Most intown residents might not say their Atlanta properties are akin to “a quiet country house,” but that’s how entrepreneur Anisa Telwar Kaicker describes her Craftsman-style home.
She and her husband, U.K.-born artist and architect Arjun Kaicker, wanted their home in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood to feel like an oasis of calm and a contrast to the other cities — London and New York — where they own properties. Art collected from their global travels fills the Atlanta home.
“This is our place to get away because we are on the road so much,” Telwar Kaicker said. “The house is a bit of a sanctuary for us.”
Residents: Anisa Telwar Kaicker and Arjun Kaicker. Telwar Kaicker is founder and CEO of global makeup brush brand Anisa International, and Kaicker is an architect and produces art through his own AKA Gallery in Grant Park. They have two poodle-mix rescue dogs, Bo and Belle.
Location: Atlanta’s Virginia-Highland neighborhood
Size: 3,300 square feet, five bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths
Year built/bought: 2013/2014
Design consultants: Traci Rhoads of Traci Rhoads Interiors, Ray Tigue at AM-KO Landscaping, Castle Painting and Remodeling
Architectural style: Craftsman
Favorite architectural elements: Front porch and back porch
Interior design style: Contemporary
Favorite interior design elements: Arjun Kaicker loves his Eames lounge chair and ottoman, which were an anniversary gift from his wife. They are the “perfect blend of form and function, comfort and timeless style,” he said.
Favorite outdoor features: In addition to the porches, Telwar Kaicker and Kaicker enjoy their small yard, where they can enjoy Atlanta’s lush canopy of trees. One treasured piece is a fruit-bearing peach tree, gifted to them by their goddaughter.
Resources: Furniture from Century Furniture, Made Goods, Peridot Decorative Homewear, Koverton, Room & Board, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and Nuevo. Custom window treatments from Drape 98. Light fixtures from Emporium Home by Ashley Childers, Natural Inspirations and Hudson Valley Lighting. Art from artists including Jack Whitten, Jennifer J L Jones, Mary Weatherford, Eileen Quinlan, Anthony Pearson, Cameron Jamie, Larry Gray, Sam Gilliam, Shannon Ebner, Marco Breuer, Irma Blank, Daniel Biddy and Marina Adams.
Decor tip: Use wallpaper on the ceiling as a detail that does not overwhelm, but adds depth to the room.
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