Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Design Crush: Melanie Turner

Talk about a Southern stunner!! This home is to die for. I mean, helloooo dream house! Design wise, it's traditional, cool, modern and fun, yet elegantly serious. I think it’s a really interesting, textural look where we see both restraint and indulgence in equal measure. 

The home is owned by one of the premiere luxury home builders in Atlanta, Stan Benecki, and his wife Melanie Turner Benecki of Turner Davis Interiors. Melanie was named as the Southeastern Designer of the Year 2009, a very prestigious award. The home was designed by an architect from Dallas, and inspired by a home there; the style has both French and Californian influences. It sure seems like Atlanta is fast becoming a hot bed for design!

Inspired by 1970s Hermes, this sitting room is a charming and cozy, with gorgeous cypress walls.

Melanie's signature style combines light and dark elements, along with exquisite architectural details. The floors in this room are intricate and really stunning. Throughout the house, Melanie uses yellow as an accent color. Note the band on the edge of the curtains and the backs of the chairs are in the same fabric, which ties the room together. The art on the wall is by Todd Murphy, a nationally known artist based in Atlanta.

I would never, ever leave this movie theater room. A Clint Eastwood movie, popcorn and some wine snuggled up on those chaises? Pure heaven!

Love the large artwork here behind the tv- it conceals it a little by distracting your eye!

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