Saturday, July 11, 2009

Spectacular Homes of Georgia

Geometric Elegance

A bold stroke of crimson ignites this otherwise quiet, contemporary dining room. The two tone chocolate and mocha tones set the stage with accents of platinum in the lighting fixture and shimmer of bronzes, silvers, and golds in the centerpiece. The mirror is actually a scarlet mosaic trimmed in gold and reflects the high gloss finish of the exotic wood table and chairs. The rug mirrors the geometric aesthetic.

Featured Designer Melissa Galt is an acclaimed interior designer and design coach known for her no-nonsense philosophy working with clients to design their signature style. Her mission since 1994 when she established her firm, is to create unique and personal environments reflecting her clients life experiences and passions.

Melissa designs in and around the Atlanta area, Florida, Texas, Michigan, Connecticut and more.

Entertaining with Drama and Flair

Melissa has created the media and dining room for a former pro basketball player and his family, who is now a successful real estate agent.

The slate fireplace really makes the statement in this room. The rich espresso leather sectional is complemented by the cracked glass table on burnished bronze and platinum legs. The walls are dressed in a ragged glaze over Indian Hills gold, adding depth and interest. Artwork and collectibles are arranged for visual interest, a personal mix of glass, lacquer, and ceramics hand crafted.

Casual Elegance

This terrace level guest room is an eclectic fantasy in moss greens, terracotta, and blue. The soft curves of the wrought iron bed are in a bronze finish. The night tables are a collected pair displaying unique lamps. The window treatments are butterfly style panels which provide a simple, but effective means of privacy and light control.
This is a model home designed to provide a rustic getaway for long weekends and eventually a home for retirement.

Film Fanatics Only

This media room beckons with oversized custom movie loungers, in charcoal suede with individual cup holders in red mahogany. The floor has a wall-to-wall black and gold carpet in level loop, commercial grade for durability. The walls are dressed in a cabernet stripe texture paper, and movie strip lights accent. Posters were selected by the client and backed without glass to avoid glare. A built-in in satin black lacquer houses the electronics and collectibles.
Melissa created this media room for a successful pediatrician and his wife, living in Marietta GA.

Reynolds Plantation, Lake Oconee, Ga

Timberlake Views

This master bedroom boasts a Bob Timberlake bedroom suite with art glass lamps, and soothing gold, moss, and merlots tones. It is a bold statement that suits the rustic tone of the house and carries the Arts and Crafts theme throughout.
About the Client
This is a model home designed to provide a rustic getaway for long weekends and eventually a home for retirement.

"Spectacular Homes of Georgia", is a publication where Melissa Galt's design work is showcased in an exclusive tribute to Georgia designers.The book features brief biographies and selected projects by the South's finest residential interior talent.

Melissa has published her own book about her suggestions to make small and simple design changes to your home or office environment. You will find more details on her web site.
Change Your Interiors
Change Your Life
This booklet provides the essentials to empower you, the reader, to get going on those long overdue projects you've been planning. Simple small changes in your home environment can often lead to significant changes in your life. Inside you'll find 209 tips for improving your home interiors and changing your life.


Roswell Women's Show Home, Entry
Roswell Women's Show Home, Teenage Retreat
Callanwolde Christmas House, Library
Great Oaks Historical Show Home, Library & Master Bath
Atlanta Home Builder's Showhouse, Entire Home
American Craft Council Showhouse, Rotunda & Hallways

Melissa has been featured in the following publications:

Southern Living, Georgia People and Places
Atlanta Business Chronicle, Living on the Edge
Atlanta Journal/Constitution, Profile
Piedmont Review, Who Is Melissa Galt
Decorating Spaces, Project Feature
Planhouse, Arts and Crafts Revival
Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles
Atlanta Magazine Home
Jezebel, Best Designers
Better Homes and Gardens, What's In a Name
New Jersey Life
Atlanta Home Improvement, Contributing Editor

Melissa is the great-granddaughter of Frank Lloyd Wright — the iconic American architect who believed “the space within becomes the reality of the building.”

As if this weren't prestige enough, her mother was the famous actress Anne Baxter.

Through her presentations, Melissa helps individuals discover how to become their own architect, using that “space within” (core values, dreams, and desires) to create an all-new reality.
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  1. LOVE the media room. I like that it looks like it would work like a mini theater, but with individual comfy chairs! (Little Nemo is the movie I use to show off my projection system, too.)

  2. Roy Phillips CPAJuly 11, 2009 at 6:03 PM

    Great article. It looks like this designer really knows what she's doing!...and Cynthia this presentation was awesome!

  3. The media room featured was so cool...a sports lover's DREAM.

  4. definitely a great work of design and full imagination really love this work. i was thinking that this will be a grate place for an atlanta casual dining


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