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LURE OF THE LAKE Along the shores of Lake Martin, Alabama, designer Susan Ferrier and architect Bobby McAlpine create a chic camp-style retreat WRITTEN BY JENNIFER BOLES

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COUNTRY REVIVAL Atlanta architect Keith Summerour challenges himself and his budget by designing a rural retreat that incorporates tried-and-true details from a bygone era

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60 A CLASSIC CATCH In a Lake Keowee family retreat, interior designer Barbara Westbrook and architect Brad Wright create cottage charm for an Alpharetta couple

SPRING SPECTRUM The season’s new palette, in three fresh colors CLASSIC LEGACY Winners of the 2012 Philip Trammell Shutze Awards

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CALENDAR Alan Avery Art Company welcomes the work of French artist Pascal Pierme; abstract artwork takes the spotlight at galleries around town NAOMI Our woman about town sets out to define “the good life” FOOD NEWS In conversation with Chef Asha Gomez of West Midtown’s Cardamom Hill; Cacao takes top honors and Campagnolo makes its debut ETC. Marcia relishes in the beauty of springtime in Atlanta

IN EVERY ISSUE 6 Editor’s Letter 70 Ad Index & Web Links

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Spring! You’ll have to excuse my watery

eyes, scratchy throat and uncontrollable sneezing this month. The symptoms that accompany high pollen counts are the price to be paid in exchange for Atlanta’s beautiful blooms of dazzling dogwoods and amazing azaleas. And while we’re enjoy springtime in the city, many folks are already daydreaming about the pleasures of summer that lay ahead—long weekends, lazy days and warmer weather. This month’s issue features three vacation homes that embody those carefree ideals of easy living, without sacrificing style. In this issue you’ll also find the official program for the Atlanta Symphony Associates’ 42nd annual Decorators’ Show House & Gardens, which promises to be the designer event of the season. Located next to the Governor’s Mansion, it’s a house you’ll surely not want to miss. See you there! Clinton Smith Editorial Director

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STYLE ( trend) Tried-and-True Blue “We find a cooling of the palette as we move into 2012,” says Sonu Mathew, senior interior designer with Benjamin Moore, “which reflects a sense of calm inside our homes and environments.” And so blue—a calming, comfortable color family, and a longtime crowd favorite— will move to the forefront. (Wythe Blue—a “softer, more livable blue with a modern edge”—takes the stage as Benjamin Moore’s color of the year.) In a home, blue pairs beautifully with a variety of wood tones, whites and grays, as well as other shades of blue for a layered effect. Also fitting for the times is the way the hue, as a cooler color, affects our experience of a room by rendering it more spacious. “If you come back to the idea of the economy and people scaling down, it’s interesting that blue opens things up,” says Mathew. clockwise from top INSPIRED WEDDINGS

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STYLE ( trend) Gray: A Modern Neutral 2012 is a pivotal year for gray, Lamb says. “The newest grays will fall on two different sides [of the spectrum]; they’ll be counter trends. One gray will be so cool, you might mistake it for blue. On the other side are grays that warm up almost as a taupe.” As a neutral, the hue will make a handsome backdrop for bright trend colors (think cool gray with spicy persimmon, synthetic yellow or vibrant purple). While gray may be an ofthe-moment neutral, according to Mathew, it’s also a classic hue. And classic neutrals will always be in style. So slather your walls with gray, opt for some punchy accessories and fear not that the look will fast become dated. clockwise from top right KIRK BUFFET BY

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Isn’t it funny how the definition of “the good life” seems to change as one ages? When I was a child growing up in Montezuma, Georgia, it was the simple things that I most enjoyed—riding my bicycle like a speed demon all over town, eating grilled cheese sandwiches at the pharmacy’s lunch counter and rocking on the front porch during sultry summer evenings while Mother and Daddy chatted with our neighbors. After I graduated from college and moved to Atlanta, I succumbed to the Bright Lights, Big City. Simple just wasn’t going to cut it anymore. I was going to be worldly; small-town roots be damned! I bought my city-sophisticate clothes at Regenstein’s, Leon Frohsin and, most especially, Rich’s Regency Room, where Sol Kent introduced me to the work of Bill Blass and Oscar de la Renta. Thanks to my May-December marriage to that minor European aristocrat, Mister von Habersham, I traveled all over the Continent, haunting the then-hot spots of St. Moritz and St. Tropez. (The “in” places always start with a “St.,” don’t they? St. Barths, anyone?) But as fun and as glamorous as it all was (and believe me, it was!), life became too fast, too flashy and just too-too. It seems that I had reached maturity! Now that I’m older and wiser, the good life means something altogether different to me. It’s going to the Morningside and Peachtree Road Farmers Markets, and buying healthy organic produce. Or walking the grounds of the Atlanta Botanical Garden and taking in the beautiful landscape. It’s quietly working on my needlepoint canvases. It’s even sitting on my front porch during sultry summer evenings and chatting with my neighbors, just like the old days. It seems that I’ve come full circle; once again, I am seeking simple pleasures. And you know what? I have come to the conclusion that it’s the little things that make life not just good, but great. 27


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native Kerala, a southwestern Indian state positioned along the ancient spice routes between Europe and Asia, the restaurant is an exploration of rich flavors and unique ingredients indigenous to the region. Chef Gomez gives us a little inside dish. WHAT MENU ITEMS ARE YOU MOST EXCITED TO SHARE WITH ATLANTA? I’M EXCITED TO SHARE DISHES THAT I CONSIDER MY COMFORT FOOD, SUCH AS ROASTED FISH WITH SAMBAR OR MY MOM’S BEEF CURRY. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE KERALA CUISINE? GREATLY UNDISCOVERED. KERALA CUISINE IS TO INDIA WHAT TUSCAN CUISINE IS TO ITALY—A GEM IN ITS OWN RIGHT.

After years of tantalizing taste buds with her popular underground Spice Route Supper Club, Chef Asha Gomez recently opened the doors to Cardamom Hill in West Midtown. Serving family-style dishes from her

HOW HAVE YOU LOCALLY ADAPTED THAT CUISINE? OUR KERALA FRIED CHICKEN PAYS HOMAGE TO A MUCHLOVED SOUTHERN FOOD TRADITION, BUT ALSO HAPPENS TO BE A POPULAR STAPLE IN KERALA.

WHAT DO YOU HOPE CARDAMOM HILL WILL BECOME IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY? HOPEFULLY, CARDAMOM HILL’S EXISTENCE ILLUSTRATES THAT INDIAN CUISINE IS NOT LINEAR, THAT THERE ARE STILL MORE AUTHENTIC AND AMAZING FLAVORS TO EXPLORE AND DISCOVER IN INDIAN FOOD. ALSO, WE’D LIKE GUESTS TO ENJOY INDIAN CUISINE IN AN UPSCALE SETTING WITH A MODERN AMBIENCE. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SPICE TO USE IN THE KITCHEN? CARDAMOM—OF COURSE! IT’S ONE OF THOSE BEAUTIFULLY AROMATIC SPICES THAT CAN ENHANCE ANY SWEET OR SAVORY DISH. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE COOKING TOOL? MY MORTAR AND PESTLE. THERE’S AN OLFACTORY PLEASURE IN ACTUALLY EXPERIENCING THE AROMAS THAT PERMEATE WHEN THE SPICES ARE GROUND AND CRUSHED IN A MORTAR THAT WAS HANDED DOWN TO ME BY MY MOTHER. CARADAMOMHILL.NET

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The Atlanta Steeplechase Board of Stewards greatly appreciates the generous patrons that participated in the 2011 Matching Gift Fundraising Campaign. The campaign was integral in ensuring the future of the Atlanta Steeplechase. The Board recognizes all who contributed as part of the:

Atlanta Steeplechase Winner’s Circle WIN ($5000 and above) Anonymous Donor Peach State Ambulance Chitwood Harley Harnes, LLP Jackmont Hospitality, Inc. PLACE ($2500 - $4999) FT White Terry Broscher West Georgia Ambulance Bank of America Mr. and Mrs. Daniel B. Rather SHOW ($1 - $2499) Allison Key Bill Schmidt Carolyn Cadier Dick Washburn Dr. & Mrs. Phil Beegle Gene Vance George Chase Gina Christman Hal Barry Jack Reeves Jean Peck Jim Wayt Jo Leinbach John Lundeen III John T. Bohlayer John Wayt III Kim Killibrew Larry Durisch Larry Sellers Marjorie H Regen Mary Carol & John Harsch Mary Sib Banks Mike Dever Mrs. Thomas E. Martin Phillips Paint, Body and Towing, Inc. Plywood Case Company Red Bank Consulting - Jackie Wammock Reynard, LLC - Gus Wayt Spencer Smith Stephanie Lucius Susan Smith Terry Graham

The Stewards of the Atlanta Steeplechase cordially invite you to attend the 47th Annual Race Meeting

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April 14, 2012—Kingston Downs—Rome, GA to benefit

Camp Southern Ground Inc. and the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine Hal Barry, Chairman

Dear 2012 Atlanta Steeplechase Spectators, The Atlanta Steeplechase Board of Stewards welcomes you to the 47th running of the Atlanta Steeplechase! Kingston Downs once again hosts a great celebration of hunt country tradition at one of our state’s most prestigious outdoor social events. The Atlanta Steeplechase is very proud to support the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and Camp Southern Ground, Inc. We appreciate the opportunity to support the important work of these organizations. On the second Saturday in April, Kingston Downs will be transformed into a sea of people. Thousands will gather to watch powerful Thoroughbreds and jockeys in colorful silks as they compete over a mile of terrain and hurdles for the prestige of $100,000 in purse money and the opportunity to bask in the glory of the winner’s circle. Beyond the exhilarating sport of Steeplechasing, families, friends, and business associates enjoy the mingling and socializing. The ‘Chase solidifies business as well as personal relationships and keeps both strong by bringing people together in the beautiful surroundings of Kingston Downs. Prior to the first race, there are plenty of activities for people of all ages and interests. Patrons can participate in the Hat Parade & Contest, the Tailgate Competition, the pony rides, Jack Russell Terrier races, rock climbing wall, air show and the inaugural Peoplechase 5K Canter. I wish to send a special thank you to all of our sponsors, every patron and

Jo Leinbach, Vice Chairman Steve Adams Robert Armstrong Mary Sib Banks Dr. Phil Beegle Terry G. Broscher Carolyn C. Cadier George E. Chase, Jr. Gina Christman Carl Danbury, Jr. H. Michael Dever Terry A. Graham Mary Carol Harsch David Kaplan Jean Peck Jack Reeves Larry Sellers Andy Shropshire Spencer Windham Smith, Jr. Gene Vance Jackie Wammock Dick Washburn Jim Wayt John Wayt, III

guest for their support of the event. Have a wonderful day at the Steeplechase! Hal Barry, Chairman Atlanta Steeplechase Board of Stewards

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Located at the University of Georgia, America’s oldest state-chartered university, the College of Veterinary Medicine plays an important role in the University’s educational and service missions by promoting the art and science of veterinary medicine through the education of tomorrow’s veterinarians, research in animal diseases, and service to the public. Founded in 1946 the College of Veterinary Medicine today graduates approximately 90 professionals per year. With more than 130 faculty members (more than half have PhDs in addition to the DVM degree), the College represents the pinnacle for veterinary medical clinical instruction, service, and research. Its Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center, Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital, and Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study are among the best in the nation and some are the best in the world. Proceeds from the Atlanta Steeplechase will go toward building a much needed new hospital for animals and supporting the educational programs of the College.

The passion project of GRAMMY-Award winning musician Zac Brown, Camp Southern Ground’s mission is “to operate a camp to allow children to overcome academic, social and emotional difficulties so they may reach their full potential by providing them with the opportunity and tools necessary to become prominent leaders in our society and to achieve excellence in all facets of their lives.” Camp Southern Ground will offer a destination for youth of diverse socio-economic backgrounds, race, and religion to come together to learn life skills and teamwork in a positive, healthy, and organic environment.

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The “CHASE” Hat Parade and Contest...an event all its own! The Atlanta Steeplechase is as notable for its hat couture as it is for its horse racing. Add to the occasion a prize winning hat competition and you have an event with a draw all its own. Presented by the

Serious competitors and “fashion-istas” parade chapeaux from closets worldwide with hopes of becoming this year’s winner of the 2012 Hat Parade & Contest presented by the Kentucky Derby and organized this year by globalspeak.com. The Steeplechase will host the contest not only for the Most Beautiful but also for the Most Whimsical and Best Children’s Hat. Whimsical entries have ranged from a cage perched on top of the hat, complete with live song birds, to typical springtime hat motifs piled high with layers and layers of colorful silk flowers and ribbons. So, get ready to see what inspiration propels the hat contest entrants to the top in 2012. Let the showmanship of feathers, sequins, flowers, ribbons and other ornamentation begin on April 14th!

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Hospitality and Ticket Information Exciting competition on the track, great food and activities off the track, and beautiful surroundings make this the perfect event for entertaining for business clients, family and friends. For details, call (404) 237-7436 or visit atlantasteeplechase.org. CHILDREN UNDER 12 ARE ADMITTED FREE. Tent Parties on the Turn and Backstretch Sponsored by MICHELOB ULTRA Tent parties start at $3,300

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

Chairman’s Tent, presented by the KENTUCKY DERBY Hosted by ATLANTA HOMES & LIFESTYLES and THE CAPITAL GRILL Always the most prestigious party on race day, The Chairman’s Tent is hosted by Mr. Hal Barry, Chairman of the Atlanta Steeplechase Board of Stewards. It sits atop sponsor row with a fantastic view of the finish line and track. Enjoy a full hospitality package of gourmet food, complimentary beverages all day, and the best view of the day’s festivities. Tickets are $250 per person; $2500 for a table for ten. Seating and Tailgating: Finish Line & Hillside From nowhere else can you get a panoramic view of all of the action except from the spot that steeplechase fans call “The Hill.” Whether you’ve chosen Guarantor or Picnic Box, your hillside and finish line fun begins with a party under the big tent and continues with hundreds of tailgate or box parties. Enjoy the view! Guarantor...$460 This is the ultimate Steeplechase tailgate experience! These coveted parking spots put you close to the action on the hill near the finish line where you can have fun tailgating with friends or colleagues, old and new! Package includes 4 tickets, one reserved parking spot overlooking the race track. Additional tickets are available for $100. Picnic Boxes...$460 Enjoy the excitement as you lunch with friends in the Picnic Box area located along the homestretch. This ticket package is for those looking to have a great time—box style. Package includes 4 tickets and one preferred parking pass. Each box includes a six-foot table. Additional tickets can be purchased for $100 (limit 2). Pre-Race Party/Powers Party: $60 each; for 5 or more: $55 each Presented by SPRINGER MOUNTAIN FARMS and LOW COUNTRY BBQ If you plan to purchase Guarantor or Picnic Box tickets, then this is the place to be prior to the races! Mingle with old friends or meet new ones, the Powers Tent Party is the perfect spot to get your Steeplechase day started. Located at the highest point on Sponsor Row, the party includes live music, hors d’oeuvres and beverages. 11a.m till 2:30 p.m.

Subscriber: Homestretch and Backstretch...$270 Infielders say this is where the action is! Join us in the infield with your friends and family. Many subscribers renew their parking spots year after year and look forward to seeing new faces in adjacent parking spaces at each Steeplechase. Package includes 6 tickets and a reserved parking place along the homestretch or backstretch. General Admission...$30 The most economical way to be at the Steeplechase! A great way to treat employees to an awesome spring day of horse racing action in the Georgia countryside. Tickets available at ticketmaster.com, at all Ticketmaster outlets including select Publix Supermarkets. To charge tickets by phone, call 800745-3000. Recreational Vehicle...$350 Pack a picnic and a couple of coolers, gather your friends and rent an RV for an awesome spring day of fun. Package includes 12 tickets and a backstretch parking pass for the RV Village—Located along the outer rail of the backstretch with a great view of the entire Steeplechase course. College Park College Park is the perfect package for college students or recent grads! Pack a picnic and a couple of coolers and gather your friends for an awesome spring day of fun. Tailgating packages include 6 tickets and an infield backstretch reserved parking pass. OR, if you are coming with a large group, a College Park party tent is the best way to enjoy the day. Tents are available for groups of 30, 50 and larger. Call 404-237-7436 for more info. Additional Activities Bus Pass...$200—Bring all your guests by bus—it’s hassle free! Post Race Party...$20 Presented by TARA FOODS Even when the races end, the fun doesn’t stop! Join us for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, live music & dancing.

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Gates open

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Registration for the Subscriber Tailgate Contest, Presented by NATIONAL DISTRIBUTING

10:30-1 p.m.

Jack Russell Terrier Races, pony rides, hay rides, camel rides, rock climbing & shopping in the infield

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Atlanta Peoplechase—The 5K Canter presented by ZONE 5 EVENTS

11:00-12:30 p.m Registration for the Hat Parade & Contest presented by the KENTUCKY DERBY and organized by GLOBALSPEAK.COM 11:45 p.m.

Air Show and Skydive demonstration

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Parade of the Bear Creek Hounds

12:15 p.m.

Bagpipers to the Tower—Opening Ceremonies

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The KENTUCKY DERBY presents the Hat Parade and Contest organized by GLOBALSPEAK.COM

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Horses to the Paddock for the First Race

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The MAIDEN CLAIMING HURDLE

2:10 p.m.

The TRANSCHED SYSTEMS Sport of Kings Maiden Hurdle

2:50 p.m.

The COCA-COLA REFRESHMENTS Georgia Cup

3:15 p.m.

The CAMP SOUTHERN GROUND, INC. and UGA COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE Hurdle

3:30 p.m.

Announcement of the Winners of the Hat Competition, Picnic Box, Subscriber Tailgate, and KENTUCKY DERBY Raffle

4:00 p.m.

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Sat. April 14, 2012 ...at the 47th Atlanta Steeplechase, Kingston Downs, Rome, GA In addition to VIP parking, an exclusive silent auction and a centerpiece contest, a sumptuous feast from THE CAPITAL GRILLE, will “evolve” throughout the day. Enjoy premium Champagnes, wines and cocktails all day while THE CAPITAL GRILLE’s professional staff make sure our guests have everything they need (plus a few special surprises!) for a perfect day at the races. Enjoy an iced seafood bar, shrimp cocktail, oysters on the half shell, grilled-to-order Filet Mignon, tempura lobster tail, lamb, smoked salmon, Cornish hen, antipasti with grilled vegetables, capricola, mozzarella, wedge salads and field greens, spicy calamari, mashed potatoes, lobster macaroni and cheese, assorted breads, cheesecake, chocolate espresso cake, berries with vanilla cream...and more! Also enjoy live music and live video of the races. Chairman’s Tent tickets include access to the day’s Post Party, with more live music, hors d’oeuvres, beverages and dancing until dark. Proceeds from Atlanta Steeplechase benefit the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and Zac Brown’s Camp Southern Ground

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In the living room, a Belgian-inspired sofa by Dmitry & Co. “sits like a barge in the middle of a river,” says designer Susan Ferrier, providing ample seating for guests. Silk pillows in shades of deep blue and silver add some shimmer to the sofa’s Harmony White linen-and-cotton upholstery by Calvin Fabrics. Mounted rams’ horns were chosen for both their texture and silhouette.

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Commanding attention above the stone fireplace is “Magnolias,” a Michael Dines painting that Ferrier considers a “modern way of looking at trees.” Equally striking is Coup d’Etat’s Silo light fixture, fabricated from rusted and weathered hay balers. Both pieces help fill the room’s expansive volume of vertical space. opposite The aptly named “reading room” has plenty of spots upon which to lounge, including Bradley Hughes’ Brooks Chair, upholstered in a Christian Fischbacher fabric. A round wood-andmetal table draws the walls’ honey tones into the center of the room.

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When a stylish, busy couple approached Susan Ferrier to decorate their newly purchased lake house, they presented the Atlanta designer with a tall order: Create a clean, contemporary-looking home that would be warm and welcoming for family and friends. Rising to the challenge, Ferrier mixed polished furnishings with rustic elements to craft a lake house interior that is comfortable and surprisingly sophisticated, too. Located at Lake Martin, Alabama, the house is part of a camp designed by Ferrier’s colleague, architect Bobby McAlpine. While the houses have similar exteriors and the same open floor plan, the interiors are where the homeowners’ individuality flourishes. The heart of this particular house is the living room, a soaring space from which other rooms radiate. According to Ferrier, the cool color palette was a “reaction” to the honey-colored, cypress-clad walls throughout the house. Inky blues and shades of white were chosen as “a counterpoint to the natural warmth of the walls as well as an attempt to cool down a very warm space.” So as not to intrude on the home’s modern feel, Ferrier bypassed antique furniture in favor of sleek, clean-lined pieces. An upholstered sofa and chairs are covered in durable linen and cotton, while silk and metallic leather pillows introduce a glamorous sheen to the space. And in an effort to tame the living room’s impressive volume, Ferrier selected a striking industrial light fixture and statuesque curtains to fill the room’s upper reaches. To “take away the slickness” that often pervades contemporary interiors, Ferrier also introduced layers of texture to warm up the spaces.

In the dining room and kitchen, for instance, metal, stone and unique fabrics create tactile counterpoints to wood walls, floors and ceilings. The dining room console, covered in faux leather with nailhead trim, all but begs to be touched while white linen-slipcovered chairs form a soft, airy perimeter around the wood-slab dining table. Meanwhile, in the kitchen, hide-covered stools and white leather benches provide comfortable perches at the wood-and-concrete island. Because the upstairs master suite has the same distinctive cypress walls, Ferrier again called on a color scheme of blues, creams and steel grays, this time in less high-contrast shades. “Using softer variations of the color palette utilized in a home creates a more restful environment,” says the designer. But even though the color scheme is lighter, the room is no less dynamic thanks to Ferrier’s deft mix of straight lines and organic shapes. Nowhere is this more evident than in the master bath, where sinuous wooden branch sconces hold court amidst metal mirrors and rectangular wooden-and-porcelain vanities. Her approach to working with contrasting elements is to “meet somewhere in the middle,” says Ferrier. “Using varying elements in an interior challenges you to take a leap from one of the elements to the next, and in that dynamic arc or middle ground, you experience a completely individual and personal way to see a space.” By skillfully and strategically playing color, scale and texture against one another, Ferrier has managed to design an interior that is not just visually and intellectually stimulating but—more importantly—physically relaxing, too. SEE RESOURCES, BACK OF BOOK. 47


Two leather-clad benches flank the kitchen’s concretetopped island. In the foreground are stools by McAlpine Home for MacRae Designs, covered in luxurious white hairon-hide; their low backs allow for easy access to the island’s work surface. On the wall is a framed assemblage of dried fern leaves, taken from a c. 1890 English botanical book.


Atop a glamorous credenza upholstered in faux leather is a tableau of found objects. Mounted millstones impart rusticity to the vignette while one of a series of framed gray driftwood pieces is hung on the window frame. opposite The dining room is a balancing act of materials, scale and shapes. Wing chairs dressed in linen slipcovers ďŹ&#x201A;ank the slab-cut table, which is supported by curvy metal legs. Tangled driftwood branches add sculptural interest.

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Designer Susan Ferrierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s A comfortable place outside to lounge with evening cocktails, a great sound system throughout, WiFi and comfortable beds to land in at the end of the day. On the weekends, I like to listen to movies, mostly old, because it makes me feel like my house is full of stimulating people that I would not normally have access to, and it takes my mind to remote locations. small ideas and ideals. my husband, my jewelry, global travel, my pets and my dreams. reminders of the life you have lived and the life you intend to live. I have to leave the country. Traveling abroad places me in unfamiliar settings and circumstances, so I am forced to let go and walk through it all by observing but not participating. It is like listening to music rather than having to compose the music that makes up my everyday life. If I cannot be totally submerged in water with a cocktail full of ice, an air-conditioned parked car will do. 51


Tactile finishes are a hallmark of Ferrier’s designs. In the master bedroom, that includes a quilted sateen bed cover. The chair in the foreground is upholstered in Jean de Merry’s silk/nylon/hemp Alma fabric, available through R Hughes. Chocolate brown Venetian blinds provide light control and are architecturally consistent with the home’s exterior. opposite Ferrier is a fan of hides, not only for their durability but also the way their organic shapes play off of a room’s linear planes. Here, one is used as a rug in the master bathroom. Wood branch sconces from Design Galleria Kitchen & Bath Studio illuminate metal-framed mirrors by Stonehenge.

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top A mounted bobcat, wood-block prints and a vintage dollhouse add personal touches to the rustic decor of architect Keith Summerour’s guest house at his Meriwether County farm. center The “piazza,” as he describes the courtyard, serves as the gateway to the guest house; minimal landscaping makes the house look natural in the farm environment. left A boulder from the property provides support for the home’s raised foundation. The increased air flow underneath helps keep the home cool during warmer months. opposite The front porch, with its antique glider and two chaise lounges, serves as a comfortable spot to relax while surveying the farm’s rolling meadows.

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ATLANTA ARCHITECT KEITH SUMMEROUR CHALLENGES HIMSELF AND HIS BUDGET BY DESIGNING A RURAL RETREAT THAT INCORPORATES TRIED-AND-TRUE DETAILS FROM A BYGONE ERA WRITTEN BY BRIAN DESARRO PHOTOGRAPHED BY DAVID CHRISTENSEN

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Mismatched, reclaimed doors and windows create a cottage look that appears to have evolved over time. Summerour repurposed rough-hewn cedar trees, hand cut right on the farm, for the railings. In lieu of conventional kitchen components, Summerour used a mix of new and vintage freestanding furniture and a utility sink to give it an eclectic country look. opposite In the living room, a dog trot design makes the space feel large, even with every room leading off it. Traditional Orkney chairs ďŹ&#x201A;ank a wood-burning stove.

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IN THE DETAILS ARCHITECT KEITH SUMMEROUR, OF SUMMEROUR ARCHITECTS, BREAKS DOWN THE COST OF CONSTRUCTING HIS GUEST HOUSE AT TOWERHOUSE FARM • Boulders from the property were used for the foundation, so the only cost was labor; there was no need to bring in a concrete truck. • The windows and doors were reclaimed at no cost. This created a cottage appeal in that the different windows make the building look old, as if it has been added onto over time. • Wooden thread spools—all purchased for $1—were used for door hardware. • There is no cabinetry in the house, only freestanding furniture, tables and bookshelves. • There is no tile in the house; fiberglass tub and shower units from Kohler are disguised with shower curtains. • In total, we spent about $65 a square foot for a 30x42-foot building—about $85,000 total. 57


TURNING TO THE CLASSIC DOG TROT HOUSE FOR INSPIRATION—A STYLE KNOWN FOR ITS CENTER BREEZEWAY—SUMMEROUR EXPERIMENTED WITH JUST HOW SMALL AND INEXPENSIVE A HOME HE COULD CREATE WHILE STILL MAINTAINING AN OPEN, COMFORTABLE FEELING FOR GUESTS.

The two guest bedrooms each include two queen-size beds, which evoke images of rough-hewn boats. opposite Discarded thread spools serve as the home’s “hardware.” Throughout the home, wood paneling is swathed in a light lime wash—the same that would have been used before the advent of latex- or oil-based paints.

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Keith Summerour had something to prove. Having just completed the soaring Towerhouse on his rural Meriwether County cattle farm before the economy tumbled, the notable Atlanta architect wanted to show his clients just how versatile he could be. In that spirit, Summerour—along with his wife, Karen, and colleague Ed Belding— designed and built this 30x42-foot guest house to be a model of efficiency, making a modest budget and careful space planning top priorities. “The budget was very important because it came at a time in which the economy had crashed, particularly for architects. I wanted to prove to my clients that architects can build something affordable that is still charming,” says Summerour. Turning to the classic dog trot house for inspiration—a style known for its center breezeway—Summerour experimented with just how small and inexpensive a home he could create while still maintaining an open, comfortable feeling for guests. By closing off the traditional breezeway at each end with doors, Summerour maintained the integrity of the original Cracker style while converting the breezeway into a living room space with three bedrooms and the kitchen opening directly off it. “Everybody who has stayed there is surprised by how big it seems,” says the architect of his guests’ reaction to the space. “Basically, it is a five-room house, but it sleeps a lot of people. It has five queen-size beds and 10-foot ceilings.” Also true to the Cracker style, Summerour brought in boulders instead of concrete to anchor the home, raising the foundation to in-

crease air flow beneath it. Additionally, directly aligned front and back doors allow easy air flow, upping the energy-saving effort and decreasing utility bills. “In the summertime, rarely do you need air conditioning because the air goes underneath the crawl space and flows through the middle of the house,” he says. “This is a timeless feature that still works.” On the front porch, Summerour continued the rustic charm by repurposing rough-hewn cedar trees, hand cut right on the farm for the railings. And on the screen door, the rooster kick panel was hand drawn and punched with a nail, adding country charm to the entry. Throughout the interior, the architect opted for wood paneling rather than drywall, swathing the mix of reclaimed and off-the-shelf boards himself in a light lime wash—the same that would have been used before the advent of latex- or oil-based paints. Smaller touches in the kitchen, like a utility sink and old thread spools used as cupboard knobs, infuse Southern charm into the already rustic space. And instead of conventional cabinets, Summerour used large furniture pieces and a stand-alone range, echoing the style and look of the original Cracker houses. For the windows and doors, he even used mismatched, reclaimed pieces, creating a cottage look that appears to have evolved over time. The two bedrooms, which feature floor-to-ceiling headboards, are reminiscent of boats. Summerour commissioned a craftsman to build them using old barn wood. Out front, lights strung from the guest house to the nearby barn illuminate a courtyard that serves as the gateway to the Towerhouse. “What is neat about the courtyard is it is almost like a miniature piazza,” Summerour says, adding that it’s perfect for parties under the stars. In the end, Summerour was able to finish the project well under budget. Coming in at just $65 per square foot, he proved that good design is not about price, after all. Read about Towerhouse, the primary residence at Summerour’s farm, in the August 2009 issue of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles or at atlantahomesmag.com/article/view-here. SEE RESOURCES, BACK OF BOOK.

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A CLASSIC CATCH

IN A LAKE KEOWEE FAMILY RETREAT, INTERIOR DESIGNER BARBARA WESTBROOK AND ARCHITECT BRAD WRIGHT CREATE COTTAGE CHARM FOR AN ALPHARETTA COUPLE WRITTEN BY ALISON MILLER PHOTOGRAPHED BY ERICA GEORGE DINES

Designer Barbara Westbrook created interest in the family’s great room by incorporating modern design elements into the architecture’s traditional envelope, like a Paul Ferrante chandelier from Ainsworth-Noah & Associates and the John Folsom painting above the mantel. Classic design elements include the antique trestle table from Dearing Antiques, the woven area rug from Eve, Inc. and a pair of Formations Bobbin chairs from Jerry Pair & Associates.

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Antique cloche pendant lights from South of Market command attention over the reclaimed wood island in the kitchen. The bar stools are from Holland & Company and are upholstered in a fabric from China Seas. The fabric for the tailored Roman shades is by Ralph Lauren, available through Ernest Gaspard & Associates.

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Designer Barbara Westbrook’s STYLE SECRETS WHAT ARE THE ESSENTIALS FOR ANY LAKE HOUSE? Rocking chairs

are a must. Everyone loves a rocking chair to sit in and soak in the lake view. WHAT’S YOUR DESIGN PRINCIPLE? Make it pretty! I love it when I see people’s faces light up when they walk into one of our rooms. Beauty is always appreciated. I CAN’T LIVE WITH... discord. I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT... my family and friends. NO HOME IS COMPLETE WITHOUT ... a little furry critter underfoot. I cannot imagine my home without a kitty or dog. They give unconditional love and could care less what your hair looks like! HOW DO YOU BEAT THE HEAT AND STAY COOL? With Atlanta’s hot and

humid summers, it is tough to stay cool. You either have to be in a pool or in an air-conditioned house.

HOW DO YOU DEFINE BLISS? Sunshine and 70 degrees. WHAT DOES LUXURY MEAN TO YOU? The

ultimate luxury is to have an entire 24-hour day to myself without a single appointment or plan. WHAT

ARE YOUR FAVORITE BLOOMS DURING SPRINGTIME? Hydrangeas. WHAT IS YOUR IDEA OF THE PERFECT VACATION? Italy always

seems like the perfect vacation spot. I would love to go back to Florence and soak up all the gorgeous architecture. However, a trip to the Outerbanks with my extended family is always a favorite. DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING? Photography. I love the way black-and-white photography looks in my little country clapboard house. It gives it a little bit of a modern edge in contrast to the antiques.

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clockwise from right Vintage finds like an antique iron gate-turnedcoffee table, as well as the requisite lake house rocking chairs, bring character to the exterior porch, maximizing the family’s living space. A steeply pitched roof with gables and wavy-edge siding are among the English cottage references architect Brad Wright integrated into the Rowlands’ lake house. The weathered stone, mahogany doors and copper light fixtures strike a sophisticated note. Outdoor rooms play a major role in the lakeside lifestyle. Spacious porches expand the family’s living and entertaining space, while providing a shaded backyard retreat. opposite The modest dining room—built under a sloping roof to appear as if the space were once a porch—exudes warmth and tradition thanks to a blend of muted tones and antiques, like Windsor chairs from Holland & Company and antique pewter teapots from Foxglove Antiques & Galleries. The Paul Ferrante iron light fixture is from Ainsworth-Noah & Associates.

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With an empty nest approaching, Alpharetta residents David and Michele Rowland began to dream about building their forever vacation home. Discovering their slice of Americana in South Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, the couple decided to lay roots within the exclusive golf community of The Reserve at Lake Keowee. “We’re expecting to use this house for years and years to come. Not only for ourselves, but for our children and, eventually, grandchildren,” says David. He and Michele have two sons, the youngest a senior in high school and the oldest a senior in college. The outdoors-loving family wanted an ode to the lake lifestyle, without any of the campy or cramped trappings. “We wanted the house to have a cozy cottage feel, but expansive enough to handle having friends and family up here, as well,” says David. The couple’s vision—a spacious lake house with the feel of a charming English cottage—would require a sharp spatial thinker. Enter Greenville-based architect Brad Wright. His plan involved minimizing scale throughout the rooms and creating Old World 66

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charm through the details. “It’s kind of a balancing act between having an open floor plan, but also keeping that cozy feel and not having the scale feel too large a space,” says Wright, who introduced familiar signatures of the storybook English cottage vernacular: a sweeping roofline, wavy-edge siding and elegant copper fixtures. Local stone and rich mahogany doors added luxury to the Old World elements. Inside, the heart of the house belongs to the great room, a warm space with cathedral ceilings and sliding glass doors that open the room to the great outdoors. “The house faces east, so when you’re sitting in that great room in the morning, it’s just flooded with morning, natural light,” says Wright. The light-filled lake house is all about ease, so to help the homeowners craft their timeless interiors, Atlanta designer Barbara Westbrook was brought on, quickly pegging her clients’ warm and traditional style. Think black lab (theirs is named Cleo), boat shoes and a fired-up grill at sundown. Westbrook crafted this ideal by layering antiques with newer ele-


The master bedroom combines traditional elementsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;plaid prints, tapestry pillows and dark wainscotingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;with rustic touches, resulting in a sophisticated yet cozy space. opposite Chocolate-colored ďŹ&#x201A;ooring and trim provide an Old World contrast against the warm yellow walls of the master bathroom. The creamware accessories are by Waterworks.

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A weathered blue trunk from Lovetrain Antiques—Westbrook’s first purchase for the guest room—injects a burst of color into a feminine space that’s bathed in soft neutrals, from the custom headboard to the white lamp. opposite, clockwise from left All-American style reigns in the guest suite, where a pair of iron twin beds is topped with cheery red coverlets and quilts. Stone floors in a checkerboard pattern add visual impact to this playful under-the-eaves bathroom with white pine walls and Americana style. Layered in shades of blue— from the iron bed and linens to a pair of wooden table lamps—the mood in the second country chic guest room is kept lively with a petite deer head.

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ments; chunky upholstery chairs and an overscale coffee table anchor the space while bobbin chairs, pale plaster walls and glass lamps add lightness. “I think the use of furniture in very warm colors and fabrics in different textures really warms up the place,” says Westbrook, who used a mix of check and plaid prints throughout the house. Flowing from the great room, the charmingly simple kitchen— anchored by a reclaimed wood island—was given a little kick with the addition of antique French cloches over the island. “I like mixing in a little bit of something that’s not quite perfect,” says Westbrook. In the dining room, Windsor chairs and an antique hutch teamed with a new iron chandelier is the perfect example of the designer’s skill for blending old and new. Likewise, her approach to the retreat’s five bedrooms was understated and charming. Iron beds, woven baskets and patinaed accents fulfilled this ethos, as did the dark-painted trim. “It’s a mountain house where they go to relax,” says Westbrook, “so the decor was simply done.” Indeed, the Rowlands found bliss in their lake home. “The colors, the materials and the fabrics she picked are really soothing,” says David of the designer’s masterful touch. “You just relax when you walk in the house.” SEE RESOURCES, BACK OF BOOK. 69


RESOURCES APRIL.12 (who to contact)

PAGES 42-53 (lure of the lake) INTERIOR DESIGN Susan Ferrier, McAlpine, Booth & Ferrier Interiors, Atlanta, (404) 501-9200; mcalpineboothferrier.com ARCHITECTURE McAlpine Tankersley Architecture, Montgomery, (334) 262-8315; mcalpinetankersley.com PAGES 54-59 (country revival) ARCHITECTURE Keith Summerour, Summerour Architects, (404) 603-8585; summerour.net PAGES 54-59 (a classic catch) INTERIOR DESIGN Barbara Westbrook, Westbrook Interiors, (404) 355-9430; westbrookinteriors.com ARCHITECTURE Brad Wright, Wright Design LLC, (864) 907-1054; wrightdesignllc.com

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April POWERS You can forget the old adage “April showers bring May flowers” because, so far, it looks like the climate gurus—and those pesky groundhogs wandering in and out of their hiding holes—got it all wrong. What matters is that spring is officially here, and I have my own top reasons for loving April in Atlanta. ~ Having to deal with Spring Break in March was frankly enough to ruin that month. Moving on.... ~ April’s Latin origin says that April actually means “to open” and that’s what

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I do. I open my home, my spirit and my mouth. I sing. Literally, I can’t stop singing, though most of my buddies are tired of hearing my version of “Edelweiss.” ~ The Atlanta History Center’s Sheep to Shawl day is one of my favorites of the year; I always leave the event wanting to trade in my French Bulldogs. But do sheep snuggle? ~ I love, love, love the chance to shed myself of all the outerwear and random single gloves from broken pairs I’ve donned all winter. Goodbye torturous (but stylish!) plat-

form boots and hello espadrilles! ~ High on my list of loves is Pike’s Nursery. While I’m terrible at flower arranging, I am a worldclass competitor in ringing my rooms with flowering plants. I know they don’t live forever—they love having a lawn—but they make me smile all day long. And I have a terrific collection of thrift store plant stands and pots, from bamboo to brass. And with a palm, I feel like Kathryn Hepburn in “Suddenly Last Summer,” surrounded by giant fronds waving in the

slightest breeze. ~ The Annual Inman Park Spring Festival and Tour of Homes is a must-do. By the end, my feet hurt and I am always shoeless. Although ostracized by fellow visitors, I’m confident with my pedicure! ~ April in Atlanta brings the wonder of outdoor dining. All of the restaurants slip off their doldrums, putting away their space heaters and opening up their porches. At last, I can relax outside with an Arnold Palmer, that halflemonade, half-iced tea drink of the gods. Here’s a toast to spring!

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SALUTES the GLORIOUS GRAPE ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------SPECIAL GUESTS OF HONOR Jim Clendenen of Au Bon Climat Jim has been a part of our Wine Auction family since the beginning so it’s only fitting to honor him and Au Bon Climat for our 20th year. As owner and winemaker of Au Bon Climat, Jim produces world famous Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc from California’s prestigious Le Bon Climat, Bien Nacido Vineyard, Los Alamos Vineyard, and Sanford & Benedict Vineyard in Santa Barbara County.

Robert Bower of Taylor Fladgate As the 8th generation of the Yeatman family through his grandmother, Robert represents a long and distinguished line of port producers from one of the most historic and well respected port houses. Robert is the Export and Sales Manager for the Fladgate Partnership, comprised of Taylor Fladgate, Fonseca, and Croft, and continues to lead the family-run company responsible for some of the world’s finest port.

Miguel Torres, Jr. of Miguel Torres Chile Miguel is the son of Miguel Agustin Torres, making him the fifth generation in the Torres winemaking family. He currently resides as the Executive Chairman of the company’s Chilean subsidiary located in Curicó, Chile where the focus is on Fair Trade wines and Organic Viticulture. Miguel’s family has cultivated vineyards in Penedés, Spain for the last 300 years and has been producing wine for the last 140 years.

SPECIAL FRIEND-IN-WINE David Fischer of Ramey Wine Cellars David has been a friend of the Wine Auction for many years, going back to his days at Jordan. He hosted our Wine Donations committee in the Jordan guest houses on their annual cultivation trips in November. Now the VP of Sales and Marketing and the right-hand man of another David—David Ramey—he spends a lot of time traveling and telling others about the brand. A Supplement to Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles


----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------SPECIAL GUEST CHEFS Karen and Ben Barker - Magnolia Grill (Durham, NC) North Carolina residents and James Beard Award recipients Karen and Ben Barker are joining us for their first High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction. Together, they are chefs and owners of Magnolia Grill in Durham, a beloved restaurant featuring Southern cuisine with a focus on regional and seasonal ingredients.

Gerry Klaskala - Aria Over the past 11 years, Gerry has been a constant fixture at the Wine Auction, sharing his culinary talents and generosity with our patrons. Gerry’s love of art led him to open Aria where he could showcase his unique and creative culinary skills and also continue to evolve as a chef, much like an artist opening his own gallery.

Anne Quatrano - Bacchanalia, Star Provisions, Floataway Café, Abattoir, Quinones at Bacchanalia Anne’s bio states “Chef. Innovator. Visionary.” She is all that and more. Anne has deep roots in Georgia at her mother’s family farm called Summerland, near Cartersville, where she now lives today. With a focus on sustainability and using seasonal and organic produce, Anne has championed Atlanta with six of the city’s most popular restaurants.

Frank Stitt - Highlands Bar and Grill, Bottega, Café Bottega, Chez Fonfon (Birmingham, AL) We welcome Frank back to the Wine Auction—he was last here in 2007 at a Winemaker Dinner. An Alabama native, Frank was raised in a leading agricultural county where he developed a close connection with food. His restaurants combine simple southern ingredients with authentic French and Italian influences resulting in superb, delicately balanced flavors.

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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THE SECRET CELLARS TOUR

DINE AROUND DINNERS

Inside Atlanta’s Fine Wine Underworld

The Cure for Curious Epicures

Sunday, March 18, 1:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 28, times vary by restaurant

Discover the secrets of the underworld! Descend into the deep dark depths of deli-

This is a chance to experience Atlanta’s best restaurants as you’ve never experi-

ciousness, as you and a lucky few take a tour of the finest wine cellars in the city.

enced them before. Enjoy specially prepared meals by the Chefs and drink amaz-

You’ll get to the bottom of some of Atlanta’s top cellars, and not only that, you’ll

ing wine poured by some of the world’s best winemakers who’ve been working in

get to taste some of the liquid assets these vinous vaults hold. Sponsored by A

collaboration to make these dinners unforgettable. Your table is waiting!

Legendary Event, AH&L and Greene Classic Limousines. Prix-fixe dinner reservations will be available at the following: THE ARTIST DINNER For Refined Palates and Palettes

BLT Steak

Murphy’s

Wednesday, March 28, 6:30 p.m. (bus departs at 5:30 p.m.)

Chef Laurent Tourondel

Chef Ian Winslade

The Cabin

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A Wine Auction favorite, Thomas and Vanessa Arvid will once again host

Iberian Pig

Ocean Prime

an enchanting evening of art, wine, culinary adventures and elegant entertain-

Chef Chad Crete

Jason Shelley

ment. Michael Browne will pair the exquisite wines of Kosta Browne with a

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This celebration of the 10th Artist Dinner will be full of surprises . . . you just never

La Pietra Cucina

Sotto Sotto

know who may stop in for a glass of wine. To be sure the evening is unforgettable,

Chef Bruce Logue

Chef Riccardo Ullio

each couple will leave with an Arvid created to commemorate this event.

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Livingston

Valenza

A TOAST TO OREGON’S TERROIR

Chef Zeb Stevenson

Chef Matt Swickerath

Thursday, March 29, 7:00 p.m.

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Limited Seating

sumptuous six course Cochon du Lait feast by Chef Joe Truex of Watershed.

Transportation provided to and from Buckhead.

Terra Terroir This evening is really all about a sense of place. Join 17 Oregon winemakers

Woodfire Grill

for an evening of powerful Pinot Noirs and delectable dishes from Terra

Chef Kevin Gillespie

Terroir, a restaurant that has been serving up a tantalizing menu with an

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oenophile’s wine list to match. Owners Mary and Tim Moore, long-time Wine Auction friends and supporters, are closing their restaurant to the public for this special occasion you will not want to miss. The participating list of wineries at their fabulous and new Bar Terroir includes R. Stuart & Co., Van Duzer, Trisaetum, Bergstrom, Adelsheim and more!

Please check www.atlanta-wineauction.org for Winemaker Pairings and additional restaurants. Make reservations directly with the restaurant.


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AT HOME WITH DINING PERFECTION Thursday, March 29, 7:00 p.m. in Atlanta’s most gracious homes

Wow! Chateau Boswell has been making rare small lot estate Cabernet for over

Atlanta’s most charming private residences provide the setting. For one glorious

30 years, but let’s hope Josh Peeples also brings some Russian River Chardonnay

evening, with the owners there to host you, the region’s top chefs and their staffs

or Jacquelynn Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet. And nobody knows rare better that

will take over the kitchen and work their culinary magic on a special one-of-a-kind

steakmeister Kevin Rathbun. Dining with him is always a rare treat.

meal. The chefs will be matching special bottles of wine brought personally by visiting winemakers who will be joining you for dinner as well. This is at-home

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entertaining in its most perfect form. Sponsored by KPMG.

Hosts: Susan and Al Dragone Winemakers: Shannon Staglin - Staglin Family Vineyard

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Maggie Harrison - Antica Terra

Hosts: Kristie and Charles Abney

Chef: Chris Hall - Local Three

Winemakers: Andy Peay - Peay Vineyards

Exceptional. An exceptional piece of land in Rutherford produces exceptional

Austin Peterson - Ovid

Cabernet, Chardonnay and red blends for Staglin Family Vineyard. Shannon Sta-

Chefs: Steven Satterfield - Miller Union

glin will share her treasures at this exceptional dinner. Maggie Harrison’s life has

Ashley Christensen - Poole’s Downtown Diner, Raleigh

been one exception after another, and as Antica Terra’s winemaker, her sold-

Pure Pleasure. Austin Peterson, Ovid’s winemaker, produces a beautifully pure

out Oregon Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays and Rosés reflect her unique spirit. Local

expression of a classic Bordeaux blend, made with the best estate grown French

Three’s Chris Hall, like Maggie, is self-taught, and his simple yet imaginative food

varietals Napa has to offer. Andy Peay’s wines are small production estate grown

will match these fine wines exceptionally well.

masterpieces as well, made simply and purely to allow the grapes to speak for themselves. Both our chefs share that identical philosophy. Steven Satterfield and

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Ashley Christensen create seasonal Southern dishes that let the food’s natural fla-

Hosts: Marie and Brad Foster

vors express themselves. Sounds like pure heaven!

Winemakers: Andy Wilcox - Lambert Bridge Winery Steve Reynolds - Reynolds Family Winery

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Chef: Linton Hopkins - Restaurant Eugene

Hosts: Amanda and Chris Clare

All In. Lambert Bridge puts its all into making small lots of world-class Bordeaux-

Winemakers: Michael Browne - Kosta Browne

style blends and varietals. Andy Wilcox, their Sales manager, is our world-class

Josh Peeples - Chateau Boswell

friend who’ll be pouring these beauties for you. Steve Reynolds doesn’t do any-

Chef: Kevin Rathbun - Rathbun’s

thing part way. He’s enthusiastically all-in, all the time. If you’re lucky, Steve’s gor-

Rarity. Rarely do you get a chance to enjoy rubbing elbows with the reigning

geous Reynolds Family Cabernets, Persistence blend and other wines will all be

Wine Spectator Wine of the Year - Kosta Browne winemaker, Michael Browne.

in your glass. Linton Hopkins is a culinary craftsman, making from-scratch dishes

He will bring a delectable collection of rare Pinot’s to pair with the evenings fare.

from artisanal foods with an artist’s flair and a surgeon’s care. Go all-in to get a seat at this dinner.

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winery, sources beautiful fruit that is made into unique blended wines like Contrar-

Hosts: Cindy and Bill Fowler

ian and Paramour, or pure heaven Merlot like Illustration. Bocado’s Chef, Todd

Winemakers: Suzanne and Stuart Bryan - Pride Mountain

Ginsberg, has been on the cutting edge of the sustainable farming movement while

Matt Licklider - LIOCO

honing his craft as a master of traditional French and contemporary American

Chefs: Carvel Grant Gould - Canoe

cuisine. Dress and arrive sharply.

Virginia Willis - Virginia Willis Culinary Productions Pride. Suzanne Pride Bryan and her husband, Stuart, will be bringing the fruits of their 83-acre vineyards straddling Sonoma and Napa. Pride Mountain produces a variety of big, rich-tasting red and white wines of unique character. LIOCO’s Matt Licklider takes pride in selecting only the best fruit from the best California vineyards for his Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays and other naturally-made wines. Canoe’s marvel, Carvel Grant Gould, teams with one of Atlanta’s culinary gems, Virginia Willis, to orchestrate a meal that will ‘do these great wines proud’.

EIGHT Hosts: Stacey and David Kaufman Winemakers: Wells Guthrie - Copain Wines Matt Hobbs - Paul Hobbs Winery Chef: Jay Swift - 4th & Swift Meticulous. Copain’s winemaker, Wells Guthrie, loves French wines so much, he moved to France to learn to make them. Now he makes French varietals Pinot Noir Viognier, Chardonnay and Syrah from meticulously-sourced California fruit. Paul

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Hobbs uses meticulous vineyard management and minimal interference to create

Hosts: Norvin Hagan and Liz Warfford

stunningly rich Cabernets, Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. His brother, Matt, and

Winemakers: Cameron Frey - Ramey Wine Cellars

Marketing Director, Jenifer Freebairn, will share the wealth with us. Jay Swift has

Julianna Martinelli - Martinelli

a passion for carefully crafting modern American takes on classic dishes. He’s so

Chefs: Ford Fry - JCT Kitchen

meticulous, it’s ridiculous.

Drew Belline - No. 246 Farm Charm. Ramey practically put the farm, aka terroir, back in the bottle for California wines, reversing the trend of academically made, ‘me too’ wines. Our friend David Fischer will join Cameron Frey and bring Ramey’s highly acclaimed results. Julianna Martinelli’s family are grape farmers as well as winemakers, crafting stunning Pinots, Zins, Syrahs and more from start to amazing finish. Ford Fry, Chef/Owner at JCT and his partner at No. 246, Drew Belline, are farm fresh fanatics. Italian style meets Southern chic and these chefs use “expensive mushrooms.”

NINE Hosts: Lorri and Forrest McClain Winemakers: Ellen and Robert Brittan - Brittan Vineyards Paula Kornell - Oakville Ranch Auctioneer Michael Davis, Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. Chef: Jamie Adams - Veni Vidi Vici Re-Awakenings. Robert Brittan made a Stags’ Leap from Napa to Oregon in 2004 to fulfill a dream to make magnificent cool climate Pinot Noir and Syrah.

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Good move, Robert. Oakville Ranch’s move to sustainable farming reawakened

Hosts: Mary and Neil Johnson

the soil and GM Paula Kornell will be bringing the results-vibrant Cabernets, Char-

Winemakers: Jamey Whetstone - Whetstone Wine Cellars

donnays and brilliant blends. Who knows what Auctioneer Michael Davis might

Michael Polenske - Blackbird Vineyards

contribute? Jamie Adams’ authentic Italian cooking will wake up your taste buds

Chef: Todd Ginsberg - Bocado

with flavors so fresh—they’re alarming!

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----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Stephens has his hands full overseeing the production of simply made, simply

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beautiful Chardonnay and Cabernet wines. Harry Peterson-Nedry believes the

Hosts: Christine and Bill Ragland

winemaker’s role is sometimes to do as little as a high-tech background will toler-

Winemaker: Ann Colgin and Joe Wender - Colgin, and Camille Giroud

ate and let nature work. Nature works extremely well as his gorgeous Oregon

Chef: Sam Beall and Chef Joseph Lenn of Blackberry Farm Prestige. Ann Colgin’s blockbuster Colgin Cabernets, Bordeaux Blends and Syrahs are among the world’s most impressive and sought-after wines, as anyone who’s ever tasted them can attest. Ten years ago Ann and her husband Joe added Camille Giroud, maker of age worthy Burgundian wines, to their company’s prestigious portfolio. Taste France a la Colgin. Sam Beall owns Blackberry Farm, one of America’s most prestigious resort properties. Nothing but seasonal, well-crafted

Pinots (Noir, Gris and Blanc) and Rieslings will prove. Ron Eyester of Rosebud and Rick Robinson of Gott’s Roadside are both re-inventors of American classic dishes who believe in screamingly fresh ingredients, creative twists and simple preparations. Just plain delicious.

THIRTEEN Hosts: Sharon and Chip Shirley

perfection comes out of Joseph Lenn’s kitchen. Prestige never tasted so good.

Winemakers: Jean-Louis Carbonnier - Chateau Palmer Robert Bower - Taylor Fladgate

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Chef: Marla Adams - Babette’s Cafe

Hosts: Georgia Schley Ritchie and Diff Ritchie

Finesse. Chateau Palmer epitomizes the refinement and elegance for which wines

Winemakers: Jasmine Hirsch - Hirsch Vineyards

of Margaux are renowned. We are fortunate their Brand Ambassador, Jean-Louis

Carroll Kemp - Red Car

Carbonnier, is here to share these wines of true finesse with us. Taylor Fladgate,

Chef: Jean Marc Metairie - Atmosphere Atmosphere. The coastal rainforest atmosphere surrounding Hirsch’s Sonoma vineyards changes constantly. How does Jasmine (a very atmospheric name) Hirsch’s family consistently make such beautifully balanced Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays? There’s something in the air at Red Car, which also makes outstanding wines in Sonoma County. Like Hirsch, Red Car’s Winemaker, Carroll Kemp, believes in minimal interference in winemaking, yet he manages to create maximum quality Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs and Syrahs. To complement these remarkable Sonoma wines is Atmosphere Chef Jean Marc Metairie’s exquisite French fare.

one of the founding Port producers, makes iconic fortified wines with finesse and versatility. Robert Bower, Export Manager, 8th generation Port producer, and a Wine Auction Special Guest of Honor, will pour from his trove of treasures. With her exotic blending of European and Mediterranean influences, Marla Adams of Babette’s Café is the perfect choice to finesse the perfect meal. Finesse times three!

FOURTEEN Hosts: Jerilene and Nat Slaughter Winemakers: Jim Clendenen - Au Bon Climat

Drink it all in.

Clare Carver and Brian Marcy - Big Table Farm Chef: Ryan Smith - Empire State South

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Originality. Jim Clendenen is an original Wine Auction supporter and one of

Hosts: Suzanne and Bob Salmon

the most original people we know. Enjoy the originality he brings to his Pinot Noir,

Winemakers: Justin Stephens - D.R. Stephens Estate

Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay. Can’t get more original than fresh off the farm. Brian

Harry Peterson-Nedry - Chehalem

Marcy and Clare Carver will select from Big Table Farm’s best Oregon Pinot Noir,

Chefs: Ron Eyester - Rosebud

Syrah, Riesling and Pinot Gris. Putting his refreshingly original touches on authentic

Rick Robinson - Gott’s Roadside Just Plain Great. As Managing Partner of Napa’s D. R. Stephens Estate, Justin

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FIFTEEN Hosts: Sarah and Joe Tripodi Winemakers: Miguel Torres, Jr. - Miguel Torres Chile Brett deLeuze - ZD Wines Chef: Craig Richards - Ecco Stratospheric. Miguel Torres, Jr., a Wine Auction Special Guest of Honor, runs the Chilean subsidiary of his family’s wine empire that stretches around the

PREMIER TASTING SEMINARS First Class Wine Classes Friday, March 30, The St. Regis Atlanta These are not your average wine tastings my friends. Oh no. These are the best of the best. Delicious and rare wines poured by the experts for you to savor, compare and then brag about to your jealous friends. Earn a Masters in Merlot or a PHD in Pinot. You’ll never skip class again.

globe. The world renowned quality of Miguel Torres Chile’s great wines will put guests at this dinner in rare air. Norman deLeuze was an aerospace engineer when he founded ZD, and his son Brett will be bringing Cabernets, Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs made to his dad’s sky-high standards. Ecco’s Chef, Craig Richards, will use his European culinary training and sumptuous seasonal ingredients to make a meal that will match the wines and send you over the moon.

A Blind Tasting Challenge featuring 20 Oregon Wineries - 11:00 a.m. This is not your ordinary seminar. In fact, we’ve never had one quite like this. Get your game face and taste buds ready! Join 20 Premier Oregon wineries for an event that is equal parts competition, class and mingling with winemakers. Teams will blind taste wines from six Oregon wineries and compete for the highest number of correct wines. Each member of the winning team wins a prize! Once

SIXTEEN A Wells Fargo Private Bank Dinner, by Invitation Only Hosts: Kelly Loeffler and Jeff Sprecher Winemaker: Rich Frank - Frank Family Vineyards Chef: Scott Serpas - Serpas True Food

the game is over, you’ll have the chance to meet the winemakers and explore the wines from 14 other Oregon wineries. The wines will span the entire range of vintages and terroirs that can be experienced in the Willamette Valley and will be a tremendous opportunity to build upon the knowledge gained in the Oregon Pinot Noir Challenge.

A Truly Big Deal. Rich Frank, entertainment executive (former president of Disney Studios and Paramount Television, etc.), constantly makes big productions in Hollywood, all the while making a lot of little ones in Napa Valley. His Frank Family Winery makes fantastic small production Cabernet, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zin, Sangiovese and Champagne. Rich’s wines are a very big deal. Scott Serpas has been a big deal on the Atlanta culinary scene for years, and his Southern/ Southwestern/ Louisiana-influenced true food with Rich’s wines will be a blockbuster of a meal. Truly.

CAN’T JOIN US? If you are not able to attend the Auction but would like to bid on a few of our exciting lots, you can view the auction catalog online at: atlantawineauction.org. Download the pages, peruse the details, select your favorites and call or email us for details about bidding online or sending in a sealed bid. We are also able to arrange for telephone bidding during the Live Auction. Contact the Wine Auction office at claire.everts@ woodruffcenter.org or 404-733-4543 for details.

Discover Your Alter Ego with Château Palmer – 1:00 p.m. Vintage after vintage, the wines of Château Palmer express the estate’s unique terroir, long history, and commitment to excellence. With precision and concentration, Palmer’s wines are wines of finesse, elegance and emotion that are among the pinnacle of Bordeaux wines. Jean-Louis Carbonnier, US Manager of Château Palmer, will share insights into the history of this acclaimed estate and conduct a tasting of six vintages of Château Palmer and Alter Ego.

Travel to where the land ends with Torres – 2:00 p.m. Some say the word Chile may have been derived from a word that means “where the land ends.” What we do know is that this South American country has a long history of winemaking, dating back to the 16th century when the Spanish conquistadores brought vines with them as they colonized the region. Miguel Torres founded his Chilean winery in 1979. Join his son, Miguel Torres, Jr., on a journey through the origins of Chilean viticulture featuring wines from Torres: 2011 Torres “Santa Digna” Sauvignon Blanc, 2009 Torres “Santa Digna” Carmenere, 2008 Torres “Cordillera” Cariñena and 2007 Torres “Manso de Velasco” Cabernet.”


WINE AUCTION WEEKEND — The Tents in Atlantic Station

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------FRIDAY NIGHT FÊTE One Enchanted Evening

A Message From Chief Taster Dick Denny

Friday, March 30 Reception, 7:00 p.m.

Why is our party so great? Well, it’s a unique celebration

Dinner, 8:00 p.m.

of the arts. Our overture is a tribute to the art of great food

Classic Cocktail Attire

—its preparation, presentation and avenue to the sense

This rates right up there with Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve—it’s Auction Eve

of taste, with the star of our show, a glass of wine of your

and it’s just as memorable. Imagine dining and dancing with your friends and

choice—and what extraordinary choices. As the overture

fellow auction attendees as our Special Guest Chefs are perfectly preparing the

concludes, we are treated to our uninterrupted one act

meal and top winemakers are sitting at your table, pouring their latest and great-

play or opera—a second feast for the senses. We’re in-

est wines. Special Guest Chefs include Karen and Ben Barker of Magnolia

vited to sit and enjoy ourselves with further delicacies and

Grill in Durham, Gerry Klaskala of Aria, Anne Quatrano of Bacchanalia,

glorious wine as we witness the theatre of music, singing (yes, there’s some of

and Frank Stitt of Highlands Bar and Grill in Birmingham. A Silent Auction, a

that), dancing (occasional), speechmaking (lots of that), showmanship, competi-

Class Act Band-it’s one Eve you won’t want to leave. Special thanks to Chef Liz

tion, victory and defeat. We can even participate and be actors as we choose, all

Cipro and Tony Conway with A Legendary Event for orchestrating the dinner.

the while reveling in the ongoing satisfaction of great food and wine, close friends

Sponsored by:

Culinary Partner:

(new and old), and all for the benefit of a noble cause. THE 20TH ANNUAL VINTNERS’ RECEPTION AND LIVE AUCTION And the theatre continues for four or five hours, not even counting the overture, and

The Ultimate Expression of The Art of Wine

concludes with a euphoric vision of an evening of even more merriment or a long

Saturday, March 31

and blissful slumber. No wonder it’s Atlanta’s greatest party.

Vintners’ Reception, 11:00 a.m. Live Auction, 1:00 p.m.

While we’ve touched upon the components for our party—food, wine, a show

This is it! Twenty years in the making and worth every minute! The 20th High Mu-

with sideshows, things and events for sale, with a chance to be part of all of it—

seum Atlanta Wine Auction is the total package. It starts with scores of wineries

we’ve hardly mentioned the friendships made and continued over the years of our

pouring their best into your glasses while you enjoy plates of greatness from doz-

celebrations under the tent. And partying with friends who enjoy a good party is

ens of Atlanta’s best restaurants. Then the paddles go up on lots and lots of rare

what makes a great party.

and collectible wine, fabulous trips, fine art and other one-of-a-kind opportunities you can only find under the tents at the 20th Wine Auction. We welcome Special

Thanks, again, to all who make this happen, and there are lots of you—the co-

Guests of Honor, Jim Clendenen of Au Bon Climat, Robert Bower of Tay-

chairs, the Museum and wine auction staff, the winemakers/principals, the vol-

lor Fladgate, and Miguel Torres, Jr. of Michael Torres Chile. Experience

unteers, chefs, servers, sponsors, benefactors and partygoers. We’re all in this

The Art of Wine with us!

together; let’s go for it—and once again have a HIGH old time! THANKS TO OUR AUCTIONEERS! Cheers,

Michael Davis and Ben Ferdinand of Hart Davis Hart Wine Co., Chicago.

Dick Denny

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The Art of Golf Through June 24, 2012 Drawing upon the works of artists as diverse as Rembrandt, Charles Less, and Harold Edgerton and Andy Warhol, this exhibition brings together for the first time extraordinary, rare, and even whimsical works of Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973), Girl before a Mirror, 1932, oil on canvas, 64 x 51 ¼ inches. The Museum of Modern Art. Gift of Mrs. Simon Guggenheim. ©2011 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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MATT BRADFORD

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ANDRES LOAIZA

Wine Director-Sommelier; Canoe 4199 Paces Ferry Road, SE, Atlanta, GA 30066 (770) 432-2663; CanoeAtl.com

Sommelier & Wine Director; Paces 88 The St. Regis Atlanta 88 W. Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30305 (404) 563-7900; stregisatlanta.com

General Manager, Wine Director Aria 490 East Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30305 (404) 233-7673; Aria-atl.com

Wine Philosophy: I spend a lot of time with wine in my career and on a daily level. It is important to maximize my exposure to wine with tasting groups and travel. I am constantly fascinated by the intricacies of wine and where it is produced. Wine Epiphany: I was lucky to travel to France when I was fifteen and travel through Champagne and the Loire Valley. It has always made sense to me; wine is simply something that intrinsically fits my life. Most Exclusive Bottle on Your List: Chapoutier, ‘Le Pavillon,’ Hermitage 2007

Wine Philosophy: The magical structure of wine is often described in terms of dimension—width, length and depth. My philosophy is to guide everybody on the path of discovering that particular wine which will open the door to a fourth dimension, offering you a journey through time. Wine Epiphany: After the first sip of Krug Rosé, I was transported to the country side on a field during a late summer afternoon and back to the dinner table,in a blink of an eye.

Michel

Biggest Trend in Wine: I see a trend away from over-manipulated, ripe, big alcohol styles of wine from California and Australia towards classic wines from Italy and France. These drier styles of wine are more food friendly and do really well at Canoe. Perfect Pairing: Roasted Duck with Pear and Blue Cheese Gratin, Brussel Sprout Leaves and Glazed Seckel Pears paired with Felsina, ‘Rancia,’ Chianti Classico 2006 Food/Wine Person You Most Admire: Jean Louis Palladin is credited by many as the French chef that influenced more of today’s culinary leaders than any other. Food and Wine go so well together. Without the creative abilities of our best Chefs, the platform for great wine in restaurants would not exist.

Most Exclusive Bottle on your list: Magnum of Screaming Eagle Biggest trend in wine: wines

2006

Vegan & biodynamic

Perfect pairing: 1996 Latour and Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”. It is always dangerous to compare the pleasures of one sense with those of another, but it is truly an unexplored territory and it opens the door to a totally different world. Food/Wine Person You Most Admire: Ernest Hemingway. He was not a chef or a winemaker, but he understood the essence of wine and truly enjoyed the journey.

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Wine Philosophy: We look to present a dynamic selection that reflects our passion for great wine making, and that also allow us to enhance the dining experience of our guests, with their unique set of needs and preferences. Wine Epiphany: Oh, a bottle of Dom Perignon 1982 I tasted recently reminded me why I love wine so much. Intriguing and complex absolutely delicious! Most Exclusive Bottle on Your List: We recently spent six months chasing after, and finally acquiring, wines from Giaconda Estate. Their intensely aromatic Chardonnay is truly memorable. Biggest Trend in Wine: As wine consumption continues to rise in the States, so is consumer knowledge; this has propelled wine programs to greater levels of detail and quality; consumers expect more from wine professionals, and this will only continue to grow. Perfect Pairing: A glass of Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve with Aria’s seared foie gras and vanilla roasted fuji apples. Champagne is the ultimate luxury vehicle for the rich decadence of foie gras. Food/Wine Person You Most Admire: I tip my hat to those doing the hard work in the vineyards and in the cellars. The recent death of Giuseppe Quintarelli from the Veneto, certainly highlights the finite gift that winemakers offer to all of us wine lovers.


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NICHOLAS QUINONES CS and SETH ROSKIND Manager/Wine Director J. CATHERINE HATCH CS,CSW General 4th & Swift Nicolas, Wine Director, Catherine, Sommelier; Woodfire Grill 1782 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA, 30324 (404) 347-9055, woodfiregrill.com

Wine Philosophy: We approach each guest as an individual and attempt to serve them wines that they will find pleasurable and that are appropriate for the foods that they are eating. We take great pride in not only pairing food with wine, but also pairing guests with wine.

621 North Avenue NE, B100, Atlanta, GA 30308 (678) 904-0106, 4thandswift.com; blog.4thandswift.com

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Corporate Sommelier / Director of Operations Fifth Group Restaurants:La Tavola, Ecco, Alma Cocina, South City Kitchens, Bold American Events and Catering, Lure, The Original El Taco; (678) 302-3218; fifthgroup.com

Wine Philosophy: In creating a list I focus on four main components: offering a singular experience, sustainability, value at all levels, and supporting the small/ family-run operations.

Wine Philosophy: The perennial commitment of the vine joined with the vision, hard work and nurturing hands of the winemaker. This accomplishment is first and foremost...ours to enjoy and appreciate.

Wine Epiphany: 1985 Chapoutier “La Bernadine” Châteauneuf-du-Pape. I had grown up drinking wine and had been in the business for a couple of years, and though I enjoyed wine, I never really ‘got it’. One evening, a guest left me some of his Châteauneuf and, pop, a bulb went off, and….ahhh, I see.

Wine Epiphany: The day I realized that the same bottling can taste different one day from another, from one location to the next, in rain or shine. Everything from the quality of the conversation to barometric pressure...from bulb wattage to the cushion on your seat.

Wine Epiphany: Nick: 1982 Chateau Margaux; this wine burned an imprint on my soul with a seamless bouquet of briny olives, purple flowers and black fruits packaged in an almost quaffable silky texture. Cate: 2002 Château La Nerthe Châteauneuf du Pape; I was a young wine novice and the complexity and earthy Most Exclusive Bottle on Your List: 2005 Mararomas, coupled with white pepper and raspberry, was chesi de Gresy Camp Gros-Martinenga Barbaresco. unlike anything I had experienced before. Biggest Trend in Wine: The array of wines coming Most Exclusive Bottle on Your List: 2007 and in from Spain, from those that are value-driven to those that rival the greatest produced, is both fascinating and 2008 Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. wonderful to see.

Biggest Trend in Wine: Biodynamic viticulture produces wine grapes that clearly express the soil from Perfect Pairing: An aged Domaine Weinbach “Cuwhich they grew. The improved health of the biodynam- vée Laurence” Gewürztraminer served with a seared ic vineyard yields wines of precision, balance, finesse, Foie Gras and Spiced Quince Compote. and most importantly, uniqueness. Food/Wine Person You Most Admire: Robert SinPerfect Pairing: Nick: 2006 Damien Laureau Les skey produces some of the purist, most authentic wines Gênets Savennières with seared scallop in a carrot, gin- you will find anywhere while he continues to be a reger, satsuma mandarin broth. Cate: Fresh blueberries sponsible steward of the land. Further, he is an insightful philosopher. Every time I have the opportunity to read and 2008 La Pigeade Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise. the thoughts and reports from Mr. Sinskey, I find myself Food/Wine Person You Most Admire: All the re-energized and thankful to be even slightly associated food and wine professionals who, like the two of us, ob- with him. Spend some time at the Sinskey website; you sessively cook and pair food with wine on their days off. will be well-rewarded.

Most Exclusive Bottle on Your List: Exclusive is tricky because our restaurants don’t endeavor to stockpile rarities. I suppose if I were to dig deep, I might find a bottle of 2004 Artadi, “el Pison” Rioja. Biggest Trend in Wine: Let’s bring back the acid, lower alcohols, less manipulation=more natural wines— wines that really do represent a time and a place, reinvigorating the true taste of an A.O.C Perfect Pairing: Slightly overcast and 59 degrees. I’d like to serve a slightly brothy version of the classic ribolita fortified with black kale, carrots, spring onion melding with white beans, served with a bone dry prosecco like the NV Nino Franco, Rustico, Prosecco di Valdobbiadene. Food/Wine Person You Most Admire: Nicolas Joly for his work in his own vineyards and the resultant wines, for his steadfast commitment to holistic and biodynamic agriculture and the insights he shares that ultimately bind us all to the earth and the heavens above.


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table of contents GENERAL INFORMATION Tickets ..........................................................................................................................4 Advance Ticket Locations ................................................................................6-7 Sponsors & Superstars ..........................................................................................8 Opening Night Party ............................................................................................10 Café Menu ................................................................................................................ 13 Special Events ........................................................................................................ 15 Letter from the President ...................................................................................16 Chairs & Special Appreciation ...................................................................18-19

Committee ...........................................................................................................20-21 Past Chairs ..............................................................................................................22 About the House ...............................................................................................24-25 ASO Education & Community Engagement Initiatives ..........................26 Floor Plans ....................................................................................................... 28-29 Designer Spaces.............................................................................................. 30-56 Designer Bios................................................................................................... 58-62

ROOMS & GARDENS

entry and porte cochere

master bedroom

DARGAN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS ....................................................30

WESTBROOK INTERIORS .......................................................................... 42

foyer

gentleman’s dressing and bathroom

TURNER DAVIS INTERIORS ......................................................................30

DESIGN GALLERIA KITCHEN & BATH STUDIO ............................. 44

gentleman’s powder room

ladies’ dressing and bathroom

FERNANDEZ & TRUE INTERIORS ..........................................................32

MCLAURIN INTERIORS ............................................................................... 44

library

guest retreat

ESSARY & MURPHY, INC. ............................................................................32

DILLARD PIERCE DESIGN ASSOCIATES, LLC .................................46

solarium

lounge

OETGEN DESIGN, INC. .................................................................................. 34

STANTON HOME FURNISHINGS ...........................................................46

living room

nursery

STAN TOPOL & ASSOCIATES, INC. ......................................................... 34

MUSSO DESIGN GROUP ...............................................................................48

dining room

guest bedroom

C. WEAKS INTERIORS ................................................................................... 36

COURTNEY GILES INTERIORS ................................................................48

family dining room

third floor sitting room

WOMACK INTERIORS .................................................................................. 36

THE MERCANTILE ......................................................................................... 50

kitchen

teen retreat

DESIGN GALLERIA KITCHEN & BATH STUDIO ............................. 38

MAISON ATLANTA .......................................................................................... 50

butler’s pantry

young man’s bedroom

JAMES FARMER DESIGNS .......................................................................... 38

CAROLINE MCLEAN TOLLESON, LLC .................................................. 52

back stairwell

game room

KELLY CRAGO HANSEN INTERIORS, INC. .........................................40

KELLIE GRIFFIN INTERIORS ................................................................... 52

ladies’ parlor

gazebo

HARMONIOUS LIVING BY TISH MILLS, LLC ...................................40

B.D. JEFFRIES .................................................................................................... 54

upper hallway

poolhouse, deck and garden

THE DESIGN ATELIER, INC. ...................................................................... 42

ED CASTRO LANDSCAPE, INC. ...........................................................54, 56

retail Boxwoods Too!

You are cordially invited to visit Boxwoods Too!, the annual on-premise Show House shop created by a special arrangement between Boxwoods Gardens & Gifts and the Atlanta Symphony Associates. Since forming this unique partnership, Boxwoods has donated over $100,000 to benefit the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Cited as one of the top 50 retailers in the nation, Boxwoods is proud to afford Show House patrons an exciting shopping venue in the form of Boxwoods Too! Make sure that part of your Show House experience includes seeing the eclectic mix of affordable gifts, one-of-a-kind antiques, decorative home accessories, preserved botanicals, fun jewelry and attractive accents for which Boxwoods has become legendary. 2

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PARKING Parking is generously provided by the St. Regis Atlanta for $5 per car. Parking will be validated with any purchase at the hotel. Complimentary luxury shuttle service between the St. Regis and Decorators’ Show House & Gardens is provided during normal operating hours.

St. Regis Atlanta 88 West Paces Ferry Rd. Atlanta, GA 30305 DIRECTIONS TO PARKING From North Take I-285 East (from I-75) or I-285 West (from I-85) and exit onto GA-400 South.Take Exit 2 to Lenox Road. Turn left and follow the signs for Peachtree Road South. Turn right on Peachtree Road. Continue 1 mile and turn right on West Paces Ferry. The hotel is 2 blocks ahead on the left. Other Gods Before Us 63x42 encaustic and mixed media

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ATLANTA SYMPHONY STORE 1280 Peachtree St. NE Atlanta, GA 30309 atlantasymphony.org BELLE CHAMBRE 1248 West Paces Ferry Rd. Atlanta, GA 30327 (404) 816-5333; bellechambre.com THE COOK’S WAREHOUSE, BROOKHAVEN 4062 Peachtree Rd. NE Atlanta, GA 30319 (404) 949-9945; cookswarehouse.com DESIGN GALLERIA KITCHEN & BATH STUDIO, ADAC 351 Peachtree HillsAve., Suite 234 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 261-0111; designgalleria.net

SCOUT FOR THE HOME 18 East Andrews Dr. Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 816-2325; scoutforthehome.com

SOUTH OF MARKET 345 Peachtree Hills Ave., Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 995-9399; southofmarket.biz

VINTAGE 22A East Andrews Drive Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 846-0907; vintagebyttc.com

RAYMOND GOINS 2300 Peachtree Rd., Suite C-103 Atlanta, GA 30309 (404) 835-2579; rlgoins.com

Alpharetta / Johns Creek

Decatur

COOK’S AND SHERLOCK 180 West Ponce de Leon Ave. Atlanta, GA 30030 (404) 377-4005; cookswarehouse.com

ACCENTRICS 8465 Holcomb Bridge Rd., Suite 430 Johns Creek, GA 30022 (770) 645-1460; accentrics-home.com

THE GALLERY AT LIMETREE 2840 LaVista Rd. Decatur, GA 30033 (404) 633-0982; limetreegifts.com

GLYN WEAKLEY LIMITED 3489 Northside Pkwy. NW Atlanta, GA 30327 (404) 841-6649; glynweakley.com

DIANE JOHNSON & ASSOCIATES 9925 Haynes Bridge Rd., Suite 720 Johns Creek, GA 30022 (770) 740-8414; dianejohnsoninteriors.com

Dunwoody

GRAMERCY FINE LINENS AND FURNISHINGS 2351 A Peachtree Rd. NE Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 846-9244; shopgramercy.com

Buckhead Village

INTERIORS MARKET 55 Bennett St. NW #20 Atlanta, GA 30309 (404) 352-0055; interiorsmarket.com MATHEWS’ FURNITURE AND DESIGN 1240 West Paces Ferry Rd. NW Atlanta, GA 30327 (404) 237-8271; mathewsfurniture.com MATTHEW QUINN COLLECTION, ADAC WEST 349 Peachtree Hills Ave., Suite B-5-A Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 974-3560; matthewquinncollection.com THE MERCANTILE 1430 Dresden Drive Atlanta, GA 30319 (404) 816-0060; blog.mercantileatlanta.com

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SMITH GRUBBS ASSOCIATES, ADAC 351 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, Suite 303/305 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 239-9206; smithgrubbs.com

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ALON’S BAKERY & MARKET 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Rd. Atlanta, GA 30346 alons.com

ANTHONY | WOLF COLLECTION 56 East Andrews Drive Atlanta, GA 30305 (404)869-0042

NANCY’S at the Shops of Dunwoody 5482 Chamblee-Dunwoody Rd. Dunwoody, GA 30338 nancys-shoppe.com

B.D. JEFFRIES 3736 Roswell Rd. NE Atlanta, GA 30342 (404) 231-3004; bdjeffries.com

East Cobb / Marietta

BOXWOODS GARDENS & GIFTS 100 East Andrews Dr. Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 233-3400; boxwoodsonline.com FOOT SOLUTIONS 2900 Peachtree Rd. NW, #207 in The Peach Shopping Center Atlanta, GA 30305 footsolutions.com LUSH LIFE 146 East Andrews Dr. NW Atlanta, GA 30327 (404) 841-9661; lushlifehomegarden.com

C’EST MOI 1100 Johnson Ferry Rd. NE Marietta, GA 30068 (770) 977-8468; cestmoihome.com

CASABELLA 4400 Roswell Rd. NE, #128A Marietta, GA 30062 (770) 321-1708; casabellathehomestore.com THE COOK’S WAREHOUSE, EAST COBB 1311 John Ferry Rd., Ste 568 Marietta, GA 30068 (770) 565-8005; cookswarehouse.com


Midtown

THE COOKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S WAREHOUSE, ANSLEY MALL 1544 Piedmont Rd. Atlanta, GA 30324 (404) 815-4993; cookswarehouse.com

MidtownWest

BUNGALOW 1197 Howell Mill Rd. Atlanta, GA 30318 (404) 351-9120; bungalowclassic.com FORSYTH FABRICS 1190 Foster St. NW Atlanta, GA 30318 (404) 351-6050; forsythfabrics.com JONATHAN ADLER Howell Mill Rd. Atlanta, GA 30318 johnathanadler.com KOLO COLLECTION 1189 Howell Mill Rd. Atlanta, GA 30318 (404) 355-1717; kolocollection.com STANTON HOME FURNISHINGS 1194 Huff Rd. Atlanta, GA 30318 (404) 351-3890; stantonhomefurnishings.com

Norcross

HASTINGS NATURE AND GARDEN CENTER 3420 Woodhill Dr. Peachtree Corners, GA 30092 (404) 869-7447; hastingsgardencenter.com

Peachtree City

OMEGA BOOK CENTER, INC. 100 North Peachtree Pkwy., #13 Peachtree City, GA 30269 (770) 487-3977

Roswell

THE CHANDLERY 950 Canton St. Roswell, GA 30075 (770) 993-5962; chandlerygifts.com

Senoia

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sponsors

superstars

Platinum Atlanta Lexus Dealer Association Boxwoods Garden & Gifts

Four Star Marylin S. Johnson Gino and Belinda Massafra Terence L. and Jeanne P. Neal Victoria and Howard Palefsky Mrs. Charles A. Smithgall, Jr. Gail and Barry Spurlock Mike and Liz Troy Three Star Dr. and Mrs. Anton J. Bueschen Edna and Dan Hollums Elizabeth “Bette” Meeder Sandy and Harriet Miller Patty and Doug Reid Adair and Dick White Camille Yow Leslie Wheeler

Gold AmericasMart St. Regis Silver Merrill Trust Foundation Linder Security PrePrint Benjamin Moore Bronze Stella & Dot Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

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Two Star John D. Fuller Dr. Fred and Ann Levin Anonymous Ginny Millner One Star Eleanor “Honey” Corbin Marcia and John Donnell Janis and Michael Eckert Robert H. Gunn, Jr. Corrie and Wayne Johnson Lucy R. and Gary Lee, Jr. Molly Lynch Natalie and Allen Miller Alison and Tom Mimms Leslie and Skip Petter Paul Raulet Mrs. JoAnn Rieger Maya Robinson Beverly and Milton Shlapak Elizabeth Morgan Spiegel Gail and Loren Starr Sabine Sugarman Poppy Tanner Alan and Marcia Watt


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opening night party Friday, April 20, 2012 Cocktails 6:30 p.m. Opening Ceremony 7 p.m. Black Tie $150 per person All proceeds directly benefit the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and its education and community engagement programs.

KNOLLWOOD, AN AWAKENING OF A SOUTHERN CLASSIC

At the opening night party, Knollwood will shimmer in an ambiance of sights, music and delicious cuisine. Guests will be among the first to preview the magnificent estate, which is the vision of internationally-acclaimed architect and Atlanta’s own Phillip Trammell Schutze. The premiere of Knollwood’s rooms and gardens, styled by a cadre of renowned designers, adds to the evening’s allure. The party will continue as guests mingle, dance, and savor a gourmet buffet of Southern specialties by Carole Parks Catering.

OPENING NIGHT MENU

Biscuit & Fixins’ Station

Sautéed Corn Station

Mini Sweet Potato Biscuits

Silver Queen and Shoepeg Corn

Cheddar Cheese & Herb Biscuits

Assorted Compound Butters

Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits

Sundried Tomato Scallion

Country Ham & City Ham with Peach Chutney & Orange Marmalade

Chili Lime

Minny’s Southern Milk Gravy & Buttermilk Chicken Fingers

Shallot Lemon & Thyme Basil & Garlic

Chopped Collard Greens & Pulled BBQ Pork Jack Daniel’s Marinated Tenderloin of Beef on a bed of Marinated Black-Eyed Pea Salsa with Pickled Okra

Southern Station

Heirloom Tomatoes with Dandelion Greens, Fried Okra and Green Goddess Dressing Fried Catfish Fingers with Tarter Sauce Aunt Iney’s Squash Casserole Supreme

Pork and Pickle Station Seared Pork Belly

Pickled Peaches, Okra, Green Tomatoes, Watermelon, Carrots, and Bread & Butter Pickles Gamma’s Three Cheese Mac & Cheese Lady Pea and Heirloom Tomato Salad

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ASSORTED TOPPINGS: Seared Scallops, Jumbo Grilled Shrimp, Chicken Sausage, Chives, White Jack Cheese, etc.

Desserts

Miniature Fried Peach & Apple Pies Homemade Pralines Banana Pudding in shot glasses MINI CHESS PIES: Buttermilk, Lemon, Chocolate with Masarated Berries & Whip Cream


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Carole Parks Catering Presents 2012 Atlanta Symphony Decorators’ Show House

Café Menu Hours: Monday - Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Sunday Noon - 5:00 p.m.

Salads

$12.50 CHICKEN AVOCADO SALAD with a Pineapple Garnish over Mixed Greens Miniature Muffin or Fresh-Baked Scone ASIAN BARBEQUE CHICKEN over Spring Greens with Mandarin Oranges, Peanuts & Crisp Won Tons in a Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette SOUTHERN CHICKEN SALAD on Spring Greens accompanied by Carrots, Cucumbers, Mandarin Oranges, & Crisp Wontons in a White Balsamic Vinaigrette

“Red Bouquets”

40x40, oil on gallery wrap

Soup Selection

$6.50 CHEF’S CHOICE OF THE DAY Served with a Freshly Baked Scone, Muffin, or Crackers

Sandwichs

$10.50 GRILLED CHICKEN PANINI with Spinach, Artichoke, & Provolone on Ciabatta SPINACH PORTOBELLO WRAP Marinated Peppers & a Sun-Dried Tomato Goat Cheese Spread In an Herbed Tortilla Wrap

Barbara Flowers SOLO SHOW

Friday, March 23rd OPENING RECEPTION 6-8:30PM Meet the artist Show runs through April 6

TURKEY CLUB Sliced Roast Turkey, Apple Smoked Bacon, American Cheese, Lettuce and Tomato with Mayonnaise on Bakery Eight-Grain

Desserts Strawberry Coconut Cake $3.50 per slice New Orleans Praline Cake with Caramel Frosting $3.50 per slice Chocolate Chip Cookies $1.50 for a pair of petite cookies Assorted Cupcakes $1.50 each Hello Dolly Bars & Brownies $2.50 each

Extras Zapp’s Gourmet Potato Chips $1.50 each Fresh Fruit Cup $2.75 each

Beverages

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APRIL 25,11:30 A.M.

SUSAN SULLY

JONATHAN LACROSSE & NORMAN ASKINS

Susan Sully explores three aspects of Southern style—a love of the past, a passion for the new and an abiding fascination with the exotic. Together, these enduring attitudes have shaped our regional style from the 18th century to the present. She will be signing copies of her book, The Southern Cosmopolitan: Sophisticated Southern Style.

The Life, Legacy and Architecture of Philip Trammell Shutze APRIL 26,10:30 A.M.

Join Norman Askins and Jonathan LaCrosse for breakfast and an informal conversation regarding Shutze’s amazing life and work, including his design of Knollwood. PERRINE PRIEUR

“Bird Bath”

30X30 Oil on board

Boutique Wine Tasting APRIL 28, 2:00 P.M.

Join us for a boutique vineyard wine tasting and commentary from Master Sommelier, Perrine Prieur of Perrine’s Wine Shop.

Cooking Seasonal, Fresh & Healthy MAY 2, 11:30 A.M. GENA KNOX

Gena Knox will present a cooking demonstration, tasting and lecture based on her new cookbook, Southern My Way: Simple Recipes, Fresh Flavors.

New work

Farmer to Table MAY 3, 11:30 A.M.

James Farmer presents “Farmer To Table: Food And Flowers.” James’ unique approach to farming and living will be discussed and he will be signing copies of his books Sip & Savor and Porch Living (Gibbs-Smith). JAMES FARMER

Coming Home

MAY 9, 12:30 P.M. Jim Strickland and Andrew Cogar of Historical Concepts, an Atlanta-based traditional architecture firm, present “America’s Love Affair with Southern Architecture.” Before signing copies of it, they’ll delve into the pages of their new book, Coming Home: The Southern Vernacular House (Rizzoli) by James Lowell Strickland and Partners of Historical Concepts.

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letter from the president of asa Welcome to the magnificent “Knollwood,” home of the 42nd annual Decorators’ Show House & Gardens, presented by the Atlanta Symphony Associates. Like our lovely azaleas and dogwoods, the Decorators’ Show House & Gardens is an Atlanta springtime tradition. This year’s beautiful Decorators’ Show House was designed by Atlanta’s famed architect Philip Trammell Shutze in 1929. The house, nestled in the heart of Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood, was built in the English Georgian style. “Knollwood” showcases the work of 27 of the Southeast’s premier interior and landscape designers, who have transformed their design spaces with the magic of their craftsmanship. We know you will be dazzled and inspired by their artistry. In addition to our fabulous and talented designers, it also took a team of almost 100 dedicated volunteers and nearly a year’s preparation to create the 2012 Decorators’ Show House. I am very grateful to this year’s extraordinary Chair, Amy Musarra, and the incredible leadership team she has put together who have given of their time and talent to run this important project and ensure its success. We are privileged to have Judy Hellriegel as Honorary Chair of the 2012 Decorators’ Show House. She is a long-time member of the Atlanta Symphony Associates and has been very involved with the Show House project as Show House Co-Chair in 2001, Chair in 2006 and an advisor over many years. The Decorators’ Show House is one of several Atlanta Symphony Associates’ fundraising events and volunteer initiatives that support our nationally-acclaimed, Grammy® Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Funds raised by the ASA are used to support the Orchestra and its Education and Community Engagement programs, which help nurture the talent of emerging young musicians and bring music into the lives of the people in our community. We would love to have you join us as an Atlanta Symphony Associates member. For your convenience a membership form is included in this program booklet. If you would like to learn more, visit us online at atlantasymphony.org, or contact Sarah Levin at (404) 733-4921 or sarah.levin@woodruffcenter.org. Thank you for being a part of our 42nd annual Decorators’ Show House & Gardens. Enjoy your visit!

BELINDA MASSAFRA President, Atlanta Symphony Associates

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HONORARY CHAIR Judy Hellriegel

We are proud to recognize our 2012 Honorary Chair, Judy Hellriegel. Judy has brought more than 30 years of dedication and support to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. She has held several leadership positions within the Show House prior to chairing the event in 2001 along with Deede Stephenson. In addition, she served with a group of five co-chairs in 2002 and returned as Chair of Show House again in 2006. In 2008, Judy was elected as the chair of the Orchestra’s Patron Partnership committee, which she served on for four years. We are extremely grateful for the hard work and dedication that Judy has provided to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Atlanta Symphony Associates. Thank you Judy — we are so proud to honor you this year as our Decorators’ Show House & Gardens Honorary Chair.

LETTER FROM THE CHAIR Amy Musarra

Thank you for joining us for the 42nd annual Atlanta Symphony Associates’ Decorators’ Show House & Gardens. As one of the largest and most anticipated events in the Southeast, the Show House simultaneously celebrates and benefits the design community and the Atlanta Symphony orchestra and its education and community programs. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the members of Atlanta Symphony Associates (ASA) and the wonderful committee members who have contributed their time, effort and creativity. Thank you to the talented designers and all the showrooms, dealers, vendors and contractors who helped them bring their artistic visions to life. Most importantly, thank you to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for continuing to support this tradition. Show Chair Amy Musarra is an Atlanta native and an active member of ASA. She has been on the Decorators’ Show House & Gardens committee for the past three years and has more than 17 years of experience in the retail, antique and design industries.

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special appreciation Thank you to all of the incredibly talented designers for participating and bringing their creative vision to Knollwood and to all the showrooms, vendors and businesses that contributed their beautiful products. Y Many thanks to each and every volunteer who gave their valuable time and energy to make this project happen. Y…to the gracious homeowner for allowing us to have our Show House at this beautiful estate Y… to the entire staff at Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles for the beautiful program Y…to Zachary Brown and Sarah Levin from the ASO offices for their constant support, patience and hard work Y…Carol Platt for her beautiful renderings of many of the design spaces Y…Tara Murphy and everyone at 360 Media for their creativity in promoting our event Y…Tom Wallace at Portrait Craft for the VIP photographs Y… Jonathan Lacrosse for his expertise of Philip Trammell Shutze and for writing the history of Knollwood for the program. Y… Dan Belman and Randy Korando of Boxwoods for providing and running our beautiful shop. Y…to Ralph Paulk and everyone at Eidson Brothers Electric for making our house shine Y…to Harrison Design Associates for providing our designers and ourselves with the useful floorplans Y…to Andrew Olson and David Anderberg at Malone Construction for their diligence and patience and for making sure the home was beautiful and ready for our event. Y…Randall Smith of Benjamin Moore Paint for helping insure our wonderful paint sponsorship Y…Dan Latham of Farm Burger for providing the food at Empty House Party Y…Greg Grimes at SOS for providing our copy equipment Y… Jeffrey Powell at Carole Parks Catering for working with us on a beautiful menu and helping guide us in giving a magical event Y…Reece Tents for their help in providing and designing our tents and accessories Y… Jeff Wigley of Pit Stop for providing our facilities Y… Vera Roland at Culligan water for providing water stations for our volunteers Y…Iain Bluett at Ticket Alternative for providing our online ticketing.

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committee

PROGRAM ADVISOR Sylvia Davidson

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Leslie Petter Judy Hellriegel Ruth Marston Paul Marston

Shannon Cave

EMPTY HOUSE AND END OF SHOW PARTY CO-CHAIRS

2012 DSH&G CHAIR Amy Musarra

2012 DSH&G ASSISTANTS TO CHAIR Natalie Miller Hillary Inglis

ASO VOLUNTEER PROJECT MANAGER Sarah Levin

SALES/RETAIL ADVISOR Stephen Jones

SPONSORSHIP CHAIR

STAFFING CHAIR

HOUSE OPS ADVISOR

Tara Byrne

Vicki Irby

STAFFING CO-CHAIR

HOUSE OPS PAINT COORDINATOR

Jennifer Raulet

Paula Ercolini

WEEKEND STAFFING CHAIR

MUSIC CHAIR

Rodney Bean

Barbara Cerny

STAFFING COMMITTEE

OPENING NIGHT PARTY CO-CHAIRS

Coleman Morris Katie Belveal Megan Thompson Amanda Cheek Kereth Hicks Camille Yow Tiffany Haugen Barrie Cliett Courtney Giles Moire Menning Liz Vaughn Natalie Brandt

Clay Snider Jennifer Higgins

OPENING NIGHT PARTY COMMITTEE Wesley Huffard Kevin Hotelling Nancy Apple

PRE STAFFING CO-CHAIRS

DESIGN COMMITTEE CHAIR Brooke Merrill

Gayle Lindsey Carol Sharkey

DESIGN COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

Jessica Walmsley Lori Tippins

Hilary Bumm Michele Nichols

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HOUSE OPS CHAIR

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Karen Hott

SPONSORSHIP COMMITTEE

BOXWOODS TOO! Dan Belman Randy Korando

RAFFLE CHAIR

Loren Taylor Barbara Shelton Michelle Moody Jonathan LaCrosse

Trey Carter Libby Britt Stephanie Langford

Ann Jefferson Justine Story

HOUSE OPERATIONS CO-CHAIRS

CAFÉ CHAIR DESIGNER SALES

Terry Shivers

Lee Barry Todd

Belinda Massafra Zachary Brown

PUBLIC RELATIONS PHOTOGRAPHER

Mollie Palmer

ASA PRESIDENT ASO DIRECTOR OF VOLUNTEER SERVICES

360 Media, Inc. Symphony Orchestra’s Communication Department

TICKETING

ADVISORS TO CHAIR

Ginger Scott Nancy Powell Lauren Boehm

STAFFING ADVISOR TO CHAIR Patsi Brantley

Brooke Merrill, Jessica Walmsley, Lori Tippins, Stephanie Langford, Libby Britt


ADVANCED TICKET SALES CO-CHAIR Tracy Tony Vance Wilham

TREASURY ADVISORS

Relaxed European Opulence

Sabine Sugarman Dave Schwenk Kay Schwenk

VENDOR PARTY Tara Deutscher

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knollwood BY JONATHAN W. LACROSSE

After the turn of the century, wealthy Atlantans began to purchase property north of the city along Paces Ferry Road to build summerhouses. James L. Dickey, Sr. was one of the early pioneers of the area, and he purchased 400 acres from F. M. Powers in 1899. In 1904 Robert F. Maddox bought 73 acres of Dickey’s property for $90 per acre. Maddox built a summer home, stable, servants quarters and other outbuildings, and the property was named Woodhaven. At the end of 1911, Maddox sold to his good friend,William H. Kiser, the eastern portion of his property that included the original summer house and several outbuildings. At that time, Maddox began to build a large home on his remaining property and hired architect Walter T. Downing for the design. The Tudor Revival home was built by 1913, and Maddox lived at Woodhaven until 1962, when he sold the remaining 17 acres to the State of Georgia. The State demolished Maddox’s home to build the new governor’s mansion. The original summer house was built by Maddox between 1904-1905 and stood where the current Knollwood sits today. While the Maddox family modestly referred to the summer house as a “cottage,” it was a significant home and the stage for elaborate events. The Constitution wrote that the home “was elegant enough to invite Teddy Roosevelt to a white-tie-and-tails dinner that began with caviar.” Woodhaven, in both versions, was the scene of many brilliant social affairs, and this tradition continued at the new Knollwood. During 1917-1918, the Kisers hired Norman C. Butts to develop the formal terraced garden in the rear of the house. These gardens were considered among the finest in the city. In the late twenties, the Kisers decided to do away with their shingle-styled “cottage” and build a dream home for entertaining. Thus, in 1929 the Kisers engaged Hentz, Adler, and Shutze to design their new home. The plans were “put out to bid” in February 1930, and Kiser awarded the contract to Collins, Holbrook, and Collins, the contractor for both the Goodrum and English houses on Paces Ferry, also designed by Shutze. The construction of Knollwood continued, and the Kisers began entertaining in the fall of 1931. Philip Trammell Shutze has been known to have said, that at Knollwood, he fixed his design “mistakes” made at nearby Swanhouse. The two homes are extremely similar in design concept and approach. However stylistically they present two separate idioms. Both present a sophisticated site planning approach, whereby a ceremonial front door is presented to the street and public. The surprise to the visitor is that the entry door they saw from the street is not the one from which they will enter the home. After winding through the property and through the landscape, one is welcomed by an elegant and refined porte-cochere and entry door that is their true point of entry. Mr. Shutze gleaned this playful and teasing planning from his extensive study of the Italian baroque. The home in essence ends up with two front doors. This approach also recalls Virginia river plantations whereby one door is accessed by the river and the other by land. It is also from a Virginia plantation named Chatham that Knollwood uses as its basic inspiration. 24

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As with all of his designs, Shutze would not simply copy an earlier design but would use his extensive historical vocabulary to develop a dynamic system of architectural devices. For Knollwood Mr. Shutze took inspiration from several Georgian precedents in England and her colonies. While the Paces Ferry façade was modeled after Chatham, an 18th- century estate in Stafford County, Virginia, he used numerous other sources as well. The beautifully designed limestone porte cochere recalls the work of English architect William Kent, but the double curved stairs with its elegant wrought iron railing was inspired by the Duncan house (1814) in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The curvature of the stairs and the niche in which they are placed act almost as welcoming arms into the home. This baroque theatrical device was combined with another, that of compression. As one ascends the stairs, the ceiling height becomes less and less. When entering the home, one emerges underneath the stair landing which has an even lower ceiling. After a natural pause, the visitor only has to take a few steps more and the ceiling height soars above. The psychological effect on the visitor is one that amplifies the grandeur of the interior architecture; in essence ceiling heights seem taller than they really are. To further amplify the effect the windows surrounds for the interior are higher and grander than those of the exterior. The effect implies that from the outside a room of much smaller scale lies behind the walls, when in truth a room more akin to a mid 18th-century London townhouse exists. Additionally, the grand interior staircase alludes to colonial Virginia; however, the design was modeled after a staircase from the Deaf and Dumb Asylum in Clapton, England. This precedent was published in one of the volumes in the firm’s extensive library, and the conditions of these books indicate their constant use. As was typical, Shutze was inspired by a historical precedent but developed the design so that it was his own. He made no attempt to produce a slavish copy of the Deaf and Dumb Asylum stair, he instead combined numerous elements from various different sources. The Knollwood staircase is a wonderful example of his design ability. Shutze’s extensive knowledge of both English and American Georgian architecture allowed him to improvise and develop a new design that was uniquely his. While the design was Shutze’s, Knollwood feels as if it could have comfortably been set in both colonial Virginia and contemporary England.

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Marion Columbus Kiser was born in 1874 on a modest farm in Campbellton (now Fulton) County. He had limited education but through discipline and hard work became one of Atlanta’s most successful businessmen. M. C. Kiser began his career working in the dry goods store of his two older brothers. He continued in the dry goods business and also began investing in real estate. He developed the eight-story Kiser Building in 1890 and another building on Pryor Street. He also built the Marion Hotel in 1897. Kiser then


BOXWOODS HOME GIFT GARDEN began the M.C. Kiser & Company that produced and sold the very popular Shield Brand Shoes. At his death in 1893, Kiser left the largest estate in Atlanta at that time. He was one of the most important businessmen in the city during the later half of the nineteenth century. M.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s son William H. married Miss Lucy Cook Peel on October 7, 1897, with 300 hundred guests in attendance and a cake a yard long, 50 inches high and weighing 100 pounds. It was an extravagant and regal affair. Lucyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family was prominent in Georgia Politics, the DAR and the Opera. She was descended from Governor Lumpkin, whose daughter Martha was namesake for Marthasville, the previous name for Atlanta. Their families were instrumental in bringing the Metropolitan Opera to Atlanta, and establishing part Atlantaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cultural and artistic legacy. William and Lucy continued this legacy. Knollwood, built as a dream home for their golden years, was built for entertaining. One of the ďŹ rst was a memorial tea, held in honor of Mrs. William Lawson Peel, on the 31st anniversary of the founding of Habersham Chapter of the DAR. Over 150 people attended. Weddings, poetry readings, architectural lectures, Egleston Home & garden tours, etc. would soon follow suit. In fact Knollwood was the only estate in Buckhead to have ever held a â&#x20AC;&#x153;hog killing.â&#x20AC;? All of the servants from the surrounding estates would converge on Knollwood every year and partake in the feast that followed. The cook at Knollwood was also the only one allowed to eat the hogâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eyeballs. For a home built for entertaining, the depression dealt an interesting surprise, as it did for many of buckhead estates. The Kisers children and grand-children soon moved in. Their grand-daughter, Edyth Kiser Shadburn was born in 1931 and moved directly with her family into Knollwood. At that time, there were three generations of her family living in the house. During the Depression, Shadburn recalled that â&#x20AC;&#x153;every house on West Paces had three generations living in it except for the Dickeys.â&#x20AC;? Despite the hardships of the Depression, Shadburn rembers her twenty years at Knollwood as â&#x20AC;&#x153;magical timesâ&#x20AC;? and recalls many stories that illustrate the interesting mix of rural and suburban life on Paces Ferry. When snow arrived in the mid thirties, out came silver trays from the butlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pantry. With no sleds available it was the natural choice for sledding down the front hill that faced West Paces. In the forties the famous and renowned ďŹ&#x201A;ower gardens gave way for vegetables to aid in the war effort. Owing to its once rural setting the estate also had many of the trappings of a true farm, chickens, geese, and ducks were kept on the estate, as were pigs. The Kiser family sold the property in 1952. Bernard Wolff purchased the home and a few surrounding acres, and the Smyrna Land Company purchased and developed the remainder of the property. The grand sweeping lawn gave way to three ranch styled homes, and the entry drive was re-worked. While the home has had several owners since the Wolff family, the home has remained largely intact, and the gracious legacy of entertaining has continued to this day.

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in concert with the community The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra strives to become even more engaged with the community. While the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s 2011-12 concert season is well underway, the Orchestra’s Education and community Engagement department is also in full swing and has already added a number of new initiatives to its repertoire – and the continuous thread between all of these is the immeasurable impact these outreach efforts have in, and beyond, the Atlanta community. “There is something uniquely powerful about music because it has the ability to touch the very core of who we are as people,” said Senior director of Education and Community Engagement Mark Kent. “We’re continuously trying to find new ways to reach the community and make our programs even more accessible.” The Orchestra kicked off its new initiatives last June with a special side-by-side orchestral workshop open to local student musicians. Fifty-two students participated in three days of coaching sessions, rehearsals, and a culminating performance — all while sitting next to Atlanta Symphony musicians. “The side-by-side was a fantastic opportunity,” said Cassidy Goldblatt, a violinist with the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra who participated in the workshop. “The thrill of playing with professional musicians was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. I also learned an incredible amount.” In August, the Atlanta Symphony collaborated with the Alliance Theatre for their season-opening production, “Into the Woods,” in which the pit orchestra was comprised entirely of student musicians — a rare opportunity, and tremendous learning experience, for the 19 young people involved. Some of these student musicians joined the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra this year for its 37th season. They were among 314 applicants, a significantly larger pool than in past years, who applied for approximately 120 slots in the ensemble. This year, the Youth Orchestra will work directly with Music Director Robert Spano for their March Crescendo Concert, and the student musicians, who have already had the opportunity to attend a reading

session with guest conductors Mei-Ann Chen, will also get to work with guest conductor James Gaffigan and Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles. Students also received master classes with pianist Gabriela Montero and violinists Leila Josefowicz and Gil Shaham–these star-studded offerings are a new addition to the Youth Orchestra’s programming. But the Orchestra’s reach does not stop at nurturing young musicians. Thousands of students will be exposed to classical music through field trips to Atlanta Symphony Hall; and the Orchestra’s influence will extend beyond the Woodruff Arts Center campus through Symphony Street concerts, which bring classical music into local community venues, and numerous outreach programs in which Orchestra musicians lead master classes and residencies in local schools. Additionally, the Orchestra continues to build important partnerships throughout the community. in August, the Atlanta Symphony teamed up with the Atlanta Braves for the first Music Appreciation night at Turner Field. The evening included an instrument petting zoo and music education panel discussion — free to all ticketholders — and the Youth Orchestra performed the national Anthem prior to the start of the game. Other collaborations include continued work with the Atlanta Music Project and the Latin American Association. Just recently, an ensemble of Orchestra musicians performed at an event celebrating the independence of Mexico hosted by the Office of the Consulate General of Mexico and the instituto de Mexico. The Orchestra is also deeply involved with the Georgia Humanities Council and the Smithsonian institute for their “New Harmonies” project, a traveling exhibit about American music. “This is only the beginning,” continued Mr. Kent. “At the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, we believe every citizen deserves the opportunity to explore their world and realize their fullest potential through the power of music. We have so many opportunities at our fingertips to become even more deeply involved in, and available to, the community.”

Throughout the 2011-12 season, the Orchestra’s Talent Development Program (TDP), which boasts a 100% high school graduation rate, continues to offer top-notch musical instruction. TDP graduates have gone on to pursue musical studies at the nation’s top universities, including: Cleveland Institute of Music, Curtis Institute of Music, Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, and Harvard, among others. This year, 13 Orchestra members will serve as faculty and coaches to the 25 African-American and Latino musicians in the program.

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Melanie Millner The Design Atelier, Inc.

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Cheryl Womack, IFCA; Alison Womack Jowers Womack Interiors

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Design Galleria Kitchen & Bath Studio

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MARY PALMER DARGAN, ASLA, APLD; BECKY HILLIS Dargan Landscape Architects How would you describe your design style? Timeless, with underpinnings of British sophistication and an appreciation of nature. What are some signature elements of spaces you design? Comfortable and beautiful spaces perfect for large or small gatherings, all having an integral connection to nature by using sustainable materials. Every garden needs… places to sit, a calming fountain, vegetables and color through a tapestry of plants.

2 foyer MELANIE TURNER, ASID Turner Davis Interiors How would you describe your design style? Fresh approach to classic design that is well edited yet familiar. What’s the most unexpected element in this room? South American Rhea bird. What’s your favorite house in the world? John Saladino’s Villa Domus in the California Hills overlooking the Pacific. Who inspires you? The photographer Mark Shaw, Oscar de la Renta, Kelly Wearstler, Ralph Lauren and nature.

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What are some signature elements of the rooms you design? Rich dark colors on the walls. We encourage clients to add some drama to walls with deep charcoals, rich mink and even formal black. The contrast of colorful art, patterned fabrics and the shine of polished metals against these backdrops—while dramatic—are more soothing than one might expect. Every room needs… a dimmer switch. No matter what else happens, the softness or brilliance of light will set the right mood.

4 library WILLIAM S. MURPHY, ASID Essary & Murphy, Inc. How would you describe your design style? Transitional, uncluttered and comfortable with an understated elegance. Every room needs… a great lamp of style and a comfortable place to sit and rest. Who inspires you? The late James Essary for his kindness, flair for life and impeccable design style.

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5 solarium JOHN OETGEN Oetgen Design, Inc. What are some signature elements of the rooms you design? Art, comfort, books, color and wit. What’s your favorite house in the world? The extraordinary and tasteful inspiration for Versailles, Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, that’s located just outside of Paris. How would you describe the state of Atlanta style today? Agglomeration.

6 living room Stan Topol & Associates, Inc.

How would you describe your design style? Great style is developed. I was fortunate enough to be exposed to the very best and taught how to ignore things that are stylish. Every room needs… important artwork. What are your favorite design books? Mlinaric on Decorating and My Personal Bible, Billy Baldwin Decorates, 1972.

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7 dining room CAROLE WEAKS, ALLIED ASID C. Weaks Interiors How would you describe your design style? A fresh approach to the classical elements of design. What are three things in this room visitors should be sure not to miss? The curved banquettes and mix of chairs at the tables; the unusually large rug; the contemporary art mixing with the traditional architecture. Every room needs… people. Rooms designed merely for show and not for use are such a waste.

8 family dining room CHERYL WOMACK, IFCA; ALISON WOMACK JOWERS Womack Interiors How would you describe your design style? Graceful and timeless interiors. What are some signature elements of the rooms you design? A refined and balanced design with soft color palettes and touches of detail throughout the space. Every room needs… something unexpected. How would you describe the state of Atlanta style today? Transitional.

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8 kitchen MATTHEW QUINN, MARY KATHRYN TIMONEY, LAURIE LEHRICH, PATRICIA DANZIG & KELLY CARLISLE Design Galleria Kitchen & Bath Studio What are some signature elements of the rooms you design? We take great pride in creating spaces that function as beautifully as they look. We are careful to continually think of the big picture as often as we obsess over the most minute detail. What is the most unexpected element in this room? The custom corner sink made from solid Vermont marble. Every room needs… great lighting and lots of dimmers.

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JAMES T. FARMER & MAGGIE GRIFFIN James Farmer Designs

What are some signature elements of the rooms you design? Comfort, classicism and provenance will all be found in our rooms. From family heirlooms to the latest and greatest, we strive for the rooms to invite company to linger, the homeowner to relish in nesting there, or to simply always be visually appealing and pleasing. A beautiful room is cathartic. Every room needs… flowers, plants or prizes from the garden.

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Kelly Crago Hansen Interiors, Inc. How would you describe your design style? Unpredictable and evolving. I like to use “typical” patterns in unexpected ways. Every room needs… something that makes you happy. Who inspires you? In regards to projects, my clients inspire me. The way they live, their personalities, their personal style, where they’ve been and where they want to go.

11 ladies’ parlor TISH MILLS, ALLIED ASID Harmonious Living by Tish Mills, LLC Every room needs…great lighting. Bad lighting can very quickly derail a great space. Who inspires you? My clients that are willing to take risks and not hold themselves back. These are the clients that keep me up at night sketching and creating. How would you describe the state of Atlanta style today? In transition! And I’m loving it. Atlantans are now taking more chances in design and creating the spaces that serve them personally rather than creating spaces that they are supposed to have. 40

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12 upper hallway MELANIE MILLNER The Design Atelier, Inc. How would you describe your design style? Elegantly tailored with a modern sensibility. What are three things visitors should be sure not to miss in your space? Rugs, lighting and artwork. What is your favorite house in the world? Villa San Michele in Florence, Italy. How would you describe the state of Atlanta today? Regeneration.

13 master bedroom BARBARA WESTBROOK Westbrook Interiors How would you describe your design style? Tasteful, tactile, timeless and simply elegant. What are three things visitors should be sure not to miss in your space? Color, texture and scale. What is the most unexpected aspect of the room? The color of the walls—it’s very striking. Every room needs… a distinct point of view. Who inspires you? I’m inspired by those whom I work with on a daily basis, Kim Winkler and Elizabeth Hanson. The collaboration between us makes each project better. 42

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MATTHEW QUINN, MARY KATHRYN TIMONEY, LAURIE LEHRICH, PATRICIA DANZIG & KELLY CARLISLE Design Galleria Kitchen & Bath Studio How would you describe your design style? Our designs are rich in materials but carefully edited, timelessly elegant but loaded with the most current technology, and architecturally classic but not stale. What are your favorite design books? Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty and Windows at Bergdorf Goodman. How would you describe the state of Atlanta style today? Undiscovered.

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MARIA NUTT, ASID McLaurin Interiors with Design Galleria

What are some signature elements of the rooms you design? Attention to detail, monochromatic style with intermittent use of color and always well-edited. What is the most unexpected aspect of this room? The room itself is unique because it serves as a combination sittingand-dressing room. The well designed cabinetry by Design Galleria cleverly disguises ample storage and wardrobe space, while mirrored doors expand the space for lounging and leisure around the fireplace. Every room needs… color. 44

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16 guest retreat CHRISTY DILLARD KRATZER, ALLIED ASID & HEIDI PIERCE Dillard Pierce Design Associates, LLC What are some signature elements of the rooms you design? Quality of materials, layering and great attention to scale. What are three things visitors should be sure not miss in your space? Custom plaster wall covering, ombre fabrics and antiques mixed with custom transitional furniture. Every room needs… a great accent table!

17 lounge JIMMY STANTON Stanton Home Furnishings How would you describe your design style? It’s a collection of items from personal travels and antiques handed down over time that is mixed in a comfortable, updated way. What is the most unexpected element in this room? The maritime lighting. Every room needs… antique or vintage pieces that tell a story or have personal meaning.

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18 nursery BILL MUSSO, TODD FALCONBURY, LAUREN DOTT, LAUREN SARDO & EMILY KOCH Musso Design Group What are some signature elements of the rooms you design? A sparse use of accessories, contemporary art, art deco and Biedermeier pieces peppered in. What are your favorite design books? Decorating is Fun! by the late Dorothy Draper. It was meant to be tongue-incheek, but there are some useful nuggets inside. Also, Maison by Christian Liaigre, which features eight previously unphotographed projects by this often imitated genius. How would you describe the state of Atlanta style today? We are in an interesting juxtaposition between the traditional southern style and a more modern, international style.

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BARBARA HEATH & TIM GREEN The Mercantile

How would you describe your design style? Elegant, understated and colorful. What are your favorite design books? I have always enjoyed Alex Vervoordt’s Timeless Interiors for his purity of style. More recently, I find myself drawn to Suzanne Rheinstein’s At Home for her respect of the past. And after having met Mary McDonald and discussing her inspirations, her book, Interiors, is a new favorite because I love her fearless use of color. Every room needs… a purpose.

22 teen retreat BRYAN ALAN KIRKLAND Maison Atlanta What are some signature elements of the rooms you design? Symmetry, color, pattern, texture and lighting. I love textures and patterns with lots of color. Every room needs… a sense of purpose. What is your favorite house in the world? Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania.

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How would you describe your design style? Classic and timeless. What are some signature elements of the rooms you design? Saturated colors on the walls, antiques, rich fabrics and textiles. What are three things visitors should be sure not miss in your space? A fun area for playing that’s hidden off from the rest of the room, antique car prints and the headboard fabric.

24 game room KELLIE GRIFFIN, PRESIDENT IIDA; PAULA GRIFFIN, DESIGNER Kellie Griffin Interiors What are three things visitors should be sure not to miss in your space? Masculine leathers, one-of-a-kind antiques and vintage pieces with musical reference. What is your favorite design book? The Elements of Style by Stephen Calloway. How would you describe the state of Atlanta style today? Thriving.

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25 gazebo DEBBIE WEITZ, KENT DROTOR & JESSICA BRUMMETT, ALLIED ASID B.D. Jeffries What are some signature elements of the rooms you design? Reclaimed wood, clean lines and timeless linens. What is your favorite house in the world? Any house in a Nancy Meyers movie. Every room needs… a gray element. Who inspires you? Anyone who thinks outside of the box.

26 poolhouse ED CASTRO & HANNAH SEATON Ed Castro Landscape, Inc. How would you describe your design style? We use our creativity and expertise to unite our client’s visions and goals with the inherent qualities of the site or space. What are some signature elements of the spaces you design? We emphasize environmental sustainability to create ecologically harmonious environments. We also focus on treating the landscape as a living entity. We believe in being ecologically responsible and creating environments that suit today’s lifestyle.

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designer bios ED CASTRO AND HANNAH SEATON Ed Castro Landscape, Inc.

Design Galleria Kitchen & Bath Studio

1125 Old Ellis Rd., Roswell, GA 30076 (770) 998- 8444; edcastro.com

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Ed Castro Landscape emphasizes environmental sustainability to create ecologically harmonious environments. The firm provides a new way of looking at opportunities and eliminating its constraints. They build long term relationships by treating landscapes as living entities, which will require care as they mature over time. Their approach to environmental stewardship focuses on longterm health and suitability with responsible and sustainable recommendations. The firm’s work has been published in Better Homes & Gardens, Today’s Custom Homes, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Atlanta Magazine, and numerous professional periodicals and journals.

MARY PALMER DARGAN, ASLA, APLD; BECKY HILLIS Dargan Landscape Architects 3121 Maple Dr., Suite 103, Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 231-3889; dargan.com

Dargan Landscape Architects has specialized in the fine art of landscape design since 1973. The company provides traditional master plans and landscape architecture for fine residential properties, historic homes, museums, botanical gardens, churches and historic sites nationwide. While designing these landscapes, the Dargans work closely with the client, architect, interior designer and builder to maximize the effectiveness and functionality of a landscape’s design and its integration with the home’s interior. Principal Mary Palmer Dargan is the author of Timeless Landscape Design and Lifelong Landscape Design (Gibbs- Smith).

COURTNEY GILES DECKER Courtney Giles Interiors 31 Muscogee Ave. NW, #17, Atlanta, GA. 30305 (404) 846-6570; courtneygiles.com

Courtney Giles Interiors is a high-end residential design firm that works closely with clients to create clean, classic and comfortable spaces. Courtney Giles Decker launched the firm in 2008 after spending eight years with Carter Kay Interiors. She was recently featured in House Beautiful’s “Next Wave” and chosen as “One to Watch” by the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center. In January 2011, Decker was recognized by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles as one of Atlanta’s top “10 Under 40” talents. 58

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351 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, Suite 234, Atlanta, GA 30305

Design Galleria Kitchen & Bath Studio has been an innovative leader in the kitchen and bath industry for over 30 years. This design firm of 20 talented professionals has created and installed awardwinning projects throughout the world and is one of the most published and celebrated in the industry. They create kitchens and baths that are not simply objects to admire, but also stunning spaces that flow seamlessly into your home, thus enhancing the enjoyment and function of your living spaces. Design Galleria brings the feeling of luxury to life’s everyday activities.

JAMES T. FARMER AND MAGGIE GRIFFIN James Farmer Designs 103 White Columns Dr., Kathleen, GA 31047 (478) 988.9494; jamesfarmer.com

James Farmer Designs specializes in gardens, floral design and interiors. James T. Farmer attended Auburn University, majoring in landscape design and art history, where he sought to meld together his passion for the arts, horticulture and design; thus bringing the classicism of the past to the approach of modernity. Growing up in Middle Georgia, Farmer was able to soak up antebellum architecture and be further influenced by its land and flora. Farmer serves as the Editor-at-Large of Southern Living, is a member of the APLD and is the author of the bestselling book, A Time to Plant. Maggie Griffin is a Georgia designer, blogger and shop girl who loves beautiful design. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia.

JOHN FERNANDEZ AND JENNIFER TRUE Fernandez & True Interiors 925B Peachtree St. #404, Atlanta, GA 30309 fernandezandtrue.com

The design team of John Fernandez and Jennifer True brings a unique balance of masculine and feminine energies to their interiors. With styles ranging from traditional European to clean contemporary, their diverse portfolio includes projects in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Jackson Hole, Houston, New Orleans, the Florida Panhandle and Atlanta. The duo’s creative eye is heavily influenced by their extensive travels throughout the United States and abroad.


designer bios KELLY HANSEN Kelly Crago Hansen Interiors, Inc. 2221 Peachtree Rd., Suite D-352, Atlanta, GA 30309 (404) 405-0361; kellycragohanseninteriors.com

As principal designer of Kelly Crago Hansen Interiors, an Atlantabased boutique design firm, Kelly Hansen designs with a vision for each space that’s dictated by the structure itself as well as the lifestyle of her clients. Her signature detailing includes meshing styles and layering patterns and textures, resulting in smart, practical and well-designed homes. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, including Garden & Gun, Coastal Living, Cottage Living, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and Style Court.

BARBARA HEATH, ASID INDUSTRIAL PARTNER; TIM GREEN The Mercantile 1430 Dresden Dr., Suite B100, Atlanta GA 30319 (404) 816-0060; blog.mercantileatlanta.com

Founded by Barbara Heath in 2008, The Mercantile has become a destination for both the design community and retail customers alike. Heath’s goals are to carry high quality products that are both unique and at varied price points. The result is both local and national recognition, including Best of Atlanta (Atlanta Magazine and The Atlantan), Retail Star of the Year (Home Accents Today), Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles’ 2010 Bath Design Grand Prize, and being selected as a finalist in the 23rd Annual ARTS Awards—Rising Star Retailer.

BRYAN ALAN KIRKLAND Maison Atlanta/Bryan Alan Kirkland Designs 1100 Howell Mill Rd., Suite 170, Atlanta, GA 30318 (404) 892-3553; maisonatlanta.com

Bryan Alan Kirkland has always taken an original approach to design from concept to completion; infusing meticulous artistry with an innate sense of what is truly beautiful. Believing in enduring and timeless classics culminates in an instantly distinguishable look that shows immediate appeal with beguiling luxury. Using inventive and harmonious elements with an uncompromising sense of style continues to take Kirkland to the forefront of interior design. He has been featured in many publications, including Florida Design, Casa de Estillo Internacional, Atlanta Magazine, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, The Atlantan, Jezebel and Piedmont Review.

CHRISTY DILLARD KRATZER, ALLIED ASID; HEIDI PIERCE Dillard Pierce Design Associates, LLC 1519 Carroll Dr., Atlanta, GA 30318 (404) 247-0669; dillardpierce.com

Dillard Pierce Design Associates is the result of a merger of two well-established interior design firms, Dillard Design Group and Pierce Design Associates. Both firms have provided professional design services to the Atlanta area for over 12 years. Dillard Pierce Design Associates now represents a combination of creativity, energy and professional talent which spans a broad range of project types. Their portfolio includes corporate, hospitality and medical commercial projects as well as residential projects. Dillard Pierce is unique in that it can offer clients established furnishings lines such as furniture, wall coverings and fabrics created by principals Christy Dillard and Heidi Pierce. By having these products available through the firm, the capabilities are endless, resulting in a more custom and specific design for each project. Much like a boutique firm, Dillard Pierce believes in keeping both their company and number of projects small, thus affording them a strong commitment to each assignment.

MELANIE MILLNER The Design Atelier, Inc. 1170 Howell Mill Rd., Suite 205, Atlanta, GA 30318 (404) 365-8662; thedesignatelier.com

Melanie Millner received her degree in interior design from the University of Texas – Austin in 1990. She established The Design Atelier, Inc. in 1993 and has since worked on corporate and residential projects, both nationally and internationally. Her projects have been featured in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Better Homes & Gardens and The Atlanta Business Chronicle. She has received ASID Design Excellence Awards in 2008, 2009 and 2011. Millner has served on the board of ASID for the past two years.

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designer bios TISH MILLS, ALLIED ASID Harmonious Living by Tish Mills, LLC 349 Peachtree Hills Ave., Studio D1A, Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 814- 3838; harmoniousliving.net

Tish Mills founded her award-winning firm in 1999. She is known for creating balanced and peaceful spaces through the combination of color and materials, mixed with smart furniture arrangement. Her firm’s work is primarily based throughout the Southeast, but also continues to grow on the West Coast. The firm has a growing number of commercial and hospitality projects. Mills’ work has been published in numerous magazines and several coffee table books. She is a proud member of ASID and The Design Leadership Network.

WILLIAM S. MURPHY, ALLIED ASID Essary & Murphy, Inc. 2870 Peachtree Rd., Suite 509, Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 609-9091; jessary.com

This year marks William S. “Bill” Murphy’s 15th year participating in the Atlanta Symphony Associates Decorators’ Show House & Gardens. He dedicates this year’s library in loving memory of his long-time design partner and ASA Hall of Fame inductee, James W. Essary. For more than 38 years, Essary & Murphy has created elegant and sophisticated interiors throughout the Southeast and as far away as the Cayman Islands. Both designers have been awarded more than 25 ASID Awards, including the Design Excellence Award and Designer of the Year. In 2008, they were inducted into the ADAC Hall of Fame, and Veranda named them Southeast Designer of the Year for Best Living Room in 2009. Murphy’s work has been featured in Southern Living, Traditional Home, Veranda, Antiques & Interiors International and Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. While this is his first show house without the greatly missed Essary, he continues his design practice in the trademark Essary & Murphy style.

BILL MUSSO, TODD FALCONBURY, LAUREN DOTT, LAUREN SARDO AND EMILY KOCH Musso Design Group 1214 Villa Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 (404) 873-1773; mussodesigngroup.com

Principal Bill Musso is a graduate of Parsons School of Design in his native New York. He founded the Musso Design Group after moving to Atlanta from London in 1992. Senior interior designer Todd Falconbury grew up in Indiana and joined the firm in 2006. 60

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He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from American Intercontinental University in 2007. Originally from Maryland and raised in Florida, Lauren Dott joined Musso Design Group in 2010. She received her interior design degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design and also studied at the Ecole de Beaux Art in Lacoste, France. A native of St. Simons Island, Georgia, Lauren Sardo completed her interior design studies at Art Institute of Atlanta in 2008. Emily Koch graduated from Auburn University with a degree in interior design after studying architecture and fashion in Rome, Italy.

MARIA NUTT, ASID McLaurin Interiors 4670 East Forest Peak, Marietta, GA 30066 (770) 977-0817; mclaurininteriors.com

Maria Nutt, owner and principal designer of McLaurin Interiors, has designed residential spaces throughout the Southeast. In 2011, Maria was selected as a “Home of the Year” winner by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and also received an ASID Design Excellence Award in the category of residential projects over 3500-square-feet. Nutt’s work has been featured in numerous publications including the recently released Interiors Southeast. Nutt maintains a design blog for McLaurin Interiors for showcasing current projects and sharing design ideas.

JOHN OETGEN Oetgen Design, Inc. 2300 Peachtree Rd., Suite B208, Atlanta, GA 30309 (404) 352.1112; oetgendesign.com

John Oetgen was recently featured among “Atlanta’s 50 Design Influentials” by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and has been named one of the 100 most influential designers in America by House Beautiful. In 1977, he established Oetgen Design in Atlanta. The firm pairs a classic foundation with an upbeat wit and dash of “next” to create signature interiors ranging from Georgian manors to Manhattan penthouses. Residential projects have included homes in New York, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, California, Mexico, Minnesota, Florida, St Barts, New Mexico and Washington D.C. His work has been featured in many national and regional publications including House & Garden, House Beautiful, Elle Décor, W, Better Homes & Gardens, Interior Design, Southern Accents, Veranda, Esquire, Atlanta Magazine, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and more.


JIMMY STANTON, ALLIED ASID Stanton Home Furnishings 1194 Huff Rd., Atlanta, GA 30318 (Westside) (404) 351-3890 1050 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306 (Virginia Highland) (678) 973-0291 stantonhomefurnishings.com

Jimmy Stanton has worked in both residential and commercial design, with an approach that ranges from traditional to modern and mixes antiques with new items. Stanton has been featured in publications such as Atlanta Magazine, Atlanta Magazine’s HOME, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, AJC, Atlanta Style & Design, Country Living, Creative Loafing, Domino, House Beautiful, Lonny, Lucky, RUE, Southern Living and Veranda. Additionally, he has participated in multiple showhouses, the Allure of Foxhall Home & Lifestyle Tour, the Atlanta Symphony Associates Decorators’ Show House & Gardens, the Alliance Children’s Theatre Christmas House, the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Christmas House, DIFFA’s Dining by Design and Atlanta Magazine’s Dream House.

CAROLINE TOLLESON, ALLIED ASID Caroline McLean Tolleson, LLC 425 Peachtree Hills Ave., Suite 30A, Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 343-2244; carolinemcleantolleson.com

Caroline McLean Tolleson is from Charlotte, North Carolina and received a B.A. in Interior Design from Salem College. After graduation, Tolleson moved to Atlanta where she worked for several different firms before starting her own business in 2002. She has participated in numerous Atlanta Symphony Associates Decorators’ Show House & Gardens and has been published in several local magazines. In 2006, Tolleson appeared on HGTV and more recently was named a 2011 “One to Watch” by the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center.

STAN TOPOL Stan Topol & Associates, Inc. 1100 Spring St., NW, Suite 400, Atlanta, Georgia 30309 (404) 885-9889; stantopol.com

Stan Topol& Associates, Inc. is a 10-person design studio whose associates hold degrees in art, architecture and interior design. For the past four decades the firm has been published in many national, international and local magazines, as well as major interiors books. Their work, which spans most of the nation, can currently be seen locally at the Atlanta St. Regis Hotel & Residences as well as in Veranda and Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. 61


designer bios MELANIE TURNER, ASID Turner Davis Interiors

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130 West Wieuca Rd., Suite 209, Atlanta, GA 30342 (404) 250-0134; turnerdavisinteriors.com

2991 Hardman Ct., Atlanta, Georgia 30305 (404) 355-9430; westbrookinteriors.com

Between 2009 and 2011 Melanie Turner Interiors won Southeastern Designer of the year, made the cover of Veranda’s September issue, and has been featured in many national and regional magazines. The firm has also won the ASID Best Residential Award, the ASID Best in Healthcare and Architectural Digest’s Kitchen of the Year Award. Turner has been a featured designer on HGTV. She has also given back through showhouses for charities including Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

“Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.” –Coco Chanel. Westbrook Interiors, an Atlanta interior design firm specializing in high-end residential and commercial projects, employs this philosophy in each and every project, whether it’s a private residence, vacation home, large-scale renovation, spa or professional office. And like Chanel’s “little black dress,” the firm’s interiors are effortlessly elegant, comfortably tailored and always classic. With each project—modern, traditional, or in-between— the goal is to make the design feel cohesive and reflect not only the character of the home, but also the client’s tastes. And whether the firm is integrating a client’s treasured objects into their new home or accumulating every piece, it is their goal for every project to look as though every meticulously curated piece was collected over time.

CAROLE WEAKS, ALLIED ASID C. Weaks Interiors 349 Peachtree Hills Ave, Suite D1B, Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 233-6040; cweaksint.com

Recognized for her interpretation of classically-based interiors, Carole Weaks is the principal designer of C. Weaks Interiors. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia, an Allied member of ASID and brings over 20 years of experience to her clients. Her timeless design has been featured in numerous publications and has made her an award-winning designer with projects throughout the country.

DEBBIE WEITZ, KENT DROTOR AND JESSICA BRUMMETT, ALLIED ASID B.D. Jeffries 3736 B Roswell Rd., Atlanta, GA 30342 (404) 231-3004; bdjeffries.com

The brainchild of Atlantans Brad and Debbie Weitz, B.D. Jeffries is a lifestyle store catering to discriminating homeowners who are looking for the best in every element of their home. The store maintains an extensive collection of unique items sourced from abroad as well as from a select group of manufacturers who make products exclusively for B.D. Jeffries. Jessica Brummett, Allied ASID joined the B.D. Jeffries team a year-and-a-half ago as the inhouse designer for the Atlanta location. Kent Drotor is a creative stylist that has been a part of B.D. Jeffries for many years.

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CHERYL WOMACK, IFCA; ALISON WOMACK JOWERS Womack Interiors 240 High Point Walk, Atlanta, GA 30342 (404) 256-0704; womackinteriors.com

Womack Interiors’ design projects encompass a total design concept that has included commercial, residential and yacht interiors. Established by Cheryl Womack and Alison Womack Jowers, both Georgia natives, their firm’s design reaches beyond Atlanta to such destinations as Kiawah Island, St. Simons Island, Destin, Highlands, West Palm Beach, Telluride, San Franciso and Virginia. Their work has been featured in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Better Homes & Gardens, Walls and Windows, Building Ideas and Style and Custom Builder, as well as in cocktail table books such as Spectacular Homes of Georgia and Designer Showcase, Show Houses.


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