All photography, Eric Piasecki as seen in Elle Decor September 2006.
I was happy to read that the home of fellow Southerner Temple St. Clair Carr is supposed to be included in the upcoming book, Elle Decor so Chic: Glamorous Lives, Stylish Places, from Filipacchi. Temple St. Clair, a globe-trotting jewelry designer, has an unpretentious but sophisticated home filled with layers of meaning. Family antiques, exquisite objects collected on her travels, and contemporary pieces all mingle happily together, in an uncontrived way. It's the "anti-decorator" house.
BTW: For more globe-trekker chic, visit the Dorothy Methvin McClatchey collection, on permanent view at Fernbank Museum. (Located in a stately old residential neighborhood, Druid Hills, Fernbank is a great Sunday afternoon destination.) McClatchey traveled the world with her husband collecting jewelry and decorative arts, and donated over 500 objects from Central and Southeast Asia, Africa, Europe and Melanesia to the museum, which are now seen in Reflections of Culture.