Monday, February 23, 2009

In Love (design-wise!): Atlanta Bartlett & Foster House

I cannot get over Atlanta Bartlett. She is the author of one of my favorite books, At Home With White, and I honestly don't know why I hadn't looked her up sooner. Below = perfection.

Anyway, Atlanta is an interiors stylist who works with her husband, designer Dave Coote. They own The Beach Studios, an agency in the UK that provides shoot spaces for the film, photographic and television industries. There are so many amazingly beautiful locations that it will take me a bunch of posts to get through them all so for the next few weeks/ months/ however long it takes me, I'll be doing Atlanta Bartlett & The Beach Studios location posts.

First, I just want to show you some photos of her work so you can get a feel for her beautiful, relaxed style. Below, a more modern bedroom:

Here is her more formal, French-inspired location:

A country kitchen (below). You'll see lots of grain sacks & linens throughout her work.

Would love to sit down to a lunch here:

Her styling is amazing: (Seriously? making an unmade bed look so good?!)

How pretty (below)? You know I'm loving the linen!
Love the floors & the round window (below):
How gorgeous are these velvet drapes below?! I love how luxurious they are, but how casually they're hung. perfect! And below is a series of photographs of Foster House, one of The Beach Studios' locations. (There are so many!!!) It's "Only one and a half hours from central London... Fabulous new house location in the heart of the Kent countryside only 10 minutes from the coast. Arranged over 3 separate buildings set in 3 acres of grounds which also boast 2 vintage Airstream trailers."

It's described as a "stunning 6 bedroom New England style property. White weather boarded exterior." Downstairs accommodation comprises one 32ft/10m L shaped reception room with tongue and groove walls, an open fireplace and a modern style Baltaup kitchen at one end.
I've been noticing these shalves lately that go accross the whole wall. Wouldn't this be the best place for an ever-changing display?!!
The table (below) is so perfectly worn:
Hutch-love (below): "A separate living room with an inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove." The wood nook (below) is on my list of things that is definitely happening in my house (as soon as I get one! ;) I just love the warmth it adds to a room & it's so incredibly functional too.
"A generous hallway and a tiled scullery. All other floors downstairs are dark stained fumed oak boards." I love the tongue-and-groove walls & ceilings!!!
How beautiful is this little marble-topped console?!
I just love the mood of all of the spaces in this house.
"Upstairs offers 3 bedrooms for photography. Bedroom one has an antique iron bedstead, windows on 3 sides and pale grey painted floorboards. " I want to go on vacation here. WOW How could you worry about anything here??!!
I LOVE all the windows in this bedroom. It's like a treehouse! I really can't get over it. It's amazing.
And what a beautiful idea with the baskets under the bed for pretty storage:
"Bedroom two has a french antique carved wood bed head, Neisha Crosland wallpaper on one wall and pale grey painted floorboards. " I often see wallpaper in these "attic" rooms & I think it does a lot for the small spaces. Put behind the bed the way it is done, below, makes the bed the focal point & also adds some height to the wall.
"Bedroom 3 has original beams, and an upholstered bed head covered in original 18th century embroidered linen and painted bone wood floor."

I love all the nooks & crannies this house seems to have:

So, isn't Foster House beautiful?!!! It is THE perfect country house to me. (Because I'm really ever going to have a country house! hahah ;) Below are more photographs from a variety of locations. This little work area below is so great. I think there's room in lots of living areas to put a little workspace like this in. (perfect for bills, emails & blogging! ;)
Again, loving all the white (below) and the books make this space for me:

Below, I would possibly have to stuff my cat & keep him there on top of the chair because he looks so perfectly there!! (No, I'd seriously only do it if my cat was really old ;)

hahaha I love the pattern in the curatins (below):

Love the horizontal paneling in the room below: Definitely putting me in the mood for DC cherry blossoms & springtime!!!

Below, a perfect little party:

Welcome home: (Such a beautiful & creative alternative to a wreathe!)

Below, more of those grainsacks we've been seeing so much of lately!!!

Pretty little vignette:

More pictures from the more formal French-inspired location:

LOVE these floors below: What a gorgeous silhouette!!! (below) The pop of green makes this picture for me.

Another beautiful "messy" bed:
Definitely feeling insired to do my family photo wall!!! (I think I may really do it soon!!!) I have been collecting the pics for years & have never gotten around to it! I just adore the picture below. The little guy playing onthe sofa & the lived-in, beautiful room... all the white! :)
Ooohhhh another kitty ripe for the stuffing!!
This dining room table mathces that beautiful coffee table from a few pictures above. I wonder who make them?

Loving the stripes (below): Below, a great way to turn every day objects into art:

Well, I hope you've enjoyed this peak at Atlanta Bartlett's work & I will be showing lots more if it in the next few weeks/ months/ however long it takes me to share it all (because it's all this amazing!!) hope everyone had a great weekend!!
ps- i do love cats, i promise!