By Cindy Cooper
This growing Southern city is laden with quiet cozy streets packed with jewel box cottages just waiting to be refurbished.
Designer Chris Hutcheson and her husband, John, knew when they pulled up to the quaint 1920s cottage on a side street in Smyrna, Georgia, that it could be their dream cottage. They also knew it would need plenty of work. “As soon as we drove up to this house, I felt like I was home,” says Chris, who had a vision of a comfortable space that would offer a respite from her busy job as part owner in Dear Keaton, an online interiors business, and John’s work as a contractor.