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An antique French fruitwood settee from New Orleans, dressed in its original blue velvet, is a centerpiece in the foyer. A pair of limited edition Pablo Picasso lithographs, titled Francoise 1 and 2, anchor the wall, which is covered in Farrow and Ball paint. The camel-colored Kyle Bunting hide rug, with its large-scale grid pattern, adds a modern touch.

In the living room, interior designer Tammy Connor upholstered a Lee industries chair in Schumacher velvet and topped it with a Fortuny pillow. The mounted bone disks in the bookcase are antique currency pieces from A. Tyner Antiques in Atlanta. Affixed to the antique-leaded-glass mirror, the bronze torcher sconce from Morateur Gallery in Los Angeles is a 1940’s Art Deco fixture.

Set on one side of the foyer, an antique chest topped with black marble from B.D. Jeffries in Atlanta holds a pair of antique smoke glass lamps from John Salibello. The Louis Philippe mirror is from Foxglove Antiques & Galleries, also in Atlanta, and the art is by Abstract Expressionist James Brooks.

Connor loves the texture of the horn magnifying glass alongside a trio of smooth sapphire Murano cut-glass boxes from John Salibello that reside on a coffee table in the living room. The burled-walnut box with handles is from Ainsworth-Noah.

For the kitchen the team made the most of its small footprint, removing a gas range on the diagonal and squaring up the wall. A dark navy lacquer on the cabinets — a sophisticated upgrade from the previous maple — informed the different shades of blue used throughout on the dining room ceiling, living room draperies, accent pillows, glass accessories and even book bindings. “ This created a flow from one space to another,” says Connor.

Because the owners are both very tailored, they wanted furnishings and finishes that were timeless, mindful of that masculine edge and a little chic, without being over the top. “There are no florals on the upholstery,” Connor says about the fabrics that include wool-sateen, mohair and linen-velvet. “ There’s a strength to the color palette, and eclectic materials such as onyx, bronze, glass and leather provide perfect accents.” Although the homeowners love antiques, Connor says the pieces selected are less about style and more about clean lines and their ability to meld with the modern artwork. “ An antique can be contemporary if it’s quiet and has refined lines and proportions,” she adds.

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