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Sometimes having a starting point, such as a homeowner’s fantastic art collection, gives a designer a wonderful foundation from which to begin. Such was the case with this stately Atlanta home in the gorgeous Buckhead neighborhood. Interior designer Jessica Bradley, of Jessica Bradley Interiors, had the pleasure of working with a client who loves to collect art and other items of beauty, so Jessica had a jumping off point in each room.

“She enjoys finding treasures at Scott Antique Markets and estate sales,” says Jessica, “so we kept the color palette neutral and light, so all the little collections and art would be the star.”

While entry to the living room is regal with symmetrical antique art on either side of the door, Jessica added an acrylic coffee table to the seating arrangement for a modern touch.

While entry to the living room is regal with symmetrical antique art on either side of the opening, Jessica added an acrylic coffee table to the seating arrangement for a modern touch.

We love the elegant touches like vases of fresh-cut flowers found throughout the home.

We love the elegant touches, like vases of fresh-cut flowers, found throughout the home.

“The intaglio collection in the foyer is eye-catching,” says Jessica, referencing the small engraved pieces of art that have been artfully framed.

“The intaglio collection in the foyer is eye-catching,” says Jessica, referencing the small engraved treasures that have been artfully framed.

The homeowner gravitates towards blues, grays, greens and other cool colors, Jessica says, so they maintained a consistent look in each room. “We kept things light throughout the house, but made sure it had layering and texture for interest,” adds the designer.

Jessica Bradley’s sophisticated look was displayed at the spring Decorator’s Showhouse, where she decorated not one but two rooms, including an envy-inducing laundry room. Jessica’s previous career stops include a stint working in the corporate video department at Coca-Cola, but in 2000, she shifted her visual skills to the interior design world, working for designer Jackye Lanham before going out on her own in 2005.

“The clean colors of light grey and white make this kitchen timeless,” says the designer.

“The clean colors of light gray and white make this kitchen timeless,” says the designer.

Over-scaled chairs soften the breakfast room and add an inviting cozy element.

Over-scaled chairs soften the breakfast room and add an inviting, cozy element.

A vignette in the kitchen shows the homeowner’s love of collecting, with Juliska plates accented by abstract art.

A vignette in the kitchen shows the homeowner’s love of collecting, with Juliska plates accented by abstract art.

For this house, Jessica set the tone for quiet elegance in the foyer, with the homeowner’s collection of framed intaglios providing art along the staircase. “She also wanted a skirted table with a big glass vase for cutting big branches and dramatic floral arrangements,” she adds. On the other side of the foyer, large-scale, gilded artwork flanks the opening to the living room.

Mirrors are a motif throughout the house, providing continuity on every floor. Jessica sees it as a handy decorating feature, in fact. “Every room needs a mirror,” she says. “It is always an easy way to bring extra light and glam to a room, and this homeowner loves starbursts and antique mirrors, so we never think we have too many mirrors!”

An armoire has antique mirror in the back so it is always reflecting the garden opposite it. A collection of little starburst mirrors on antique wood stands lines the shelves.

An armoire has an antique mirror in the back, so it reflects the garden opposite it. A collection of little starburst mirrors on antique wood stands lines the shelves.

The designer chose a Mitchell Gold sectional for the family room and filled it with pretty pillows. “The homeowner wanted a piece she and her son and husband could really use and cuddle up in,” says Jessica. “It can be changed around because it’s so versatile. Her son has even had sleepovers on it.”

The designer chose a Mitchell Gold sectional for the family room and filled it with pretty pillows. “The homeowner wanted a piece she and her son and husband could really use and cuddle up in,” says Jessica. “It can be changed around because it’s so versatile. Her son has even had sleepovers on it.”

The homeowner’s love of mirrors continues in the master bath, cleverly outfitted with a built-in make-up area.

The homeowner’s love of mirrors continues in the master bath, cleverly outfitted with a built-in makeup area.

The entry to the bathroom

The entry to the bathroom features a starburst mirror, a “glam” factor that is continued throughout the home.

A custom concrete table and chairs from Restoration Hardware fill the brick patio, ready for entertaining.

A custom concrete table and chairs from Restoration Hardware fill the brick patio, ready for entertaining.

The color in this elegant outdoor space comes from the vibrant bouquet of flowers.

The color in this elegant outdoor space comes from the vibrant bouquet of flowers.

We love the privacy in the outdoor eating area.

We love the privacy in the outdoor eating area.

Thanks to Emily Followill for the beautiful photographs. And see more of Jessica Bradley’s work at jessicabradleyinteriors.com.

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