A City Girl Starts a New Life in a Pretty Savannah Home

Weezie Towels co-founder Liz Eicholz has transformed a historic Ardsley Park home in Savannah into a bright, contemporary-meets-traditional refuge for her family.

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Let the Sunshine In

Shutters positioned on the lower half of the living room windows afford privacy but also keep the light flowing into this predominately neutral living room defined by a tufted gray velvet Chesterfield couch.

Twinsies

Perfect symmetry in these bright white chairs in the living room means the artwork on the gallery wall can be a bit more freeform for balance.

All Around Creativity

Savannah is an artistic city says former New Yorker and Weezie Towels co-founder Liz Eicholz who takes full advantage of the many artists who call the "Hostess City" home. Like many Savannah residents, Eicholz has filled her home with artwork. The presence of the Savannah College of Art and Design means there are always talented artists cycling through the city.

Classic Savannah

Liz Eicholz left New York City for the greener pastures of Savannah's historic Ardsley Park neighborhood to start a business Weezie Towels with her business partner Lindsey Johnson, that caters to customers looking for quality towels (including a new line of beach towels and robes coming soon). Savannah's port city status makes it the perfect location for Weezie, which sources its towels from Portugal.

Shades of Blue

Eicholz sourced the elegant lamp for the entryway console from Savannah-based Circa Lighting.

Lean In

The advantage to arranging photos and artwork on shelves instead of nailing them into walls is the opportunity to swap things out, add and subtract and otherwise keep your gallery wall surprising and interesting.

Gallery Wall

A mix of photos of Liz Eicholz's own wedding along with family photos of her and her husband's parents' weddings are given a consistent look when housed in black frames with generous white mattes and printed in black and white in the couple's family room.

Bring the Funk

Savannah interior designer Robyn Roberts helped Eicholz bring color into her Savannah home. "She's really good at doing traditional with a funky mix," says Eicholz.

Pass Through Pantry

A narrow hallway for pantry items and a bar is the perfect functional but still pretty space between the kitchen and dining room in Eicholz's 1920 home.

Keep It Simple

"I'm so slow to add things" says Eicholz of her enviably cautious design style that keeps clutter in her home to a minimum.

Art Adds Color

Artwork is a great way to inject color into a neutral space as seen in this Savannah kitchen.

Punchy Powder

Eizholz loved the wallpaper the former home occupant installed in this small but charming powder room so much she decided to keep it. Of a powder room Eicholz says "it's a less scary place to play with your design."

Play With Space

This very small powder room with a low-ceiling becomes sparky and new when wallpaper covers every surface. "I love doing a mix of old and new" says Eicholz of her Savannah home where her Weezie towels blend right in with both vintage and brand new features.

Be Her Guest

A melon-colored side table brings personality to the predominately neutral tones in this Savannah guest room.

Guest Room Vignette

A vintage chest of drawers painted a crisp white works well with a textile piece framed above for a little design interest and color.

A Crisp, Clean Backdrop

"I thought I was an all-white gal," laughs Eicholz of her preference for white walls, upholstery and furniture as seen in this hallway with a vintage hutch that she refurbished. But Savannah designer Robyn Roberts helped Eicholz get out of her comfort zone and inject some color into her design scheme, just one advantage of consulting a professional designer with a fresh perspective for help.

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