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Tuesday
Sep132011

Wendy's INtown Abode

Wendy and Ward Binns live in this wonderful craftsman bungalow right in the heart of Atlanta. Wendy is the owner and publisher of the Atlanta INtown paper and her home, built in 1920, is a mix of formal and traditional, with an ode to mother nature. 

The dining room is one of the first rooms you see when you enter Wendy's home. She has wonderful bunches of greenery found from room to room. Her friend Duane Marcus helped her plant the right foliage and flowering plants in her garden to best complement her style. A job well done as this added touch fills the bright, inviting space with warmth and beckons you to come sit and hang out a while. The dining table is from Urban Cottage Atlanta and the chandelier from Pottery Barn. 

Her lovely kitchen nook is everything a nook should be. It's inviting and charming as she mixes greens, browns and whites in a perfectly sized corner. A teacup is always a good cozy indicator as well as plentiful pillows.  

I couldn't help but notice a few mason jars filled with Brandy Fig Jam on the kitchen counter. Her friend Robin picked them from her backyard Celeste Fig trees and Wendy then created big batches of jam using this recipe. Wendy recommends pairing the jam with manchego cheese. Sounds so good... 

Good design is in the details. I was instantly charmed by the little chickens hanging from her kitchen tea towels...

I also adore Wendy's collection of silver vases that have been handed down by her mom and grandma. Wendy added clippings of artemisia powis castle from the garden this morning. So lovely and unusual.

This is a great angle of the house that shows off a bungalow's charm. The sweet owl print complements the browns and whites of the interior staircase and makes me want to see more... 

Wendy has the sweetest bathrooms. They're simple and white with just a pop of color here and there.

I'm a fan of anything distressed so when I saw this great green and white side table with the pretty green and white flowers, I had to take a moment to capture its imperfect perfection.

As many would agree in the South, the porch is the favored room in the house. Such is the case for Ward and Wendy who spend a ton of time relaxing on theirs....along with their cat, Larry whom Wendy describes as "wanting to be everyone's best friend." Larry was certainly a most gracious host. 

Lovely home Wendy and Ward! And an exciting aside...Wendy is featuring a few Sweet Peach blog entries each month in the Atlanta INtown Paper. Wendy is calling them Peach Picks and September is the first featured month so please take a look if you live down this way...or check it out online. 

 

Photos and Content: Sweet Peach 

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Reader Comments (5)

Awesome picture of Larry the cat!

September 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStyler

Beautiful home. I love all the garden clippings, it reminds me how I need to grow more plants outside just so I can clip them, fun idea!

September 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterL. Kyle

Inspiring home and I can't wait to try that fig recipe. Thanks for sharing!

September 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa T.

Looking good, my awesome neighbors!

September 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterClay Crow

Thanks for this article. It's just what I was searching for.

October 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdining room furniture

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