Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | January 2015

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CONTENTS JANUARY 2015 // ISSUE NO.315

Home 60

Fresh-Faced Beauty Using texture, contrast and plenty of white, Beth Webb transforms a lakehouse into a light and bright retreat.

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Artful Elegance A second home provides the genesis and inspiration for an Atlanta-based art collection.

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By Design Atlanta designers pull back the curtain to unveil their own recent kitchen renovations.

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Master Makeover Despite its petite proportions, a master suite lives large, thanks to a meticulous renovation

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Studio Visit: Steve McKenzie A respect for material and technique informs everything this artist creates

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Recipe for Success Atlanta’s top talents dish their advice for creating statement kitchens

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Kitchens of the Year This year’s kitchen contest winners prove that style and function are not mutually exclusive.

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Calendar Cultural happenings around Atlanta Naomi On wishes for our fair city in 2015 Dish Dispatches from the local culinary scene Etc. Life … according to Marcia Editor’s Letter Resources + Ad Index Cover photographed by Mali Azima

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SH OP ON LIN E TODAY

DISCOVER THE NEXT GENERATION IN ANTIQUES

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WELCOME

EDITOR’S LETTER

WHAT’S NEW

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Weekly Social Calendar blog.atlantahomesmag.com Where will you find our editors next week? From gallery openings and pop-up shops to home tours and book signings, stay inthe-know about the hottest happenings on

ONE OF THE HAZARDS of editing this magazine is the number of great design ideas our editorial team is exposed to with every project we feature. We absorb tricks of the trade on photo shoots, glean expert advice during interviews and are exposed to the next big thing at top trade shows, but, alas, all of that insight doesn’t make decision time any easier when it comes to implementing solutions in our own home—in fact, it’s quite the opposite. Every January, we devote an entire issue to kitchens, the heart and soul of our homes (whether we consider ourselves cooks or not). And, as my husband and I recently moved into a circa-1962 home—with original kitchen cabinetry, appliances, sink, hardware and more—let’s just say I’m a captive audience. The seven kitchens featured in this issue are noteworthy not just for their incredible marriage of form and function, but also for their stylish approaches. From a pair of antique Egyptian doors used to conceal pantries (page 78) to an integrated walnut island table that at once warms up a contemporary kitchen and doubles storage space (page 26), you may just find yourself dreaming up your next renovation … even if Elizabeth Ralls Editor in Chief your kitchen is not approaching @elizabeth_ralls | twitter middle age. Happy planning! @eliz_ralls | instagram

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Stylish Approach

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STYLE

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IDEAS // DISCOVERIES // DEBUTS

Inspired Artistry

When inspiration strikes, Atlanta creative Steve McKenzie is always prepared—in the most stylish of ways. “I

have so many sketchbooks,” says the multi-talented artist, who tends to take them on his travels and keep them by his bedside. They may not be in chronological order, but that’s no hamper to his creativity: McKenzie will launch a line of rugs this spring with next-door neighbor Verde Home.

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renovation of the month

MASTER MAKEOVER

DESPITE ITS PETITE PROPORTIONS, A MASTER SUITE LIVES LARGE, THANKS TO A METICULOUS TRANSFORMATION BY RABAUT DESIGN ASSOCIATES. WRITTEN BY Sejal Bhima PHOTOGRAPHED BY Chris Little 11

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DETAILED PLANNING WAS KEY in Shannon and Jay Baxter’s stunning master suite renovation. The couple enlisted Jo Rabaut of Rabaut Design Associates, a full-service design firm, to transform the cramped, outdated space into a warm and spacious retreat. “Every dimension was critical in this project,” says Rabaut. “Because the space was small, we had to be careful early on in the project that everything was laid out exactly where it needed to be so that we could maximize every square inch.” Sloped ceilings throughout the space prompted Rabaut and her team to take advantage of the height by relocating often-used essentials, such as the new custom double-sink vanity and standing shower, to the center of the bathroom while tucking away laundry machines and storage in tighter corners. In the closet, they eliminated a center wall and used the room’s perimeter for clever hanging space and shoe storage, a move that made room for an island and additional lighting. A reserved color palette was also crucial in making the suite feel larger than its small footprint. A rich gray-green hue in a variety of creative applications, from the glass tile and glazed millwork in the bathroom to the wainscoting and fretwork wallpaper on the bedroom’s feature wall, lends a calming and airy ambience. However, Rabaut was also mindful of incorporating the homeowners’ fun energy into the master retreat through splashes of turquoise and pink. A mix of materials and textures—brass, linen, marble, Lucite, glass and leather—also elevates visual intrigue. “Aesthetically, the goal was to create something modern and crisp but with a touch of glam,” explains Rabaut. “The suite is the most private portion of their residence, and it’s come to feel like a hidden jewel.”

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Steve McKenzie

A RESPECT FOR MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE INFORMS EVERYTHING THIS ARTIST CREATES IN HIS STORE’S SECOND-FLOOR LOFT—FROM PAINTINGS WRITTEN BY Kate Abney PHOTOGRAPHED BY David Christensen AND TEXTILES TO A BRAND-NEW LINE OF RUGS.

“When you’re an artist, it’s just in your being,” McKenzie says. He is heavily inspired by midcentury masters like Franz Kline, Robert Motherwell and Spanish artist Antoni Tàpies. “They empower me to be bolder than I would be otherwise,” he says.

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WHEN STEVE MCKENZIE MOVED his eponymous store to 999 Brady Ave. in August, there was one feature the longtime artist could not do without: the openair, second-floor atelier overlooking his spacious new showroom and interior design headquarters. “The transition between art and design is pretty seamless for me, so

having a studio in the building where I also do interior and product design seemed like a natural fit,” says the former president of Larson-Juhl, who co-owns the business with his wife, Jill. “When you change studios, it’s interesting to see what it does to your work,” he says. The lighting, for example, is much different in McKenzie’s new studio. So he paints in the mornings, before the store opens, and in the evenings, after closing. When it comes to his creative process, exploration rules the roost. “I never begin with a destination in mind; I begin with materials,” he says. A true mixed-media abstractionist, he commonly begins with walnut-ink studies, many of which have been cropped, digitized and duplicated as fabric repeats for his signature line of textiles and soft goods. For his fine art, McKenzie’s approach is plainly visceral. Beginning with Belgian linen-wrapped panel, he smooths on layers of Venetian plaster, which he rubs with dry, powdered pigments and sands to a sleek finish, creating a textural background ideal for his contemporary, gestural brushstrokes. Painting mostly with acrylics, watercolor and gouache, McKenzie also dabbles in encaustics, cooking his signature wax blend right upstairs. One of his most vigorous recent projects has been developing an artful new line of rugs, launching this spring, with next-door neighbor Verde Home. Each design is based on an original McKenzie painting. “We’ve allowed designers to change out the colors completely [to suit their projects]. Just because I love orange and gray does not mean it will work in every room,” he admits with a laugh. stevemckenzies.com

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McKenzie’s second-floor studio loft is filled with an amalgam of tools and materials he uses to make playful textiles and inspired art, from ink drawings, full-scale paintings and works on paper to fabric by the yard and a new line of rugs in collaboration with nextdoor neighbor Verde Home. In fact, the orange abstract at bottom right inspired his first full-scale rug, and will soon find a home in his and wife Jill’s Atlanta residence.

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STYLE NEWS

RECIPES FOR

SUCCESS

ATLANTA’S TOP TALENTS DISH THEIR ADVICE FOR CREATING STATEMENT KITCHENS USING BESPOKE FINISHES, CLEVER VISUAL TRICKS AND WINNING DESIGN DETAILS.

WHAT TECHNOLOGY ARE YOU MOST EXCITED TO USE IN YOUR KITCHEN PROJECTS IN 2015?

RENTLY GRAVITATING TOWARDS?

“Statuary white and Calcutta and Imperial Danby with a special tray-top edge and a stainless, glass-door refrigerator.” —Suzanne Kasler

IN TODAY’S KITCHENS—WHETHER

“STEAM OVENS. THEY ARE SO MUCH

TOM HOODS.” —MELANIE TURNER

BETTER THAN MICROWAVES. INSTEAD

“We are installing steam ovens in

OF DRYING OUT, FOOD REMAINS

about 75 percent of our kitchens;

MOIST AND FRESH.” —STEPHEN

they’re replacing a conventional oven

PARARO, PINEAPPLE HOUSE

or taking over most of the duties of a

BOSCH DISHWASHERS, A LA CORNUE OR WOLF RANGE AND LARGE, CUS-

BE CONFUSED WITH ENGINEERED

HARDWARE: IS THIS ONE AREA TO

QUARTZ. IT’S BEAUTIFUL AND DU-

SAVE OR TO SPLURGE?

WHAT'S YOUR ALL-TIME FAVORITE

RABLE, A PERFECT COMBINATION FOR

“Splurge! It’s like jewelry for your kitchen. Choose rich finishes, glass, Lucite or handmade.” —Ilivette H. Nilsson, TerraCotta Properties

COUNTERTOP MATERIAL?

THE KITCHEN. IT GIVES CLIENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENJOY THE LIGHT PALETTE MARBLE OFFERS WITHOUT

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“A SUB-ZERO REFRIGERATOR, TWO

microwave.” —Matthew Quinn

“NATURAL QUARTZITE—NOT TO

Suzanne Kasler’s personal kitchen includes a La Cornue range. Miele’s Combi-Steam oven. Chisholm Hall from Urban Electric Co. Multiere 45inch single-basin sink by Kallista.

OR NOT THE CLIENT IS A COOK?

THE ADDITIONAL CARE AND UPKEEP.”

FAR THE HARDEST MATERIAL TO KEEP IN ‘NEW’ CONDITION, BUT IT IS EXCEPTIONALLY BEAUTIFUL. WE MAKE SURE THE HOMEOWNER IS AWARE

—MARY KATHRYN TIMONEY, DESIGN GALLERIA KITCHEN AND BATH STUDIO

“I LOVE STATUARY MARBLE. IT IS BY

WHAT ARE MUST-HAVE APPLIANCES

OF ITS PROPERTIES BEFORE WE TAKE

KASLER KITCHEN PHOTO BY ERICA GEORGE DINES

WHAT MATERIALS ARE YOU CUR-

“Whether it’s the tiniest LED lighting, the most amazing retractable door hardware or, my new favorite, the TopBrewer coffee system, new technologies can be incorporated beautifully into even the most traditional kitchen.” —Matthew Quinn, Design Galleria Kitchen & Bath Studio

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STYLE THE PLUNGE. THAT MATERIAL IS A COMMITMENT … AND SOMETIMES A LIFELONG LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP.” —JOEL KELLY, JOEL KELLY DESIGN

station will feel more like a hutch and a refrigerator more like an armoire.” —Courtney Shearer, Bell Kitchen & Bath Studio

NEWS

“Cristallo is a quartzite that literally glows when the sun hits it. It makes

WHAT IS YOUR STAIN/HUE/WOOD

a stunning countertop and looks

OF THE MOMENT?

gorgeous when mixed with white

“GRAY. BUT WHITE IS STILL ONE OF

marble tiled walls and floors.”

THE BEST.” —STEPHEN PARARO

—Matthew Quinn

“Lime-washed white oak.” —Melanie Turner

WHAT’S A CLEVER WAY TO MAKE A SMALL SPACE APPEAR LARGER?

NAME SOME INNOVATIVE WAYS

“Limit upper cabinets and take tile to the ceiling.” —Ilivette H. Nilsson

THE SINK IS BEING UTILIZED IN THE KITCHEN?

THE DEFINING EDGE OF THE SPACE

“I love sinks with a rear-side drain to maximize storage underneath. I also like the sinks that have components such as cutting boards, colanders and drain racks that are fitted to them.” —Matthew Rao

INSTEAD OF THE CABINET FRONTS.”

“THERE IS A 45-INCH LONG SINGLE

–JOEL KELLY

BOWL UNDERMOUNT SINK FROM

“Smart planning and organized

KALLISTA THAT HAS AN ARRAY OF

storage make the best use of the

ACCESSORIES THAT INTEGRATE WITH

space, while a little breathing room

THE SINK’S MULTI-TIERED SHAPE, AND

for the hood or cabinets makes the

YOU CAN STILL LOCATE A CON-

space look more generous.” —Mary

CEALED TRASH PULLOUT BELOW.”

Kathryn Timoney

—MARK WILLIAMS, MARK WILLIAMS

“THE MORE NATURAL LIGHT, THE BETTER. ADDING WINDOWS WILL MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE. LOSE THE WALL CABINETS AND INSTALL SHELVING INSTEAD; THE WALL BECOMES

DESIGN ASSOCIATES WHAT'S THE EASIEST WAY TO MAKE A LOFTY KITCHEN FEEL COZIER?

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE MATERIAL

“Design like a European. Keep the cabinetry system height to 8 feet or less.” —Alison Weidner and John Coulter

FOR HOODS?

“CONSIDER ADDING BEAMS TO A

THE HEIGHT AND ADD SCALE.” —MAT-

“Metal. Strap it, rivet it, buff it, hammer it. It always makes a statement.” —Ilivette H. Nilsson

THEW RAO, RAO DESIGN STUDIO

“WE EMPLOY PLASTER HOODS TO

“Select contrasting finishes and in-

CREATE UNIQUE SHAPES THAT ARE

troduce patterns, such as a herring-

DIFFICULT TO PRODUCE USING

bone floor or large-scale subway tile

OTHER METHODS.” —JOEL KELLY

VAULTED CEILING TO BRING DOWN

“Stainless steel. I like to add bolts and strappings of brass to the hood.” —Melanie Turner

backsplash.” —Tammy Connor

“Design certain pieces to look like furniture. By selecting different door styles, trim pieces, finishes or wood species, a coffee

GO-TO FIXTURES IN THE KITCHEN ...

“Urban Electric, Hector Finch, Meyda and Circa Lighting.” —Matthew Quinn

Savoy Hive ceramic tile by Ann Sacks. TopBrewer, a largely beneath-the-surface coffee machine accessed via stainless steel tap, is available at Design Galleria Kitchen & Bath Studio and boasts tablet and smartphone controls. Ann Sacks’ Jardin porcelain tile. Matthew Quinn’s showstopper at the 2014 Kips Bay Decorator Show House.

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K I TCONTEST C H WINNERS EN WITH CLEVER DETAILS, STRIKING ACCENTS AND COHESIVE DESIGNS, THIS YEAR’S KITCHEN OF THE YEAR WINNERS PROVE THAT STYLE AND FUNCTION ARE NOT MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE.

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GRAND PRIZE: 26th annual kitchen contest winner

LASTING IMPRESSION

DESIGNER JOEL KELLY EMPLOYS DYNAMIC BUT LUXE DESIGN SOLUTIONS FOR A TOWN HOUSE KITCHEN. TO TACKLE THEIR TOWN HOUSE’S unflattering layout, a pair of empty nesters turned to architectural and interior designer Joel Kelly. “Town houses are problematic in that kitchens are usually right in the middle of everything. There’s no formality to the floor plan,” says Kelly. His solution: A wall of stunning, steel-framed interior windows. “The thought behind this concept was that as you walk from the front door to the back, you wouldn’t notice there’s a kitchen, as your attention would be focused on this unexpected architectural element,” he explains. More than just a visual masterpiece, the operable windows and bifold doors help contain food aromas during meal prep and impart a light and airy appeal as natural light from the kitchen windows pours through to adjoining spaces. “Enclosing the area with solid walls to conceal the kitchen would have made the space dark and impeded visual flow,” says Kelly. Next up for the designer: addressing the kitchen’s lack of storage. Without a pantry or butler’s pantry, Kelly took the custom cabinetry up to the ceiling to maximize the limited square footage. A track ladder provides accessibility while doubling as yet another unique feature in this innovative kitchen. Far from stylistically one-note, the kitchen simultaneously exudes modern, old-world and industrial charms. Fumed oak flooring in an elegant chevron pattern adds beauty underfoot, while quartzite countertops, lime-washed oak cabinets, a plaster hood and a glossy ceramic tile backsplash generate rich layers of texture and color. “This kitchen was a unique thing for us,” says Kelly. “It was one of the most challenging projects I’ve ever worked on, and I would also say that the end result is definitely one of my favorites.” 21

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DESIGN DETAILS DESIGNERS Joel Kelly with Jonathan Alexander and Lauren Troutman, Joel Kelly Design. (404) 221-0422; joelkelly.com

CONTRACTOR Chris Donnelly, Brookside Custom Homes. brooksidefinehomes.com

resources CABINETS Robin Smith of Block & Chisel LADDER Modern Stainless Ladders HARDWARE Top Knobs at Masterpiece Lighting STEEL WALL R.G. Ironworks RANGE Wolf HOOD Plaster surround with Wolf hood liner BACKSPLASH Ann Sacks COUNTERTOPS Walker Zanger PLUMBING FIXTURES Hansgrohe REFRIGERATOR Sub-Zero BAR STOOLS Bernhardt Design FLOORING Burchette & Burchette

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26th annual kitchen contest winner

MINIMALIST MARVEL

TAC STUDIO’S CARA CUMMINS CREATES A SUBTLE AND SEAMLESS KITCHEN WITH DRAMATIC IMPACT. THIS MODERN KITCHEN BY Cara Cummins of TaC Studios proves that functional space doesn’t have to sacrifice style. In their newly constructed home, the owners—recent Atlanta transplants with a penchant for contemporary design—were seeking an open layout with seamless visual flow to the adjoining spaces. To that end, Cummins installed expansive sliding glass doors to provide a clear line of sight into the backyard. “They wanted to make it such that if they were cooking at the island, they could have a watchful eye on their children playing out back,” she says. “The kitchen is also very open to the rest of the living level, which includes a dining room and family room. It creates a sense of connectivity and gives this young family an opportunity to constantly interact with one another.” In the kitchen itself, Cummins delivered a simple yet striking design. Custom SieMatic cabinetry recessed into the wall plays up the room’s modern flair, as do stunning red glass accents, while an integrated walnut table by Skylar Morgan Furniture + Design on the island helps soften the space with its warm tones. The kitchen’s high style is balanced with child-friendly features such as Silestone—a highly durable material that can withstand messes both small and large—counters and custom-designed island cabinets for toy storage, which allow the children to fully live in each space of the home instead of being relegated to the family room. Cummins also made sure essentials were only an arm’s length away, with integrated slots for cutting boards in the prep area, dishes by the sink and pans near the ovens. “Beauty and function can coexist,” she notes. 27

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DESIGN GALLERIA’S MARY KATHRYN TIMONEY TRANSFORMS AN AWKWARD LAYOUT INTO A SPACE FOR EVERYDAY LIVING.

TO ACCOMMODATE A YOUNG FAMILY OF four, Mary Kathryn Timoney of Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio completely overhauled a cramped kitchen rife with out-of-date details. Timoney’s first order of business was to remedy the space’s poor layout. “The sink, stove and ovens were previously relegated to a narrow galley, while all the storage was out of reach at the opposite end of the room,” explains the designer. “It was almost as if there were two kitchens in one.” To unify the spaces, Timoney relocated the stove to the center of the room, while shortening the galley’s original 17-foot length with the addition of a pantry and butler’s pantry on either side. Meeting the homeowners’ need for a space where the family could work, eat and live, she also added an island across from the new range top to provide a place for the children to eat and do their homework at during meal prep. Once a cohesive layout was in place, Timoney focused on the kitchen’s aesthetic elements. She balanced the home’s traditional verve with the homeowners’ desire for a more modern look by including distinctive details in a clean, crisp color palette. Oversized ceramic subway tiles and an ornamental marble backsplash form a unique backdrop for a pewter-and-stone hood and sleek sconces in the cooking zone. Meanwhile, graceful mullion detailing on the upper cabinets and crystal orbs on the island are a classic touch. “Trust was at the core of this renovation,” says Timoney. “The homeowners allowed me to execute my vision, and the result is a beautiful space that has become the heart of the home.” 32

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THE OWNERS OF THIS DRUID HILLS HOME presented Warner McConaughey of HammerSmith with a tall order: give their kitchen a 21st-century update while preserving the home’s 100-year history. Rising to the challenge, McConaughey delivered a kitchen packed with both modern sensibilities and historic flourishes. He began by gutting the entire space, tearing down the walls to the adjoining powder room, breakfast room and den, effectively doubling the kitchen’s square footage. Relocating the stairwell farther toward the front of the home created room for a butler’s pantry and scullery kitchen. “Every single wall has been replaced; there’s nothing we didn’t touch,” says McConaughey. “It was nice that we had a clean slate to start over with, but we also had to keep the home’s original character in mind.” Although he removed the maze-like walls separating the small adjoining rooms—a common trait in older homes—McConaughey looked to the ceiling to create the illusion of intimacy while maintaining a modern-day, open-concept living level. “We used a variety of beams and headers in the rooms so that when you’re in each space you feel like you’re in a more historic room that makes sense with the rest of the house,” says the designer. This concept is most apparent in the kitchen, where an intricate beam design helps to define the room. To fulfill the homeowners’ “more modern” directive, McConaughey installed concrete and marble countertops in varying thicknesses and created ample hidden storage that keeps the kitchen void of clutter. The concrete backsplash, mimicking nautical wood slats, is a nod to the couple’s favorite vacation destination—Rosemary Beach, Florida. “They’re both working professionals, so they wanted to have life feel a little simpler when they got home,” McConaughey says. “It’s now a space where they can truly unwind.” 39

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DESIGN DETAILS ARCHITECT Warner McConaughey, HammerSmith Inc. (404) 377-1021; hammersmith.net

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NIKI PAPADOPOULOS is a classically trained and licensed interior designer. She spent the early portion of her career with celebrated Atlanta firm Laslie-Williams Inc., where she started as an intern, quickly moving up to design assistant and project-manager. Following Mark Williams and joining the celebrated architecture and design firm Mark Williams Design Associates in 2007, Niki honed her design skills by working with both residential and commercial spaces. In 2011, Niki was named one of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles’ “Top 10 Under 40” and one of the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center’s (ADAC) “Rising Stars.” Boasting a classic aesthetic with a contemporary twist, Niki’s spaces are characterized by a strong emphasis on architecture, sculptural furnishings and neutral palettes with punches of color.

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KITCHEN + BATH NEWS Interactive lifestyle store PIRCH debuted its Atlanta showroom at Lenox Marketplace last month. The store, known for its “try before you buy” philosophy, offers a luxury experience for the kitchen, bath and outdoor living. 3535 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta 30326, pirch.com

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Miele, Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances are now available at BUILDER SPECIALTIES INC. showrooms. The construction company has also added a new Outdoor Living division spearheaded by business development manager Lisa Connor. 761 Miami Circle NE, Atlanta 30324; builderspecialties.net

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KARPATY CABINETS has opened a new 1,500-square-foot showroom adjacent to the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC), at The Galleries of Peachtree Hills. 425 Peachtree Hills Ave., #5, Suite 30-B, Atlanta 30305; (678) 947-8188; karpatycabinets.com

DESIGN GALLERIA KITCHEN AND BATH STUDIO has renovated its showroom to include new kitchen, bath and closet spaces, which are located on the second floor of ADAC. 351 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, Suite 234, Atlanta 30305; (404) 261-0111; designgalleria.net

PORCELANOSA has remodeled its showroom to unveil new displays of the latest tile, faucets and kitchen accessories. ADAC West, 349 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, Atlanta 30305; (404) 973-0640; porcelanosa-usa.com

High-end appliance shop GUY GUNTER HOME has added a new plumbing division that includes pieces by Grohe, Rohl and BainUltra. Atlantans will also now find high-end cutlery among the showroom’s merchandise. 1610 Southland Circle NW, Atlanta 30318; (404) 874-7529; guytgunter.com

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City to Suburb

Ford Fry opened The El Felix, his first eatery outside the perimeter, at Avalon, Alpharetta’s new and much-hyped

mixed-use development. The Tex-Mex restaurant joins other fine dining and shopping options once limited to inside Atlanta’s city limits, including Antico Pizza, Bocado Burger, Calypso St. Barth, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, West Elm and Arhaus, among others. experienceavalon.com, theelfelix.com

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Penthouse Privvy Now may be the time to strike if you’re contemplating purchasing one of Atlanta’s penthouse suites: Inventory is dwindling in the city’s hottest luxury condo developments. In late 2014, THE RESIDENCES AT W ATLANTA – DOWNTOWN was down to four penthouses, starting at $1.5 million. Units range from 3,289 to 4,154 square feet, with two private balconies and glass staircases. The developer is offering an unusual incentive: free helicopter rides to destinations like the airport, concerts or sporting events. Over 35 units have been sold in THE RESIDENCES AT THE ST. REGIS ATLANTA, totaling $131 million in sales, according to developer Tavistock Group. The units, from 3,264 to 12,000-plus square feet, range from $2.6 to $9.5 million. More evidence of the postiive condo trend: BEACHAM & COMPANY, REALTORS reported that nearly one out of every four sales in October 2014 was a condo or town house.

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Suburban Style Excitement about AVALON—Alpharetta’s attentiongrabbing, mixed-use development—begins from the ground up for interior designer Ann Wisniewski. MARMI, one of her favorite shoe stores, is opening in early 2015, when ANTHROPOLOGIE will also bring its trendy vintage style closer to suburban shoppers. Area designers such as Wisniewski, who lives in Roswell, now have quicker access to A-list homefurnishings retailers such as MITCHELL GOLD + BOB WILLIAMS, ARHAUS and WEST ELM, making it easier for busy clients and designers to meet up and discuss decor selections. In fact, some shoppers at Avalon (experienceavalon.com) may never feel like leaving. The first phase of the 86-acre, $600 million development will have 101 single-family homes and 250 luxury rental homes. Designed by LEW OLIVER and built by MONTE HEWETT HOMES, the residences have

The housing market rebound is infusing old projects, such as ONE MUSEUM PLACE (ompatlanta.com), with an exciting new energy. Developer JOHN WIELAND describes the luxury five-story condo across from the High Museum of Art as his “pet project.” Wieland—who has donated artwork and millions to the High—says the architecture, by MACK SCOGIN MERRILL ELAM ARCHITECTS, is intended to complement that of the Renzo Piano and Richard Meier–designed museum. Already eight of the 45 units—ranging from 1,600 to 5,300 square feet and $900,000 to $3.5 million—are reserved. Beyond the Peachtree Road location and views, intriguing features include direct access elevators, private garages and outdoor lanais, plus Gaggenau appliances, Waterworks fixtures and other interior selections by MARK WILLIAMS DESIGN ASSOCIATES. An owners lounge, a fitness center, a concierge, a guest suite, a dog park and a courtyard are among the amenities.

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There’s more to come: CRATE & BARREL in early 2015 and THE CONTAINER STORE in the fall. They join retailers such as CALYPSO ST. BARTH, C. WONDER and SOFT SURROUNDINGS; dining options such as Ford Fry’s THE EL FELIX and Giovanni Di Palma’s ANTICO PIZZA NAPOLETANA; and mind/body spa EXHALE. Avalon’s town center–like Plaza hosts an ice-skating rink and live entertainment. With so much to see and do, those Marmi shoes better be made for walking.

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leaders such as Suzanne Kasler and

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the southeast over the last 12 years.

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GIFT & HOME FURNISHINGS MARKET,

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curators and vote on their favorite

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Jan. 6–13. The national design summit

works from gallery artists such as Amy

works. The High Museum will purchase

the New Year with two solo exhibitions

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Dixon, Brent Baker, and Dawne Raulet,

the works with the most votes for their

by artists Andrew Saftel and Jean Glenn.

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canvas works, while Saftel’s brilliantly

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colored textured paintings on wood, as

and Kelli Ellis, the camp includes a

small bites. 1/15–1/31. (404) 257-0511.

Coleman with a solo show, From the

well as his one-of-a-kind woven rugs,

showroom tour day at the Market, as

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Naomi Von Habersham OH, DEAR. It’s January, only the most anxiety-ridden month of the year. You might deem it a month full of hope, new beginnings and clean slates. Me? I see January as the month in which I unintentionally break every single one of my New Year’s resolutions. Is it just me, or do we seem to aim a bit too high with those lofty intentions? Well, no matter, because this year, I’m going to compile something different: my wish list for Atlanta. First, I wish for a thriving year for our city’s arts community. We have a world-class symphony, an opera company, museums and theatrical groups. But if we want Atlanta to remain a world-class city, our community must support the arts with the enthusiasm and passion that they deserve. This is the year to start regularly attending exhibits at the High Museum, for example, or performances by The Atlanta Opera or Atlanta Ballet. And thanks to Uber, we no longer have traffic or the hassle of parking as excuses for not partaking of all that Atlanta has to offer. I also wish for Atlantans, both natives and transplants, to be mindful of the fact that our city is located in the South, which means that we need to relearn the Southern charm and civility that once defined our city. For example, when a traffic light turns green, it isn’t necessary to honk your horn at the driver in front of you. Also, try refraining from talking loudly into your cell phone while in public. You may find this hard to believe, but the rest of us don’t care what you have to say to your spouse or co-worker. Finally, wintertime in Atlanta does not call for short shorts and flip-flops. I realize that our winters might seem balmy when compared to Northern climes, but that doesn’t mean that you should leave your house half-naked when it’s 50 degrees outside. There is nothing charming about pasty legs and unkempt feet. And finally, here is what I don’t wish for Atlanta: a repeat of last year’s snow jam! 53

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Scoop Consulting chef Gerry Klaskala, the owner of Atlanta’s Aria and Canoe restaurants, and architect Bill Johnson of The Johnson Studio have joined forces with Tavistock Group to open THE ST. REGIS ATLANTA’s newest restaurant, ATLAS, which will feature seasonally inspired American fare made from fresh ingredients. Christopher

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Grossman, previously of Aria and Napa Valley’s The French Laundry, will serve as chef de cuisine.

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Ian Winslade and Austin Rocconi

In celebration of the company’s heritage, corporate chef Rainer Zinngrebe of THE RITZ-CARLTON has paired classic ingredients with a fresh twist to produce the signature Ritz-Carlton cake, a rich, dark chocolate confection with bursts of orange flavor. The cake is available

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and splits his time between the two restaurants. “But through the winter and into the spring, you’ll see this restaurant take on a more unique identity of its own.” Sited in Vinings Jubilee, Paces & Vine blends authenticity with finesse, serving up contemporary American fare prepared with fresh, local ingredients. Selections include Murphy’s favorites, such as the famous artichoke appetizer, as well as new dishes like slow-cooked salmon steak served with risotto and Swiss chard. “We want people to feel comfortable,” says Rocconi. “We want to send them away impressed but not feeling out of place.” The restaurant will continue to evolve throughout the coming year, as both chefs share ideas and tinker in the kitchen—particularly wth seafood recipes. “Once we get it completely set the way we want it, then we can really start to have a lot more fun,” says Winslade. “What’s brilliant about having two spots is that one can bounce off the other.” pacesandvine.com

A new SOUPER JENNY is slated to open on the Westside this month. The new outpost will feature founder and opening chef Jenny Levison’s soups, salads and sandwiches, as well as juices from Juicy Jenny. The Westside location will be open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. souperjennyatl.com Acclaimed French bistro LE BILBO-

QUET, a New York hotspot since 1986, is now open in Buckhead Atlanta. Le Bilboquet, which translates to “concierge,” or “caretaker,” offers quintessential French flair, with a menu that includes signature dishes such as steak au poivre, salmon tartare and chocolate mousse.

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PACES & VINE, THE LATEST project from the team behind Murphy’s Restaurant, marks the first collaboration between executive chef Ian Winslade and chef de cuisine Austin Rocconi, but that hasn’t stopped the duo from whipping up a menu that puts a new spin on traditional cuisine. “We started with a menu where we looked to Murphy’s and took some of the things that worked,” says Winslade, who also serves as executive chef at the famous Virginia-Highland eatery

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Well-Designed Home

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine sponsored a lecture by renowned local architect William H. Harrison of Harrison Design during October’s installment of Design ADAC. Bostan Carpets hosted the sold-out event at their ADAC West showroom, and audience members listened as Harrison explained how architecture is informed by a sense of contextualism. Photography by Kim Link Photography

Top Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles’ Tracie Bernstein, Harrison Design’s Lee Kinsella, Bostan Carpets’ Emily Payne, designer Ann Wisniewski; Brad Hanner, Chelsea Reed, Ashlea Orton. Middle Lee Kinsella, Harrison Design’s Joni Diehl, ADAC’s MacKenzie Johnson; ADAC’s Kim Johnson, designer Patricia McLean, Laura Medley. Bottom Bostan Carpets’ Scott Minter, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles’ Elizabeth Ralls, architect William H. Harrison, ADAC’s Katie Miner, Bostan Carpets’ Mubashair Khan; Emily Payne, William H. Harrison, Elizabeth Ralls.

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Serenbe Showhouse

In September, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and Serenbe debuted the Serenbe Designer Showhouse, celebrating its new neighborhood, Swann Ridge. Featuring the work of more than 12 top Atlanta designers, the house was the first to be built in Swann Ridge and was designed by Robert Pulliam and Eddy Rhinehart of Rhinehart Pulliam & Company and built by John Bynum. The opening night party featured food from Serenbe’s restaurants. Photography by Jessica Ashley Photography

Clockwise from top left A pedestrian bridge leads to Serenbe’s newest community, Swann Ridge; Members of the Serenbe Playhouse greeted guests with their song; a passageway between Swann Ridge’s first two homes; Jeff Boetig with Matt Weaver and Lanah Barkley, both of Robert Brown Interior Design; Landscaping by Bellwether Landscape Architects and Hendrick Soils; Architect William T. Baker chats with Keith Summerour and Melanie Millner.

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R Alexander

R Alexander Fine Art celebrated the grand opening of their new gallery, located in Peachtree Corners. Guests sipped wine and enjoyed small bites while previewing new works by gallery artists Alice Williams, Brad Robertson, Noah Desmond, Pat Hobaugh and Gregory Johnson. Photography by Laurel Neels

Top Dion and Kate McDonald; Michelle McGuire, Katarina McClellan and Daniel Mashburn; Pat Harris and Miriam Wagner Griffin. Middle Daniel Mashburn and Katarina McClellan; Rob Harris and Gregory Johnson. Bottom Patty Razzolini, Amy Harris and Heather Davis; Robert and Patty Razzolini; Este Botha and Diane Desmond.

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REGISTER NOW — SEATING IS LIMITED! EXHIBIT AREA EXPECTED TO SELL OUT!

February 25-27, 2015 Bunny Williams and Brian Patrick Flynn to Speak at the Event of the Year for Interior Design Bloggers! “First let me say that I am so glad I invested in attending the Design Bloggers Conference and after spending some time reflecting my 3 days of learning and networking, I can honestly say that I’m going to be a better business owner, person AND blogger because of the conference.” — Shelly Dozier-Mckee, ConfettiStyle

“My overall feeling about DBC is that anyone who is a blogger should go to this. Although the conference speakers are from the design business, the blogging tips and tricks are relevant to all bloggers. Since this is my second year, I can confidently say that this is my annual resurgence for blogging.” — Garrison Hullinger Interior Designers

“So, how was the Design Bloggers Conference? On the whole, I have to say it was pretty friggin’ awesome!” — Laurel Bern, Laurel Home

Join interior design bloggers, new media innovators, and interior design industry leaders for the fifth annual Design Bloggers Conference — the premiere conference and experience for professionals actively using or interested in learning about new media and the interior design industry. This conference is a runaway success and brings you a unique opportunity to participate in the intersection of interior design with the world of new media including blogging, social media, and more. We invite all our fellow interior design bloggers to attend! Our conference has sold out in previous years and we were forced to turn down registrations, so register sooner than later if you want to be sure to be part of this year’s event.

Bunny Williams is a designer with a modern vision, a sense of history, and the confidence to take the unexpected path. Both a trailblazer and a tastemaker, Williams’ style is classic, but never predictable.

Brian Patrick Flynn is an American television producer turned interior designer. Brian combined his design and decorating skills with his television production experience to create FlynnsideOut Productions, a full service production company specializing in lifestyle-related content.

Visit www.design-bloggers-conference.com for more information on the conference, registration, exhibits, and sponsorships.

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A Moroccan rug anchors an arrangement in the great room, which includes a teak root table from South of Market, a cream linen chair from Mrs. Howard and mounted Borneo paddles that serve as sculpture. opposite Vintage shoe molds from Foxglove Antiques and a horn plaque from A. Tyner Antiques preside over a leather-handle chest from Max & Co.

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FRESH- FACED BEAUTY USING TEXTURE, CONTRAST AND PLENTY OF WHITE, BETH WEBB TRANSFORMS A LAKE HOUSE INTO A LIGHT AND BRIGHT RETREAT. WRITTEN BY Elizabeth

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top left and right Artful arrangements in the great room, which overlooks Lake Chatuge, include horn brushes, Bungalow Classic’s Senta cabinet and a bench from Mrs. Howard. opposite In the dining room, texture in the form of limewashed floors, a rough-hewn mantel and a light elm pedestal dining table and slipcovered chairs, both from Bungalow Classic, complicate the play on light. Carved rooster lamp from Parc Monceau.

PERHAPS IT’S HER BACKGROUND as an art dealer that informs Beth Webb’s innate ability to discover beauty in unexpected places. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, after all. But when her clients settled on a lakefront property on Lake Chatuge in dire need of a makeover, ultimately they trusted the interior designer— and her inviting, multilayered aesthetic—to transform the home’s overwhelmingly brown architectural envelope into a fresh-faced beauty in which their family of five could find respite. The first order of business: to limewash nearly every mahoganycovered surface of the 10,000-square-foot house, from the floors,

stone and beams to the home’s pre-existing antler chandeliers. “It was a Montana application that we took the Western out of to make more contemporary,” Webb explains. While time was not on her side—after closing, the family needed to be in the house in less than six months—labor was in Webb’s favor, thanks to a commercial contractor who was enlisted by the hospitality-industry husband “to do the unthinkable in an amazing time frame,” Webb says. And while the designer maintains that, philosophically speaking, second homes are no different than primary residences

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Interior designer Beth Webb swathed the master bedroom, this page and opposite, in sumptuous fabrics and rich creams and whites, allowing the ever-changing reflections through the windows to provide color in the space. Bed, Max & Company. Striped wool rug, swivel chairs, art and bedside lamp, Bungalow Classic. Drapery hardware, Bradley. Drapery fabric, Arabel. Drapery trim, Rogers & Goffigon. Three-drawer bedside chest, Mrs. Howard.

when it comes to decorating, Webb allows that she adopted a “no muss, no fuss” attitude with this one, which needed to be durable enough for an active young family but also stylish enough to entertain the couple’s frequent guests—all while keeping the expansive lake views center stage. Coincidentally, it was a Lake Keowee house, a former Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles showhouse, that initially drew these particular clients to Webb’s clean-lined, artful approach. While the result is not your typical lake house, the aesthetic is exactly what the family was after—a comfortably elegant space in which luxurious

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textures, from rough-hewn woods to natural hide rugs, mix with low-maintenance materials, such as slipcovered dining chairs and upholstered pieces in acrylic-blend fabrics. Against a calming, monochromatic palette, these contrasts both evoke a Zen-like feeling and reveal a collected sense of style—no easy feat for such a turnkey project. It’s a testament to Webb’s unflinching eye for beauty; the home’s light and bright new bones are a deceivingly subtle reflection of the interior designer’s complex approach. See Resources, Back of Book.

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top left and right Small and large wall-mounted horns mingle to create one cohesive statement in the foyer. Console, Mrs. Howard. Stools, South of Market. Root lamp, mounted horns and beads, A. Tyner Antiques. Hide rug, Bungalow Classic. opposite Webb brightened an existing horn chandelier in the great room, opting instead for color in the form of patterned pillows from Bungalow Classic and texture via a soft Moroccan rug and faux fur throw.

AGAINST A CALMING, MONOCHROMATIC PALETTE, THESE TEXTURAL CONTRASTS EVOKE A ZEN-LIKE FEELING AND REVEAL A COLLECTED SENSE OF STYLE.

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Lake Chatuge reveals its beauty in the master bath, where a freestanding tub, oversize hide rug and linen nailhead mirror contribute to the relaxed but luxurious vibe. Victoria + Albert tub, Renaissance Tile and Bath. Mirror, Max & Company. Hide rug, Huff Harrington Home. opposite Hide benches, marble cylinder lamps and a stone-topped console add polish to the library.

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opposite A conical Mattaliano chandelier floats above a custom wood and iron table in the dining room, while a painting by Todd Murphy adds a dash of color to the space. right A corner of the living room commands attention thanks to sculptural details including a Moulthrop bowl, horse sculpture and curved horn chair.

ARTFUL ELEGANCE

A SECOND HOME PROVIDES THE GENESIS AND INSPIRATION FOR AN ATLANTA-BASED ART COLLECTION.

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Outdoor furniture by Kolo Collection provides a seamless transition between indoors and out, while a sculptural cone from Pieces doubles as a table and stool. right A contemporary painting by Sharon Weiner presides over a midcentury modern console; the arrangement eases the transition from hallway to dining room.

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PERCHED ABOVE THE TREES IN ONE OF ATLANTA’S PREMIER HIGH-RISE condominiums is a residence designed with a combination of bold gestures and understated luxury. When a busy New York executive and his wife decided to invest in a second home in Atlanta, they contacted Peace Design to create an environment sophisticated enough for entertaining business guests yet welcoming for the entire family. “The original dictate was to design a residence around an art collection, but one that remained warm and approachable,” says designer William Peace. Windows with sweeping vistas provide frames for the sculpture collection, while the interior walls create gallery-like spaces for paintings and photography. Luxurious materials such as bronze, marble, leather, wood, silk and mohair—hallmarks of a Peace Design project—are layered throughout the home. While the furnishings are a mix of vintage and modern pieces, the art is contemporary and was purchased from Atlanta galleries. “It was important to the clients that they make an investment in Atlanta and support the artists and galleries here,” says Peace. Todd Murphy, Jennifer J L Jones, Allison Stewart and Berenice Abbott are just a few of the artists included in the extensive collection.

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The home’s overall design aesthetic is one of subtle panache. Vintage club chairs reupholstered in orange mohair flank an onyx table and create drama in the otherwise cozy den. A Ralph Pucci lamp anchors the living room, where a turned bowl by Ed Moulthrop and a large horse sculpture by Russell Whiting blend with other sculptural elements for a seamless urbanity. “On balance, the project exudes a modern elegance,” says Peace. There are multiple outdoor living spaces, one of which boasts a fireplace, that are furnished for year-round entertaining. Outdoor furniture from Christian Liaigre and Kolo Collection 74

match the contemporary, understated aesthetic of the indoor furnishings. By using the same color palette throughout, Peace Design ensured that the spaces would flow into the unobstructed views spanning from Kennesaw Mountain to Stone Mountain to Buckhead. Knowing his clients intended to expand their art collection, Peace established clean, modern spaces that command attention and maintain depth. “The home is interesting and substantive, and it’s going to continue to evolve as they add to the collection,” says Peace. See Resources, Back of Book.

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“The original dictate was to design a residence around an ART COLLECTION, but one that remained WARM and APPROACHABLE,” says interior designer William Peace.

A Vladimir Kagan floor lamp and a whimsical, dipped stool from Pieces are balanced by a linen Christian Liaigre sofa. opposite Vintage tub chairs from Pieces and a custom sofa by Bjork Studio add substance to the den, while burnt orange mohair from Holland & Sherry creates a sense of drama.

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A custom headboard and side tables by Bjork Studio create clean, modern lines in the bedroom, where a triptych by Allison Stewart adds color. Bedside lamps from Gramercy Fine Linens. Shades from Lamp Arts. right Peace injected color into the master bath with furniture and fabric sourced from R. Hughes. A painting from Alan Avery Art Company emits serenity from above. bottom right A sumptuous chair in which to lounge and relax was the dictate of the wife.

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WARM WELCOME Interior designer MARGARET KIRKLAND established a “warm and soulful” ambience in her family’s newly renovated kitchen with the help of rough-hewn wood beams and patinated wood doors, a feature partly inspired by her former boss, iconic Atlanta designer Dan Carithers. “We purchased antique Egyptian doors at Scott Antique Market to create dual pantries to bookend a mahogany breakfront,” she says. Glossy white subway tiles, creamy honed granite countertops and streamlined ivory cabinetry help counter this tactility, creating a clean slate for more intricate accents like Indian iron lanterns and a vent hood constructed partly from fireplace remnants. Most ingeniously, a French antique trestle table and oldworld dining chairs sidle up to the island (which boasts a handsome set of gray rattan bar stools), and extend the dining space.

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Though she and her husband, Ford, have lived in their home for 22 years, it wasn’t until last spring that CARTER KAY embarked on a complete kitchen renovation in conjunction with architect WILLIAM B. LITCHFIELD. Today, with its cleverly concealed appliances and vertical random-width paneling, the galley-style room reads like a butler’s pantry on another level. “I love that you can’t quite tell it’s a kitchen,” Kay says. Enhancing the room’s good looks are open shelves for small artworks and family mementos, leathered granite countertops and a large pantry, newly captured from a former home office and fronted by rustic barn doors. “The Dutch door in the breakfast area is probably our favorite thing,” she adds. “It makes it easy to bring in groceries, and hearing the outside sounds every morning is magic.”

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URBAN MODERNITY and CRAIG DIXON all but gutted their Virginia-Highland bungalow to fashion this modern marvel of a kitchen. “It was influenced by our work at Lake Rabun and Lake Burton but still fits our style in the city,” says Pritchett. Avid cooks and frequent hosts for casual entertaining, they most desired an efficient work triangle, concealed state-of-the-art appliances and a beautiful sense of continuity among the kitchen, breakfast area, TV room and remaining residence. Spruce planks, rugged oak beams and black-painted cabinets produce an enveloping quality, but the cantilevered Calacatta Gold marble island top is the real showstopper; the paper-thin, deceptively strong surface extends two feet thanks to engineered steel supports, allowing it to comfortably accommodate four diners for relaxed meals.

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878 CRESCENT RIVER PASS | SUWANEE, GEORGIA 30024

152 GENEVA LANE | HARTWELL, GEORGIA 30643

Stunning River Club custom home nestled on a beautiful lot with golf course and lake views. This Old World charm-style brick and stone home features five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Nicole Jones; 678-525-1936. $1,999,999.

Tranquil home on Lake Hartwell. Beautiful infinity pool with hot tub. Covered veranda on the main level and the lower level with tongue-n-groove wood ceilings. The remarkable open living area with coffered ceiling is the show stopper! Ro Preisinger; 770-378-5924. Ro.Preisinger@bhhsga.com. $1,399,000.

990 WINGED FOOT TRAIL | FAYETTEVILLE, GEORGIA 30215 Golf course and lake setting with pool, spa, waterfall, cabana and 2 outdoor fireplaces! Spiral stairs leading to executive library, vaulted great room, kitchen equipped with handcrafted cherry cabinetry, exotic granite and 6’ serving island! Owner’s retreat + guest suite on main level + bonus/teen suite with private stairs! Terrace level includes wine cellar, rec/billiard & media rooms, gym & guest suite! Susan Fitzgerald; 770-652-7376. $1,350,000.

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3515 TANNERS MILL ROAD | GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA 30507

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The impressive gated drive sets the stage for this beautiful home. Dramatic two-story foyer flows into grand room with fireplace and gas logs. Impressive gourmet kitchen with generous walk-in pantries. Fully finished terrace level. Huge detached 3-car garage with one bedroom apartment. Elevator, tornado room and wheel chair accessible. Situated on 9.48+/- acres. Patsy Craven; 678-478-6393. Patsy.Craven@BHHSGeorgia.com. $1,390,000.

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(770) 992-4100 | WWW.BHHSGEORGIA.COM ©2014 An independently operated subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, and a franchisee of BHH Affiliates, LLC. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices symbol are registered service marks of HomeServices of America, Inc.® Equal Housing Opportunity. Information deemed accurate, but subject to change without notice. If your property is currently listed with a Realtor, please disregard this notice. It is not our intention to solicit the offerings of other Brokers.

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1385 PORTMARNOCK DRIVE | CUMMING, GEORGIA 30005

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Fabulous 4-sided brick home located in the gated community of The Northshore in Windward. Private swim/tennis amenities. Spacious master retreat located on the main level w/ spa-like master bath. Gourmet granite kitchen with oversized center island overlooks vaulted keeping room w/ fireplace. Incredible finished terrace. The Willnow Group; 770-664-2282.

Exquisite European elegance. Built on two lots this sprawling home has the wow factor! Circular driveway, foyer entrance, formal living and dining room, office. Family room opens to spacious kitchen with granite counters, island and ss appliances. Covered back deck, pool and spa overlook the lake. Kay McInroe; 678-570-0717. $1,450,000.

221 TRADITIONS DRIVE | ALPHARETTA, GEORGIA 30004 5 bedrooms (master on main) / 5 full baths / 3 half baths. Beautiful custom traditional home in Echelon community with golf course views. Custom millwork and trim package throughout home. Master on main w/ fireplace and sitting area. Kitchen features custom cabinets/granite counters. Finished terrace level is ideal for entertaining. Butler/Swayne Team; 770-475-0505. $1,499,000.

105 OLD BARN COURT | MILTON, GEORGIA 30004 7 bedrooms/ 6 baths /2 half baths. Beautiful property in Cobblestone Farms community. Hardwoods on first floor, master on main, updated master bath, granite counters in kitchen w/ built-in 48’ refrigerator, Thermador 6-burner gas range & double ovens. Finished terrace level. Pool/spa with rock waterfall. Custom sport court. Butler/Swayne Team; 770-475-0505. $997,000.

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(770) 992-4100 | WWW.BHHSGEORGIA.COM ©2014 An independently operated subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, and a franchisee of BHH Affiliates, LLC. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices symbol are registered service marks of HomeServices of America, Inc.® Equal Housing Opportunity. Information deemed accurate, but subject to change without notice. If your property is currently listed with a Realtor, please disregard this notice. It is not our intention to solicit the offerings of other Brokers.

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New construction, hardwood floors, hand-crafted cabinetry, grand cottage trim, 2 fireplaces, coffered ceiling & screen porch. Top-chef inspired kitchen with a mud room and huge panty. The great room has built-ins and exposed beam ceiling in keeping room. Master suite has his and her closets. Oversized full basement. Agent Name: Emily Peker; Price: $529,900.

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“Eight Oaks” estate, over 59 acres. 5 BR/5BA “Lifestyle” home, designed around the original 1927 country cottage. Over 5000 sq.ft. of luxury living, recreation & income producing. Carriage house, guest suite, tennis court, heated pool, spa waterfall, hot tub, screened porch w/outdoor kitchen, courtyard, plush meadows, running creek & nestled by stately oak trees. Agent Name: Kimberly Lamb; Price: $1,200,000.

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I REMEMBER WORRYING FOR MONTHS about the doorknocker I would put on the first house I bought in Atlanta. Then, while in Italy on business, I happened upon two: one shaped like a face, protruding six or so inches from the door panel, and the other shaped like a fist. I knew I had to have both—one for Atlanta and one for New York. But the stores were closed, and we were leaving. Undeterred, I called a friend in Milan and enlisted him to beat feet to Bologna and track down the knockers. He was able to get ahold of the figural knocker, but the hand-shaped piece was not for sale. (Well, at least I could still make a statement in Atlanta with the

This New England colonial-style cottage, located in North Carolina, is designed by Atlanta architect D. Stanley Dixon.

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other.) Years later, during a late-night trawl through Atlanta’s auction houses, I came across the hand! I was front and center for that auction, and I waited with the patience of Job for that lot number. I bought it for $250—which I later found out was a bargain. With Atlanta and New York all doorknock-ered up, I’m now on the hunt for one for my New Orleans rental (where I escape when I want to be close to Anabelle, much to her dismay). Could my next design conquest be a brass carnival mask? Maybe I’ll try Venice next.

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DOWN IN DIXIE, WE HAVE LONG BEEN SURE THAT THE FRONT DOOR IS OUR INVITATION TO THE WORLD, SAYS MARCIA SHERRILL, AND THIS PARTICULARLY SOUTHERN OBSESSION IS NO EXCEPTION.

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