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sneak peek: kelly teasley

by anne

hello, color! welcome to the atlanta home of kelly teasley, co-owner of young blood gallery & boutique and animal lover extraordinaire. kelly was a painting major in college (perhaps that’s where the color-inspiration comes from!) and has always been drawn to the south for its general warmth, odd traditions and humid summer days. as a child she was an avid collector of knick-knacks, but has pared down over the years. she loves antiques, a quality she picked up from her mother, and at the same time loves a mix of styles. young blood gallery & boutique first grew out of frustrations with the lack of gallery spaces for new artists in atlanta, so kelly would open up her home for shows until they opened the gallery in 2002 across the street from her home. young blood has since moved to its current location, but i love the story of how it came to be. you can check out the full-sized images of kelly’s home right here. {thanks, kelly!}anne

p.s. the paint colors are listed at the end of the post!!

[above: I bought my 1920’s bungalow in 2002. It had to be stripped down to the bone, and I was lucky to find a neighborhood architect that was able to keep the historic accuracy of the house but also giving it a modern twist (as you will see in the upstairs). I decided that I wanted to strip all of  the molding in the house to it’s natural state. I only made it through the living room and ended up hiring someone to do the fireplaces. So this room is the only room with the natural wood exposed. The floor in the downstairs portion of the house is also original. I go through a lot of couches having animals [kelly is involved in animal rescue!] so my current one is from IKEA, and I love the print and the washable cushion covers. Having Owned an art gallery for so many years, I have quite a large collection of artwork. In the corner of this room is a David hale (wood) and Abbey Glassenberg piece (bird)  from a show we had a the gallery.The other pieces are by John Simmons (fractel) and Ben Baumgartner (wrestlers). The pieces on the mantel are from various local potters, Kevin Taylor (close) and the photo (Paper Heart Designs). The Chihuhua on the couch is Brownie my foster dog.]

I was lucky enough to be able to include the dining room and kitchen into one big open space, it makes my house look a lot bigger than it is and allows friends to keep me company while I cook dinner. The two toned green in kitchen was an experiment and turned out great! And matches the green/white tile on the back splash. The sink was rescued from an old farm house. My kitchen table and chairs are vintage that I got at a flea market (bulldog is Frances).

This room I used for spend the night guests (human and animal). I like to have colored themed rooms (this being the pink room) the bed was vintage and white washed with added pink trim. This room also houses a lot of the photography I own including the shelf in the corner that houses my collection of vintage cameras.

CLICK HERE for the rest of Kelly’s sneak peek after the jump!

Again color themed room heh heh. The claw foot tub was original to the house and I had it reglazed and painted blue on the bottom to match the tile. The stained glass window was purchased at an auction.

I just finished the upstairs only a year or so ago. It was raw before and housed my studio- I moved my studio downstairs and created a master bed/bath upstairs. This is the most modern part of the house and I took advantage of the cool angles upstairs and painted them various colors to accent them. All of the colors came actually from one chair in the room (right hand corner of the room) also vintage. My bed is from Ikea. I had the window seat custom built with pull out drawers to house my sheets. (Ranger is modeling the bed)

The upstairs bath leads in from the bedroom. I put glass block in one of the walls to help keep some sunlight in that room. The chandelier is vintage but the sinks/shower/toilet are all from Kohler.

This stairs case was added into to the house so that I could create a living space upstairs. We created a wide stairs so people could sit on them when visiting. The larger piece on the wall (portrait) was done by Ryan Lincicome, who also installed my tile in the downstairs bathroom and kitchen.




Every southern home has to have a rocking chair and blue porch ceiling ( to keep away bad spirits-so they say)

PAINT COLORS (all by Sherwin Williams)

Upstairs (bed room/bath)
obstinate orange (bed room)-semi
reflecting pool (blue in bathroom)-semi
plymouth green (bed room)-semi
quarter sawn oak (bed room)-flat

blues in bathroom and living room custom
(SW-B1black 1/64)
(G2 new green 1/64, 2/32 )
(N1 Raw Umber 1/63)

kitchen greens
Ace Fir Crest (Ceiling)
Walls-in a can of Extra white
new green (6/32, 1/128)
yellow (13/32-1/64)
deep gold (13/32-1/128)

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