Lesley Hendon’s décor is fun. It’s eclectic. And it sure will make you smile. “I enjoy mixing all styles,” she says. “I am obsessed with anything that’s vintage. You are giving it new life, and it has a story to tell. It makes your home so home-y.” And that’s what you’ll see when you look around her family’s home.
The house itself was built in 1941 but only became Lesley and her husband Jake’s earlier this year. Though they neither designed nor renovated the home, it was already the perfect backdrop for the pieces Lesley has collected over the years. “We just came in and got a feeling,” Lesley says of walking in the first time. “We loved (the previous owners’) style and the layout. It had character, and it fits our family really well.”
The Hendons had lived in a multistory home in another part of Homewood that they had built before, but after selling it, the one-story layout was appealing for them, their three kids and their three canine family members. The day after they moved in, 10 neighbor kids were inside the house, and the Hendons knew they had moved to a good street.
Walk around each room with Lesley, and she can give you the back story on where she found each piece at an antique mall, Target, yard or estate sales, or Then & Again Marketplace, the stall she and her mother-in-law ran started after visiting Magnolia Market in Waco. And be sure to read all the signs around the home too—they are never lacking in personality.
Sunroom (pictured at top)
This space was originally an exterior porch but was enclosed and had skylights added that draw in natural light from multiple angles—perfect for the art classes the owner at the time hosted in it. Lesley added a splash of green to the furnishings in the room with cacti in the corner.
You’ll find globes, maps and suitcases throughout the Hendon home to mark their love of travelling. To the right of this map is an old watchmaker’s cabinet Lesley found at Scott Antique Market in Atlanta, and in front of them are a bench, also from Scott, and the table she got from her mother-in-law, who used to partner with her on curating a stall at Homewood Antiques.
Lesley’s love of throw pillows coordinates with a Moroccan shag rug from The Boucherouite Shop on Etsy and Restoration Hardware leather couch in this cozy space. The way the fireplace is painted black and framed with a rustic wooden mantle is part of what drew them to buy the house
In the Hendons’ oldest daughter’s room, metallic pillows dress up an old chair Lesley found on a marketplace website and coordinating drawer pulls add pizzazz to an Ikea dresser they painted with shimmery metallic Fusion paint. Lesley found the poster “frames” above it on Amazon and likes that she can change out the art in them.
No room in Lesley’s home is complete without antiques (like the bench she got from an estate sale) and signs that are never lacking in personality. The ones behind the bed are from Smallwoods.