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CONTENTS APRIL 2015 // ISSUE NO.318

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Natural Selection Alex Smith transforms an empty panorama into a series of distinct but related outdoor spaces.

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Time-Honed Treasure Amy Morris and architect Greg Palmer deliver a home infused with quiet elegance.

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Masterful Mix Brian Watford blends high and low for a client looking for a fresh start in this cozy-meets-contemporary abode.

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Style News Fresh introductions for spring are daring reinterpretations of the classics.

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Next Chapter Barbara Westbrook speaks to AH&L about new ventures and timeless design.

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Color Connoisseur Hable Construction co-founder Susan Hable reveals her manifesto for infusing color into the everyday.

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Striking Statement A pair of creatives transforms a 1920s home with modern flourishes and a balance of his-and-hers style.

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THIS TIME OF YEAR, THERE’S PLENTY TO celebrate. Azaleas and cherry blossoms are in full bloom; farmers’ markets reclaim their ground; and clear skies and moderate temperatures prove conducive to spontaneous get-togethers. April marks my ninth year in Atlanta, but in that time, I’ve amassed a short list of springtime favorites: spending Sunday afternoon on the 16th hole at Augusta National during the Masters; a weekend visit to the Decorators’ Show House & Gardens with friends; and catching a show at Chastain as its concert series once again revs up. Equally rejuvenating is Atlanta’s ever-thriving design scene. This month, two area design-industry favorites, Susan Hable, co-founder of Hable Construction, and interior designer Barbara Westbrook, of Westbrook Interiors, release colorful coffee-table tomes (page 14). The weeklong Design ADAC brings together design titans from near and far for fresh inspiration through its series of events. And talented Atlanta garden designers like Alex Smith (page 44) make glorious gardens come to life. From fresh-cut flowers and long walks to porch-sitting with an ice-cold glass of sweet tea, here’s to a revitalizing spring!

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« VEGGING OUT In his debut cookbook, Root to Leaf: A Southern Chef Cooks Through the Seasons (HarperWave, $45), chef Steven Satterfield of MILLER UNION shares nearly 200 vegetable-driven dishes that celebrate the versatility of cooking with seasonal, fresh produce. Recipes—which cover everything from glazed bok choy to whiskeyed peach shortcakes—are accompanied by 300 luscious photographs by John Kernick, as well as essays on the health benefits and history behind each season’s produce. millerunion.com; harpercollins.com

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right Plaster-coated walls, coved ceilings and windows of French oak set a welcoming tone in this architecturally appealing home, which Barbara Westbrook complemented with “furnishings that have presence along with a feminine grace.” opposite “A well-decorated room should feel like an invitation, something we all wish to offer and receive, a gesture that is ... the very definition of graciousness,” says Westbrook, pictured in her Buckhead office. The curves of an antique Venetian settee have a showstopping effect in an entry foyer.

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STYLE NEWS

NEXT CHAPTER BARBARA WESTBROOK’S DEBUT BOOK, GRACIOUS ROOMS, TRANSLATES THE DESIGNER’S POLISHED AND PATINAED INTERIORS TO A CAPTIVE AUDIENCE. SHE SPEAKS TO AH&L ABOUT NEW VENTURES AND TIMELESS DESIGN.

INTERVIEW BY

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Murano glass lamps, silk curtains in a broad stripe and judicious use of color provide a bold and beautiful backdrop in this bright master bedroom designed by Westbrook.

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WHAT MADE YOU CONSIDER A BOOK AT THIS POINT IN YOUR CAREER? After working with a New York PR firm, a book seemed like the next logical step for my business. A seasoned book agent gave me the confidence to move ahead with Rizzoli, which was my first choice for a publisher. WHAT DOES GRACIOUS ROOMS SEEK TO CONVEY TO READERS? I want readers feel that the book is accessible, so that they can interpret our design principles in their own homes. Whether creating a casual or formal interior, I hope the book is both an inspiration and a reference for classic interiors. TELL US ABOUT THE PROCESS OF CREATING THIS BOOK. Atlanta photographer Erica George Dines is superb at capturing the feeling of my rooms, while writer Heather MacIsaac has a lyrical way of writing that perfectly conveys my thoughts about design. That made the process fulfilling. WHAT ARE THE HALLMARKS OF A WESTBROOK INTERIORS PROJECT? We strive to make our projects warm, comfortable and approachable. Regardless of the style of a particular house, our projects feel timeless and substantive. I’m meticulous about organization and details, so project designers Kim Winkler and Elizabeth Hanson keep our projects on track, while office managers Kathy Wedbush and

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Laurie Stephens ensure the business runs efficiently. WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED FROM OTHERS THAT’S BEEN FORMATIVE IN YOUR OWN DESIGN PRACTICE? I worked for Gandy-Peace and Nancy Braithwaite before launching my own business in 1992. Charles Gandy taught me that ample storage space provides optimal organization and that it’s a luxury in an office or a home. From Nancy Braithwaite, I learned that sophisticated paint colors have a subtle yet powerful impact on spaces. HOW HAS YOUR WORK CHANGED SINCE YOU FIRST BEGAN YOUR CAREER? My work has become more organic as I’ve become more instinctive. I’ve learned to trust my eye and not be afraid to change things at the installation if something resonates better in a different place in the room. I’ve also gotten bolder with clients in my recommendations. As a result, I feel that my work has gotten richer and more sophisticated. WHAT’S NEXT ON YOUR HORIZON? I’ll travel throughout 2015 to promote the book, and I look forward to meeting a broad audience that will bring in new projects in different areas of the country. I’m also thrilled that we will publish [e-magazine] Workbook by Barbara Westbrook online four times each year, with new ideas and inspirations in every issue.

Atlanta interior designer Barbara Westbrook’s debut book, Barbara Westbrook: Gracious Rooms (Rizzoli, $50) reveals her principles for creating homes with both polish and patina. Rich with advice, inspiration and classically inspired Southern charm, Gracious Rooms treats readers to a visual feast of more than 10 light-filled homes, including lake retreats, contemporary homes and historic mansions. An Atlanta design industry veteran who studied under the tutelage of Southern greats Nancy Braithwaite and Gandy-Peace, Westbrook is known for imparting a comfortable elegance into her designs, and her signature aesthetic is beautifully conveyed throughout the 240-page tome, whether it’s the significance of symmetry, using color to unify spaces or setting the mood with materials.

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STYLE NEWS

CONNOISSEUR HABLE CONSTRUCTION CO-FOUNDER SUSAN HABLE IS FEARLESS WHEN IT COMES TO PALETTE PLAY. IN HER DEBUT BOOK, A COLORFUL HOME, THE ATHENS, GEORGIA, ARTIST REVEALS HER MANIFESTO FOR INFUSING COLOR INTO THE EVERYDAY. INTERVIEW BY Claire

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From a vibrant magenta daybed to subdued rose-hued walls, this parlor balances varying shades of pink for a layered look. opposite In her Athens, Georgia, studio, Susan Hable ďŹ nds a quiet, inspiring space to paint.

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clockwise from right “There can be a richness and intensity even in neutrals,” says Hable; pictured is her Athens studio. Draperies in Hable Construction’s

Rope fabric take center stage in the keeping room of her personal abode. “Artwork may be just enough color to take the plunge,” says the artist.

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STYLE NEWS

PHOTOGRAPHS BY RINNE ALLEN WITH PERMISSION FROM CHRONICLE BOOKS

A COLORFUL HOME IS A CURATED COLLECTION OF YOUR DESIGN STRATEGIES, AS BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS BY RINNE ALLEN. TELL US ABOUT THAT CREATIVE PROCESS. There were a lot of different hands involved in the book. Rinne and I had created a mockup of a conversation about color that we constantly have with each other, which incorporated her photography and my art. It was an artistic approach to a how-to. It is a book about color—but also a book about how to live with color and get inspired from your surroundings. Rinne and I have a million ideas together, and I hope this is the first of many projects. YOU ORGANIZED THE BOOK’S CHAPTERS BY PALETTE AND GAVE THEM ABSTRACT TITLES, LIKE “ARROWHEAD” OR “THORN.” WHAT WAS THE INTENT BEHIND THAT? It was a way to bundle these color stories. Color is different for everyone, so the names are a feeling to associate with each palette. “Thorn” is dedicated to reds while “Arrowhead” is a grouping of neutrals. There’s also a white and black section called “Salt.” There can be a richness and an intensity even in neutrals. HABLE CONSTRUCTION’S FABRICS SHOWCASE BOLD COLORS AND HAND-DRAWN PATTERNS. HOW DOES THIS PLAY INTO THE BOOK? One constant thing that has been there since the beginning is our fearless use of color. That’s definitely the backbone of the book and what people equate with Hable Construction. We’ve always been believers in making a space feel really happy. Over the years, so many people have written to us saying how it made them cheerful to walk into a room with our fabrics. WHAT’S THE BIGGEST LESSON YOU’VE LEARNED REGARDING COLOR AND DESIGN? We’re learning all the time at Hable. The home interiors market

moves at a slower pace, so you just inject color along the way. I think that’s one of the things that’s kept me in the business, is that it’s always changing. There’s nothing we do exactly the same in our studio, and I think when you crave to learn and you’re curious, you don’t revisit things; you keep moving forward. Fortunately, that works great in my job because our customers are always wanting us to evolve. TELL US ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE ADDING COLOR TO YOUR OWN HOME. When I moved to Athens, I had never decorated an entire home. I started breaking rooms down into colors to keep myself from feeling overwhelmed. I love to have many different colors from the same family in a room. Color is great for the spirit, period, and of all places it should be in your home. Let it rip; you live there. WHAT’S YOUR BEST PIECE OF ADVICE FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO PLAY WITH COLOR BUT FEEL INTIMIDATED? The easiest thing to do is to have accessories in a color and to really step out of your comfort zone because those things can always change or shift. In the book, I talk a lot about art and bringing color to your home through the art on your walls. You can go at it little by little. Everyone has to go at their own pace. HOW HAS YOUR DESIGN PERSPECTIVE SHIFTED SINCE STARTING HABLE CONSTRUCTION IN 1999? I’ve realized that I can be productive and creative in a quiet place and that it’s actually better for my work. In my five years since moving from New York to Athens, I’ve picked up my paintbrush again and worked on my own art. I have a wonderful old studio in a mill village house and it’s very inspirational. If there is ever a time when there’s a lull, I paint, and I can keep those ideas for the business and vice versa. It’s a much better flow for me. hableconstruction.com

In her debut book, A Colorful Home: Create Lively Palettes for Every Room (Chronicle Books; $30) artist and textile designer Susan Hable reveals her fresh approach to transforming interiors through dynamic palettes and bold color selections. The co-founder of Hable Construction—a design firm she created with sister Katherine Hable Sweeney in 1999—Hable has put together a creative guide to opening the eyes to color and translating that discovery into compelling palettes and stylish interiors. Released this month and featuring rich imagery by fellow Athens-based photographer Rinne Allen, the 208-page tome leaves no coalor scheme unturned, exploring everything from subdued neutrals and crisp whites to bubblegum pinks and mustard yellows.

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STRIKING STATEMENT A PAIR OF CREATIVES TRANSFORMS A 1920S HOME WITH MODERN FLOURISHES AND A BALANCE OF HIS-AND-HERS STYLE. WRITTEN BY Sejal

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ABIGAIL AND WILLIAM PROPST HAD LONG ADMIRED THE HOUSE across the street. So much so, in fact, that one day they approached the owner of the 1920s residence and asked if he was looking to sell, and to their delight, he was. Although the home’s exterior boasted its original stately appeal, the interiors left much to be desired. Through the decades, the house had been converted into a boardinghouse and then finally a duplex. To help transform the awkward setup into a cozy space for the family of four, Abigail called upon her good friend Darcie Adler. Given their penchant for great design— Abigail is a fashion stylist, and Adler is an art director, stylist, set designer and founder of The Spin Style Agency—the pair left no stone unturned in creating a picture-perfect home. Renovations began in the cramped galley kitchen. “It featured these alarmingly bright turquoise Formica countertops, and the layout just wasn’t going to cut it,” recalls Adler. They absorbed an adjoining bedroom and knocked down a second stairwell to double the kitchen’s square footage while also making space for a family room. Aesthetically, Adler strived to create a balance of masculine and feminine elements. “William is also very much a figure in that kitchen,” she says, “so instead of keeping everything soft and pretty, we went with bold black cabinets and molding. It turned out quite striking.” The living room also got a noticeably glam facelift. To enhance the room’s light and bright charm, the red oak floors were stripped and refinished in a fresh pale gray, while the brick fireplace was replaced by a sleeker substitute. Adler designed a modern, oversize gray mantel with a waterfall edge for a dazzling focal point. The room—like the rest of her home—is filled with an eclectic mix of furnishings and accessories that are a nod to Abigail’s California roots and worldly travels. “With both of us coming from creative industries, we’re used to taking risks, and we approached the design of this home with that same perspective. We weren’t afraid to make a statement,” says Adler.

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Back on Par Resort-style golf course communities are emerging from the rough created by the recession, with THE CLIFFS, a collection of seven private clubs and communities from Greenville, South Carolina, to Asheville, North Carolina, acting as the poster child. The Cliffs, which once had plans for a Tiger Woods-designed course, emerged from bankruptcy in 2012 with Arendale Holdings and now has buyers such as pro golfer MATT KUCHAR building there, says Robert Wright, managing partner of real estate. In 2014, The Cliffs experienced 190 real estate transactions totaling $85 million. Homesites range from $100,000 to $1 million, with homes from $400,000 to $3 million. Arendale, whose portfolio includes Toccoa’s CURRAHEE CLUB, a Georgia community acheiving golf accolades, has improved expectations. “We’re here for the long run,” says Wright.

ANNOUNCING THE 2015 SERENBE DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE Let the good times roll! The setting for the second annual SERENBE DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE has officially been announced, and it’s a French Creole–style lakefront home in Serenbe’s Grange neighborhood. The 3,700-square-foot home is designed by architect JAMES P. CURRAN, who drew inspiration from the symmetrical style of the late A. Hays Town. With a broad wood-shake shingle roof, a timber frame and French doors leading to a spacious back porch, the two-story abode will “have expansive views from the moment you enter,” says Curran. Built by MONTE HEWETT HOMES, the showhouse will be open to visitors between September 11 and October 4. atlantahomesmag.com/serenbe

CONTEMPORARY QUARTERS Noted architect BOBBY MCALPINE’s freshly renovated modern Midtown abode has hit the market. Built by late (and great) Atlanta architect HENRI JOVA, the 2,100-square-foot, three-bedroom home is “the best of midcentury modern contrasted with Bobby’s aesthetic for a timeless quality,” says listing agent Marc Castillo of Coldwell Banker. Contemporary updates include Carrara marble countertops in the kitchen—a material that was also introduced in the master bath, which has new vanities, a steam shower and Carrara bench; hinged metal shutters; and a custom glass door that pivots.

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1. Celebrate the start of spring with the

the National Register of Historic Places,

Market hosts acclaimed artist Nick Cave

historical figures through poignant oil

FESTIVAL ON PONCE, an arts and crafts

is known for its unique architecture

for Up Right Atlanta, a groundbreak-

paintings of animals. Javens’ show is

festival set in historic Olmsted Linear

and community feel. Tickets are $35 in

ing two-part performance presented

the second inaugural exhibit in Marcia

Park, designed by renowned landscape

advance, $40 at the door. 4/18. brook-

by FLUX PROJECTS. The show, which

Wood Gallery’s new location. Through

architect Frederick Law Olmsted. The

woodhills.com 3. The HIGH MUSEUM

features choreography by Spelman

4/18. marciawoodgallery.com 6. Catch

event will feature live entertainment,

OF ART presents Wifredo Lam: Imagin-

College’s T. Lang, calls for its lead char-

a glimpse into the minds of industry

food trucks and more than 125 fine

ing New Worlds, on view through May

acters to take control of their destinies

tastemakers and innovators at ADAC’s

art, folk art and “outsider art” vendors.

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and face obstacles that stand in the way

annual series, DESIGN ADAC. The event

4/11–4/12. festivalonponce.com 2. The

and a selection of prints and drawings

of selfhood. 4/24–4/26. fluxprojects.

explores luxury design and products

Brookwood Hills Friends welcome

by Cuban-born Surrealist Wifredo Lam,

org 5. Kate Javens’ solo exhibit, The

through keynote speakers, showroom

back the 2015 BROOKWOOD HILLS

the exhibit explores his masterworks

Animals I Sleep With, comes to a close

receptions, book signings and more.

HOME TOUR, a biennial tour benefiting

with private and public collections from

at MARCIA WOOD GALLERY’s Midtown

Design ADAC is open to the public,

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. The

across the globe, presented together

location this month. Javens captures the

but registration is required. 4/27–4/30.

south Buckhead neighborhood, listed on

for the first time. high.org 4. Ponce City

essence of renowned and avant-garde

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“Southern food has a very definable quality. It’s tied into the fabric of American culture,” Gillespie says.

Scoop The JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION, which recognizes culinary achievements across the country, announced its 2015 restaurant and chef semifinalists. Thirteen Atlanta nominees made the cut, including

LUSCA (Best New Restaurant), BACCHANALIA (Outstanding Restaurant) and KIMBALL HOUSE (Outstanding Bar Program). Gunshow’s KEVIN GILLESPIE, Miller Union’s STEVEN SATTERFIELD, Cakes & Ale’s BILLY ALLIN and General Muir’s TODD GINSBERG received nods for Best Chef: Southeast. jamesbeard.org

ILLEGAL FOOD’s first full-service restaurant is now open for business in Virginia-Highland, offering a regular burger menu of Atlanta favorites, as well as a changing list of weekly specials. Helmed by

STEVEN LINGENFELTER, the new eatery also offers desserts, side dishes and a selection of house cocktails, wine and craft beer.

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WITH A SECOND BOOK FRESH OFF THE PRESSES AND A NEW RESTAURANT OPENING THIS YEAR, GUNSHOW’S OWNER AND CHEF IS TAKING THE CITY’S FOOD SCENE BY STORM. WRITTEN BY

Claire Ruhlin

HOW DID YOU DECIDE TO FOCUS ON

get your entrée on a proper dinner plate

TERMINUS CITY IS NOW ON HOLD?

A SINGLE INGREDIENT IN YOUR NEW

and the rest of the table would be filled

It was challenging to find a space to

BOOK, PURE PORK AWESOMENESS? I

with side dishes for the family to pass

build Terminus City because its style

wanted to create a single-subject book

and share. Revival is that in restaurant

of cooking requires what is essentially

that had more of a singular focus to it—

form; it’s a revival of the Southern cook-

a big bonfire. We decided for the time

kind of like our new restaurant, Revival.

ing that’s traditional to this area and that

being to just keep it for catering, special

The clear choice was pork because

I think is important to our culture.

events and as something that makes

BUCKHEAD ATLANTA’s newest

that’s what people know me for and it’s

HOW WILL REVIVAL DIFFER FROM

guest appearances at Gunshow and

sushi spot, DORAKU SUSHI, offers

something I’m passionate about. But

GUNSHOW? Whereas Gunshow is very

Revival periodically.

Atlantans unique Japanese fare that

what I’m more passionate about than

masculine and boisterous, Revival is

WHAT ELSE CAN WE EXPECT IN

anything is showing that pork has so

more feminine and soft. It’s meant to set

2015? We’ll have our Hired Gun series

teahouse, the restaurant features

many different uses.

a tone of of ‘Bring your family and come

at Gunshow, where we pull people from

an assortment of tables, high-tops

TELL US ABOUT YOUR NEWEST

share this communion of food with us.’

amazing restaurants around the world.

and booths, as well as a full-service

VENTURE, REVIVAL, OPENING THIS

But we don’t have to do it on Sunday af-

I’m getting to work on hopefully a third

bar. The menu includes sushi and

SUMMER IN DECATUR. Growing up in

ternoon; we do it every day of the week.

book that’ll be on the docket for fall

the South, we had Sunday Supper at my

DOES THE NEW RESTAURANT

2015. And I’m hoping to go on a vaca-

grandmother’s house every week. You’d

MEAN THAT BARBECUE CONCEPT

tion eventually. chefkevingillespie.com

draws from Asian and Latin flavors. Inspired by a traditional Japanese

Asian-fusion dishes, served family style, as well as an extensive sake

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Through the decades, The Atlanta Steeplechase has donated millions to local beneficiaries. We are thrilled to announce that beginning in 2015, the event will benefit Bert’s Big Adventure. Established in 2002, Bert’s Big Adventure is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World® for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families. To qualify for Bert’s Big Adventure, children must be between the ages of 5 and 12, live in “The Bert Show” radio listening area, prove financial need and have never been to Walt Disney World®. Following the annual trip, Bert’s Big Adventure provides year-round support through initiatives such as the Reunion Adventures, the Fairy Godparent volunteer program and additional charitable services. The trip and programs create a community of families that establish lasting friendships with others facing similar challenges. Bert’s Big Adventure will host its annual spring Reunion Adventure for the families on race day. The partnership with Bert’s Big Adventure is a wonderful opportunity for the Atlanta Steeplechase to give back to the community. Knowing that our organization can make a significant contribution in the lives of the children involved with Bert’s Big Adventure is an enormous incentive to maximize our charitable contributions. The Atlanta Steeplechase welcomes Bert’s Big Adventure as a partner and looks forward to a long lasting relationship.

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2014 - 2015 Atlanta Steeplechase Board of Stewards Chairman: George E. Chase, Jr. Treasurer: John Wayt, III Secretary: H. Michael Dever Steve R. Adams Ellen Archer Nicolas Bouckaert Stan Bouckaert Tina Brush Ryan Curry Carl Danbury, Jr. Richard H. Gilmore Terry A. Graham Doc Kibler Shane Lyle Jack Reeves Larry Sellers Todd Servick Spencer W. Smith, Jr. Gene Vance Jim Wayt

Artist Susan Easton Burns has graciously donated the 2015 Official Artwork of the 50th Running of the Atlanta Steeplechase. The painting will be auctioned off in The Chairman’s Tent at the event and a commemorative poster featuring her artwork will be sold in our souvenir tents.

Photography in this section courtesy of Photos by Soto-Mike Soto and Cat Max Studios. Historical photos are from Steeplechase archives.

The Atlanta Steeplechase Board of Stewards cordially invites you to attend

The 50th Running of the

ATLANTA STEEPLECHASE to benefit Bert’s Big Adventure April 18, 2015 at Kingston Downs, GA Dear Atlanta Steeplechase Fans, It is hard to believe that it has been 50 years since the first running of the Atlanta Steeplechase. I was 8 years old and so excited to be a part of the inaugural event. If you had told me then that I would not miss a Steeplechase for 50 years, I do not think I would have believed you. It wasn’t even certain that the first running of the Atlanta Steeplechase would be a success, but it proved to be the beginning of an Atlanta tradition like no other. With great pleasure, The Atlanta Steeplechase Board of Stewards invites you to the 50th running of the Atlanta Steeplechase! Kingston Downs will once again host one of the South’s premier spring events and Georgia’s favorite rite of spring in support of new beneficiary, Bert’s Big Adventure. On the third Saturday in April, thousands will gather at Kingston Downs to watch powerful Thoroughbreds and jockeys in colorful silks as they compete over a mile of terrain and hurdles for the prestige of $110,000 in purse money and the chance to bask in the glory of the winner’s circle. Beyond the thrilling rush of horse racing, the Atlanta Steeplechase brings families, friends and business associates together in beautiful surroundings for an unforgettable afternoon of fashion, fun, and socializing. The Atlanta Steeplechase provides a full day of entertainment so be sure to arrive prior to the start of the races. There are a variety of activities that appeal to people of all ages including the parade of the Budweiser Clydesdales, Jack Russell Terrier races, skydivers, pony rides, shopping and people watching. The Hat Parade & Competition is a crowd favorite and tailgaters show their spirit by competing for the title of “Best Tailgate”. 50 years of success is due to the incredible work of our volunteers, the support of our sponsors and the loyalty of our fans. Thank you to all that have contributed in the past and continue to make the Atlanta Steeplechase a success. I would also like to extend a special thank you to Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles for their partnership. Have a wonderful day at the 2015 Steeplechase! George Chase, Chairman Atlanta Steeplechase Board of Stewards

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The ‘Chase Hat Parade and Contest Presented by

The Atlanta Steeplechase is as notable for its hat couture as it is for its horse racing. Add to the occasion a prize winning hat competition and you have an event with a draw all its own. From fun loving to serious competitors and fashionistas, ladies will parade chapeaux from closets worldwide with hopes of becoming a contest winner of the 2015 Hat Parade & Contest presented by Von Maur and organized for 12 consecutive years by globalspeak.com. The Steeplechase will host the contest not only for the Most Beautiful but also for the Most Whimsical hat as well as Best Children’s. Whimsical entries have ranged from a cage perched on top of the hat, complete with live song birds, to typical springtime hat motifs piled high with layers and layers of colorful silk flowers and ribbons. Beautiful hat entries have ranged from elegantly embellished creations to simple classic designs. So...get ready to see what inspiration propels the hat contest entrants to the top in 2015. Let the showmanship of feathers, sequins, flowers, ribbons and other ornamentation begin on April 18th!

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HOSPITALITY AND TICKET INFORMATION Exciting competition on the track, great food and activities off the track, and beautiful surroundings make this the perfect event for entertaining clients, family and friends. For details, call us at (404) 237-7436 or visit atlantasteeplechase.org.

CHILDREN UNDER 12 ARE ADMITTED FREE. Tent Parties on the Turn and Backstretch, sponsored by Budweiser. Tent parties start at $3,300

Chairman’s Tent Presented by ATLANTA HOMES & LIFESTYLES and produced by Sean OKeefe Events, The Chairman’s Tent is always the most prestigious party on race day, The Chairman’s Tent is hosted by Mr. George Chase, Chairman of the Atlanta Steeplechase Board of Stewards. It sits atop sponsor row with a fantastic view of the finish line and track. Enjoy a full hospitality package of valet parking, gourmet food, complimentary premium beverages all day, and the best view of the day’s festivities. Tickets are $325 per person; $3,250 for a table for ten.

Seating and Tailgating Finish Line & Hillside From nowhere else can you get a panoramic view of all of the action except from the spot that steeplechase fans call “The Hill.” Whether you’ve chosen Guarantor or Picnic Box, your hillside and finish line fun begins with a party under the big tent and continues with hundreds of tailgate or box parties. Enjoy the view!

This is the ultimate Steeplechase tailgate experience! These coveted parking spots put you closer to the action on the hill near the finish line where you can have fun tailgating with friends or colleagues, old and new. Package includes 4 tickets and 1 reserved parking spot overlooking the race track. Also includes admission for 4 to the Pre-Race Party located in the Powers Tent for hors d’oeuvres, beverages and live music. Additional tickets $125 each, limit 2 per package.

Picnic Boxes...$595

Subscriber Homestretch and Backstretch...$280 Infielders say this is where the action is! Join us in the infield with your friends and family. Many subscribers renew their parking spots year after year and look forward to seeing new faces in adjacent parking spaces at each steeplechase. Package includes 6 tickets and a reserved parking place along the homestretch or backstretch.

General Admission...$30 The most economical way to be at the Steeplechase! A great way to treat employees to an awesome spring day of horse racing action in the Georgia countryside. Tickets available at Ticketmaster.com, at all Ticketmaster outlets including select Publix Supermarkets. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000.

Recreational Vehicle...$380 Pack a picnic and a couple of coolers, gather your friends and rent an RV for an awesome spring day of fun. Package includes 12 tickets and a backstretch parking pass for the RV Village—Located along the outer rail of the backstretch with a great view of the entire Steeplechase course. College Park is the perfect package for college students or recent grads! Pack a picnic and a couple of coolers and gather your friends for an awesome spring day of fun. Tailgating packages include 6 tickets and an infield backstretch reserved parking pass. OR, if you are coming with a large group, a College Park party tent is the best way to enjoy the day. Tents are available for groups of 30, 50 and larger. Call (404) 2377436 for more info.

Additional Activities Bus Pass...$200—Bring all your guests by bus—it’s hassle free!

Enjoy the excitement as you lunch with friends in the Picnic Box area located along the homestretch. This ticket package is for those looking to have a great time—box style! Package includes 4 tickets, 1 preferred parking pass, a 6ft. table, chairs and admission for 4 to the Pre-Race Party located in the Powers Tent for hors d’oeuvres, beverages and live music. Additional tickets $125 each, limit 2 per package.

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Be right in the middle of the action! Amid a sea of tailgaters you are near the Jack Russell terrier races, pig races, vendors, pony rides, the petting zoo, and most importantly, Steeplechasing excitement!

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Post Race Party...$20 Even when the races end, the fun doesn’t stop! Join us for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, live music & dancing.

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Come early and enjoy the children’s events, register for contests, watch or participate in the Hat Contest at 12:45 PM, set up a spot for an afternoon of congeniality, meander along the beautiful grounds and enjoy the most exciting horse racing in Georgia with family and friends! (Times and events

listed are subject to change. The final Schedule of Events will be listed in the Race Program, available on race day). • 9:00 a.m. —Gates open • 10:00 a.m. —Registration for the Subscriber Tailgate Contest. • 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. —Jack Russell Terrier Races, pony rides, hay

rides, camel rides, rock climbing & shopping in the infield. • 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. —Registration for the Von Maur Hat Parade & Contest organized by globalspeak.com. • 11:45 p.m. —Air Show and Skydive demonstration • 12:00 noon —Parade of the Bear Creek Hounds • 12:15 p.m. —Bagpipers to the Tower – Opening Ceremonies • 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. —Von Maur Hat Parade & Contest organized by globalspeak.com. • 1:15 p.m. —Horses to the Paddock for the First Race • 1:30 p.m. —The Coca-Cola Maiden Claiming Hurdle • 2:10 p.m. —The Enghouse Transportation Sport of Kings Maiden Hurdle • 2:50 p.m. —The Budweiser Georgia Cup • 3:15 p.m. —The Audi Atlanta Hurdle Stakes • 3:30 p.m. —Announcement of winners of The Audi Atlanta Raffle, Von Maur Hat Competition, Picnic Box Décor and Subscriber Tailgate Contest • 4:00 p.m. —The Bert’s Big Adventure Turf Race

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YEARS THE RICH HISTORY OF ATLANTA STEEPLECHASE “Good for cotton and good for racing” described the late John Wayt Sr.’s sandy bottom land at Horseshoe Bend on the Chattahoochee River, once farmed by pioneers. It was there on a hot Sunday in March, 1966, that the first NSAsanctioned Atlanta Hunt Meeting and Steeplechase was run. About 9,000 spectators came to watch ‘chasers vie over timber and hand-stuffed brush hurdles for the benefit of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Fewer than 100 Guarantors underwrote the $7,000 in purse money and enjoyed the first Tent Party. Picnickers and tailgaters experienced the usual vagaries of Atlanta springtime weather while establishing the gourmet food and eclectic dress traditions which are all part of Atlanta’s unique ‘Chase Day. The Atlanta Hunt Meeting and Steeplechase was held for five years at Horseshoe Bend. Both brush and timber races were run “backwards” or clockwise to deal with a sharp turn which sloped the wrong way, but the whole level track was visible to spectators watching the races. In 1971, the Steeplechase moved 40 miles north to Seven Branches, yet again a Wayt property. In 1979, the Board of Stewards changed the Hunt Meeting date from March to early April. Horses had more time for race conditioning and spectators had a chance for better weather. Hollywood celebrities, Polly Bergen and Hugh O’Brien, each attended a race during these years. By 1980, the race purse had climbed to $34,000. Attendance had nearly doubled from

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the approximately 9,000 at Horseshoe Bend to 18,000 at Cumming. With the goal of having the Steeplechase benefit a local rather than national institution, in 1976 the Atlanta Speech School became the new beneficiary. By the 1980’s, Atlanta had earned a reputation as the testing ground of champions. Atlanta-owned, Census, a remarkable competitor, won the inaugural running of the Breeder’s Cup Steeplechase. He was the leading steeplechase money-winner in ‘84 and ‘86. By 1987, corporate-sponsored and private parties gained in popularity during this era, and the landscape was dotted with colorful tents. Atlanta’s premier spring fling was named Best Charity Event by readers of Inside Buckhead and other metro publications in 1988. In 1994, Atlanta prize money totaled $197,500, tying Iroquois in Nashville, for the richest race meet in the country at that time. Word from the Georgia Department of Transportation of plans for a road expansion through Seven Branches Farm forced yet another move, this time to Kingston Downs located between Rome and Cartersville, Georgia. In November 1993, the Atlanta Steeplechase Board of Stewards broke ground for the new Steeplechase course. Located on 435 acres on the Bartow-Floyd County line, Kingston Downs closely resembles the original course as it, too, is nestled in a bend of a river, this time, the Etowah River. 2015 marks the 50th running of the Atlanta Steeplechase as well as the first year the event will benefit Bert’s Big Adventure.

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64 Natural Selection Guided by a keen sense

Time-Honed Treasure Interior designer

Masterful Mix Interior designer Brian Watford

of artistry and practicality, garden designer Alex

Amy Morris and Harrison Design architect Greg

deftly blends high and low for a homeowner looking

Smith transforms an empty panorama into a series of

Palmer deliver a home infused with quiet elegance.

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GUIDED BY A KEEN SENSE OF ARTISTRY AND PR ACTICALITY, GARDEN DESIGNER ALEX SMITH TR ANSFORMS AN EMPTY PANOR AMA INTO A SERIES OF DISTINCT BUT RELATED OUTDOOR SPACES.

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Boston ivy provides a lush backdrop for the private courtyard of this Buckhead garden designed by Alex Smith. opposite A scarlet poppy stands at attention. “I’m driven by plants that work well together and that work throughout the year,” Smith says.

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Todd Pullen, in-house architect at Alex Smith Garden Design, designed the pair of pool pavilions. The pool deck’s transition from limestone to grass, says Smith, is seamless.

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“The back terrace needed to relate to the pool space,” Smith says. Limestone, which borders the pool, was also used for the terrace. opposite An herb garden provides a tranquil spot for sitting and for gathering thyme, chives, basil, and oregano.

W WHEN GARDEN DESIGNER ALEX SMITH was hired to overhaul the landscaping of a Buckhead estate in 2007, he encountered what was essentially “a large, blank space” at the back of the house, one that was rife with potential. Guided by a keen sense of artistry and practicality, Smith was enlisted to transform this empty panorama into a series of distinct yet related outdoor spaces, which included additions such as a swimming pool, a pair of pool pavilions and a series of intimate gardens. “The hardscape is key to the design,” notes Smith. “It’s the bones to all of this.” Mindful of the home’s architecture, Smith and his team selected materials that were consistent with those of the main house. Take the pool pavilions, whose stone-clad surfaces mimic the color of the home’s brick exterior. Limestone, which prominently surrounds the pool, extends to the back of the house, where its incorporation into the revamped back terrace helps unify the landscape. Even the containers, strategically placed throughout the gardens, received careful consideration: Smith selected mostly cast limestone and Italian terra-cotta vessels to harmonize with the surrounding architecture. When it came to the plant selection process, Smith took

care to establish “a diversified plant palette that included evergreens, deciduous plants and herbaceous perennials,” which would flourish throughout the Southeast’s long growing season. “I was thinking of year-round interests and horticultural diversity, whether through texture, color, or scale,” he says. This variety of plants includes climbing roses, camellias and various cultivars of boxwood. The home’s height called for trees “that could stand up to the size of the house,” which prompted the addition of several specimen trees, including oaks and lacebark elms. Smith’s meticulous attention to the overall landscape even extended to the placement of the homeowner’s beloved peonies, which were planted at the back of a border to ensure that they wouldn’t waste precious garden space when not in bloom. Smith says he considers his work a success when “it looks like it’s meant to be. That takes a lot of careful thought and deliberation.” In this case, the project’s triumph was a group effort that stemmed from careful upkeep; Smith and his team are quick to credit the homeowners for their diligent property maintenance. “Our business is to design, build and maintain,” he explains. “When our clients do all three, those are some of our best gardens.” 49

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Connecting the stone pool pavilions is a pergola made of reclaimed timbers. opposite, clockwise from top left Chives grow in the herb garden. Behind the pool pavilions, granite steps lead down to a vegetable garden. A multi-colored mix of foxgloves. An outdoor shower is discreetly located behind a pool pavilion.

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TIME-HONED TREASURE AMY MORRIS AND ARCHITECT GREG PALMER DELIVER A HOME INFUSED WITH QUIET ELEGANCE. WRITTEN BY

Sejal Bhima PHOTOGRAPHED BY

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In the dining room, a set of chairs upholstered in Great Plains fabric sidle up to a stately oval dining table by Dennis & Leen. A collection of glass bottles rests atop a dark McAlpine Home highboy from Macrae/ Holland & Company.

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W WHEN STEFANIE AND JIM ELLNER’S FAMILY began to outgrow their ranch-style home on a prime Buckhead plot of land, they had a decision to make—renovate (again) or rebuild? “Ultimately, they concluded that their needs would be best served by tearing down their home and building a new one from scratch on their lot,” recounts Harrison Design architect Greg Palmer, who also oversaw the original renovations. Once again at the helm, Palmer went to work designing an airy home that fulfilled the homeowners’ desire for large, open rooms with an abundance of natural light. From the exterior, it’s impossible to tell that beyond the front doors lies a spacious home with tall, striking ceilings—and that was exactly to plan. “The home’s roofing and massing was purposefully kept low-profile so that it appears approachable from the street and is respectful of the scale of the surrounding neighbors,” says Palmer. As their dream home began to take shape, the Ellners reached out to interior designer Amy Morris to complete their vision of a casual yet graceful home fit for both dinner parties and quiet family nights. “They were seeking something warm and inviting since they entertain quite often, but comfort was also a priority. They wanted to be able to put their feet up and relax in any room of the home,” Morris says. She achieved this with a combination of sophisticated furnishings, rich yet durable fabrics and a serene color palette, a formula thoroughly evident in the great room. “This space is very important because it is directly off the front entry of the home, so everything, from the colors to the textures to the furniture, is an introduction to the casual elegance of the house,” explains the designer. Indeed, layers of intriguing details and statement light fixtures offer guests a taste of the luxurious details to come. Perhaps the most important element Morris carried

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throughout the home was a clean and crisp color scheme. Maintaining an all-white palette in the majority of the rooms allowed Palmer’s architectural designs—such as the foyer’s groin vault ceiling—to shine. To keep each space from falling flat, Morris introduced a range of earthy tones through upholstery and accessories. She turned to design houses such as Great Plains, de Le Cuona, Kerry Joyce, Rose Tarlow and Rogers & Goffigon to locate choice fabric colors. “Not all fabric lines have the depth and array of color that these do,” she advises. It’s this steadfast attention to detail from all three parties—Morris, Palmer and the Ellners—that ultimately infused this residence with character inside and out. “This project was unique in that the vision of the architect, the homeowners and myself was seamless,” says Morris. “Everything came together perfectly.” See Resources, Back of Book.

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In the foyer, a Dessin Fournir lantern is suspended above a pale chest of drawers and gold mirror, both by Formations at Jerry Pair. opposite Designer Amy Morris and architect Greg Palmer imparted a time-honed look on the new home.

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Covered in a rich de Le Cuona fabric, a pair of chairs from Bradley offer tailored seating. opposite A Hickory Chair desk presides over built-ins customdesigned by Amy Morris Interiors.

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opposite The great room, directly off the front entry, provides an introduction to home’s elegant but livable aesthetic. Chandelier, Jerry Pair. Tufted leather ottoman, Holland & Company. Verellen

sofa, Bungalow Classic. above The wife’s office, separated from the great room by sliding doors, is a powerful juxtaposition of warm and cool tones. Pale blue settee by Mr. Brown.

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right A collaboration between Morris and kitchen designer Cynthia Ziegler, the kitchen boasts a pair of Paul Ferrante lanterns and leggy seating. below An antique farm table from The Gables Antiques

imparts a rustic touch. opposite A settee from Linda Horsley Antiques, an Oushak rug from Keivan Woven Arts and a tapestry from The Stalls make the lofty space feel more intimate.

The homeowners reached out to interior designer AMY MORRIS to complete their vision of a CASUAL yet GRACEFUL home ďŹ t for both dinner PARTIES and quiet FAMILY NIGHTS.

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In the bright master bath, a pair of custom mirrors by Myott Studio and dual vanities frame a beautiful built-in tub niche. Chandelier, Circa Lighting. Rug, Moattar, Ltd. right A vintage mirrored screen from Parc Monceau creates the illusion of space in the master bedroom. Console, David Iatesta at Ainsworth-Noah. below The custom headboard is by Amy Morris Interiors.

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MASTERFUL INTERIOR DESIGNER BRIAN WATFORD DEFTLY BLENDS HIGH AND LOW FOR A HOMEOWNER LOOKING FOR A FRESH START IN THIS COZY-MEETS-CONTEMPORARY ABODE.

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To play up the home’s modern verve, interior designer Brian Watford complemented the stone fireplace in the combination kitchen and living room with cleanlined seating from Bungalow Classic and a sleek Plantation LA coffee table. Chandelier, AD Lib Antiques. Resin table, Bungalow Classic. Rug, Moattar, Ltd. Iron table and lamps, Arteriors.

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A Schumacher wallcovering in the dining room, lends an intimate feeling thanks to its dark, earthy tones. opposite Custom chairs by Tecnosedia sidle up to a Mr. Brown dining table, while an unusual Arteriors chandelier hangs overhead. Sconces, Urban Electric Co. Painting, Melissa Key at Pryor Fine Art. Bronze bowls, Arteriors.

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To give the master bedroom a softer touch, Watford introduced more feminine accents, such as the Jonathan Adler sculpture resting above the headboard and a statement Arteriors chandelier. Bed, Plantation LA. Bedside tables, West Elm. Lamps, Regina Andrews. opposite Cabinet, Bolier & Co. Artwork, Melissa Key. Chair, Ligne Roset. Lamp, Arteriors.

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a built-from-scratch home, and the result will be nothing short of spectacular. Case in point: this light and bright abode conceived by interior designer Brian Watford. The homeowner—a recently divorced father looking for a fresh start—approached Watford with little design direction other than creating a comfortable space he could share with his two young children. “His old home was very much traditional, so here I wanted to create something

fresh, modern and a bit masculine,” explains Watford. “It’s honestly the home I would design for myself.” To that end, Watford infused the 5,000-square-foot home—designed by architect Greg Busch and built by Mike Hammersmith—with his signature contemporary aesthetic, jumping at the chance to incorporate designs of his own where needed. In the kitchen, Watford dreamed up a gray oak hood featuring stainless steel accents and hidden spice racks, while a sleek stone fireplace commands attention in the family room. Even the home’s iron stair rails were given special attention with a custom graphic design by Watford. These pieces also serve as a testament to the designer’s affinity for mixing materials. “Combining textures creates depth and intrigue,” he says. Throughout the house, Watford was also mindful to incorporate durable fabrics such as waxed-linen chairs in the formal dining room so that no space is off-limits to the children—though pulling them away from their bright, colorful upstairs loft might prove difficult. Equipped with computer stations, a drawing table and plush seating, the space may have all the trappings of a typical children’s room, but it comes across as perfectly polished thanks to a masterful mix of high and low in which furnishings from Ligne Roset mix comfortably with Ikea, complemented with youthful pops of color. In the master suite, Watford presented the homeowner with a sanctuary of his own. “I pushed his limits in here a bit,” says the designer in reference to the introduction of softer, more feminine touches, such as the statement chandelier and wispy fabrics that help temper the room’s modern verve. “This style was new to him, but he was thrilled with the final result,” says Watford. The client’s wholehearted trust in Watford’s vision for the home also extended to the backyard, where Watford enlisted garden designer Brian James Davis to breathe new life into the overgrown space. “Brian completely overhauled the backyard,” says Watford. “At first the client and I were thinking we should make the space clean and modern, but Brian played with more traditional elements that help make the space much cozier and more inviting.” If it’s possible to exemplify new beginnings, this handsome and airy home built on faith certainly conjures that notion. “The client was an open book, which is rare,” says Watford. “He was the best client you could ask for.” 69

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A Robert Abbey chandelier and Jonathan Adler ottoman inject a dose of glam into the master bath. Wallcovering, Holland & Sherry at R Hughes. Plumbing, Waterworks. opposite A custom desk by Chris Hagan of Wood Mill Lab, a vintage cane chair from ABC Modern and a Room & Board chaise impart style in the study. Wallcovering, Maya Romanoff at Martin Nash. Rug, Bungalow Classic.

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The hood, cabinetry and kitchen island were designed by Watford. Counter stools, Mattaliano. Lighting, Arteriors. opposite, clockwise

from top The oftused dining nook adjoining the kitchen features a custom bench by Tecnosedia. Wire accents, Lush Life. Custom lockers by Brian

Watford Interiors provide plenty of storage space for a busy young family. A custom bar cabinet by Wood Mill Lab graces the kitchen.

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“HIS FORMER HOME WAS VERY TRADITIONAL SO I WANTED TO CREATE SOMETHING FRESH, MODERN AND A BIT MASCULINE,” SAYS INTERIOR DESIGNER BRIAN WATFORD. “IT’S HONESTLY THE HOME I WOULD DESIGN FOR MYSELF.”

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Watford created youthful polish in the upstairs loft with pops of color and a mix of high and low. Light ďŹ xture, Stray Dog Designs. Cabinet,

CB2. Rug, Myers Carpet. opposite, top to bottom The work- and playready space features Ligne Roset seating and Ikea cabinets. Rug, FLOR. Chan-

delier, Design Within Reach. Desks, West Elm. A graphic runner by Stark Carpets complements the iron stair rail custom-designed by Watford.

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A pair of bamboo chairs from South of Market cultivates a clean aesthetic outside; the pool deck and surrouding landscape are as inviting and styl-

ish as the inside. opposite, clockwise from top Architect Greg Busch and builder Mike Hammersmith were responsible for the designbuild of this fresh

abode; Watford enlisted landscape designer Brian James Davis to create a lush backyard ideal for entertaining. A rare ottoman from

South of Market lends a sense of whimsy. Poolside, chaises from Design Within Reach and an Allegro Classics sectional provide space to lounge.

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PA S SP ORT T O STYL E From cosmopolitan accomodations and majestic scenery to luxurious (and smart) amenities, these prime destinations offer jet-setters ample inspiration just in time for spring—from IRISH CASTLES to North Carolina’s BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS.

top Biltmore Estate, bottom Dromoland Castle Hotel.

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THE ROYAL TREATMENT

Ireland’s Dromoland Castle Hotel is fit for a King—or a rock star.

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GALLERY COURTESY OF DROMOLAND CASTLE. OTHER PHOTOS BY AMY LAUGHINGHOUSE

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IMAGINE THIS: You’re flying home from Australia, anxious for the comfort of your own bed, but a snowstorm prevents your jet from landing at your intended airport. What do you do? Well, if you’re Bono from U2, you agree to let the pilot touch down at Ireland’s Shannon Airport—but only if you can stay at Dromoland Castle Hotel, a five-star, 16thcentury citadel on 450 acres, encompassing a lake, walled gardens, woodlands, a spa, an 18-hole championship golf course and a falconry school, among other amenities. The fact that this was was Bono’s chosen port during that 2010 storm speaks volumes of the castle’s reputation. Although it was closed on the night of his arrival, general manager Mark Nolan recruited enough off-duty staff to welcome the U2 frontman and his fellow musicians. Nolan’s wife, Maria, even donated a shepherd’s pie she had made for her family’s own Christmas dinner to feed the unexpected guests. Now how’s that for Irish hospitality? “Sure,” you might say. “Of course the castle would offer the royal treatment to U2.” But the truth is, the staff will roll out the red carpet for you too—literally. There’s a red carpet in the stately lobby, as well as two suits of armor glinting in the light of crystal chandeliers. This is, after all, your classic fairy-tale castle, with turrets, stone walls, stained glass windows, coffered ceilings and crackling fireplaces. It’s the ancestral home of descendants of an 11th-century Irish king, although it’s been welcoming guests— including Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush—as a luxury, 99-room hotel for more than 50 years.

opposite Dromoland was originally built by the O’Brien family, descendants of an 11th-century Irish king. A bridge across the lily pond leads to the Temple of Mercury, which Sir Edward O’Brien, a former owner of the castle, erected in the 18th century to mark the grave of his favorite race horse. It’s said that O’Brien once wagered the entire estate on the steed, which fortunately won the race. this page A circa-1648 stone gate graces the entrance to the castle’s formal walled garden. Traditional afternoon tea in the elegant gallery.

if you go

Between April and early September, you can fly nonstop from Atlanta to Dublin, which is about 2.5 hours from Dromoland (Shannon Airport is just 9 miles away). Rooms at Dromoland Castle start at $248. Alternatively, stay at the threestar Inn at Dromoland, connected to the castle by a private road; rooms start at $127. While you’re there, be sure to try one of the Irish craft brews at Shannigan’s Gastro Pub. dromoland.ie, theinnatdromoland.ie 81

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NATURAL BEAUTY

Each spring, the Biltmore Estate—America’s largest private home—is a sight to behold thanks to ceremonious blooms in glorious displays of color. written by Claire Ruhlin

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BILTMORE ESTATE PHOTOS COURTESY OF BILTMORE

PA S S P O R T THE DRIVE FROM THE FRONT GATE TO THE main house and gardens of the Biltmore Estate is a three-mile, nearly 15-minute journey across narrow roads that weave sharply across the property’s lush, expansive lawn. This leisurely, scenic route— aptly named the Approach Road—was intentionally designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted to set the tone for a visit to the South’s most beloved historic and grand estates. Tucked amid the Blue Ridge Mountains in Asheville, North Carolina, among 8,000 acres of immaculately manicured gardens, rolling hills, meadows and pastures, George Vanderbilt’s 19thcentury, 250-room chateau remains a testament to the enduring influence of stunning architecture (Richard Morris Hunt) and masterful design. And each spring, the setting of America’s largest home positively blooms, with thousands of tulips, roses, rhododendron and azaleas (and nearly a mile of sunflowers in July) beckoning and inspiring garden lovers from around the world to stay a while and enjoy the father of landscape architecture’s spectacular outdoor rooms. Beyond the formal gardens, conservatory and manicured lawns, perhaps the most essential activity is a tour of the circa-1895 home. The French Renaissance abode is a hallmark of château-style architecture (turrets, steep roofs, gargoyles, a winding balustrade and limestone columns) in which historical clothing, books, art and furniture offer guests a firsthand look at the Vanderbilts’ opulent lifestyle. (Self-guided or 90-minute audio tours are available.) The best way to extend a visit is to experience the nearby Antler Village, a collection of familyfriendly dining and retail establishments also located on the Biltmore property (and its newest addition, having opened in 2010), a decidedly more casual escape. Discover life as a Vanderbilt through an in-depth exhibition of the family’s history with The Vanderbilts at Home and Abroad; sample the Biltmore’s award-winning wines at the onsite vineyard and winery; or explore a more active means of sightseeing at the Outdoor Adventure Center, which provides Segway tours, sporting clays, hiking, biking and horseback rides. To truly get a feel for Vanderbilt hospitality, book a night’s stay at the Inn on the Biltmore Estate, which overlooks the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. With such an indulgent retreat within reach, you may want to upgrade to a weekend vacation.

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clockwise from above Frederick Law Olmsted’s influence on the Biltmore Estate is palpable today. The setting is as welcoming as it is idyllic. The Outdoor Adventure Center offers bike tours of the 8,000-acre grounds. Not to be missed is the home’s indoor Winter Gardens, which boast sloping windows. opposite Designed by Richard Morris Hunt for George Vanderbilt after he fell in love with the Blue Ridge Mountains, the extravagant Biltmore Estate—completed in 1895—features steep roofs and elegant turrets.

Experience Biltmore Blooms this spring through the Spring Celebration package, available through June 20, 2015. biltmore.com

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CRUISING TAKES A QUANTUM LEAP

‘Quantum cruising’ takes a dramatic leap forward with several first-at-sea features and mindblowing SmartShip technology. written by Gina Christman

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THERE WAS A TIME WHEN TRAVELING ON a cruise ship was considered the ultimate luxury reserved for high society—a floating cocktail party that played out for weeks. Picture George Brent and Jane Powell flaunting shipboard elegance and indulgence on an epitomic scale. Life aboard a cruise ship has changed a lot since then. Well, sort of. Enter the next generation of cruise vacations, Quantum of the Seas, all spit-shined and glistening, ready to take over the spotlight of the Royal Caribbean fleet. With 2,090 staterooms and a capacity of 4,900 guests plus 1,500 crew members, you’d think the ship might feel a little cramped. To the contrary, its vastness feels like a small cosmopolitan city. The Royal Esplanade and The Via are at the ship’s epicenter, offering a collection of luxury shopping brands such as Cartier, BVLGARI, Hublot and Kiehl’s. Guests of all ages are treated to Broadway-style entertainment, live bands and performers, jawdropping special effects using advanced digital displays, and a multimillion dollar collection of spectacular three-dimensional art. The ship’s 18 restaurant concepts are bound to impress even the savviest of foodies. World-class chefs deliver multisensory dining on par with top restaurants in a major city. Reservations are handled via a smart new reservation system that puts the guests in charge of when, where and with whom they dine. This new vision in dining, as opposed to the main dining room concept common on most vessels, is called Dynamic Dining and is very much at the top of the Quantum Leap marketing initiative. Superfast wireless connectivity, a skydiving simulator and a Bionic Bar, where robotic bartenders expertly prepare drinks to order from a touch screen, are further proof that the modern age has arrived. Guests can download an app to their smartphone—called Royal iQ—from which they can manage every detail of their vacation during the cruise, including luggage tracking and reservations for dining and excursions. royalcaribbean.com

opposite, top to bottom The majestic Quantum of the Seas launched in November 2014. The Bionic Bar, powered by Makr Shakr, mixes up custom drinks using premium spirits and mixers. this page, top to bottom The adults-only Solarium, along with an outdoor pool and an indoor one with a retractable roof, is featured on the top deck. An antipasti board from Jamie Oliver’s Jamie’s Italian, one of the ship’s signature restaurants. Virtual Balcony interior staterooms offer expansive views of the ocean and excursion destinations in real-time.

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PA S S P O R T T R AV E L

THE HEIGHT OF STYLE

For The Bascom’s Collective Spirits fundraiser, Hal Ainsworth and Winton Noah opened the doors of their elegantly appointed Cashiers home for a festive dinner party. written by Claire Ruhlin

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ON A SULTRY EARLY SUMMER EVENING, 24 benefactors of Cashiers’s The Bascom museum gathered for a private dinner at the stylish North Carolina abode of design-industry luminaries Hal Ainsworth and Winton Noah. Part of the Bascom’s annual Collective Spirits fundraiser, the evening not only kicked off one of the Southeast’s premier weekend food and wine festivals, but also welcomed an intimate group who share a passion for supporting the Cashiers community—and its visual arts center. And true to form, when it came to opening their timelessly chic home for the night, the partners behind one of ADAC’s most venerable showrooms, Ainsworth-Noah, left no element of entertaining unaddressed. “We tried to make everybody feel welcome,” says Noah. “Cashiers itself is a very welcoming little town. It’s a village.” Perched atop a mountain thousands of feet above Cashiers Valley, their vacation residence exudes a grandeur rivaling that of the surrounding scenery. Thanks to airy porches, floor-to-ceiling windows and French doors, guests sipped wine and socialized while enjoying the bird’s-eye view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Arranged with the help of event chair Elizabeth Rodriguez, the dinner menu offered light bites, savory entrées and decadent desserts, which were prepared by chef Chris Montero of New Orleans’s Café B and paired with wine selections from Maison Joseph Drouhin and Domaine Drouhin. To foster an intimate atmosphere, Ainsworth and Noah arranged seating at three tables of eight, where floral bouquets the hosts arranged themselves served as seasonal centerpieces. Never ones to skimp on thoughtful details, they also festooned silver julep cups, each containing small arrangements, with personalized place cards. “We wanted guests to feel special, like they were at home,” says Ainsworth. It’s this sense of camaraderie and ease that signified the night’s success for both The Bascom and the museum’s patrons. “With so many guests involved with The Bascom, everyone knew each other,” notes Ainsworth. “It was really more of a family dinner.” collectivespirits.com

Chef Chris Montero of New Orleans’ Café B prepared the cuisine for the Collective Spirits benefactor party at Hal Ainsworth and Winton Noah’s Cashiers abode. The sweeping mountain views provided a storybook setting for the intimate event, which benefits The Bascom. Decadent dishes like black truffle quail eggs, lobster ravioli and Ponchatoula strawberries served with Creole cream cheese and acacia honey were each paired with a wine selection, which guests indulged in while they mingled indoors and out.

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OUT & ABOUT

A GRAND OPENING

MITCHELL GOLD + BOB WILLIAMS toasted the opening of its 9,000-square-foot space in Alpharetta’s livework-play development, Avalon, in December. Guests browsed the store’s latest items while enjoying light bites catered by Talk of the Town and music by DJ Yvonne Monet. Gold and Williams recently celebrated 25 years in the luxury home furnishings business and continue to expand nationwide. PHOTOGRAPHY BY CAYCE CALLAWAY

Top Donna Beall, Patrick Jeffrey and John Waymire; Ben Collins, Bob Williams, Mitchell Gold, Travis Matthews and Scott Touchstone; Ayse Sumners, Mitchell Gold, Bob Williams and Greg Sumners. Middle Pam Abernathy and Lani Sinclair; Bob Williams and Mitchell Gold; Sarah Smith, Sarita Rosemund and Stephanie Poliakoff.

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LIFE

OUT & ABOUT

A TOAST TO TRADITION

A crowd of 600 gathered at the Cathedral of St. Philip in early February to get a first look at the 44TH ANNUAL CATHEDRAL ANTIQUES SHOW. Guests sipped on wine donated by Mira Winery and enjoyed a menu prepared by Soiree Catering and Events as they perused the show, period antiques, design vignettes and floral displays. The annual festival celebrates the decorative arts with a week of events including a flower show, tour of homes and noteworthy antiques show. This year’s proceeds were donated to Covenant House Georgia, a crisis shelter for trafficked and homeless youths in Atlanta. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROSEMARY TAYLOR

Top Carol Johnson, Carol Brunstad and Elaine Bailey; Katharine Hill, Brad Hanner and Grace Foster; Timothy Corrigan and Norman and Joane Askins. Middle Grace Foster, Katherine Hill, Frank Troutman, Susan Troutman and Rev. Sam Candler; Cada Kilgore, Doug Post, Susanna Post, Chris Austin, Ashley Hughes and Mary Mercer.

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Escape the city without leaving the city. Own your own private farm in the heart of Buckhead, Atlanta’s most prestigious neighborhood. This is an incredible opportunity to own the most unique piece of real estate in Atlanta. 10+ park-like acres minutes from all the amenities Buckhead has to offer. Plenty of room to build the estate of your dreams. Alexandra French; 404.310.1164 alexandra.french@bhhsgeorgia.com. $10,500,000.

New construction penthouse in Buckhead. Exceptional finish level, Crestron automation, incredible views of Buckhead. Walls of glass open to outdoor patio. Kitchen by Design Galleria with floor to ceiling glass. Gallery has gym, tennis, pool and outdoor entertaining areas. 2 parking spaces near lobby. Debra Johnston; 404-312-1959. BuckheadpenthouseAtl.com $2,275,000.

480 TAM OSHANTER DRIVE SE | MARIETTA, GA 30067 Incredible new modern architecture 15 minutes north of Buckhead! Country club living in the best school district. Control 4 technology, energy efficient. Heated pool with glass tile detailing and oversized spa, outdoor kitchen and fireplace. Motorized blinds, hardwoods, marble and travertine bathrooms. Walk in dressing rooms. Terrace has guest suite, movie area & room for gym. Debra Johnston; 480tamoshanter.com. $2,000,000.

14930 EAST BLUFF ROAD | MILTON, GA 30004 Idyllic North Valley. Magnificent custom-built home on 2.7 acres overlooking 2 private spring-fed ponds. Beautifully maintained, newly updated 5 bed, 4.5 bath with master on main featuring classic spa bath and new kitchen, 4 masonry fireplaces, sunny terrace level. Top schools. Lori Thomas Bryant; 770-778-4710. Lori.ThomasBryant@BHHSGA.com. $1,595,000.

4712 GREEN RIVER COURT | MARIETTA, GA 30068 Quality built home in E. Cobb’s sought after Walton High School district. 6 bedrooms, 6 full and 3 half baths with main level master suite. Elaborate millwork and architectural details throughout all 3 levels. Covered decks and patios overlook the pool and spa situated on 2.6 acres. Finished terrace level. Cynthia: 678-613-1469 or Katherine: 770-633-2030. $1,799,000.

1080 OLDE TOWNE LANE | WOODSTOCK, GA 30189 Builder’s own custom estate with impeccable details throughout. Gated and private, this four story masterpiece boasts 6 en suite bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half baths, 2 master suites, elevator, commercial grade kitchen, 18 seat theater, smart house technology, pebble tec pool and more. Donna Charitat/The Tomlinson Team; 770-309-0253. donna.charitat@BHHSGa. com. $1,550,000.

(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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LUXURY HOMES & ESTATES { BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES GEORGIA PROPERTIES}

3258 TETON DRIVE SE | ATLANTA, GA 30339

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Warm, happy family home with master on the main! All bedrooms are large and en suite with their own baths. Light and bright with almost one acre lot. Landscaping is ready for a tour and spring will be gorgeous! Just walk down the hill to the Cochise Club, or up Paces Ferry to restaurants in Village. Such a great location! Tina Hunsicker; 404-931.3944. Tina.Hunsicker@ BHHSGeorgia.com. $1,395,000.

The impressive gated drive sets the stage for this beautiful steel constructed home loaded with exquisite details. Dramatic two-story foyer, grand room with fireplace. Gourmet kitchen. Finished terrace level. Huge detached 3-car garage. Elevator, tornado room and wheel chair accessible. Situated on 9.48+/- acres. Patsy Craven 678-478-6393. Patsy.Craven@ BHHSGeorgia.com. $1,340,000.

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4029 EMMA LANE NE | ATLANTA, GA 30342

Extraordinary brick and stone executive home situated on a very rare almost 2 +/-acre private level lot with no utilities in sight! Expansive main level includes dream kitchen with Wolf and Dacor appliances. Additional spacious loft. Finished terrace level with media room. Tobi Pomerance; 678923-2001 Tobi.Pomerance@BHHSGeorgia.com. $1,175,000.

Fabulous home in Sarah Smith. Amazing location tucked between Chastain & N. Buckhead! Open plan w/dramatic light-filled 2-story great room, beautiful dining room and kitchen. Newly renovated master and 4 roomy bedrooms & 3 full baths upstairs. Wonderful media room/6th bedroom. Flat upper backyard w/room for pool. Kirsten Conover; 404.386-1103 Kirsten. Conover@BHHSGeorgia.com. $1,095,000.

105 OLD BARN COURT | MILTON, GA 30004 7 bedrooms (master on main) / 6 bathrooms / 2 half bathrooms. Beautiful property in Cobblestone Farms community with lots to offer. Hardwoods on first floor, master on main, updated master bath, kitchen completely renovated in January 2015: all new cabinets, island, counters. Finished terrace level. Butler Swayne Team; 770-475-0505. $1,030,000.

1008 NORTH HILL | PEACHTREE CITY, GA 30269 Exceptional quality and design in this exquisite “Southern Replica,” with 3 finished levels, “top of the line” commercial kitchen, and 5-car garage! All the appointments you would expect! Located in sought after North Peachtree City location + award winning school district! Quick access to I-85, Atlanta, and Hartsfield International Airport! Susan Fitzgerald; 770-652-7376. $798,500.

(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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LUXURY HOMES & ESTATES { BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE METRO BROKERS }

MOUNTAIN RETREAT | 281 ERST STRASSE, HELEN, GA Exceptional quality & style, golf course living. This fabulous home has all the amenities one would expect. Relax and enjoy the beauty of the mountains with golf/resort comfort, located within the city limits of downtown alpine Helen. Restaurants, shopping and convenience only a short distance, yet miles away from the hustle & bustle. Agent Name: Dennis Doll; Price: $525,000.

GORGEOUS MANOR | 3304 PAIGE HEIGHTS CT, MARIETTA, GA Amazing neutral custom home that looks brand new in the great Pope school district. Enter into foyer flanked by large dining & paneled study opening into the soaring great room, gourmet kitchen, keeping room with vaulted beamed ceiling, Master on main with fireplace, terrace level features second master with fireplace. Agent Name: Anne Gilmartin; Price: $899,989.

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No detail overlooked, gorgeous 6BD/5BA executive home, hardwood floors, open floor plan, upgrades galore, chef’s kitchen, high end appliances, granite & Island, great room with stone fireplace, formal living room/ office, formal dining with butler’s pantry, owner’s retreat with hardwood floors, tray ceiling, his & hers closets. Agent Name: Shawn Hollenkamp; Price: $549,900.

This home is for the nature lover. Just over 45 acre lot, beautiful setting. Large log home overlooks stocked lake and creek with waterfall and 24 x 24 barn. The home features wood paneling, hardwood flooring and granite countertops. Very private home is not visible from the street, fenced backyard, invisible fence for pets, wildlife are frequent guests. Agent Name: Herman Schloemer; Price: $475,000.

EXECUTIVE HOME | 4260 CARMAIN DR NE, ATLANTA, GA

LAKEFRONT RETREAT | 281 POPLAR TRAIL, DAWSONVILLE, GA

Dramatic hilltop country French revival estate, 7-br/7.5 ba, lush 1.3-acre lot, stately trees, two-story entry, Enormous open kitchen, keeping room, screened porch, music room, formal dining room, sweeping curved staircase leads to luxury master retreat, Spectacular terrace level with second master suite, gym, private resort-style garden with pool/spa and waterfall. Price: $2,300,000

Lovely lakefront home on 3 lots with 2 deepwater docks, Almost 6 acres of fenced pasture, Ideal for horses! Lake view from almost every room, granite and stainless kitchen, spacious master on the main features custom sitting room and office, custom vaulted covered deck overlooks pool & lake. One lot has potential to build. Peaceful setting. Agent Name: Brad Carlton; Price: $924,995.

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Web Links & Ad Index

Legacy Homes alegacyhome.com ........................................................... DSH61 Leisure Time Decks ltdecks.com ...................................................................... 32 Levantina levantina.com ........................................................................... DSH49 Lush Life lushlifehomegarden.com ................................................................ 36 Marcia Weber Gardens To Love gardenstolove.com ................................. 29 Marmistone marmistone.com .................................................................. DSH53 Mathews Furniture Galleries mathewsfurniture.com ....................... DSH02

Alex Smith Garden Design alexsmithgardendesign.com............... DSH04

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams mgbwhome.com ......................................... 2,3

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MODA Floors & Interiors modafloorsandinteriors.com ................. DSH26

Barnsley Gardens Resort barnsleyresort.com ............................................... 10

Myers Carpet myerscarpet.com .................................................................DSH11

BD Jeffries bdjeffries.com .........................................................................DSH43

Now & Again nowandagain.net ............................................................. DSH20

Bell Kitchen and Bath Studio bellcabinets.com ................................. DSH59

One Seagrove Place oneseagroveplace.com .............................................. 88

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services .....................................................................

Peacock Alley peacockalley.com .............................................................DSH33

bhhsgeorgia.com .............. inside back cover, 92,93, DSH08, DSH09

Porcelanosa porcelanosa-usa.com .........................................................DSH47

Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate metrobrokers.com ........................ 94

R Alexander Fine Art alexanderfineart.com .................................................... 1

Boxwoods Gardens & Gifts boxwoodsonline.com............................ DSH32

Room & Board roomandboard.com ..................................................................5

Buckhead Atlanta buckhead-atl.com ...............................................................13

Sean O'Keefe Events seanokeefeevents.com .................................... DSH30

Builder Specialties, Inc. builderspecialties.net.................................... DSH61

Serenbe serenbe.com ..................................................................................DSH13

California Closets californiaclosets.com ...........................................................9

Sewell Appliance sewellappliance.com ............................................... DSH65

Charles Willis charleswillis.com .............................................................. DSH25

Simon Malls simon.com/mallphipps-plaza ................................................... 25

Circa Lighting circalighting.com .....................................................back cover

Steve McKenzie's stevemckenzies.com ................................................ DSH05

CoCoCo Home cococohome.com ....................................................................27

The Dump thedump.com ...................................................... inside front cover

Coldwell Banker Previews coldwellbankerpreviews.com .......................... 7

The Gables Antiques the gablesantiques.com ....................................DSH37

CR Home crhomeusa.com ........................................................................ DSH63

The Inn at Palmetto Bluff palmettobluff.com .................................................31

Creekstone Cookers creekstonecookersinc.com ................................DSH43

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Crossville Tile & Stone crossvilletileandstone.com........................... DSH24

Woo Skincare and Cosmetics wooskincareandcosmetics.com ...... DSH16

CSI Kitchen and Bath Studios csikitchenandbath.com .....................DSH71 Design Galleria designgalleria.net ......................................................... DSH01 Diversified Cabinets Distributors dcdcabinets.com ........................... DSH51 Druid Hills Tour of Homes druidhillstour.org ................................................ 32 Erika Reade Ltd. erikareade.com ......................................................................8

Resources

APRIL 2015 // ISSUE NO.318

Ethan Allen ethanallen.com .................................................................... DSH23 Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. ferguson.com............................................. DSH29 Floor & Decor flooranddecoroutlets.com ........................................... DSH45 Foxglove Antiques & Galleries foxgloveantiques.com .................... DSH35 Gramercy Fine Linens and Furnishings shopgramercy.com............DSH17 Granite Garage Floors granitegaragefloors.com .............................. DSH38

Pages 44-51 N AT U R A L S E L E C T I O N

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

Alex Smith, Alex Smith Garden Design Ltd., 5642 Peachtree Road, Chamblee, Georgia, 30341; (770) 455-8878; alexsmithgardendesign.com.

Pages 52-63 T I M E - H O N E D T R E A S U R E

INTERIOR DESIGN Amy

Morris, Amy Morris Interiors, 178 Peachtree Hills Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, Georgia

Guy Gunter Home guytgunter.com......................................................... DSH69

30305; (404) 389-0628; amymorrisinteriors.com. ARCHITECTURE Greg Palmer, Harrison

Hidden Mountain Resort hiddenmountain.com ...........................................78

Design, 3198 Cains Hill Place Northwest, Atlanta, Georgia 30305; (404) 365-7760; har-

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risondesign.com. KITCHEN DESIGN Cynthia Ziegler, Cynthia Ziegler, Inc., 1299 Bohler

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Court, Northwest, Atlanta, Georgia 30327; (404) 313-1823; cynthiaziegler.com. PROJECT MANAGER Derek Hopkins, Harrison Design, 3198 Cains Hill Place Northwest, Atlanta, Georgia 30305; (404) 365-7760; harrisondesign.com.

Interior Philosophy interiorphilosophy.com ........................................ DSH20 International Furnishings and Design Association ifda.com .................... 91 Junior League of Atlanta jlatlanta.org ............................................................. 91 Kingdom Woodworks kingdomwoodworks.com ................................DSH57

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INTERIOR DESIGN Brian Watford, Brian

Watford Interiors, 1440 Dutch Valley Place, No. 725, Atlanta, Georgia 30324; (404) 4095532; brianwatford.com. LANDSCAPE DESIGN Brian James Davis, (865) 919-6633; brianjamesdavis.us.

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Courtney Giles transformed a residence in Ansley Park from classic to current with grays, metallics and the designer's signature shine—framed intaglios included.

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ever gone out of style—was I napping for a decade? My favorite paperweight is a giant plaster-crested intaglio bought 20 years ago in Florence. My go-to handbag? Has an intaglio in patent leather. So why are they so universally appealing, whether tied with ribbon and worn around the neck or as a pinned brooch or as art? Intaglios are simple but refined, elegant but artistic. They may have originated as seals for important documents, but they caught on like wildfire, and the flame isn’t dimming. I am so smitten, in fact, that I am searching Etsy for an artist to create an intaglio of my daughter, Anabelle. She will die of shame, but I will have her tied in a choker for whenever I miss her. Maybe the artist could add a phrase in Latin or Greek. Something along the lines of, “My Mother Is My Goddess.” She’ll never know ... and I will have my own intaglio.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

ROOMS & GARDENS FRONT TERRACE CHIP WADE CREATIVE ............................................................... 46 SIDE KITCHEN PATIO CHIP WADE CREATIVE ......................................................... 46 GRAND FOYER & ROTUNDA LOREN TAYLOR INTERIOR DESIGN, LLC..................... 46 STUDY PARKER KENNEDY LIVING ............................................................................ 48 BUTLER’S PANTRY & DINING HALLWAY STUART PLINER DESIGN ...................... 48 DINING ROOM BOXWOODS GARDENS & GIFTS ..................................................... 50 BOXWOODS TOO! BOXWOODS GARDENS & GIFTS ................................................ 50

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KITCHEN ROOMS REVAMPED, INC. ......................................................................... 50 BREAKFAST ROOM & DEN VERN YIP DESIGNS .................................................... 52 OUTDOOR TERRACE LUSH LIFE HOME & GARDEN ................................................ 52

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LIVING ROOM SMITHBOYD INTERIORS .................................................................. 54

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MASTER SUITE & BATH ROBERT BROWN INTERIOR DESIGN.................................. 54

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GENTLEMEN’S CLOSET CALIFORNIA CLOSETS ATLANTA & BOSTON ...................... 56 HER BATHROOM ROLLINS INGRAM ...................................................................... 56

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HER DRESSING AREA ROLLINS INGRAM .............................................................. 56

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FOYER POWDER ROOM BETH KOOBY DESIGN .................................................... 58

SPECIAL EVENTS.......................................................................18

TERRACE LEVEL POWDER ROOM BETH KOOBY DESIGN .................................... 58

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BOXWOODS TOO! You are cordially invited to visit Boxwoods Too!, the annual on-site Show House shop created by a special arrangement between Boxwoods Gardens & Gifts and the Atlanta Symphony Associates. Named one of the 50 top retailers in the nation, Boxwoods is proud to afford Show House patrons an exciting shopping venue in the form of Boxwoods Too! Make sure that part of your Show House experience includes seeing the eclectic mix of affordable gifts, one-of-a-kind antiques, decorative home accessories, preserved botanicals, fun jewelry and attractive accents for which Boxwoods has become legendary. 2

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TICKETS & TOUR HOURS Show House tickets are $30 each Ticket information is available online at decoratorsshowhouse.org

HOURS OF OPERATION TUESDAY–SATURDAY 10 a.m.–3 p.m.* THURSDAYS 10 a.m.–7 p.m.* SUNDAY 1 p.m.–4 p.m.* CLOSED ON MONDAYS *Last entry

WHERE TO PARK THE PIAZZA AT PACES The Medici Building 3290 Northside Parkway Atlanta, GA 30327 Free parking has been generously donated by the Medici and Forum buildings. Parking with be validated at the Ticket Desk at the Show House. Complimentary luxury shuttle service between the parking area and the Decorators’ Show House & Gardens is provided during normal operating hours. PARKING IS NOT ALLOWED AT THE SHOW HOUSE, ON THE STREET OR IN THE SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOOD.

DIRECTIONS TO PARKING FROM NORTH FROM I-75 AND I-285: Take I-75 south to the West Paces Ferry Road exit (#255). Turn left onto West Paces Ferry Road and travel under I-75. Turn right at the first light onto Northside Parkway. Travel approximately ¼ mile and turn right into The Piazza at Paces entrance.

FROM SOUTH FROM DOWNTOWN ATLANTA: Take I-75 north to the West Paces Ferry Road exit (#255). Turn right onto Northside Parkway. Travel approximately 200 yards and turn right into The Piazza at Paces entrance. UPON ENTERING THE PIAZZA AT PACES development from Northside Parkway, take your first right and follow the signs for the Medici building. The parking deck is located at the end of the lane on the right. Please park in the garage on level F8, which is the top floor.

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BUCKHEAD ADAC 351 Peachtree Hills Ave., Atlanta, GA 30305; (404) 231-1720; adacatlanta.com Tickets Available at the registration desk in the main entrance. ARMISTEAD PAINTS 3210 Roswell Rd., Atlanta, GA 30305; (404) 255-6661; armisteadpaints.com B.D. JEFFRIES 3736 Roswell Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30342; (404) 231-3004; bdjeffries.com BOXWOODS GARDENS & GIFTS 100 East Andrews Dr., Atlanta, GA 30305; (404) 233-3400; boxwoodsonline.com GLYN WEAKLEY LIMITED 3489 Northside Parkway NW, Atlanta, GA 30327; (404) 841-6649; glynweakley.com GRAMERCY FINE LINENS AND FURNISHINGS 2351 A Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30305; (404) 846-9244; shopgramercy.com H.G. ROBERTSON FINE SILVER 3240 Roswell Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30305; (404) 266-1330; hgrobertson.com HUFF HARRINGTON HOME 102 West Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta, GA 30305; (404) 467-0311; huffharrington.com INTERIORS MARKET 55 Bennett St. NW, #20 Atlanta, GA 30309; (404) 352-0055; interiorsmarket.com MATHEWS FURNITURE + DESIGN 1240 West Paces Ferry Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30327; (404) 237-8271; mathewsfurniture.com

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ATLANTA SYMPHONY STORE 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309; (404) 733-4345; atlantasymphony.org

BOOGALOOS 705 Town Blvd., Suite S530, Atlanta, GA 30319; (404) 343-0040; boogaloosboutique.com

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JULIAN’S COSMETICS + SKINCARE 705 Town Blvd. Suite R440, Atlanta, GA 30319; (470) 355-3291; julianscosmetics.com

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DOWNTOWN AMERICASMART 240 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30303; (404) 220-3000; americasmart.com Tickets Available in the Designer Work Space (Building 1, 15th Floor). Registered Buyer or Exhibitor badge required for entry.

DUNWOODY NANCY’S 5482 Chamblee-Dunwoody Rd., Dunwoody, GA 30338; (770) 396-6415; nancys-shoppe.com

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PIECES 3234-A Roswell Rd., Atlanta, GA 30305; (404) 869-2476; piecesinc.com

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EAST COBB PAINT & SUPPLY 547–A Roswell Rd., Marietta, GA 30060; (678) 878-5665; eastcobbpaint.com

LUSH LIFE 146 East Andrews Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30327; (404) 841-9661; lushlifehomegarden.com

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FORSYTH FABRICS 1190 Foster St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318; (404) 351-6050; forsythfabrics.com KOLO COLLECTION 1189 Howell Mill Rd., Atlanta, GA 30318; (404) 355-1717; kolocollection.com LEWIS & SHERON TEXTILES 912 Huff Rd., Atlanta, GA 30318; (800) 835-4833; lsfabrics.com ROSING PAINT CENTER 1108 Chattahoochee Ave., Atlanta, GA 30318; (404)-355-4744; rosingpaint.com STANTON HOME FURNISHINGS 1190 Huff Rd. Atlanta, GA 30318; (404) 351-3890; stantonhomefurnishings.com WESTSIDE MARKET 1530 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30318; (404) 941-3466; westsidemarketatl.com

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The 2nd Annual Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Serenbe Designer Showhouse on Grange Lake. A low country style house nestled in the trees with lake views. Walking to retail, restaurants and the local general store as well as miles of hiking trails.

F R I D AY, S E P T E M B E R 1 1 – S U N D A Y, O C T O B E R 4 The showhouse will feature 10+ designers over two floors indoor and outdoor. Proceeds from the designer showhouse will directly benefit The Art Farm at Serenbe.

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INTERESTED IN SPONSORSHIP? IF SO, WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Support the Show House team as we raise needed funds to benefit the Atlanta Symphony and its community outreach and youth education initiatives. Help us connect 5,000 metro-Atlanta children to music through concerts, Instrument Petting Zoos and music education.

OPENING NIGHT PARTY You are cordially invited to the Opening Night Party celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Atlanta Symphony Associates Decorators’ Show House & Gardens CHÂTEAU SOLEIL 4701 NORTHSIDE DRIVE, ATLANTA FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015 Cocktail Attire Tickets $150

CHÂTEAU SOLEIL ATLANTA SYMPHONY ASSOCIATES DECORATORS’ SHOW HOUSE & GARDENS AtlantaSymphonyAssociates@gmail.com

Champagne and Ribbon Cutting // 6:30 p.m. Show House Tour // 7 p.m. Dinner, Silent Auction and Entertainment // 7:30 p.m. Mix and mingle with designers, sponsors and Atlanta Symphony Associates and celebrate our Grand Opening. PARKING The Plaza at Paces The Medici Building 3290 Northside Parkway Luxury shuttle will be provided for your convenience. For more information, visit decoratorsshowhouse.org. Proceeds benefit The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

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GARDEN SALAD WITH CHOICE OF DRESSINGS & TOPPINGS $13 Teriyaki Marinated Grilled Beef Tender Medallions Raspberry-Chipotle Basted Baked Salmon Herbes de Provence Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast Strips Grilled Lemon-Peppered Tuna Steak

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BEVERAGE OPTIONS $2 Coffee, Perrier, Evian, Sodas, Herbed Lemonade, Unsweet Tea

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SPECIAL EVENTS AT THE DECORATORS’ SHOW HOUSE & GARDENS

SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 11:00 A.M.

FANTASY AND FUNCTION IN INTERIOR DESIGN Stephanie Stokes, author of Elegant Rooms That Work

SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 1:30 P.M.

THE FRANKLIN POND STRING QUARTET Jun-Ching Lin, violin; Carolyn Hancock, violin; Paul Murphy, viola; Daniel Laufer, cello VERN YIP

SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 1:30 P.M.

MEET AND GREET WITH CELEBRITY DESIGNER AND HGTV HOST VERN YIP Vern Yip

TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 1 P.M.

PRESENTING 2015 COLOR TRENDS Juan Carlos Rosas of Benjamin Moore

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 11 A.M.

COLLECTING SILVER: TO USE AND ENJOY Mimi Bremer Woodruff of Beverly Bremer

FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 10 A.M.

CUSTOM PERFUME DESIGN DEMONSTRATION STEPHANIE STOKES

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SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 11 A.M.

PURE BARRE IN THE GARDEN Lift, Tone & Burn While Enjoying the Outdoors Deb Pearlstein of Pure Barre Dunwoody

SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2 P.M.

BOTOX RENOVATIONS™ for the Kitchen and Bath Robin LaMonte of Rooms Revamped

TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 11 A.M.

STELLA & DOT JEWELRY AND ACCESSORIES TRUNK SHOW Katy Barnes CHIP WADE

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 1 P.M.

ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA FLUTE, HARP & VIOLONCELLO TRIO Christina Smith, flute; Elisabeth Remy Johnson, harp; Daniel Laufer, cello

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THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 11 A.M.

LIVING NEWPORT: HOUSES, PEOPLE, STYLE Book Signing & Private Entrée into How the Fabled Town’s Tastemakers Entertain, Decorate, Party, Garden and Dress Author Bettie Pardee

SATURDAY, MAY 2, 11 A.M.

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PRESENTING NEW SOUTHERN DESIGN Ann Wisniewski of AJW Designs

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HOW TO ADD DRAMA & FUN TO A POWDER ROOM Beth Kooby Design

SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2:00 P.M.

LIGHTING: THE ESSENTIAL TOUCH Stuart Pliner Design

THURSDAY, MAY 7, 1:30 P.M.

ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA STRING QUARTET Kenn Wagner, violin; Violinist TBA; Jessica Oudin, viola; Joel Dallow, cello

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FRIDAY, MAY 8, 11 A.M.

ARTISANAL CHOCOLATE TASTING With small-batch chocolatier Xocolatl

FRIDAY, MAY 8, 12:00 P.M.

COMPLIMENTARY MAKEUP APPLICATIONS Woo Skincare + Cosmetics Artists

SATURDAY, MAY 9, NOON

MEET EXPERT CRAFTSMAN AND HGTV HOST CHIP WADE Chip Wade

SUNDAY, MAY 10, 1-4 P.M.

MOTHER’S DAY TEA IN LE CAFÉ Treat your mom to lunch, live music and a Show House visit!

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LETTER FROM THE 2015 ASA PRESIDENT & DECORATORS’ SHOW HOUSE & GARDENS CHAIR Dear friends and patrons, LET’S CELEBRATE A MILESTONE! WE JUST TURNED 45 YEARS OF AGE! The Atlanta Symphony Associates (ASA) is celebrating its 45th consecutive year hosting the Decorators’ Show House & Gardens, benefiting our beloved Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO). The ASA is a 250-member volunteer organization that raises funds in support of the ASO, and the Show House has become our signature event. What began in 1970 as a fun way for volunteers to support the ASO has become a highly anticipated Atlanta tradition that over the years has provided a net contribution to the Symphony of more than $6 million. In fact, our Show House has become the largest event of its kind in the Southeast and one of the longest-running in the United States. Wow! All proceeds from the Decorators’ Show House & Gardens and other ASA fundraisers go to support the ASO and its community outreach and education programs. Your participation and patronage allow us to continue this enduring legacy of service to the ASO and the greater Atlanta community. We are thrilled to share this year’s stunning residence with you for three special weeks. You know, Château Soleil is not just a house; it is an orchestrated concert featuring the most wonderfully talented designers, dedicated volunteers, supportive sponsors and you, the lucky visitors who get to tour the house and witness the results firsthand. Twenty-eight designers and literally thousands of volunteers have come together to transform a gemstone of a house into a shining jewel for all to see. It is très magnifique! As we celebrate 45 years of spectacular show homes and 65 years of volunteer and fundraising support for the ASO, I’d like to take this opportunity to say “Thank you!” for supporting this project with your ticket purchase today and your patronage over the years. Merci beaucoup, mes amis! Enjoy the tour and encourage your friends to come and visit us! Warmly,

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HONORARY CHAIR We are pleased to recognize Vern Yip, this year’s Honorary

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Chair. Vern is an Atlanta resident and a longtime supporter of the design and arts communities in Atlanta. In addition to running his own design firm in Atlanta, Vern Yip Designs, Yip’s illustrious career includes nearly 15 years as a design television host, including four seasons on TLC’s Trading Spaces, appearances on NBC’s Home Intervention and 10 years appearing on numerous HGTV shows. The designer is also a monthly columnist for both the Washington Post and HGTV Magazine, and his award-winning work possesses a distinct flair that draws from his expertise as both an architectural and interior designer. “The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is one of the most vital cultural PHOTO: AMN PHOTOGRAPHY

entities that help make Atlanta a true world-class city,” says Yip. “Raising my young family in Atlanta, it is important to me to do whatever I can to help sustain this incredible organization and the talented musicians who enrich all of our lives through their artistry. I am thrilled to be the Honorary Chair for the 2015 ASA Decorators’ Show House on the auspicious occasion of its 45th anniversary and hope that we can all come together to help support the ASO and the local art community.”

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SPECIAL APPRECIATION The key to our Show House success rests in the creative designers who embody the spirit of greatness in their innovative designs. THANK YOU to each and every one of these men and women for their inspiring dedication and tremendous talent! They are the coolest people in the room, the folks with taste and pizzazz, and we are indeed fortunate to call them friends. We cannot adequately express our thanks to the dedicated volunteers who take time away from their work and personal lives to participate in this special project. This event is eight months in the making, requiring more than 2,000 volunteers each year. It is a vast challenge to plan and stage, yet unpaid volunteers have worked tirelessly to make this project a success for 45 consecutive years. THANK YOU! Particular THANKS to Melissa Hudson, Angela Lund Levy, Tom Torrey, Nancy Eichler, Allyson Kirkpatrick, Chris Sherry and Liz McClure. A special THANKS also goes out to Cynthia Pierce, Realtor with Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Perimeter; her assistant Diane Black; House Manager Pat McTaggart of Altisource; and John Britti of Ocwen Financial for giving us use of this amazing property that we lovingly named Château Soleil. THANK YOU to all of our sponsors! We are deeply grateful for the businesses and individuals who so generously support this very special project. These strategic partnerships have helped our fundraising efforts to benefit the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and its community outreach and youth education initiatives. Through these enterprises, we are able to reach nearly 5,000 metro-Atlanta children every year, introducing youth to music through concerts, Instrument Petting Zoos and music education programs. THANKS to Honorary Chair Vern Yip for his vociferous and generous support of the Show House. And to Craig Koch, Tyler Thompson, Amy Soule, Brad Hanner, Gina Christman, Elizabeth Ralls, Claire Ruhlin, Lindsey Wohlfrom, Bill Baker, Steven Stolman, Juan Carlos Rosas, Rebecca Dumas of Gregory’s Paint & Flooring, Jim Callahan, Irina Clow, Amanda Neeley, Terri Wigley, Joe Tessmer, Josh Horne, Charles Carithers, Greg Rand, Miller Getz and Terry Holmes. We wish there were more space available to sing your praises! And last, but certainly not least, MERCI BEAUCOUP to all of the visitors to the Show House! It is said that if you build it, they will come. Well, THANK YOU for coming to see what this disparate yet connected group has built for you to enjoy. We hope you gain inspiration for your own homes and aspirations. And we hope you tell a friend to come and see us, too!

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It was back in 1995 when we first opened Boxwoods Gardens & Gifts with little fanfare but big dreams. We envisioned a unique Buckhead shopping experience with a great mix of old and new furniture, unique accessories, imaginative displays, affordable prices and where every customer would be treated like a friend. It has been 20 years since that fateful April day, and we are humbled by the fact that since then Boxwoods has tripled in size, Boxwoods Home has opened to great success and our customers have voted us Atlanta’s Best Home Accessory Shop, Best Garden Gift Shop and Best Holiday Décor Shop. We thank everyone who has played a role in this amazing journey...our employees, our families, but most of all, we want to thank you, our incredible customers, who have made this all possible and proven that dreams can come true. With sincere gratitude, Dan Belman & Randy Korando Boxwoods Garden | Gift | Home boxwoodsonline.com 404-233-3400

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HOUSE HISTORY

ABOUT CHÂTEAU SOLEIL

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ABOUT THE CHÂTEAU SOLEIL Built in 1998 on 2 lush, landscaped acres, the Château Soleil, at 4701 Northside Drive, has not yet amassed a long and charming history, but it remains one of the finest examples of European-style craftsmanship in Atlanta. Named for its golden façade, Château Soleil evokes the classic French aesthetic for which architectural designer William T. Baker is renowned. The home is featured in Baker’s gorgeous book, New Classicists: American Architecture, and remains a sought-after backdrop for photography and film. The 14,000 square-foot home and expansive grounds provide a classic backdrop for gracious living and entertaining, welcoming visitors onto the property with its pretty side-placed driveway and impressive 26-foot domed marble entrance. With a large motor court and an inviting entrance, the sprawling grounds also host a formal terraced garden and serene walkways that extend to a striking saline swimming pool. Guests and family enjoy intimate family rooms and a separate library

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and study, as well as a Versailles-inspired grand living room with a marble fireplace and formal dining room boasting 16-foot ceilings. Featuring six spacious bedrooms, seven baths, four half-baths, and countless shared spaces, the showstopping abode also provides impressive yet cozy nooks suitable for reading or enjoying peaceful respite as the sun peeks through a nearby window. CLASSICISM IN A MODERN CONTEXT: THE ARCHITECT’S CHALLENGE The beauty of classicism lies in its ability to transcend time and place and speak with a new voice in any context. Architecture that successfully demonstrates this versatility transcends many years and cultures, evolving to suit the needs of each new society it encounters. When the Château Soleil was first conceived as a house with an aesthetic that echoed French classicism, Baker worked with his client to develop an architectural program that incorporated the best of this

style. As always, the fresh interpretation of a historic style in a modern context poses distinct architectural challenges; the needs of a 21st-century household differ dramatically from those of one 300 years ago, and there is often a tension between the exterior façade and interior floor plan. This showhouse resolves these differences with a successful blend of the old and new. With a floor plan based on symmetry, the home’s primary axis cuts through the center of the house, beginning at the front garden walk and extending through the entry door to the rear lawn. Both the floor plan and the architecture ultimately cater to the homeowner’s enjoyment. It is a magic moment when an architect has the pleasure to work with a client of taste and means; when an architect’s creativity is combined with an owner’s zeal and vision, an architectural treasure is produced. This year’s Decorators’ Show House & Gardens represents such a moment and serves as a testimony to the timelessness of French classicism.

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ABOUT ATLANTA SYMPHONY ASSOCIATES

WORKING TOGETHER TO CONNECT SYMPHONY PROGRAMS TO STUDENTS IN ATLANTA. THE ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

BRINGING MUSIC TO CHILDREN IN ATLANTA By Ahmad Mayes THE ATLANTA SYMPHONY ASSOCIATES

Quality music education inspires imaginations and ignites curiosities; many students and teachers find a renewed enthusiasm for classroom content through music-infused learning. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) reaches more than 40,000 students and teachers each year through the Concerts for Young People and Musicians in Schools programs, and more than half of these students receive free or reduced admission prices. Concerts for Young People has even been mapped to state and national curriculum standards and is supported with supplemental study materials and listening guides. Educators praise these powerful learning programs for their artistic quality and ability to inspire students toward a lifelong appreciation for music.

PROVIDING FUNDS TO ENABLE THESE GOALS By Camille Kesler The Atlanta Symphony Associates (ASA) connects potential sponsors and donors to our fundraising initiatives, which benefit the ASO. In turn, the ASO connects its members to the symphony and its community. It’s through this connection that the ASA and ASO work toward a singular goal to encourage Atlanta’s youth to experience musical instruments and the symphonic arts. We celebrate these connections and hope you join us at our beloved Decorators’ Show House & Gardens, now in its 45th year. Over the years, this and other fundraising events have netted more than $6 million for the orchestra’s education and community engagement initiatives. So many reasons to join. So many ways to connect.

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FRONT TERRACE & SIDE PATIO Chip Wade & Alexandra Hernandez CHIP WADE CREATIVE 2710 Luberon Lane, Cumming, GA 30041 chipwade.com; theinnovationhouse.us

INNOVATIVE ELEGANCE “Chip Wade Creative focuses on defining spaces with innovative solutions. Classic curves and elegant lines of the existing architecture are echoed in the organic and inorganic design features. The home’s definitive architecture tells a story that we continued in the design.”

THE DESIGNER AND HIS WORK An Emmy-winning producer, designer, engineer and craftsman, Chip is devoted to using his expertise to help people make educated home improvement decisions. After graduating from Georgia Tech with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chip transitioned into media as host, designer and producer for television series such as Designed To Sell, Curb Appeal, The Block and Elbow Room. Chip resides in Atlanta, where he operates Chip Wade Creative, a custom design and real estate firm.

NO. 2 CLASSIC CONTEMPORARY “My design pays is punctuated by thoughtful employment of an architectural canon to establish a logical and intuitive method of juxtaposing classic architecture with a well-edited placement of modern and contemporary pieces.”

GRAND FOYER & ROTUNDA Loren Audrey Taylor & Carolyn Abrams Taylor LOREN TAYLOR INTERIOR DESIGN, LLC 14 Eureka Terrace, Newnan, GA 30263-3031 (678) 662-3010; lorenaudreytaylor.com

THE DESIGNER AND HER WORK Loren Audrey Taylor is an Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Southern Polytechnic State University, with additional studies in interior design at Brenau University. Loren originally named her firm Anna Abrams Design, honoring her maternal grandmother; however, because of a disconnection with name recognition, she has renamed her firm Loren Taylor Interior Design, LLC. LTID creates classic interiors that are grounded in strong architecture and sound space planning. Taylor embraces her clients’ passions and incorporates their collections into the rooms she designs for them.

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STUDY Lance Jackson & David Ecton PARKER KENNEDY LIVING 2129 Northwest Parkway, Suite 109, Atlanta, GA 30067 (770) 272-7800; parkerkennedyliving.com

RELAXED LUXURY “We were inspired by the late photographer Horst P. Horst and his photograph of the famous chinoiserie room of Pauline de Rothschild. We like to bring a fresh look to a traditional room in this 2015 show house—a classic, updated, fresh design.”

THE DESIGNERS AND THEIR WORK Parker Kennedy Living focuses on high-end residential interior design, vintage furniture restoration and product development. Their look, “Preppy on the Edge”—or Southern Regency as Lance calls it—elevates traditional interiors by using lacquer finishes and mixing textures and vintage details with youthful colors and patterns. The interiors exhibit Palm Beach overtones, and are fresh with a deep-rooted interest in the traditional.

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OVER-THE-TOP SIMPLICITY On creating connecting spaces and bringing important rooms together: “It’s always wonderful to travel through these spaces with a sense of excitement. I liken it to the excitement you get when you cross the Golden Gate Bridge for the first time.”

BUTLER’S PANTRY & DINING HALLWAY Stuart Pliner STUART PLINER DESIGN 3223 Paces Ferry Place, Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 231-1267; stuartplinerdesign.com

THE DESIGNER AND HIS WORK Stuart Pliner, the principal of Atlanta-based Stuart Pliner Design, often says, “I get my inspiration directly from my clients and how they want to live in their home.” Pliner develops a visual harmony of old and new, mixing eras, styles, cultures and textures to create timeless, inviting, and comfortable spaces. With an eye for both detail and the finished space, he is known for his sense of scale and proportion. His work has been featured in Fine Furniture International and Modern Luxury Interiors: Atlanta. He received the ASID Excellence Award for a single space in 2013.

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DINING ROOM Randy Korando & Dan Belman BOXWOODS GARDENS & GIFTS 100 East Andrews Drive, Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 233-3400; boxwoodsonline.com

DINNER IS SERVED “The room itself emotes timeless elegance, which we have enhanced by adding a modern flair.”

THE DESIGNERS AND THEIR WORK Opened in 1995 by Randy Korando and Dan Belman, Boxwoods is known for offering a unique mixture of decorative accessories, stylish antiques, fine giftware, fashionable jewelry and creative floral compositions, all complemented by an amazing garden section. Dan and Randy recently opened Boxwoods Home to specialize in everything required for home entertaining. Boxwoods has been voted “Atlanta’s Best Home Accessories Shop” and “Best Gift Shop,” “Best Perennial Garden Shop” and named one of the top 50 retailers in the U.S.

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KITCHEN BOTOX RENOVATION POUR LA CUISINE On avoiding a complete facelift: “When starting with great bones and layout, you don’t necessarily need to gut it and start over. You just need to give it a Botox injection.”

Robin LaMonte ROOMS REVAMPED, INC. 134 Dickerson Road NE, Marietta, GA 30067 (866) 579-2092; roomsrevamped.com

THE DESIGNER AND HER WORK Robin LaMonte and her company, Rooms Revamped, Inc., specialize in residential and light commercial interiors throughout Atlanta, New Jersey, New York and Florida. Robin launched the interior design business in 2002 as a second career and is a firm believer that “you’re never too old to do what you love.” Known for creative flair, her design solutions have garnered high praise from her clients and respect from the design community. Robin has appeared on Good Morning America, and her interiors have been featured in magazines in Atlanta, New Jersey and New York.

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BREAKFAST ROOM & DEN Vern Yip VERN YIP DESIGNS Atlanta, GA vernyip.com

DRAMATIC, IMPACTFUL, INVITING WITH A WARM FAMILY AESTHETIC “When I work with a client, my goal is to create a reflection of them—a physical manifestation of the client. But here, that person doesn’t exist yet. So I brought together the traditional, the contemporary and the global—all with a clean line. My hope is that it brings visitors inspiration, but hopefully also that they will fall in love with it and want to bring a piece home so that they can benefit the ASO.” THE DESIGNER AND HIS WORK For more than 15 years, awardwinning home expert and television host Vern Yip has been one of America’s most recognized interior designers. He has appeared on TLC’s Trading Spaces, as well as on HGTV shows such as HGTV Design Star, Deserving Design with Vern Yip, HGTV Urban Oasis and his most recent special, Live in Vern’s House. Vern has also been a columnist for the The Washington Post since 2011, as well as for HGTV Magazine. His most recent endeavors include the launch of various product lines, including home fragrance and home accessories products available at retail outlets nationwide, as well as lighting for Stonegate Designs and fabrics for Fabricut, available at Calico.

NO. 9 ALFRESCO ELEGANCE “An up-to-date statement with scale and proportion makes living outdoors with ease a reality. We want to transform your terrace into the favorite ‘room’ in your home with comfort and timeless pizzazz.”

OUTDOOR TERRACE Bill Hudgins LUSH LIFE HOME & GARDEN 146 East Andrews Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 841-9661; lushlifehomegarden.com

THE DESIGNER AND HIS WORK As owner and chief designer of Lush Life Home & Garden, Bill Hudgins helms a home and garden boutique with a wide array of offerings, including complete design-build landscape services, such as estate and container gardening, as well as an on-site nursery and greenhouse overflowing with a large variety of plants, exotic trees, boxwoods and Japanse maples. The store is also filled with home and garden accessories, luxury gifts, fine floral designs, premium orchids, planters, Japanse antiques and beautifully designed compositions. Bill and Lush Life have been featured in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Better Homes and Gardens, Garden Design, Flower Magazine, Southern Accents and LuxeCrush Atlanta.

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LIVING ROOM Michel Boyd SMITHBOYD INTERIORS 455 Glen Iris Drive, Unit G, Atlanta, GA 30308 (404) 589-1577; smithboydinteriors.com

LAYERED LUXURY “I’d like for the formal space to feel romantic and luxurious but also have a ‘lightness’ inspired by architecture and by the views of the grounds from the living room. Think watercolors!”

THE DESIGNER AND HIS WORK A designer for the 2014 ASA Decorators’ Show House, Michel Boyd has recently participated in MODA’s The South’s Next Wave competition, designed rooms for the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Home for the Holidays Showhouse and the W Atlanta Downtown hotel, bedecked windows for Baker Furniture and designed a line of rugs for Verde Home. Pink Eggshell has named him one of the top 20 African American designers for five years, and he has been nominated twice for ADAC’s Southeast Designer of the Year. He has also been named one of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles’ 10 Under 40.

ECLECTIC LUXURY “The bedroom was inspired by one of my favorite hotels in Paris. The eclectic blend of traditional and contemporary pieces makes this room feel collected and interesting. Fine fabrics, exceptional artwork and the canopy bed create a sophisticated and luxurious feel. The bath was designed to feel like a modern gentleman’s library. Gray flannel walls accented with contemporary art flow beautifully from the master bedroom.”

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MASTER SUITE & BATH Robert Brown ROBERT BROWN INTERIOR DESIGN 425 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, Suite 32 (404) 917-1333; robertbrowninteriordesign.com

THE DESIGNER AND HIS WORK Robert Brown has built one of the nation’s most distinguished interior design firms. Combining sophisticated aesthetic and attention to detail, Robert is known for his classically based, modern-inspired interiors. Robert was named “Southeastern Designer of the Year” by Veranda and has accumulated more than 20 ASID awards, including the prestigious President’s Award. In 2014, he launched Townhouse by Robert Brown, a luxury retail shop and winner of the 2014 Best of Atlanta award. He also continues continues licensing agreements with firms such as Holland and Company. His furniture is available worldwide though Lee Jofa.

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GENTLEMAN’S CLOSET

SIMPLIFIED LIFE

Barbara Peacock-Snook & Erin Hardy

“The closet provides elegance, order and organization. The finest European finishes, combined with a perfect place for everything, produce the ultimate solution to simplifying life for the busy gentleman.”

CALIFORNIA CLOSETS ATLANTA & BOSTON 5155-A Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30043 (770) 449-6141; californiaclosets.com/atlanta

THE DESIGNER AND HER WORK Barbara Peacock-Snook has designed closets and organizational systems for clients throughout metropolitan Atlanta for 14 years. With the ability to quickly understand her customers’ needs and desires, she works to design tailored solutions to their organizational challenges. Barbara’s projects strike the balance between order and aesthetics, and she is passionate about creating a finished project that changes her customers’ lives and allows their everyday living to be more simple and convienent.

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HER BATHROOM & DRESSING AREA Danielle Rollins & Bill Ingram

FEMININE RETREAT WITH A BOLD SPIN ON THE CLASSICS “Thibaut has unique textiles to play up the color scheme—love the impact that one print in various textiles has in the space.”

ROLLINS INGRAM 351 Peachtree Hills Avenue, Suite 503-I, Atlanta, GA 30305 (800) 282-0578; danielledrollins.com; billingramarchitect.com

THE DESIGNERS AND THEIR WORK Gracious Living and Stylish Entertaining™ expert and multimedia personality Danielle Rollins and Bill Ingram of Bill Ingram Architect have joined forces to launch Rollins Ingram, a full-service interior and architectural firm specializing in residential and commercial design, architecture, gardens and lifestyles. Danielle is a leading lifestyle expert and author of the bestseller Soirée: Entertaining with Style, a contributing writer for Veranda and a writer for her own website. Bill was recently named ADAC’s Southeast Architect of the Year and has been featured in publications such as House Beautiful, Veranda, Southern Living, and Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles.

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FOYER & TERRACE LEVEL POWDER ROOMS Beth Kooby BETH KOOBY DESIGN 1308 Pasadena Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306 (404) 909-2338; bethkoobydesign.com

FRESH ELEGANCE “I wanted a fresh, joyful space to help welcome visitors into the house with an essence of French. To me, this includes classical elements, an air of sophistication and a sense of ease yet excitement in the design.”

THE DESIGNER AND HER WORK Beth Kooby creates environments that are both modern and timeless, striking a balance between style and function and weaving together vintage, new and custom-designed pieces. A former health care professional, Beth is well-versed in listening and assessment. She also has experience in fine arts and serial renovation. With a keen eye for style and beauty and a passion for design, she has a heartfelt desire to use interior design to create the perfect sanctuary for her clients.

NO. 17 FRESH MEETS CLASSIC “This room came with a blue-and-white chinoiserie wallpaper. Since clients often like to use existing features, we wanted to show how to design with this approach. We applied a ‘more is more’ approach: Rich greens, a lot of layering and a bit of leopard all work together to give the walls—and the room—new life.”

FIRST FLOOR GUEST ROOM Melanie Turner MELANIE TURNER INTERIORS 425 Peachtree Hills Avenue #31A, Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 250-0134; melanieturnerinteriors.com

THE DESIGNER AND HER WORK Inspired by fashion and borrowing a palette from nature, Melanie Turner’s interiors possess a timeless quality that celebrates architectural details and classic design. With a background in commercial and residential interiors and construction, Melanie works closely with clients to design homes that reflect the owner’s style and personality and that provide a sophisticated yet unassuming refuge. Maintaining an emphasis on simplicity and understated glamour, her interiors feature a blend of clean lines, found objects, fine antiques and custom-designed, sculptural furniture.

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Bell Kitchen & Bath Studios was proud to be the exclusive provider of cabinetry and closets in the 2014 Atlanta Home For The Holidays Showhouse. We design and build the most inspiring kitchens, baths and closets with the finest craftsmanship. Call 770.751.7861 to schedule a private appointment in our design studios and let us help you find your inspiration. CA BINET R Y & CLO SET S Be l l C a b i n e t s . co m

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LANDING AREA IN FOYER & GRAND STAIRCASE Douglas W. Hilton DWH INTERIORS 653 Longleaf Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30342 (404) 550-5484; dwhinteriors.com

THE POWER OF LARGE ART “When I saw that wall I knew it was the perfect space for me to use a piece of large-scale art —one of my favorite looks. Art is the jewel and the personality of the room and I love using it.”

THE DESIGNER AND HIS WORK DWH Interiors is the latest step in a career spanning almost 30 years in the Atlanta Design Community. Douglas Hilton’s career has exposed him to all aspects of the design industry, from wholesale showroom to client-based interior design projects. He brings this experience to each of his projects. His work has been published in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and New York Times Magazine, and he has been quoted in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Northside Neighbor. Projects he has worked on have appeared in Veranda, Traditional Homes and Milieu.

NO. 19

GUEST BEDROOM 1 Bryan Alan Kirkland & Iesia D. King

SEXY, SLEEK & GLAMOROUS

KIRKLAND & KING DESIGN ASSOCIATES

“This room is inspired by a Parisian bedroom from the 1940s and highlights Pantone’s 2015 color of the year, Marsala.”

414 East Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 892-3553; kkdesignassociates.net

THE DESIGNERS AND THEIR WORK Bryan has been in the design industry for more than 30 years. Upon returning to Atlanta, he opened a furniture showroom on the Westside, where Iesia began interning and quickly became a staff member. During that time, Bryan and Iesia worked together on many projects, ranging from the commercial design of Lotus Hair Artisans to a 21,000-square-foot estate in Buckhead. Fast-forward to 2015, and Bryan and Iesia have partnered to form Kirkland & King Design Associates.

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GUEST BEDROOM 2 Patricia McLean PATRICIA MCLEAN INTERIORS, INC. 3179 Maple Drive NE, Suite 10, Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 266-9772; mcleaninteriors.com

FLORAL & FANCIFUL “The setting looking out over the front of the house set the tone for the regal window treatments, canopy bed and comfy chairs in the fresh, floral document print. Original commissioned art sets a dreamy tone. The chic bath allows for a spa day.”

THE DESIGNER AND HER WORK Patricia McLean Interiors, Inc., was established in Buckhead in 1985. Patricia holds a Bachelor of Science in furnishings and interiors from the University of Georgia, and her work has been featured in the ASA Decorators’ Show House & Gardens for 12 years. Her firm takes an organic, hands-on approach to design, and Patricia has been honored with numerous awards and featured in several books and magazines. She was also selected by Governor Perdue and First Lady Mary Perdue to restore the Georgia Governor’s Mansion ballroom. Her refined taste, fresh approach, extensive resources and joie de vivre make her designs exceptional.

NO. 21 PURPOSEFUL ESCAPE “The Upstairs Retreat was conceived as a relaxing escape from the formality of the home. Whether planning the family’s social calendar, conducting household business, or enjoying an intimate conversation, this former passageway has a new purpose.”

UPSTAIRS RETREAT Stephen Pararo & Seble Bebe Mengistu PINEAPPLE HOUSE INTERIOR DESIGN INC. 190 Ottley Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30324 (404) 897-5551; pineapplehouse.com

THE DESIGNERS AND THEIR WORK Pineapple House has orchestrated beautiful interiors and complex construction projects for over 3 decades across the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. The celebrated luxury firm has received 36 Design Excellence Awards since 2001, with five projects earning top honors in 2014. Pineapple House has been featured in more than 100 magazines, a dozen coffee table books and on 11 television networks. Stephen has been a Professional Member of American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and The National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) since 1976.

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NURSERY & BATH Kimberly Grigg KNOTTING HILL INTERIORS 7753 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572 (843) 916-4455; knottinghillinteriors.com

COUTURE AMOUR “Fascinated by the concept of ‘fashion meets interior design,’ I used fashion as an inspiration while creating a nursery that is fit for a couture princess! This Southerninspired space is sophisticated and luxurious—yet playful. It will carry this child from birth to teen.”

THE DESIGNER AND HER WORK Kimberly Grigg, CEO and principal designer of Knotting Hill Interiors, creates dream homes and interiors throughout the Southeast and beyond. Her approach to livable luxury helps families live beautifully yet comfortably. Kimberly’s design expertise provides inspired ideas and design solutions for clients. Her mission involves creating welcoming, beautiful and authentic spaces with flair and fun. Her book, Secrets of Southern Design, is a top seller. Kimberly studi-d business and interior design at Winthrop University.

NO. 23 SIMPLIFIED ELEGANCE On creating an intimate gallery: “This space provides the transition from the grandeur of the main floor to the more private spaces upstairs. Comfortable, simplified elegance with an updated 18th-century charm and aesthetic, the space evokes the intimate quarters of a small château in the South of France.”

BACK STAIRCASE & UPSTAIRS GALLERY Maxine Hyland & Danielle King KINGS HOME FURNISHINGS 99 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 355-8995; kingshomefurnishings.net

THE DESIGNERS AND THEIR WORK Kings Home Furnishings, originally founded in New York in 1949, opened their second location in Atlanta in 1996. Danielle King is the third generation to head up the company, and Maxine Hyland joined the firm in 2006 as design director. Prior to joining Kings, Maxine had been design director for a major design firm in Atlanta for 17 years. Kings is known for its timeless European aesthetic, importing fine furnishings from all over the world. The company has participated in numerous show houses over the past eight years and has recently opened its third location: a “design, build, furnish” boutique in Buckhead on West Paces Ferry.

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BACK HALLWAY Nina Nash MATHEWS FURNITURE + DESIGN 1240 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30327 (404) 237-8271; mathewsfurniture.com

GLOBAL GLAMOUR “I filled the space with these these gorgeous and unique pieces by Laura Kirar for Baker Furniture, based on her recent travels in the Yucatán area of Mexico. It is fascinating to see how her experience and impressions were translated into relaxed and elegant designs while still being stylish and meaningful.”

THE DESIGNER AND HER WORK As a furniture, accessory and lighting buyer for Mathews, Nina has facilitated its transition from traditional to a more modern feeling, believing that the best design honors the past while keeping an edge with fresh ideas. For over 30 years, Mathews has served Atlantans as a high-end source for traditional, contemporary and antique reproduction furniture, lighting and accessories, as well as a full-service interior design studio. The over 17,000-square-foot showroom has a well-rounded and qualified design staff that continues to evolve but remains focused on giving clients high-quality products and exceptional service.

NO. 25 COHESIVE DESIGN “The marriage of architecture and interior design is like any relationship. If they don’t work together, they can’t accomplish anything. But when they do, they can create a masterpiece.”

KITCHEN POWDER ROOM Ann Wisniewski AJW DESIGNS, INC. 885 Woodstock Road, Roswell, GA 30075 (770) 650-0751; ajwdesignsinc.com

THE DESIGNERS AND THEIR WORK AJW Designs, Inc., blends the creative, award-winning styles of husband-and-wife team Ann and John Wisniewski. With Ann’s signature “quiet style” of sophisticated, classic lines; antiques; and custom pieces with touches of color, and John’s extensive design and construction knowledge, they add immeasurable value to every project. Ann and John offer their clients design solutions through creative problem solving driven by the uniqueness of each project and their client’s distinct needs. AJW Designs, Inc., offers total design services for commercial and luxury residential clients nationally and internationally.

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CLEAN AND PRETTY + MOM’S SPACE NO. 26 & 27

LAUNDRY ROOM & OFFICE PANTRY

“Just because a laundry room has to be functional doesn’t mean that it can’t be beautiful as well. We wanted to transform a white utility room into a warm, classic yet fresh space where the daily do’s are done in style.”

Jessica Bradley JESSICA BRADLEY INTERIORS 425 Peachtree Hills Avenue Suite 29A, Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 846-3220; jessicabradleyinteriors.com

“The pantry is a mom’s key to keeping the harmony in today’s busy family lifestyle. A place to plan, organize or just sneak away!”

THE DESIGNER AND HER WORK Jessica Bradley Interiors works with clients to create fresh, inviting interiors around the premise that home is a haven from today’s nonstop world. A place that comforts the moment you step in. Where elegant always feels at home with everyday and where how you live becomes the most important accent of all. A native of Atlanta, Jessica Bradley Interiors has been in business for 15 years. The firm’s team of five enjoys all ranges of projects, from new construction and country clubs to renovations and small commercial offices.

CLASSICALLY INSPIRED “With this powder room, we have pulled inspiration from the glamorous Parisian style of the 1930s.—a fresh feel with lighter tones and metallics but sumptuously appointed with flocked wallpaper and architectural details that give off a beautiful movement to this space.”

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HALL POWDER ROOM Staci Steen STEEN DESIGNS, LLC (678) 357-6909 steendesignsllc.com

THE DESIGNER AND HER WORK Living in Atlanta her entire life, Staci has enjoyed watching local design styles evolve from traditional Southern to a more modern aesthetic. Staci’s own style has also matured over the 20 years since she graduated from the University of Georgia’s interior design program. She has worked in several facets of the industry, including with a major kitchen design company and designing for a prominent builder. In 2001, Staci founded Steen Designs, LLC, a full-service interior design firm. While Staci’s personal style leans toward a European flair, she has experience in and loves to design for any look, whether it be contemporary, traditional or transitional.

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LOWER STAIRS & TERRACE LANDING Cathy Rhodes CATHY RHODES INTERIORS 68 West Brookhaven Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30319 (404) 307-0616; cathyrhodesinteriors.com

WELCOME TO THE FUN! “I wanted to create a warm and interesting place that welcomes guests as they come down to the basement. People sometimes think of a basement as an afterthought, but not this one. I want guests to walk downstairs and be wowed and welcomed to the after-party.”

THE DESIGNER AND HER WORK After graduating from Vanderbilt University and spending nine years in corporate banking, Cathy decided to turn her weekend design hobby into a business. She launched her design business in 2000 and has been helping clients create comfortably elegant homes ever since. Cathy is adept at combining traditional design elements with a touch of glamour to create timeless and inviting spaces. Her work has been featured in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Renovation Style and Better Homes and Gardens. She has projects in Atlanta, as well as in North Carolina, South Carolina, Vermont and Arkansas.

NO. 30 ORIGINAL CHARACTER On personalizing your room with original art: “Adding original paintings to your room is one of the most dynamic ways to inject your personality, character and sensibilities to your home.”

CAFÉ GALLERY Gregg Irby GREGG IRBY GALLERY 996 Huff Road, Suite D, Atlanta, GA 30318 (404) 941-9787; greggirbygallery.com

THE DESIGNER AND HER WORK Gregg Irby Gallery is Atlanta’s accessible fine art destination that introduces emerging artists’ work to people seeking to brighten their homes and lives with original art. The gallery scours the country for new talents, carefully curating its offerings to bring clients one-of-a-kind paintings by artists who have yet to be widely discovered. It is this deep connection to the up-and-coming art community that allows Gregg Irby Gallery to source stunning paintings for both aspiring and established collectors. Gregg Irby artists have been featured in publications such as Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Garden & Gun, Domino and Southern Living.

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RECREATION ROOM Art Institute of Atlanta students WITH FACULTY ADVISORS SAM WORLEY & MICHAEL KLEEMAN 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30328 (770) 394-8300; new.artinstitutes.edu/atlanta

UNEXPECTED GAMES “Our ideas revolve around gaming in all its senses— from vintage to futuristic, everyday to abstractly playful. Being the youngest of the designers in the house, we sought to enliven the room with the unexpected. We wanted to take a room that was windowless and boxy and make it a recreational escape.”

THE DESIGNERS AND THEIR WORK The interior design program at The Art Institute of Atlanta is CIDA-accredited, with many NCIDQ-qualified and ASID and IIDA-affiliated professionals training students in the intricacies of the profession. Students gain specific knowledge of the design of residential, retail, corporate and hospitality spaces with support knowledge in textiles and materials, space planning, codes, detailing, design history, AutoCAD and Revit. Many students also volunteer with ASID events or at the state offices of IIDA, raise awareness for design within the school through membership drives and volunteer opportunities, and work diligently to pursue design in all of its forms.

NO. 32 SOOTHING LUXURY On creating a relaxing space: “We are known for creating, building, and maintaining beautiful living environments of the utmost quality and value. Here we provide a maintained, cozy and enjoyable environment with timeless style.”

POOL DECK & GARDENS Ed Castro & Hannah Seaton ED CASTRO LANDSCAPE, INC. 1125 Old Ellis Road, Roswell, GA 30076 (770) 998-8444; edcastro.com

THE DESIGNERS AND THEIR WORK Ed Castro Landscape emphasizes sustainability through ecologically harmonious environments. They provide a new way of looking at opportunities and eliminating constraints, building long-term relationships with clients by being knowledgeable, prepared and accountable. Ed Castro believes in being ecologically responsible and creating green and sustainable living environments that will suit lifestyles for many years to come. The landscape design, construction, horticulture and maintenance firm continues to provide both residential and commercial construction services.

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