Fun fact: the William Oliver building in downtown Atlanta is a National Historic site, built in 1930 by Thomas G. Healey. It was Atlanta’s first completed Art Deco skyscraper. Also notable? It’s home to Kirk and Brittany Stafford. The upbeat, creative couple are proud downtown dwellers. Kirk is the Atlanta editor for UrbanDaddy, and the mind behind Belfry shoes, a burgeoning line of men’s footwear that boasts a range of eye-catching, contemporary styles (see: green chukka boots). Brittany, a restaurant designer, walks to work at The Johnson Studio (most recently responsible for the stunning new Atlas restaurant in Buckhead’s St. Regis hotel) every day.
Brittany’s aesthetic is heavily present in Atlas’ interiors, which becomes all the more apparent when you set foot in the Stafford home. While the couple may not have had the restaurant’s infamously lavish art budget (Picasso! van Gogh!) to work with, their style has the same moody, compelling blend of collected antiques and heirlooms, tied together by Brittany’s seasoned eye for design—and done without compromising her husband’s aesthetic.
“We’d call our design-style a curated collection of unique finds and family heirlooms,” explains Brittany. “We’ve realized that as our home started to come together, that each individual thing had a story. It might not have been our story, but it had one. And we love that.”
Thank you to Catrina Maxwell of CatMax Photography for the beautiful photographs today. See more of work at catmaxphotography.com.