You ever get that feeling when you go to hit ‘Publish’ which you’re not right? Probably no longer – you are likely a higher blogger than I, however there was part of me that notion I became wrong about who embellished the Chrisley house from my remaining post. Sure enough, a reader I love (I love all of you similarly), pointed out that the dining room become in reality the work of Atlanta decorator, Toby West. I KNEW IT! Well, I didn’t comprehend it, definitely – or I wouldn’t have mislead you within the last put up. But I had this feeling that it turned into just too finished to not have a real decorator touch.
The extra we pointed out it – the extra it all discovered itself. The residence had really been published, within the pinnacle of layout magazines, VERANDA! Now, I’m no longer a hoarder, now not certainly, but I want to maintain onto a few troubles of layout mag in the event I ever want them for notion. So I commenced looking and coffee and behold, wouldn’t you realize I had it! I love when that happens!
So, no longer handiest did I even have the photographs from the photoshoot, taken by means of Peter Vitale, but I also had the thing. Oh yeah, JACKPOT! The article turned into titled: A FORMER SHOW HOUSE / SOFTENED SETTING. They give credit score to Toby West for Interior Design, and Architecture credit to Caldwell-Cline Architects. The article become an interview of both Todd Chrisley, patriarch and head honcho for Chrisley Knows Best and decorator, Toby West. It mentions that Todd delivered his very own vision, and had as soon as owned an interior layout corporation. (This is wherein I were given lie to in the former put up … Sorry!) However, later within the article, West says: "he (Chrisley) permit me do what I had to do". And rapid, seemingly. Todd Chrisley gave Toby less than 7-months to absolutely enhance the 25,000 square foot manse. Sheesh! Can you imagine? Alright, all right you want pix, right? Some of these I was capable to tug from Veranda, the others I scanned.
The page spread of the formal dwelling room inside the Chrisley’s North Atlanta domestic. I hate once they print rooms in the crease like this – but to get the shot, one should do what one should do. Now allow’s examine with the actual estate snap shots, shall we?
Just about everything is exactly as the Veranda article shows it – sans the flowers and greenery. I love that fabric on the chairs (Brunschwig & Fils). Behind the sofa, French herbariums from Coco Chanel’s apartment hang on the Colefax & Fowler upholstered walls:
There’s not a real estate shot that shows this view, but I assume all is still in tact. Now, the dining room is a different story.
Gorgeous right? And the real estate photo of the same room:
Yep, yep, yep! It truly was the hand of decorator Toby West. Now, the chandelier is different in the real estate photo – which is what you actually have to do unless you write in contingency should you choose not to sell the fixtures. Perhaps the Chrisley’s decided to keep or sell their 19th Century Irish crystal chandelier?
I love how Veranda made these rooms feel so cozy with the cropped shots. You can tell by the real estate photos that they are caverns, to be expected with so much square footage I suppose.
Here from the Veranda spread – the main hallway of the mansion, which runs completely though the center of the house. Right off the dining room, the chairs are the same used there.
And here a different view – but you can see, not much has changed. Real Estate photos are bad as a standard, but you’d think that with the listing price at over $2M, and a prestigious broker like Sotheby’s, the photos would be a little better.
Remember this room from the old post?
Well, here it is at a much more flattering angle …
I wonder what happened to this bench that was at the foot of the bed? And the chairs. And how much more beautiful is this staged bedside table vignette over the cordless handset, and closed laptop?
This now makes me want to get chairs for either side of my bed. Seriously. Though I don’t have a 1,000 square foot bedroom, so I’m not quite sure how that would work. One of the most beautiful rooms we see in the house throughout Chrisley Knows Best is Todd and Julie Chrisley’s master bedroom.
Really very beautiful and extremely luxurious. I love everything about it, including that Cowtan & Tout fabric on the walls.
The real estate photo shows a much less flattering shot, wouldn’t you agree? And where did that beautiful little slipper chair on Julie’s side of the bed go for these photos? And the library table at the foot of the bed?
The capital wall decor also seems to be missing from the real estate photos, and that desk sorely misses that little Gustavian chair.
The beautiful sitting room, complete with fireplace in the master bedroom. Such a beautiful photo, and wonderfully styled.
Looking very similar here, in a different angle. The only thing missing is the bench at the fireplace, do you think it needed it? I think it rounded out the arrangement, and really helped to anchor that positioning of the chairs … but maybe the photographer for the realtor said, let’s show off the fireplace? With this angle we get to see a door, that mysterious door that leads to where?
To a private sun porch, of course. I love this room, and have already dog eared the page to show the pleating of those corners to my slipcover maker! Yes, I’ll be copying that Toby!
And the real estate photo. Those orchids look a little tired, don’t they? And am I the only one missing that little chair? I seriously think that the photographer for the real estate photos had something against small chairs. Seriously.
So, while I wish the whole Veranda would have been about the Chrisley’s home and their decorator, Toby West – this is where they leave us, and where I leave you. Thank you so much to Victoria, my reader and supporter and friend for pointing me in this direction! You’re the greatest!