Beachy vibe in Old Fourth Ward bungalow

Grace White used Instagram to find her next home in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, as well as to select coastal artwork and graphic luxury wallpaper for her colorful interiors.

She followed real estate agent Ashley Bynum’s posts on social media, which led to White buying a renovated bungalow just two blocks from her previous home. White also discovered the watercolor-like wallcoverings by Eskayel on Instagram. Then she traveled to founder and artist Shanan Campanaro’s design studio in Brooklyn, N.Y., to select a pattern, as a splurge for just one wall in her master bedroom.

“Instagram just takes the middleman out of the whole thing,” White said.


Resident: Grace White, a teacher

Location: Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward neighborhood. Her home was on the 2016 Fall in the Fourth Tour of Homes.

Size: 1,852 square feet, three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths

Year built/bought: 1920s/2015

Architectural style: Bungalow

Favorite architectural elements: Fireplace, moldings, high ceilings

Renovations: The sellers removed walls to create an open layout on the first floor and expanded the back of the home to add a master bath, closet, laundry room and finished basement.

Interior design style: Beachy and eclectic

Favorite interior design elements: Use of pattern on pattern, such as wallpaper from Cole & Son, Eskayel and Scion. "It's a real mixture of colors and patterns, but it still feels calm to me," she said. She loves the marriage of how newer pieces complement antiques purchased by her parents in her home state of North Carolina, and her mom still shops with her often.

Favorite outdoor elements: Her home has front and back porches, but the local lifestyle also factors into her interiors. "I keep a bike in my living room, because I use it all the time," she said. "I love this neighborhood."

Resources: Furniture from West Elm, Redefined Home Boutique, Scott Antique Market, Anthropologie, Authenteak, Westside Market Antiques & Interiors and Crate & Barrel. She's shopped for home decor items at Celadon, GDC Home and Lyndon Leigh in the Charleston, S.C., area, and Slate Interiors, a consignment shop in Charlotte, N.C. Rugs from Kishi's Rugs and Antiques, and Serena & Lily.

Decor tip: White says she has found a passion for decorating by discovering a love for mixing patterns, colors and metals. Although the countertops, cabinets and fixtures were black, white, gray and silver, adding in a gold chandelier helped her incorporate other tones. "It breaks it up so that I don't have to stick with silver," she said.