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Name: Abbie Fioritto, my husband, and Goldendoodle Poppy
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Type of home: House
Size: 2000 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, owned
Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: Me, my husband Chris, and our Goldendoodle Poppy live in our 2,000 square foot home in Atlanta. I fell in love with our home before even walking through the door; I just got a gut feeling. There are lots of quirky elements in the house but I believe it reflects our style. We came from a tiny apartment in New York City so we had a lot of space to fill and it still isn’t complete, I don’t believe it ever will be! As an interior designer I am constantly falling in love with new pieces for myself while on the hunt for my clients. My husband and I also love to travel and we try to bring back items from our trips, especially art, so that our home is full of happy memories.
I’ve been an artist longer than I’ve been an interior designer. The walls of our house are full of my art paired with pieces I’ve collected over the years. I’m always adding just one more piece to a gallery wall or adding another piece of art in an empty corner somewhere. I try not to take myself or my home too seriously. I don’t want to overthink design decisions, which I believe makes a home fun and inviting.
What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? I recently inherited three candlesticks my great grandparents brought to America when they immigrated from Russia. They are beautiful and make me incredibly happy. I also framed the letter my grandmother wrote with them explaining their story.
Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Fun, high-contrast, eclectic, and bold
What is your favorite room and why? Our living room. There is an amazingly quirky fireplace in the middle of the room so to make it stand out I painted the walls black and the fireplace white. There is also amazing light in the room. It’s where we start our day drinking coffee and end our day with a glass of wine.
Any advice for creating a home you love? When you find something you love, buy it, even if you don’t have a plan yet for where you are going to put it. Your home should be a collection of things that make you happy. I’m constantly moving furniture and art work around the house to make room for the new.
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