Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Another Peek into the Decorators' Dorm
The beauty of living in a high-rise is that when an ice storm hits and one is trapped indoors for days, cabin fever never really strikes. There are simply too many interesting neighbors with whom to spend time chatting and drinking wine. Or at least, where I live, there are a lot of interesting neighbors.
One of those neighbors is David Hayes, a prominent member of the Atlanta design community. Back in 1964, David joined Alan Ferry Designers, which eventually grew into the very successful firm, Ferry Hayes Designers. (The firm is now known as Ferry, Hayes, & Allen.) Now retired, David had a long and illustrious career, working as both a designer and an architect. His training and expertise obviously came in handy when renovating and decorating his apartment, which is considered to be one of the chicest residences in my building.
But now, David is leaving our little community to move back to the house in which he was raised. His apartment is for sale, and I had the chance to take a peek inside during last week's winter storm. What I noticed about the apartment is that it is an effortless blend of sleek interior architecture, now-classic modern furniture, and high-style traditional pieces. Some of the pairings and furnishings that stood out to me were: gilded consoles and mirrors paired with modern lamps; classical sculptures and bronzes; contemporary art; klismos chairs; neutral-colored fabrics; black accents; and a lot of books. My neighbors were right; David's apartment really is quite chic.
I took numerous photos of David's apartment, which you'll see here. If you're interested in more information, please contact broker Skeet Thomas at email@example.com
All photos taken by Jennifer Boles for The Peak of Chic; copyright of Jennifer Boles