Brandon Hancock has antiquing on his calendar on the second Friday of every month. It’s a time for him and his mom to go to Scott Antique Markets to find vintage pieces for both of their homes.
Spotlights from an old theater. An old newspaper mailbox. Beer crates.
Hancock displays in his Marietta townhome these and other items from those shopping trips and regular visits to Paris on Ponce. It’s an eclectic suburb showplace of industrial, unexpected and international finds.
“I never want it to look like I got everything from one place at one time,” he said.
When he wanders through shops, Hancock likes to be pleasantly surprised by items that eventually will find a spot on his walls, bookshelves and elsewhere in his home.
“I wanted a curated collection of things purchased at different times at different places,” he said. “I wanted each piece to be a memory of someplace I went or some time in my life.”
Residents: Brandon Hancock, a restaurateur, and his 9-year-old daughter, Addison, and dog, Capone.
Size: 2,472 square feet, four bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths
Year built/bought: 2002/2015
Architectural style: Traditional townhome
Builder: Ashton Woods
Favorite architectural elements: The built-in bookshelves he created. “I read a ton. That’s what I do for fun, is read,” he said.
Interior design styles: Industrial and eclectic
Favorite interior design elements: His kitchen table by Christopher Bailey of Industrial Chic Loft, which Hancock said can seat 12 to 15 people. “I did not want a formal dining room,” he said. “It’s one of a kind and fits the space perfectly.”
Favorite outdoor features: The sofa on his back porch is from Rocky Mountain Ski & Board. “I knew I wanted something that would last, and I found a great teak sofa that fit the space perfectly,” he said.
Resources: Antiques from Scott Antique Markets, Paris on Ponce, Varnish + Vine and Kudzu Antiques + Modern. Furniture from Rocky Mountain Ski & Board, Industrial Chic Loft by Christopher Bailey, Room & Board and Frontgate. Lighting from West Elm, Rustique Iron and The Big Chandelier. Art from Dangerous Color by JP McChesney and photography by Emily Hart. Paint by Sherwin-Williams.
Decor tip: Don’t wait if an antique speaks to you. After failing to purchase an old safe 10 years ago, he buys an antique item as soon as he thinks it will fit in his house. “Although I am running out of space,” he said. “That is my problem.”
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