Atchison Home

I have such a fun shop & home tour to share with you this week! They’re both located inside one great big building that belongs to our friends, Tony and Sylvia Atchison. They live in Mobile, Alabama, so Kevin swung by there with our camera gear in tow on the way to my mom’s house for an early Thanksgiving on the 21st.

The building was constructed in 1907 and used to serve as a furniture storage facility back in the day. The Atchison’s purchased it in 1988…

Atchison Home - Before

…and immediately began transforming the left 3/4 of it into a home furnishings shop called Atchison Home. In 1998, they started transforming the right 1/4 of the building into their home, and here’s how the exterior looks today:

Atchison Home 2013

Pretty awesome, huh? ๐Ÿ˜€

Through the green doors, you’ll find their shop:

Atchison Home | Mobile Alabama

They’re open Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm, and from 11am-3pm on Saturdays.

Here’s a peek inside:

Atchison Home | The Lettered Cottage

That’s Julie behind the counter. It was such a pleasure to meet her that day- what a sweet and talented gal! And aren’t those reindeer fun? They have lots of pretty Christmas decor out right now:

Atchison Home | Christmas Ornaments | Clam | Vintage Car

Atchison Home | Christmas Ornaments | Pinecones

Atchison Home | Christmas Ornaments

The first floor is painted all white, and each floor’s color scheme gets a little darker as you make your way up to the top.

Atchison Home | Mobile | Alabama

Atchison Home | European | Antiques | White Interior

Atchison Home | Marble Bath Decor

Atchison Home | Mobile Alabama | White Headboard

Atchison Home | Dining Room

Atchison Home | Mobile Alabama | Ikat

Atchison Home | Globe Pouf

Atchison Home | Mobile Alabama | Gray Sofa | Damask Ottoman

Up on the second floor, the walls are still white, but the ceiling and floors are darker:

Atchison Home | Mobile Alabama | White Sofa | Gray Armchair | Sisal Rug | Gray Armoire

Atchison Home | Old Books

Atchison Home | French Soap

Atchison Home | Sea Sponge | Cement | Concrete

Atchison Home | Slipcover Dining Chair

…except for in this room that has a corrugated metal ceiling:

Atchison Home | Corrugated Metal Ceiling | Brick Walls

I love how it looks with the copper pipes!

Atchison Home | Piano Room | European Antiques | Slipcovered Furniture

Atchison Home | Silver Vase | White Tulips

Atchison Home | Piano Room

Atchison Home | Mobile Alabama | Contemporary Furniture And Art

Atchison Home | Landscape Painting | Rustic Modern Coffee Table | Army Blanket

On the third floor, the ceiling and floor are wood and the brick walls are unpainted:

Atchison Home | Mobile Alabama | Old Ship

Atchison Home | Wood Stool

The fourth floor is where they keep all their sale items:

Atchison Home | Brick Building

Lots and lots of old tables and desks up here!

Atchison Home | Sale Floor

This green trestle was one of my absolute favorites!

Atchison Home | Dining Table | Trestle Table

And last but not least, here are a couple of sneak peek pics of the entrance that leads to the (two-story) home they’ve created on the right side of the building.

Atchison Home | Ivy Front Door | Grass Pavers

Their gorgeous old front doors are on the right hand side of this little area, but I couldn’t stop staring at the ceiling when we passed through here. Check it out:

Atchison Home | Ivy Ceiling Vine | Lantern

That ivy adds so much character, don’t you think? Standing there made me feel like I had been instantly transported to Europe! I’ll sign off with a photo of their front doors, shot from inside the house:

Atchison Home | Foyer | Antique Doors | Table | Lion | Bamboo | Urn | Painted Brick Wall

Off to edit all the other pics right now! ๐Ÿ˜€

In the meantime, if you’d like to check out more Atchison Home, you can always find them here:,ย @AtchisonHome on Instagram,ยย and @AtchisonHome on Twitter.

This isn’t a sponsored post, I just love blogging about the people and places that inspire me, and hope that you’ll enjoy them too! :-)

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  1. Sulyjo says

    Wow…very cool place! This may have to make the itinerary for our next trip to the coast :)
    Could you tell me the price range of their items? I’m assuming they are more upscale (restoration hardware) prices, but also curious of sale items. Like how much was that green trestle table?
    Thanks so much for always introducing me to new Alabama gems :)

    • Layla says

      Hi! You will just LOVE visiting…it smells so good in there too! ๐Ÿ˜€ They’re prices are all listed over at their website if you’d like to check them out. Here’s a link to the trestle table. It’s similar to some Pottery Barn tables in price, but the fact that it came over from Europe and was constructed around 1840 is extra cool! :-)

  2. says

    When I saw the shot of the old building I thought “are you kidding me?” Absolutely amazing!! I love how they added all the green to the low end of the building. And the shop???? I could furnish my home on probably the first (and second) floor options alone. Love the three leg side table next to the chair. LOVE!!! Just amazing! I would love to shop there one day. The counter, and reindeer alone…I knew I was in for a treat! You are so lucky to peruse all these gorgeous places! And I could go crazy on the SALE floor!!!

  3. Donna Doble-Brown says

    Whoa . . . . what a gorgeous place! Kev did a beautiful job on the pictures . . .. I want to go there and win the lottery so I can purchase all the wonderful items I fell in love with!!!! Thanks Layla . . . . :)

  4. Marisa says

    WOW!! Did I say wow? WOW!! I am speechless. I would love to spend a week in the store and perhaps they would feel sorry for me and invite me to take a peek at their living quarters :-) I’m saddened that I don’t live near by.

  5. says

    Insanity. To a little dreamer like me – this story of transformation is pretty inspiring! :) Talk about crazy sauce vision to make that place as beautiful as it is! Thanks for sharing!

  6. says

    This building is the kind of restoration project I dream of! The ivy cut with a clean line is a great touch and the store looks amazing!

  7. Bev says

    What a fabulous place. The green woody toy with the tree on the top
    (my favorite) !!!

  8. Denise Carter says

    Wow that must have been lots of work and money but what a wonderful place, both sides. Love it all.

  9. says

    Stunning! All of the beautiful pictures are captivating and enticing. I could wander around in that shop all day long. Really makes me want to visit. I love all the ivy! Looking forward to seeing the tour of their home. Thanks so much for sharing.

  10. Michele @ Portlandia Vintage says

    Restoring an old building is ALWAYS the way to go! What an interesting place to shop and full of beauty. I think historic preservation is true patriotism!

  11. GG says

    SIMPLY GORGEOUS!!! I really hope you can help me track down a faceted pendant light like the one in the 8th picture, it’s captivated me but there is nothing like it on the web or on the Atchison Home site. COuld you possibly find out from the owners what it is called???? Thanks <3 <3 <3

  12. says

    Oh, I wish I lived closer…just the inspiration gained would be worth the trip! :) I can’t wait to see the rest of your photos!

  13. says

    Hello Layla,
    What a stunning shop and it’s right here near me. Looks like I need to make a visit there. Yes…I know it’s hard to believe, but I have never been there. Maybe I can get by soon. Thanks so much for sharing it.


  14. Lin says

    Thank you Layla for sharing this lovely home and shop. That metal ceiling is just perfect! The next time I am there, I plan on visiting the store! Just wonderful!