Chai Style Home: A Designer’s Design

“An artist is not paid for his labor, but for his vision.”
-Picasso

Interior designer Stuart Pliner and wife Barbara Bing felt the timing was right to downsize from their 1920s Georgian Manor home where they lived for over 20 years on North Muscogee Avenue to high-rise living two blocks away.

Here Pliner gives us a rare look inside his private world, a careful tableau of responses to space, reflecting his creativity, tasteful design, and constant attention to scale and proportion.

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“After thinking about it more and more, we felt the timing was perfect to do this project for ourselves versus an investment opportunity,” he said. “It met our key objectives of an original condo never renovated, high floor and beautiful views. We redefined our lives, ridded lots of unneeded “stuff” and set out for a new adventure in two different places. We traded one home for a condo in the city and a house in the country.”

Barbara added, “The concept of downsizing was refreshing, and we made it fun. That’s not to say that it was perfectly orchestrated and easy, yet it all

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