Jean-Francois and Martha Morizur’s home is filled with French flair and fleur-de-lis imagery that blend seamlessly with their transitional style. Jean-Francois’ French roots inspired the French designs and decor, such as the tapestry in the dining room by Francois Boucher, the fleur-de-lis sculpture by Bob Zasadny in the keeping room and the Parisian artwork that can be found throughout the home. Martha even has a fleur-de-lis collection that is featured in much of the decor.
“I felt very drawn to the symbol because of our ties to France and my husband being from there. We go to a lot of castles when we’re there, and we always see the fleur-de-lis in all kinds of motifs,” said Martha.
When the Morizur family moved from their last home in Indiana to the Atlanta area they were looking for a house similar to the one they were leaving behind.
“The house that we were in I loved so very much,” said Martha.
Lots of light, a pool, a main floor with doors out to the pool, a master on the main floor and plenty of play space for their daughter were all on the list of requirements for their new home. While they couldn’t find everything in one house, they found a space in Forsyth County that fit their family.
The home was move-in ready, and needed no renovations. The Morizurs simply added their transitional French decor into the space to make it their own.
“In our last house my husband redid almost everything,” said Martha. “When we bought this house we kind of didn’t want him to have to be working all the time on it.”
Residents: Jean-Francois and Martha Morizur, their daughter, Jillian, and their cat, Salmon.
Size: 6,520 square feet with five bedrooms and six bathrooms.
Year built: 2001
Year bought: 2017
Architectural style: Traditional brick
Favorite architectural elements: covered veranda with fireplace, walkout basement and master bedroom on the main floor.
Interior design styles: Transitional
Favorite interior design elements: gold ceiling feature in the dining room, live edge dining table, fleur-de-lis elements throughout the space and wood carvings by Martha’s father throughout the home.
Collections: Fleur-de-lis decor, sculptures by Bob Zasadny and carvings by Martha’s father.
Favorite outdoor feature: Saltwater pool with vanishing edge and spa
Resources: Furniture and decor from Havertys, Ballard Designs, Crate & Barrel, Overstock.com, Wayfair, At Home, Amazon.com, Tuesday Morning, Arhaus, Target, Hobby Lobby, HomeGoods, Value City, Burlington, and Ikea.
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