This Couple’s Renovated House Has 2 Equally Gorgeous Primary Bedrooms

published Feb 2, 2024

This Couple’s Renovated House Has 2 Equally Gorgeous Primary Bedrooms

published Feb 2, 2024
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Designer Harry Young Parmenter knew this 1950s-era house in Atlanta’s Chamblee area would need a lot of work when he was looking to purchase it three years ago, but he was “inspired by its simple, clean, and pleasing mid-century architecture and of course the original wood-clad ceilings and original brick fireplace.”

“I discovered the home actually by showing it to a client who spotted it online (my primary career was as a real estate agent in my family’s real estate business before becoming more involved in design),” Parmenter writes. “She decided not to go through with the purchase, however, but I was so charmed by the home I ended up assuming the contract and went through with the purchase myself!” 

Parmenter took this opportunity to “learn the ropes of interior design, as I didn’t think it needed too many drastic changes and it already had so much charm, and it also felt appropriate in scale for a first-timer. I had spent the better half of 2020 scrolling through interior design accounts Instagram with my ample downtime and was ready to get my hands on a fixer-upper myself like this ASAP.”

Parmenter says he purchased the house for around $300k, and that the budget for both the renovation AND furniture shopping list ended up being around $200k, including “adding a new support beam to open up the living room, all new plumbing, all new electrical, new drywall, paint (interior and exterior), three new baths, a new kitchen and appliances, new trim and lighting, new HVAC system, few new windows and new entry doors.”

Parmenter says the project took about six months from start to finish. “Although there were many lulls due to the contractors being very busy and us waiting for permits and approvals,” he shares. “I think they realistically spent about eight weeks actually working on the project.”

Parmenter says that he and his partner, Matthew, “got together soon after I had finished the renovations and have been living happily ever since.”



  • Living/Dining/Kitchen/Guest Bed/Matthew’s bed — Farrow and Ball “School House White”
  • Primary Bedroom — Farrow and Ball “Salon Drab”
  • Office — Farrow and Ball “Downpipe”
  • Bathrooms — Farrow and Ball “Wimborne White”






  • Bed — Sateen King Slipcover Bed
  • Sconces — Ferm Living
  • Console — CB2





Thanks, Harry and Matthew!

This tour’s responses and photos were edited for length/size and clarity.