The melding of two personal styles into one cohesive, welcoming home is difficult enough, but eventually adding a set of twins to the family only amps up the necessary refinement and carefully planned interior details of a family home. In the heart of East Atlanta, the Tolero family gracefully sets the standard of their home upon first looks within the front threshold and holds true to it consistently throughout the rest of the house.
Nancy and her husband Mauricio, along with their two four year old girls, Nina and Louisa, live among a beautiful mixture of sleek, modern pieces and treasured, eccentric flea market finds. Having collected interesting pieces for most of her adult life, Nancy adopted eagerly the Colombian influences and artifacts given by Mauricio and his family. However, given Mauricio's more modern preferences, a delicate balance had to be achieved to fully integrate and assimilate each style into the other. Nancy notes that she loves the aesthetic of midcentury modern design and prioritizes texture, especially that of wood, to make their home feel comfortable and inviting. She and Mauricio both have an appreciation for natural light and how it changes the feel of the room. Most of the house is lit from the outside, creating a mesmerizing glow throughout each room. The giggles of Nina and Louisa echoing from their shared room add only an ethereal quality to the already softly lit sun room, which is also the family's favorite part of the house.
Nancy and Mauricio, though compromising on some pieces, also masterfully execute the skill of displaying one-of-a-kind, fragile treasures of a museum-like quality without making their guests (or their girls) feel stiff and unwelcome. Rather, the warmth, natural textures and bright colors only encourage guests to move forward into the house, drawn towards the elegant and exotic details from all over the world. -Catherine