Thursday, November 3, 2011

Loft Living In Atlanta- 2005

I thought you guys might like to see a few pics I found of my 'soft loft' in a high rise called the Metropolis, where I lived for my first 6 months in Atlanta (before I bought my house in the Virginia Highlands).  This was 2005.  

Can you tell I was going through my 'contemporary' phase?  I hadn't quite figured out my true style at that point which would be more of a blend.  

Funny sidenote on that bed:  I sold it on craigslist to a set decorator for a movie called The Lottery Ticket that was filmed in Atlanta and it was supposedly in the movie. I never saw it, hmmm.....

That is an original Herman Miller Eames chair over there to the left and I have it for sale on craigslist if you know anyone who is interested.  It is in fabulous condition.  

I was on the 16th floor of the Metropolis.  My view faced downtown Atlanta.  

It was quite an experience living in a high rise, but one I would not like to re live.  I'll never forget the first time I went to the grocery store, and then realized what a hassle it was going to be to get it all up to my apartment.  The parking garage was separate and 6 levels or so, then you had to take the elevator to get to the grocery cart, then back up to your car, load it, and then up to your apartment.  Oh, and then return the grocery cart.  I'll take a house and a garage any day of the week. An especially poor choice on my part were the cases of bottled water (I just left it in the car, I clearly overbought, lol). I ordered out a lot after that experience.  I know, I know, I'm a wimp. was Atlanta, not NYC, so I had options. 

2005 was my first year as a sales rep for St. Jude Medical and this is a pic of me that year.  Oh, to be 30 again. Time sure flies.  


  1. I think it's actually quite nice. As someone who lives in an apartment building, though, I don't quite get why the groceries are an issue (especially for a single person), since I'm assuming you had an elevator.

  2. Thanks for sharing so fun to get a peek into your apartment! Great style then, even better now!

  3. Lovely loft! The view is amazing. I remember the days of lugging groceries like that and I don't miss them at all! I hope you are doing well!

  4. I love that building - it's great and right in the heart of midtown. I used to have that same bedspread which makes me feel sort of stylish.

  5. Thanks for sharing a little blast from the past! What a great view you had!!

  6. So fun to see. I have always wanted to live in a highrise. Seems so glamorous. Darling picture of you!

  7. Love the view of our beloved ATL-- sometimes I think we forget what a pretty city this is. Happy Friday!
    Oh, and don't bemoan the 30-- I've found that my 40's are far superior. :)
    xo Heidi

  8. I have an original Eames chair as well. My dad worked for Herman Miller and it was a gift to me at my birth. It came as a rocker with a set of legs to switch out. On the back is a name plate inscribed with my name and date of birth from the Herman Miller Company. It was by far the best company my dad worked for. My older sister has one as well.

    I grew up in a home filled with mid century modern which is why I think I lean toward traditional. I got tired of it back then. I wish I had some of the unique pieces still in my parent's house. As I near the mid century mark myself, I find my tastes drifting more toward updated traditional incorporating what I grew up with.


  9. I just found your blog and am devouring it, I love your style, your dining room is so pretty and fun. I noticed that awesome red/punch bag that almost looks like oilcloth and have to know who designed it, the color and pattern are awesome and I love the shape. Do you mind sharing?! Thanks for the decorating inspriation.