It all started with this kitchen…I spotted it in a magazine so many years ago.  I clipped the page (maybe even some of the other rooms associated with the kitchen) and saved it.  The Atlanta based designer responsible for this beauty is Dan Carithers.

Dan CarithersImage via Southern Accents

Image via Southern Accents

His interviews and design philosophy was so appealing to me—I always felt he was creating rooms I could live in.  They never appeared stuffy or overly formal.  In fact they were usually just slightly unpredictable and a little unorthodox.

Southern Accents May-June 2005

The above 3 images are from Southern Accents, May-June 2005.  A young Atlanta couple had Dan Carithers design their home with French influences.

I’ve seen homes that he’s designed that are quite contemporary, and they are lovely, but it’s his classic and traditional looks that hold the most appeal for me.

Nancy & Dan CarithersHere is Dan and his lovely wife, Nancy.  The images below are from Southern Accents (I believe) and they are of the Carither’s home.

I could feel very comfortable in this house!

In 2008 he worked on the Southern Accents Showhouse at Regents Park, Atlanta.  For a video tour of the house visit HERE.

Below are some additional kitchens I’ve saved that Dan Carithers designed:

I love the beams and the open feel to this kitchen.

This kitchen has a cottage feel to it but with that touch of elegance in the upholstered chairs and beautiful dining table.

More beams and I love the glass front cabinets above the kitchen sink.

I love the simplicity of this bedroom, the neutral palate is calming to me.

More beams and I like the interesting decorative items that create a history of where and what the homeowners interests are.

Are any of you Dan Carithers fans?  (Note:  Just one more Atlanta designer to love!)