This Historic Atlanta Home Is a Stylish Retreat Inside

Old school on the outside and trendy on the inside this West End Atlanta home does double duty as an Airbnb getaway,

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

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Popping Parlor

Located in Atlanta's historic West End, this grand vintage home has been reimagined for a new age by its owner who often hosts visitors from out of town and out of the country at her ultra stylish Airbnb. The book and curio-laden shelves in Tracy Galasso's parlor define the formal-meets-funky attitude of the entire home. Galasso has a great eye and a knack for reimagining furniture and decor deals.

Well-Curated Bookshelves

Artist Tracy Galasso's collection of ivory busts and vintage items are mixed in with art books available for her guests to peruse. Galasso's art school education is visible in every corner of this beautifully designed and well-curated home.

Hallway Vignette

Plenty of reflective surfaces in a mirrored dresser and mirrors of different sizes really open this transitional hallway space up and keep things light, airy and glam.

Flower Power

Oversize floral wallpaper coupled with a dramatic chandelier bring a sense of luxury to this guest bathroom.

Dining Drama

Ghost chairs, a crystal chandelier and minimalist furnishings add a modern glam touch to this dining room. An oversized container with orchids and plants that don't require direct sunlight makes a perfect year-round, all-purpose centerpiece.

Modern History

Galasso has somehow managed to make an 160-year-old home in Atlanta's Adair Park seem fresh and modern. "I love dark colors on the wall" says Galasso of this parlor in a rich forest green that beautifully contrasts with the white walls and moulding in the main living room. Galasso says her two splurge items when it comes to home design are faucets and light fixtures.

The Ultimate Speakeasy

The chic bar right off of the parlor is painted a striking black with the ceiling and window frames left white for contrast. A dramatic light fixture gives the room attitude. The cabinets are filled with exotic spirits and glassware.

Wedding Cake White

Plenty of crisp white moulding, woodwork and paint look somehow modern when paired with Galasso's thrift store, floor sample and store clearance finds. Here a clever collage of mirrors leading up to her home's second floor makes use of painted white frames for design cohesion.

Cabinet of Curiosities

"I don't have any hobbies" jokes homeowner Tracy Galasso, of the antiques and curiosities that ornament every nook and corner of her home, "all I do is buy things from strangers in parking lots."

Double-Duty Plant

A pitcher plant on the living room mantel has a dual purpose of keeping fruit flies at bay says Galasso. A minimalist painting and brass deer bring touches of character to this Atlanta living room.

Unique Gallery Wall

Original and thrift-store sourced artwork, her parents' framed passport photos and small design objects give this gallery wall in the parlor off of the main floor kitchen feel quirky and hip.

Clutter-Free Kitchen

Galasso likes to keep things tidy and clutter-free in her modern-meets-classic black and white kitchen.

Bright White Hallway

Homeowner Tracy Galasso makes her upstairs hallway even more open and bright with a number of mirrors with white painted frames and glass light fixtures to open up the space.

Guest Quarters

Each room in Tracy Galasso's historic home and Airbnb features its own distinct personality. Chic gold numbers help guest locate their room on the long white upstairs hallway.

Taste of Paradise

Tropical colors and patterns define this stylish guest room.

Jungalow Bedroom

A funky rattan bed frame and colorful bark cloth-inspired tropical bed linens give this guest room a fun, island look.

Punk Rock Touches

A rich red wall color sets off this guest room kitted out with framed posters for Seventies-era punk rock shows.

Well-Placed Art

Adding to the punk rock vibe of this upstairs guest room is a classical painting "defaced" with slashes of paint perfectly matched to the jewel tone walls and throw pillows.

Elegant Space

A guest room defined by warm and inviting loden green paint gets a design-y touch with a metal frame canopy and statement chandelier.

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