.com, trade only  through Grizzel & Mann, 404/261-5932, trade only.
    Encaustic tile on range wall ("Voysey B’’ #20B in Stoker Gray Bisque with Creamware overlay): Country Floors, 800/311-9995, countryfloors.com.
    Roman shades (#23684-101): Kravet, 888/457-2838, kravet.com, trade only.

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    To cater to a work-at-home mom’s needs, Westbrook fashioned an office next to the kitchen. A wall of built-in cabinets provides space to store books, files, and other papers, and a stretch of quartz surfacing offers ample work space. Corkboards and cubbies line the backsplash area to keep schedules and notes in view. "Every client needs a space like this, whether she works inside or outside the home," Westbrook says. "It’s a way to keep a household organized. It really is the hub of the home."

    Solid wood floors throughout the main living area clean up easily and provide a warm backdrop to the cream-colored cabinets in the kitchen. Westbrook had the floors site-finished with a soft gray stain.

    Sources:
    Artwork (mixed media): Mason Murer, 404/879-1500.
    Chair ("Aeron"), cookbooks: Westbrook Interiors.
    Hanging desk system, desk accessories: Pottery Barn, 800/922-5507, potterybarn.com.
    Lidded cream jars: Interiors Market, 404/352-0055.
    Fern and container: Lush Life Flowers, 404/271-8630.
    Antique ceramic pots: Ainsworth-Noah, 404/231-8787, ainsworth-noah.com.
    Cabinetry (door style: "Chamberlain Maple’’ in Canvas): KraftMaid Cabinetry, 800/571-1990, kraftmaid.com.
    Cabinetry hardware (Knobs: European Classic Collection #2003, finish: #355 Old Silver): LB Brass, 718/786-8090, lbbrass.com.
    Desk top (Mocha 2370, polished finish): CaesarStone Quartz Surfaces, 718/777-9780, caesarstoneus.com.
    Wall and trim paint ("Grant Beige’’ #HC-83): Aura by Benjamin Moore & Co., 877/262-8721, myaurapaint.com.
    Refrigrator and cupboard supplies (South Beach diet products): Kraft Foods.

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    While family life swirls in the kitchen area, the third-level bedrooms are designed to soothe. Soft gray walls, draperies, and a chaise longue set a restful mood in the master bedroom. A white duvet and monogrammed pillow shams are classically simple, while an antique rug in warm pumpkin and turquoise hues adds a rich dose of color. "The rug just glows," Westbrook says. "I think there is a serenity to the space, and part of that comes from using neutrals. You feel enveloped in this really pretty warm gray color, and the pop comes in the area rug with its palette of oranges and touches of turquoise."

    Sources:
    Convex mirrors (antique, seven sizes): Legendes, legendes.us.
    Lamps ("Crystal Balustrade’’): Circa Lighting, circalighting.com.
    Art (Snow Day by Patrick Johnson): Mason Murer, 404/879-1500.
    Footed bowl (cream color): Formations through Jerry Pair & Assoc., 404/261-6337, trade only.
    Scented candle (in glass): L’Occitane, 888/623-2880, loccitane.com.
    Candles (gold and porcelain with lids), dishes (on bedside chest), framed photographs (by Masao Yamamoto), books: Westbrook Interiors.
    Lavender balls (with ribbon): Erika Reade, 404/233-3857, erikareadeltd.com.
    Closet storage (custom organization units/finish: Antique White): ClosetMaid, closetmaid.com through Lowes, 800/445-6937, lowes.com.
    Bed (custom iron bed with padded headboard insert, queen size): Westbrook Interiors.
    Decorative metalwork (on bed): Calhoun Metalworks, 404/755-6155. .
    Linens (custom monogrammed): Susan Shepherd, 904/241-5900.
    Silk pillows ("Thomasina Blue’’): The Silk Trading Co., 888/745-5302, silktrading.com, trade only.
    Accent pillow (turquoise tapestry detail): B.D. Jeffries, 800/954-3004, bdjeffries.com.
    Accent pillows (antique bobble trim): Westbrook Interiors.
    Mattress (queen size): Perfect Day by Serta, 888/557-3782, sertaperfectday.com.
    Antique rug (12’x12’ Oushack): Rugs by Robinson, 404/364-9042, trade only.
    Armoire (Swedish blue painted), piglet basket (on top of armoire): Love Train Antiques, 404/271-8630, lovetrainantiques.com, trade only.
    Deco chaise longue: Westbrook Interiors.
    Fabric on chaise (gray wool #LA1000-1): Kravet, 888/457-2838, kravet.com, trade only.
    Antique chest (18th-century French Oak Mule Chest): Dearing Antiques, 404/233-6333.
    Antique side table (18th-century Provincial Rococo style, in walnut): Robuck & Company, 404/ 351-7173.
    Ceiling paint throughout ("Glacier White" #AC-40); wall and trim paint ("Ozark Shadows’’ #AC-26): Aura by Benjamin Moore & Co., 877/262-8721, myaurapaint.com.
    Drapery fabric ("Smart’’ cotton taffeta in Polvere #2122-11): Dedar USA, 404/325-2726, dedar-usa.com, trade only, through Jerry Pair & Associates, 800/367-7247, jerrypair.com, trade only.
    Scrim fabric ("St. Malo" linen in Bleach #1151-01): Classic Cloth from Dessin Fournier 785/434-2777, dessinfournir.com, trade only, through Grizzel & Mann, 404/261-5932, trade only.

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    Tiles from Country Floors add pattern to the master bath. Kohler’s brushed nickel faucet and biscuit sink keep the look classic and understated.

    Sources:
    Soap dishes (with white fig soaps), cut glass cannisters, paradigm towels (white): Restoration Hardware, 800/910-9836, restorationhardware.com.
    Bath gels, lotions, candles: L’Occitane, 888/623-2880, loccitane.com.
    Small iron hooks: White Chapel Ltd., 800/468-5534, whitechapel-ltd.com.
    Clear glasses (for toothbrushes): Erika Reade, 404/233-3857, erikareadeltd.com.
    Oil paintings: Westbrook Interiors.
    Cabinetry (door style: "Chamberlain Maple’’ in Canvas): KraftMaid Cabinetry, 800/571-1990, kraftmaid.com.
    Cabinetry hardware (Knobs: European Classic Collection #2003 in #310 Old Bronze): LB Brass, 718/786-8090, lbbrass.com.
    Vanity countertop (Eggshell, polished finish): CaesarStone Quartz Surfaces, 718/777-9780, caesarstoneus.com.
    Chair (antique Swedish blue chair): Love Train Antiques, 404/271-8630, lovetrainantiques.com, trade only.
    Sconces (Antique Nickel with Antique Nickel shades), flush mount (Antique Nickel): Circa Lighting, circalighting.com.
    Wall and trim paint ("Ballet White" #OC-9): Aura by Benjamin Moore & Co., 877/262-8721, myaurapaint.com.
    Lavatory, tub, and shower ("Bancroft’’ in Biscuit), faucets ("Pinstripe Pure’’ in Vibrant Brushed Nickel), toilet accessories (Vibrant Brushed Nickel): Kohler, 800/456-4537, kohler.com.
    Encaustic tile floor ("Sutherland A’’ #4A in Stoker Gray Bisque with Creamware overlay), shower floor, trim, walls (color: Bone): Country Floors, 800/311-9995, countryfloors.com.
    Shades ("Silhouette’’ in "Bon Soir’’ fabric in Counting Sheep #A3-152 with UltraGlide retractable cord lifting system): Hunter Douglas, 800/274-2985, hunterdouglas.com.

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    Even the children’s bedrooms exude a calming aura. Walls painted chocolate warm the boy’s room, and pale pastels soften the girl’s space. "Bedrooms really are one place that should be calming. They are a place to retire and relax," Westbrook says.

    Sources:
    Toys (monkey and frog): Erika Reade, 404/233-3857, erikareadeltd.com.
    Toys, stuffed animals (in basket): IKEA, 800/434-4532, ikea.com.
    Pillows (#28429-68, brown flannel): Kravet, 888/457-2838, kravet.com, trade only.
    Coverlet, shams (canvas in natural): South of Market, southofmarket.biz.
    Striped window treatment, large pillows on daybed ("Florida Prairie’’ #4589-05): Manuel Canovas through Cowtan and Tout, 212/647-6900, cowtan.com, trade only.
    Globe mobile: Restoration Hardware, 800/910-9836, restorationhardware.com.
    Antique map: Love Train Antiques, 404/271-8630, lovetrainantiques.com, trade only.
    Toy basket, watercolor, mirror: Westbrook Interiors.
    Bound area carpets ("Orchard Walk" #HG993-00100, color: Beach Pebble, 8’x9’): Shaw, 800/441-7429, shawfloors.com.
    Daybed (#34-30 in Black Walnut); daybed fabric ("Club" in Taupe); nailhead trim (in Jumbo Antique finish): Lee Industries, 800/892-7150, leeindustries.com.
    Mattress (twin size): Perfect Day by Serta, 888/557-3782, sertaperfectday.com.
    Side table (green metal), chest (painted), small table (white): Westbrook Interiors.
    Chair ("Eliza Chair’’ #2205-22 from Thomas O’Brien Collection); nailhead trim (finish: Jumbo Antique): Hickory Chair, 800/349-4579, hickorychair.com, trade only.
    Chair fabric ("Keegan Basketweave’’ in Cream #LFY20750): Ralph Lauren, 888/475-7674, rlhome.polo.com.
    Lamp (on chest): Pollen, 404/262-2296.
    Lamp (black base/white shade), overhead pendant: IKEA, 800/434-4532, ikea.com.
    Wall and trim paint ("Rustic Taupe,’’ Classic #999), ceiling ("Glacier White’’ #AC-40): Aura by Benjamin Moore & Co., 877/262-8721, myaurapaint.com.
    Shades ("Provenance Woven Woods’’ in "Rustica’’ fabric #WWMA393 in Weathered Timber, Classic style with edge banding in Twill/Nutmeg): Hunter Douglas, 800/274-2985, hunterdouglas.com.

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    Tucking little ones to bed at night after a busy day always feels good. Westbrook proves it can look good, too. In the girl’s bedroom, an upholstered bed by Lee Industries is plumped with elegant and child-friendly checkered and floral linens. Fabric Roman shades dotted with rosebuds are layered over the wood blinds. A simple table beside the bed doubles as a desk.

    Sources:
    Pocket watch clock: Pottery Barn, 800/922-5507, potterybarn.com.
    Toys (assorted Hello Kitty toys, purses, makeup & animals): Toys R Us, toysrus.com.
    Additional toys (piggy bank, striped elephants, rabbit, wooden pig, stuffed lamb): Erika Reade, 404/233-3857, erikareadeltd.com.
    Upholstered bed (#8605-50 with slubby natural fabric): Lee Industries, 800/892-7150, leeindustries.com.
    Duvet, shams: ("Small Check’’/Chartreuse #1005/15): Chelsea Editions, 212/758-0005, chelseaeditions.com, trade only through Jerry Pair, 800/367-7247, jerrypair.com, trade only.
    Accent pillows, Roman Shades ("Rosebud Linen’’ fabric in Ecru #1076-01): Cowtan & Tout, 212/ 647-6900, cowtan.com, trade only, through Travis & Co., 404/237-5079, trade only.
    Chairs; side table: Westbrook Interiors.
    Mattress (queen size): Perfect Day by Serta, 888/557-3782, sertaperfectday.com.
    Rug (American Hook): Rugs by Robinson, 404/364-9042, trade only.
    Wall paint ("Odessa Pink’’ #HC-59), trim and ceiling paint ("Glacier White’’ #AC-40): Aura by Benjamin Moore & Co., 877/262-8721, myaurapaint.com.
    Shades ("Alustra Woods’’ #808, wood blinds in Eggshell): Hunter Douglas, 800/274-2985, hunterdouglas.com.
    Roman shades ("Rosebud Linen’’ fabric in Ecru): Cowtan & Tout, 212/ 647-6900, cowtan.com, trade only, through Travis & Co., 404/237-5079, trade only.

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    Inspired by Belgian, French, and Northern European designs, Barbara Westbrook favors clean, simple shapes and natural materials. "Our look is always clean," Westbrook says. "I don’t like it when you walk into a space and you feel confused, when there is so much going on you don’t know where to look." Westbrook begins most design projects with color, preferring neutral backdrops with brighter accents in artwork, pillows, or accessories. After studying interior design at the Art Institute of Atlanta and working with some of the design world’s best—Gandy-Peace and Nancy Braithwaite—the Lynchburg, Virginia, native started her own business, Westbrook Interiors. She and her staff typically are involved in every aspect of a home’s design, from detailing cabinetry to choosing plumbing fixtures. Westbrook designs furniture, too, and is currently working on a French Modern collection for Beacon Hill.

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