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CONTENTS FEBRUARY 2012
TRADITIONAL TWIST Amy Morris seamlessly mixes classic and modern in a Vinings house where style and relaxation prevail for a busy family of four WRITTEN BY ALISON MILLER ESTATE OF GRACE While the Swan House basks in all the glory, another important local masterpiece awaits a new beginning. Atlanta architects and residential designers reveal their thoughts on the influence of the Calhoun Estate A WARM WELCOME Designer Beth Ervin infuses a Brookhaven home with equal parts comfort and classic style WRITTEN BY HEATHER J. PAPER ELEGANCE AT EIGHTY-EIGHT In a highrise home at the St. Regis Atlanta Hotel and Residences, Stan Topol & Associates delivers an air of quiet luxury WRITTEN BY HEATHER J. PAPER
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OOH LA LA A pair of passionate Francophiles brings Paris to Buckhead STYLE NEWS First look at The Joy of Decorating: Southern Style with Mrs. Howard by Phoebe Howard and Great American Homes by William T. Baker PLACES IN PERIL Historic public and private buildings at risk across the state
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CALENDAR David Arms’ natural beauties prevail at Anne Irwin Fine Art and the Signature Shop & Gallery showcases abstract work by Sarah Loertscher NAOMI Our woman about town shares her favorite Atlanta classics FOOD NEWS Chef Doug Turbush dishes on East Cobb’s latest culinary gem, Seed Kitchen & Bar; it’s tea time at Cafe Jonah and Soren Tea ETC. Marcia hits the road in search of warmer weather
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Style Forecast In the second of a two-part series—dubbed “The State of Atlanta Style”—I’m devoting this page to a cross-section of the local design community so you can hear, ﬁrst hand, their accounts of what’s happening in our city as the new year gets underway. This month, our experts weigh in about what’s inspiring them and what people are buying. Below are excerpts from that survey, which you can read in its entirety on our website, atlantahomesmag.com/2012trends. Clinton Smith Editorial Director twitter.com/clintonrsmith
WHAT’S INSPIRING YOU RIGHT NOW?
WHAT ARE YOU TIRED OF?
• “Color, color, color! Brilliant hues mixed with smokey hues. Taupe has been way overused, and it follows the economy. It has always been the non-color of the depressed and, especially in this economy, it is prevalent everywhere.” —John Oetgen, Oetgen Design
• “We are always inspired by the juxtaposition of textures (rough vs. smooth, shiny vs. matte) and the good tension between old and new, modern and traditional.” —Vivian Bencich, Square Feet Studio
• “Always travel, but more recently travel to exotic or magical places that have great outdoor markets or souks.” —Susan Ferrier, McAlpine, Booth & Ferrier Interiors
• “The latest in couture fashions from Paris and Milan!” —Michael Habachy,
• “Bare-bones interiors that are not original.” —Barry Hutner, Parc Monceau
• “An overabundance of Belgian-style design, washed out and worn. If it has trickled down to the catalog stores, it is time to move on.” —Capella Kincheloe, Capella Kincheloe Interior Design
• “Poorly made knock-offs that do nothing but ﬁll up space for the time being. Why bother?” —Carole Weaks,
WHAT ARE CLIENTS SPENDING MONEY ON?
• “Kitchens. And sofas that will last decades.” — Capella Kincheloe
• “Wall coverings with fun patterns and textures, wellmade furniture (especially upholstery pieces) and custom cabinetry and furniture by local craftsmen.” —Vivian Bencich
WHAT ARE THEY RESISTING?
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• “Crazy luxuries and pretentious baubles.”
HAVE YOU SEEN ANYTHING NEW THAT EXCITES YOU?
• “Neutrality.” —Barbara Heath,
• “Yes, I see it every day— from design sources to people creating amazing things around the world, to great old antiques from many different countries mixed with great contemporary from many different countries.”
• “Anything that feels too decorated.” —Vivian Bencich • “People are loving the unique and unusual, and resisting things that have saturated the market.”
• “There is a great distain for clutter these days, which I applaud.” —Susan Ferrier
—Kay Douglass, South of Market
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Ask gallerists Ann Huff and Meg Harrington the secret to a well-decorated space and their answer is simple: Buy what you love. The pair brings this fuss-free philosophy to life in their new home furnishings and lifestyle boutique, Huff Harrington Home at 102 West Paces Ferry Road. “Trust yourself. When you buy what you love, it will always work. And that’s exactly what this shop is,” explains Huff of the airy boutique that embodies their love of all things French. A guided tour through the space—an industrialmeets-Parisian market—reveals a curated treasure trove of furnishings, accessories, books, soaps, scents and more, all carefully handpicked by the charismatic duo and their close-knit staff of five. “We felt strongly that everything needs to have a story,” Harrington says. “We’re carrying these incredible foutas that Ann had found in a market to use in her pool house. There’s a trick to washing them so that they come out feeling as soft as cashmere. We love telling these stories; it gives all our products such personality and soul.” Inspiration for the shop’s stock of rarities also stems from the pair’s cultural immersion trips that they host throughout the year in France’s picturesque town of Provence. “It’s so much fun to see what appeals to our clients at the markets, where they’ll spend hours looking at everything from tablecloths to candles and figuring out how they’re going to fit it all into their suitcases,” Harrington observes. “Exposing people to French
sensibilities is exciting. I mean, where else but in France would you find tear-off linen napkins? It’s brilliant.” It’s this belief of effortlessly combining beauty and convenience, elegance and comfort that the long-time friends are eager to share with Atlanta. For Huff, the renovation and decoration of her stylish, sun-soaked Parisian flat played an important role in the creation of the duo’s shop. “I purchased two gorgeous mirrors and chandeliers for the apartment, and was immediately petrified when I first hung them, thinking I’d just recreated the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles. But the minute I started adding furniture around them, it, of course, came together beautifully,” she says. “That collected feel is what we strive for at Huff Harrington Home. It’s about buying what you love, mixing it together, throwing in touches of color, glam and surprise, and bringing it all home.”
Secrets de France Ann Huff has residences in both Paris and Provence. Here, she shares a snapshot of life in France, along with helpful hints and haunts. THE PERFECT DAY IN PARIS involves a
little shopping, a lot of walking, a feast for the eyes in a museum, an impromptu concert, a “coupe de champagne” on the terrace of a favorite café, a wonderful dinner in a local restaurant and a sparkling light show from the Eiffel Tower after dark. The perfect day in Paris is any day.
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Comfortable shoes, preferably dark-colored with a slight heel and hidden under a pair of jeans so that there is just a little element of chic. To take the edge off cold weather: Wool socks! I can’t believe it took me all these years to appreciate the benefits of wool socks, to coddle those feet when they’re walking for miles a day.
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tickets and the weekly “Pariscope” that has all the cultural listings for the week, along with shows, markets and events. And an umbrella—even on sunny days—because the expression “wait five minutes and it will change” is truer than ever in Paris. FAVORITE EXERCISE: Walking— it’s why I never gain weight when I go to Paris! There is so much to see and appreciate, from the architectural details of the buildings and the store windows to the views along the river and the open sky in the many parks. I could walk for hours in Paris, and often do.
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The Metro. It’s easy, efficient and can be fun, with impromptu concerts in many of the metro stations. But my favorite way to get around is either by bus (Number 69 is like having a private tour of all the best sites in Paris!) or by Velib, the bicycle rental system that has pick-up and drop-off points every 300 metres. C’est formidable—and a boon to the environment and thigh muscles! HOW TO LOOK FRENCH: It’s the old cliché but ever so true—a scarf. Parisiennes wear them any time of year, elegantly tied with complete insouciance. In the winter, they are a must for comfort; in the summer, they’re just a fashion necessity!
be one of those dogs that follow their owners around the rue Cler, but a cute, welltrained little pup is the perfect best friend to accompany you at all times—including dining at restaurants, of course. WHERE TO BUY ANTIQUES: There are several antiques shows held every year, and you can almost always time your trip for one of them. My favorite is Chatou, held in March and September, but I also love Bastille (May and November) and the weekly Vanves, held on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Then, of course, there is also the famous Marché aux Puces de Clignancourt, which is also open on weekends. And we’re just a quick train ride to Belgium, which is another great source for antiques! FAVORITE SHOPPING STREET: For food, rue Cler. For shoes, rue de Grenelle. For hardware, the basement of the BHV department store. For everything else, rue du Bac. This long, narrow and unassuming street is one of my favorites in Paris, filled with marvelous home decorating stores that feature everything from ultra modern to retro chic. ALWAYS BRING BACK WITH ME: It used to be that I would fill my suitcase with favorite soaps, scents and lotions for which the French are famous, but now that we’ve opened Huff Harrington Home, where we carry lots of these items, my personal suitcase can be a lot lighter. There’s still one thing I can’t live without, and that I haven’t figured out how to
carry at our store: Compeed bandages—the best blister medicine ever and an immediate cure for those poor, overworked feet!
clockwise from left A vignette in Huff Harrington Home showcases the women’s penchant for mixing tactile textures. The pair’s cultural immersion trips in Provence, France, include dining amid stunning views and touring nearby cities. The living room of Les Murets, an enchanting estate where travelers on the immersion excursions take up residence for a blissful seven days, overlooks the olive trees and lavendar ﬁelds surrounding the property. opposite Beginning this year, Huff and Harrington will host trips to Paris as well. Huff’s charming, sun-soaked apartment in Paris’ seventh arrondissement overlooks Avenue Bosquet.
Bon Voyage Huff and Meg Harrington host intimate shopping trips to the South of France. “Our weeklong trips to a perfectly gorgeous spot of Southern France are, quite truthfully, an exhilarating immersion in all things French and Provencal,” says Harrington. Here are more of her thoughts: Les Murets is home base for the week; it’s a charming, ram-
“LIFE IS TOO SHORT; ENJOY WHAT YOU’RE DOING. WE FEEL BLESSED TO BE SURROUNDED BY ALL THIS BEAUTY. HUFF HARRINGTON HOME IS EXACTLY WHAT WE FIRST IMAGINED—A CURATED COLLECTION OF EVERYTHING WE CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT.” bling house lovingly and tastefully renovated and decorated that captures the essence of that French je ne sais quoi. There are six bedrooms, a pool, a tennis court and a lovely terrace that overlooks valleys, mountains and villages. It’s a hop, skip and a jump from the beautiful village of Gordes. THE DAYS RUN SOMETHING LIKE THIS: Wake up to the sun rising, roosters crowing and birds singing. A light breakfast in the kitchen or on the terrace might be a farm-fresh egg, a slice of perfectly ripe Cavaillon melon and a crisp croissant, still warm from the oven. • Then it’s off and running to the market, armed with baskets and cameras. The French (especially in the South) plan their weeks around the daily markets that take place come rain, shine, snow or ice. If it’s Sunday, we’re off to Isle sur la Sorgue to scour the brocante (picture Scott’s Antique Market transplanted to a 16th-century French town). After lunch (either at Jardin de Quai, which is very chic and full of Parisians and plenty of Atlantans, or the more low-key Carre des Herbes), it’s fun to meander through the many mews that line the main drag. That’s where the high-end an-
tiques dealers are and they’ve got the really, really serious stuff. What a feast for the eyes. • After a full day, its back to Les Murets for a restorative glass of bubbly from Domaine de Bastidonne, a lovely little vineyard that happens to be about 30 seconds from the house. Weather permitting, dinner is served on the terrace and is usually a local specialty whipped up by Gordes caterers, Anne or Chantal. We never skip a huge green salad (served après le diner, of course) and a cheese course. • The days follow with visits to Gordes (a spectacular Romanbuilt village perched into a limestone cliff ) and uber-chic St. Remy. We might decide to go to 6 p.m. vespers at L’Abbaye de Senaque, a nearby 12th-century abbey that will quite literally take your breath away. We might pop into an olive oil mill for a tasting, stop by the asylum where Vincent Van Gogh stayed (its old stone walls are decorated by art created by mentally-disabled patients who still use the facility) or maybe take a peek at the latest wares offered by French tastemaker Edith Mezard. Lunches are long and leisurely. Another favorite day trip is to Cassis, a charming little fishing village on the Mediterranean. We’ll
explore the village and do a little shopping, then eat bowlfuls of soupe de poisson—a heavenly mix of fish and broth served over a slice of bread and a dollop of rouille, which is an addictive blend of garlic and herbs. • It’s all fun and games: The evenings on the terrace are great fun and full of lively conversation. One of our favorite things to do on the last evening is to play “Show and Tell.” Everyone rushes to their rooms to artfully and tastefully display
their purchases from the week. We’ve been known to give prizes for clever merchandising and it’s fun to hear “where did you get that?” and “I didn’t see that vendor!” and “I’ll trade you the espadrilles for the set of linen napkins that I missed in St. Remy!” For more on Huff Harrington Home, as well as Huff and Harrington’s favorite hotel in Paris and the best pomme frites in France, visit atlantahomesmag.com/frenchfinds.
INSPIRED BY THE CLASSICAL ARCHITECTURE FOUND IN THE GRAND HOMES OF THE SOUTH, WILLIAM T. BAKER’S ARCHITECTURE IS DISTINGUISHED BY HIS EXTRAORDINARY ATTENTION TO THE FINER DETAILS OF CRAFTSMANSHIP AND CONSTRUCTION AS WELL AS HIS KEEN EYE FOR SCALE AND PROPORTION. THROUGHOUT THE PAGES OF HIS RICHLY ILLUSTRATED NEW BOOK, GREAT AMERICAN HOMES (IMAGES PUBLISHING, $55), WE MEET 28 FAMILIES WHO HAVE ENTRUSTED HIM WITH THEIR DREAMS AND BEEN REWARDED WITH HOMES OF GRACE AND BEAUTY. AN INTRODUCTION BY ATLANTA HISTORIAN BEVERLY MEANS DUBOSE, III CONTRIBUTES TO A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF THE HISTORY OF CLASSICAL ARCHITECTURE IN AMERICA AND THE CULTURE THAT HAS PRODUCED SOME OF THE WORLD’S GREAT RESIDENTIAL WORK. “FEW POSSESS THE TALENT TO BE SENSITIVE TO THE DESIRES OF THE CLIENT WHILE PRODUCING A CLASSICAL DESIGN THAT IS LIVABLE, FUNCTIONAL AND A VISUAL DELIGHT,” SAYS DUBOSE OF THE BOOK, WHICH ENCAPSULATES THE FIRST TWO DECADES OF HIS CAREER. WTBAKER.COM
ATLANTA SHOP OWNER AND DECORATOR PHOEBE HOWARD (OF MRS. HOWARD AND MAX & CO.) DIDN’T GO TO DESIGN SCHOOL AND HAS NO FORMAL TRAINING. A STAY-AT-HOME MOTHER WHO NEVER FORGOT THE TRANSFORMATIVE EFFECT OF A BEAUTIFUL SPACE, HER FIRST DESIGN VENTURE WAS IN RETAIL. WHEN HOWARD FINALLY TURNED TO DECORATING HOMES, HER VERY FIRST PROJECT LANDED ON THE COVER OF HOUSE BEAUTIFUL. NOW, HER FIRST BOOK, THE JOY OF DECORATING: SOUTHERN STYLE WITH MRS. HOWARD (STEWART, TABORI & CHANG, $50), FEATURES SEVERAL OF HER LARGEST DESIGN PROJECTS AND ADDRESSES THE MOST COMMON DECORATING ISSUES AND QUESTIONS HER CLIENTS ASK. THE PROJECTS ARE ORGANIZED BY THEMES—INVITING, INSPIRING, TIMELESS, GRACEFUL, TRANQUIL, CASUAL AND COMFORTABLE—ALL OF WHICH DESCRIBE THE VARIOUS WAYS MRS. HOWARD MAKES HER HOUSES LOOK AND FEEL. PHOEBEHOWARD.NET 14
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HISTORIC RAILROAD BUILDINGS OF ATLANTA, FULTON COUNTY THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE RAILROAD WAS A LEADING FORCE IN ATLANTA’S GROWTH AND PROSPERITY IN THE 19TH- AND EARLY20TH-CENTURY. WITH THE DEMOLITION OF ATLANTA’S UNION AND TERMINAL STATIONS IN THE EARLY 1970S, GEORGIA’S CAPITAL LOST MUCH OF ITS RAILROAD LEGACY. MANY RAILROAD STRUCTURES IN ATLANTA ARE VACANT AND HAVE NO CURRENT PLANS FOR REUSE. AMONG THE REMNANTS OF ATLANTA'S RAILROAD LEGACY ARE PEACHTREE STATION ON PEACHTREE STREET AND THE NORFOLK SOUTHERN COMPLEX ON SPRING STREET. PEACHTREE STATION, NOW KNOWN AS BROOKWOOD STATION, WAS DESIGNED BY NEEL REID AND BUILT IN 1917. IT IS LEASED TO AMTRAK. THE NORTHFOLK SOUTHERN COMPLEX INCLUDES TWO 1912 BUILDINGS AS WELL AS THE LARGEST VACANT SWATH OF UNDEVELOPED LAND IN ATLANTA, KNOWN AS “THE GULCH.” NEGLECT AND ABANDONMENT THREATENS MANY OF THESE RESOURCES. AMTRAK IS PLANNING TO MOVE OUT OF PEACHTREE STATION. 16
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Places in PERIL From Atlanta to Savannah, buildings across Georgia are in need of revitalization The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2012 list of 10 “Places in Peril” includes a range of public and private buildings across the state. “This is the Trust’s seventh-annual Places in Peril list,” says Mark C. McDonald, president and CEO of the Trust. “We hope the list will continue to bring preservation action to Georgia’s imperiled historic resources by highlighting 10 representative sites.” Places in Peril is designed to raise awareness about Georgia’s significant historic, archaeological and cultural resources, including buildings,
structures, districts, archaeological sites and cultural landscapes that are threatened by demolition, neglect, lack of maintenance, inappropriate development or insensitive public policy. Through Places in Peril, the Trust will encourage owners and individuals, organizations and communities to employ proven preservation tools, financial resources and partnerships in order to reclaim, restore and revitalize historic properties that are in jeopardy. For more information on these properties, visit georgiatrust.org.
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LIBERTY STREET, MILLEDGEVILLE THIS STREET CONTAINS SOME OF THE BEST-PRESERVED AND UNIQUE EXAMPLES OF ANTE- AND POSTBELLUM ARCHITECTURE IN THE CITY. HOMES ARE BEING CONVERTED INTO STUDENT HOUSING, LOSING THEIR HISTORIC FABRIC.
HALL COUNTY WHEN LAKE LANIER WAS COMPLETED IN 1958, MOST OF THE BUILDINGS IN CHATTAHOOCHEE PARK WERE COVERED BY WATER. ROTTING TIMBERS THREATEN THE SOLE PAVILION STRUCTURE, WHICH FEATURES AN INTRICATE ROOF TRUSSING SYSTEM.
DALTON BUILT IN THE LATE 19TH CENTURY, THIS MASONRY BUILDING WAS THE COMPANY STORE FOR CROWN COTTON MILLS IN DALTON. CROWN MILL WAS THE LEADING PRODUCER OF THE MUSLIN CLOTH THAT WAS VITAL TO THE AREA'S CHENILLE CLOTH INDUSTRY.
ST. MARYS BUILT SOMETIME BETWEEN 1829 AND 1839, THIS GREEK REVIVAL HOUSE IS LOCATED NEAR THE FERRY LANDING THAT TAKES VISITORS TO CUMBERLAND ISLAND. THE CITY, WHICH HAS OWNED THE BUILDING SINCE 1965, IS LACKING FUNDS TO CONTINUE ITS RESTORATION AND MAINTENANCE, AND IS POSTPONING REPAIRS.
HANCOCK COUNTY THIS 1813 GREEK REVIVAL STYLE BUILDING IS ALL THAT REMAINS OF THE ONCE-THRIVING COMMUNITY OF MT. ZION. MOUNT ZION CHURCH NEEDS EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR REPAIRS. ITS REMOTE LOCATION (SEVEN MILES FROM SPARTA) MAKES IT PARTICULARLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO VANDALISM.
RANDOLPH COUNTY BUILT IN THE 1880S, THIS MASONRY COURTHOUSE LOCATED ON THE TOWN SQUARE OF CUTHBERT WAS BUILT IN THE DUTCH ROMANESQUE STYLE, WHICH IS UNUSUAL FOR GEORGIA. LARGE AMOUNTS OF TIMBER FRAMING IN THE BUILDING NEED REPAIR DUE TO EXTENSIVE TERMITE DAMAGE.
ATHENS BUILT IN 1939, UGA’S RUTHERFORD HALL WAS CONSTRUCTED DURING THE NEW DEAL PROGRAM. PLANS INCLUDE DEMOLISHING THE NEOCLASSICAL STYLE BUILDING IN ORDER TO BUILD A NEW 260-BED RESIDENCE HALL ON THE SITE.
MUSCOGEE COUNTY THIS BEAUX ARTS STYLE MASONRY SCHOOL BUILDING IN COLUMBUS WAS CONSTRUCTED IN 1906. IT WAS THE FIRST SCHOOL IN THE NATION TO COMBINE VOCATIONAL AND ACADEMIC COURSES IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM.
SAVANNAH THE W.W. LAW HOUSE WAS THE HOME OF A LEADER IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT AND IS CURRENTLY IN NEED OF REHABILITION. THE HOUSE CONTAINS AN ENORMOUS COLLECTION OF PERIODICALS, BOOKS AND OTHER IMPORTANT DOCUMENTARY MATERIALS.
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If I were to compile a list of my favorite things, the word “classic” would appear throughout. There’s Coca-Cola Classic, the most marvelous beverage ever invented. I’ve been drinking the pause that refreshes since I was a young girl in Montezuma, although at that time the official name was simply Coca-Cola (or, as we pronounced it, co-coler.) Classic movies are another favorite, something which might explain my affection for Turner Classic Movies. And I have adored classic rock since my glory days, though back then it was just plain rock. “Classic” wasn’t added until years later, once the rockers (and I) hit middle age. In a city like Atlanta where people, places, and things are always coming and going, classic status should be conferred on any business that’s been around for more than a few decades. Like the White House in Buckhead where they’ve been serving grits and Greek food since 1948. That restaurant is certainly a classic, as is The Varsity, which dates back to 1928. Need some cheese straws, yeast rolls, and petits fours for your next soiree? (All of which, by the way, are classic Southern party food.) You’ve got options: Henri’s (founded in 1929); Rhodes Bakery (1930); and McEntyre’s Bakery in Smyrna (1959). Let’s move on to retailers. There’s Lewis & Sheron Textiles and Forsyth Fabrics (1944 and 1949, respectively); who hasn’t bought fabric from one or both over the years? And I mustn’t forget Charles Willis. Since 1948, they’ve been outfitting our china cabinets and butlers pantries with the finest dinnerware and crystal. And then there’s the granddaddy (or maybe I should call it the great granddaddy) of Atlanta shoe shops: Bennie’s Shoes. That business has been in existence in some form or another since 1909! The word classic is defined as “traditional” and “enduring.” Well, all of these businesses are certainly enduring and have stood the test of time. Come to think of it, maybe I’m a classic too. Naomi von Habersham, in existence since 19--. (Wouldn’t you like to know?)
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Grace to you and peace! On behalf of the people of the Cathedral Parish of St. Philip, I welcome you to the 2012 Cathedral Antiques Show. As always, I also welcome you to this church, established in 1847 as the first Episcopal Church in Atlanta. We moved to our present location here in Buckhead in 1932, and we have grown tremendously since then. The Cathedral Antiques Show began over 40 years ago as a small and seasonal fund-raiser organized by our parish Episcopal Church Women group. How wonderfully it has grown since then! The work –and ministry—now requires a year-round commitment and has donated almost 3 million dollars to charitable organizations. I thank this year’s Co-Chairs, one of whom is a good friend: Nancy Rizor, and the other of whom is a great wife: Boog Candler! They have organized hundreds of volunteers in creating this weeklong event. I also salute my good Cathedral friends, Jane and Hicks Lanier, Honorary Chairs of the Antiques Show. Obviously, we delight in the antiques presented here, in a show considered one of the finest in the Southeast. But this effort involves more than antiques! This is also a powerful ministry of outreach; the proceeds this year are designated for All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD). I urge you to learn more about AADD, an organization that many of our parishioners personally support. A much needed Family Support Crisis Center will be opened in Decatur, furthering the goal to keep families living with developmental disabilities together while facing overwhelming challenges. I thank each of you for visiting the Cathedral today, and I invite you to return for other occasions of service and prayer. We are open daily, and this is truly a house of prayer for all people. Your presence helps us fulfill that mission of openness and hospitality!
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Welcome to the 2012 Cathedral Antiques Show and Tour of Homes. We invite you to experience and enjoy the many exciting features of our 41st annual event. Leading up to the Show, you’ll partake of a sumptuous feast of design expertise and inspiration from our inaugural First Place Passion event, our renowned Tour of Homes and our returning Inspiration House. You’ll then travel back in time with the exceptional finds offered by our stellar antiques exhibitors. You won’t want to miss our new event on Friday night of the Show, Drinks & Antiques—A Night for the Young and Savvy. We will entertain, educate and excite you about the world of antiques and design—no doubt you’ll be inspired with plenty of ideas for bringing our treasures to life in your own personal surroundings. Over these past four decades, the work of the Episcopal Church Women has been centered on outreach in the Atlanta community; each year we renew our “Passion for a Purpose” pledge and carefully select our beneficiary. This year we lift up the vital work of All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD) and invite you to learn about their important efforts to build communities of support, acceptance and opportunity for children, adults and families living with developmental disabilities. Our highest honor and pleasure has been to lead such a talented, generous and dedicated group of volunteers and supporters. We are grateful for our Honorary Chairs, Jane and Hicks Lanier, whose contributions and service to the Cathedral and the Atlanta community are truly inspiring. The service, support and sacrifice of our show committee, the Cathedral clergy and staff, the board members and dedicated staff of AADD, and our corporate sponsors and show patrons all comprise a beautiful engine. Happily, our collective passion fuels that engine and thankfully, your patronage ensures our success.
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Please enjoy your visit, with our heartfelt appreciation for your support.
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About the Cathedral Antiques Show Founded in 1969, the Cathedral Antiques Show is a community outreach project sponsored by the Episcopal Church Women of the Cathedral of St. Philip. With the help of hundreds of volunteers, devoted leadership and support from the Church, the antique dealers and our event sponsors, the Antiques Show has donated more than $3 million to Atlanta-area charitable causes that might not otherwise get the funds or exposure this event provides. Truly a Passion for a Purpose.
2012 Honorary Chairs Jane and Hicks Lanier Serving Boldly through Quiet Philanthropy
Photography Jim Fitts
Written by Sarah Murphy
Our 2012 Honorary Chairs Jane and Hicks Lanier have lived a life of dedication and service to the Atlanta community. When asked about the forces that have guided them, they first cite the blessings of family and tradition. Their life together is underscored by a shared philosophy of service, of quietly giving back with the goal of bold and lasting impact. They both point to the legacies of their parents who instilled in them a strong commitment to their church and community. Hicks grew up at The Cathedral of St. Philip, but spent the first eight years of his married life with Jane in New York. There was no question that upon their return to Atlanta they would return to St. Philips where they both treasure the liturgy, clergy and physical beauty of the place. Their quiet support of “all things Cathedral” has been unwavering and we honor their faithful, good works. The depth and breadth of the Laniers’ professional, civic and charitable endeavors are truly remarkable. Hicks is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Atlanta-based Oxford Industries, Inc. He is a graduate and Trustee Emeritus of the Westminster Schools, a graduate and Trustee of Vanderbilt University, and a graduate of the Harvard Business School. He is a former Trustee of Egleston Children’s Hospital (now Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta). Hicks currently serves as director on five corporate boards, and together with Jane continues the great Lanier family tradition of service to Piedmont Hospital. Jane is a graduate of the University of Georgia and works passionately for education and the arts, currently serving on the boards of the Atlanta Speech School, the Woodruff Arts Center, the High Museum, and the Forward Arts Foundation (where she has previously served as Chairman and President). She is a former Trustee of The Alliance Theatre. Jane is an Emeritus Trustee of the University of Georgia Foundation, formerly chairing its Foundation Fellows Committee, and now serves the University as a member of the Neel Reid Scholarship Committee of Peachtree Garden Club. Family is the essence of this dynamic couple. It’s evident that compassion for others was the model for their upbringing and they pass this gift down as lovingly and completely as they themselves received it. Their three children, Jay, Liza and Stephen, have given them five grandchildren, with one more on the way. Spending as much time as possible with their grandchildren is their recipe for youth and happiness. Traveling together as a family is their great pleasure. In their time together, the couple enjoys golf and hunting, especially with good friends. We at the Cathedral Antiques Show and Tour of Homes would like to thank Jane and Hicks for their leadership, thoughtfulness and contributions in support of All About Developmental Disabilities. We celebrate their tradition of giving and we hope to reflect their example.
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2012 Cathedral Antiques Show Beneﬁciary All About Developmental Disabilities
As a graduate of the Partners in Policymaking Program, Judith Moen Stanley learned how to effectively advocate for her son Phillip, leading to graduation from high school, and acceptance to the University of West Georgia, where he studies and lives his dream.
Before coming to AADD, Nathan was homeless and trying to care for his son. AADD secured housing for him through its Housing Opportunities Program. Nathan told AADD, “I just want to be the best father I can be for Shamar.”
Families living with developmental disabilities often find themselves facing overwhelming challenges that lead to crisis. To meet this staggering need, All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD) will open a new Family Support Crisis Center in Decatur, with the generous grant from the 2012 Cathedral Antiques Show. This state-of-the-art crisis center will strive to keep families together and contribute to preventing the need for residential or institutional care. “AADD is truly honored to have been selected as the 2012 Cathedral Antiques Show beneficiary,” said Dave Blanchard, who serves as AADD’s Executive Director. “This generous gift will enhance our ability to do whatever it takes so that families living with developmental disabilities receive the best services, resources and support systems possible throughout their lifetime.” The Crisis Center will provide a unique range of customized services, resources and support to meet the varied and changing needs of families who care for children and adults living with developmental disabilities. This is critical in developing more stability in these families’ lives, homes and communities. AADD’s ongoing goal is to keep families together, often advocating for them in the court system, finding housing, helping persons with developmental disabilities in getting the education that is legally theirs, and assisting with employment. AADD serves more than 5,500 people annually, by working with agencies and providers in the community to improve the quality of life for its clients. Developmental disabilities include cerebral palsy, down syndrome, autism, and a wide range of other conditions that are usually diagnosed in early childhood. The need is great.
There are 90,000 people in the State of Georgia living with a developmental disability. Georgia is ranked 46th in the nation in total fiscal support for people living with disabilities. More than half of Georgia families living with a developmental disability are facing severe and persistent poverty. More than 40 percent of AADD clients have experienced violence or sexual exploitation. People with developmental disabilities are more likely to be taken advantage of by others, experience homelessness, or encounter the criminal justice system. AADD is leading the charge in working with the criminal justice system. In the city and state, the organization is the main resource for law enforcement officers, judges and attorneys by helping them understand the complexities and challenges when dealing with people with developmental disabilities. AADD also empowers people with disabilities to advocate for themselves and use non-litigation strategies in the areas of housing, education, public transit and community integration. Its advocacy programs empower individuals to learn the skills necessary to be productive and successful members of their communities. AADD was founded 55 years ago by a group of concerned parents who wanted to support their sons and daughters, so they could be better integrated into their communities. Since 1956, AADD has worked to increase public awareness, develop change, and expand opportunities for individuals and their families throughout Georgia. The organization’s unique philosophy provides a family-oriented and community-based approach that offers support for caregivers and individuals. Also, AADD provides for the lifetime of the people they serve, because a developmental disability never goes away. This support is offered to individuals and families for “as long as it takes.” For more information about volunteer and donation opportunities, please visit or call (404) 881-9777 or visit aadd.org. For 10 years, AADD has led an innovative training program called Partners in Policymaking. Its mission: To teach effective advocates.
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Schedule of Events Sunday, January 22
Monday, January 30
First Place Passion
Sponsored by Wilmington Trust
Stroll: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. The Inspiration House | 2799 Andrews Drive Donation: $20 Stroll through the neighborhoods of Peachtree Hills and Garden Hills to visit five unique homes that reflect the homeowners’ creativity and passion for their “first place.”
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Donation: $15 for first two items, $5 for third item. Appraisers specialize in antiques, fine arts, decorative arts, furniture, oriental rugs, silver, porcelains, glass, and collectables. No firearms, coins, stamps or fine jewelry.
Wednesday, February 1 Saturday, January 28
Inspiration House Premier Party Sponsored by Flavors Magazine and Soirée Catering and Events 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 2799 Andrews Drive Donation: $30 (Parking at The Cathedral of St. Philip)
Gala Preview Party
Sponsored by Arrow Exterminators, Inc. & Harry Norman, REALTORS 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Catered by A Legendary Event Cocktail Attire Donation: $125 (Includes Admission to Show all 3 days, Inspiration House and complimentary Afternoon Tea)
Sunday, January 29 - Sunday, February 12
2799 Andrews Drive The Inspiration House, located on the grounds of The Cathedral of St. Philip, is for anyone who has a passion for design as 20 up-and-coming designers showcase their creative talent in a home that can inspire ideas for the modern family. Admission to Inspiration House is included in Tour of Homes and Show Admission Tickets. Donation: $10 at door without aforementioned tickets. Sunday, January 29: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Tour of Homes) Thursday, February 2: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday, February 3 - Sunday, February 5: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Thursday, February 9: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday, February 10 - Sunday, February 12: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Parking at The Cathedral of St. Philip)
Thursday, February 2
Designer Preview Coffee 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. A special show preview for the design community. Reservation required: (404) 365-1107
Thursday, February 2 – Saturday, February 4
Cathedral Antiques Show
The 41st annual show features national and international exhibitors offering fine 18th, 19th and early to mid 20th century antiques, furniture, paintings, textiles, porcelain, jewelry, silver and more. Thursday, February 2: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 3: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday, February 4: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Donation: $15 (Includes Admission to Show all 3 days, Inspiration House and complimentary Afternoon Tea)
Sunday, January 29
Tour of Homes
Sponsored by Arrow Exterminators, Inc. and Harry Norman, REALTORS 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Donation: $30 (Includes admission to Inspiration House) Owners of several beautifully designed homes will open their doors for this self guided tour through some of Atlanta’s most distinctive neighborhoods. Visitors get a rare glimpse of the work of some of the world’s most famous and finest designers, architects and craftsmen.
Friday, February 3
Drinks & Antiques—
A Night for the Young and Savvy
Sponsored by BNY Mellon Wealth Management
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. A new tradition with a tempting twist for every collector. Enjoy a glass of wine and hors d’oeuvres as we entertain and excite you about the world of antiques and design. Donation: $40 Catered by Soirée Catering and Events
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Learning Lectures Sponsored by Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty
Thursday, February 2: 1:00 p.m. Donation: $10
“Decoration: Fact and Fantasy”
RICHARD KEITH LANGHAM Richard Keith Langham has designed residences around the country and abroad. His client list is as diverse as the rooms he puts together, from the late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Mrs. William F. Buckley to Hillary Swank. With a love for clear color and real comfort, his stylish rooms are grounded in English sensibilities. In addition to interior decorating, Langham has also designed party decor, including the Black-and-White Ball for the Bruce Museum in Greenwich to the Boys Club of New York at the Plaza Hotel. His work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, Vogue, Veranda, W, House Beautiful, Hamptons Magazine, Palm Beach Cottages and Gardens and Southern Accents.
Advance Tickets Mail Cathedral Antiques Show 2744 Peachtree Road NW | Atlanta, GA 30305 Cash, Checks, American Express, MasterCard and Visa accepted Online cathedralantiques.org | American Express, MasterCard and Visa accepted Phone Cathedral Antiques Show Office (404) 365-1107 American Express, MasterCard and Visa accepted
Friday, February 3: 1:00 p.m. Ticket Locations
Lecture and Book Signing Donation: $10
Advance tickets may be purchased in person beginning January 8, 2012 at the following locations. Cash and checks only please.
“The Way Home: Atmosphere and Object”
Boxwoods Gardens & Gifts, Inc. 100 East Andrews Drive NW | Atlanta, GA 30305 | (404) 233- 3400
JEFFREY BILHUBER Jeffrey Bihuber has a uniquely American perspective that breathes new life into traditionalism with a confirmed understanding of modern sensibilities. He mixes periods and design ideas with a confidence and instinctive style whose rules are self-evident—practicality and sheer beauty.His most current literary accomplishment, The Way Home: Reflections of American Beauty, has drawn praise from the industry’s most authoritative sources such as the Wall Street Journal, Vogue, and House Beautiful. In this lecture, Bilhuber will discuss how high style can (and should) encompass effortless comfort–interiors where families big or small can take pleasure in easy spaces that are brilliant amalgams of new and old.
Saturday, February 4: 11:00 a.m.
Deadwyler Antiques 351 Peachtree Hills Avenue, Suite 322 | Atlanta, GA 30305 | (404) 351-3941 Peridot Distinctive Gifts 514 East Paces Ferry Road NE | Atlanta, GA 30305 | (404) 261-7028 The Cathedral Book Store 2744 Peachtree Road NW | Atlanta, GA 30305 | (404) 237-7582
2012 Show Events
January 22: First Place Passion $20
“Trends in Decorating”
January 28: Inspiration House Premier Party $30
DEBORAH SANDERS Deborah Sanders joined Veranda magazine in 1987 and over the years has written articles on the decorative arts and has also organized two tours to France for designers. During the last 10 years of her tenure with the publication, she traveled the world to tradeshows in order to develop product stories for the magazine. Since leaving the magazine in 2010, she has been contracted for speaking engagements around the country in venues including AmericasMart, the Las Vegas World Market and the High Point Furniture Market. She currently serves as a contributor to The Editor at Large and Veranda.
January 29: Tour of Homes & Inspiration House $30 February 1: Gala Preview Party $125 February 2 - 4: Cathedral Antiques Show $15 February 2 - 4: Learning Lectures $10/day February 2 - 5, February 9 - 12: Inspiration House $10 February 3: Drinks & Antiques $40
To view a full schedule of events, please visit cathedralantiques.org.
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Tour of Homes & Preview Party
Diamond Atlanta Fine Homes Sothebyâ€™s International Realty/ Sandra Carey, Nancy Rizor &Wes Vawter BNY Mellon Wealth Management Malon D. Mimms Company, LLC Montag & Caldwell The Coca- Cola Company Wilmington Trust
Gold Active Production and Design, Inc. Anna Griffin, Inc. Baird Private Asset Management Group Capital Lighting Fixture Company Gay Construction Company Hennessy Automobile Companies King & Spalding Moore Stephens Tiller LLC Neiman Marcus Atlanta Porsche Cars North America, Inc.
Silver A. Montag & Associates Astrop Advisory Corporation Campbell & Brannon Charles Willis CornerCap Investment Counsel Fifth Third Bank Kenneth Lynch Architects, AIA Lefkoff, Duncan, Grimes, McSwain & Hass McKenneyâ€˜s, Inc. Mori Luggage & Gifts Northern Trust Parc Monceau Antiques Porsche Cars North America, Inc. Private Bank of Buckhead Prudential Georgia Realty J. William and Elizabeth S. Robinson Foundation The Kroger Company The Renn Wealth Management Group
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Mrs. Caroline Jones Davis Carol Lanier Goodman Beth and Tommy Holder Isdell Family Foundation Lorri and Forrest McClain Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Stanley Stephanie and Austin Stephens
Mr. and Mrs. J. Richard Blanchard The Fred and Sara Hoyt Charitable Trust Jane and Hicks Lanier Nancy and Randy Rizor
Anonymous Lisa and Joseph Blanco Aimee and Tom Chubb Sandra and Bob Edwards Duvall and Rex Fuqua Caroline and Harry Gilham Helen and John Gordon Roya and Bahman Irvani Susan and Tom Lamb Bari and Russell Love Debby and Mark Pirrung Joyce and Bob Sterling Helen and Ray Weeks Linda and Chet Wilson
Lucy and Richard Perry Ginny and Alan Plummer Mr. and Mrs. Rowland A. Radford Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ramsey Ginny and Dan Rather Eleanor and Clarence Ridley Mary and David Scheible Mr. and Mrs. R. Charles Shufeldt Griff and Charles Smithgall Radha and Ronald Vettraino Kathy and Tom Weller Betsy and Mark West Mrs. Charles Woodall, Jr. Mary and Bob Yellowlees Mary and Tim Yoder
Beverly and Matt Gwynn Catherine and Dick Haining Betty and Geoff Hall Classic Weddings by Louise Hanlon and Mora Hostetter Mr. and Mrs. Nathan V. Hendricks III Carolyn and Lem Hewes Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hines Fay and Barrett Howell Donna and Paul Hyland Jennie and Tom Hyman Kerry and Bailey Izard Ms. Margaret Jackson Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Kibler Ada and Harry Lamon Libby and David Lanier Joan and Bill Law Paul Alberto Betsy and Scott Akers, Jr. Libby and Gregg Lindahl Anonymous Anonymous Dr. and Mrs. William McClatchey Spring and Tom Asher Boyce and Shepard Ansley Mr. and Mrs. Laurin McSwain Olivia and John Barge Jane and Dave Apple Dinah and Henry Moog Becky and Ted Bender Lisa and Brad Armstrong Dr. and Mrs. Steve Moreland Cornelia and George Bird/Summit Industries, Inc. Peggy Ballard Mr. and Mrs. F. Donald Nelms, Jr. Suzanne Dansby Bollman Penny Barnett Shelly Nixon Jan and Bill Bomar Lane Barnum Kay and Dudley Ottley Ginny and Charles Brewer Jan and Gus Bennett Mr. and Mrs. G. David Overend Cindra and Marshall Brown Holly S. Berney William E. Pennington Ann and Larry Burns Margaret and Clary Bosbyshell/Margaux Interiors Limited Mary and Walter Perrin The Very Reverend Sam Candler and Boog Candler Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Bowen Anne and Bob Powers Cindy and Bobby Candler Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Brannen Mary E. Raines Mandy and Knox Culpepper Janet and Matt Burrell Judith Reece Laura and Joe Cullen Louisa E. Chapman Kathryn and John Richard Jane Davenport Lynn Cochran-Schroder Mr. and Mrs. D. Raymond Riddle Susan and George Dunn Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence R. Cowart Nancy and Charlie Rigby Mary and Charles Elrod Marg and Dick Denny William Fred Scott Bernadette Faber Mr. and Mrs. Vincent J. Dooley Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Seawell Caroline and Peter Finnerty Mr. and Mrs. Craig P. Dunlevie Mr. and Mrs. Bronson Smith Jenny and David Fosgate Freda and Theodore Fisher Mr. and Mrs. James H. Steele, Jr. Sandy and John Foxworth Frances and Michael Flock Mrs. Theodora B. Stockton Shearon and Taylor Glover Mr. and Mrs. Ed Forio, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Strickler III Ellen and Kevin Hayes Dr. James Gerhart and The Rev. Canon Todd Smelser Ruth E. Vaught Mary and Rick Inman Anne and Drury Ghegan Charlene and George Watson Sally and Warren Jobe Mary H. Gibson Judy and Buddy Weston Margaret and Ted Kresge Joan and Robert Gilbert Marion and Hamilton Williams Betts and Dennis Love Betsy and Bob Glenn Mrs. Robert Willingham Mary and John Mercer Mr. and Mrs. Bart Graham Dr. Bryant Wilson and Andi Schwartz Morgens West Foundation Debbie and David Gray Mrs. Mary Semmes Wright Mr. and Mrs. Jim Nygaard Amanda and Greg Gregory
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2012 Cathedral Antiques Show Dealer List American Eagle Antiques
Bjork Antikt & Studio
Harrison Township, MI Saint Simons Island, GA (586) 663-8259
1190 Old Chattahoochee Ave NW Atlanta, GA 30318 (404) 350-8133; bjorkstudio.com
American Eagle Antiques specializes in Georgian furniture, artwork and accessories.
Bjork Antikt & Studio specializes in Scandinavian/Swedish Karl Johan (Biedermeier), Art Deco, Art Moderne and mid-century antiques, vintage furniture, lighting and decorative accessories.
Apropos, Inc. Dana Kelly Oriental Rugs
3021 West Clay Street Richmond, VA 23230 (804) 340-4740 Apropos, Inc., celebrating its 30th anniversary, offers a unique selection of decorative furniture and accessories with a special emphasis, for this show, on Garden Statuary.
TARA COMPTON FINE & ESTATE JEWELRY
829 Chevy Chase Place Lexington, KY 40502 (859) 266-7802 An outstanding collection of antique and semi-antique oriental carpets, rugs and tapestries, including Persian, Chinese and fine French tapestries.
Edwin C. Skinner
1016 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10021 (707) 225-4571; aradergalleries.com
33 N. Section Street Fairhope, AL 36532 (251) 928-7677
The worldâ€™s finest selection of works by John James Audubon, Pierre-Joseph Redoute, Giovanni Battista Piranesi; historically important maps, natural history engravings and watercolors, antique furniture and globes.
Edwin C. Skinner focuses on 18th and early 19th century furniture, silver and art.
Essex Antiquarians B&B Johnson, Inc.
165 Main Street Essex, MA 01929 (978) 768-4544; essex-antiquarians.com
12 Barnard Lane Kennebunk, ME 04043 (207) 251-6437 B&B Johnson, Inc. has been offering American, English, antique furniture along with paintings and rare and unusual accessories for the past 30 years.
Essex Antiquarians offers 18th and 19th century English and Continental furniture, fine and decorative arts.
G. Sergeant Antiques Barry Cotton Antiques 116 Riverview Gardens London SW13 8RA UK Tel & Fax: +44 208 563 9899 email@example.com; barrycotton.com U.S. contact: Michael Hayes, (336) 207-7883 Barry Cotton Antiques will be showing a selection of good quality 18th and 19th century English furniture and associated decorative accessories.
88 Main Street N Woodbury, CT 06798 (203) 266-4177; gsergeant.com G. Sergeant Antiques offers distinctive 17th, 18th and 19th century English, Continental and American furnishings from fine estates.
Howard I. Price II Fine Art 28 G H20 on the Ocean Avenida Balboa Panama City, Panama (404) 456-3536; hpfinearts.com Howard Price Fine Art will be displaying views of Venice, Egypt and the Holy Land; Native American Indian portraits, early botanicals, maps, and the finest baskets of Panama.
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Joseph M. Hayes Antiques 653 Euclaire Avenue Bexley, OH 43209 Joseph M. Hayes Antiques will showcase a French two-part oak buffet de cour with wonderful carving.
Katherine Denny Blair & Associates P.O. Box 806 Hammond LA 70404 (985) 320-4266 katherinedennyblair.com 18th and 19th century English and American furnishings, Oriental rugs, antique silver, wine-related antiques and works of art.
BARRY COTTON ANTIQUES
MICHAEL & CLAIRE HIGGINS ANTIQUES
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The Silver Vault P. O. Box 911 Woodstock, IL 60098 (815) 337-3990
The Silver Vault specializes in American, English and Continental silver from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries.
Thomas M. Fortner Antiques 581 Goodwyn Cove Memphis, TN 38111 (901) 452-3207 WHITEHALL ANTIQUES
Lina’s Interiors 525 South Main Street Greenville, MS 38701 (662) 332-7226; firstname.lastname@example.org Lina’s specializes in 18th and 19th century English and Continental furniture, art and accessories.
Thomas M. Fortner Antiques displays a range of 19th and early 20th century English and Continental furniture and porcelains, Asian ceramics, American cut glass, antique lamps, and unique estate sale ‘finds.’
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LINDA KETTERLING ANTIQUES
3700 Lexington Road Louisville, KY 40207 (502) 899-5335; tracemayer.com
Linda Ketterling Antiques 3202 East Lincolnshire Boulevard Toledo, OH 43606 (419) 377-2438 Linda Ketterling, a specialist in Victorian Majolica Pottery, will be showcasing wonderful and rare examples from the last half of the 19th century.
Trace Mayer offers a selection of 18th through 20th century fine and decorative arts, with a concentration on the English country house interior.
Vintage Linens by Lois
3106 Barcelona Street Tampa, FL 33629 (813) 254-6111; mayfairantiquesdealers.com
4268 Persimmon Woods Drive N. Charleston, SC 29420 (843) 810-1200; vintagelinens.com
Mayfair is known for 18th and 19th century period antiques.
Vintage Linens offers an array of monogrammed towels, hankies, lingerie bags, lavender sachets, tablecloths, napkins and vintage bed linens.
Michael & Claire Higgins Antiques P. O. Box 93009 Atlanta, GA 30377 (404) 474-2882; higginsantiques.com
The Walkers Antiques
Offering antiques with a scholarly tilt; interesting and unusual China Trade items, good 1930s paintings, furniture made before the advent of machines.
Peter Nee P.O. Box 130 Millwood, VA 22646 (540) 327-7622
Atlanta, GA 30328 By appointment only (770) 396-8074 email@example.com; walkersantiques.com
Fine 18th century English and Continental art and antiques
The Walkers Antiques present an eclectic mix of 18th and 19th century American, English and Continental furniture, decorative accessories and silver.
57 North Jackson Street, Ste. 101 Forsyth , GA 31029 (478) 994-9995; sherwoodantiques.com
1213 East Franklin Street Chapel Hill NC 27514 (919) 942-3179; whitehallantiques.com
Sherwood Antiques boasts 18th and early 19th century English and Continental furnishings as well as Chinese and Delft ceramics.
Whitehall Antiques has specialized in fine country French and formal English antique furniture, fine art and period accessories since 1930.
Somerset Antiques 911 Sweet William Court SE Leesburg, VA 20175 (703) 777-9379 English silver, estate jewelry, antique garden accessories, lamps and wall décor.
Tara Compton Fine & Estate Jewelry New York, NY 10013 (646) 418-8854; taracompton.com Tara Compton Fine & Estate Jewelry is a strictly curated collection of rare and exquisite jewelry dating from the 19th and 20th centuries.
BJORK ANTIKT & STUDIO
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Tour of Homes Written by Holly Street
Photography by Emily Followill
Nancy Creek Road
This custom French Normandy style house was the result of a collaboration between architects Spitzmiller & Norris and interior designer Suzanne Kasler; the homeowner gave the renowned architecture and design teams carte blanche to create a highly livable and beautiful space that would work well for both family life and entertaining. The architects characterize the house as having a whisper of French Normandy – they did not strictly adhere to the style, but rather took aspects of it. Of particular note are the chimneys, which find their precedent in the 17th century architecture of western coastal France. The elegant pointed arch limestone door surround, the cedar shake roof, and the subtle color scheme of the bricks and shutters complete the soft European aesthetic of the house. Inside the house, the light wood floors and open and connected feel of the floorplan work seamlessly with the French Normandy style of the exterior. With this superb architectural backdrop, Kasler expertly sequenced color and texture throughout the rooms, and used a mix of the antique, the vintage, and the contemporary to achieve a timeless yet also fresh feel to the house. The interiors of the house were featured as the cover story of House Beautiful in 2008, as well as in Kasler’s book Inspired Interiors. This house is a wonderful example of the new traditional aesthetic in Atlanta; the architecture, design, and landscape are all rooted in the classic foundation that Atlanta loves so much, but with a wonderful relaxed elegance.
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This majestic English-Manor style home, designed by William T. Baker, follows in the grand tradition of Buckhead estates and combines a high level of craftsmanship and design. The subtleties of English Manor style architecture are captured with the incredible attention to detail in the house. The English clay tile roof and the limestone accents reflect Tudor architecture, as does the stone cladding, imported from Pennsylvania. Even the mortar was researched to match time honored traditions. The amazing interior details include hand carved doors and wainscoting with Gothic inspired designs, and an intricately carved oak staircase. The library’s plaster ceiling incorporates an Elizabethan pattern, and is a particular highlight. While the house presents a formal appearance, the floorplan represents the more casual way in which families live in the 21st century. At its heart, this is a family house, and the flow and design of the house work beautifully for the homeowners and their children. The family spends much time in the kitchen-family room, a space that is simultaneously airy and open, with its soaring ceiling, as well as comfortable and relaxed. The interior design of the house was largely orchestrated by Nancy Warren, who created both formal and casual areas with a wonderful livability. Nancy incorporated many fine furniture pieces and artwork that the homeowners already possessed, as well as new finds especially suited for the house. The result is a house that flows in both color and style in a seamless manner, and truly reflects the homeowners.
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Nestled into a private wooded lot, this stone and white clapboard house imparts a sense of great age, and yet the house was completed only a year ago. Architect Stan Dixon looked to American architectural references as inspiration for the design, in particular the pre-revolutionary farm houses built of stone found in Pennsylvania’s Bucks County. For the interiors, the goal was to create a modern house with an older feel, and an atmosphere of relaxed elegance that reflects the homeowners’ Southern heritage and love of family. The layout of the interior and the architectural details were carefully considered to support these goals. Several comfortable gathering spaces were created for the family, which are used for different purposes through the seasons. Interior designer Jackye Lanham’s goal was to complement the integrity of the architecture, yet also reflect the personality and Southern roots of the homeowners. This was achieved by featuring the owners’ collection of antiques and family heirlooms, and using historical colors and natural fabrics with heavy weaves to work with the period of the architectural inspiration. Lanham’s signature touches and mastery at the art of the vignette add unique character to the décor. Although great care was taken to reflect the beauty and aesthetic of 18th century American design, the house is also thoroughly reflective of family life in the 21st century. In recognition of the superb quality of the design of the house, D. Stanley Dixon Architects received the prestigious Shutze award for excellence in classical architecture for this house, establishing it in a unique place in the architectural legacy of Atlanta.
The setting for this 1930s Georgian Revival house is truly idyllic; positioned on one of Atlanta’s most prestigious streets, the entrance is lined by an allée of trees that beautifully frames the house and provides a fitting entrance to this one of a kind house. The homeowners have lived here for over 30 years, and are only the third owners of the house. A strong passion for their home is seen in the extensive renovation projects that have taken place through the years; although they have taken great care to maintain the original integrity of the floor plan, every space has been updated or expanded in some way to create a more family friendly and light filled design. In recent years, significant updates and renovations to the upstairs have taken place. A grown son’s bedroom was recently transformed into a luxurious guest suite, and a custom designed mural was hand painted by Ray Goins in the entry and stair hall. Designer Beth Webb was involved in the recent renovations and the new streamlined direction of the upstairs décor. The strength of the architecture provides an ideal backdrop for the owners’ collection of treasured items from their extensive travels throughout the world. Each item has a story and a memory, reflecting a lifetime of adventure and experiences. Walking through the rooms in the house is like going on a journey around the world, and makes the décor of the house a deeply personal reflection of the passions and interests of the homeowners. It is houses like this one that have become part of the fabric of the rich architectural legacy of Atlanta, and inspiration for the new generation of classic architecture.
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Inspiration House Andrews Drive
Photo by Emily Followill
Offering a range of styles, from sophisticated romanticism to mid-century modern, the Cathedral Antiques Show’s 2nd Annual Inspiration House will showcase the talents of 21 established and up-and-coming national and local designers. Open for viewing beginning January 29, the house will stay open longer this year as it has the added attraction of four redesigned bathrooms and more than twice as many decorated spaces. Collectively, these rooms illustrate the timeless beauty of mixing antique or vintage furnishings with modern pieces. Closing February 12, the showhouse will be open for viewing for two weeks on Thursdays from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, please visit cathedralantiques.org.
Photo by Sister Moore
Photo by Sister Moore
Inspiration House Designers FOYER & LANDING
FRONT EXTERIOR LANDSCAPING
Mary Caroline Mumpower
Lindsey Coral Harper
Marcia Weber Gardens to Love
Lindsey Coral Harper Interior Design
Laura Walker, Ltd.
Photo by Sister Moore
Photo by Sister Moore
Photo by Sister Moore
MCM Interior Design
Rick Anthony Bonner
BEDROOM 3 GUESTROOM / LADIES RETREAT & GUEST BATH
Mimi Williams Interiors
Amy D. Morris Interiors
Elisabeth Jordan Elisabeth Jordan Interiors
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BEDROOM 1, GENTLEMANâ€™S LOUNGE
Allison Harper & Nancy Duffey
Tom Williams & Jason Bailey
S. Reed Design & Summer Loftin Antiques
Allison Harper Interior Design & Scout for the Home
T. Williams Design & Jason Todd Bailey, LLC
Photo by Sister Moore
Warner McConaughey & Eric Rothman
Photo by Sister Moore
Scott Reed & Summer Loftin
Photo by Sister Moore
Susan Currie Design
Brooke Merrill Home
Not pictured: PASSAGEWAY & POWDER ROOM
Shawn Miles Bailey
The White Box
Home Decorators Collection
2012 Appraisers LOUIS V. CRAIG, JD USPAP Craig/Southeast Appraisal Service 109 Great Oaks Lane Roswell, GA 30075 (404) 932-8130
DEBORAH ABERNETHY, ISA CAPP 1266 West Paces Ferry Road, #213 Atlanta, GA 30327 (404) 262-2131 VERNON ABRAMS, ISA IFDA 3645 Peachtree Road NE, #104 Atlanta, GA 30319 (404) 842-0567 ANDREA BOYLES, ISA A. Boyles Appraisal and Estate Services 220 Shallow Springs Court Roswell, GA 30075 (770) 641-8967
PHILIP HAWKINS, ISA AM Hawkins Appraisal Services 4291 Briarcliff Road NE Atlanta, GA 30345 (404) 320-7275 JEANNIE BARRETT-STANCA, ISA AM Barrett Studio 965 Bloomfield Drive Lawrenceville, GA 30044 (770) 500-7579
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TO OUR CORPORATE SPONSORS, SHOW PATRONS, AND OTHER DONORS for
their generosity to the Show.
TO OUR DEALERS for their connoisseur selection
of antiques which make our Show so prestigious and well-attended.
ABRAMS AND OUR APPRAISERS for providing their expertise; TO OUR SPEAKERS JEFFREY BILHUBER, RICHARD KEITH LANGHAM AND DEBORAH SANDERS for
sharing their talent.
TO THE FLOWER GUILD for beautifying the show with
their glorious flowers and TO CAROLINE GILHAM AND KAYE OTTLEY for their fabulous arrangements at the Sponsor Party; TO SISTER MOORE for highlighting every event with her photography; TO ST. ANNEâ€™S GUILD for providing the Afternoon Tea.
THE HOMEOWNERS OF FIRST PLACE PASSION AND TOUR OF HOMES for inviting
us into your lovely homes. TO JENNIFER BOLES AND HOLLY STREET for their home descriptions; TO MELISSA EMBRY AND EMILY FOLLOWILL for their photography. You showcased our homes beautifully.
TO THE TALENTED GROUP OF DESIGN-
ERS who transformed our Inspiration House; TO MARCIA WEBER GARDENS TO LOVE
for the landscape and the inviting Show entrance.
TO OUR DEAN, THE VERY
REV. SAM CANDLER, THE CATHEDRAL CLERGY AND STAFF, especially THE REV. CANON BETH KNOWLTON, THE REVEREND GEORGE M. MAXWELL, VICAR, THE REV. CANON CAROLYNNE WILLIAMS, ANN FOWLER, CHARLES JACOBS , DAN MURPHY, DAVID ROCCHIO, THE CUSTODIAL STAFF AND THE MANY OTHERS
who are so helpful to the show. We appreciate your support of our work.
AND HICKS LANIER, our 2012 Honorary Chairmen for your inspiration; TO REBEKAH SANDERS AND WESLEY HUFFARD, 2011 and 2012 ECW Presidents, for your leader-
ship and support.
TO SARAH MURPHY for her kind heart and perfect words.
TO BILL CRAIGHILL for ongoing assistance.
TO JUDITH AND
BAHNSON STANLEY for graciously hosting the Kick Off of our 41st show- it was a night
filled with energy. TO LAURA IAROCCI AND FAITH FLOWERS for providing the flowers; TO OUR PAST SHOW CHAIRMEN for the delightful fare.
TO SARAH AND
JIM KENNEDY for your compassion and generosity, and for opening your home and hosting
the Sponsor Party celebrating our donors. It was truly an evening to remember.
THE BOARD MEMBERS OF AADD, ESPECIALLY LISA BLANCO, SARAH KENNEDY, JUDITH STANLEY, AND LINDA WILSON for their efforts on our behalf. TO THE STAFF OF AADD, ESPECIALLY DAVE BLANCHARD AND KEISHA TENNYSON, for their will-
ingness to work hand-in-hand with us to make this year such a success.
POPPY AND HEINEKIN USA AND MARCEL WELFARE AND THE BIGELOW TEA COMPANY, for their generous in-kind donations; TO NEIMAN MARCUS ATLANTA, AND H. STOCKTON for our door prizes; TO NO. 9 THOMPSON BY JIM THOMPSON for the
atrium design vignette for the Drinks & Antiques Friday night event.
PAPERS, ESPECIALLY KATHY DAVIDSON, SARA HASKEW, AND JACKIE HOWARD,
for their vision and talent in the design of our new logo and brand development.
TO ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE 2012 ANTIQUES SHOW COMMITTEE for their friend-
ship and many hours of service. We are especially grateful to our DAY VOLUNTEERS who may not be mentioned individually in the program but who are nonetheless very important to the smooth operation of the Show. You have represented the Cathedral of St. Philip well to our many visitors, creating a lasting impression. Our heartfelt thanks for a job well done!
TO ALL THE STAFF AT ATLANTA HOMES & LIFESTYLES for this beautiful program and
their ongoing support.
Finally, TO OUR HUSBANDS SAM CANDLER AND
RANDY RIZOR and our children whose love and support sustained us throughout the year.
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2012 Cathedral Antiques Show Committee 2012 Co-Chairs Boog Candler Nancy Rizor
Honorary Chairmen Jane and Hicks Lanier
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Mary Mercer Amy Musarra Deborah Sanders Trammell Williams Melissa Wilson
Triff Cook, Co-Chair Susan Troutman, Co-Chair Emily Followill, Photography Holly Street, Creative Writing Day Chairmen
PR/Communications Afternoon Tea Elaine Bailey Jan Bryant Sandra Carey
Martha Dunlevie Karen Hâ€™Doubler Nellie Holleman Penelope Malone Anne Young
Peggy Ballard, Chair Julie Herron Carson Joan Duncan Carolyn Scruggs Susan Tucker
Lucy Perry Alice Youmans
The Very Reverend Sam Candler The Reverend Canon Beth Knowlton The Reverend George M. Maxwell, Vicar The Reverend Canon Carolynne Williams
Sandy Foxworth Beth and Tommy Holder Sarah and Jim Kennedy
Treasurer Debbie Gray
Volunteers Marion Williams, Chair Day Chairmen
Beverly Gwynn Tish Jennings Anne Ladd Karen Tereshkow
Show Photography Corporate Sponsors Laura Cullen, Co-Chair Laurin McSwain, Co-Chair Dave Blanchard Lisa Blanco Cindra Brown Mary Elrod Harry Gilham Ginny Plummer Keisha Tennyson Frank Troutman Buddy Weston
Creative Design Laura Iarocci
Dealers Mary Hanks Anna Henry Caroline Wallace
Devotions Anne Willingham
DESIGNER PREVIEW COFFEE Blair Robbins
Special Events Holly Berney Melissa Wilson Drinks & Antiques
Clary Bosbyshell Margaret Bosbyshell Kick Off Event
Lee Espy Jean Morris Penny Seawell Judith and Bahnson Stanley, Host Lectures
Duvall Fuqua Sydney Shipps Mimi Woodruff Preview Party
Lisa Armstrong Libby Lanier Sponsor Party
Claudia Barnes Elsie Gould Sarah and Jim Kennedy, Host
2011 Rebekah Sanders 2012 Wesley Huffard
Judy and Buddy Weston
First Place Passion Martha Cox, Chair Jennifer Boles, Creative Writing Melissa Embry, Photography
Inspiration House James Deadwyler, Chair Rick Bonner, Co-Chair Cindra Brown Summer Loftin Frances Flock Dennis McKinney
Staging Standards Vernon Abrams
Tea Room Meg Thrash Ruth Vaught
Ticket Sales Charlene and George Watson, Co-Chairs Kathryn Roberts Sandi Scheidt
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Past Show Chairmen 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969
Mrs. Marshall L. Brown & Mrs. Bart L. Graham Mrs. John T.W. Mercer Mrs. Michael R. Flock Mrs. Patrick H. Grayson III Mrs. J. Thomas Ford Mrs. John W. Robitscher Mrs. Marshall L. Brown Mrs. Drury W. Ghegan Mrs. William J. Bomar Mrs. Joseph H. Carey Mrs. David H. Gray Mrs. William W. Espy & Mrs. Rex Morris, Jr. Mrs. Wesley R. Vawter III Mrs. Randy Rizor Mrs. Gus J. Bennett Mrs. Leonard H. Seawell III Mrs. Walter Perrin Mrs. Larry D. Burns Mrs. Theodore J. Bender III Mrs. T. Emmette Thrower Mrs. Lamar L. Fleming Mrs. Charles E. Elrod, Jr. Mrs. Lawrence R. Coward Mrs. Eric Eastwood Mrs. Orlan R. Swennes Mrs. Barry L. Frazier Mrs. Harry V. Lamon, Jr. Mrs. Henry B. Moog, Jr. Mrs. George C. Roberts Mrs. Winford R. Bishop Mrs. Charles J. Ingraham Mrs. Gaynor Collester Mrs. Rudolf Siegel Mrs. William N. Kennon Mrs. L. Roscoe Walker Mrs. Eric Eastwood Mrs. Samuel N. Roberts Mrs. Ralph L. Robinson Mrs. Edward S. Croft, Jr. Mrs. Charles E. Gammage & Mrs. Thomas T. Flagler, Jr.
Diversified Cabinet Distributors 5250 Brook Hollow Parkway Norcross, Georgia 678.325.3600 www.dcdcabinets.com
Proud to have been chosen to participate on the 2012 Junior League Tour of Kitchens March 24-25.
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SCAD Atlanta & Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams An ardent group of local arts and design supporters gathered last fall to celebrate the winning student design in a collaboration between SCAD Atlanta & Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. Judged by Editorial Director Clinton Smith, Designer Beth Webb and MG+BW’s Mary Margarett Nevin, the winning project incorporated MG+BW furniture, lighting and accessories in a vignette designed and built in homage to Driving Miss Daisy.
FIRST ROW: Professor Cotter Christian; Ben Collins; Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Showroom. SECOND ROW: David Goodrowe and Lauriel Leonard; Mitchell Gold, Chris Turner, Maddie Whiteﬁeld, Bob Williams; Chris Spears and Tenley Gilstrap. BOTTOM ROW: Chris Turner, LaToya Murphy, Liesel Spallinger, Jayme Long, Kathryn McAdams, Maddie Whiteﬁeld, Cotter Christian and Bonnie Casamassima; Elizabeth Spiegel, Deborah Zubowicz and Liz McDermott. Photography by SCAD/Raftermen Photography 50
high ATLANTA HOMES & LIFESTYLES
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MARCH 8 - APRIL 1
highstyletour.com Bradley Hughes • Michel Boyd, Smith Boyd Interiors • The Mercantile • Julia Reed Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams • William Peace, Peace Design • Redeﬁned Home Boutique Kerry Howard, KMH Interiors • Room & Board • Barbara Westbrook, Westbrook Interiors R Hughes Showroom • Susan Ferrier, McAlpine Booth & Ferrier For more information, contact Gina Christman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (404) 252-6670 A Downtown Atlanta Hotel Owner LLC project. The Residences at W Atlanta Downtown are not owned, developed or sold by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., or their afliates. Downtown Atlanta Hotel Owner LLC uses the W® trademarks and trade names under a license from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. This is not an offer to sell or solicitation of offers to buy, nor is any offer or solicitation made where prohibited by law. The statements set forth herein are summary in nature and should not be relied upon. A prospective purchaser should refer to the entire set of documents provided by Downtown Atlanta Hotel Owner LLC and should seek competent legal advice in connection therewith.
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INTERIOR DESIGNER AMY MORRIS SEAMLESSLY MIXES CLASSIC AND MODERN IN A VININGS HOUSE WHERE STYLE AND RELAXATION PREVAIL FOR A BUSY FAMILY OF FOUR Blue gray walls in the dining room provide a sophisticated backdrop to a French linen painted screen from B.D. Jeffries and a glittering chandelier by Niermann Weeks, available through Grizzel & Mann.
A palette of neutrals uniﬁes the eclectic living room that is punctuated by green accent pillows, white column lamps and a graphic rug from Moattar, Ltd. The cocktail table is from Parc Monceau. opposite Classic and cool converge in the entry hall with herringbone brick ﬂooring, a painted Louis XVI console and a brightly colored settee.
or designer Amy Morris, interiors projects begin with inspiration from the homeowner. “I design for the client,” says Morris of her approach. “I edit everything they like and incorporate the things they want.” When she met homeowners Polly and Keith White and their teenage son and daughter, the family had two requests for outfitting the house for their busy lifestyle: make it comfortable and conducive to entertaining. “We have an open house policy,” says Polly of their house situated near the Chattahoochee River and within walking distance of the local high school. The White’s house is a revolving door for their children’s friends and families from the school. Morris responded by striking the perfect balance between sophisticated and relaxed, making the house formal enough for dinner parties, but casual enough for movie nights. Known for harmonizing classic and contemporary interiors with a twist, Morris set the tone for this home in the entry hall, where fresh pops of blue and green mix with herringbone-patterned brick underfoot. “It’s casual elegance,” she says. “This space is an introduction to the color you see throughout the house.” “The living room has a formal feeling to it, but it’s young and updated,” says Morris of the room that’s refined without coming off as too precious, thanks to 57
Framed antique maps of Paris create a focal point in the inviting family room, blanketed in soft neutrals and pops of celadon through lamps from Parc Monceau. opposite Ceiling beams and walls of windows provide plenty of eye candy in the kitchen; Morris simply added small touches such as the watercolor egg prints from AinsworthNoah & Associates and a rugged torch-style chandelier to freshen the space.
a playful, graphic floral rug, colorful throw pillows, and a pair of casual benches. Meanwhile, the dining room exudes Southern charm, from the homeowner’s heirloom table and chairs to an antiquestopped sideboard. Morris counterbalanced these traditional touches with a soft blue gray on the walls and a chinoiserie-style screen for artful impact. A more pared-down approach prevails in the family room, which connects to the light-filled kitchen. Here, Morris has capitalized on the need for comfort and low-key elegance in the family’s favorite room. “We’ll always end up here watching television,” says Polly. In keeping with the home’s traditional style, Morris updated the room with celadon lamps, chevron-print throw pillows, and warm, sepiatoned prints and photographs. Upstairs, the craft room provided another opportunity for Morris 58
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to play with color. The room, which doubles as Polly’s workshop for photography cataloguing and a homework station for her son and friends, is painted black to complement the window treatments. “Against the black, the fabric feels more graphic,” says Morris. In the basement, another high-traffic space, the designer didn’t skimp on high style. The media room’s laidback vibe, created by warm tones, cozy sectionals, and an oversize coffee table perfect for perching your feet, makes it a cozy movie room for family night. One of the designer’s favorite style secrets involves using outdoor fabric in busy rooms, like this one. “I typically use a polyester, which looks like natural velvet,” she says. It looks great and no one knows.” Morris’s design philosophy and fuss-free style yielded a beautiful, inviting house that not only reflects the family who lives there, but also transforms this house into a home. SEE RESOURCES, BACK OF BOOK.
EVEN IN HIGHTRAFFIC AREAS, MORRIS DIDN’T SKIMP ON HIGH STYLE. HERE, THE DESIGNER’S FUSS-FREE STYLE YIELDS AN INVITING HOME THAT REFLECTS THE FAMILY WHO LIVES THERE.
above Schumacher linen window treatments soften the homeowner’s craft room and homework headquarters, where a Bradley Hughes work table provides ample space under a modern, hand-hammered drum shade. right In the media room, charcoal velvet sectionals and upholstered khaki wool chairs from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams offer comfy seating; the metal and wood coffee table is from Bungalow Classic. opposite, clockwise from top The basement bar, outﬁtted with a Paris ﬂea market table, a large copper tub light ﬁxture from South of Market, and a refrigerator concealed by built-in cabinets, boasts ample casual entertaining space. One of the home’s powder rooms features a pair of arched iron windowpane mirrors placed together to look like one; the vanity is topped with linden green limestone. In the back entry hall, Morris brings the outdoors inside with brick ﬂooring, botanical prints, iron lanterns from South of Market, and a pair of weathered Catalan chests leading out to the pool.
In the girlâ€™s room, shades of turquoise, lavender and yellow brighten the gray backdrop. The silver leaf chests (circa 1950) are from Belvedere, and they sit atop a rug from Stark Carpet. The sunburst mirror and tufted bench are from B.D. Jeffries.
THE FAMILY HAD TWO REQUESTS FOR OUTFITTING THE HOUSE FOR THEIR BUSY LIFESTYLE: MAKE IT COMFORTABLE AND CONDUCIVE TO ENTERTAINING.
A bonus room designed with a contemporary vibe offers extra space for a slumber party or relaxing with friends. opposite In the girl’s room, fun wall art adds the perfect amount of playfulness.
â€œThe scale of the room is quite large, so I brought in bigger pieces of furniture,â€? says Morris of the impressive chandelier in the master bedroom, which features serene Swedish blue and gray-white tones. The 19th-century Gustavian settee is from A. Tyner Antiques. The rug is from Moattar, Ltd. opposite Calacatta marble heightens the luxury in the master bedroom, while cotton window treatments with trim and Scalamandre velvet fabric on an antique chair add an up-to-date energy.
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WHILE THE SWAN HOUSE BASKS IN ALL THE GLORY, ANOTHER IMPORTANT LOCAL MASTERPIECE AWAITS A NEW BEGINNING. ATLANTA ARCHITECTS AND RESIDENTIAL DESIGNERS REVEAL THEIR THOUGHTS ON THE INFLUENCE OF THIS TIMELSS BEAUTY PHOTOGRAPHED BY PETER BLOCK PRODUCED BY CLINTON SMITH
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“The Calhoun Estate is one of Buckhead's most important examples of Italian Baroque architecture and is an early example of Neel Reid and Philip Shutze’s many masterpieces in this style. This house announces the beginning of Atlanta’s love affair with Italian architecture for fashionable homes of the 1920s. In its original form, the estate was one of the grandest properties in the South.” –William T. Baker 69
The legendary Calhoun Estate, built in 1923, was designed by architect Philip Shutze and was a collaboration with Neel Reid. The home is currently listed on the market for $2.995,000 through Glennis Beacham of Beacham & Company, Realtors.
“What an intrepid survivor is this house; still to be standing near busy, busy West Paces Ferry and not to have been replaced by a subdivision, surely suggests divine intervention! Having received part of my architectural education in the Veneto of Italy, I can offer the notion that this house for the Calhouns marks a brilliantly seamless, but amazingly evolved progression of Italian Baroque Classicism, connecting the 16th century to the 20th as if there had been no intervening centuries.” – Frederick Spitzmiller 70
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left to right Natural light ﬂoods the home’s foyer. The ﬁrst-ﬂoor powder room, as if preserved in amber. The elgant simplicity of a guest bathroom, with built-in storage and mirrored sliding doors. The home’s living room is anchored by terrazzo ﬂoors. Symmetry and intricate detailing are hallmarks of the Calhoun Estate’s dining room.
“This house is a rich, ﬁne, pure example of northern Italian revival architecture. The interiors are highly detailed, elaborate and fanciful with stucco over doors, Italian mantels, beautifully designed carved interior wood doors and mannerist appliqués. These features, along with the ‘spot on’ proportion and scale, give this house a very romantic, authentic feeling as if you were in northern Italy right here in Atlanta. How much fun is that?” — William B. Litchfield
“The Calhoun Estate is one of our city’s greatest architectural treasures. In a city that is constantly changing, this house has remained basically untouched. The colors, materials and details are exquisite. While it has grandeur, it remains intimate and friendly.” — D. Stanley Dixon 71
“The Calhoun Estate is a statement about the ability of local architects of the time to create a home inspired by Italian villas that also reﬂected the essence of Southern graciousness. Not only was the house masterfully designed, with proportions that are just as human and livable today, it was sited with sweeping axial views that perfectly framed the home on the land.” – William H. Harrison
“The house is a terriﬁc example of relating the architecture with the landscape by its use of parterre gardens in such grandeur, yet allowing for the natural vegetation surrounding its environs. The Calhoun house is one of the ﬁnest examples of classical architecture in Atlanta (not to mention the Southeast) and is a great role model for future architects for its triumphant scale and proportions.” 72
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“The home’s lasting inﬂuence can be attributed, as with any great design, to three simple attributes: It has impact. It commands our attention. And it is satisfying, because it has depth and it is memorable. Once experienced, it never leaves us.” –Peter Block
left to right Awash in pale pink, the ballroom harkens to a bygone era. The home’s main entrace and pea gravel motor court. With leopard-print carpet, even the private back stair hall is imbued with style. Tall French doors lead to the terrace. The portico connects the main home with the garage and guest quarters. 73
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AWarm Welcome WRITTEN BY HEATHER J. PAPER PHOTOGRAPHED BY ERICA GEORGE DINES PRODUCED BY CLINTON SMITH
At one end of the family room, the ﬁreplace is ﬂanked by doorways leading to a pantry and home office. Doors found at Linda Horsley Antiques make a unique style statement and were, in fact, the springboard for the entire space. “We found the doors before we did another thing in that room,” says designer Beth Ervin.
If designer Beth Ervin could conjure up the perfect clients, the owners of this Brookhaven home would aptly describe them. Their warm and welcoming personalities were easy to infuse into the timeless interiors. “They’re both so unpretentious, and she is one of the sweetest people you’ll ever meet,” says Ervin. “Everywhere we’d shop, she’d find the prettiest things. And she knows what she likes.” That said, one of the things that impressed Ervin most was her client’s ability to go with the flow. “If a piece of furniture wasn’t available or a fabric was out of stock, she’d say, ‘Don’t worry; we’ll find something else.’ And, invariably, that ‘something else’ would evolve into something better than we’d originally planned. It all played right into my personal mantra: There’s no such thing as a decorating emergency.” The project started in 2005, when Ervin worked with her clients on the main house. That, in turn, led to the sunroom addition and, 76
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later, a family room, complete with a pair of early 19th-century French doors still with their original paint. The rustic architectural elements are perfect examples of how—just when you think you have a handle on this home’s refined aesthetic—you can expect the unexpected. The color scheme, on the other hand, is consistent. “My client likes color, but soft and subtle,” says Ervin. “I can’t imagine painting a room in her house red! Fabrics were, for the most part, Rose Tarlow, with soft and muted palettes—a vintage feel. And we used old Oushaks everywhere, the exception being the sunroom, where we used a wooland-cotton woven rug to mix up the textures a little.” “I feel like I could move right in, and I can’t say that very often. The home reflects their tastes as much as mine,” the designer reflects. “But they particularly love that it’s warm and inviting, and that’s the highest compliment anyone can give me.” SEE RESOURCES, BACK OF BOOK.
Perfectly appointed in the same “warm, but not cluttered” style as the rest of the house, the newly added sunroom is consistent with the home’s color scheme with tints and shades of cream, blue and taupe. left This corner of the sunroom is all about comfort, but it’s also a study in textures; the tactile mix includes a slate ﬂoor, upholstered ottoman, wooden daybed, wrought iron lamp—even a brick wall, originally part of the home’s exterior. opposite, left to right Designed by architect Steve McClanahan, a scalloped cornice over a window in the pantry is the perfect counterpoint for the geometric pattern of the nearby antique doors. If the table seems perfectly sized to the breakfast area, there’s good reason: One that the owners already had, it was cut down from a round to a square. It pulls up to a new L-shaped banquette with chairs from Holland & Company completing the seating. 77
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The undisputed star of the dining room is a painted cupboard found at A. Tyner Antiques, its darker interior the perfect foil for a collection of creamware. A combination of slipcovered and velvet-upholstered chairs surround a table from MacRae, the setting illuminated by an ornate chandelier from Jane Marsden Antiques.
The juxtaposition of old and new is evident throughout the home, especially in the living room, where vintage oil paintings and French antiques mingle with a contemporary cocktail table.
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SOFT AND SUBTLE COLOR AND A TACTILE MIX OF MATERIALS MAKES THIS BROOKHAVEN HOME FEEL PARTICULARLY WARM AND INVITING.
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left to right A warm marigold wallcovering graces the powder room, beautifully complemented by bright white marble-topped cabinetry. Shedding light on the space is a pair of antique Venetian sconces from Edgar-Reeves. What was once the formal living room is now a more casual study. “My clients wanted to make this space more livable,” says Ervin. She designed ﬂoor-to-ceiling bookcases, creating a niche between the two just big enough for a comfy sofa, then opened up the room by painting the dark paneled walls a paler hue—an eye-pleasing contrast to rich velvet draperies and a treasured secretary. 83
Most of the pieces in the master bedroom were found when Ervin and her client shopped together. “I try to take my time and look for individual pieces for a client, to acquire things one at a time,” says the designer. “I prefer that people not recognize my style, that the house reﬂects their tastes more than mine.”
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Elegance at Eighty-Eight WRITTEN BY HEATHER J. PAPER PHOTOGRAPHED BY ERICA GEORGE DINES PRODUCED BY CLINTON SMITH
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“Besides being beautiful, it’s a useable room,” says Topol of the home’s living area, where a generously sized coffee table is just as apt to showcase treasured collectibles as it is to serve up drinks and hors d’oeurves. “We worked from a palette that was easy to live with, and art— like the Tim Murphy piece over the demilune cabinet—becomes part of it.” above Stan Topol and Reynolds Brown of Stan Topol & Associates represent the ﬁrm’s teamwork approach to design. left A stylish Century desk and Mariette Himes Gomez chair, illuminated by a pair of dramatic ﬂoor lamps, fashion an efficient home.
Throughout the residence, redorange accents catapult the otherwise subdued neutral scheme into the stratosphere— apropos for high-rise living. opposite “One of the great things about this apartment is that, with two tables in the dining room, you can serve a small dinner for four or a larger party of eight, even 12 by having the hotel ﬁnish it,” Topol observes. “I love the idea of living this kind of life. It’s such an easy way to live. And living well is the best revenge!” He describes the kitchen as a “little jewel box,” complete with a sparkling glass wall that allows more light to ﬁlter into the space. Kitchen ﬂoral designs by Jackson Durham.
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Classic Redux In February of 2011, the Tavistock Group acquired The St. Regis Atlanta Hotel and Residences, and they haven’t looked back since, implementing upgrades worthy of the property’s prestigious address. Taking the same tack as Stan Topol & Associates did with their model, Tavistock has looked to local talent to implement the changes, says Managing Director Douglas McMahon. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to tip our cap to how talented Atlanta is, how deep the talent pool is here,” says McMahon, who grew up in Sandy Springs himself. “Randy Korando and Dan Belman from Boxwoods did all of the landscaping, and we’ve enhanced the residential lobbies and garages with Stan Topol’s help. There are new elevator cabs, tufted-fabric walls in the lobbies and local artists featured throughout. We’ve even added new red awnings and red-and-white striped furniture at the pool and bar. The end result is a more sophisticated and warm space, more like a great European hotel; our benchmarks are neighborhoods like Kensington in London.” And that’s not all; an exciting new restaurant will soon call the St. Regis home. “Atlanta is big but still welcoming,” says McMahon, “we want to put a smart lens on Southern hospitality.”
The well-appointed master bath is an oasis of luxury. right It’s no coincidence that this chaise is perfectly sized for a niche in the master bedroom. One of Topol’s hard-and-fast rules is that you must measure religiously so there are no surprises. opposite The neutral palette in the master bedroom and throughout the residence works beautifully, thanks in large part to Topol’s philosophy: He doesn’t blend colors; he matches exactly. “Everybody ‘plays’ with color, but we don’t mess with it,” he says. “A neutral room quickly becomes boring if the colors are off.” Bedroom ﬂoral designs by Jackson Durham.
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When Stan Topol & Associates was asked to design a residential sales model at The St. Regis Atlanta Hotel and Residences, it was destined to be an extraordinary project. Not only because of the design firm’s premiere reputation nor the St. Regis’ prestigious Buckhead address near the crossroads of Atlanta—Peachtree and West Paces Ferry. It was just as much about the luxurious lifestyle that the property affords. Here, where personal service is the order of the day, the goal was to create, in Topol’s words, “a fabulous home in the sky.” “Our first step was to create the best conceptual floorplan. We hand-draw and measure each inch to an exact scale,” says Topol. “In doing so, we were able to make a marvelous master suite with personal space and grand closets, and we created an entrance into the home with a major foyer. I love homes with a sense of arrival.” The living room retains its grand scale—Topol and his team created a comfortable space in which to entertain, as well as another personal space in which to actually live, day in and day out. An entire wall in the kitchen was reconfigured with a sliding glass wall that allows Buckhead’s skyline views to infiltrate every room. “Although the space is just over 4,000 square feet,” Topol says, “you feel as though you are
now in your own private penthouse with the services of a grand hotel.” Working with associate Reynolds Brown, Topol then turned his attention to the overall style. “I’d call it soft contemporary,” he says. “It’s understated with just a touch of color, designed in a way that’s easy to live with. It’s all about comfort—and that is the ultimate luxury.” Because the St. Regis celebrates the art of living well in Atlanta, Topol made a point of incorporating the best of the city’s resources, too, turning to companies such as Century, Manuel Canovas, Holly Hunt and Donghia (represented at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center), as well as Charles Ray & Associates (at AmericasMart). “We wanted to put together an Atlanta lifestyle,” he explains, “so it was important for us to use local craftsmen throughout.” Having called on the firm’s friends at Diamond Glass, as well as Connor Wallcovering, Moore Floor Covering, curtain guru Willard Pitt, Masdon Custom Cabinets and Design Galleria Kitchen & Bath Studio, the reach into the local pool of talent is evident throughout. “The residences at The St. Regis represent the best in city living,” says Topol. “And we chose to embrace all facets of Atlanta into our design.” SEE RESOURCES, BACK OF BOOK. 91
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My Winter ELIXIR Oh, this Arctic weather! Is Dunwoody really a tundra? What did we do to deserve this? Aren’t we Southerners by choice and didn’t Al Gore promise me some global warming? I’m thinking that there are some polar bears and seals looking to find a home in my pool. When have we suffered this much? Never is my answer, and my poor frozen fingers shake as I type into my dying laptop. Luckily, www.cheapcarribean.com recently answered my call of the wild with promises of sandy beaches and swim-up bars, all for about 80 bucks a night (with airfare included, and all the grub
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and libations for free). I quickly winged my way down to the Riviera Maya for eight days of bliss. Heaven on a shoestring— and I have the tan to prove it. I am still bitter that I had to leave. Of course, there were friends like my old TV producer who insisted that I would be gunned down or forced into being a drug mule, but as I found myself alone in Playa Del Carmen shooting a video series, racing up and down the pitchblack streets with a cameraman I had met a few hours earlier looking for a cigar emporium, I hooted with glee. The folks are friendly and there was not
a Federale in sight. (OK, there were a couple Federales when I tried to scoot through security with a bottle of Pellegrino and some lemons. My bad.) Last fall, I had some designing to do for my handbag collection, which is made in China. So, with the first fall breeze that descended upon us, I decided that I would book some R&R in Hong Kong at the Mission Hill Golf Resort. Oh, how sublime! The heat, the beauty and the tropical paradise of southern China and Hong Kong—I could barely spare an hour for design when there were pools for swimming and interna-
tional cuisine and shopping nirvana on every corner. I did get a ton of work done—until the factory slammed the door on me, screaming, “You are done for 2011! You are not Fendi!” Now I am back, swathed in furs and mittens, wrapping my dog around me like a heating pad. Next month, look out Barcelona. Anyone want to trade some Delta SkyMiles? I have a 16year-old who can cook and clean; she has to…she is my child. She needs to stay Stateside for school, but I have drunk from the fountain of discount travel and will not be quenched.
PORTRAIT BY STEVE POMBERG
Our columnist hits the road in search of warmer weather