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The living room is an almost undefinable mix of elegant, traditional, and eclectic that just works. The Rowe couch has a slight curve, which works really well with the corner television display. The marble-topped coffee table — an antique she bought while still in college — was one of Coldiron's first big purchases. "Other than that, nothing in our home is too precious, and most things are washable," she says. "Things do get broken on occasion, and I'm okay with that."
Rich brown leather chairs, found on sale, add depth to the mostly neutral room. The adorable side table is actually a typewriter table found at a yardsale for $10 and repainted white. The walls were warmed up with Rice Grain by Sherwin Williams, and her personal collection of artwork. The big photograph by Kellen (broken up in IKEA RIBBA frames) is a shot of one of their favorite spots.
This sitting room serves as the office for Kellen Jacob Photography. Because clients are often hosted here, the room is always neat, clean and highly organized. "Luckily my kids are great at knowing what is something to play with and what is not," says Coldiron. "I have had glass pieces within their arms' reach all their lives."
The recently-redone playroom is a light, cheery and fun-filled space that would be paradise for any child. A play kitchen from Target sits to the right, next to a table for model trains and Lego sets. The gallery wall, made entirely with IKEA frames, contains a mix of Coldiron's own prints and pieces from Moomah, Seesaw Letterpress, and Simple Song Design.
The master bedroom is a wonderful culmination of practical and effortless elegance. Soft natural linens were used for the bedding, and Coldiron carried over the same fabric to a hand-made headboard. "White bedding had to retire," she says. "An all white bed is something that I love, but it just was not practical for us. I can only wash things so many times before they show wear."
A hand-sewn burlap faux roman shade adds texture to the bedside window, and the breathtaking bedside lamps were found at Scott Antique Market in Atlanta, GA.
"This house is just perfect for where we are in life," says Coldiron. "The open floor plan lends itself to scooter riding for the kiddos and our never-ending need to entertain. The location is superb — we're 15 minutes out of the city, yet my daughter can go riding horses at a farm down the street. We really do have the best of both worlds."
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