All hail color!

New home, new hues from Leah Atkins Design

Buoyed by an enthusiastic young family and a blank slate, designer Leah Atkins was giddy. Her clients had just bought a new house off Heards Ferry Road and tapped Leah to wave her magic wand and make the house into a home.

Their priorities were minimal: find beautiful ways to display the painted family portraits throughout the home and also create engaging living areas and fun play spaces for the two elementary-aged daughters. 

Leah and her team work with Sandy Springs and Dunwoody clients and find the area charming, with such a wide variety of home styles and a real family focus.

For this family, color became a theme, with intense wallpapers and deeply hued furnishings warming every room.

Hello, Leah!

Leah Atkins Design is a full-service design firm, customizing plans for each client. Diving into design concepts, color schemes, and referring contractors, the team specializes in home interiors and decor, office/small business customer-facing design, space planning, and remodeling concepts.

Leah is a big fan of Atlanta. “I came to Atlanta so that my husband could attend graduate school at Mercer University. We graduated college, got married, and moved to Atlanta all in the same month,” she says. Leah has passionately pursued interior design interest from a young age. Her lifelong dedication to design and interiors has given her a unique and artistic talent which is used to continuously provide unmatched design services.

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The grand foyer in the home provides a bright and welcoming entrance. Leah chose to replace the extravagant iron stair spindles with white wood to give the space a more inviting and modern feel. Guests are welcomed by the curved staircase and a view into the formal living room, dining room, family room, and the upstairs hallway filled with art. Leah chose to paint the underside of the stairs a bold blue as well as the arched windows in the family room,  tying the spaces together.


The formal living room was originally pink and outdated with a chair rail. Leah replaced the chair rail with new trim and added a gorgeous wallpaper throughout the room. Four lavender chairs circle around a lavender ottoman creating the perfect conversation space. The seating area is reflected in the lacquered ceiling, also lavender to balance the room. The turquoise chandelier and coral rug bring in pops of color that accent the wallpaper beautifully.


The playroom for the two girls was designed with their styles in mind. Leah created a space that is fit for kids but will also grow with them. Toys were used on the shelves as décor and the perfect reading nook was created with built-ins. The walls were covered in a blue dotted wallpaper and the cupcake roman shades add the perfect finishing touch. This room gives the girls a space to read, craft, and play games together.


The second master bedroom upstairs serves as a luxurious guest suite. The custom headboard, bed skirt, and drapes each incorporate the same striped velvet fabric to create an elevated vibe. The small console bedside table is ideal to be used as both a nightstand and a desk, providing guests with a spot to read or write comfortably. 

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