Resident: John Banks, owner of John S. Banks Interiors, and his goldendoodle, Rudy
Location: Buckhead's Peachtree Heights West neighborhood
Size: 4,800 square feet, four bedrooms, six baths and two half baths
Year built/bought: 1951/2013
Architectural style: Neoclassical style designed by Louis Crook
Favorite architectural elements: Plaster work above doors and molding and on railings with Acanthus leaf and Greek key design
Renovations: Renovations in 2013 opened up the home for today's living, he said. The locations of several rooms also were changed. For example, the dining room now is the den and the master now looks onto the pool. An in-law suite was added above the garage for Banks' office. The kitchen was updated with marble countertops, an island and stainless steel Thermador appliances.
Project consultants: Spitzmiller & Norris (renovation architects); Graham Pittman (landscape architect); Banks was the interior designer.
Interior design style: Mix of classical and contemporary
Favorite interior design elements: His rooms feature a blend of mahogany furniture and antique pieces and reproductions, along with transitional artwork and acrylic elements in the tables.
Favorite room: The garden room. The black-and-white checkerboard marble floors were existing to the home, and the pool and terrace are viewed through the plate glass windows.
Favorite collections: Asian antiques and Imari porcelain
Favorite outdoor elements: Pool and terrace
Resources: Furniture from Ainsworth-Noah & Associates, Travis & Co., Grizzel & Mann, Jerry Pair and J. Wheeler Designs at ADAC (Atlanta Decorative Arts Center), Mathews Furniture + Design, Baker and Jane Marsden Antiques & Interiors. Fabrics from Travis & Co. and Cowtan & Tout at ADAC. Artwork from Lagerquist Gallery.
Decor tip: To give a room a dressy casual look, introduce antiques sparingly and pair with transitional fabrics that aren't staid and contemporary art or furniture, he said.