High-rise Chic in Buckhead

We’re so thrilled to debut this wonderful project we completed at an iconic Buckhead high-rise – the tallest residential building in Georgia, no less.

 Our delightful clients (she was a busy executive at the time and he was retired) tasked us with transforming their existing space into a chic, sophisticated and functional aerie in the sky that would be chock-a-block full of original art, carefully curated antiques and thoughtfully chosen furnishings. Set against a spectacular backdrop of endless views and bountiful light, the Huff Harrington Design team wasted no time developing a plan that would highlight the natural beauty of the unit while infusing it with new life and personality.

The first order of business was to address a minimal amount of construction that enlarged some cased openings, added ceiling detail with moldings and opened up the kitchen by removing the upper cabinets. Custom built-ins, with fluting details were designed for the living room and bar. 

Next up: the team listened!  When we heard the wife say time and time again that she often moves around the condo with her laptop while working from home, we knew we wanted to re-image the existing wet bar into a versatile "perch" for her.

Now, a bespoke, sophisticated space beckons one to come sit and stay awhile.  Dark-painted cabinetry, a handsome settee, a vintage French bistro table and a punchy black-and-white abstract by Huff Harrington Fine Art artist, Lisa Zager, give this bar its ooh-la-la moment - and it's a space that's used throughout the day as a spot for a cup of coffee and emails in the morning, a retreat with a good book and a glass of bubbles in the evening. 

The couple knows Huff Harrington Design loves to create around a curated mix of old and new, so we incorporated that sensability into all the spaces.  We focused on using quiet and rich neutrals throughout the unit to achieve a cohesive, sophisticated and subtle design – and let the art and furnishings provide the unique and personalized touches.  Antiques – including a gorgeous 19th century French buffet in the dining room; a vintage bistro table anchoring the bar and a spectacular trumeau mirror in the foyer – all serve as major grounding pieces in the space. 

And we were thrilled when the clients allowed us to lead with key abstract art in many of the spaces.  With the addition of chic, modern light fixtures, edgy decorative accessories, the multiple layers of old, new, crunchy, sleek and modern evolved.

The foyer got its update with furnishings and newly widened cased openings that show off the views as well as new French white oak flooring and an oversized statement pendant.  A timeless, black-painted French commode grounds the space while the ornate 19th century trumeau mirror reflects the sexy new bar area.  A geometric lamp and a fanciful figure by Huff Harrington Fine Art painter, Anne Darby Parker, adds visual interest.

The main living area, with its views that go on for days, is anchored by a vibrant painting by Gee Gee Collins, and is purposefully quiet. Our team decided on creamy upholstery, a sleek modern console table and curated accessories in the custom built-ins.

The dining room is a serene space. Our designers anchored the space with a round dining table, simple upholstered chairs and a nubbly rug for some texture. Hanging above a 19th-century enfilade is a sophisticated abstract by Charles Ross.

The long hallway that leads into the primary suite got a light and bright face lift with high-gloss paint, brass wall fixtures and an acrylic console that floats beautifully in the space.

The primary suite is a study in serenity.  A clean-lined upholstered bed is flanked by simple but functional side tables.  A gorgeous 19th-century Louis Philippe mirror (sourced in Paris) adds reflection and light while the framed Chris Brandell paintings add visual interest above the bed.

Our team loved creating this special primary suite seating moment.  We were delighted to pull in elements we knew our clients would appreciate: a darling 18th-century French settee, newly upholstered in crisp white linen with a new graceful armchair.  The coffee table was sourced in Paris and the painting adjacent to the space is Doug Foltz, from Huff Harrington Fine Art.  It’s the perfect little spot for a glass of bubbles while taking in that insane view.


Merci to our lovely and gracious clients. Our team was delighted to deliver on the combined vision of a beautiful, functional and sophisticated aerie in the sky - and our clients' enthusiasm for their newly imagined space was just a pleasure to behold!

Photography: David Christensen; construction: Atlanta Remodeling and Construction; painting: Master Painters.






Meet Anne + Meg

What happens when two committed Francophiles, art lovers and design junkies get together over a bottle of red wine? A fine art gallery with a little je ne sais quoi is born, followed a few years later by its home furnishings and décor sibling.

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What happens when two committed Francophiles, art lovers and design junkies get together over a bottle of red wine? A fine art gallery with a little je ne sais quoi is born, followed a few years later by its home furnishings and décor sibling.

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