The Atchison’s Home – First Floor

On Monday, I showed you around a shop called Atchison Home. Today, I’m going to give you a tour of the first floor of the Atchison’s home! Like I mentioned in my previous post, their home in on the right side of this building they bought back in 1988:

Atchison Home 2013

Their shop is on the left 3/4 of the building, and their home is on the right 1/4.

You enter their home through a set of doors inside the outdoor “foyer” in the photo below:

Atchison Home | Ivy Front Door | Grass Pavers

The double doors themselves came from Belgium. Aren’t they gorgeous?

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

That table sure is a stunner, too! And how about that concrete floor? Yum!

The first floor of their home is centered around a staircase that leads up to the (three)  bedrooms and bathrooms on the second floor.

Atchison Home | Concrete Floor | White Walls | Staircase

(The top two floors of this side of the building are used as storage.)

The living room is straight ahead through the front doors…

Atchison Home | Mobile Alabama | Loft Living Room | White Walls

Here’s another shot of it looking back toward the front doors…

Atchison Home | Mobile Alabama | Sisal Rug | Slipcovered Sofas and Chairs | White Walls

Atchison Home | Framed Drawings

Atchison Home | Antlers | Boxwood

We fell head-over-heels in love with the sofas…

Atchison Home | Cisco Brothers Slipcovered Seda Sofa

They’re made by Cisco Brothers and they carry them next door at Atchison Home. Turns out you can order them in a variety of different fabrics, but the Atchison’s are covered in Linno Natural slipcovers and I just love how thick and durable they felt.

Atchison Home | Seda Sofa | Linno Natural Slipcover

This guy, on the other hand? He’s a one-of-a-kind from Brussels. :-)

Atchison Home | Lion Statue

Off the indoor living room, there’s a fabulous outdoor living room:

Atchison Home | Outdoor Living Room | Concrete Fireplace | Big Clock

Atchison Home | Big Old Clock

Atchison Home | Outdoor Living Room | Old Doors

…and back through those skinny, white doors is the dining room:

Atchison Home | Dining Room | Rustic Elegance

Atchison Home | Dining Room | Antique Furniture

Atchison Home | Dried Hydrangeas

Atchison Home | Crystal Chandelier

Atchison Home | Dining Room | Ornate Mirror | Antique Furniture

Atchison Home | Chippy Paint

The kitchen is next to the dining room, on the back side of the staircase:

Atchison Home | Kitchen | Arched Doorway | Antique Rug

Words cannot describe how much I love their kitchen. :-)

Atchison Home | Ivy Plant

Atchison Home | Kitchen | Shutters | China Cabinet | Ironstone

Atchison Home | Ironstone

Atchison Home | Kitchen | Concrete Floor | White Cabinets and Walls

Atchison Home | Marble Counter | Bread Boards | China Tiered Stand

Atchison Home | Kitchen Stove

Atchison Home | French Soap | Iron Mice

The building used to serve as a furniture storage facility in the early 1900’s, and I just lit up when Tony told me that horses used to pull in wagons full of furniture through that big arched doorway back in the day. 😀

Atchison Home | Loft Kitchen

Now, it opens up onto a beautiful courtyard:

Atchison Home | Kitchen Courtyard | Fountain

Atchison Home | Courtyard Hat

Atchison Home | Fountain Head

Here’s a look back at the kitchen from the other way:

Atchison Home | Arched Doorway | Kitchen | Courtyard

Between the sound of the fountain, and the sight of the Koi fish in it, and the feeling of being surrounded by such lush foliage- it was such a peaceful place to be!

This next shot shows the view from the kitchen all the way back over to the front doors:

Atchison Home | White and Wood Kitchen

You can also see where the stairs start to lead up to the second floor on the left.

There’s a small powder room opposite the stairs:

Atchison Home | trompe l'oeil paneling | Powder Room

Atchison Home | Powder Room | Painted Paneling

Atchison Home | Antique Faucet

The trompe l’oeil paneling was painted by a friend of Tony and Sylvia’s and I was completely fascinated by the effect. That room really transported me to Europe, too! :-)

I’ve still got to edit some photos of the bedrooms and bathrooms upstairs, so I’ll be back on Friday to finish out the tour. Thanks again to the Atchison’s for allowing us to photograph and feature their beautiful home!

The Atchison's Home - Second Floor
Atchison Home

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  1. Melissa says

    Oh, my, gosh! This is THE MOST beautiful and unique home I have seen in quite some time. Absolutely stunning. I feel like I would have run around from room to room with my senses completely in shock!! So much “pretty” fit into that space. No creepy or haunted warehouse vibe whatsoever. IN. LOVE. Thank you for sharing Layla. I am completely jealous that you saw this in person!!

  2. says

    OH MY…..what a beautiful space!!! I am just in love with how relaxing it all is and just how it all came together. Thanks so much for sharing with us today and for some inspiration. Have a blessed day hun. :-)

  3. says

    Oh my goodness!!! This home is absolutely perfect! Every detail is impeccable. I think this is one of my favorites of all you’ve ever featured! Makes me want to plan a trip South for furniture shopping. I can’t wait to find out what you were inspired by most & how it leads to a project in your home! I’m working on the decor details of our new home & I’m trying hard to keep a light & airy more modern feel while still feeling comfortable & casual. I feel like this home captures that in such a stunning way!

  4. says

    That is, without a doubt, one of the most BEAUTIFUL homes I have ever seen. I can’t believe it is in that old building. It just looks so peaceful! Thanks for sharing. Blessings to you Layla!!

  5. DebZorn says

    Be still my heart! This is a stunning home. Thank you so much for sharing.

  6. Carla says

    I’m so glad that you had the opportunity to photograph the Atchison’s home and store. Sylvia is so gracious and their home and store are breathtaking. As a Sales Rep I have the pleasure of calling on them and it is indeed an awesome experience every time I go in.
    Great job! Looking forward to the next post.

  7. Diana Minutelli says

    Such talent in pulling it all together. Compliments to the Atchison’s, the sub-titler (is that a word?) and to the photographer!

  8. says

    Big breath… this place is gorgeous. So open and airy, yet comfortable. I can imagine myself sitting and living in a lot of these photos!

  9. LIsa W. says

    THIS home is absolutely breathtaking. TOTALLY style. The architecture is amazing, not a picture on the wall and this place would still look awesome. AND those sofa’s…your so right Layla they are gorgeous!!!!!!!!!! YUM, can’t wait for the bedrooms…OH and that concrete florr omg would love that!!!!!! Thank you:)

  10. Marisa says

    I am speechless. The only words I can think of are superlatives!! The photos are wonderful – you do such a great job. I’m looking forward to peeking at the rest of the house :-)I could live in that kitchen!!

  11. Melanie says

    I CRAVE a beautiful open space such as this. I love that their business is under the same roof and right next door. What a dream this entire space is. Thanks for bringing it to us!

  12. says

    I cannot begin to tell you how deeply inspired I am by this amazingly gorgeous home! It’s delightful to be able to see what can be done with forsaken buildings but I’ve never seen anything like this :) Thanks for the tour!

  13. Melanie Castleberry says

    WOW!!!!! Such a treat to virtually visit this place. Thank you!!

  14. Robin says

    Truly breathtaking, enchanting, etc. Just lovely and your photographs are fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing with us. Can’t wait for Friday!

  15. says

    Only if you’re dead inside would you not love this home. 😉 It is
    amazingly beautiful. Thank you for letting us in on what secrets hide behind those beautiful doors.


  16. julie g. says

    I can’t believe that as I was scrolling through the pictures, I spoke out loud, “Stop! I can’t take it anymore!” If I lived in their home, I would simply never leave. GORGEOUS!

  17. Leah: ) says

    Packing my bags and heading to Alabama…Please let the Atchison’s know that they are adopting a family of four.: )

  18. Lin says

    Oh Layla I am in love with this beautiful home and business! Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

  19. Debe says

    I am always just amazed that people get to live daily in such beauty. Such great taste they have. Wish I could get by their shop! Bet I could find some great Christmas presents….for me!!! Please thank them again for sharing the home. Can’t wait to see more upstairs!

  20. lauren says

    be still my soul….this home is truly beautiful. seems like we should all gather there for a party! : )

  21. Rebekah says

    Wow, this space is splendid! I cannot believe it’s a part of a warehouse. Of course, their store doesn’t look a thing like a warehouse. It’s all so lovely!

  22. says

    Oh. My. Absolutely stunning…and Kevin’s photographs show it all so beautifully! Thank you for the tour!

  23. Staci says

    I would love, love, love to find out the color of the floor stain. It is just the shade I want in our future house that we are designing!

  24. Dee Titus says

    Could u tell me where I could purchase the rug u have in the kitchen? It is the one with aqua in it. This is exactly what I am looking for. Thank you so much for any assistance. Love what u have done in this space.