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ATLANTA HOMES & LIFESTYLES

MAY 2014

ATLANTA’S RISING STARS

bright ideas from atlanta’s rising stars

VOLUME 33, NO. 5

plus

15 under 40 the next wave of design


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CONTENTS M AY 2 0 1 4 / / I S S U E N O . 3 0 7

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Elements of Style Lee Kleinhelter brings a light-and-bright Buckhead high-rise to life with pattern, texture and a dash of whimsy

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Bungalow Classic Margaret Kirkland adds her signature touch of traditon to a Keith Summerour–renovated Grant Park home

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Fresh Take Yvonne McFadden creates a crisp, clean and chaos-free home for a young Buckhead family

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Room Service With a smart mix of high and low, designer Brian Patrick Flynn transforms a young executive’s master bedroom into a menswear-inspired masterpiece

Style 12

Studio Visit: HENSE Behind the scenes with an artist transforming Atlanta’s landscape

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15 under 40 Presenting the 2014 class of Atlanta’s top movers and shakers

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Life 30

Jim Thompson

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Aerin’s new ceramics collection is in full bloom

News The latest from local showrooms

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Calendar Cultural happenings around Atlanta Naomi On cherished summertime rituals Dish Dispatches from the local culinary scene Travel Hot escapes from Mexico to Europe Etc. Life … according to Marcia Editor’s Letter Resources + Ad Index Cover photographed by Emily Followill

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WELCOME

EDITOR’S LETTER

WHAT’S NEW

ONLINE

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

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IF THERE WAS ONE RESOUNDING sentiment echoed by some of the country’s top tastemakers who attended the Design Bloggers Conference in Atlanta earlier this spring, it was that our city’s design community is second to none. Whether it was AD100 designer Timothy Corrigan (who also designed a room at this year’s Decorators’ Show House and Gardens) or Michael Bruno of the online antiques and decorative arts behemoth 1stdibs.com, each spoke earnestly of the energy, the excitement and the dynamism exuding from not just our talented pool of designers, but also our design center, our artists and antiques dealers. While this magazine has chronicled—and championed—the community for more than two-and-a-half decades, it’s still makes us proud to hear the rest of the country validate what we’ve known all along. What’s more, the next wave of design is already in full motion. In this issue, we honor 15 rising stars who are already shaping the future of design in our gracious city. We look forward to saying we knew them when.

Atlanta’s got Talent As we honor our seventh “Under 40” honorees, we also take a look back at the original “class,” as well as the other up-and-coming talents we’ve recognized along the way.

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STYLE NEWS

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HENSE

BEFORE HE EXHIBITED HIS WORK in galleries around the world—or was commissioned to cover buildings from Washington, D.C., to Lima, Peru, with his signature scrawl—Alex Brewer was a middle-school kid with a can of spray paint

Alex Brewer, known as HENSE, in his Avondale Estates studio. He is acclaimed for his abstract, site-specific installations.

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and a rebellious streak. “Graffiti was my art school,” says the native Atlantan, who expanded his education while working in a professional art studio. “It taught me so much about speed and scale. Graffiti broadened the

way I think about painting and the context in which it’s viewed.” Brewer, who goes by HENSE, has made a name for himself through graffiti in more ways than one. “I went through a couple of names and landed on HENSE because of the curves and combination of the letters,” says the contemporary artist. “None of my art is letter-based now, but the name has stuck,” he adds. Though the 35-year-old misses the rebellious component of his original art form, spontaneity still plays a big part in his work. “Gestures and mark-making come to me in the moment,” he says. “I don’t apply logic; I like to paint and repaint and don’t want to know what it’s going to be before I start.” That applies to everything from his public art installations, including “Fruition” on Atlanta’s Beltline, to the small-scale pieces he creates in his Avondale Estates studio. And he still has to think on his feet. Last year, Brewer was commissioned to cover a 137-by-170-foot building exterior in Lima, Peru—a project that required a swingstage hydraulic lift, crew and strategic maneuvering to create each line and shape. “It’s an abstract painting several stories tall,” he says. When he’s not spending time with his wife and two Chihuahuas, Brewer is working on new pieces for exhibitions this summer in Richmond, Virginia, and Dothan, Alabama. He’s also heading to Berlin to work on a limited-edition silkscreen. “I find that, if you complicate your life too much, it’s really hard to get anything done,” Brewer says. “I devote a lot of energy to my work, but when I’m painting, I feel alive.” hensethename.com

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For a private commission, Brewer transformed a former place of worship in southwest D.C. with house paint and aerosol in 2012.

A garage in Detroit, Michigan, commissioned in 2013 by Bedrock Real Estate Services and organized by Library Street Collective Gallery.

Columbus State University and ArtBeat commissioned the artist to transform a two-story mural in downtown Columbus, Georgia, for its annual arts celebration earlier this year.

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15 UNDER 40 M AT H E W S ’ F U R N I T U R E P R E S E N T S

Meet the next wave of tastemakers who are shaping the future of Atlanta’s arts and design culture. PHOTOGRAPHED BY Angela

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Anderson

CLARKE TITUS

DAYKA ROBINSON

Rough South Home

Dayka Robinson Designs

It was a home-renovation project with

Since launching her blog in 2009

his wife, documentary photographer

and design business one year later,

Bryan Meltz, that spurred Clarke

Dayka Robinson has enjoyed a

Titus’s interest in designing the

meteoric rise to acclaim. Between ap-

industrial-modern light fixtures and

pearing in national publications and

furnishings he now produces under

the Cathedral Antiques Show Inspira-

the label Rough South Home. Avail-

tion House, she’s collaborated with

able at Atlanta MADE and West Elm

major brands such as Mitchell Gold

Atlantic Station (as well as Etsy and

+ Bob Williams, FLOR and Ballard

his own e-shop), his one-of-a-kind

Designs. A devotee of vintage decor

pieces are ideal for “those looking for

and David Hicks, Robinson adores

something they can’t find anywhere

the mix, calling it “the perfect repre-

else,” he says. Employing old and

sentation of who I am.” Her eclectic

new materials—gathered from South-

aesthetic draws shoppers to Etsy and

ern lumberyards, factory salvage,

One Kings Lane alike, and has made

even his own backyard—Titus’s

her a marvelous fit for the production

portfolio is defined by stories, from

company of Brian Patrick Flynn, with

a Depression-era freight car to an

whom she’s worked since 2011. This

elm slab discarded by Atlanta’s 2007

fall should prove even more impres-

tornado. His most popular chairs are

sive for Robinson, who will launch

configured from repurposed pallets.

a design-business program called

“It’s a three-dimensional puzzle,” he

DaykaTV, along with an inspirational

explains, “harvesting enough similar

line of paper products featuring uplift-

pieces, then putting them together in

ing affirmations—both of which you'll

the most efficient and aesthetically

find on her website, daykarobinson

pleasing way.” –Kate Abney

designs.com. –K.A.

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JEN HIDINGER

KATIE BELVEAL

CARSON MCELHENEY

Staplehouse & The Giving Kitchen

Atlanta Decorative Arts Center

Carson McElheney Landscape

The Atlanta food community’s love

ADAC General Manager Katie Belveal

Architecture

affair with Jen Hidinger and her late

has dedicated her entire career to

It was his grandfather’s work ethic

husband, Ryan, began when the pair

the business of design. Noted for her

that ultimately inspired Atlanta native

held some of the city’s first and most

attention to detail, Belveal was instru-

Carson McElheney’s reverence for

successful “underground supper

mental in opening ADAC to the public

the land. “We were rewarded with

clubs” from 2009 through 2012.

in 2012. “When I started, Mr. Portman

trout fishing in the evening if we

Called “Prelude to Staplehouse,” it

tasked me with spearheading the

accomplished everything we needed

was named for their future dream

project, which was a very collabora-

to in his garden,” he says of spend-

restaurant. In January 2013, the pair

tive effort,” she says. “We worked

ing time at his grandparents’ house

announced that Ryan had been

with the entire design community

on the Chattahoochee River. After

diagnosed with late-stage cancer,

and the showrooms, collecting six

graduating from the University of

and the industry (chefs, owners, staff,

months of research.” The resounding

Georgia, he spent seven years with

patrons) rallied, helping raise nearly

conclusion: Atlanta was indeed ready

Alex Smith Garden Design before

$300,000 for medical treatments and

for an open-to-the-public design

starting his own firm in 2011. In 2012,

expenses. Inspired, the Hidingers de-

center. Under Belveal’s direction,

his classic approach to landscape

termined their future restaurant would

ADAC continues to welcome fresh

architecture earned him an award for

be a nonprofit, with every cent made

showrooms—even as those in other

his work on an Ernest Flagg home.

going to a charitable organization

national design centers shutter—mak-

Recently, he combined his horticul-

helping restaurant-industry employ-

ing it an edgier, more inclusive and

tural expertise and bird-hunting pas-

ees with unforeseen crises. Called

admired design destination in the

sion to cultivate a top-level hunting

The Giving Kitchen, the nonprofit is

process. And the rising number of

environment, Sweetwater Wing-

already thriving with a strong board

annual events (80 and climbing), held

shooting, in Thomson, Georgia; other

and solid donor base, and will oper-

throughout the Southeast, is proof

projects include a South Carolina

ate on the second floor of Staple-

positive. Next up: Design ADAC,

horse farm and south Georgia quail

house, scheduled to open this fall on

which will rally design enthusiasts

plantation. –Elizabeth Ralls

Edgewood Avenue. –Tucker Berta

April 28-May 2. –K.A.

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 GINNY BRANCH Ginny Branch Styling & Designs Ginny Branch is never off the clock. “Some would call it an unhealthy obsession, but I don’t go home and turn it off. I’m always dreaming up new ideas and discovering different objects and artists that I want to work with next,” says the stylist and self-professed 24-hour daydreamer. Commanding a strong social media following, Branch visually documents these inspirational musings alongside her work on swoon-worthy photo shoots for clients such as Anthropologie and Ballard Designs. But the project dearest to Branch is CAMP (an acronym for Creating Art Meaning Purpose), a series of Atlanta-based workshops she co-founded to nurture the talents of local designers, artists and other creatives. As creative director, Branch helps host workshops such as floral arranging, upholstery 101, beauty tutorials, photography styling and even business acumen for small-business owners. –Sejal Bhima

 WILLEM STEAR Tonic Design Studio He’s only lived stateside for five years, but South African native Willem Stear, an interior designer and architectural consultant known for his eclectic mix of styles and distinct international flair, quickly earned a name for himself in Atlanta and beyond thanks to a background that includes managing projects from London to Dubai under the tutelage of notable South African designers. Named “one to watch” by ADAC in 2011, and nominated for Southeast Designer of the Year in 2013, his recent projects range from a residence in Sonoma, California, to restoring the Joseph Amisano-designed house (an important example of modern architecture) in which he lives and works. Up next: a small-batch line of furniture with South African influences. –E.R.

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BRIAN CLOWDUS Serenbe Playhouse On break from his MFA (Acting) work at University of South Carolina, Brian Clowdus was visiting Serenbe one summer when he met an employee

YVONNE MCFADDEN

RODOLFO CASTRO

and asked if the community had a

Y. McFadden Interiors

Castro Design Studio

theater. Her response: “No, but we

Embracing the concepts of simplicity

In an age of efficiency-based, cookie-

should!” That brief, destined conver-

and functionality, interior designer

cutter design, high-end residential

sation eventually led to the founding

Yvonne McFadden has been trans-

designer Rodolfo Castro prefers to

of Serenbe Playhouse, which held

forming high-end homes across the

take a slower, more soulful approach.

its first productions in the sum-

southeast into serene sanctuaries

It all starts with custom, hand-drawn

mer of 2010—two in the courtyard

for more than eight years. “There’s

plans, each individually crafted by the

behind the community’s bakeshop

something very peaceful about my

Georgia Tech grad himself. Growing

on a stage built by Clowdus and the

work. I’m very big on that,” says the

up in a creative household (his father

shows’ actors, and one deep in the

designer. With a knack for beautifully

was a civil engineer, his mother an

woods. The simple first season led to

layering organic textures and mono-

interior designer), Castro’s apprecia-

important critics praising its original,

chromatic color palettes, McFadden’s

tion for great, thoughtful design is

site-specific creative. Flash-forward

work boasts a sophisticated yet

palpable. Refusing to be defined by a

five years, and Serenbe Playhouse

tranquil verve thanks to her keen eye

particular style—modern and classical

under Clowdus’ guardianship is a

for editing. “I think everything speaks

elements often mix comfortably in his

fierce force in Atlanta theater—dou-

much louder if it has the chance to,

vernacular—he does abide by one

bling audiences each season, selling

rather than compete with a clutter of

steadfast rule: “I don't want to be the

out shows and winning awards like

things—no matter how lovely they all

shiny new kid on the block. I strive

“Best Musical” by BroadwayWorld

may be,” she says. The in-demand

for subtlety. You might not notice the

and ArtsATL for last season’s Hair.

designer has appeared in multiple

house the first 10 times you drive

This summer, Clowdus expects its

designer showhouses, including the

past, but once you do take notice,

boldest season yet, with Mother

Decorators’ Show House & Gardens.

you start to fall in love as small details

Nature in a starring role. –T.B.

–S.B.

begin to reveal themselves.” –S.B.

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 IAN JONES Victory Sandwich Bar and Paper Plane A restaurateur behind two of the city’s hottest concepts, Ian Jones is also a killer carpenter with a motorcycle habit. His Renaissance nature shines in the restaurants (which feature furniture he’s designed and built), as does the icon he uses as a creative filter: “Victory is the kind of place where Steve McQueen would have a beer, then go work on his motorcycle, and Paper Plane is where he’d take his girlfriend to dinner.” Speaking of girlfriends, Jones shares a studio with his, furniture designer Sarah Atkinson. This spring, he will reopen Victory in Inman Park and announce a new concept. –T.B.

 LIZA DUNNING Freelance Brand Champion/Writer Five years ago, Liza Dunning met with two entrepreneurs who needed a writer to help pitch their new venture. Their move: pivoting from a Wi-Fi marketing company (Skyblox) into a new daily-deal space. Her move: taking their model and building a brand around it. The result: Scoutmob, a website and mobile-deals app celebrating local finds and independent businesses, and Dunning became its voice—coining the name and shaping its daily content. “It was a dream connecting with a city’s stories,” she says. “My love for Atlanta grew tenfold.” The brand has since narrowed its focus to the recently launched e-commerce Shoppe (a product Dunning helped launch), shining its spotlight on independent makers. “My biggest glory was rallying around interesting happenings and businesses in this city,” she says. (King of Pops, Monday Night Brewing and Melrose & McQueen are just a few she pushed from their start.) Next up: moving beyond Scoutmob to reignite that start-up spark. “I’m going back to my creative roots. My love for this city runs deep. I want to channel that into something more impactful.” –T.B.

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 MAGARET KIRKLAND Margaret Kirkland Interiors A traditionalist at heart, Margaret Kirkland’s graceful and timeless design style has always struck a chord with clients near and abroad. Whether working on a home in Buckhead, a Park Avenue apartment in New York or a farmhouse in Provence, France, the award-winning designer infuses each space with a deft dose of elegance. “I believe what sets me apart is my unwavering classical style; I’ve never been a slave to trends,” she says. Kirkland got her start working for an interiors firm in New York while taking classes at Parsons School of Design. She then returned to her native Atlanta, working with design icon Dan Carithers for six years. “Working with Dan was such an education,” she says. “He taught me how to plan for a room by really feeling its purpose before we ever designed it.” –S.B.

 RYAN DUFFEY J. Ryan Duffey Architect It was a summer internship with

 SARAH ATKINSON

architect Keith Summerour—where

GREY Furniture

instead of fetching coffee or “sitting

“I’m best known for my pet and

on CAD,” he was challenged to hand-

furniture photos,” laughs furniture

draw and draft plans for the noted

designer Sarah Atkinson. “I take

classicist’s residential projects—that

photos of my designs in their various

cemented Texas native Ryan Duffey’s

growth stages and post them on

love for Atlanta (or, more accurately,

Instagram, like most people do with

its reverence for classical architec-

their kids.” Her social media practice

ture). After securing his degree in

is a glimpse into how the designer

architecture from Notre Dame, Duffey

feels about her work: passionate,

apprenticed for Summerour for eight

involved and a touch overprotective

years before launching his own firm

in the best of ways. For each piece

in 2011, where he’s tackling as many

that’s ordered, she takes her sketch

as 30 active projects. Duffey’s most

to a hand-picked craftsman, but

notable commission to date: restoring

doesn’t just drop it off and wait for

the circa-1934 Evans-Cucich house

the finished piece: “I like putting on

on Peachtree Battle, an Art Deco

work boots, picking out the raw steel

mansion on the Historic Register,

and whatnot and literally getting my

which has made him the envy of the

hands dirty. Each of my pieces are

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STYLE NEWS

Style Secrets DWELL WITH DIGNITY, a Dallas-based nonprofit founded by Lisa Robison and Kim Turner (above) announces its first interactive fundraiser, THRIFTING WITH TYLER, a day-long excursion guided by Tyler Lynch on May 3. Visit closely guarded locations in the Georgia mountains and learn tips for turning finds into treasures from Kerry Howard. Sack lunch and cocktail included. dwellwithdignity.org

STAND-ALONE STUNNER Thai silks king JIM THOMPSON recently made its North American showroom debut at ADAC. Designed by The Rockwell Group (a frequent Jim Thompson collaborator), the visually vibrant space also features an interactive salon area that provides a convenient meeting spot for interior designers and clients to discuss furnishings and fabric options. Other showroom highlights include a custom wood canopy suspended above the entryway and dedicated display environments for luxury partner

PROUD AS A PEACOCK Luxury linens purveyor PEACOCK ALLEY debuted its first Atlanta showroom at ADAC West this spring. Known for its clean, crisp and classic aesthetic, Peacock Alley’s light-and-bright space features beautiful bed vignettes showcasing timeless favorites such as floral duvets and delicate ruffled bedskirts with bolder pieces from the 2014 collection like the sumptuous Fabiana faux fur throw and the monochromatic houndstooth cotton velour throw pillow. peacockalley.com

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STYLE NEWS

Modern Chic Visitors to SWITCH MODERN’s new, expanded showroom on 14th Street are immediately greeted with impressive Poliform kitchen displays showcasing the versatility of steel, stone, lacquer, Corian and wood. Directly past these vignettes, the 25,000-square-foot showroom opens up to an expansive and immaculately designed space brimming with high-end contemporary goods that all boast original designs. New to Switch Modern this year are pieces from Walter Knoll, Verpan, MDF Italia and RODA. The very back of the showroom, dubbed the “Small Object Section,” features the Alessi store, one of less than 10 in the U.S. The room’s stunning focal point, however, is a wall of colorful Kartell products showcasing pieces such as the iconic Louis Ghost armchair designed by Philippe Starck.

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LIVE LIKE A ROYAL The Lakehouse Chair by DUNES & DUCHESS is the latest in the brand’s spindle-inspired design portfolio. The whimsical piece, now available at Atlanta’s Peridot, is offered in a lacquer or lime oak finish. Upholstery options, however, are limitless. Place a custom order with any fabric of your choosing for a distinctly unique look that pairs perfectly with surrounding furnishings.

Blossoming Beauties

AERIN’s new home accessories collection is in full bloom this season. The brand’s latest batch of travelinspired pieces features a lush range of textures (think ceramic glazes, mineral stone and shagreen) in a fresh palette of greens, golds and brilliant white. Among the collection’s glamorous standouts is a line of Italian-made ceramic vases with hand-painted 18-karat gold embellishments. aerin.com

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Seeing the Light

Thomas Deans Fine Art in Miami Circle welcomes Scott Upton’s atmospheric abstractions to its gallery this

month. The new series continues his exploration on the effects of color and light on human emotions through rich and complex layering techniques. “For me, light is a unifying force, transforming everything it touches by banishing darkness and encouraging renewal,” says the artist. thomasdeansfineart.com; scottupton.net

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THERE ARE TWO SEASONAL DOMESTIC rituals that many homeowners follow: spring cleaning and winterizing one’s home. I do both, but I also have a third housekeeping tradition that I observe: “summerizing” my home. And by that, I mean that I lighten up most everything in my house in anticipation of summer. Banished are wool throws and blankets, while out come the lightweight cotton throws, which are practically requirements in a home that stays as cold a meat locker. I realize that Georgia Power wouldn’t approve of my thermostat being set to 65 degrees, but I’m willing to pay the piper in order to stay cool. You know what else gets lightened up? My bar cart, that’s what. I plan to load up on Pimm’s, Campari and Lillet, all of which are my go-to summer spirits, while pH Wine Merchant and H&F Bottle Shop will provision me with the Sancerres and Rosés that we all seem to want to drink on sultry summer nights. And speaking of summer nights, who wants to eat a hot, steamy dinner when it’s hot and steamy outside? That’s why I always stock my pantry with boxes of unflavored gelatin and cans of tomato juice so that I can make my all-time favorite summer dish: cold tomato aspic. I know you are probably cringing right now, but don’t knock tomato aspic ‘til you try it. It’s one of the great old-school culinary delicacies. And finally, I always give my house a summertime fragrance makeover. After a winter spent infusing my home with the scents of pine forests, myrrh and frankincense, and exotic spices, I seek out candles and diffusers that are redolent of rose, jasmine, hyacinth and even green grass. Summertime fragrance should be light and airy, not heavy and opulent. Do you want your home to smell like a ski chalet in Gstaad when it’s 90 degrees outside? I certainly don’t. I’ll stick to scents that remind me of breezy Capri or sunny Provence. Even if I can’t travel to either locale this summer, I might as well pretend like I’m there!

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Scoop PANBURY’S DOUBLE CRUST PIES by South Africa natives Lauren Duxbury and Adam Panayiotou are the latest import at Sweet Auburn Curb Market. Inspired by traditional British street food, the duo is whipping up savory pies such as sweetand-spicy pork, roasted Mediterranean vegetable and country chicken. thecurbmarket.com

THE PAINTED PIN, an upscale

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dustrial-chic space, Thomas Collins, formerly of Parish Foods & Goods, heads up a kitchen centered around Naples-style wood-burning pizza ovens, while The Spence’s Trip Sandifer crafts signature cocktails. thepaintedpin.com

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AT MIDTOWN’S BETTER HALF, Chef Zachary Meloy is taking Southern and Latin flavors to imaginative new heights. It’s a familiar concept for the young chef who, along with wife Christina, served this exotic mash-up to intimate groups for three years via their supper club, PushStart Kitchen. Now, thanks to devoted diners and a successful Kickstarter campaign, their brick-and-mortar dream has become a reality. “We wanted everyone who had already contributed to the supper club to feel like they had ownership in the restaurant,” says Meloy of their decision to raise funds through crowdsourcing. “This is literally the restaurant that Atlanta built,” he adds. Though the menu is rewritten every evening according to what’s in season (strawberries are hot this month), one dish is consistent—hand-rolled silk handkerchief pasta with wild mushrooms. Meloy cooked it for Christina on their very first date in her native Costa Rica. betterhalfatl.com 32

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Vintage chrome and carved wood dining chairs and a hide rug warm up a window of walls in the dining room of this residence, more than 30 stories

above Peachtree at Sovereign Buckhead. Interior designer Lee Kleinhelter transformed the 3,000-square-foot space—which boasts panoramic views from Buckhead to Downtown—with a fashion-forward mixof natural elements, texture and pattern.

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Schumacher’s Tropical Isle wallcovering makes a dramatic statement in the living room of this Buckhead abode. Lee Kleinhelter balanced its scale with natural elements, such as the pearlized teak ball and a woven area rug.

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The kitchen of this Sovereign residence was already imbued with finishes in blue undertones, so Kleinhelter “whited-out” the backdrop and layered green and blue hues throughout the space. Green cylinder pendants, chrome-andwood dining chairs, a steel X-base table and Lucite-and-chrome bar stools and hide rug from Pieces.

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To counter the blank expanse of a long, curved wall in the kitchen, Kleinhelter fastened ceramic egg shapes to the wall to add depth and subtle pattern without competing against the largescale Schumacher print. opposite To camouflage the building’s architectural angles, the designer suspended the guest bed from the ceiling and selected a “busier” wallpaper. Driftwood ball chandelier, geometric wood table, ribbed end tables, sheep, lamp and pillows from Pieces.

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ONE MUST FIRST KNOW THE RULES in order to break them. That may be the basis of the classic reference book, The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr., and E.B. White, but the dictum translates just as easily to the tenets of good design. And if there’s one Atlantan who is not only well-versed in the language of design, but also knows how to bend tradition to her liking, it’s Pieces boutique owner Lee Kleinhelter. An interior designer who cut her teeth with some of the best in the business (Dan Carithers and Barbara Westbrook to name two), Kleinhelter’s style leans toward the bold and unexpected—but always with an unequivocally fun approach. So when the longtime Sovereign resident was invited to design a model unit at the Buckhead high-rise, she jumped at the chance to visually stretch her imagination. Using the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel as her inspiration, the design statement began in the living room (with views spanning from Buckhead to downtown), where she covered a wall in a large-scale tropical Schumacher print. “This space is very open with walls of windows,” Kleinhelter says. “We didn’t want it to feel like a jungle but to be the beginning of a story.” That narrative became largely about taking risks, as she envisioned a homeowner for whom this condominium was not a primary residence. In the guest room,

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for instance, she suspended a bed from the ceiling and selected a “busier” wallpaper to camouflage the building’s architectural angles, a solution that draws the eye towards the floating element of the bed rather than the angular walls that make the room asymmetrical. And in the hallway, in lieu of hanging art on the walls, the designer secured papier-mâché objects to the ceiling for an ethereal white-on-white effect. Also living up to the fun factor: Kleinhelter installed a faux-boxwood wall in the master bath as an interesting counterpoint to a room full of stone. “One great thing about having the freedom to design what you want is to say, ‘How can we do this, and do it differently than we’ve ever done before?’”she says. But, as any good adventurer knows, there are limits. As Kleinhelter says, “it’s all about editing and knowing when to stop.” Because the designer is familiar with the high-rise lifestyle—she shares a Sovereign residence with husband Kevin, son Holden, step-daughter Madison and English cream golden retriever Rider—she also wanted the space to be comfortable (and whimsical) enough to appeal to children and pets. In the windowless den, a silver grasscloth on the walls adds shimmer, while sculptural grapevines eliminate the need for framed art. Coffee table cubes, which also illuminate, add subtle light in the space. It’s a beautiful balance of scale, texture and color that’s simply elementary for this designer. See Resources, Back of Book.

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The master bedroom is clean and serene, with pops of blue in the form of an emerald hide rug, mirrored herringbone credenza and wave-stitched pillows complementing an allwhite scheme. Rider, an English cream golden retriever who is also a ďŹ xture at Kleinhelter’s Buckhead boutique, Pieces, is partial to the hide. Tufted white chair, silver grasses pillow, Moroccan pouf, hide rug, cork lamp, glass lamp, mirrored credenza and accessories from Pieces.

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In lieu of hanging art in the hallway, Kleinhelter secured papiermâché objects from the ceiling. opposite The windowless den is subtly illuminated by a shimmery grasscloth wallpaper and a pair of glow cubes. It’s also the perfect place to lounge, as her son, Holden, does here.

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Interior designer Margaret Kirkland and the owner of this Grant Park gem bought two sets of chairs at Scott Antique Markets and stripped them to marry the two styles. “I love a round table, and this square room seemed a nice opportunity to give everyone a good view, since it looks into the living room and out to the garden,� she says. Table by Holland & Company. Rug by Stark. Drapery trim by Samuel & Sons.

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WHEN THE BUSINESS OF RUNNING A HOME involves caring for three young children, four dogs, one cat and a backyard coop filled with chickens, it goes without saying that comfort and durability—not to mention easy access to the outdoors—are the order of the day. That was exactly Margaret Kirkland’s design dictum when she was hired to imbue this active family’s busy headquarters with a youthful vitality by employing the traditional vernacular for which she is known. Built in 1903, the bungalow that this young family now calls home was one of the earliest houses in the historic Grant Park neighborhood. Previous owners had extensively renovated the original Queen Anne-style residence with Atlanta architect Keith Summerour in 2007, adding all the must-haves of modern life, including outdoor entertaining spaces, a well-equipped kitchen and a lush garden. Kirkland approached the house through a playful, easy lens that provided for the practicalities of family life.

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Thoughtfully furnished porches extend the interior living spaces, and Kirkland gave each a distinct purpose. The main porch off the family room and kitchen is a primary gathering spot for the family, made cozy by a sectional sofa and fireplace. A dining table at one end becomes a canvas for art projects and games as well as meals with friends. Upstairs, the serene blue-and-white porch off the master bedroom extends the parents’ private retreat. “The wife specifically asked for a nice, cozy swing that she could stretch out upon,” says Kirkland. “She loves blue, so we found that pretty blue floral outdoor fabric for her chair and swing cushions.” Throughout the house, Kirkland employed outdoor fabrics to stand up to the wear and tear from children and pets alike. In the living room, slipper chairs near the fireplace wear Perennials outdoor fabric and the sleeper sofa, for overflow guests, is covered in durable Ultrasuede. A blueand-white porcelain tea service, a wedding gift to the couple,

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The farmhouse-style kitchen suits the family’s emphasis on garden-to-table cooking and healthy eating. The Dutch door opens to the garden and helps blur the boundaries between indoors and out. left Hydrangeas spill over the fence in the front yard. Kirkland painted the porch’s wicker furniture the same color as the front

door to give visitors a punchy greeting. opposite A tailored sofa and a pair of swivel armchairs provide a sitting area for the whole family, pets included. It also allows the parents to keep a watchful eye during meal prep and clean-up. Drapery panels made of a Rogers & Goffigan print were left unlined to softly filter the sunlight.

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Kirkland designed the baby’s room in a colorful scheme that will transition easily for an older child as she grows up. Draperies of Zimmer + Rohde fabric are blackout-lined for uninterrupted napping.

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THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE, DESIGNER MARGARET KIRKLAND EMPLOYED OUTDOOR FABRICS TO STAND UP TO THE WEAR AND TEAR FROM CHILDREN AND PETS. Kirkland created an adult sanctuary for the couple, with French doors leading to a second-floor porch that extends their private space. She bought the pair of low screens covered in Claremont wallpaper from her mentor, Dan Carithers. “They add an ethereal

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served as a launching point for the display of porcelain on the built-ins, although Kirkland, a self-proclaimed porcelain addict, needed little encouragement to introduce her favorite decorative accent. The Delft tile fireplace surround, installed in the 2007 renovation, played into the scheme with great serendipity. The adjacent family room opens directly into the organic garden, where the family grows kale, blueberries, herbs, cucumbers, green peas, tomatoes and figs, which appear often on the dinner table. A backyard chicken coop provides eggs for the family’s farm-to-table meals. “The wife is a wonderful

cook, and this kitchen is perfect for huge, healthful, organic meals that are always Paleo-friendly for family and friends,” says Kirkland. In addition to fresh and easy meal preparation, the family’s commitment to sustainability is evidenced by a wind turbine (it provides 20 percent of the home’s energy), tankless water heaters and a gray water recycling system. It’s quite possible that these homeowners have it all now, thanks to the vision of a thoroughly modern, family-friendly home with abundant respect for tradition at the deft design hands of Kirkland. See Resources, Back of Book. 55

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For a family-friendly touch in the dining room, designer Yvonne McFadden slipcovered the homeowners’ existing chairs around the Giovanni dining table from Tritter Feefer. Antiques include pewter plates from The Silk Purse, a cast-iron urn from B.D. Jeffries and globes from inner piecesonline.com. The spider chandelier is from The Nicholson Gallery. opposite A Phillip Jeffries wallpaper, Imperial Gates, draws the eye upward in the dining room. Window treatments made from Rose Tarlow’s Turin fabric, through Ainsworth-Noah, frame the windows.

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right The Pimlico mirror from Holland and Co., floor lamps from innerpieceson line.com and an old casegood—a family heirloom—contrast with beige walls in the living room. opposite Pets, children and frequent guests feel at home in the living room, thanks to linen slipcovered swivel chairs from Lee Industries that blend with the homeowners’ existing rug.

A DARK, UNWIELDY BUCKHEAD HOUSE DIDN’T FIT with the energetic lifestyle of a family with four children. The home had a choppy layout that resulted in awkward and unusable spaces. Yet when interior designer Yvonne McFadden, working with architect Steve Kemp of Kemp Hall Studio, laid out the vision to bring in light and create more space, without changing its footprint, the homeowners were unsure the changes would work. To start with, there just weren’t many windows in the home, which ended up having five bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths. “The bulk of the home was in the dark,” McFadden says. “We saw that this could really open up and become a special place.” By rearranging rooms, including a kitchen that was crammed into a corner, Kemp and McFadden helped the homeowners see a future in their exisiting space. The new floor plan started with the kitchen, which Tate Builders & Associates helped McFadden and Kemp move to the old dining room. The dining room, mudroom and breakfast room shifted as a result. Now, it’s easier to move from those rooms to the living room, especially during playdates and large get-togethers. Intimate seating areas were created in the living room, but it’s possible to see the TV when entertaining in the kitchen. Clean, crisp and chaos-free framed the decor decisions. Pops of colors and textures were added, such as a soft green palette for the limestone fireplace surround and a Phillip Jeffries wallpaper (Imperial Gates) on the dining room ceiling. The wallpaper serves a dual purpose, adding pattern and drawing the eye to the ceiling, while simultaneously removing the need for a rug, which might present a tripping hazard for the children.

With the exception of a few pieces that belonged to the homeowners, McFadden started fresh with the furnishings. Custom light fixtures, paneling and antiques—French doors, tables, mirrors and accessories (such as pillows made of French seed sacks)—create casual and sophisticated spaces. A butler’s pantry underneath a barrel-vault ceiling removed more awkward space and added character. Horizontal wood paneling wraps around the kitchen into the butler’s pantry and living room to integrate the two spaces. A custom hood in a warm pewter finish by Calhoun Metalworks creates a connection with the antique pewter plates on a dining room wall. You can’t avoid spills in a home with young children, so the designer employed a mix of commercial-grade and Sunbrella fabrics, slipcovers and vinyl on the banquette and barstools. Under-counter refrigerators and hidden drawers keep snacks and drinks within reach for little hands. Reworking the floor plan freed up space for a bank of lockers to maximize organization. “She was able to gain so much storage,” McFadden says of the homeowner. “We really did utilize every square inch.” See Resources, Back of Book. 59

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BY REARR ANGING ROOMS, INCLUDING A KITCHEN THAT WAS FORMERLY CRAMMED INTO A CORNER, DESIGNER YVONNE MCFADDEN AND KEMP HALL STUDIO HELPED THE HOMEOWNERS SEE A FUTURE IN THEIR HOME.

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clockwise, from left Antique French doors (from innerpiecesonline .com) slide open to reveal an office. A row of custom cabinets by Kingdom Woodworks provides storage for the homeowners’ four children, and the antique Turkish Ushak from Kishi’s Rugs & Antiques protects the floors from constant traffic. Horizontal paneling carries over from the living room to the kitchen and butler’s pantry, unifying each space. The

cabinets are finished with Benjamin Moore’s Ballet White; Atlas Homewares hardware is from Masterpiece Lighting. opposite There’s plenty of seating for the homeowners’ children and friends at the island in the renovated kitchen. Custom items include cabinetry by Kingdom Woodworks, hood by Calhoun Metalworks, walnut pendant lights by Vincent Digiovanni Antiques Restoration and barstools by Bjork Studio.

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Brian Patrick Flynn, right, known for his unorthodox approach to design, tackled the master bedroom of bachelor client Matthew Krivanek using a bright color scheme and highlow tricks. Chandelier, Ballard Designs. Platform bed by Custom Slipcover & Upholstery. Red silk lampshades, Kudzu Antiques. Danish modern gooseneck table lamps, Scarlet Loves Rhettro.

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ASIDE FROM DRINKING OUT OF RED PLASTIC SOLO cups, my bachelor client Matthew epitomizes what it means to be a high-style, jet-setting young executive. He rides a motorcycle; all of his clothes are professionally pressed weekly; his closet is color-coordinated; he goes on business trips to exotic places such as Dubai frequently; plus, he runs triathlons and holds an impressive V.P. of Marketing title. His master suite? Let’s just say those red plastic cups would have fit its level of taste perfectly. After a quick brainstorming session over the Nashville soundtrack, we decided to whip the place into shape using a classic red, white and blue color scheme and high-low tricks. First up, we had the walls, trim and ceiling painted in two different shades of steel blue from Sherwin-Williams: Distance and Bracing Blue, respectively. This made the modestly sized sleeping area feel larger, plus it helped camouflage the infuriatingly ill-fitting tray ceiling. This is not Las Vegas, after all; it is the classy American South. We don’t have tray ceilings here. We have seersucker, pimento cheese and Miranda Lambert. To pull the three colors together collectedly, we used personality-packed touches such as a 1970s velvet Matador painting and a handpainted Union Jack dresser (one of our

splurges), as well as a mix of patterns on the bed. That mix includes an oversize striped duvet and pillows in narrow stripes, solid linen and toile. FYI: To get your pattern mix right, always include one small, one medium and one largescale print. (Yikes, that sounded bossy. Sorry!) Penny pinchers in the bedroom include $4 per yard pinstripe men’s suiting fabric for the headboard upholstery, West Elm and IKEA finds for the bedding, dozens of flea market accessories, mismatched midcentury modern chests, a red console table from Target, ready-made drapery panels which we had lined and pleated, a brass-tone wheat bouquet chandelier found on clearance, Danish modern flea market lamps and vintage thrift store art. Our splurges were on flooring and custom upholstery. Biggest splurge? A seven-and-a-half foot tall wingback platform bed, complete with polished nickelnail heads. Underfoot, we installed an ebony-tone floating wood topped by a sisal rug. And last but not least, we scored a pair of striped Thom Filicia club chairs from the Kravet showroom sample sale at ADAC. And that’s that! After two weeks of making messes and walking in on my client in his underwear, his master bedroom is now just like him: practical, orderly, allAmerican and well-dressed. 63

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opposite and left A mix of flea market finds and higher-end items round out the space. Framing by Larson Juhl. clockwise, from right The Union Jack dresser from Zuo Modern was a client splurge. The striped Kravet armchairs were purchased at the annual ADAC Sample Sale. The pinstriped upholstered bed with nailhead trim was menswearinspired.

“WE DECIDED TO WHIP THE PLACE INTO SHAPE USING A CLASSIC RED, WHITE AND BLUE COLOR SCHEME AND HIGHLOW TRICKS.”

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PORTRAITS OF PARADISE

BANYAN TREE MAYAKOBA OFFERS A NEW WAY TO EXPLORE MEXICO’S RIVIERA MAYA: FROM BEHIND THE LENS. ALONGSIDE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTOGRAPHERS, GUESTS BECOME THE STUDENTS AND CAPTURE THE ENCHANTING WILDLIFE AND WHITE SAND SURROUNDS. WRITTEN BY Alison Miller

A STILLNESS OVER THE WATER and intermittent wing flutters define the early-morning hours along the mangrove-thick canals of Mexico’s Riviera Maya. Cutting the near silence is a paparazzilike ripple of camera shutters, created by myself and a half-dozen amateur photographers aboard a thatched roof, wooden lancha. We’ve all gathered just north of Playa del Carmen to shadow intrepid National Geographic photographer Steve Winter. As the world’s preeminent big-cat photographer, Winter is more likely to be found in India photographing snow leopards or stalking jaguars in Brazil. Fortunately, he teaches us, with that same zeal, how to observe and capture the natural behavior of the wildlife among our temporary home—Mayakoba. A gated enclave set in the middle of the jungle, Mayakoba (meaning “city on the water” in Mayan) is a planned beach resort with an 18-hole 68

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Greg Norman–designed golf course and a trio of sustainable luxury hotels: Fairmont Mayakoba, Rosewood Mayakoba and our home base for the week, Banyan Tree Mayakoba. (An Andaz is set to open in 2015.) The Asian-born property stands out as the all-villa resort of the group, so I’m happy to retreat to my Zen outdoor bath and private pool after the three-hour flight from Atlanta and 40-minute cab ride from Cancun. This spring, Banyan Tree launches Wildlife Photo MasterClass Weekends led by Winter and his esteemed friends, respected wildlife photojournalists Tim Laman (known for his conservation images) and Brian Skerry (an underwater photography pro). Mayakoba’s six miles of crystal waterways and 148 acres of protected mangrove forests—home to more than 200 species of birds— make this patch of Mexico an ideal destination to explore behind the camera. For me, each day with Winter is a lesson in the meaning of “waking up with the birds,” which is nothing a cup of coffee—or better yet, a swig of the house elixir (made of cacti, honey and lemon)—can’t fix. Sailing through the sweet water lagoons, Snowy Egrets, Boat-billed Herons, Limpkins and more exotic birds pause, bathe or take flight within lens distance. By day two, I’ve lost the impulse to shoot rapid-fire and am heeding Winter’s directives to consider aperture and

composition with every shot. Each excursion on water or land comes with one-on-one guidance from Winter, followed by laid-back lectures and a photographic show-and-tell back at the hotel. Though we opted for the adventure-vacation route, Mayakoba is equally fit for the full-on pampering retreat. At Banyan Tree, I experienced a spa first—The Rain Forest Indulgence, a self-guided hydrotherapy walk under a rain shower, aroma steam and rain shower stations, a brine cavern and finally a plunge in the jetted vitally pool. Already a favorite among celebrities including Sofia Vergara and Leonardo DiCaprio, Rosewood upped the luxe factor with its newly constructed villa, Casa Laguna, a three-story jewel with floor-to-ceiling windows, a five-person staff, rooftop deck and private lagoon dock. At the Fairmont, my fearless comrades and I dine on local delicacies—tacos filled with our choice of crickets, worms or grasshoppers. Add to these experiences the option for a getaway within your getaway: It’s only a 45-minute ferry ride to Cozumel or a 45-minute drive to the fashionable hot spot of Tulum. We stop here for lunch and freshly squeezed juice in this sleepy beach town known for its clutch of yoga camps. At the end of the lively three-day workshop, I’m proudly returning Stateside with more than just my tan lines: my own nature photography, artful souvenirs destined for my walls. banyantree.com

clockwise, from top left The Casa Laguna suite at Rosewood Mayakoba overlooks the picturesque lagoon with floor-to-ceiling windows. A luxurious private outdoor pool in Bayan Tree Mayakoba’s Spa Villa. A Roseate Spoonbill bird spotted during the Wildlife Photo MasterClass taught by photographer Steve Winter. opposite Navigating the Mayakoba Canal during a MasterClass. A scenic view of Mayakoba.

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SAILING SERENITY TRAVERSING THE SEVEN SEAS ABOARD CRYSTAL CRUISE’S LUXURY LINER WRITTEN BY Sejal

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THE FIRST JOURNEY AROUND THE WORLD commenced in 1519 and returned to its Spanish dock three years later. Now, adventure-seekers can navigate all of the world’s seven seas in just under four months aboard luxury liners such as Crystal Cruises. The fleet’s Serenity vessel recently underwent a $17 million redesign that epitomizes luxury travel. While most cruise ships are notorious for dark, cramped quarters, rooms aboard Serenity are reminiscent of stylish, well-appointed European flats that boast expansive windows. For the ultimate home at sea, penthouses feature media dens, private workout rooms, personal butlers to indulge your every (legal) whim and sprawling verandas that provide a prime spot for watching the world come into view. First-class dining is also a hallmark of Serenity. Guests may opt to dine in the opulent Crystal Dining Room, where the chef serves a carefully crafted menu inspired by the day’s port of call, or at Prego, a fine Italian restaurant. The ship’s hot 70

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spot, though, is Silk Road, offering Asian cuisine designed by the famed Nobu Matsuhisa. Those seeking something more informal can nosh on salmon burgers poolside or head to Scoops ice cream bar, fully stocked with Ben & Jerry’s. While at sea, guests divide their time among a range of activities—the spa, art classes, PGA golf instruction, high tea and even lectures by well-regarded talents such as Clint Van Zandt, the FBI’s former chief hostage negotiator, or Emmywinning USC filmmaking instructor Wes Malkin. The main appeal of Serenity remains its visits to the world’s most exquisite and remote ports. While the adventurous at heart may want to simply disembark with a map and no agenda, Crystal also offers a plethora of excursions for a more structured experience. Enjoy lunch in a French chateau courtyard after exploring the historic ruins of Saint-Emilion, journey through the picturesque Andes mountains in Ecuador or immerse yourself in an artists’ village along the Saigon River in Vietnam. While Serenity visits more than 40 scenic ports, the ship also offers voyages of shorter durations, such as seven days, for those seeking a worldly escapade on time constraints. No matter how long guests choose to stay aboard exploring the corners of the earth, one element is unwavering—the luxurious experience of sailing Serenity. crystalcruises.com

clockwise, from left Serenity’s expansive pool deck. Land excursions include exploring lush vineyards along the French countryside. On-board dining options include Sushi at Nobu’s Silk Road and Italian fare at Prego. A penthouse room. Serenity passing through an iconic Portuguese bridge. opposite Historic ruins in the medieval town of Saint-Emilion. A scenic passageway through Norway.

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COASTAL ADVENTURES

FROM FOREST TO SEASHORE, NAVIGATE ALONG NORTH CAROLINA’S PICTURESQUE SOUTHERN OUTER BANKS WRITTEN BY Tucker

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SLIP ON YOUR BOAT SHOES—life is lived on and around the water along the Crystal Coast, North Carolina’s Southern Outer Banks. By nature’s design, a vacation here demands some form of seafaring, be it motor, paddle or flipper. Otherwise, the OBX lifestyle is far from demanding, and close enough to Atlanta for an easy, accessible getaway. Outdoorsy types have plenty to explore from Atlantic Beach and Morehead City to Beaufort and Cape Lookout, including a national forest, national seashore and state park all in the same county. Fishermen especially love visiting in June, when the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament comes to town. But anglers can charter a boat or cast a line from the beach year-round, in hopes of hooking a story-worthy game fish. For those who would rather swim next to the fishes, the Southern Outer Banks is known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic and a top (if not the top) dive destination in North America. The ocean floor 72

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Every corner of the Crystal Coast reveals stunning vistas. Visitors to the area divide their time among activities including yachting, sea diving and kayaking in the enchanting waters or exploring the local scene via Hungry Town Bike Tours. Also not to be missed is a visit to Shackleford Banks for a glimpse of the wild horses (descendants from stallions brought by Spanish explorers).

is a scuba diver’s dream, lined with the remnants of freighters, tankers and even a World War II German U-Boat sunk by the Coast Guard in 1942. Get to know North Carolina’s native woodland environment by paddling through the Croatan National Forest, the only true coastal forest on the east coast. Navigate the marshland trails with eyes peeled for a glimpse of white-tailed deer, wild turkey, black bears, otters or even alligators. Avian life is abundant, too, with ospreys, bald eagles and red-cockaded woodpeckers. There are public campsites and launching areas, but shops such as Hot Wax Surf are one-stops for renting any needed equipment, plus they offer guided tours and lessons. Back on dry land, Beaufort offers abundant charm, with its Bahamian- and West Indies– style homes and public buildings. Navigate the 12-block historic district (which is on the National Register of Historic Places) either aboard a 1967 English double-decker bus with local narrators or on bicycle. As you’re making dinner arrangements, look for establishments that boast their participation in Carteret Catch, a fish-to-fork venture among local restaurants, retailers and the fishing industry guaranteeing fresh seasonal seafood caught by local fishermen off the Carolina Coast.

stay Rent a simple cottage or sprawling oceanfront estate via Emerald Isle Realty; emeraldisle realty.com. Prefer the charm of an inn? Consider Cedars by the Sea on Front Street in the heart of Beaufort; cedarsinn.com.  

fly direct There are direct flights from Atlanta to EWN, the Coastal Carolina Regional Airport in New Bern.  

visit Crystalcoastnc.org for a full list of resources, from sportfishing and cocktail cruise charters to dive shops and pet boarding. 

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Georgia Properties

2317 FOREST DRIVE | JONESBORO, GA 30236 Grand gated estate on Lake Spivey. Boating, skiing and fishing within minutes of downtown and the Atlanta Airport. With over 9,000± square feet, there’s plenty of space for family and guests. Gorgeous views, pool and two level boat dock allow lavish lakeside entertaining. Julie Griffin, 404-9647677; $1,700,000.

930 OLD TUCKER RD. | STONE MOUNTAIN, GA 30087 Warm and elegant executive home situated on 3/4 acres. Custom home features open gourmet kitchen, gathering room with stone fireplace and luxurious master suite on main. Entertain guests in the terrace level with media room, well-equipped bar, and second master suite. Easy commute to Atlanta. Robynn Young, 678-333-1737; www.RobynnYoung.com; $501,000.

5765 HAMBY ROAD | MILTON, GA 30004 Elegant executive estate on 12 acres. Brick drive leads past stocked pond to a grand entrance. Main-level features master suite with renovated spalike bath, library, wood-paneled office, fireside family room & large kitchen. Heated, gunite pool/spa, manicured grounds, & 5 garages. Utmost privacy just 5 miles from GA 400. Nestor Rivera, 404-997-2530; $1,400,000.

326 EDWARDS BROOK LANE | CANTON, GA 30115 Located on 2± acres, this beautiful home includes a large, stone wraparound front porch overlooking the cul-de-sac. Upscale details can be found throughout this lovely home such as custom coffered, beamed or trey ceilings, 3 fireplaces, custom cabinetry, 8 inch doors, custom trim and so much more! Jeanine T. Blumer, 678-858-4927; $699,000.

120 GREY FOX TRAIL | LAKE BURTON, GA 30525

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A truly wonderful home for your family. Everything you need on one level, but plenty of room for family and friends upstairs and down. Gorgeous views of layered mountains and National Forest. Water feature provides restful music throughout the house. This has lake access and dock rights. Enjoy both lake and mountains. Lynda Hester, 770-480- 5161; $1,895,000.

1+ acre cul-de-sac lot located in the quiet Milton community of Cobblestone Farms. Master on main, kitchen open to keeping room, pool / spa and professionally-installed sport court. Finished terrace level, updated master bathroom. 7 bedrooms • 6 full baths • 2 half baths. The Butler/Swayne Team, 678-296-1774; $1.175M.

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2699 WYNNTON DRIVE | DULUTH, GA 30097 True masterpiece in Sugarloaf Country Club meticulously designed, built, & maintained. Located on large corner lot with circular paver driveway accented by brick wall iron railing. Extraordinary outdoor living space! Tremendous pool + outdoor fireplace & waterfall. Terrace level offers theater, fitness & pub bar with stone and brick. Mary Floyd, 404-312-3837; $1,799,000.

4158 ONSLOW PLACE SE | SMYRNA, GEORGIA 30080 Elegant traditional home with architectural detailing: coffered, groin vault and vaulted beamed ceilings, built-ins, and upgraded millwork. Fireside master with huge bath. Spacious secondary rooms. 3 car garage & private fenced backyard. Dan Petersen, 678-439-6699; $749,000.

5690 GLEN ERROL ROAD | SANDY SPRINGS, GA 30327 Custom built and renovated Sandy Springs beauty. Gorgeous lot with private saline pool, Master on main, gourmet kitchen, spacious bedrooms, fabulous terrace level and more. Too many features to list! Jodi Halpert, 404-513-5151; $1,000,000.

208 BROOKINGS LANE | PEACHTREE CITY GA 30269 Located in Peachtree City’s most prestigious lake community, this brick showplace features 5900 square feet of superb quality, 3 finished levels, dramatic 8’ doors, heart pine floors, chef’s island kitchen + keeping room, and luxurious master retreat on 1st floor! Susan Fitzgerald, 770-652-7376; Susanfitzgerald@realtor.com; $785,000.

1285 LITTLE WILLEO ROAD | MARIETTA, GA 30068 This gated home is located in East Cobb’s top ranked school districts— Mount Bethel, Dickerson and Walton. It has been renovated with highend materials, 10’ ceilings, has large and bright rooms. The terrace level features a home theater, wine cellar and fitness room. Katherine Frazier, 770-633-2030; $849,900.

7933 STRATFORD LANE | SANDY SPRINGS, GA 30350 Immaculate all brick home with so many upgraded features! Hardwood floors throughout main level, huge master suite with his and her closets, sitting area with fireplace and fabulous master bath, all bedrooms have private baths, wet bar with wine refrigerator, fenced yard, walk-up attic with storage and more! Carolyn Phillips-Long, 678-570-4188. $739,000

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COLONIAL BEAUTY | 120 DARWISH DRIVE, MCDONOUGH 1.87 acre colonial estate with lake frontage & access. Southern charmer with hardwoods, sauna style master bath & walnut judges paneling in library. Home has all of the modern conveniences: 2 elevators, 2 kitchens, wet-bar, in-ground pool, finished terrace level & guest house. Agent Name: Dottie Wise; Price: $599,000.

PALATIAL ESTATE | 314 BRADFORD WAY, PEACHTREE CITY Full brick ranch on 3+ private acres is ideal for entertaining. Designer granite kitchen, 3 fireplaces, heated floor in master bath, billiards room, screened porch, pool house & heated pool. Palatial 5 BR, 4.5 BA, 3-car attached garage & separate 4-car garage with temperature controls for auto collection. Agent Name: Donna Lasseter; Price: $975,000.

DRUID HILLS | 1250 FAIRVIEW ROAD, ATLANTA Historic 1920’s gem. Spacious ranch has soaring ceilings/windows, lovely chandeliers, custom designed English gardens, & sunroom with original tin ceiling. Kitchen offers exposed brick wall & gorgeous beams. Glass enclosed veranda leads to expansive atrium & Zen inspired indoor koi pond. Agent Name: Faith Reid/ Kirk Hill; Price: $850,000.

EQUESTRIAN DREAM | 135 CARROLLS WAY, FAYETTEVILLE, GA Equestrian’s dream with 3 stall barn, 9+ acres of fenced pastures & standalone workshop. Brick 2-story offers Brazilian teak floors & new paint/ carpet. Unique features throughout & separate staircase to secret hideaway. Private in-ground pool & gazebo create a perfect outdoor space! Agent Name: Anne Cocoles; Price: $549,900.

GOLF COURSE LIVING | 3347 BINGHURST ROAD, SUWANEE Custom elegance on private cul-de-sac on the golf course. Unlimited details: Multiple fireplaces, wall niches, exquisite millwork, coffered ceilings, & more. Enjoy a study, media room, keeping room, chef’s kitchen, loft, & master suite with sitting room, morning bar, dressing area & custom closet. Agent Name: Anne Watson-Smith; Price: $850,000.

EUROPEAN STYLE | 625 KENSINGTON FARMS DRIVE, MILTON Custom built with large owner’s suite, huge family room with vaulted ceiling & stone fireplace. 2-car attached garage plus 2-car carriage house. Finished terrace level with bar, theatre & exercise room opens to expansive swimming pool, private guest quarters, second kitchen & secluded back yard. Agent Name: Dan Jones; Price: $759,900.

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We’ll Show You How w To Create A Hearty al. Dish For Your Next Meal. fter attending our Simple Abundance classes, ses, A you’ll have what it takes to impress anyone you want. After all, you’ll be learning from some of Atlanta’s finest chefs fi h f as they h share their secrets with you. And, just as important, 100% of your tuition goes to Atlanta’s Table, a project of the Atlanta Community Food Bank. It doesn’t get much better than that. TO REGISTER: ONLINE: www.acfb.org/events/simple_abundance E-MAIL: simpleabundance@acfb.org CALL: 404.892.FEED, EXT. 1444 MAY 5: Chef Archna Becker of Bhojanic MAY 19: Chef Paul Albrecht of Paul’s Proud Sponsors3

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ARCHITECTURE Keith Summerour, Summerour Architects, (404) 603-8585; summerour. net INTERIOR DESIGN Margaret Kirkland, Margaret Kirkland Interiors, (404) 550-7476; margaretkirklandinteriors.com

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ARCHITECTURE Steve Kemp, Kemp Hall Studio, (404) 253-1105; kemphallstudio.com INTERIOR DESIGN Yvonne McFadden, Yvonne McFadden LLC, (843) 267-7530; ymcfaddenllc.com

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MARCIA SHERRILL

Life … According to Marcia

OUR SENIOR CONTRIBUTING EDITOR REVEALS WHAT’S ON HER RADAR THIS MONTH

I just got back … From Beijing, where we stayed at Raffles—the dowager queen of Beijing hotels. I had to convince China QVC of how wild I could be on camera, but I think I had them at “hello.” After five minutes, we got down to talking rugs and bedding. It must have been the storyboards … or my top hat.

I am swooning over … Everything in the BRADLEY showroom at ADAC, especially the crystal-drop laden chandeliers. Owner Michelle Bradley has recruited local craftsmen to create the coolest furniture and fixtures. Despite her success, I advised Michelle to immediately hit the comedy club circuit, because whenever she opens her mouth, I have to run to the restroom. cupcakes from the Atlanta Cupcake Factory—until New York’s cronut (croissant-and-doughnut hybrid of deliciousness) hits the South.

My closet is coveting … A groovy Merry Finn black-and-white maxi dress for the beach. For fifty bucks, I will be super glam.

My toes are wiggling … At the thought of platforms having run their course, so I must purchase a pair of bedazzled low-heeled pumps. If only I could afford a pair from Miu Miu.

I am obsessed with … John Edward clockwise, from top The grand Raffles Beijing hotel. Salted caramel cupcake from the Atlanta Cupcake Factory. Miu Miu suede crystal-heel pump at Neiman Marcus. Merry Finn maxi dress via The Vintage Genie, rubylane.com. The Tori chandelier at BRADLEY.

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after catching him on his Atlanta tour. I knew Jojo was trying to reach me from the other side. Turns out she just wanted me to water her plants. Bad news: They are all gone.

ILLUSTRATION BY JACQUELINE BISSETT. CUPCAKE BY JUSTIN SNAVELY PHOTOGRAPHY.

I am indulging in … Salted caramel

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