something familiar


This dining room makes me smile.  And it’s more than just the perfect robin’s egg blue and eclectic mix of eye candy that does it.  Or the fact that the color makes it seem like just the right room to post seven days before Easter.

Yes, it’s something more than that.

This room is from the Atlanta home of Cynthia Good and Joey Reiman.  Their entire house is stunning and is featured in Cottage Living from January 2008.  You may recognize Cynthia Good as the founding editor and CEO of award-winning PINK magazine.

But there’s another reason this room makes me smile.

I remember Cynthia twelve years ago when we both worked at FOX 5 in Atlanta.  She was a weekend anchor and I was a “newbie” on-air talent for a TV show which aired on the weekends.  In between my production meetings or shoots I would occasionally see her anchoring live in the studio.  I was only –muffled word– years old at the time and she was such a star.  By star I mean she could light up a room and had the best energy of goodness all around her.  Hence her last name? She really was full of charm and grace.  I even remember wondering how she got her stick-straight black hair to be so perfectly shiny.  Funny the things we remember.  One time she walked past me in the studio and for some reason I was too nervous to say anything.  But she smiled in the nicest way [probably thought I was crazy] and said hello.  You have to remember many seasoned TV personalities in that industry aren’t always that way. I was very young and quite impressionable, so her kindness was something I would always remember.   She was brilliant, successful and kind.  What a great combo.


[Cynthia Good]

I love seeing extraordinary people experience great success.

That charisma has taken Cynthia far.  As has her drive and ambition to reach out to other women in the business industry.  She’s since written six books and even won Author of the Year by the Georgia Writers Association.  And she’s a wife and mom [first and foremost].

She launched a magazine named PINK.  It was exclusively designed for professional women and covers an array of topics from business networking to fashion to parenting.  I think it’s worth checking out her magazine.   She even blogs right over here.

So there you have it.  A picture worth a thousand words.

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  1. PJ says:

    What a lovely testimonial for such a “good” woman! I do have one suggestion that would tweak the room’s decor and make it just a hair better: the Beatles need to be hung in their proper order – John, Paul, George and Ringo. That is how they were always referred to. You guys are too young to understand the importance of that tiny detail. :)

  2. kathy says:

    My feeling is to smile everytime I take a look at that room – how cheerful!
    Also, kudos to a woman who wants to climb the ladder, but doesn’t step on heads to do it. She’s testimony to the fact, that it does not have to be that way!

  3. jae says:

    A picture is worth a thousand words….adore the picture and it gets better and better while reading your words.

  4. Michelle says:

    How ironic! When I was in Atlanta, I had a few opportunities to meet Cynthia and thought the exact same thing. She’s truly the real deal and her magazine is amazing. I’m going to have to grab that issue of Cottage Living- so neat to see her house! Thanks for featuring.

  5. Karena says:

    Oh yes, I will look at her blog, as she seems to love my idols The Beatles!

  6. Pierre says:

    Very interesting blue room. It gives me ideas…and requires your time for another design consult when you are available.

  7. C says:

    Your daughters are absolutely gorgeous!

  8. Jennifer says:

    I still love that house. Nice to know there are good people behind it — makes it that much prettier, you know?

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