After I came across the much blogged about “Chatham House” project by interior designer Melanie Turner, I realized that I admired not only her style but also that of her builder husband, Stan Benecki. Based in Atlanta, this Southern couple has joined forces to create some extremely beautiful, high-quality homes. Reason I use the term “high-quality” is because new construction does not necessarily mean well-done. Homes built today do not always stand the test of time, and in 10 years or so can turn out looking dated and weary.
However, these homes are exceptional…they are truly timeless and elegant without being bland. Between Benecki’s eye for quality construction and Turner’s taste for clean sophistication, this duo is a design force to be reckoned with.
I recently installed two works by artist Todd Murphy, who created the elegant and incredible photography featured on the back wall in the image below, in my designed entryway and grand staircase at the Lake Forest Showhouse. The works ultimately were snatched up and will be installed in one of my all time favorite client projects in Winnetka. Lucky me AND my clients!
Recognize this home? (Chatham House, designs by Turner Davis Interiors)
Other incredible images from Benecki/Turner Davis