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Tuesday
Apr172012

Christine and Owen's Atlanta Modern...

A few weeks ago, I received an email from a woman named Christine Anthony. She was happy to see Rusty from Pine Street Market wearing a GROW! hat in one of my blog entries. Turns out, GROW! is a film about Georgia farmers that she made with her husband, Owen Masterson. The couple are established filmmakers and photographers. They are also responsible for creating this stunning modern abode not far from my own house...

Christine and Owen moved to Atlanta from Silver Lake, California in 2005- coincidently, the same place I moved from six years ago. They discovered this 1955, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in great condition and bought it immediately. It's a unique treasure and certainly has a California feel. I love the layout, the floors, the windows, the ceilings...the feeling of peace and calm the moment you enter the front door. 

Shades of orange, green and blue pop up throughout the home. 

What I can truly appreciate in a home is a lack of clutter. I struggle every day with minimizing my things but Christine and Owen perform this task with ease. When I asked them to describe their aesthetic, Owen responded, "Lean and clean." I'd add "with a great eye for design." Christine's favorite piece in the house is the painting to the left that she found at the Ticktocker Thrift Shop in Los Angeles. 

They've intentionally kept the walls white as they do not get a lot of natural light in the home and it helps the space feel fresh and airy. The colors they do choose to add, as Christine said, "just make us feel good." 

I love the fresh greenery you'll see in every room, as well as this perfectly propped set of books that acts as their bedroom doorstop. 

Most of their furniture was found through thrift stores and estate sales. Owen sees potential in many thrown away items simply by looking through the bad upholstery or paint job and seeing the overall shape of the piece. You can always fix things up, you just need a keen eye for the good stuff...

I'm an admirer of their tidy ways. Owen makes a good point, "As creatives we're always thinking of other projects so we don't want too many distractions." Adding, "When we do come home, we like the eye to relax and everything in its place." I wonder if he's related to my mother... 

Christine offered me some lovely fresh baked goods and coffee when I arrived. So lovely and perfectly Southern of her...

As I spent time in each room, I had to ask Christine if she was also a prop stylist. She confessed she used to be a food stylist in LA, which is a tough job. Her eye is impeccable and every angle of her and Owen's home is a photograph. I attribute this to their passion for their craft...their desire for order, harmony and calm. 

If you get a chance, I strongly recommend you see their fabulous film, GROW! They visited 12 farms in Georgia at least five times each to document the growing season. As you may already know, there is a growing surge of college kids who have decided to forgo the corporate job and become organic farmers instead. Their intention with the film, as Christine shared, is "to get more people to farm. To encourage people who have the land, to let kids farm on it." Thank you Christine and Owen for all your wonderful work with GROW, your beautiful photography, which you can learn more about here.... And your lovely hospitality... It's deeply appreciated. 

 

Photos 1,6, 9, 12 Christine Anthony and Owen Masterson    Remainder of Photos and Content: Sweet Peach


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Reader Comments (12)

What a gorgeous home. So, so lovely! I wish I could keep mine that clean and tidy.

April 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather T.

Oh wow. I want to live here. Just beautiful!

April 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJANICE

Do you know where they got that pendant lamp above the white chair/ shag rug? It's so unique and pretty!

April 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterC. Edwards

What a stunning home. I'm eternally jealous for their great eye and ability to minimize. Nice blog post!

April 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSandy

Beautiful home. It feels light and airy just through the pics, I can imagine how nice it would be to live there. A labor of love to be sure-

April 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaney Jacobs

Gorgeous!!!!!

April 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterB. Benson

What a great home. I love the hanging light.

April 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCAMS

Less is more. No wonder why both of them are good artists. Their sense of style is really evident in their minimalist home design. I so love the simplicity, one that looks modern but cozy. The combination of the colors is just enough to make a statement and make you feel at home.

Love it! Especially the kitchen, very functional and stylish!

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKira

Nice to see such a beautiful modern home here in Atlanta! Most people here see modern design as a "no no"...

April 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commentereli1172

The white hanging lamp was from a junk shop on Sunset Blvd. in Silverlake.

April 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

Have been asked about the books doorstop- yes it is a William Passarelli piece; the books are bolted together. Titles include "Once Is Not Enough" by Jacqueline Susann and "Links" by Fanati.

March 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChristine+Owen

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