Style Court

Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016


Atlanta Style

Above is perhaps the most beautiful home in Atlanta, the 1920s Swan House designed by architect Philip Trammell Shutze. It's definitely the most photographed.

On Thursday, August 9, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles editor, Clinton Smith, will present Love The House You Live In: Personal Decorating, Atlanta Style, at Emory University.

From the city's real residences to homes depicted over the years in TV and movies (think Gone With the Wind and Designing Women) Smith will look at Atlanta's style -- past, present and future. Class participants will be briefed on color and style trends Smith expects to be dominant in the next few years. And the editor will also offer tips for solving pesky decorating challenges. Registration costs $79 and is available online.

BTW: the Swan House, located on the grounds of the Atlanta History Center, will be open tomorrow, July 4. Currently on view is Philip Trammell Shutze: Atlanta Classicist, Connoisseur, and Collector, a permanent exhibition that features a Chinese Export porcelain gallery, a re-creation of part of Shutze's living room, and an extensive collection of furniture and other decorative arts. Tomorrow is also opening day for the blockbuster show, Benjamin Franklin: In Search of A Better World.


Janet said...

Oh, my gosh! When I was in Atlanta a couple years ago a friend took me to Swan House. FAB-U-LOUS! Thanks for posting the lovely photos!

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The Paris Apartment said...

That is stunning, i am keeping the pic for my wish list!

style court said...


Glad this one inspires you! It is an amazing place.

The Peak of Chic said...

And to think that Ruby Ross Wood had a hand in the decoration makes it even more special!

style court said...

POC, Yes!