The first thing you notice when you walk into a luxury townhome at the Boulevard at Lenox, an exclusive collection of 10 residences along famed Lenox Road in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood, is that every element was meticulously planned. From an open floor plan to brick-lined interior walls, tall ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors and details spanning quartz countertops, no facet was left unconsidered.
So, when developer Michael Ledford of Ledford and Fried Properties was looking to decorate a 3,700-square-foot model home for prospective residents, he knew he wanted the furnishings to speak to the clean-lined architecture drafted by Surber Barber Choate + Hertlein Architects. “A lot of the contemporary homes we see appear very cold, but we wanted to achieve a design that felt like home,” Michael says. “We were hoping for a modern look, but with a warmer feel.”
Enter Cantoni designer Kohl Sudnikovich. No stranger to working with a blank palette, Kohl found his inspiration in Cantoni’s blue-toned Viera area rug, which he placed in the living room. “Deep blues, midnight blues, grays, whites and punches of seafoam are the latest interior color trends, and I knew they would provide the feel Michael was after,” Kohl says. He tempered the rug with “Cerulean Cast,” a giclee painting with hints of gold by artist Sara Brown.
In the family room, Kohl brought in the Lagoon cocktail table in polished stainless steel, and balanced the sheen with the Vintage wall shelf, crafted of three unique slices of warm suarina wood. He added a pop of white with the Electa swivel armchair by Calligaris, and placed the Charlotte magazine bag—which has seafoam-hued sides—next to the sofa for storage. “I wanted to balance elegant and modern furniture with casual, comfortable undertones,” Kohl says.
Kohl’s work extended into the kitchen and dining areas, where he mirrored white shelving in a trio of white-ecopelle Melvin barstools, the white carrara marble Smart dining table, and six Loire side chairs. “I wanted each area to be sophisticated, clean and without a lot of fuss or accessories,” Kohl says. To that end, he kept the bedrooms minimal.
In the first, he chose the grey-washed Ginger nightstands and dresser. He added a cozy reading nook with the Blade accent chair, the marble Tulip accent table and the Freddie stool in ivory leather. Details include cast iron and brass “Bauhaus Grand Plie,” “Bauhaus Pirouette,” and “Bauhaus Wire Woman” figurines, along with the Luxe organizer in medium and large. “I was most surprised by Kohl’s ability to walk the space and select furnishings and accessories that matched the aesthetics perfectly,” Michael says.
Kohl determined the master bedroom was the ideal setting for more warm woods, and paired the Stage 2-drawer nightstands with the Stage 8-drawer dresser, which was topped with the “Altus Pugs” and the large Serpentine box. He filled out the space with the Carrie round accent table, the Lazzo chair, and the Tina stool. And, in the lower-level guest bedroom, he kept to a simplistic white theme with the Linea nightstand with a Lana table lamp and the Linea chest.
But the real fun begins on the third floor. “I wanted to be playful with colors and inspire cheerful gatherings,” Kohl says. In the game room, Kohl created a comfortable setting to allow for easy conversation and movement between two outdoor patios. One patio now offers a quaint spot for sunbathing while the other boasts a spacious outdoor kitchen, which Kohl transformed into a party host’s dream with vibrant colors, plenty of seating and an abundance of punchy accessories.
It all was just as Michael had imagined—and more. “Kohl was fantastic,” Michael says. “He made selections that absolutely matched up to the vision for The Boulevard at Lenox. His ability to match the furnishings with the overall architecture—without overpowering any of the rooms—was phenomenal.”