Classic Home Decor: Traditional & French Style

Classic Home Decor With Traditional & French Style. House Tour: Suzanne Kasler's Renovation in Atlanta. Kasler used a neutral palette in the living room. Works by artist Kris Ruhs hang behind a silk-velvet-clad sofa from Kasler’s line for Hickory Chair; the clear-acrylic tables and the curtain fabric are by Nancy Corzine. #interiordesign #livingroom #classic #French

Classic Home Decor With Traditional & French Style: House Tour of Suzanne Kasler’s Atlanta Gem

The dining room is furnished with a table and chairs from Kasler’s line for Hickory Chair

Suzanne Kasler’s classic home decor

Nearly six years have passed since interior designer Suzanne Kasler’s 1930 Federal style “fixer upper” in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood appeared in Architectural Digest. Has it truly been six years since my eyes delighted in the wondrous visual poetry within these stunning photos by Pieter Estersohn of the house tour? Even now, seeing the refinery of the classic home decor within this house with its traditional and French style, sends my heart racing.

I know you get it.

Kasler’s traditional style home has been so artfully designed by a thoughtful collector of beauty that it feels like a supreme privilege to even peek inside. BTW. I don’t ever want us to become desensitized to this reality: opening up one’s private home to planet earth is a vulnerable proposition, celebrity designer or otherwise. If you have not personally put yourself in the arena, revealing your nest in such an intimate fashion, more sensitivity and admiration seem in order.

I honor Kasler’s philosophy about design restraint in which she advises that design is as much about what is left out as anything else, and surely this home of hers reiterates that wisdom. On the tour of the renovated house, which has classic home decor and traditional and French style, you will note a warm neutral palette of soft whites, taupes, and greys that impart a restful quietude I simply adore. The exterior has been hushed as well. The once red brick was lightened and brightened in the same spirit as its sublime interiors. Kasler knows her way around timeless romance, and the pale pink feminine-but-not-frou-frou guest bedroom is a memorable, stirring example. There’s a calming comfort that seems to freely flow from a source of gracious, effervescent Southern hospitality within these walls.

Is that Suzanne Kasler’s superpower?

To ponder the answer, this blogging Southern belle (fine…I’m not Southern, but most of my relatives are), will need to gather her strength. She may require smoked BBQ brisket, a side of cheesy grits, and cornbread (with butter and honey) plus ice cold sweet tea. (Ohhhhh, child! And she doesn’t even drink sweet tea!) Merci beaucoup, and she’ll enjoy her feast at the long Swedish dining table (which she’ll pronounce daahhhhnin table) in Kasler’s white kitchen. (Are we quite clear on why Architectural Digest has yet to request my freelance services?)

Without a doubt, you are destined to identify endless classic home decor moments as you peruse this memorable gallery of traditional style interiors which may very well send you into a knee-weakening, woozy Kasler kryptonite trance. Don’t say the BBQ lover didn’t warn you.

Source: Architectural Digest/photos by Pieter Estersohn ~ One King’s Lane/photos by Erica George-Dines

Classic Home Decor: Traditional & French Style

Classic home decor as imagined by SK…how do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

Classic Home Decor With Traditional & French Style. Interior decorator Suzanne Kasler on a balcony at her Atlanta residence, which was renovated by architectural designers William T. Baker & Assoc

Home Tour of Suzanne Kasler’s Atlanta Home: Traditional & French Style (Look at Juliet!)

Classic Home Decor With Traditional & French Style. The first floor of the guesthouse serves as a garage in Suzanne Kasler's Atlanta home with white painted brick in the Buckhead neigborhood. #whitebrick #balcony #houseexterior

Classic Home Decor With Traditional & French Style (The guest house is above the garage.)

Classic Home Decor With Traditional & French Style. Suzanne added these geometric moldings to the family room ceiling, giving the space more of a presence. Painted ice blue, the center circle sets off the room’s orange accents. #livingroom #traditionalstyle #classicdecor #elegance

Home Tour of Suzanne Kasler’s Atlanta Home: Traditional & French Style (The chandelier is a French antique!)

Classic Home Decor With Traditional & French Style. Crisp and clean in bright white, the kitchen is the hub of the home. Slipcovered barstools designed by Suzanne add softness to the marble-top island. #whitekitchen #classicdecor #traditionaldesign #allwhitedecor

Classic Home Decor With Traditional & French Style (Kasler designed the barstools…do the slipcovers bring to mind Provence?)

Classic Home Decor With Traditional & French Style. Kasler-designed barstools for Hickory Chair stand at the kitchen island; the cabinetry is by Downsview Kitchens, the sink fittings are by Michael S. Smith for Kallista, and the tile is by Waterworks. #whitekitchen #classicdecor #kitchendesign #traditional

Home Tour of Suzanne Kasler’s Atlanta Home: Traditional & French Style (Ready? Set? Everyone dash to eBay for silver chargers!)

Classic Home Decor With Traditional & French Style. The kitchen’s dining area features an antique Swedish pine table with Regency chairs; the pendant lights are by James Huniford Collection. #swedishantique #classicdecor #diningroom #traditional

Classic Home Decor With Traditional & French Style (An antique Swedish table and Regency chairs.)

Classic Home Decor With Traditional & French Style. Guests gravitate to the butler’s pantry and bar, which has a jewellike appearance when glimpsed from the dining room. #classicdecor #butlerpantry #traditional #french

Home Tour of Suzanne Kasler’s Atlanta Home: Traditional & French Style (How charming is this bar and butler pantry?)

Classic Home Decor With Traditional & French Style. The dining room sparkles, thanks in part to mirrored molding that runs around the cornice line. Suzanne used a metallic paint on the ceiling to capture even more light. #decoratingideas #classicdecor #diningroom #traditional #crystalchandelier

Classic Home Decor With Traditional & French Style (Pretty AND palatial.)

Classic Home Decor With Traditional & French Style. Sofas by Janus et Cie and 1950s French woven chairs from the Nicholson Gallery beckon from the terrace; the sunburst mirror is vintage. #decoratingideas #patio #Frenchcourtyard #classicdecor

Home Tour of Suzanne Kasler’s Atlanta Home: Traditional & French Style (I changed my mind. I’ll take my cheesy grits out here…read the intro should you be scratching your head!)

Classic Home Decor With Traditional & French Style. Rose Tarlow Melrose House chairs flank a BeeLine Home table in the master bedroom. #classicdecor #allwhitedecor #neutralinterior #decoratingideas

Classic Home Decor With Traditional & French Style (God is showing off here with the sunlight.)

Classic Home Decor With Traditional & French Style. Touches of gold are woven throughout Suzanne’s bedroom, from the detail on the bed to the base of the table lamp to the ornate frame of the upholstered bench. #decoratingideas #bluebedroom #classicdecor #bedroomdecor

Home Tour of Suzanne Kasler’s Atlanta Home:Traditional & French Style (Suzanne Kasler will make you love blue, oui?)

Here’s the room in an earlier shoot before the blue bliss…

Classic Home Decor With Traditional & French Style. Several Nancy Corzine designs—the bed, chests, and bench, which is upholstered in a Fortuny cotton—are arrayed in the master bedroom. #bedroomdecor #classicdecor #neutralinterior #romanticdecor

Classic Home Decor With Traditional & French Style

Classic Home Decor With Traditional & French Style. Silk curtains and an upholstered bergère create a restful corner in shades of pale blue. #Frenchstyle #bluebedroom #wingchair #timelessdecor

Home Tour of Suzanne Kasler’s Atlanta Home: With Traditional & French Style (So French and pretty it hurts.)

Classic Home Decor With Traditional & French Style. The master bath’s tub and fittings are by Waterworks; the bronze-doré tables, found at a French flea market, once graced the Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris. #bathroomdesign #classicdecor #whitebathroom #luxurybath

Classic Home Decor With Traditional & French Style (Where I would live.)

The same bath styled for another mood…

Classic Home Decor With Traditional & French Style. In the master bath, an antique Russian bench and a bronze-doré table add patina to the clean white surroundings. #whitebathroom #luxurybath #classicdecor #freestandingtub

Classic Home Decor With Traditional & French Style

Classic Home Decor With Traditional & French Style. The dressing table in the master bath is by Nancy Corzine, as is the mirror; the chair is a Kasler design for Hickory Chair. #dressingroom #classicdecor #mirrored #vanity

Home Tour of Suzanne Kasler’s Atlanta Home: Traditional & French Style

Classic Home Decor With Traditional & French Style. A guest bath features an étagère and mirror by Restoration Hardware and sconces from Circa Lighting; the washstand, sink fittings, and tiles are by Waterworks. #palepink #bathroomdesign #classicdecor #luxurybath

Classic Home Decor With Traditional & French Style (Is it Ritz Paris or Suzanne Kasler’s home?)

Classic Home Decor With Traditional & French Style. A guest room includes a chair and ottoman from Kasler’s Hickory Chair collection and a carpet she designed for Safavieh; the window treatments are made of a Nancy Corzine linen. #bedroomdecor #classicdecor #palepink #FrenchCountrydecor

Home Tour of Suzanne Kasler’s Atlanta Home: Traditional & French Style (A pale pink bedroom for the books!)

Classic Home Decor With Traditional & French Style. What guest wouldn’t want to curl up in this sunny corner? Swathed in white and shell pink, the room is a dreamy confection. #bedroomdecor #palepink #classicdecor #Frenchstyle

Classic Home Decor With Traditional & French Style

Classic Home Decor With Traditional & French Style. A circa-1780 French stone mantel from François & Co. is the family room’s focal point. #frenchstyle #livingroom #classicdecor #traditional

Home Tour of Suzanne Kasler’s Atlanta Home: Traditional & French Style

Classic Home Decor With Traditional & French Style. Suzanne Kasler Transforms Her Federal-Style Fixer Upper in Atlanta. #classicdecor #yellowdecor #gallerywall

Classic Home Decor With Traditional & French Style

Classic Home Decor With Traditional & French Style. A Brunschwig & Fils print dresses up a guest room; the beds and mirrored chest are Kasler designs for Hickory Chair. #bedroomdesign #classicdecor #Frenchstyle #upholsteredheadboard

Home Tour of Suzanne Kasler’s Atlanta Home: Traditional & French Style

Classic Home Decor With Traditional & French Style. Painted in a Benjamin Moore gray, the master sitting room contains a sofa by Nancy Corzine and a cocktail table by Kasler for Hickory Chair. #greywalls #livingroom #classicdecor #traditional

Classic Home Decor With Traditional & French Style

Classic Home Decor With Traditional & French Style. Vintage armchairs discovered at a flea market in Avignon, France, are grouped on the lawn near the pool; peegee hydrangeas are planted beside a folly-like shed. #lappool #backyard #oasis #lawn

Home Tour of Suzanne Kasler’s Atlanta Home: Traditional & French Style

Classic Home Decor With Traditional & French Style. With a new limestone portico and a fresh coat of cream-color paint, Kasler’s house now possesses the mien of an English Regency mansion. #mansion #whitebrick #federalstyle #classichomeexterior

Classic Home Decor With Traditional & French Style

Excuse me while I set my own fixer upper ablaze after seeing this magnificent re-do.

Are you sufficiently knocked out whether you are familiar with this famous-on-the-internet home of a design giant or not? Because, goodness gracious sakes alive, a timeless, Southern home with classic home decor, traditional style and French sensibilities like Suzanne Kasler’s leaves this fairy breathless every time.

You may very well enjoy a visit to this home tour if this story was your cup of tea.

Peace to you right where you are.

~michele

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20 Comments

  1. Sally
    March 23, 2018 / 9:27 pm

    This is just gorgeous! Looks like I better get a job!

    • March 24, 2018 / 9:31 am

      Haha! I better win the lottery AND get a better paying job! 🙂

  2. Nancy Kantor
    March 24, 2018 / 8:31 am

    Yes, I’m sufficiently knocked out! Absolutely stunning.

    • March 24, 2018 / 9:28 am

      Happy Weekend, Nancy! Thanks for reading. 🙂

  3. Joanna
    March 24, 2018 / 10:45 am

    This is a home I could move into and put my feet up while luxuriating in the soft beauty. I love the warm wood tones and hint of colour but still reading soft, white. Yes, please!

    • March 24, 2018 / 6:03 pm

      Luxuriating is RIGHT! Happy Saturday and peace from Colorado, friend. 🙂

      • Joanna
        March 24, 2018 / 7:17 pm

        I lived in Colorado Springs from 2000 – 2002. We loved it there. Great roads for a ride on the Harley.

        • March 24, 2018 / 7:20 pm

          That’s awesome! I love our motorcycle rides on Sunday afternoons to the country. 🙂

  4. Mary
    March 24, 2018 / 11:18 am

    Where can I find that oh so pretty, blue, French chair in the blue version of the bedroom? I want two, or maybe more. Love it. Have a nice weekend, dear Michele.

    • March 24, 2018 / 6:02 pm

      Hi Mary! I knew that wing chair was going to appeal to everyone as it certainly charms me. It reminds me of a pretty blue French Bergere chair here: http://shrsl.com/ukt7. I’ll keep an eye out for more possibilities for all of us. 🙂

  5. Connie
    March 24, 2018 / 11:19 am

    Have loved her style for quite some time. {swoooooon!}

    Now that she has a line with Ballard Designs, many of her style items are somewhat affordable. ( I say somewhat affordable because it’s still quite a lot more than thrift store finds…..my sorta “go to” shopping in my budget.)

    Her style is classic and, at least to my eyes, will never be out of style. Hey speaking of style, am I the only one who thinks there are tons of homes out there who’s owners are going to be saying in about 7 years “Oh honey, we’ve gotta remove all this shiplap! It’s not trendy anymore!!” 😉 Don’t get me wrong, I think the “fixer upper” look is nice but wondering if shiplap walls will be the next popcorn ceiling (i.e. they’ll have to be removed)……..

    …….and we all go on to more important things in our day…….. Haha!

    • March 24, 2018 / 5:56 pm

      Ha! You are definitely not the only one who wonders that about shiplap! It will be easier to remove than popcorn ceilings though, won’t it? I keep wondering how long the farmhouse look will remain popular, but it certainly is a style that has a lot of timeless elements with historical significance. Happy Saturday, Connie. 🙂

      • Connie
        March 24, 2018 / 7:15 pm

        Well, as far as “historical significance” hmmmmm……I grew up in a farmhouse/ranch house and so did most of my friends. Not a single house had shiplap, white, or any of the elements we call ‘modern farmhouse’ today. 😉 But I certainly do wish we would have had those lighter elements! Everything ‘back in my day’ was rather dark and with many homes being old (like around 1915, ’20s and ’30s) the rooms were also small; none of this open concept like today !

        I wanted to add I’m really enjoying your blog! Glad I found you. 😀

        • March 24, 2018 / 7:24 pm

          I’m so happy to have you following along! Shiplap is often underneath drywall in older homes because after becoming popular for outbuildings, it caught on for interior walls…and then fell out of fashion and was covered over! 🙂

  6. March 24, 2018 / 6:56 pm

    nice post something about Traditional & French Style home decoration

    • March 24, 2018 / 7:25 pm

      Glad you liked. 🙂

  7. debbie
    March 25, 2018 / 3:32 am

    ooh la la! Jealous much??

    • March 25, 2018 / 8:37 am

      🙂 Thanks for reading!

  8. April 11, 2018 / 11:32 am

    This is just amazing! Looks like I better get a job!

    • April 11, 2018 / 1:35 pm

      Thanks for reading. 🙂

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