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Elements of Style

Former San Francisco Giants player, Buster Posey and his wife Kristen at home

Former San Francisco Giants player Buster Posey, and his wife Kristen, originally from Georgia, moved to Johns Creek in 2022 with their four children to be closer to extended family following his retirement. When planning the interiors for their home, they wanted a relaxed refuge that brought in elements to pay homage to their California style. They needed a home for their family of six that was both functional and practical for their young children and out-of-town guests. 

The Posey family partnered with Inman Interiors owner Lauren Wright who, along with lead designer Frances Perez, followed a four-step approach to design and deliver a timeless California style with transitional pieces. The completed design included earth tones and soft blues with rich textures, weathered or white-washed wood furniture, and crisp white and beige walls to reflect the natural light of their home.

Understanding the family's aesthetic is as important as choosing designs that seamlessly meet their daily needs. "We will ask a client to provide us with some inspirational photos or a Pinterest Board. While building a relationship with the client, we get to know their family, hobbies and interests to ensure our designs reflect the people that live in the space," says Lauren. "We can typically identify the design aesthetic they gravitate towards, including colors and textures."

Lauren and Frances walk through the space with clients allowing them to share their favorite elements of the home and what they would like to change or keep. "This is also very helpful for our team to determine what style elements are important to them prior to designing a space," says Lauren. As a mother of three children, she has a deep understanding of design functionality that blends with her ability to create a layered and collected space that is both warm and inviting. 

The team at Inman Interiors swears by a four-phase approach. Lauren explains.


Every project begins with a preliminary meeting (45-minute call) to chat about project needs, and budget, and determine if we are a good fit for one another. Then, a consultation meeting (1-hour visit to the job site) to discuss the client’s goals/needs, styles and inspiration, and any additional information. We take measurements and photos of the project and walk through our step-by-step process. Once our initial proposal is approved, contracts are signed, and the retainer is paid, we are able to turn our focus to visualizing and curating each element. 


Next, we will begin sourcing visual inspiration and piecing together concepts. As our initial plans take form, we will create a customized presentation of finishes, selections and design boards to help visualize the overall look and feel of the project. These selections will be entered into our system, at which point the client will have to approve the selections they would like to move forward with.


Once the design of the home is finalized and selections are approved, we move on to sourcing. We like to partner with local makers like Ellenburg Chair Company. We have always valued their commitment to quality, custom, handmade furniture. The craftsmanship of the products goes above and beyond. I have many of the Ellenburg chairs and sofas in my own home!


This is the phase when the home finally comes to life! We schedule an installation day for our team to deliver furnishings, place them, and style them perfectly. To close out the project, we have a final walkthrough to get feedback. After we remedy any outstanding issues, we close out the project with a final meeting.

Inman Interiors is a full-service interior design firm based out of Cumming. Their team focuses on all levels of design needs from styling and furnishing to renovations and new constructions. The rest of the team includes Christine Reedy, Project Manager/Purchasing and Logistics; Jen Cousino, Designer; Erin Clark, Designer.

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Lauren and Frances walk through the space with clients allowing them to share their favorite elements of the home and what they would like to change or keep.