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CONTENTS DECEMBER 2017 // ISSUE NO.350

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Farmhouse Fresh A pair of townhouses in Serenbe’s Mado community is as lovely as it is lively thanks to original, inspired design

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ADAC’s Architect of the Year Exploring the narrative behind the South’s next big architectural talent

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Merry & Bright Indulge in holiday cheer with a pair of festive tabletops

Style 12

2017 Holiday Gift Guide Impeccably curated gifts for her, him, and the hostess!

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Nashville Calling Highlights from Tennessee’s O’More Designer Showhouse

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Influencer Renowned designer William Peace seeks projects, people and places that reflect his commitment to authenticity

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Passport Must-visit destinations, from England to Riviera Maya, to add to your 2018

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Life 26 28 29 30 80 6 79

Real Estate Property Report Calendar Cultural happenings this month Naomi On holiday madness Dish Bar Mercado Suzanna Musings of a homesick Southerner Editor’s Letter Resources + Ad Index

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power of patina WHILE WE COULDN’T RESIST CURATING A LIST of the newest, glitziest, most dazzling holiday products in our annual Holiday Gift Guide (page 12), I must admit that it was infinitely more satisfying to run my fingers across the worn leather dining chairs in designer Lauren DeLoach’s personal home (page 60)—and equally as refreshing to discover that the faded orange velvet cushions found on architect Bill Ingram’s antique faux-bamboo chairs (a 1960s Baker set purchased on 1stDibs) were original. Too often during this “most wonderful time of the year,” it’s easy to singularly focus on the new and the now, perhaps in a quest to match the shiny silk of our ribbons or the glimmer of our brighly colored packages. When it comes to creating lasting holiday moments in our family, however, it’s most certainly the “old” that channels the happiest of memories: the classic Spode Christmas Tree china inherited from my grandparents; the silver flatware monogrammed with my husband’s grandmother’s initials; and the quirky holiday ornaments and oddities that have been gifted to our children through the years.

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Gift Guide

2017

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gifts for the GENTS

Leisure meets luxury with these dashing finds—perfect for the man who has everything Four Up. $189, RH, (770) 804-9040; restorationhardware.com

Genuine American alligator belt strap. From $265, B.D. Jeffries, (404) 231-3004; bdjeffries.com

Baccarat Harmonie Collection. $135, MDM Home, (404) 213-4744; mdmhomeinteriors.com

4-player air hockey table. $899, Frontgate, (404) 841-7170; frontgate.com Black cubisme bookend. $195, Jung Lee NY, (212) 257-5655; jungleeny.com

Deco Dominos set by L’Objet. $465, MDM Home, (404) 213-4744; mdmhomeinteriors.com

Hornvarefabrikken shoe horn. $35, Cobbler Union, (404) 500-6828; cobbler-union.com

Rabbit felt and grosgrain ribbon hat. $680, Hermès, (404) 233-1011; hermes.com

Hand-lacquered wood with leather chess set. $2,000, Hermès, (404) 233-1011; hermes.com

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Parade lace-up ankle bootie in suede goatskin with palladium plated perforated H laces nozzle. $1,325, Hermès, (404) 233-1011; hermes.com

Tassel pavé diamond necklace. $2,550, B.D. Jeffries, (404) 231-3004; bdjeffries.com

Sawyer Embellished Satchel with mother-of-pearl buttons, beads, sequins and faceted stones. $1,198, Tory Burch, (404) 816-3261; toryburch.com

Thelma Coat in metallic-foiled velvet, with solid piping and fabric buttons. $998, Tory Burch, (404) 816-3261; toryburch.com

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Long Hanalei earrings in smoky topaz set in 18-karat gold with brown diamond pavé. $21,600, Mish New York, (212) 734-3500; mishnewyork.com

Sparkle and shine have never looked so refined! Make the season extra memorable with these 10 sassy, stylish finds

Equino featherweight cashmere shawl. $235, Huff Harrington Home, (404) 467-0311; huffharrington.com

Double wrap bracelet in red. $650, Hermès, (404) 233 1011; hermes.com

Capitol Peak Snowflake pendant-brooch in 18 karat white gold with black and white diamond pavé. $19,600, Mish New York, (212) 7343500; mishnewyork.com

Small cotton canvas gold tote bag with faux leather handles and base. $55, Annie Selke; annieselke.com

Rose Gold metallic leather women’s deconstructed cupsole Alpargatas. $89.95; Toms, toms.com

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STYLE NEWS

Saint-Louis crystal 2017 holiday bell. $125, Neiman Marcus, (404) 266-8200; neimanmarcus.com

Wheel-thrown Farmhouse Pottery Countryman pitchers. From $275, Huff Harrington, (404) 467.0311; huffharrington.com

Organic natural wood trays. From $37, B.D. Jeffries, (404) 231-3004; bdjeffries.com

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Mini ball Boxwood topiaries. From $49.50, Frontgate, (404) 841-7170; frontgate.com

Simon Pearce Chelsea Optic Tree Topper. $125, Erika Reade, (404) 233-3857; erikareade.com

Gemini Black Napkin Ring. $20, Jung Lee NY, (212) 257-5655; jungleeny.com

Set of four gold cocktail straws. $24, The Mine; themine.com

Love embroidered rose gold decorative pillow in 100% Cotton Canvas with sequin embroidery. $42, Annie Selke; annieselke.com

Gold Arrow Cheese Markers. $25, Dear Keaton, dearkeaton.com

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Metallic gold block-printed Ruins Table Runner on light grey cotton. $225, Fig & Dove; fi ganddove.com

Annieglass handkerchief votives. $65 each, Huff Harrington Home, (404) 467.0311; huffharrington.com

Filet Rouge 10-ounce mug by Gien, $40, Steve McKenzie’s, (404) 618-0422; stevemckenzies.com

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The holidays are the perfect excuse to add indulgent embellishments and cozy touches to your home to make you smile all year long

Pinwheel Dinnerware in Plum. From $165, Michael Devine; michaeldevineltd.com

Auberge soft terry hand and bath towels by Matouk with 18 letter options. From $19, Gramercy Fine Linens & Furnishings, (404) 846-9244; shopgramercy.com

Set of four Athena placemats. $122, Alexa Hampton; alexahampton.com

Cornelius horn and bone box. $875, Bunny Williams Home; bunnywilliamshome.com

Merino broomstick knit throw in creme and smoke. $299,Frontgate, (404) 841-7170; frontgate.com

Kai and Zale Hurricanes with handblown seeded glass shade. $525, Bunny Williams Home; bunnywilliamshome.com Adelaide small salad bowl by Astier de Villatte. $120, Dixon Rye, (404) 883.3939; dixonrye.com

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Franklin, Tennessee’s O’More College of Design trumps tradition by holding its annual event in Nashville; painting the exterior a striking black; and including top regional designers on its roster WRITTEN BY The

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HE O’MORE COLLEGE OF DESIGN MAY BE BEST KNOWN for its nationally ranked fashion and interior design programs, but this year the school will also be known for pushing the boundaries, literally and metaphorically, with its annual Designer Showhouse. Held outside of its native Franklin, Tennessee, for the first time in Nashville, the showhouse is located at Você, the estate of country music icon Eddy Arnold, and the 4,000-square-foot house strikes a slightly rebellious air with a completely black exterior. In addition, Atlanta designers Robert Brown and Amy Morris, 19

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both recipients of ADAC and Veranda’s Southeastern Designer of the Year awards, were invited to participate as designers and Honorary Chairs, adding an air of sophistication to an already stacked deck of designers, most notably Nashville designer Jonathan Savage. Indeed, says Savage of the showhouse dining room he designed, whether “in a formal or informal environment, it is always a good idea to have fun.”And although he was referring to the “O.C.D.” monogrammed on his linens (O’More College of Design, not obsessive compulsive disorder), the sentiment could very much apply to the sophisticated space. While tailored blue draperies envelop the room and add a sense of luxury and intimacy, a trio of handmade ceramic pears on the Maison Jensen-designed table create a sense of whimsy among Suzanne Kasler for Ballard Design’s French bisque lamp slips. In the living room, Amy Morris allowed the stepped detail of the fireplace surround to inform the design of her space, striking a clean-lined note, but with an elegant mix of antiques and modern elements, as well as velvets, wool, and natural materials. For the covered porch, Robert Brown played up the drama of the black exterior, filling the space with clean-lined furniture, graphic fabrics and contemporary art. Yet, everything is water- and sun-proof in Brown’s inviting, modernmeets traditional space. 20

top left and previous pages In Jonathan Savage’s dining room, a Maison Jansendesigned dining table anchors the space, while warm creams mixed with soft golds, muted blues, and fine textures foster an intimate feel. Paul Ferrante pendants through Ainsworth-Noah. Antique sconces, Parc Monceau. above and left All furniture in the porch can withstand the elements, says Robert Brown. Chaises, Janus et Cie. Metal furniture, Design Within Reach. All art and accessories, Townhouse by Robert Brown.

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Because the living room of the O’More College of Design Showhouse is the main gathering space in the home, says designer Amy Morris, it needed to be suitable for everyday living in addition to entertaining. “By mixing comfortable upholstery with sophisticated accent pieces, we created a versatile room that served both purposes.” McLain Wiesand lantern through Ainsworth-Noah. Gentner landscape coffee table through R. Hughes. Hammered iron console table, B.D. Jeffries. Grey wool club chairs, Townhouse by Robert Brown. Carved wood table with black marble top, Interiors Market. Cream drink table, Joseph Konrad.

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From his Southern roots to his westward expansion, designer William Peace seeks projects, people and places that reflect his commitment to authenticity WRITTEN BY Suzanna

President Charles Gandy in the mid1980s. The enormously successful partnership of Gandy/Peace solidified Atlanta’s design principle of mixing the best of the past with a clean, contemporary aesthetic. The firm lasted 17 years, until Gandy retired.

Cullen Hamilton

Early Days William Peace was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and studied interior design, architecture and photography at the University of Kentucky. Working in residential architecture and construction was a formative experience for Peace. “From setting foundation blocks to speaking with the cleaning crew or the owners, I learned the importance of communicating with everyone involved in the project and how to relate to people from all walks of life,” says Peace.

First Partnership After a brief stint at Ferry, Hayes & Allen Designers in Atlanta, Peace joined renowned designer and ASID National 22

Peace Design rapidly expanded, opening a Montana office in 2004. “In the 1990s I fell in love with the majestic and magnetic vistas of the West,” says Peace, “and that made me want to explore how to create interiors that complement the views rather than compete and overshadow the incredible landscapes.” Peace Design now employs 10 people. The firm relies on a palette of neutral backgrounds so that textures and elements of the natural world can be accentuated. “Whether creating sleek, modernist urban interiors or textural, layered Western interiors, I strive for classic design that incorporates objects, art and decorative elements that are authentic and pure,” says the designer. Peace is a unifying force among Atlanta’s top designers. “We are so fortunate to live and work in Atlanta, where it’s a unique community of designers that compete for projects,” he says. “But we’re actually friends, and we influence each other in positive ways.”

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Peace has won numerous awards throughout the years, including Southeastern Designer of the Year and National ASID Project awards. In 2016 William Peace was awarded the Georgia ASID Chapter Award for Design Achievement.

Westward Expansion Regardless of geographical direction or design ethos, Peace Design continues to flourish. “I have an amazing staff, and we work on beautiful projects all over the country,” says Peace. “But we rely on our Southern roots as we expand west in creating unique, interesting, classic projects.”

Peace incorporates art, objects and decorative elements that are authentic and pure. clockwise from above Exotic treasures, tribal antiques and animal mounts pop against textured barn-board walls. Peace designed this elegant high-rise condominium around a contemporary art collection. Luxurious materials such as bronze, marble, leather, wood, silk and mohair, are layered throughout. opposite, clockwise from top A modern, masterful mix in a St. Regis Atlanta residence. Designer William Peace. “This is an authentic classic Western cabin, and we were respectful of the setting so that the interiors relate to the landscape,” he says.

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LIFE A R T S / / C U LT U R E / / D I N I N G

Deck the Halls

Shop fine art and get into the holiday spirit at TRINITY SCHOOL’S SPOTLIGHT ON ART pop-up at the HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE. The showhouse stairwells will feature a sampling of works available for purchase from some of the 350-plus artists participating in Trinity School’s upcoming Spotlight on Art Artists Market (Jan. 29–Feb. 3, 2018). Pictured is an original work by artist Lindsey J. Porter. The Home for the Holidays Designer showhouse is open for tours Thursdays–Sundays through December 10. atlantaholidayhome.com

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PROPERTY REPORT WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY

Lori Johnston THE CHARLES

FOOD HALL

going to make Main & Main stick out.” Soft seating and lighting will provide warmth, he says, as Main & Main seeks to become a day and night dining destination. Over at Fifth and Peachtree streets, CARAVACA MARKET plans to open by

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the end of the year. Owner Harry Pagancoss’ plans for the 6,000-square-foot

FOLLOWING THE SUCCESS of Ponce City Market and Krog Street Market, devel-

international food markets, particularly in Spain, for Caravaca Market, designed

opers and designers hope to sustain Atlantans’ appetite for variety among vendors

by architect Daniel Sweeney. Hues of espresso, guava, red velvet and tres leches

and to bring new looks to food halls in Midtown.

create a serene yet festive setting throughout the market, says Pagancoss, who

space include a wine bar, a beer and pizza bar, a bakery, a market, an outdoor patio and a bar with globally inspired tapas. The Puerto Rican chef took cues from

In fall 2019, MAIN & MAIN is expected to debut in Colony Square’s redevelop-

worked with Lindsay Denman for the branding. “I am very confident that Midtown is

ment at 14th and Peachtree streets. With 22,000 square feet plus a 6,000-square-

the best spot to make a truly good urban food hall, something that’s reminiscent of

foot covered outdoor area, the food hall is expected to have at least 12 vendors,

the European ones,” Pagancoss says.

as well as pop-ups and incubator space for nonprofits. North American Properties is working with restaurateur Steve Palmer (who as the group’s chef-curator toured more than 20 U.S. food halls for inspiration) and architect David Thompson for the design, which pays homage to the heritage of Colony Square, built in 1968. “A lot of the food halls feel very industrial,” Palmer says. “What the midcentury building gives us is a unique opportunity to organically have a very different-looking food hall. It’s real easy to play on its midcentury modern roots, and I think that’s what’s

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Atlanta celebrates the holiday season with gallery exhibitions, a tour of historic homes and a fine art pop-up at an annual holiday Lindsey Wohlfrom showhouse

clockwise, from top left The Art of the Dance at dk Gallery; Karen Knorr at Jackson Fine Art; Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design at the High Museum of Art;; Fabiola Jean-Louis’ Rewriting History at Alan Avery Art Company.

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exhibit, featuring a selection of images

HOMES. The two-day tour will feature

from Knorr’s India Song and Metamor-

the architecture and interior design of

phoses series, examines the boundaries

eight homes in the historic Virginia High-

of nature and culture by superimpos-

land neighborhood, including a 1925

ing photographs of animals in unlikely

Cape Dutch, a 1920s English Country–

environments, like opulent homes and

style home and an American Four-

The HIGH MUSEUM OF ART

structures in India and Italy, to comment

square built in 1916. Local restaurants,

presents Making Africa: A Continent of

on the ecological tensions of our inter-

including Fontaine’s, Saint Germain

Contemporary Design, a touring exhibi-

connected world. jacksonfineart.com

Bakery and The General Muir, will serve

tion curated by the Guggenheim Bilbao

Fine artist and photographer Fabiola

up bites at each of the tour homes and

and Vitra Design Museum. Presented in

Jean-Louis’ latest solo show, Rewriting

in John Howell Park. 12/2–12/3. vahi-

the United States for the first time, the

History, is on view all month at ALAN

tourofhomes.org

exhibit offers a diverse look into African

AVERY ART COMPANY. The captivat-

DK GALLERY debuts The Art of

design through fashion, sculpture,

ing photographic essay consists of paper

the Dance, a solo show featuring new

prints, furniture, film and photography by

sculptures created by Jean-Louis that

works by local artist Holly Irwin. Inspired

more than 120 artists from 22 countries,

mimic the garments worn by female

by many forms of dance, including bal-

showing Africa in the 21st century as a

nobility in the 15th through 19th centuries.

let, contemporary, tap and jazz, Irwin’s

place of cultural transformation, growth

The series of works speaks to the trauma

latest series will showcase imagery of

and optimism and illustrating how artists

and mistreatment of blacks throughout

dancers along with her traditional motifs.

use their work to encourage change in

history, juxtaposing the abstract idea

The show will kick off on Dec. 1 with

their countries and local communities.

of black freedom and immersing the

an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m.,

Through 1/7. high.org

viewer in a vision of hope, resilience

where guests can shop, mingle with the

Photographer Karen Knorr’s solo show

and strength for the future. Through 1/5.

artist and enjoy an excerpt from The

at JACKSON FINE ART, in conjunction

alanaveryartcompany.com

Nutcracker performed by dancers from

with Atlanta Celebrates Photography,

Ring in the holidays with the 23rd an-

The Georgia Ballet. Through 12/30.

comes to a close on December 23. The

nual VIRGINIA HIGHLAND TOUR OF

dkgallery.us

HIGH MUSEUM IMAGE: DURO OLOWU (NIGERIAN, BORN 1965),LOOK 12, FROMBIRDS OF PARADISEAUTUMN/WINTER 2013/2014 COLLECTION, 2013–2014, CAPE: EMBROIDERED SILK; PANTS: SILK AND VISCOSE; TOP: VISCOSE, GEORGETTE, AND SILK.© PHOTO BY LUIS MONTEIRO. IMAGE COURTESY OF DURO OLOWU. JACKSON FINE ART IMAGE: KAREN KNORR; THE LIFTING OF PURDAH, MOTI MAHAL, MEHRANGARH FORT, JODHPUR, 2013SIGNED, TITLED, DATED AND EDITIONED ON ARTIST LABEL VERSO ARCHIVAL PIGMENT PRINT MOUNTED TO SINTRA24 X 30 INCHESMOUNT: 23 3/4 X 29 3/4 INCHESEDITION 4 OF 5(JFA 31093). COURTESY OF JACKSON FINE ART; COPYRIGHT:COPYRIGHT: KAREN KNORR

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Naomi Von Habersham DO YOU REMEMBER THAT Designing Women episode in which poor Bernice, who was perennially off her rocker, wore the Christmas tree skirt that Mary Jo gave her, not realizing it was meant to decorate her tree? Or what about the turkey curry buffet scene in Bridget Jones’s Diary, when Mark Darcy donned the reindeer sweater his mother gave him, much to his (and Bridget’s) mortification? Although you’ll never see me in a novelty sweater, much less a tree skirt, I understand how these holiday sartorial slip-ups happen. Let’s face it: When December rolls around, our good taste and sense are often compromised by well-meaning cheer. Much like the leg lamp in A Christmas Story, it’s holiday kitsch that often gets the better of us. How else can you explain grown men and women wearing sweaters blinking with miniature Christmas tree lights? When I encounter someone decked out in one, I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. But oddly enough, I don’t mind a little questionable taste in holiday decor. I’m a sucker for a plastic, illuminated Santa partnered with his sleigh and reindeer. When I see a set on someone’s lawn, it reminds me of less complicated times. And those big, inflatable snowmen with the fake snow dancing around in their clear snow-globe bellies? How cute are those? If I’m having fancy people over to my house at Christmastime, I’ll likely burn a Rigaud or Diptyque candle. But catch me when no one is around, and you’ll find my peppermintscented, candy cane–swirled candles lit for my own satisfaction. I love anything flocked—the one time of year that I cop to it—glittered and tinseled, especially on my trees and garlands. At any other time of the year, I would be horrified at the amount of bling in my house, but in December I love it. The holidays give us license to be kids again; I say let’s take advantage of it. Come January, we can go back to being adults with good taste and sense.

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John Castellucci The Castellucci Hospitality Group’s latest restaurant, BAR MERCADO, brings simple yet thoughtful Spanish tapas to Krog Street Market WRITTEN BY

Holiday Treats Forget the eggnog. Holiday pop-up

Claire Ruhlin

bar MIRACLE ON MONROE returns to Atlanta this winter, and its over-the-top holiday cocktails— whipped up by a rotating mix of guest bartenders—are sure to

HOW IS BAR MERCADO DIFFERENT FROM COOKS & SOLDIERS

inspire the holiday spirit. Beverages

AND THE IBERIAN PIG? We wanted to do something that was

are served in festive glasses, and

unique to Krog Street and the neighborhood, something true to

custom concoctions include the

traditional Spanish tapas—super ingredient-focused but refined at

Jingle Bell Nog, How the Gimlet

the same time. The menu is more simplified, but just as much effort

Stole Christmas and the Christmo-

and preparation goes into it. We wanted to present it how it would be presented in Spain, with thoughtful ingredients.

politan. The pop-up will run from November 24 through Christmas Eve in Midtown and—new this

TELL US ABOUT THAT PRESENTATION. There’s a lot of attention to

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detail, like plate ware and where we’re sourcing all the ingredients

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from. There’s definitely more focus on the ingredients, with it being so simple; there’s less than five ingredients on pretty much every

Stop by ALON’S BAKERY and pick up a ready-made gift basket ture seasonal goodies, including

SAN MIGUEL IN MADRID. The whole color scheme was definitely

artisan products, freshly made

like the Mercado de San Miguel. Before, it was very dark, and we

cuisine and sweet treats. Choose

definitely wanted to brighten it up. Working with Square Feet Studio

from an assortment of options that

[on the interiors] was one of the most fun parts. They definitely knew Sapelo Island clams, with spinach, red pepper and sofrito broth.

range from the “BYO Bruschetta Crate,” which includes house-made

they had a lot of creative freedom with us because we like to just let

crostini, bruschetta toppings and

them run with it.

pesto, or the “Georgia on My Mind,”

HOW DID THE LOCATION INSIDE KROG STREET MARKET INFLU-

featuring local favorites such as

ENCE THE ATMOSPHERE? We wanted to have a lot of energy.

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There’s no formality to the ordering, so everything’s just hitting the table as it comes. This is aimed to be that kind of Monday night

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in Inman Park. THE EXPERIENCE HERE LENDS ITSELF TO A VARIETY OF OCCASIONS. The menu definitely reads more simple and approachable.

Square location. Adorned with everything from snowmen to wreaths, the bite-sized treats are a welcome

You can feel comfortable in here, but someone could also celebrate

indulgence at any holiday party.

an anniversary and feel like it’s a good spot for that. It’s good to have

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that balance of not feeling stuffy but it being fun and cool enough to

hours notice. henrisbakery.com

make it the start of the night. barmercadoatl.com

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AT L A N TA H O M E S & L I F E S T Y L E S / / D E C E M B E R

Natural Beauty

In the Chris Holt-designed master bedroom at the 2017 SERENBE DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE, layered luxury

meets natural appeal thanks to gorgeous green and blue hues that echo the palette of the treetops and skies just outside the windows. Located in Mado, a Serenbe neighborhood devoted to wellness, the showhouse (actually a pair of townhouses) were designed by RHINEHART PULLIAM & CO. and built by BOBBY WEBB.

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FARMHOUSE FRESH

THE FIRST UNIT OF THE 2017 SERENBE DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE MAKES AN IMPACT WITH STREAMLINED STYLE AND EYE-CATCHING ELEMENTS WRITTEN BY Kate

Abney

PRODUCED BY Elizabeth

Ralls

PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY BY

Jeff Herr

Kitchen Jena Salmon, Kay Design Studios and Mathews Furniture + Design This unit’s kitchen was designed to be “a soft take on contemporary,” explains Jena Salmon, the interior designer who selected the finishes for the showhouses. For this unit, she collaborated with Kay and Jamie Chung of Kay Design Studio to create the room’s many attractive components: Tall, narrow cabinet doors and deep drawers, for instance, are outfitted with the award-winning German Hettich system, which helps users get the most storage and efficiency out of the space. Nickel bar hardware offers a streamlined silhouette, and the island is topped with durable Neolith. The space was dressed up further with white-glass ceiling pendants, bamboo barstools and antique paintings added by Don Easterling and Nina Nash. In a final stroke of genius, Kay Design Studio installed a flat-screen TV against the vent hood, creating a the ultimate convenience in keeping with the kitchen’s streamlined style.

CUSTOM CABINETRY Kay Design Studio CABINETRY SYSTEM Hettich ALL APPLIANCES Jenn-Air ISLAND COUNTERTOP Neolith PERIMETER COUNTERTOP Compac COUNTERTOP FABRICATION Miami Circle Marble ALL TILE AND PLUMBING Porcelanosa BAMBOO BARSTOOLS McGuire through Mathews Furniture + Design BRONZE AND WHITE-GLASS CEILING PENDANTS Xavier by Ralph Lauren through Mathews Furniture + Design PORCELAINS Mathews Furniture + Design 35

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Living Room DON EASTERLING and NINA NASH, Mathews Furniture + Design The living room started with the designers’ shared love of textiles and travel, melding global influences. Nina Nash and Don Easterling of Mathews Furniture + Design took cues from Kit Kemp’s bohemian English boutique hotel concepts. “It’s about blending timeless pieces with daredevil design,” Nash says. “We wanted an eclectic rendition of a classic English style.” Easterling was eager to accessorize with his collection of English antiques, including a gilded sunburst clock, framed pastoral paintings and blue-and-white porcelains. The room is defined by its mix of old and new, from the reproduction French Moderne coffee table and faux-palm floor lamp to a colorful antique Turkish kilim and an Indo-British armchair draped with a sumptuous sheepskin. Sister Parish window treatments and indigo Christopher Spitzmiller gourd lamps frame a green velvet sofa, which inspired the abstract commission by Nashville artist Kayce Hughes. The bold fabric reappears on pillows in the dining nook, where a fringed Oscar de la Renta settee (topped with an indigo Bunny Williams Home throw) sidles up to custom Hickory Chair table with metal-wrapped legs.

(left) SOFA Hickory Chair, upholstered in Schumacher, through Mathews Furniture + Design ANTIQUE TURKISH KILIM Moattar, Ltd. DRAPERY FABRIC Sister Parish through Travis & Company PAINTING ABOVE FIREPLACE Kayce Hughes through Mathews Furniture + Design COFFEE TABLE Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair (above) OSCAR DE LA RENTA FRINGED SETTEE AND CUSTOM HICKORY CHAIR ROUND TABLE AND LEATHER CHAIRS Mathews Furniture + Design 37

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Master Suite CHRIS HOLT, Holt Interiors For a master bedroom with a vaulted ceiling and modest proportions, designer Chris Holt created a showstopping canopy by draping a bed from his retail store, Noah J. & Co., with an S. Harris fabric in a serene blue. “I took sort of a fresh country approach,” says Holt, who was heavily influenced by Serenbe. The Lee Jofa chintz of the pillow fabric informed the color scheme of this layered, sophisticated space, and every design decision relates back to nature, be it through patterns, artwork or plenty of fresh greenery. Located just off the bedroom is a covered porch boasting pair of “big, comfy chairs” woven from a weather-ready polymer, plus an easy-care Couristan rug. Anchoring the

BATHROOM BY MALI AZIMA

retreat is a chartreuse-stained cypress cabinet by Kay Design Studio.

(far left) ALL FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES Noah J. & Co. (left) WOOD-LOOK SHOWER WALL Neolith PLUMBING Porcelanosa FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH Noah J. & Co. (above) CABINETRY Kay Design Studio APPLIANCES Jenn Air ACCESSORIES Noah J. & Co. WOVEN OUTDOOR CHAIRS St. Barts by Kingsley Bate GLAZED GARDEN SEATS Emissary INDOOROUTDOOR RUG Couristan VINTAGE AFGHAN POTTERY Scott Antique Market

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Guest Bedroom JENNIFER HEALEY, J. Healey Interiors Jennifer Healey had previously visited Serenbe for a family trip, so she was well poised to interpret the needs of a visitor to the bucolic destination. “I really connected to the site, how natural and relaxing it felt,” says the designer, who knew immediately she wanted to incorporate one of Charleston artist Lulie Wallace’s feminine fabrics into the space. A wildflower print (coincidentally named Georgia) was canopied over a rattan daybed. An antique writing desk and lightweight stools and tables can be easily moved around as needed. The color palette stemmed from the clay pigments in a Karina Gentinetta abstract, and while the array of oranges gives the room a welcome vibrancy, these hues were a departure for Healey, who ordinarily opts for neutrals. To keep the overall look earthy, she employed shades of forest and Kelly green. Old and new intermingle via an antique planter atop a Lucite pedestal, while Healey’s go-to animal prints, such as the zebra-print carpet, ground her space in the classics.

CANOPY AND SCONCE SHADE FABRIC Georgia by Lulie Wallace through Travis & Company CANOPY TRIM Samuel and Sons through Ainsworth-Noah WORKROOM Hope Arbery Interiors RATTAN DAYBED Serena & Lily ANTIQUE MIRROR A. Tyner Antiques ZEBRA-PRINT RUG Eve and Staron Studio CHANDELIER Stray Dog Designs BRASS-AND-MARBLE DESK LAMP Arteriors CASHMERE BLANKET Hermès FAUX BOIS IRON TABLE B.D. Jeffries ARMCHAIR FABRIC Kerry Joyce through Grizzel & Mann EYELET SHEET SET, Anthropologie 40

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GRASS CLOTH Thibaut ANTIQUE TABLE Holland & Company FRAMED ART Townhouse by Robert Brown DESK ACCESSORIES B.D. Jeffries and designer’s own WINDOW TREATMENT FABRIC Richter by Schumacher LARGE ABSTRACT (NOT SHOWN): Holly Addi through Gregg Irby Gallery PILLOW FABRIC Tie Dye by Quadrille WHITE CERAMIC LAMPS & HANGING LANTERN Circa Lighting

Office ANNA WOOTEN LOGGINS, A. Wooten Interiors With its neutral palette, clever combination of curves—coming from the dark cowhide rug and swooping linen armchair—and straight lines seen in the collection of framed art and striated grass cloth walls, Anna Wooten Loggins’ concept for the office easily accommodates both masculine and feminine leanings. The choice of wall texture was a natural one for the designer, as it lent depth to the small room. An oversize lantern grounds the tall ceiling, while a Schumacher textile with a slight nod to ’70s Bargello adds oomph to the window treatments via the wavy motif. These shapes are repeated in a pair of ceramic lamps accenting the Holland & Company antique table, where stylish accessories range from a shagreen box to an artful iron bowl the designer filled with paper clips. Perhaps most intriguing is her choice of lumbar pillow textile—a mix of zigzags, lines and dots from Quadrille. Says Loggins: “I liked that it was tone-ontone, kind of a play of lines within itself.”

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Rear Porch THREE COINS CAST Susie Powell of Three Coins Cast cultivated a communal retreat on the townhome’s rear porch,

dining area where homeowners could enjoy eating a meal, having a cocktail or gathering for conversation,” says Powell. Inspired by Mado’s European leanings, she outfitted the area with the company’s Outdoor Windsor Collection, which includes the historical chairs in solid cast aluminum.

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PORCH BY MALI AZIMA

which overlooks the treetops of Serenbe’s Mado neighborhood. “I created an entertaining and

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(right) POWDER ROOM PLUMBING AND TILE Porcelanosa MIRROR Hollywood Queen Anne mirror by Miles Redd for Ballard Designs SOAP AND LOTION Little Barn Apothecary (below) WALLPAPER Iconic Leopard by Schumacher ANTIQUE ENGLISH MAHOGANY KNIFE HOLDER William Word Fine Antiques ACCESSORIES ON BAR Bungalow Classic and B.D. Jeffries DECANTERS AND UTENSILS Dixon Rye BARWARE Williams-Sonoma Home ABACA RUG (NOT SHOWN) Patterson Flynn Martin

Ground Floor Powder & Hall PATRICK and MEGHAN SHARP, Mister + Mrs Sharp Tackling two of the home’s tiniest spaces was, for husband-and-wife duo Patrick and Meghan Sharp, about making maximum impact. The eye darts almost immediately to the Schumacher Iconic Leopard wallpaper wrapping the hall’s walls. “Navy is a little wild for us—definitely our boldest color,” Patrick explains. “But we found it worked really well with the gray.” After turning a built-in niche into an elegantly appointed bar, they poised a carved-wood knife holder from William Word Fine Antiques upon a simple white pedestal, giving the room its pièce de résistance. The adjacent powder room proffered an equally chic foundation for the pair’s style, with its Jena Salmon–selected striped Porcelanosa tile that takes on the appearance of grass cloth. The Sharps accented this motif via a mirror with the perfect proportions for the sink beneath. “We loved the traditional nature of taxidermy against this modern tile,” notes Patrick, who loves the nod to the wildlife beyond the French doors. “You can’t drive out of this neighborhood at 7 o’clock in the morning without seeing deer.”

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EUROPEAN ELEGANCE THE SECOND UNIT OF THE 2017 SERENBE DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE IS A STUDY IN WARM TEXTURES AND SOPHISTICATED TOUCHES, BORROWING INFLUENCE FROM ITS EUROPEANINSPIRED NEIGHBORHOOD WRITTEN BY Claire

Ruhlin

PRODUCED BY Elizabeth

Ralls

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WOOD BENCH, MARBLE TRAY, PERSIAN RUG & APOTHECARY JAR SET Montgomery Gratch Interiors BOOTS Westside Market HALLWAY RUG Dash & Albert

Guest Suite MICHELE GRATCH and JULIE MONTGOMERY, Montgomery Gratch Interiors

through Codarus FRAMED ANTLERS Holland & Company

Julie Montgomery and Michele Gratch cultivated a sense of sophisticated ease in this comfortable

EASEL & OWL ARTWORK

guest suite, which encompassed a hallway, a bedroom and bath, and the home’s laundry room.

Mathews Furniture + Design

“We wanted the space to feel gender neutral with an eclectic mix of items that would appeal to

LOUNGE RUG Moattar, Ltd.

anyone,” says Gratch. Organic and vintage elements such as antique books mix with touches of

GOLD CHAIRS Selamat De-

glam, including a custom daybed upholstered in a jewel-toned crushed-velvet fabric. Riding boots

signs at Steve McKenzie’s

and landscape artwork nod to Serenbe’s pastoral landscape.

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Master Suite TERI DUFFY, T. Duff y & Associates Interior designer Teri Duffy borrowed elements from the European style of Serenbe’s Manor Homes at Mado for the master suite, which blends antique treasures, contemporary artwork and rich textures for a look that’s layered yet fresh. “Mado’s architectural setting of a European countryside guided the design towards a collected look reminiscent of the French laissez-faire style,” Duffy says. The designer juxtaposed contemporary artwork with antique finds, including a pair of corbels, a kudu skull and a cast-bronze eagle head. A black-and-white color scheme anchors the space and allowed Duffy to sprinkle in pops of rich blue via a Pakistani rug from Moattar and Benjamin Moore’s Prussian Blue paint on

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the bathroom cabinets.

(far left) BED David Iatesta through Ainsworth-Noah PAKISTANI RUG Moattar, Ltd. BLACK THROW Baker THROW PILLOWS Custom through V Rugs & Home TABLE LAMP Circa Lighting FLOOR LAMP JDouglas KUDU SKULL Jerry Pair TASSEL THROW Kate Spade through T. Duffy & Associates (above) ALL TILE AND PLUMBING Renaissance Tile & Bath CABINETRY Mast Custom Cabinetry COUNTERTOPS Levantina FABRICATION Top Shop Stone LIGHTING Circa Lighting WOOD STOOL B.D. Jeffries (left) 19TH CENTURY ENGLISH LANTERN Parc Monceau

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Living Room BUFFY FERGUSON, Elizabeth Ferguson Design, and DAVID FRAZIER, David Frazier: Architecture + Interiors Designers Buffy Ferguson and David Frazier envisioned the light-filled living room of this townhouse as a multifunctional space that would allow for entertaining both large and intimate groups. “Our goal was to achieve a space that felt understated yet luxurious,” says Frazier. The design duo broke the room into three distinct areas: one for lounging, one for conversation and one for dining or drinking. With a well-traveled homeowner in mind, Ferguson and Frazier incorporated natural touches such as a vintage zebra-hide rug, an African gemsbok mount and an alpaca throw.

VINTAGE TRIPOD FLOOR LAMP & AFRICAN GEMSBOK Beaux Arts Home BLACKENED-STEEL CONSOLE & HOOP-FRAME LOUNGE CHAIRS David Frazier Collection DRAPERY FABRIC Duralee OUSHAK RUG Persian Point Rugs VINTAGE HIDE RUG The Grinard Collection UPHOLSTERED SOFA Up Country Home ARMCHAIR Holland & Company SCREENS McAlpine Home for MacRae 48

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Kitchen, Breakfast & Ground Floor Powder JENA SALMON, Jena Salmon Designs Designer Jena Salmon infused the kitchen, breakfast and powder rooms with old-world flair. In the kitchen, Salmon selected a hand-painted tile for the backsplash and hood, and the dark Dutch styling of the kitchen cabinets, created by MAST CUSTOM CABINETS, were influenced by a door the designer had spotted on a trip to Florence, Italy. “I looked at the warmth that [Europeans] have in all of their homes; they all feel very warm and inviting,” she says. Salmon extended this warmth into the breakfast area, cozy nook to enjoy a meal. A comfortable sitting area includes a desk and a pair of plush club chairs, so homeowners can “check emails or sit with a glass of coffee or wine,” Salmon says.

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Guest Bedroom JENN BALCOS, Swoox “My inspiration for a room always begins with the love of a special art piece,” says Jenn Balcos of luxury consignment shop SWOOX. She used artist Todd Alexander’s “I Came to Dance” as her muse for this bedroom. Balcos infused the room with plenty of tactile touches, including a Turkish Ceyhan rug, a mohair stool and a fluffy throw. Anchoring the room is a forged-iron canopy bed by Dessin Fournir, which creates a striking statement alongside a collection of various artworks. “I wanted to show potential clients that you don’t have to have a huge home or tall ceilings for a large, one-of-a-kind piece to look balanced and perfect,” Balcos says.

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Architectural Design EDWIN RHINEHART and ROBERT PULLIAM, Rhinehart Pulliam & Company Edwin Rhinehart and Robert Pulliam, who have designed a few single-family residences at Serenbe, set out to create a center for the community’s Mado neighborhood that also seamlessly connected its townhouse spaces to the outdoors. The pair drew influence from Swedish architecture, evident in the building’s steeply pitched roofs, dark gray casement windows and white-brick exterior. “European architecture factored into everything,” says Pulliam. "Not only in style, but at a deeper level in how the building functions.”

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“People know this house as it is viewed from Habersham Road. Nestled into the landscape and mostly hidden by trees, one can see only a small Whether beach jewel boxatofthe a portico or onthe a mountain, from street, which architect Jeff rey we is precisely how Dungan’s wanted tocreations build it are intimately connected back. Luckily, most of to the land. “I love the vegetation around outdoor spaces and the house remained extending the architecintact,” says Dixon. ture past the normal boundaries,” he says.

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“MATERIALS are a particular area of FOCUS, in that they can say a lot about a space. I have been drawn lately to CONTRASTING TEXTURES of smooth and rough, or something more RUSTIC against a material that is more POLISHED as a way to say, ‘RELAX. We aren’t really that serious in here.’”

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JEFFREY DUNGAN is not a fan of formal, imposing architecture. He’s the first to admit you won’t find him designing a Georgian or a Greek Revival. The Birmingham-based architect is far more enchanted by humbler proportions. A self-described “closet modernist,” Dungan says it is the Arts & Crafts movement—and the work of talents Edwin Lutyens, C.F.A Voysey, Charles Mackintosh and Bernard Maybeck—that gives his heart levity. However, his houses have never been specifically that. Unlike traditional Arts & Crafts, they’re light and bright inside. Their interconnected volumes are unpredictably proportioned, with layouts that feature strong axial relationships between rooms. Second floors—if his houses have them— are tucked under low-pitched rooflines. Throughout his almost three decades of practice, this ingenuity and charm has earned Dungan a multitude of devotees and critical acclaim—most recently from ADAC and Veranda, who named him Southeast Architect of the Year in spring 2017. All worthy praise considered, the Alabama native has managed to stay somewhat under the radar—at least to Atlantans. Perhaps that’s because, beyond never having completed a project 57

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“We love SIMPLE kitchens that allow us to ENJOY THE VIEW and provide adjacent seating in keeping rooms or booths.”

in Georgia, Dungan rarely works in his home state. Yet the scope of his portfolio is vast, spanning the Americas from Nova Scotia to The Bahamas, Chicago to Los Angeles, and even as far afield as Ireland. But regardless of where his journeys lead him, Dungan’s inspiration always goes back to his passion for the site. “The earth tells me what I need to do,” says the architect, who is personally writing the text of his debut tome, to be published by Rizzoli and released next fall. One of the strongest hallmarks of his artistic perspective manifests in windows—how they embrace natural light, allow viewers to take in the natural world “from a safe vantage point” or offer tightly focused peeks into it. The other is material: tactile 58

and contextual applications of tumbled fieldstone, copper, steel, marble and wood (including reclaimed and ebonized)—rarely in the same combination or mood. “What’s fun to me is to have high and low, something very rustic next to something very sophisticated, a material that’s very raw next to something very polished,” says Dungan, whose residences define the terms disarming, grounded and approachable—like a blazer paired with denim, like Dungan himself. One can see why his clients connect so deeply to the buildings he creates; how they embrace and channel the freedom of expression innate to Dungan’s projects; and, in sum, come to navigate, as he says, “the best lives they can on a pile of dirt.”

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MERRY & BRIGHT Bountiful and beautiful, this skirted round table beckons guests with a mix of cottage charm and holiday happiness WRITTEN BY The

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T’S ALL ABOUT THE MIX FOR designer Lauren DeLoach, whether she’s dreaming up a color scheme for a full-house renovation or entertaining friends for a holiday lunch. DeLoach’s time-tested approach: to seamlessly blend the old with the new; the formal with the casual; and pretty patterns with luscious neutrals. In her own home—a Tudor residence she and her husband, Greg, a contractor, have lovingly designed and built for their family of five—that approachable elegance is on full display. In the dining room, shiplap walls are dressed up with paneled boxes; draperies shine with a scalloped edge; and a box-pleated table skirt “adds a layer of warmth and character you can’t always get in furniture,” she says. More importantly, the pattern, a neutral damask, works year-round, allowing the red accents from this year’s holiday tabletop to strike a balance between celebratory and inviting. For this particular feast, miniature boxwood wreaths are tied to the backs of worn leather chairs with luscious silk ribbon; longleaf pinecones culled from the family farm in South Georgia hold placecards; and individually wrapped

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presents are topped with acorns and cedar sprigs. Floral designer Marie-Laure Coste Dujols of Le Jardin Français fashioned the showstopping centerpiece, and it’s encircled by magnolia leaves. What makes the setting most comfortable, though, says DeLoach, is the mix. Each place setting is a mix of wedding china and estate-sale finds, while three different sets of silver, as well as a set of horn steak knives, contribute to the casual feel. “Using what you have, even if it’s not a completely perfect match,” says DeLoach, “is important and says a lot about you and your style.”

left to right Lauren DeLoach in her personal dining room; the walls are painted Farrow & Ball Stony Ground and the framed intaglios are from Joseph Konrad Antiques. The monogrammed linens with a woodland motif are from Gramercy Home. opposite Boykin spaniel Wade sports a silk red-ribbon collar. The pinecone-petal deer with twig antlers is perched above the chest year-round; here, a festive wreath by Le Jardin Français creates a focal point. Silver trays, crystal and gold-rimmed glasses from Acquisitions add interest to the bar cart.

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OH, WHAT FUN! Dressing down the formal dining room doesn’t have to mean sacrificing style. Bill Ingram reveals the ultimate high-low mix

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RCHITECTS MIGHT JUST MAKE FOR the toughest real estate clients. So when Bill Ingram decided he wanted to swap his Colony Square pied à terre for a tree-lined street in Buckhead, he knew his work was cut out for him. But serendipitously, a house designed by one of the leading firms of the early 20th-century South—Pringle & Smith—caught his eye, and the architect could not ignore its tall ceilings, classic symmetry and heart-of-Buckhead location. Another bonus: The former lady of the house also possessed great taste, so it was a no-brainer to swap a pair of formal Fortuny draperies in the master bedroom with the ones in the dining room as the starting point. Painting the walls apricot and a pair of doors high-gloss black was the next order of business, and once again, rather serendipitously, a set of eight 1960s faux-bamboo Baker chairs he found on 1stDibs featured worn orange velvet cushions with tassel ties, completing the mix. In addition to his refined architectural and interior design sensibilities, Ingram is also a style ambassador for Serena & Lily. The company’s serene blue chambray tablecloth provided the perfect visual anchor for a large-scale dining table, while Serena & Lily tabletop pieces, such as the rattan Tortola lanterns and round raffia placemats, play off the natural feel of the faux-bamboo chairs and counter the formality of Ingram’s generous collection of English porcelain. 65

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clockwise from above Serena & Lily’s raffia chargers, Tortola lanterns and Carrillo napkins are a casual counter to the formality of Ingram’s collection of English porcelain, etched Claresco glasses and linen table runner. Ingram in his dining room; the South Seas bar cart is Serena & Lily and Framers on Peachtree created the Lucite boxes using a blue grasscloth for a backdrop. Ingram loves the convenience of a bar cart for sit-down dinners. left Serena & Lily’s Isleboro chairs sit pretty between Fortuny draperies. Wreath by Weston Farms. Florals by Danielle Rollins.

“WHEN I’M AROUND GOOD THINGS, THAT DOESN’T MEAN THEY HAVE TO BE STIFF OR TOO PRECIOUS. THAT’S NOT COMFORT.” Overscale pieces, such as the crystal chandelier with duck-egg silk shades sourced from Parc Monceau, a painting above the buffet and a leaning mirror, make the lofty space feel more intimate, as does the soft blue grasscloth Ingram specified for the ceiling. Ingram’s one hard-and-fast entertaining advice: Keep everyone at ease. “I’m not at ease unless everyone else is too, and when I’m around good things, that doesn’t mean they have to be stiff or too precious. That’s not comfort.” 67

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PA S SP ORT T O STYL E Destination: Escape! Add these must-visit locales to your travel bucket list in 2018

top The Hilton at Resorts World Bimini. bottom London’s Kensington Hotel.

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“BON BINI” TO ARUBA

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Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

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AMONG THE BIG CARIBBEAN ISLAND players, Aruba remains a top vacation spot for many reasons. True to its reputation as “one happy island,” Aruba is a year-round destination averaging 82 degrees, located outside the hurricane zone. And, for a small area that’s only 19 miles long and 6 miles wide at its widest point, Aruba is packed with more natural attractions and offbeat adventures than one could imagine. Still, the magic lies in its beaches. On the far northwestern end of Aruba is perhaps the prettiest section of all, called Palm Beach. This area epitomizes the Caribbean allure—white satin shores and swaying palm trees—and it is where the magnificent Aruba Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino is located. At the resort, visitors can take in the fresh sea air as they languish in luxury on the beach or alongside the main free-form pool that features several cascading waterfalls that make the perfect sound backdrop. Not to be missed, the adults-only H2Oasis pool is where to go to relax or read while sipping a freshly made cocktail in your (very comfy for napping) private cabana. Taking relaxation to the max, the resort’s Mandara Spa may be the largest on the island, but it is still warmly intimate and nurturing. The Baliinspired spa practices healing arts that have been

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passed down from generation to generation, and guests can be put into zen-land with any of their signature treatments, oils and teas. For actives, the Vela Aruba shack on property is the place to sign up for just about any water sport ever invented, even a newer iteration: yoga on a stand up paddleboard (SUP). The paddleboards venture just a bit off shore in hip-deep water, so clear it’s almost invisible, ensuring a soft landing for any downward-facing dogs that might lose their balance. Instructors do their best to keep you focused, and the experience can be incredibly serene. Also, a few steps down the beach at MooMba, guests can indulge in the fast-growing Aruban sport of beach tennis. Played like court tennis, but on a volleyball-size plot of sand, the ball must not hit the ground, naturally. It is a workout, and the perfect exercise to justify the giant scoop of coconut frozen yogurt topped with acai and pitaya to help cool you down at Eduardo’s Beach Shack. You never have to leave the property to dine, as the resort offers a variety of options. From Macadamia-crusted Grouper with Bok Choy and Black Quinoa Chaufa (fried rice) at toes-in-the-sand Atardi, to a 22-ounce Ribeye at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, there’s a feast just steps away from your room. La Vista serves a bountiful breakfast buffet that can be enjoyed on the oceanfront terrace, and Ketsu Sushi Bar, located in the main lobby, is open from noon until almost midnight. The many bars— beach, pool and lobby—specialize in hand-crafted aloe cocktails that are healthy and delicious. There is even a full-service Starbucks on-site. The multi-cultural character of the island, thanks to its history of occupancy by the Spanish, the British and the Dutch, cultivates a warm, accepting people who take pride in Aruba’s rich history and traditions. Indeed, one happy island. marriott.com

top A favorite gathering place—the tropical pool and Tiki Bar. middle row, left to right Essensia’s signaclockwise from top The H2OasisIslander Pool, where adults only can relax in the sun while trying out delicious ture dishes include a bountiful Bouillabaisse. Other favorites include oyster mushroom cevi- cocktails and seared snacks local from snapper the pool with bar. The Governor’s Suite has an expansive 200 square-foot balcony overche and carrot coconut ginger purée. Organic wines and spirits combined looking thefruits Caribbean. The resort on refreshing Palm Beach, one of the most beautiful swaths of beach with fresh and garden herbs sits create signature cocktails at Essensia Lounge. belowin Aruba, where abound breathtaking sunsets are afor nightly attraction. If you ever find yourself Wickerpalapas and rattan createand a tropical, tranquil ambience Essensia’s ocean-facing Terrace Room, in need of a compass Aruba, just findor a Divi Diviseating. (or Watapana) grows a southwesterly direction available foronbreakfast, lunch dinner opposite,tree top which to bottom Theinidyllic hotel is blessed with due to the island’s winds. opposite “Bonbeach, Bini” (“welcome,” in Aruba’s native language of Papiamento) frontage on trade a powdered-sugar-white redefining contemporary luxury with Miami’s rich Art to Aruba Marriott Resort andTiki Stellaris Casino which majestically on the northwest thedocking island and Deco past. Private Cabanas come withlooms personalized service, a 22-inch LEDside TV, of iPod sta-is a popular hotspot for its sports as curtains. well as its sybaritic indulgences. tion and local wireless access, all water behind privacy

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GRAND-SCALE INDULGENCE It’s like being in a village of such beauty and extravagance that you’ll never want to leave WRITTEN BY Gina

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TRAVELING SOUTH FROM CANCUN ALONG Mexico’s Riviera Maya, a giant white wall behind a glistening turquoise pool beckons entry—the minimalistic aesthetic is a welcome break from the cacophony of colors along highway 307. But behind the “great wall” there’s a surprise: 206 acres of glorious gardens, lush jungle and mangroves leading to Grand Velas Riviera Maya resort. Three distinctive sections, Zen Grand, Ambassador and Grand Class, house a total of 540 suites, each a whopping 1,100 square feet or larger. As you enter any suite, the sheer scale of the room and the stunning views will take your breath away. High ceilings, massive doors and lots of natural light add irresistible appeal. The suites look as if a top designer had a hand in every aspect, not only in the design, but also in the functionality. The furniture is perfectly scaled, with sitting areas, desk areas, super-luxurious beds and regional-inspired artwork. Bathrooms are floor-to-ceiling marble, with double, raised sinks, large Jacuzzi tubs, rain showers and L’Occitane amenities. Zen Grand is Polynesian-style with an enormous open-air lobby. It serves as the resort’s main activity hub with closest proximity to the convention center. The Ambassador suites are family-

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friendly, and tucked inside is a business center, Kids’ Club and Teens’ Club. The Grand Class, with suites up to 1,300 square feet, is exclusively for adults. Ambassador and Grand Class suites have pool and ocean views, and completely private terraces or balconies. The Zen Grand suites are set in the jungle with all the lush flora and fauna one would expect. No matter which section you chose, expect to be indulged—your personal Concierge will see to that. Need a beach chaise set up with chilled towels? No sweat, your Beach and Pool Concierges have you covered. Health, beauty and wellness experiences are easiest at resorts where you’re in a beautiful environment—there’s fresh air, sunshine, healthy food, excursions—but the Grand Velas Spa takes it to a whole new level. Voted Best Spa in the World by Virtuoso, the spa’s naturopathic approach, extensive treatment offerings (40 treatment rooms), lush green surroundings, low lighting, and, what seems to be “water, water everywhere,” helps guests instantly downshift into escapism. If you can, spend the entire day at the spa to experience the ultimate in ancient curative traditions of Mexico. It is not to be missed. Upon arrival, the pampering starts with a refreshing strawberry and lemon drink garnished with starfruit, and an iced, orange blossom-scented face towel. Following that, the Hydrothermal Journey, which includes no less than seven water-based therapeutic processes, is the spa’s heartbeat (until you’ve experienced a Water Bubble Bed, you haven’t lived). Treatments—facials and massages, among others—incorporate products considered sacred by the ancient Mayans, such as corn, honey, coffee, cocoa, aloe vera and millet. The treatment menu

above The pool in the Zen Grand section, set in the jungle, serves as a focal point for King and Queen Pool Suites. below The beachfront façade of the Ambassador, as seen at eye level from the infinity pool. opposite, top to bottom The private balconies of the Grand Velas Riviera Maya’s Grand Class section feature plunge pools and views of the Gulf of Mexico. Meticulously maintained foliage accentuates the magificent architecture in an open-air hallway to guest suites in the Ambassador section.

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even suggests a Forté tea pairing for each service, and throughout the spa there are tiny energy balls, hand-made with granola, honey, pepitas and nuts, to accompany the teas. Grand Velas is all inclusive, beginning with insuite refrigerators and cabinets filled with snacks, drinks, bottles of wine and a help-yourself bottle of Don Julio Tequila. There is also a Nespresso coffee maker in every room, and an endless supply of coffees and teas. But, as most all-inclusives go, the question is, have any corners been cut in the quality of food and alcohol served? At Grand Velas, the answer is no, emphatically not. Perhaps Grand Velas’s most notable distinction is its level of fine dining. Chefs hail from all over the globe, offering their artistry to the resort’s many luxury dining restaurants, casual bistros, oceanfront venues, lounges and bars. And, as it should be at this level, the chefs are celebrated like rockstars. Cocina de Autor (Author’s Kitchen) holds the AAA Five Diamond Award—the first all-inclusive restaurant in the world to win this prestigious distinction. Celebrity chefs Bruno Oteiza, Mikel Alonso and Xavier Pérez Stone offer a relaxed gastronomic tour through creative dishes that reflect their collective experiences, with emphasis on Mexican and Caribbean cuisine. Whimsical descriptions such as “Dabbling Duck” and “Foie on the Crop” hint at the chefs’ creativity. Piaf, the French restaurant named for Edith Piaf, has a Four-Diamond rating by AAA and is a sexy, elegant room dressed in red with sparkling Swarovski crystal curtains. Lamb T-Bone Steak, Roasted Duck Breast and Short Rib Bourguignon are a few highlights on the Viandes et Volailles menu. Sea Scallops with Risotto and Morels, or Tarragon-Marinated Shrimp and other Poissons et Fruits de Mer cater to fish and seafood lovers. Piaf also has deliciously decadent vegetarian options. Piaf’s Executive Chef Mario Soto works alongside Chef Michel Mustiere, a distinguished member of the Maître de Cuisinier de France (Master Chefs of France; see caption on opposite page). Chef Soto is registered in the national final of Bocuse D’or, one of the most important awards in gastronomy. Also earning the AAA Four Diamond Award is restaurant Frida, celebrating the legacy of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo as well as the rich culinary heritage of Mexico, artistically translated by Chef 74

above Luxurious beachfront retreats with private plunge pools in the Grand Class suites; Ambassador suites also have private beachfront terraces and balconies, minus the pools. below Just one of the seven water features at Grand Velas Spa. The pool is so large, you can swim laps.

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top As a testament to the gastronomic supremacy at Grand Velas Riviera Maya, the resort was recently chosen to host more than 100 of the most prestigious chefs for the North American joint congress of Maîtres Cuisiniers de France and Académie Culinaire de France. Attending chefs, all of whom trained at Michelin star-caliber restaurants, represented the most highly skilled in techniques and execution of the French culinary arts. The organizations share a mission to promote the culinary traditions of France, but the chef teams of Grand Velas showed off major skills of their own during the conference. below Grand Velas chefs maintain their own vegetable and herb gardens from which many of the resort’s award-winning dishes are made.

Ricardo de la Vega. Italian cuisine by Chef Francesco Cavicchi at Lucca is among the favorites with Grand Velas guests. Classic dishes such as Risotto al Frutti di Mare (with shrimp, calamari, clams, octopus and mussels) and Chicken Cacciatore pair with selections from Lucca’s extensive wine list. Sen Lin, like the aforementioned restaurants, is open for dinner only and is the resort’s Asian Fusion restaurant presided over by Chef Wayu “Light” Wattanakamin. For a relaxed, casual setting, whether dining inside or out, the buffets at Azul stretch over numerous stations and feature literally hundreds of items (lobster for lunch, anyone?) Bistro and Chaká, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, are other dining venues dotted throughout the resort. There is also an extensive menu (including sushi) for dining in-suite. Grand Velas Riviera Maya has been member of the Leading Hotels of the World since 2009 and recognized as AAA Five-Diamond property since 2010. It is also a member of American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts, Signature Hotels & Resorts and Virtuoso, a network of the best hotels in the world. rivieramaya.grandvelas.com 75

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LINGERING IN THE FRENCH COUNTRYSIDE

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SAILING THROUGH THE HEART of Burgundy, the Nenuphar makes its way from one storybook village to the next, navigating dozens of locks and taking seven days to cover less than 40 miles of canal. Along the way you’ll have ample time to relax and shake off the real world. Visits to wineries in Chablis; cathedrals in Auxerre; and postcard-perfect abbeys, châteaus and historic sites will ensure it. And if that’s not enough, the wine—from Grand Cru and Premier Cru vineyards—and accompanying meals served on board will do the trick. The cruise begins in Paris, where you meet the rest of the group at the Hotel Regina for a motorcoach transfer to Tanlay. In Tanlay you get your first glimpse of the Nenuphar. Green and white, gleaming and pristine, it stands taller than the other boats, revealing something of the barge’s personality and purpose. Stepping from the coach into an embrace or handshake from the captain, you start to feel at home. Like the other barges in French Country Waterways’ fleet, the Nenuphar is built for intimacy and luxury. With six suites, there’s room for 12 passengers; additionally, six crew—captain, matelot (think first mate), tour guide, chef and two hostesses—live on board. On the bow, a sundeck gives passengers room to lounge or dine outdoors,

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while the stern is taken up by the wheelhouse (which you can visit, even steering the barge under the captain’s supervision). Inside, a wellappointed salon and bar will serve as a cocktail hour, late night, or pre-and post-tour gathering space. Behind that are the dining room and galley. Belowdecks are the six suites, each with a sizable bathroom and king or dual-twin bed. Your onboard chef prepares every meal of the week—save your visit to a Michelin-starred restaurant—from the galley. Dinner, a four-course, plated affair, lets the chef show off unforgettable recipes and techniques. In addition to two more outstanding wines and another trio of cheeses, each meal brings in regional ingredients—bought at nearby markets (you can shop with the chef at the market in Montbard)—and classic French preparations. Expect dishes like beef filet with morel mushrooms, duck breast with stone fruit, lamb, and fresh fish and desserts from the classic crêpe Suzette to fruit tarts with homemade ice cream to crème brûlée. One evening during the sailing, you’re in for a special treat as you dine at a Michelin-starred restaurant. On the Burgundy route, passengers on the Nenuphar dined at the two-star Le Relais Bernard Loiseau in Saulieu, enjoying an off-menu, three-course meal. Most passengers agree that while the service and experience there are unparalleled, the chef on board delivers meals on par with what you’ll taste on your Michelin adventure. Canal cruising can be as active as you’d like, as daily excursions to spots like Fontenay Abbey, the Grande Forge de Buffon, châteaus and wineries keep you busy. Or skip the tour and make one of your own by stepping off the boat at one of the locks and taking a walk or bike ride on the towpath beside the canal. It’s easy to outpace the barge, which goes only 2.5 miles per hour, and there are villages along the canal where you can shop in markets and patisseries, visit churches and cafes, or just explore the streets. Keep a few euros in your pocket in case you want to shop or in case you see the bakery delivery van driving around doling out hot baguettes. Sailing through the countryside at this pace gives you an excellent feel for the place and people here, but getting off the boat and onto the towpath allows you to be part of the town, at least for a little while, so taking one morning or afternoon excursion is a must. fcwl.com

clockwise from top The bar and lounge on Nenuphar, a cozy space to gather at for evening drinks. Bottles of champagne aging and awaiting hand corking at Champagne Brigandat. Sailing the Canal de Bourgogne at a leisurely pace gives you long moments to soak up the countryside and even explore by bike or on foot. Fresh cheeses are brought in daily from local market. opposite, top to bottom Nenuphar, your home for the week, takes you into corners of France that foreign visitors seldom see. The versatile dining room goes from a casual breakfast and lunch venue to an intimate and elegant dinner setting where the shipboard chef prepares meals that illuminate the flavors and traditions of the region.

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ISLAND IN THE SUN

Breathtaking beauty and exhilarating adventure pervade the Caribbean’s best-kept secret: Claire Ruhlin Bimini, Bahamas WRITTEN BY

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THOUGH IT’S THE CLOSEST CARIBBEAN island to the United States, Bimini, Bahamas, feels worlds away. Located just 50 miles off the coast of Florida, the island is known for its pristine beaches, crystal-blue water and relaxed locale. Its beauty served as a muse for Ernest Hemingway, who, enamored by the landscape and opportunities for big game fishing, made the island his home for several years. Today, Bimini’s beauty is best enjoyed at Resorts World Bimini, a 750-acre beachfront complex that boasts 10 restaurants, bars and cafes; three pools; the Serenity Spa and Salon; and one of the largest marinas in The Bahamas. Guests will be treated to waterfront views in one of the rooms at the resort’s luxurious Hilton hotel. The intimate island is just 7 miles long (and the best means of transportation is by golf cart or bike), so your stay at Bimini will feel like a private escape. Upon arrival to the resort, you’ll be welcomed by panoramic ocean views and a friendly staff. Soak up the atmosphere at the pool, or relax with a cocktail at the hotel lobby’s raw bar. For

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opposite, top to bottom Bimini is known for its crystal blue waters. The ground-floor Lagoon Pool offers up-close views of the Mega Yacht Marina. above Resorts World Bimini sprawls 750 acres and offers guests impressive beachfront views. left The Resorts World Bimini Casino is the first casino in the world to offer panoramic ocean views. below, left to right The shipwrecked S.S. Sapona, a popular site for snorkeling and scuba diving. The rooms at the Hilton at Resorts World Bimini offer luxurious amenities and breathtaking views of Bimini’s bright blue water.

dinner, choose from one of the on-site restaurants, such as The Tides, which serves island specialties (don’t skip the conch salad), or The Sushi Bar, located in the lobby and helmed by Top Chef winner Hung Huynh. When it comes to exploring the island, biking offers the best vantage points. Pick up a cruiser from on-site tour operator, Bimini Undersea, and stop along the coastline to soak up the sea breeze. You might even come across a Bimini local selling fresh coconut water served straight from the fruit. It is also imperative to sample Bimini bread, which is slightly sweet, light in texture and unbelievably delicious. Visit Edith’s Pizza—a local favorite that serves pies with Bimini bread– based crust—and order the conch pizza. If it’s convenience you’re after, try the French toast during The Tides breakfast service. It’s impossible to visit Bimini and not enjoy its turquoise waters, whether you prefer to take in the view from afar; embark on a fishing adventure (Bimini is called the sport fishing capital of the world, after all); or get an up-close look at coral reefs, eye-popping sea life and the ruins of the shipwrecked S.S. Sapona on a snorkeling or scuba diving expedition. Though there’s no shortage of adventure, a trip to Bimini can be as restful as it is exhilarating. Resorts World Bimini’s Serenity Spa offers an array of massage options, as well as face and body treatments. Before or after your treatment, soak up the scenery on the spa’s expansive deck overlooking Bimini’s crystal-clear waters. It’s no wonder Hemingway found such inspiration from the island’s organic charm. rwbimini.com

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THE VILLAGES OF LONDON

For a jolly good time, discover the charm of London’s lovely and lively in-town neighborhoods WRITTEN BY

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ONE OF THE STRONGEST TRENDS in travel steps off the crowded tourist map and seeks the local appeal of quiet gardens, quaint cafes and inviting small hotels. Three hotels in the Doyle Collection roll out the welcome mat in these character-filled neighborhoods of London. KENSINGTON: ROSES AND ROYALS

This is the home of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge who live with their little royals in Kensington Palace, located on the edge of Kensington Gardens. The palace is open for tours of its regal rooms and sunken gardens. Kensington is known for rows of white town houses and rose-scented gardens. Must-sees are the Victoria and Albert Museum for its renowned art and design collections and the Royal Albert Hall, one of the greatest concert venues in the world. The Doyle Collection’s chic Kensington Hotel fits right in with the elegance of the area. The spacious guest rooms are sunlit through tall windows by day and glistening chandeliers by night. Footed tubs invite a relaxing soak after a busy day of shopping or museum hopping. 80

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BLOOMSBURY: DICKENS AND DYNASTIES

Bloomsbury is London’s literary village. Great writers who have called it home include Peter Pan author J.M. Barrie, Charles Dickens and Virginia Woolf. Dickens fans can take a deeper dive at the Charles Dickens Museum, located in the house where the prolific novelist penned Oliver Twist. Bloomsbury is also home to the mind-blowingly expansive British Museum filled with Egyptian mummies, Grecian marbles, Ming dynasty porcelains and other priceless antiquities. The Doyle Collection’s Bloomsbury hotel blooms even more brightly after a renovation to its neo-Georgian building. Originally the Young Women’s Christian Association, Queen Mary dedicated the cornerstone in 1929. Today the Bloomsbury Hotel’s plush guest rooms embrace 1930s-era glamour, and a lively lobby bar welcomes guests with craft cocktails and, of course, afternoon tea. MARYLEBONE: BUTTONS AND BAKER STREET

A glamorous urban village, Marylebone, is fashionable and friendly, with thriving specialty shops such as The Button Queen for modern and vintage buttons and Aspinal of London for fine leather goods. Must-sees include The Wallace Collection, a dizzying array of fine art and medieval arms. Sherlock Holmes fans can follow the clues to 221-B Baker Street, where The Sherlock Holmes Museum recreates the fictional living quarters of Holmes and Dr. Watson. The village dates back to the days of dueling, but today there’s heated competition to book a table at celebrity-filled hot spots such as the Chiltern Firehouse. Located within walking distance of just about everything is the Doyle Collection’s Marylebone hotel, with sleek modern rooms and the chic 108 Brasserie. Rooftop suites have spacious decks complete with an outdoor fireplace. Call the bar to order a fine bubbly, such as Nyetimber Blanc de Blancs, grown and bottled in Sussex, England. Toast to the queen—she drinks it too. doylecollection.com

clockwise, from above A bedroom suite at the Kensington Hotel. At Kensington Palace the Diana: Her Fashion Story exhibit runs through early 2018. The newly renovated Bloomsbury Hotel. The Dalloway Terrace at the Bloomsbury Hotel is a garden of dining delights. opposite, top to bottom Modern grandeur in the drawing room of the Kensington Hotel. Enjoy a full English breakfast at the Marylebone Hotel.

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LIFE

OUT & ABOUT

DWELL WITH DIGNITY

THRIFT STUDIO’s second annual pop-up shop, benefiting DWELL WITH DIGNITY, kicked off with an opening night party at ADAC. Guests in attendance enjoyed cocktails and small bites while getting the first chance to shop discounted high-end home decor donated by local showrooms and curated into vignettes by Atlanta’s top interior designers. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROSS HENDERSON

Top James Crews, Twyla Wilson, Mark Williams; Bethanne Matari, Kelly Kole, Linda Weinstein, Joann Kandrac; Amy Ferrer, Laura Walker, Christa Pirozzi. Middle Lisa Turner, Olivia Thomas, Steve Brown, Lisa Robison; Kevin and Barbara Westbrook, Spencer and Leigh Welch. Bottom Melanie Milner, Rachel Murphy, Julie Witzel, Christy Blair; Randy Grizzel, Gary Mann; Katie Miner, Julie Bane, Kristi Forbes.

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AN ARTFUL EVENING

DIXON RYE and Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles celebrated architect Jeffrey Dungan at a special in-store event that marked the beginning of a monthlong pop-up shop featuring Dungan’s sketches. Guests enjoyed wine and cheese and had the chance to mingle and meet with Dungan and Dixon Rye owner Bradley Odom. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROSS HENDERSON

Top Brian Smart, Jeffrey Dungan, John Fermandez, Bradley Odom; William Towne, Ashley Finnemore; Judy Talley, Twyla Wilson, Monica Murphy, Michelle McGuire. Middle Sarah Slaughter, Effie Moraitakis, Eleni Dermatas, Lia Hooff, Maria Moraitakis, Elizabeth White; Sonny Scaggs, Jason Rampley, William O’Berry, Travis Bear. Bottom Anne Seymour, Marissa Carney, Phillip Arrington; Phillip Myer, Frankie Ware, Jeffrey Dungan; Lindsey Trammell, Blair Carnahan, Jason Thomas, Mike White.

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ALL THAT GLITTERS

Guests joined Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles for an opening celebration at MDM HOME INTERIORS, which opened in May and is located inside Guy Gunter Home on the Westside. Attendees enjoyed sips and light bites and mingled with MDM Home founder Fio Pichardo. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROSS HENDERSON

Top Gina Christman, Theron Gunter; Christi Roshback, Chris Rosse, RR Toni; Joaquin Casajuana, Jeremy Lambert, Ed Williamson. Middle Shawn Hall, Jacqui Berry, Dantes Ortiz, Keith Hendrickson, Miriam Wagner-Griffin; Victoria Zeleya, Steven Rodriguez; Fio Pichardo, Darcy Harris, Joanna Whalen. Bottom Bobbi Sheron, Mary White, Joy Gunter; Alexandra Ryan Leopold, Nelson Weeks, Sandy Ryan; Barry Taylor, Dean Hall, Julie Lux, Ty Smith.

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A TOAST TO 20 YEARS

ADAC and Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles were pleased to jointly celebrate the 20th anniversary of Atlanta interior designer William Peace of PEACE DESIGN. Industry stalwarts celebrated the notable design talent at South City Kitchen in Buckhead. PHOTOGRAPHY BY RAFTERMEN

Top Bill and Malissa Peace, Gene and Lillian Ladd; Hillary Mancini, Anne Williams, Crawford Bray; Bill Peace, Cindy Jones, Dave Higgins. Middle Brad Hanner and Melissa Wilson; Katie Miner, Malissa Peace, Elizabeth Ralls, Kris Walls; John Howard and Steve Rugo. Bottom Malissa Peace, Steve Rugo; Melanie Millner; Gary Mann; Randy Grizzel; Myott Williams, Dennis Dean, Drew Brown, Bill Peace, Johnny Colt, Todd Murphy.

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2948 SUMMITOP ROAD | MARIETTA, GA 30066 Spectacular views of the Atlanta skyline, Buckhead and Kennesaw, Blackjack and Red Top mountains unlike anything you will find! Positioned on a long private drive with iron gated entry, this sprawling 3.9 acre estate features a dramatic and open floor plan, pool with waterfall and Jacuzzi, expansive stone decking and gorgeous landscaping with nature trails, garden areas koi pond and more! Marsha Sell; 404.713.5373. $2,975,000.

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2929 LAKE PARK DRIVE | LAKE SPIVEY, GA 30236

135 FOXHOLLOW TRAIL | MILTON, GA 30004

Magnificent home located on private Lake Spivey. The community is conveniently located near schools, shopping and medical facilities, and less than 30 minutes from Atlanta and Hartsfield-Jackson airport. This custom-built masterpiece is located on two acres with breathtaking views of the lake. Susan Clowdus Real Estate; 404.860.2204. $1,775,001.

Beautiful 4-sided brick and stone traditional home on a private 1.8+ acre lot at high elevation in Milton. Open floor plan with master on main. Hardwoods on main floor, gracious entry with marble tile, iron front doors, paneled study, 6 fireplaces, stained kitchen cabinets with granite counters and highend appliances. Screened porch leads to outdoor kitchen area and pool/ spa. Finished terrace level. Butler Swayne Team; 770.475.0505. $1,650,000.

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109 DICKERSON ROAD | MARIETTA, GA 30067

East Cobb’s best kept secret; you simply must see this home that is perfection in every way. It offers a yard unlike any in this area; completely level with total privacy. Enjoy outdoor living on both levels of this home with amazing covered porches with fireplaces and an outdoor grill. This exquisite six bedroom, six and a half bath home offers a fantastic floor plan and a dream kitchen. Marsha Sell; 404.713.5373. $1,449,500.

Traditional charm meets casual comfort in this custom designer home located in Crossvine, a new home community in East Cobb. This fabulous design features five bedrooms, double laundry, stone chimney, a private study with wet bar, a large dining room connected to a butler’s pantry and a spacious family room flooded with natural light. Home is ready for move-in! Raimy Ethington; 404.219.5005. $1,365,000.

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WEST MAIN, 99 CANTON STREET | ALPHARETTA, GA 30009 Located in historic downtown Alpharetta within walking distance to shops, restaurants and nightlife, West Main features 23 signature townhomes. West Main is an expression of Alpharetta’s vibrancy with finely articulated Tudor-style architecture, rooftop terraces with outdoor living, street front outdoor patios, three-car garages, luxury features and elevator-equipped homes. Priced from the mid $700’s. Deborah Cook; 404.217.3729. WestMainTownhomes.com.

4987 KYLE DRIVE | WEST COBB, GA 30127 Kyle Farm is a new home community located in West Cobb featuring a swimming pool, clubhouse, tennis, bocce ball, playground, event lawn and pavilion. Walking distance to Lost Mountain Park, close to shopping and dining at The Avenue at West Cobb, Town Center Mall and minutes away from Kennesaw Mountain and Marietta Square. Excellent schools. Priced from the mid $400’s. www.pmcommunities.com; 770.254.5401.

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Classic Buckhead home designed by Bill Baker. 7 bedrooms and 6.5 baths. Two-story grand entry with staircase, marble floors, formal living/dining rooms. Large kitchen with vaulted breakfast room. Junior master on main, 4 beds and 4 baths upstairs. Master with fireplace, his/hers walk-in closets. Daylight terrace level with kitchen, full bath, family and play room, outside entry, 3-car garage main level and additional 4-car garage on terrace level. Close to private schools. Agent Name: Glenda Young; Price: $2,345,000.

Home is situated on level lot with covered front and back porches. Wonderful open floor plan with kitchen that showcases breakfast room and large island with breakfast bar. Upgraded built-ins, coffered ceiling, kitchen cabinets, tray ceilings, wrought iron balusters, 5-burner gas cooktop. Master bedroom with sitting room and walk-in closet. Huge bonus room or sixth bedroom upstairs, plus a loft provides plenty of room to grow. Agent Name: Bo Krejci; Price: $629,900.

241 SMOKERISE TRACE | PEACHTREE CITY, GA 30269 Majestic 5,000 sq. ft. estate with 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths just 25 minutes from the Atlanta airport with fantastic landscaping and a pool to die for including a cascading waterfall into a private grotto with seating behind the falls and a fire pit rising from the center. Home is finished masterfully with incredible materials, master on main, finished terrace level with bar, dance studio and lots of indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces. VERY MOTIVATED SELLER! Agent Name: Scott Cosby; Price: $825,000.

5235 SANDBAR COVE | WINSTON, GA 30187

2200 IRON GATE DRIVE | SMYRNA, GA 30080 Stunning two-story European hard coat stucco. Hardwood floors, four fireplaces, tray ceilings and spectacular foyer. Great room with custom builtins. Spacious custom kitchen opens to keeping room with beamed gable ceiling. Master suite on main level. Master spa with whirlpool tub, separate shower, double vanity and walk-in closet. Three bedrooms upstairs. Unfinished basement stubbed for bath. Level and private backyard perfect for entertaining. Agent Name: Irene Clary; Price: $665,000.

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Luxury living at its finest! This exquisite 4 bed, 4.5 bath home is situated on 2.5 acres. Superbly crafted with top-of-the-line touches, this magnificent home offers an open floorplan with a formal dining room, custom kitchen, keeping room, family room and private study, master on the main with sitting room and a spa with Jacuzzi tub & California Closet. The terrace level features a second kitchen, game room, theater room, billiard and play room. Gated community. Agent Name: Sandra Harvey; Price: $559,900.

Stunning four-sided brick home with six bedrooms, six and a half baths situated on a corner lot. Chef’s kitchen with granite counter tops, sparkling stainless steel appliances, island and pot filler. Fully finished terrace level with theater room perfect for entertaining. Outdoor space with covered porches and patio. Agent Name: Marcelle Smith; Price: $525,000.

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T SEEMS LIKE WE JUST CELEBRATED THE FOURTH OF JULY, but it’s that time of year again, and nothing makes Southerners happier than wrapping their well thought-out gifts and planning every last detail of their long, festive holiday meals. Atlantans’ closets have, in fact, likely been stuffed for months with enough presents to blanket our families, neighbors, friends, co-workers, teachers, dog walkers and postal carriers—essentially, anyone who crosses our path throughout the year. We labor over holiday decorations and painstakingly pair just the right place settings of the special china, silver and crystal patterns we break out a few times a year. In the South, you might even say that our years could be measured in holiday meals shared with family and friends. Nevermind if it’s barely below 60 degrees. When it’s “cold” outside, Atlantans feel most festive curled up in front of the fire in our cashmere sweaters, even if our double old92

fashioned glasses aren’t the only ones breaking into a sweat. Across the country, the holidays fall during just another sunny, warm week in Los Angeles, where wood-burning fires have been outlawed due to the drought. Fir trees don’t quite stir up the same sentiment when the air conditioner is blasting, and that homemade wool ornament of a snowman just doesn’t feel right when it’s 80 degrees outside. My first holiday season in LA was plagued with frustration when I simply could not locate a boxwood wreath. I plummeted into a deep holiday depression when I realized that I did not share the city’s penchant for white, faux, prelit trees. And, while I’ve adapted to many things in Los Angeles, after attending a holiday surf party where the drinks were served in red plastic cups while Bing Crosby sang “Mele Kalikimaka,” one thing is for certain: I’m singing with Michael Bublé and Bing Crosby when I say, “I’ll be home for Christmas!”

EDWIN FOTHERINGHAM

Our befuddled, homesick Southerner waxes poetic on all the holiday fixin’s: magnolia leaves, boxwood wreaths and gift-giving aplenty

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