Courtney and Harrison Clymer live on Knoll Woods Terrace in Roswell and bought their house in 2014 as newlyweds. Harrison is a realtor and has always had a love for “sweat equity". He really wanted a fixer-upper for the couple's first home and had a vision for it. Growing up in New England, Courtney, an interior designer with Iris & Oak, liked the exterior charm of the new home, but that was about it. "I'm so glad I trusted him, and eight years later, here we are! We slowly renovated each room of our cozy little home, room by room, to fit our needs as our family grew," she says. "I love the charm of older homes (ours was built in 1964) with added unique and modern touches. I love pops of color and texture, and I’ve incorporated that throughout our home."
As a family with young children, Courtney wanted the vibe to be all about fun, while also functional and clean. "I LOVE art and think it is one of the greatest gifts. I am always looking for unique and colorful original art, and often ask my husband for it as a Christmas or birthday gift," she says. "I have several paintings of New England around my home, as it is a very special place to me."
Courtney laughs, "I’ve been banned from bringing home any more pillows into my house. (I still sneak them in). I love how pillows are such easy things to change and make a big impact. I change my pillows out seasonally and depending on my mood and what design styles I’m into at the time. Sometimes they are bold, moody, or light and bright. My friends joke about my pillows changing every time they come over!"
"The family loves the charm of Historic Roswell and the wonderful small-town, neighborhood feel that it offers. Being within walking distance to Canton Street with young kids is perfect," Courtney says.
Courtney and Harris grew up in Alpharetta, are middle school sweethearts and got married just down the street at Primrose Cottage in 2012. Courtney is a former wardrobe stylist who works with Iris & Oak as a designer and stager. Harrison is a local realtor with Atlanta Fine Homes in their North Atlanta office. They have two children - Lila, 4, and Hunter, 18 months.