Christmas at Callanwolde

Christmas at Callanwolde is a 40 year tradition in Atlanta. Callanwolde was built by the eldest son of Asa Candler, founder of Coca-Cola. This year I designed the Breakfast Room, the room where Charles, his wife and three children would have eaten most of their meals.

I wanted to respect the architecture and history of the home, and since Callanwolde is a fine art center today, I wanted to give a nod to the mission of the organization.  I mixed contemporary and traditional styles so the room felt well-rounded. The dining chairs were selected because the backs mimic the interior detailing and molding around the room. The contemporary art was selected to bring the home into the present, and I painted individual canvases for the tree to serve as decorations, instead of ornaments, to bring in the fine art element. Fresh flowers and fruit were used throughout the space and terrariums were hung from the chandelier.