While the exterior was nearly perfect, the rooms were somewhat small and dark. Gail sought guidance from Atlanta designer Carole Weaks, who also owns a home in Highlands. Weaks started with color, drawing from the warm hues in the logs and hardwood floors. "Gail wanted to freshen up the house, bring in color without making it feel too urban," says Weaks. "She wanted to give the spaces warmth."
Overlooking the living room is a stair balustrade of rhododendron branches, a hallmark of log homes by 1920s-era builder Joe Webb.
Sofa (“Newgate” #SF520G); club chairs (“Cumberland Lounge Chair’’ #CH227): Edward Ferrell Ltd., 336/841-3028, ef-lm.com, trade only.
Sofa and club-chair fabric (“Monroe’’/Stone #F2208/05 by Colefax & Fowler, discontinued; for similar, “Thirlmere’’/Beige #F3116-02 by Colefax & Fowler); fabric on bench and throw pillows on sofa (“Melton Check’’/Tomato #F3201/01 by Colefax & Fowler): Cowtan & Tout, 212/647-6900, cowtan.com, trade only.
Drapery (“Jaipur’’/Persimmon #JP4): Peter Fasano, 413/528-6872, peterfasano.com, trade only.
Coffee table; benches; side table by fireplace; table under stairwell; painted chest; bird clock; china cabinet: owner’s collection.
Rug (American Hook Rug): Rugs by Robinson, 404/364-9042, rugsbyrobinson.com.
Floor lamp by sofa: Parc Monceau Antiques, 404/467-8107, parcmonceauatl.com, trade only.
“Deck of Cards’’ bridge table and chairs: C. Weaks Interiors, 404/233-6040.
Floor lamp by table and chairs; lamp on table under stairwell: Edgar-Reeves Lighting & Antiques, 404/237-1137, edgar-reeves.com, trade only.
Painting by “Deck of Cards’’ table: by Dennis Campay, denniscampay.com.