Creating stylish workspaces, family living in Roswell home

The floor plan of Mandy King’s home fit her need to work out of the Roswell house, but the office could have been an eyesore. The room is open to the front entrance and living room, meaning that the family and guests would always see the work space.

Instead of piecemeal approach to the furnishings and fixtures, King, a speech therapist, worked with Nina Nash and Don Easterling of Mathews Furniture + Design to decorate the office and other living areas. Cream walls were repainted as gorgeous grays, and the Kings also replaced the fireplace surround and carpet, and restained the hardwood floors.

“I walked in and it wasn’t our home yet, but I knew I could make it our home. It had beautiful molding all around,” Mandy King said. “The bones were perfect for us.”


Residents: Tres and Mandy King and their children, Gianna and Avery

Location: Roswell

Size: About 3,730 square feet, six bedrooms, six baths

Year built: 2008

Year bought: 2014

Architectural style: Traditional

Favorite architectural elements: Wall of windows in the living room and dentil molding

Interior design style: Livable and airy

Design consultants: Nina Nash and Don Easterling with Mathews Furniture + Design

Favorite interior design element: How the furniture and accessories, such as glass pendants, accentuate the airy feeling of the window-filled home.

Favorite collections: Framed intaglios based on antique Italian pieces dating to the early 1800s.

Most memorable piece of furniture: A bed made by Mandy King’s father, which she used and her daughter, Gianna, now uses.

Favorite outdoor feature: With two young kids, the Kings enjoy having a flat yard for playing. They have a deck and plan to screen in the downstairs patio for another outdoor living space.

What’s next: The basement. They’re removing a wall and ripping out the old bar with black granite and white tile. A custom bar is being built. “It’s going to be beautiful with white beadboard and gray granite,” Mandy King said.

Decor tip: Make thoughtful design decisions and above everything, make sure the upholstery is comfortable. Try it out first, if possible.

Resources: Mathews Furniture + Design sourced the furniture by Sligh, Sherrill, Jessica Charles, Hickory Chair, Theodore Alexander and Lorts, and lighting by Gabby, Visual Comfort, Regina Andrew and Arteriors.

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