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Nine Years of Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes


New Girl in Town

[Detail view, 19th-century Oushak from Keivan Woven Arts.]

[Kuba cloth pillows via Mantiques Modern.]

Often I receive emails asking about undiscovered local designers with a flair for one particular style or another, and since many of you are big fans of Michael Smith's work, I thought you might be interested to know that a Smith alum, Capella Kincheloe, just landed in Atlanta and is ready to take on clients. Of course, Capella will have her own style but the Smith connection gives you a sense of her background.

Since she is used to shopping in Los Angeles, I was curious to see what pieces in Atlanta have caught her eye so far. To date, it looks like she's been gravitating to Belvedere, Parc Monceau, Keivan Woven Arts, and Robuck & Co. (She found an amazing late-19th-century Oushak at Keivan!)

Capella's bedroom chest is a refinished garage sale find that she mixed with Christopher Spitzmiller lamps from Belvedere and a painting by Donna Hughes.

Continuing with the earthy palette, Capella put together inspiration boards combining Atlanta finds with online sources.

Brooke mirror, Made Goods
Antique Oushak, Keivan Woven Arts
Lamps, SCDS
Tables, chairs, ABC Modern
Bedding, WS Home
Chair fabric, Pintura Studio
Paint, Benjamin Moore HC 87

Lamps, Belvedere
Chindi rug, Overstock
Photograph, John Duckworth, Marsh Reeds Winter
Chairs,  Baker
Table, Parc Monceau
Mirror, Robuck and Co.
Rosewood sofa, link here
Paint, Benjamin Moore's "Maritime White"
Upholstery fabric,  World Linen's "Desert Natural"
Pillow fabric,  Jasper's "Mali Stripe" in Indigo
Kuba Cloth pillows, Mantiques Modern

["Mali Stripe" in Indigo from Michael S. Smith's Jasper line.]

To ask Capella about her range of design services, contact her at


Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

So interesting. Glad to have one more inspiring designer in Atlanta. Thanks for sharing. Hope you are well.


stylecurator said...

I worked with Capella at Michael Smith-she is wonderful and talented. Atlanta is lucky to have her!

Jennifer said...

can't wait to see more from her! thank you for the introduction.

kelleyp said...

i spied those kuba cloth pillow in the April 2010 AD Michael Smith layout!