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CONTENTS SEPTEMBER 2012
ATLANTA STYLE NOW Highlights from the 2012 Atlanta Symphony Associates’ Decorators’ Show House & Gardens
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Living Room Dining Room Kitchen Family Dining Room Solarium Library Foyer Gentleman’s Powder Room Back Stairwell Butler’s Pantry Master Bedroom Lady’s Dressing Room Lady’s Bath & Gentleman’s Bath
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WHAT’S HOT NOW! Our favorite new shops and showrooms, dozens of delightful design discoveries and the latest launches from perennial mainstays CALLA AWARDS The winning spaces of the Georgia Chapter of the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s semi-annual design competition
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CALENDAR A slew of evocative art shows around town NAOMI Our style savant pays homage to Atlanta’s grandes dames FOOD Dispatches from the local culinary scene SPECIAL TRAVEL SECTION: Part 2 of 2 ETC. Marcia answers the call of the wild
IN EVERY ISSUE 8 Editor’s Letter 95 Ad Index & Web Links
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What’s hot now? A lot of things. Many
new shops and showrooms have opened around town (page 15), while others have moved to new locations (page 20). The local restaurant scene is one fire and, in many instances, the interiors are garnering as much praise as the food (page 26). Animal prints are big again (page 96), and jewelry—yes, jewelry—is taking over prime real estate inside some of the city’s coolest home decor shops (page 18). The Decorators’ Show House & Gardens is always a barometer of what’s happening with local style, and the most recent showhouse, Knollwood, was no excpetion. A bounty of new looks harkened—from classic and contemporary to colorful and charming. Few rooms could be defined by one “look” or “style.” As has been the case for several years, the “mix” is in. But the designers in this year’s showhouse made it look so effortless. Luckily, we can enjoy the fruits of their hard work beginning on page 64. Clinton Smith Editorial Director
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Atlanta design is fresh and forward-thinking. Here’s what’s hot, what’s new and what’s next. New designs from around town, including (clockwise, from top left) C. Wonder, the artist BORN, Circa Lighting, Beeline Home, Janus et Cie and Crate & Barrel.
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“Kinship” by Steve McKenzie. Mixed media on panel, 2012.
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An entrancing interim showroom at ADAC was just a taste of what’s to come by year’s end for JANUS ET CIE , when the Los Angeles-based company will debut its permanent Buckhead home at ADAC West. Creamy limestone ﬂoors and faux topiary hedges will adorn the space, while soaring skylights and banks of windows will ﬂood the 7,000-square-foot space with light. All of this adds up to a beautiful canvas for showcasing the company’s elegant inventory, which ranges from classic to contemporary. 349 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, Suite A-1, Atlanta 30305. (404) 855-3444; janusetcie.com
VERDE HOME has migrated
to a more visible location on the Westside, next to Miller Union. The expansion makes way for even more eco-friendly upholstery by American Leather, as well as other chic home furnishings and accessories. Customers will also ﬁ nd scores of new rug designs, from lattice-patterned patchwork hides made in Argentina to signature collections by co-owner Laura Walker and local designer Michel Boyd. Rugs by Robinson alums Paul Baird and Kent Schneider have placed client creativity ﬁ rst, allowing material quality, construction and budgets to adapt to the rug designs of their dreams. 999 Brady Ave., Suite 4, Atlanta 30318. (678) 927-9113; verdehomeinc.com
Next Chapter Drawing from gracious Southern traditions, husband-and-wife duo Jill and Steve McKenzie’s Westside showroom, STEVE MCKENZIE’S, will arrive by September’s end. The foundation of the 3,200-square-foot store is ﬁ ne art, which guides the selection of fabrics, artisanal Janus et Cie’s furnishings will be at home in a showroom similar to this one.
leather goods, furnishings and tabletop decor. The look is a little mod—Jill grew up in a family that sold Scandinavian-modern wares—but Steve’s 20-year tenure with the lauded Larson-Juhl ensures the space will be ultra-elegant, as well. 996 Huff Rd., Suite E, Atlanta 30318. stevemckenzies.com
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FOOD TREND Of all this year’s foodie trends (think pork belly, duck fat, caper berries, sorghum, fennel), there’s one that piques our curiosity more than all the rest: On the heels of the back-to-basics, farm-to-table revolution, WHEY is entering a heyday. At Livingston, Chef Zeb Stevenson is using the classic cheese-making byproduct to preserve endive stalks and braise pork cheeks in a reduction complemented by celery and carrots. At Park 75, Chef Robert Gerstenecker has begun creating salsa with whey as part of his “lacto-fermentation” method to reap its pro-biotic beneﬁts. At Empire State South, Ryan Smith is taking a similar tack in vegetable fermentation, while ONE. Midtown Kitchen has added it to the broth of a chilled English pea soup, balanced by honey and lemon crème fraîche.
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STYLE (news) Circa Lighting
Bespoke Style Designer Jimmy Stanton is a studied master in making rugged, industrial relics chic. But his decision to open an outpost of STANTON HOME FURNISHINGS
Bright Idea CIRCA LIGHTING has moved
to a coveted corner of Roswell Road—a large and luminous, Waterworks-adjacent space at the intersection of West Paces and Peachtree. Exclusive lighting collections by Barbara Barry, Sandy Chapman, Alexa Hampton, Ralph Lauren, Thomas
O’Brien and Suzanne Kasler adorn the walls, ceilings and display tables, while fresh features like spacious workstations and an interactive media room provide customized attention at every turn. 3078 Roswell Rd. NW, Atlanta 30305. (404) 233-4131; circalighting. com/atlanta
What’s Cookin’ SUB-ZERO/WOLF ’s Southeast headquarters has moved from Duluth to one of Atlanta’s most prestigious addresses. Situated in a second-ﬂoor aerie, the showroom highlights ﬁ ne refrigerators and ranges, along with a lifestyle area with a custom kitchen, private dining room, wine grotto, ﬁ re pit and gathering
The new Mr. & Mrs. Howard furniture collection for Sherrill Furniture
space. 3280 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 200, Atlanta 30305. (404) 973-0660; subzero-wolf.com/showroom/atlanta
Designing Duo Mr. and Mrs. Howard have again harnessed the exquisitely beautiful with a new collection of home decor. Jim, known for his immaculate architectural buildouts, and Phoebe, renowned for her ﬁ nesse in fashioning
inviting rooms, have merged their sensibilities in a line of upholstery and case goods for SHERRILL FURNITURE . Grounded in tradition, the pieces remain fresh; Klismos chairs, lissome x-benches and nailhead sofas, for example, are timeless pieces to adore for ages. 425 Peachtree Hills Ave., Suite 23, Atlanta 30305. (404) 8163830; phoebehoward.net
JEWELS THAT RULE When seeking amazing accessories, there’s much to be said for keeping things local—and original, too. Thankfully, Atlanta’s excellent boutiques and galleries are curating gorgeous gems that make the cut. Nashville-based Judith Bright brought her colorful baubles to Virginia-Highland this spring, while Huff Harrington Home recently welcomed chunky resin bracelets and bib necklaces from Tina Frey (left). Boxwoods Gardens & Gifts offers fashion-mag favorites by Julie Vos, while Atlanta artisan Ann Ziebell breathes new life into Victorian, Art Deco and Edwardian adornments at Peoples on Roswell Road. We love the Ronald Pineau studded-leather microbracelets at Sabot, plus the pearl and coral selections at Migliore. All of these beauties are brilliant, but if you’re after a true art object, look no further than TEW Galleries for the 18k gold brooches of Liaung-Chung Yen or The Signature Shop & Gallery for raw diamonds and oxidized metals by Todd Reed. Either way, you’ll make a stunning statement.
JEWELRY: CAROLINE ZIEBARTH, ONE SIX PHOTOGRAPHY; SHOWROOM: JOSH SAVAGE GIBSON
on North Highland was much more happenstance. “I went to a late lunch one afternoon at Murphy’s and noticed all of the new shops and the incredible buzz that was happening in VirginiaHighland,” he explains. The real estate was available, so he jumped at the opportunity. The cozy new satellite shop contains scads of books, artwork, lamps, pillows, tabletop and other giftables. 1050 North Highland Ave., Atlanta 30306. (678) 973-0291; stantonhomefurnishings.com
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STYLE (news) To christen it the next Del Frisco’s Grille, The Johnson Studio took the space down to the framing, fashioning a dramatic new dining room and a second-ﬂoor terrace, including a chandelier that soars between levels and doubles as an illuminated shelf over the bar. 3376 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta 30326. (404) 9957500; mandarinoriental.com/atlanta
Sweet Revival THE SWEET AUBURN CURB MARKET has entered an
exciting new era. Following a seven-year preservation effort, a federal grant has allowed the storied Old Fourth Ward marketplace—Atlanta’s only municipal public market—to experience a revival. An energy-efﬁcient cooling system, sturdy rooﬁ ng, restored restroom ﬁ xtures and upgraded lighting have rendered it an urbane shopping center, all the better to beguile a slew of new vendors including High Road Craft ice cream. 209 Edgewood Ave. SE, Atlanta 30303. (404) 659-1665; sweetauburncurbmarket.com
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Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta
Peachtree Panache Crate & Barrel
Uncrated After closing its Lenox Square locale, CRATE & BARREL has unveiled a new location next door at the Shops Around Lenox. The sprawling showroom spans nearly 18,000 square feet, featuring attractive vignettes and
The Mansion on Peachtree has received a reboot after changing hands earlier this year. Now known as the MANDARIN ORIENTAL, ATLANTA , its spa has been given
some holistic updates, while the impressive octagonal architecture by Robert A.M. Stern has been preserved, as has the sophistication afforded by the property’s 127 guest rooms and suites, plus
25 private residences. What has been totally transformed is the former Craft restaurant fronting Peachtree Road.
ON THE MOVE With Lululemon Athletica having moved to Howell Mill, Matthew Klyn’s GARDEN migrated to the mini shopping alcove home to Savvy Snoot and its stylish spinoff, Marty Mason Collected Home. On the building’s façade, a branded mural by The Loss Prevention alerts passersby to the ﬂora inside. Meanwhile, MAISON ATLANTA departed the Westside for points north, landing on Buckhead’s East Paces Ferry. Global Views and Lillian August Cus tom sconces from are among the offerings in store. The Mercantile A hop, skip and a jump away, TOM HAYES/TOBY WEST LTD., formerly at ADAC, signed on for a space at The Stalls on Bennett Street. And up the road in Brookhaven, THE MERCANTILE’s Barbara Heath has begun carrying the custom sconces of Crawford Bray.
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artfully composed tableaux of color-coordinated objects. Atlanta’s love of alfresco affairs is showcased with a large selection of outdoor furnishings. Meanwhile, menswear-inspired upholstery and bronze-toned accessories are ready to greet fall in full force. 3400 Around Lenox Dr., Atlanta 30326. (404) 239-0008; crateandbarrel.com
Augmenting its Atlanta presence with a second metro-area store (the ﬁ rst is at Perimeter Mall), SUR LA TABLE has inﬁ ltrated Phipps Plaza, bringing international cookware, a sophisticated gift registry and culinary classes to Buckhead shoppers. A resident chef has even joined the staff at the spacious, 6,000-square-foot store. 3500 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta 30326. (404) 973-3371; surlatable.com
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STYLE (news) CHIP & COMPANY
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Hard-surface ﬂooring destination FLOOR & DECOR has added hundreds of new products to its 6,000-squarefoot design gallery in North Atlanta. Offerings run the gamut from ceramic and stone to wood and laminate, and free design services demystify the buying process for DIY types and industry professionals alike. 1760 NE Expressway, Atlanta 30329. (404) 6334888; ﬂooranddecoroutlets.com
Bunny Williams’ signature collection of beautiful furnishings, BEELINE HOME , is now at ADAC’s Ainsworth-Noah & Associates. Autumnal arrivals include a mid-century-inspired chest in warm honey brown, a table inlaid with a compass rose motif, a snowy white tufted settee and lamps in blue-andwhite spatter, orange ikat and gray stripes. 351 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, Suite 518, Atlanta 30305. (404) 239-8462; ainsworth-noah.com; beelinehome.com
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It was a sad day for Atlanta when Pierce Martin closed in 2010, after 20 years at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center. But Pierce Martin did survive, in a sense, as longtime designer and co-founder Chip Cheatham was producing a small licensed collection for Palacek. In 2011, he launched Chip & Company, the latest phase in his design trajectory and perhaps the one most reﬂective of his own aesthetic. After decades on the business side, he gets to do what he loves most—create. “I’m going back to what my passion is, and I’ve always loved beautiful, ethnic things,” he says. Spending three to four months out of the year traveling through the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and beyond, he goes deep into villages to source artisanal objects he can give new life. Every Chip & Company item is extremely limited production; once the objects are gone, they’re gone. That’s the thing about originality. The appointment-only boutique is open to designers as well as the public. “I like to work with people who are interested in creating a home. It’s different than a house. I focus on what their tastes and interests are, and help to expand their horizons,” Cheatham says. Those horizons are expanded tenfold by his art-object sculptures, such as bronze elephant statuettes affixed to reclaimed wood. During the day, they’re conversation pieces; at night, shine a light on them and shadowy murals project drama onto the walls. Also dramatic are the decorative panels made from remnants of his wood relics; they’re sturdy enough to be used as doors or in the garden. Visitors will also ﬁnd antique and batik textiles Cheatham’s turned into pillows and throws, eco-friendly votives he’s constructed from broken glass and petriﬁed wood tables he’s had hand-carved and polished in East Java. Additionally, new cowhide upholstery has been stenciled in imaginary animal-skin motifs, and photorealistic paintings by a young African-Balinese artist—who slathers his canvases with volcanic ash before applying paints over the sublimely gritty texture—are on view. All of this intrigue is what makes Cheatham’s new website so signiﬁcant. Since launching this summer, it’s invited the world at large to ﬂip through his inspirational catalog of objects and, eventually, will allow online purchases. If Cheatham has his way, the discoveries will be endless. 2125 Liddell Dr., Suite D, Atlanta 30324. (404) 692-0061; chipandcompany.net
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STYLE (news) Fine ﬂoorcovering purveyors J.D. Staron Galleries and Eve Inc. have joined forces to unveil a newly minted showroom, EVE & STARON STUDIO, in the latter’s original Peachtree Hills location. This marks the ofﬁcial debut of Polish-born weaver and carpet designer Jakub Staron in Atlanta’s design community. Long touted for his skillful techniques, textures and patterns, Staron’s unique designs bridge classic motifs with modern sensibilities. Aiming to add a new verve to the local style scene, the studio welcomes creative custom orders that Staron is known for executing with artistic ingenuity. 345 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, Atlanta 30305; (404) 233-8958; eveandstaronstudio.com
amateurgourmet.com. Set to hit the shelves October 9, SECRETS OF THE BEST CHEFS (Artisan Books, $27.95) features more than 150 recipes from current culinary luminaries. Readers will learn how to prepare pasta like Lidia Bastianich, cook veggies like Alice Waters and master meat in the manner of José Andrés. Easy-to-follow entries from locals Hugh Acheson, Asha Gomez, Anne Quatrano and Linton Hopkins also make it a must-have.
Artist that Inspires After a round of reviews and a recent Saturday visit to BORN ’s studio (he maintains one in his family’s mechanic shop), the Forward Arts Foundation has bestowed this year’s Emerging Artist Award upon the edgy talent, who grew up creating street art with fellow artist HENSE. He went on to make remarkable constructivist sculptures and textured mixed-media paintings. His powerful
Paris on Ponce
pieces make their debut at the Swan Coach House in April 2013. 3130 Slaton Dr. NW, Atlanta 30305. (404) 261-9855; swancoachhouse.com
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Food for Thought Several of Atlanta’s ﬁ nest food talents are honored in a new cookbook compiled by Adam Roberts, the Emory grad behind quippy food blog
A piece by the artist BORN
Following a change in ownership in 2011, PARIS ON PONCE has undergone a makeover; the totally revamped market now showcases more than two dozen highly edited vendor booths in a brighter, broader interior.
The latest sellers include Pascal, with pieces that range from washed-wood rustic to country French, and Found Design Miami, a motherdaughter duo that reworks vintage pieces into contemporary motifs. A branded furniture line and statement jewelry are on the way for fall. 716 Ponce De Leon Pl. NE, Atlanta 30306. (404) 249-9965; parisonponce.com
PARIS ON PONCE: SONJA SCHENKE
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Wonder World Chris Burch is bringing color and whimsy to the ground ﬂoor of Lenox Square. Opening mid-August, his famously fun C. WONDER store will house season-to-season standards like vibrant city bikes, ikat dinnerware and monogrammed cheese boards, while armloads of new inventory will ﬁ ll the shelves this fall. Foo dog pillow covers, neon Lucite trays and plates featuring favorite dog breeds are sure to make you smile, while little luxuries like
C. Wonder’s preppy vibe
mobile purchasing stations and extensive personalization options will make this a giftgiving go-to. 3393 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta 30326. (404) 816-3847; cwonder.com
By the Book Previously ensconced in the JENNIFER SCHWARTZ GALLERY, independent book publisher Fall Line Press releases quarterly photography editions that allow readers to revel in “concentrated visual experiences” while enjoying the story that follows a body of work. Working with editor Michael David Murphy, owner William Boling also maintains a library of rare and vintage books—Walker Evans’ American Photographs is one such example—and collaborates with High Museum-exhibited artists like Kael Alford and Martin Parr. Look for a new retail space this fall. falllinepress.com
Atlanta’s restaurants are in the midst of a seismic shift, taking things back to the basics—in their interiors as much as their cuisines. There’s “a collective consciousness yearning for something authentic that feels like a real place, not a computer graphic depiction of a space,” explains The Optimist designer Smith Hanes. It’s an aesthetic that feels old-fashioned, but doesn’t necessarily care to be Southern. Yet the heritage of the South is ﬁercely agrarian, where farm-to-table feels just right. The restaurants are made with excellent acoustics for civilized dinners, but the bars invite louder affairs. It’s creating a culture of community and socialization. Forerunners like Dominic Coyne (Star Provisions, Bacchanalia), Square Feet Studio (Abattoir, Barcelona Wine Bar), ai3 (Miller Union, STG Trattoria, Lure), Smith Hanes (JCT., No. 246, The Optimist, Watershed), Seiber Design (Cakes & Ale, Proof & Provision) and Jeffrey Bruce Baker (Campagnolo) are among those leading the charge. In their restaurant portfolios, you ﬁnd a proliferation of organic textures—exposed brick and wood that shows through to the grain; surfaces that are rough or honed, rather than polished; and metals that are burnished instead of gleaming. Some ﬁxtures appear industrial or utilitarian but, just as often, that ruggedness is balanced by crisp, contemporary shapes. Walls are adorned with the details people cared about 50, 100, even 150 years ago— retro subway tiles, board-and-batten paneling, milky paint ﬁnishes and lime washes, throwback Edison bulbs and wrought iron. If Abattoir and JCT’s tributes to the Civil Warera railroads aren’t blatant, we beg to differ. These eateries weave storylines with recurring characters: metalsmiths (Jason Smith and Andrew Crawford), furniture crafters (Skylar Morgan and Amy Wikman), photographers (Andrew Thomas Lee, James Camp and Helena Peixoto) and graphic designers (Alvin Diec and Green Olive Media). Branding materials look stamped, archival or weathered, while seating, more often than not, skews toward classics of the mid-century. Perhaps all of this reclaiming of history is a more contemporary concept after all; the more materials are reclaimed from the past, the more LEED-compliant a building becomes.
THE OPTIMIST: ANDREW THOMAS LEE; WATERSHED: LETTER B CREATIVE
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OVER THE SUMMER, I read The Eye Has to Travel, the latest tome written about legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland. While I found the book interesting, I donâ€™t think that text and photos can adequately capture Vreelandâ€™s over-the-top personality. After all, it was her dramatic hand gestures, her authoritative voice and her kooky declarations that made Vreeland the grande dame that she was. Thatâ€™s why Iâ€™m looking forward to viewing the bookâ€™s related film documentary, also titled The Eye Has to Travel, which includes video footage and old interviews with the great one herself. The film will make its Atlanta debut this month, so check your local listings. (Iâ€™ve always wanted to say that!) While reading the book, I got to thinking about Atlantaâ€™s own grandes dames of the past. Much like Vreeland, these women were fearless when it came to style, and they werenâ€™t afraid to experiment, either. If alive today, they probably wouldnâ€™t give a hoot about the Belgian look, earth tones and industrial machinery parts disguised as furniture. After all, these women didnâ€™t follow trends; they set them. And did I mention that many of these ladies were serious collectors who knew a great deal about contemporary art, Chinese export porcelain and early American antiques? The High Museum of Art and the Atlanta History Center benefitted from these educated collectors and, in turn, so have we. Atlantaâ€™s grandes dames were well groomed, too. They never went to the grocery store wearing spandex or tennis shoes. Whether these women were paragons of high fashion or not, they were almost always coiffed, lacquered and rouged, just like Diana Vreeland. But more important than decorating and fashion, these women had a passion for our city and its welfare. They were champions of the arts, education, historical preservation and health care. In fact, Atlanta might not be the city it is today without the efforts of these women. Yes, these ladies might have been grand, but I think they deserve to be remembered as great, too.
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The seventh annual FIELD OF GREENS FESTIVAL returns to Whippoorwill Hollow Farm this month. Co-hosted by Atlanta’s Ron Eyester of Rosebud, this year’s events include a marketplace of more than 60 food artisans. The Chef’s Tent will feature creative tastings from farm-to-table restaurants such as Cakes & Ale, Canoe and many more. 9/30, 11-5 p.m., ticket prices vary. fieldofgreensfestival.com
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Beijing’s vibrant street life. The pool at the Park Hyatt Beijing’s Park Life ﬁ tness center. One of the hotel’s 246 rooms and suites. The Park Hyatt Beijing is located in the Beijing Yintai Centre, one of the tallest buildings in Beijing, and was designed by Atlantabased John Portman & Associates.
Despite its sheer size, the Chinese city reveals a
I’ve long been intrigued with China, and with many Atlanta-based architects and designers now working there, I was excited to see it for myself last fall. Before arriving, I was worried about being able to make any sort of personal connection with Beijing because of its sheer size. And upon arriving in the gigantic (and beautiful) Norman Foster-designed airport, the vast scale of the city is quickly apparent. It was bigger than I even imagined. On the way into town, you pass the Ring Road highways, which are similar to Atlanta’s Perimeter highway, except that Beijing has six of them encircling the city, each one further out than the next. But once I had arrived at the hotel, any worries I had quickly fell away. Ushered into the Park Hyatt’s sky lobby—located on the 63rd ﬂoor—I found all of Beijing cast before me in a panoramic view. The reception staff pointed out landmarks, including the “bird’s nest” Olympic Stadium, as far as the eye could see. Having arrived with a slight cold, the hotel’s in-room soaking tubs and steam showers in the gym were the perfect tonic for my aching body. I was even brought hot lemon water without even asking. Breakfast at The China Grill offered an array of Chinese delicacies— and more panoramic views. Other dining options at the hotel included IFW, where chefs prepare meals at live cooking stations, and The Private Room, a collection of 16 private dining suites that offer authentic Cantonese cuisine and butler service. My brief time is Beijing was ﬁ lled with excursions to the Great Wall and Forbidden City, along with shopping and eating street food in one of the city’s remaining hutongs. A tour of the 798 arts district—the size of a small town—revaled world-class galleries. A quick round of shopping on my last day netted a dozen or so pieces of paper-thin contemporary Chinese porcelain. With my luggage long-since packed, they didn’t make for the most ideal carry-on package for the 14-hour trip back to Atlanta. But with everything home safely (and in one piece), it’s safe to say a connection was made. beijing.park.hyatt.com 48
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The hotel’s elegant façade. The pool, completed in 1958, has been given new life by artist Sergio Furnari and his crew; they laid hand-painted tiles on the pool’s bottom, recalling the stately era of the Roman baths 2,000 years ago. Graycliff ’s kitchen turns out dishes with heart and soul, but presentation in the dining room—in an attempt to preserve a classic, romantic experience—is decidedly formal.
Stay overnight at Graycliff and you may just be sleeping in a room once occupied by The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, or another notable in history. The hotel is reminiscent of a plantation manor, complete with antique furnishings and tall ceilings, and is exactly what comes to mind when you think of quintessential “Nassau style.” In addition to the elegant hotel, Graycliff boasts two restaurants, a gym, two pools and magniﬁcent gardens, not to mention an extensive art collection and a 375,000-bottle wine cellar. If the history and architecture aren’t reason enough to visit, the restaurants themselves are elegant and grand, featuring cuisine that carries out a Bahamian theme with Continental panache. “Haute Caribbean Cuisine” combines the talents of the resort’s owner, Enrico Garzaroli, and Chef Elijah Bowe, who experimented with ﬂavors and styles until each dish was elevated to perfection. And there’s arguably no other restaurant that can boast such a mind-blowing wine cellar that houses as many bottles (some priceless) of Old and New World wines. A visit to the cellar is a rare treat, and promises a lasting memory. After touring the cellar, many guests like to gather around the piano in the lounge for a Cognac along with a hand-rolled Graycliff cigar. In fact, before you leave, ask to visit the on-premise cigar factory to witness the true art of cigar rolling. Graycliff also has its own line of ultrapremium coffees and gourmet chocolates. graycliff.com 50
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One & Only Ocean Club, situated on the pristine beaches of Nassau Harbor, was once the private estate of A&P heir Huntington Hartford II. The terrace of the main hall commands a breathtaking view of the ocean and Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s chic and lively Dune Restaurant perched alongside. Locally-caught ﬁsh, including some exotic species, will appear on the dinner menu at each of the resort’s three restaurants each night. Each luxurious guest suite comes with a private butler.
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At the One & Only Ocean Club on Paradise Island, not only will you feel like a celebrity but you might just run into one—the James Bond thriller Casino Royale and the Julia Roberts movie Duplicity were both ﬁ lmed here. The breathtaking beachfront resort on the Bahamas’ Paradise Island is anchored by a 14th-century Augustinian cloister and impeccable gardens modeled after those at Versailles. The resort features perfectly manicured grounds, providing an uninterrupted view of the white sand beach and sparkling, crystalline water. Accommodations scream grandeur, with British Colonial and Bahamian design elements such as louvered hardwood doors that open onto private patios or balconies. And—the epitome of luxury—your personal butler will assist you throughout your stay, from unpacking your luggage to customizing your private bar. In keeping with the impeccable service standards, the food here is excellent. The resort features three restaurants, where cuisine focuses on fresh seafood and local vegetables. The Courtyard Terrace is known for Mediterranean-inspired dishes served alfresco while the Library Lounge and the Pool Terrace Cafe offer light delicacies, plus stunning water and garden views. Perched on the edge of the sea is Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Dune, where guests can feast on such fare as a light steamed-shrimp salad with avocado, tomato and champagne vinaigrette or hearty seared lamb chops with mushroom Bolognese, pecorino cheese and chili oil. Dune features an extensive wine list, as well. While on property, boredom is virtually impossible; in addition to its many pools, One & Only offers an open-air Balinese spa as well as yoga, golf, tennis, bicycling, jogging and water sports for more sports-minded guests. A complimentary shuttle service operates, too, between The Atlantis and the resort from 7 a.m. to midnight daily. oneandonlyresort.com ATLANTAHOMESMAG.COM
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Driving down the long, tree-lined lane that leads to Palmetto Bluff, a sense of calm overcomes you while offering a clue that you’re in for something special. The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, an Auberge Resort in South Carolina’s Lowcountry doesn’t disappoint. Paying homage to the region’s rich heritage, this extraordinary destination features well-appointed guest cottages and Village Homes within its 20,000-acre residential community and conservation preserve; each of the 50 cottages offers cozy one-bedroom quarters while the 40 Village Homes—in two-, three- and four-bedroom options—are perfect for vacationing families. Much of the beauty of Palmetto Bluff lies in its yin and yang; there’s as much opportunity for pure relaxation as sporting adventure, ﬁ ne dining as much as campﬁ re treats. The ultimate in relaxation can be found at the 9,500-square-foot Spa at Palmetto Bluff, featuring eight treatment rooms—each with its own veranda, soaking tub and breathtaking view. On the ﬂ ip side, the sportsman’s biggest challenge may lie in choosing what to do ﬁrst. There’s a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course and an equestrian facility as well as canoeing, kayaking, tennis, croquet and bocce. Any trip to Palmetto Bluff would be incomplete without at least one meal at the River House Restaurant; overlooking the May River, it offers exceptional cuisine in a sophisticated but unpretentious setting. Also, Palmetto Bluff ’s annual Music to Your Mouth weekend events feature wine tastings, wine dinners, even cruises down the May River. This year’s series will culminate with the November 15-18 event, where 50 of the South’s best chefs, vintners, brewers, farmers and purveyors will come together for the consummate culinary experience—much like every experience at Palmetto Bluff. palmettobluff.com 54
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living room Stan Topol STAN TOPOL & ASSOCIATES, INC.
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This large room features two seating areas. What are your rules for creating spaces conducive to conversation? The secret of a great room is, one, to give your clients the ability to have a conversation and hear
each other without shouting from across the room and, two, to make sure you always have a small table near a chair and at the end of your sofa. Most people don’t appreciate that an 18-inch-tall coffee table is only for decoration and not really functional. What styles of artwork are featured in the room’s collection? We mixed 18th-century paintings, modern pieces and traditional coromandel panels. The painting over the ﬁ replace was commissioned to be slightly unﬁ nished. The backs of the chairs feature a contrasting fabric. The Louis XVI chairs are at their best when one splits the fabrics. Putting a pattern on the back enhances the chair and gives it more visual interest. Where is the rug from? The antique Mohtasham Kashan rug is from Iran and was chosen for its size and marvelous coloring. It ﬁts the room perfectly and all the fabrics in the room were based off the colors in the rug. The Tree of Life design offers a repetitive pattern that allows ﬂexibility with furniture placement. stantopol.com 64
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dining room Carole Weaks C. WEAKS INTERIORS, INC. DINING TABLES Holland & Company/MacRae Designs CUSTOM BANQUETTES Tecnosedia DRAPERY & BANQUETTE FABRIC Zimmer + Rhode through Ainsworth-Noah CHANDELIER, WOOD CARVED CHAIRS, SIDEBOARD, COMMODES, SCONCES Parc Monceau ART Tew Galleries OUSHAK RUG Sullivan Fine Rugs PLACE SETTINGS & STEMWARE Neiman Marcus
The dining room is big—what are its dimensions? The room is 19x25 and the ceiling is 12 feet high. Why did you choose two tables instead of one? Two tables gave a modern feel to a very traditional space without
insulting its integrity. The room could be used for both large and more intimate groups. And we loved the idea of being able to dress up or dress down a space that so often goes unused because it’s too formal. You choose a wallcovering over paint. Why? For the room’s color, we were working off an antique gray-blue Swedish piece in our ofﬁce, and the easiest way to get the feel of the patina was to use a wall covering that had some variation. Oddly enough, as the painter prepped the room, he found the almost identical shade under several coats of paint. Did you choose the banquettes for their form or function? Both. They added an interesting dimension to the room with their perpendicular placement to the ﬁ replace rather than the typical front to back arrangement. People love the intimacy and comfort of a banquette. cweaksint.com 65
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kitchen Matthew Quinn, Mary Kathryn Timoney, Laurie Lehrich, Patricia Danzig & Kelly Carlisle DESIGN GALLERIA KITCHEN & BATH STUDIO
The kitchen was a total transformation. What was your starting point? Our challenge was
to create a contemporary kitchen while honoring the home’s original architecture. The original island orientation really split the room in half, so we started by breaking the island in two and reorienting the pieces so they engaged the family dining room. It was also important to maintain the integrity of the original architecture and ﬁ nishes of the home. Therefore, it made sense to use white Vermont marble as the countertops, painted perimeter cabinetry and unlacquered brass hardware. What lessons did you want people take away from this room? The most important lessons in this space involve proportion and scale. The space is large, so we needed larger objects and elements to visually “ﬁt” the space. We made short windows appear taller and more proportional by extending the casing up to create mirrored transoms. How do you incorporate so many design elements without it becoming overwhelming? Mixing multiple materials and ﬁ nishes will always make a space feel more intimate. We wanted that additional warmth, so we mixed unlacquered brass and stainless steel, stained and painted woods, and marble and tile surfaces. To successfully mix ﬁ nishes, it is important to allow one ﬁ nish to be more dominant than the others. Texture can also completely change how similar ﬁ nishes relate to each other, hence our combination of honed countertops with glossy tiles. designgalleria.net 66
COUNTERTOPS Marmi RANGE HOOD Matthew Quinn Collection for Francois & Co. PLUMBING Rohl by Ferguson Plumbing CHANDELIERS Urban Electric Co. SCONCES Circa Lighting APPLIANCES Guy Gunter & Associates STOOLS Womack Interiors CUSTOM FLOATING SHELVES Design Galleria
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family dining room
How did you select the light ﬁxture and the dining table? Both are elegant and unique. We
Cheryl Womack & Alison Womack Jowers
saw the dining table and immediately fell in love! It’s so chic and sophisticated. We also WOMACK INTERIORS adore the chandelier; it’s one of those pieces that looks great in any setting. We felt the accents of black capiz shell in the ﬁ xture complemented the black lacquer tabletop. We also doubled the ﬁ xture chain to create a jewelry-like effect. You used banquettes in an unexpected way—they’re usually at the sides of tables, but you put them at the ends. The space dictated this fur-
DINING TABLE Maison Jansen through Parc Monceau DINING CHAIRS Bungalow Classic BANQUETTES Kravet with Victoria Hagan Home fabric CUSTOM RUG Underfoot Design & Flooring CHANDELIER Ironies through Ainsworth-Noah LAMP Parc Moceau DRAPERY FABRIC Robert Allen DRAPERY TRIM F. Schumacher
niture arrangement. The family dining room is very long and narrow, so banquettes on each side of the table would have been too large and bulky. Using the smaller scale banquettes with slightly curved backs gave movement, fullness and softness to the room. It also felt intimate and warm! How did you choose the style of window treatment for the French doors, as well as the fabric color? The simple window treatment style was used to complement the wall of French doors. We added a small fabric banding in a soft white for a lift of color to the taupe decorative banding. The citrine drapery color connects the room to nature. womackinteriors.com
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solarium John Oetgen OETGEN DESIGN, INC.
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What was your vision for the solarium’s furniture arrangement? The room was so large that
I wanted the versatility of a large round table in the middle to use for parties, dining, entertaining, art projects, books, ﬂowers, etc. Then, above it—since there is such a quantity of chandeliers in the house—I wanted something different in the space. An Alexander Calder mobile I bought in Paris about ﬁve years ago seemed to call for a natural surrounding, like a garden room; so many of Calder’s large monument pieces were designed for gardens or light, air-ﬁ lled spaces in private places and museums. That left areas for music in one corner, games in another, lounge seating on each side and long, Irish Georgian-style consoles for plants by the terrace door. This also evoked a feeling of symmetry, balance and style. Why did you forgo window treatments? We put nothing on the windows to maintain the big, original Palladian style as conceived by Mr. Shutze. The only lighting in the room is from the lamps that I added. The room is full of fun accents. The game table was English Chinoiserie. The plants were also such an enjoyable part of the room for me, since I helped pick them out with Planters, Inc. We love your large-scale prints that seem to keep a watchful eye over the space. “Pepi” and “Consuelo” were taken by me as part of my photography collection that will be on display through October at Hagedorn Foundation Gallery. These two particular photographs seemed so appropriate for the garden-andﬂower room ﬁt for a party. oetgendesign.com 69
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library William S. Murphy ESSARY & MURPHY, INC.
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SOFA, LOUNGE CHAIRS & FRENCH ARMCHAIRS Smith Grubbs & Associates GLASS TABLE, & TWIG MIRROR Smith Grubbs ALABASTER CHANDELIER Myran Allan through Smith Grubbs ANDIRONS La Forge through Smith Grubbs FLOOR LAMP Essary & Murphy Inc. COFFEE & BARBARA BARRY END TABLES Essary & Murphy RUG Designer Carpets CUSTOM PAINTING Jason Kopydlowski ALL FABRICS Kravet WALL COLOR Benjamin Moore’s Greenbrier Beige
You painted everything in the library the same color. Can you do that in every room or did this room lend itself to that? The woodwork, walls
and trim are one color while the ceiling is a few shades lighter. This helps get rid of the white contrast. I love painting any room in the European style of all one color because—without contrasting trim colors and white ceilings—the space seems more serene and the room appears larger. The ceiling height kind of disappears when it is not white. It is a design trend we use a lot in homes and showhouses because it’s easy on the eye and so pleasing. The glass desk and the mirror over the ﬁreplace have very sculptural qualities. I wanted the glass desk to “disappear” and not be heavy in the space, thus making the French armchairs stand out more. And the wonderful mirror is a take on antique bullseye mirrors. It gave the room a more artful interest and served as the focal point as you walked into the library. jessary.com 71
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STAIR RUNNER Jamie Lanford DRAPERY FABRIC Jim Thompson ART & ANTIQUE TABLE Melanie Turner Interiors
foyer Melanie Turner
What was your inspiration? An 18th-century manor house blown up
in a large scale. We chose a graphic pattern for the ﬂoor that was architectural and period-speciﬁc to the home; it gave the space a MELANIE TURNER INTERIORS dose of freshness. How did you choose the artwork? Since three generations had lived in the home, we wanted the art to look like it was collected over time. We achieved this by layering the artwork as a collection. There were four subject matters on display—19th-century portraits, boats, dogs and horses. How did you decide upon the salon-style arrangement? It is a very upper-crust generational approach to art. You inherit what your family gives you and add to it. What’s the secret to creating the perfect gallery wall? Usually, it’s one major theme. For example, all frames match, art from the same period, a common color scheme, etc. Our theme was lifestyle of the manor born. melanieturnerinteriors.com 72
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gentleman’s powder room John Fernandez & Jennifer True FERNANDEZ & TRUE INTERIORS
How does the rich, dark color palette complement a gentleman’s space? The inspiration was “formal attire.” We started with the premise that a gentleman looks his best in a tuxedo, paired with a ﬁ ne watch and great cuff links. We then relaxed the concept by taking the “ebony” idea to a deep mink. This deep but neutral palette was a perfect complement for the horn chandelier, the dominant throne chair and the sparkle of platinum trays and accessories. The result was an updated version of the quintessential gentleman’s paneled library. What does the charmingly unexpected bunny painting add to the powder room? When we saw
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the large, orange bunny in its ancient, heavily distressed gold frame, we didn’t know whether to laugh or take it seriously. We did both. One cannot help but smile. After all, it’s a bunny. On the other hand, the artist, Hunt Slonem, is internationally renowned and celebrated. How did you choose the rug? Rugs are like art; they speak to you. The beautiful saffron, gold and ivory colors of this Moattar rug provided the perfect punch of color to contrast with the rich, mink backdrop. fernandezandtrue.com 73
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back stairwell Kelly Hansen KELLY CRAGO HANSEN INTERIORS
Tell us about the wallcovering. It’s a fabric
by Amy Karyn that’s available through Jerry Pair & Associates. If you look closely, it has a slight Indian vibe to it. I knew I wanted the space to be bold, but not crazy. The texture of the fabric really enabled me to use a wide variety of art together, in addition to having a pattern on the wall. Your space—a series of halls on various levels— presented a unique set of challenges. What was the most difficult to overcome? Besides installation, I’d say editing. I really found so many different things that I loved and looked wonderful with the wall color. I asked project manager Emory Herbert to hide the hammer! I knew that if I did too much it would almost become a distraction. How did you choose the carpet color? I’m all about doing something unexpected. I needed something to brighten up the staircase and I wanted something less serious. I toyed with doing the entire space in leopard but there is a ﬁ ne line between being overwhelming and being edgy. What was your inspiration for the second-story landing with the white commode and the palm mirror? Again, I wanted it to be less formal than the ﬁ rst ﬂoor but still hold its own. I fell in love with the mirror from Parc Monceau a while ago; it’s so chic. When I paired it with the Dorothy Draper-style cabinet, it just made me happy. kellycragohansen.com
COMMODE & CHANDELIER Parc Monceau WALL FABRIC Amy Karyn through Jerry Pair & Associates RUNNER Stark Carpet ACCESSORIES Interiors Market ART Gregg Irby Fine Art
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DINING TABLE Beckett Antiques CHINA & SILVER Beckett Antiques and Foxglove Antiques & Galleries RUG Kammy & Co. BLUE VELVET CHAIRS, TABLESETTINGS, LIGHTING & FLORALS James Farmer Designs DRAPERY FABRIC F. Schumacher WALL COLOR Benjamin Moore’s Monroe Bisque CEILING COLOR Benjamin Moore’s Palladian Blue
You ﬁt a lot of things into the butler’s pantry without it being too crowded. Scale and proportion make a room—regardless of the room’s actual size. The table width, scale of the chairs and even the Oushak had to all ﬁt the bill to be intimate and comfortable, but not cramped. Like football, design is a game of inches to make it over the goal line! How did you choose the ceiling treatment? The painted ceiling is a personal and professional preference. Treat the ceiling as a wall or ﬂoor, adorned with the perfect color or material. Plus, it’s a Southern tradition to paint your porch ceiling “haint” blue, and I love to carry that [color] throughout the home. Why did you use a lantern instead of a chandelier? As an anglophile and Downton Abbey fanatic, I thought this English lantern was the perfect nod to said loves. I relish any opportunity to bring an outdoor element indoors, as well, and lanterns are a delightful way to meld the two. I’ll take a handsome lantern any day over a fussy chandelier. jamesfarmer.com
butler’s pantry James T. Farmer JAMES FARMER DESIGNS
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BED David Iatesta through Ainsworth-Noah & Associates PERSIAN RUG Sullivan Fine Rugs LANDSCAPE PAINTING Michael Dines SIDE TABLE Horsley Antiques BED LINENS Gramercy Fine Linens & Furnishings CHANDELIER Porta Romana through Jerry Pair & Associates DRAPERY PANELS Holland & Sherry through Jerry Pair FLOOR LAMP Mattaliano through Jerry Pair CHAISE Robuck & Company Antiques TAPESTRY CHAIR Horsley Antiques WALL COLOR Benjamin Moore’s Narragansett Green
The color of the master bedroom is cozy and romantic. What’s the key to using a dark color like this one? I wanted a rich color that would
be both inviting and dramatic. Dark colors can provide a gorgeous backdrop for beautiful pieces and great fabrics. In this bedroom, the rich tapestries and the beautiful woods keep the deep color from being overpowering or oppressive. I love a house with rooms in deep, rich colors contrasted with light, airy spaces. What was the ﬁrst piece you chose for the space? The unique Italian carved chair covered in antique tapestry. It is worn in some areas and patched in others, which makes it all the more interesting. What was the room’s primary challenge? The size. Not only were there a number of doors and windows but, because the house was built in the 1920s, the master bedroom was not that large by today’s standards. Furniture placement had to be creative. How do you balance masculine and feminine elements in a room? It is important to have delicate feminine touches to balance the more masculine pieces. In this room, the masculine clean-lined bed is ﬂanked by gorgeous antique side tables that have beautiful, delicate objects, such as the petite round painting on a stand and the lovely light ﬁ xture over the bed. westbrookinteriors.com 76
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master bedroom Barbara Westbrook WESTBROOK INTERIORS
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lady’s dressing room Maria McLaurin Nutt MCLAURIN INTERIORS
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What did you hope to achieve in this space? I wanted the room to
appeal to both men and women by incorporating a variety of details, such as glitz and bronze. My hope was to have the sitting area look like it belonged in the dressing room by coordinating fabric selections with the colors in the Quartzite countertops. By continuing the concept of circles and squares throughout with furniture, fabric and accessories, the dressing room and bath had a comforting cohesiveness. There are mirrors embedded in the crown molding. How did that come about? The crown molding
is part of the Multiplicity Collection designed by Matthew Quinn for Art for Everyday Inc. The molding is designed to allow for a variety of inserts; this room called for a mirrored inlay. Was it a challenge to work with so many reﬂective surfaces? At ﬁ rst
glance, yes! However, the use of “antiqued” mirror really softened the effect while still serving a purpose and, meanwhile, making the room appear larger. mclaurininteriors.com CABINETRY Design Galleria Kitchen & Bath Studio LOUNGE CHAIRS Kravet SIDE CHAIR TRS through Mathews Furniure Galleries SABLE CHAIR Bjork Antikt & Studio OTTOMAN Hickory Chair through Mathews Furniture Galleries FRINGE Samuel & Sons RUG Keivan Woven Arts CHANDELIER Circa Lighting SCONCES Colonial Lighting DRAPERY FABRIC Suzanne Tucker through Ainsworth-Noah & Associates
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bath? How did you want them to relate or contrast with each other? What is now
the lady’s dressing area was the master bedroom and what is now the master bedroom was the master sitting room. We wanted the bathroom to feel like part of the dressing area, which is why we centered mirrored double French doors into the bathroom. Homes of this period, and especially those designed by Shutze, incorporated a lot of mirror in the dressing rooms and although they were not as large as this closet, the ambiance is the same. What was your inspiration for the gentleman’s bath? We took four little rooms—a hall
closet, a bathroom, a dressing room and a closet—and made them into one large space. We envisioned a space that felt like a paneled gentleman’s study, and we thought an all glass-and-marble shower in the middle of the room would be so dramatic. Ample closet storage is behind the mahogany paneling. Michelangelo marble from Marmi was selected for the shower walls and vanity countertop, and the custom shower mosaic is by Traditions in Tile. designgalleria.net
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The lounge has a very organic feel to it. What were you trying to create here? All of the terrariums, reclaimed wood, unique items and neutral colors helped to achieve the natural, organic feel. We wanted you to relax and spend time in our room. What are the room’s most striking elements? The stacked design books to the right of the ﬁ replace. Our artistically organized, chaotic display of books got everyone’s attention. People felt naturally inclined to replicate this look in their own homes. The vintage Karl Blossfeldt botanical prints were also a hit. We custom-framed the prints so they ﬂoated between two pieces of glass, a technique that gave the old prints a modern look. Hanging the artwork from the ceiling to the ﬂoor created a perfect grid and showcased the pieces beautifully. Why did you decide to keep the walls white? The walls were originally bright turquoise and the original white marble mantel was already in place. For us, the color selection only seemed natural to complement the mantle. We used Benjamin Moore’s American White and employed our signature technique of painting the walls, trim, ceiling and doors all one color and one ﬁ nish. What’s your favorite thing about the room? The oversized, antiqued bronze lantern was our favorite design element. Having the lantern hung low above the coffee table created a central focal point for the room. stantonhomefurnishings.com 80
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lounge Jimmy Stanton STANTON HOME FURNISHINGS
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CHAISES Dillard Pierce Design Associates ANTIQUE BOOKCASE Robuck & Company Antiques, Ltd. CHANDELIER Ironworks International through Ernest Gaspard & Associates RUG Moattar Ltd. COCKTAIL TABLE Christy Dillard Collection by Lorts through Jordan Spencer DRAPERY Dillard Pierce Design MIRRORS Julian Chichester through Holland & Company
What’s a must-have for any retreat? The must-haves are a com-
fortable place to rest, great books to read and a few beautifully appointed pieces that inspire the senses and establish a cohesive feel. There’s a beautifully balanced mix of antiques and transitional furniture. What’s your secret? The key to this balance of antiques and transitional furniture is the tone of the woods, the colors in the surrounding fabrics, the rug and the simplistic styling and design of the antique pieces. Nothing was overly decorative or heavily carved. Describe the custom plaster wallcovering. What was its inspiration? The wallpaper is layers of hand-troweled plaster on paper, which creates a depth of color and texture that cannot be achieved with paint. The wallpaper was fashion-inspired, much like an alligator handbag. We feel that animal prints never go out of style. dillardpierce.com 82
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Eakins runners were our inspiration for the hallways. We wanted to use orange. Hallways must be both functional and set the home’s tone. How did you accomplish this? The goal was to create a warm and interesting space that infused a welcoming spirit as you pass through. We also added details and custom touches to make them special. What was the space’s biggest design challenge? Finding the perfect light ﬁ xtures. We couldn’t ﬁ nd what we were looking for so we customdesigned our own. thedesignatelier.com
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What were some your favorite elements in the space? The room
was so complex in the layering and design, which was needed to correct the odd window and door arrangement. The three things that corrected the architecture of the space were the Nancy Corzine chandelier, the art arrangement and the furniture arrangement. Achieving balance and peacefulness in an awkward space can be extremely challenging, but also very rewarding when it comes together just right. What did you choose ﬁrst? My ﬁ rst selection for the room was the Moattar rug. I absolutely love the classic pattern mixed with the progressive color palette. This space was small and needed to have a whole lot of punch to make it memorable. How did you come up with the seating arrangement? I laid out this room over and over again. It was extremely difﬁcult due to the size and trafﬁc patterns that needed to be protected. Also, I knew that I wanted very strong walls with an eclectic art arrangement. But, after I saw the leather chairs at Baker Knapp & Tubbs, the design fell into place. harmoniousliving.net
lady’s parlor Tish Mills
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How did you approach the design of this room? The room evolved around the
ikat drapery fabric from Schumacher. I wanted a bold pattern at the window while keeping the rest of the room calm. The canopy over the bed makes the room more quaint and cozy. Despite the room’s small footprint and the pres-
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ence of some large-scale pieces, there is still the perception of an airy space. How did you accomplish this? The room was a bit of a challenge because it was very small, and one entire wall was covered with four doors. There really was only one legitimate wall for the bed placement. That is where I had to get creative with the custom bedside brackets as end tables and wall lamps. I decided to use the large-scale highboy to anchor the only other solid wall in the room—a smaller piece would have ended up looking dinky. Describe the room’s color treatment. Since there was only one window in the room, I painted the walls high gloss to reﬂect more light. The white and charcoal accents everywhere toned down the lavender a bit, too. courtneygiles.com
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Was it difficult to design a contemporary space in a house
Bill Musso, Todd Falconbury, Lauren Dott, Lauren Sardo & Emily Koch
with such classical architectural detailing? There were a few
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challenges, like every project has. We decided to downplay the classical elements by painting the moldings and wall one color, which allowed the decor to play a more prominent role. This approach is more prevalent in Europe, where contemporary art and modern furnishings often ﬁ ll traditionally styled homes. Do some rooms lend themselves to certain colors? Absolutely; a room’s function is a big factor in determining the color scheme. Lighting, size and the shape of a room are also important in determining colors and shades. In this case, we took into account the wonderful natural lighting and chose a background color found in the window treatments. The colors chosen for the walls and fabrics were somewhat non-gender speciﬁc. What’s your favorite thing about the room? We had two things we liked best. The ﬁ rst was the focal wall, upholstered in a modern, geometric cut velvet from Duralee. This wall deﬁ ned the contemporary space and made a wonderful backdrop for our second favorite thing—the mid-century walnut-and-acrylic crib from Spot-On Designs. mussodesigngroup.com 85
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How did you envision this sitting room? We saw it as a current-day family trophy room with
vintage photography and terriﬁc trophies. We loved incorporating the hand-painted vintage family crests from Gibb’s Fine Art as they added just the right amount of color to our walls. How did you work with the ceiling’s unique shape? The two issues we faced were the ceiling line and the lack of direct natural light. We took both of those on as challenges and wanted to demonstrate that if you keep a monochromatic palette on your walls and ceiling, it can actually elevate the height of the room and make a relatively small room look larger. Describe the color palette. We wanted to keep the space light, bright and current. Without natural light, we needed to bring that illusion with our color scheme. Keeping the walls neutral, as well as the majority of the upholstery, allowed us to have signiﬁcant pops of color. The citron green rug played off the navy in our pillows to bring things to life. What custom pieces were designed for this space? The coffee table was handmade in South Carolina and the bookcase— although it’s a piece by Century Furniture—was lacquered locally by the artists at Bjork Antikt Studio. mercantileatlanta.com THE MERCANTILE
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young man’s bedroom Caroline Tolleson CAROLINE MCLEAN TOLLESON, LLC
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What design challenges did the room present? While adding quite a bit of charm, the dormer window presented a design challenge. Not only did it create an awkward hallway, it also changed the shape of the ceiling dramatically, making the room appear smaller than it was. As a solution, I chose to paint the sloped portions of the ceiling in the wall color, extending the height of the room. How did you choose the fabric for the headboard and frame? The headboard fabric was the ﬁ rst thing I chose! I selected the fabric because I loved the rich texture and handsome colors for a young man. You’ve used curtains in an unexpected way. Why did you decide to place them there? I chose to hang the draperies at the front of the dormer to add softness to all the angles in the room and to separate the childlike play area in the dormer hallway from the sophisticated room. carolinemcleantolleson.com
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teen retreat Bryan Alan Kirkland MAISON ATLANTA/BRYAN ALAN KIRKLAND DESIGNS
What was your inspiration for this teen retreat? My inspiration came from an Osborne & Little wallpaper; the “Gecko” pattern is glamorous yet understated. Having lived in Miami, where geckos live in the trees, I imagined that my room had amazing trees, as well. I could picture geckos crawling around so I followed up with a chandelier that would cast shadows like a tree and hide them on the walls. I also love the mix of bronze, gold and silver combined with beautiful blocks of color. Textures, colors and patterns abound. How did you balance all of these elements? I played with solid colors
and patterns in lots of touchable textures, from the bamboo rug to the textured silk sheers to the faux hide-hair pillows on the daybed. Visitors especially loved the smooth feeling of the wallpaper that looked like it had texture. It was all tactile and fun, but it’s all just a play on the mind. What are your favorite items in the space? My two favorite items are the desk chair and daybed. The desk chair was a moment of surprise; it was unexpected because the frame was so elaborate, ﬁ nished in gold leaf, and had an amazing raspberry fabric. My daybed was something you would have expected to see in Marilyn Monroe’s train car—if she had one. It was incredibly sumptuous and sublime in its dark gray faux silk. maisonatlanta.com 88
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What kind of ambiance were you trying to create in the game room? Given that the home is
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more than 80 years old, I wanted a design akin to a 1920s gentleman’s club, a warm retreat from the drudgery of the Depression. I envisioned games and gambling among friends, or an after-hours parlor ﬁ lled with the power players and robber barons of a bygone era. How did you accomplish this? The lighting was the most important element of the room. For a dramatic yet welcoming feel, I used an eclectic assortment of vintage and repurposed pieces. The comfortable and functional furniture incorporates rich masculine leathers juxtaposed with plush and luxurious draperies. What is an essential element in any game room? A casual and functional atmosphere is essential. A game room should be inviting to all and be functional, bringing the family together through entertainment or KELLIE GRIFFIN INTERIORS, INC. recreation. kelliegrifﬁninteriors.com
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