I don’t even know where to begin. This 2-bedroom cottage, owned by interior designer Berkley Vallone, is everything. Built in 1985 on the lush grounds of a Moroccan-inspired 1920s resort hotel, the Scottsdale home started as Berkley’s bachelorette pad and turned into a labor of love for her growing little family (now three). From a carved bust of Marie Antoinette to a bold velvet leopard print covered chair, a show-stopping graphic black and white laundry room (that you cannot miss), to a vintage Louis Vuitton trunk that doubles as a cocktail table with one great story [owners used to label their luggage with their initials so they could be easily identified in a bustling train station; and Berkley says, “I was meant to have it!”], every detail of this surprisingly snug cottage is carefully orchestrated and beautiful.
And though it’s typically my least favorite place, the laundry room in this incredible home might actual be my favorite room of the house. If I had that laundry room, I might actually consider doing laundry. Kidding.
(By the way, Traditional Home has all of the incredible details!)
Photographs by Colleen Duffley for Traditional Home
April 12, 2013 6 Comments
Interior designer Barbara Westbrook lives in the village of Whittier Mill in Atlanta, Georgia in a home that was previously a general store. In fact, many of the re-purposed shelves were leftover from the original store. And most of the interesting pieces of furniture that Barbara has gathered over the years, from the gorgeous leather club chair to the white Klismos chairs around the dining table and the weathered blue Swedish armoire, are amongst her favorite finds.
Photographed by Erica George Dines for Atlanta Homes Magazine
April 25, 2012 11 Comments