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AMERICAN-MADE Using handcrafted artisan furnishings, Room & Board’s design team infuses a rustic family retreat with modern flair WRITTEN BY

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SOUTHERN SANCTUARY Designer Jimmy Stanton imbues a country residence with style and soul, creating a retreat that’s equal parts stimulating and restorative WRITTEN BY HEATHER J. PAPER RUSTIC & REFINED With help from her pals at Bungalow Classic, designer Beth Webb creates a home that melds country charm with city sophistication WRITTEN BY JENNIFER BOLES INDIAN SUMMER As summer fades into fall, event planner and design impresario Keith Robinson takes al fresco dining onto the fields of Foxhall WRITTEN BY CLINTON SMITH

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A SENSE OF PLACE Rugged-chic décor, slick sporting equipment, clever ideas and more capture the essence of getting outdoors and away from it all OAKLEAF & ACORN This off-the-beaten-path outfitter of men’s necessities prides itself on wares with stupendous quality and extraordinary orginality

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CALENDAR Mindbending performance art, a rare look at Museum of Modern Art masters, nature as subject and artful takes on everyday objects NAOMI This bona fide city slicker tries the sporting life on for size FOOD NEWS An exclusive interview with Bella Cucina owner Alisa Barry about her new European-style food hall, plus must-read news on celeb chefs ETC. Marcia attains an audience with beloved Southern chef Virginia Willis, earning the dish on her path to prowess and her new book, Basic to Brilliant, Y’all

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WELCOME

That’s me, near right, trying my hand at falconry (no pun intended). Photographed in April on the grounds at Dromoland Castle in County Clare, Ireland.

Ah, the sporting life. For some, that conjures images of quail hunting on south Georgia plantations. For others, daydreams of fly fishing in the wilds of Montana take priority. I, for one, love falconry. Granted, I’m no pro, but on my many trips to Ireland over the years, it has become a highlight—and lasting memory—of each one. Whether it’s clay shooting or dressage, people’s sporting passions are intertwined with their desire to simply be with nature, to continue long-held traditions and connect with a sense of place. I know Ireland does that for me, and this month’s issue focuses on similar attributes right here at home. Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles has put together three designers’ showhouses on the grounds of Foxhall Resort & Sporting Club. The home and lifestyle tour—held October 13-30—will feature the work of designers Jimmy Stanton, Beth Webb and the Atlanta design team from Room & Board, as well as the architectural firms Harrison Design Associates and Stephen Fuller. When you come to experience the homes, I hope you’ll plan to make a morning (or afternoon) of it and explore the offerings of the country’s only urban sporting club, located less than 30 minutes from Atlanta’s main airport. There’s no falconry—yet!—but other activities are waiting to be discovered, so that you can begin your own sporting legacy.

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SHIVHON CLOVERFIELD RUG, FROM $1,975. VERDE HOME, 1000 MARIETTA ST., SUITE 244, ATLANTA 30318. (678) 927-9113; VERDEHOMEINC.COM DEMI LITRE PITCHER, $99. BUNGALOW CLASSIC, 1197 HOWELL MILL RD., ATLANTA 30318. (404) 351-9120; BUNGALOWCLASSIC.COM FILSON SMALL WOOL DUFFLE IN BURGUNDY PLAID, $260. THE FISH HAWK, 3095 PEACHTREE RD. NE, ATLANTA 30305. (404) 237-3473; THE FISHHAWK.COM; FILSON.COM BAR CAR NO. ONE IN WALNUT, $2,660. THE NEW TRADITIONALISTS, 524 BROADWAY, SUITE 206, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10012. (212) 226-1868; THENEWTRADITIONALISTS.COM RETRO CHAIR IN BROWN HIDE, $1,199. ARHAUS, 3500 PEACHTREE ST., ATLANTA 30326. (404) 869-0003; ARHAUS.COM FIELD NOTES GEORGIA COUNTY FAIR EDITION MEMO BOOKS, $9.95. CRIMINAL RECORDS, 1154-A EUCLID AVE. NE, ATLANTA 30307. (404) 215-9511; CRIMINALATL.COM, FIELDNOTESBRAND.COM NO. TWO TWENTY SOFA IN BLACK LEATHER, $9,520. THE NEW TRADITIONALISTS SLY FOX DOORKNOCKER, $24. AVAILABLE AT ANTHROPOLOGIE, LENOX SQUARE AND WESTSIDE URBAN MARKET. ANTHROPOLOGIE.COM

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EDWARD’S PIPE & CIGAR IS ONE OF BUCKHEAD’S ULTIMATE GENTLEMEN’S HANGOUTS. THE SHOP’S LOWKEY VIBE HAS LONG BEEN A DRAW FOR ITS DISCERNING CLIENTELE. AND JUST ONE STEP INSIDE THE HUMIDOR—A CLIMATE-CONTROLLED TOBACCO STORAGE ROOM— GETS YOU A WHIFF OF THE FINEST TINNED AND LOOSE TOBACCOS IN THE REGION. PROPRIETOR STAN ARNOLD’S GREGARIOUS NATURE IS TEMPERED BY THAT OF STOIC PASTOR-TURNED-SHOPKEEPER CREIG KELLY, BOTH OF WHOM BOAST AN ABIDING KNOWLEDGE OF THEIR WARES AND ARE APT TO EDUCATE YOU IN ESTATE PIPES OR INVITE YOU TO SETTLE INTO A ROCKING CHAIR FOR THE AFTERNOON. (404) 233-8082; EDWARDSATLANTA.COM


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High Flying IF YOU THINK TRAVEL BY PRIVATE PLANE IS A LUXURY RESERVED FOR A PRIVILEGED FEW, THINK AGAIN. JUST UP THE ROAD IN WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA, HOMEGROWN MANUFACTURER JUST AIRCRAFT SELLS LIGHT SPORT AIRCRAFT AT AFFORDABLE RATES—AVERAGING $80,000 FOR COMPLETED, CUSTOM MODELS. THESE “BACKCOUNTRY” OR “BUSH” PLANES, WHICH TAKE FIVE MONTHS TO BUILD, CAN BE FLOWN—DOORS ON OR OFF—FOR 600 MILES OR SIX HOURS BEFORE NEEDING A REFUEL. AND LICENSED OWNERS NEED ONLY A SHORT AIRSTRIP (600-FOOT MINIMUM) OVER LAND OR WATER FOR TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS, WHICH MAKES ZIPPING OFF TO YOUR SECOND HOME—BY LAND OR BY SEA—A BREEZY ADVENTURE. (864) 7180320; JUSTAIRCRAFT.COM


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QUICKLY GAINING RECOGNITION FOR ITS PROFUSION OF QUALITY INVENTORY, OAKLEAF & ACORN FEATURES LOCALLY MADE PRODUCTS, INCLUDING MARVIN D. POOLE KNIVES FROM COMMERCE, SOUTHERN PROPER BOWTIES FROM ATLANTA, LONESOME PINE GAME CALLS FROM BRASELTON AND STYLISH SHURON SPECS FROM GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA. ALSO ON THE SHELVES IS THE LARGEST SELECTION OF CB I HATE PERFUME PRODUCTS IN ALL OF GEORGIA, WHICH, ACCORDING TO STORE OWNER JOHN RICH, SMELLS LIKE A WALK IN THE WOODS. 20

Oakleaf & Acorn A North Georgia menswear store epitomizes the Southern spirit of a life unleashed Head north on I-85 from Atlanta, and you’ll eventually happen upon the quaint town of Braselton, where an unassuming shop of just 400 square feet is fast becoming a mecca of Southern treasures for gentlemen. Grab a soda or cold beer on the porch before stepping inside the 100-year-old building to be greeted personally by charismatic owner, John Rich. Welcome to Oakleaf & Acorn. Full of charm and character, Rich converted the one-time barbershop and telegraph office (hence, the two front doors) into an arcadian outpost of handcrafted products ranging from soaps to selvage denim, eyewear to artisanal beef jerky.

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Horsehide belts from the Tennessee mountains are even among the store’s unique offerings; made of the finest Horween horsehides and leather, each belt requires up to two weeks to make. It’s this quest for choice quality that first led Rich to open the doors to Oakleaf & Acorn in 2010. “It’s about getting back to a time when we valued enterprise and the effort of a dedicated few,” he explains. “These individuals have made it a point to produce items worthy of investment; items that add richness to a man’s life when craftsmanship has become a priority.” 5117 Hwy. 33, Braselton 30517. (678) 780-9977; oakleafandacorn.com


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▼ THE MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ EXHIBITION AT SCAD’S TROIS GALLERY CHRONICLES THE EVOLUTION OF THIS ARTIST’S GROUNDBREAKING PERFORMANCES, WHICH HAVE BEEN CREDITED WITH ESTABLISHING PERFORMANCE AS A VISUAL ART FORM. FEATURING THREE VIDEOS AND A SERIES OF CAPTIVATING PHOTOGRAPHS, THE EXHIBIT OFFERS INSIGHT INTO THE PROLIFIC ARTIST’S VIEWS ON SPIRITUAL ENERGY AND THE POSSIBILITIES OF THE MIND. 10/4-11/1. 1600 PEACHTREE ST. NE, ATLANTA 30309. (404) 253-3100; SCAD.EDU ▲ A DUAL EXHIBITION AT TEW GALLERIES FEATURES THE WORKS OF ACCLAIMED SCULPTOR KIMO MINTON AND ABSTRACT PAINTER BRIAN RUTENBERG. THE LATTER’S OIL PAINTINGS UTILIZE IMPASTO PAINT APPLICATIONS IN AN ARRAY OF VIBRANT COLORS TO UNIQUELY RECREATE LANDSCAPES FROM HIS NATIVE SOUTH CAROLINA. 10/14-11/7. 425 PEACHTREE HILLS AVE. #24, ATLANTA 30305. (404) 869-0511; TEWGALLERIES.COM

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▲ THIS MONTH’S FIRST FRIDAY SHOW AT DK GALLERY SHOWCASES CANVASES OF PAINTED CRITTERS BY SUSAN EASTON BURNS, CAROL CARMICHAEL AND CARYLON KILLEBREW, PICTURED. “ALL CREATURES, GREAT & SMALL” CAPTURES THE BEAUTY OF ANIMALS IN THREE DISTINCT ARTISTIC STYLES. THE EVENING ALSO FEATURES AN ARTIST MEET-AND-GREET AND LIVE JAZZ. 10/7, 5-9 P.M. 25 WEST PARK SQ., MARIETTA 30060. (770) 427-5377; DKGALLERY.US

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 THE HAMBIDGE CENTER, A CREATIVE ARTIST SANCTUARY IN THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS, OPENS ITS DOORS TO THE PUBLIC FOR THE ANNUAL GREAT ARTDOORS FESTIVAL THIS MONTH. VISITORS WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO GLAZE POTTERY AND PEEK INSIDE ARTISTS’ STUDIOS, WHERE RESIDENTS—FROM CALIFORNIA TO CUBA AND EVEN BERLIN— WILL PRESENT SPECIAL INSTALLATIONS AND DEMONSTRATIONS. FOOD TRUCKS AND LIVE MUSIC ROUND OUT THE FESTIVE EVENT. 10/15, 10 A.M.-5 P.M.; 105 HAMBIDGE CT., RABUN GAP 30568. (706) 746-5718; HAMBIDGE.ORG


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In the past, Naomi von Habersham and the sporting life have gone together about like oil and water. I’ve been described as “eccentric,” “off the wall” and even “nutty as a fruitcake.” But “sporty?” Never. After my recent trip to Foxhall, though, I think that I’m ready to ditch the Manolos for a chic pair of Ralph Lauren riding boots. After all, if you’re going to act like an equestrienne, you need to at least look the part. Oh, and have you seen all of the gorgeous riding accessories that you can get from Hermès? Why have I not embraced this horseback-riding thing before? Then there’s shooting. I may never have been on a horse before but I most certainly know my way around a shotgun. Daddy made sure of it during the summer that I hit puberty. He said that the last time he had seen so many males pawing around the front door was when Roxy, our Black Lab, was in heat. Daddy was convinced that a shotgun could help me fend off any overzealous suitors. In fact, it did come in handy once when a lesser member of the British royal family tried to get frisky with me during a pheasant shoot. (And, no, it wasn’t “Randy Andy,” a.k.a. Prince Andrew.) I was also into fly fishing, though that lasted about a day. I blame this act of sporting impetuousness on A River Runs Through It. Let’s just say that Brad Pitt’s character had me fall hook, line and sinker for the sport, so much so that I ran right out and bought all of the necessary fishing accoutrements from The Fish Hawk. But then I had that little accident on the Chattahoochee in which my line got caught on someone’s inner tube, pulling me into the water and forcing me to “Shoot the Hooch” for about a mile. I decided right then and there that the only lure for me was Allure magazine. In the future, perhaps I should stick to the sports I know best: shopping, marrying and driving my SUV. Now that’s kind of sporty, isn’t it?

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Atlanta chef and Bella Cucina proprietress Alisa Barry has a new food hall in Virginia-Highland. Porta Via (which means “take to the streets”) is a thoroughly Italian, divinely rustic neighborhood café where you can not only find all the packaged staples you love, but freshly prepared foods, too. WHAT BROUGHT ON THIS NEW VENTURE FROM BELLA CUCINA? I HAD MY FIRST CAFÉ IN 1993, AND THAT WAS ON BENNETT STREET. SO, REALLY, THIS IS AN

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HOMAGE TO HOW I STARTED. IT’S ALWAYS BEEN A DESIRE OF OURS TO GET BACK TO HAVING FRESH, LOCAL INGREDIENTS FLOWING THROUGH THE STORE. MOST OF THE PRODUCTS AT OUR OLD STORE WERE SHELF STABLE JARS, SO THIS WAS A WAY TO BRING THAT VITALITY AND LIFE BACK. PEOPLE KEPT SAYING, “I LOVE THIS. HOW DO I USE IT?” WITH PORTA VIA, WE SHOW THEM. WHAT TASTY FOODS ARE YOU WHIPPING UP EACH DAY? WE’RE OFFERING OUR SIGNATURE EGG SALAD SANDWICH, MADE FROM FARM-FRESH EGGS; PANINI WITH MEAT LOAF AND SAVORY TOMATO JAM; AND A TUSCAN PORCETTA MADE WITH PORK LOIN, SALSA VERDE AND OUR CITRUS FENNEL SEA SALT. THEN THERE’S THE PIMENTÓN-ANDBACON JAM SANDWICH ON FOCACCIA, WHICH IS SORT OF OUR TAKE ON PIMIENTO CHEESE. IT’S GOT SPANISH PAPRIKA IN IT AND THIS WONDERFUL CARAMELIZED ONION-AND-BACON JAM. WHO DOESN’T LOVE APPLEWOOD SMOKED BACON? FOR BREAKFAST, WE’RE DOING PASTRIES, MUFFINS, GRANOLA, HONEYED YOGURT AND FRUIT CRISPS MADE FROM WHATEVER’S IN SEASON; IN THE WINTERTIME, WE’LL TRANSITION TO WARM COBBLERS. WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED TO BRING TO ATLANTANS? ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS IS OUR NEW ARTISAN MARKET BASKET. YOU CAN PLACE AN ORDER BY THE WEEK, EVERY FOUR WEEKS OR EIGHT-WEEKS, EVEN YEAR-ROUND. WE GATHER LOCAL PRODUCE AND SHOW YOU HOW TO USE IT. FOR EXAMPLE, YOU MIGHT GET WINE GRAPES FROM MY GARDEN AND A RECIPE FOR MAKING VERJUS WITH THEM. WE MAY ALSO PACK IN A WEFT JAR WITH PICKLING SPICES FOR PICKLING CUCUMBERS, FETTUCCINI WITH SWEET PEA SHOOTS AND LEMON CREAM, ARTISAN SPELT PASTA, A VIDALIA ONIONAND-GOAT-CHEESE TART, AND A RECIPE FOR EGGPLANT PICCATA. WE INCLUDE THINGS EVERY WEEK THAT YOU CAN MAKE OR EAT RIGHT AWAY. THE BEST PART IS THE CUTE LITTLE CRATE THAT YOU CAN BRING BACK TO THE STORE AND EXCHANGE, SO THERE’S NO WASTE.

VORS REINVENTED FOR YOUR KITCHEN ($35, CLARKSON POTTER), HITS BOOKSHELVES OCTOBER 18. THE TALENTED FIGUREHEAD OF FIVE AND TEN, THE NATIONAL, GOSFARD WINE AND EMPIRE STATE SOUTH—WHO WAS RECENTLY NAMED A REGULAR JUDGE FOR BRAVO’S “TOP CHEF”—HAS INCLUDED MORE THAN 120 OF HIS NEO-SOUTH-

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PORTA VIA WAS DESIGNED BY YOUR HUSBAND, SMITH HANES. WHAT WAS HIS VISION? IT’S MEANT TO BE A CLASSIC NEIGHBORHOOD TAKE-OUT SHOP, UNPRETENTIOUS AND FRIENDLY, WITH A CONVENIENT COMMUNAL TABLE AVAILABLE FOR A QUICK BITE. SIX VINTAGE LIGHT FIXTURES CAST A GLOW OVER THE COUNTER—LIKE THOSE IN SMALL SHOPS IN WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN, WHERE YOU COME TO KNOW THE SALESPEOPLE—AND THE STEREO PLAYS TUNES FROM CURRENT SINGER-SONGWRITERS LIKE THE AVETT BROTHERS AND OVER THE RHINE. IN THE FALL, WE’LL BE SERVING POUR-OVER COFFEE. THE STAND-UP BAR IN FRONT OF THE WINDOWS WILL BE THE PLACE YOU’LL WANT TO SIP A COFFEE AND WATCH THE WORLD GO BY. WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU? WINE LICENSING IS GOING TO BE BIG FOR US; WE’RE DOING SOME PROSECCOS AND WORKING WITH ORGANIC AND ALL-NATURAL WINERIES IN ITALY. WE’RE ALSO DEVELOPING A TEXT MESSAGE APPLICATION THAT WE’LL USE TO ALERT CUSTOMERS TO DEALS OF THE DAY. LEAVE YOUR CELL NUMBER IN THE GUEST BOOK AT THE STORE AND WE’LL ADD YOU TO THE LIST! BELLACUCINA.COM

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and Douglas Counties converge, Foxhall Resort & Sporting Club is making its mark as America’s first urban sporting resort. This month, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles is hosting three designer showhouses at the community, which is located a mere 25 miles from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Each of the three charming cottages—designed by noted architectural firms Harrison Design Associates and Stephen Fuller, and decorated by Room & Board, Jimmy Stanton and Beth Webb—are physical extensions of the natural beauty and allure that define the property. We hope you’ll join us in person October 13-30.

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With a penchant for American-made furnishings and locally sourced, socially responsible materials, Room & Board’s team of design associates knew instantly how to approach a showhouse in the rustic Foxhall Resort & Sporting Club community. “We felt the homeowners would be an active, outdoor family that needed a great place to relax and spend quality time together,” says Room & Board’s Julie Dewald, explaining how—taking cues from the surrounding landscape—the team used natural materials in sleek, modern lines to give the Craftsman home an air of updated sophistication. “We took a more contemporary design approach to the rustic outdoor lifestyle of the community.” Getting creative with many of the living spaces, the team set about designing a resort home that functions as a family getaway, exemplifying the versatility of Room & Board’s approach. “Our design style is to use timeless pieces throughout the home,” Dewald says. “We used our creativity and breadth of assortment to give the home functionality.” Indeed, more than 90 percent of the furnishings in the home are American-made. A natural wood stool, for instance—salvaged from the red pine beams of Thomas Edison’s phonograph factory in Wisconsin—serves as both an accent table and conversation piece. Likewise, throughout the home, hand-welded natural steel and solid wood frames illustrate the craftsmanship and quality of

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Room & Board’s offerings. “We use local artisans to create our own product,” Dewald says, pointing out, as an example, that the Arden rugs used in this residence were woven locally in Georgia. A neutral color palette of subtle grays and creams keeps the home clean, but the team wasn’t afraid to accent with pops of orange or red in spaces like the children’s movie and game lounge or the outdoor patios. Additionally, vintage French maps, limitededition Eva Zeisel prints and rare chalk-paper botanical teaching plates introduce both color and whimsy to the home. Flanking the main living area, his-and-her master suites juxtapose strong architectural details with softer, natural pieces. “This could be someone’s second or vacation home,” says Dewald. “It needed to be functional and stylish.” Meanwhile, in the kitchen, a sleek stainless steel-and-walnut dining table is paired with a white leather bench and side chairs, playing up the crisp lines and clean silhouettes. Upstairs, the design team indulged in a children’s craft area and separate media lounge, making use of a large windowless space originally slated for extra storage. And a contemporary kids suite downstairs features bunk beds, plenty of cubby storage and an Eames molded rocker. Throughout this modern take on a rustic family retreat, a focus on natural materials and the philosophy behind the design complements the beauty of the surrounding Foxhall resort community, successfully bringing the outdoors in. 45


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Natural materials and neutral colors, ever the inspiration for designer Jimmy Stanton, are more than apparent in the terrace-level rec room, where earthenware jars ďŹ ll an iron shelving unit and an old factory gear, crafted into a chandelier, is suspended from the ceiling. A reclaimed wood coffee table and natural linen slipcovers add softness. opposite Stantonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s design scheme for the showhouse.

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In the midst of the brand-spanking-new Foxhall development, the showhouse created by Stanton Home Furnishings is well at ease. From the moment you step through the front door, there’s an immediate sense of comfort, one often acquired over time. But the brilliance of Jimmy Stanton is that he instills that feeling from the get-go. Though the paint is barely dry on this impressive new residence, the interiors are warm and welcoming, giving the impression that someone’s been at home here for years. His signature “collected” look—achieved with a mix of antiques and found pieces—is at once relaxed and elegant, comfortable and affordable. “I’d describe it as updated traditional without being stuffy,” says Stanton of the project. “We do everything from modern to traditional, but this was all about those people in the middle, those who have antiques and want to use them but want an updated look, as well. I’ve been to so many places—Blackberry Farm, the Old Edwards Inn, Rosemary Beach. There are things that I loved in all of them, and thought they could be used here. So I’ve taken pieces and snippets, translating them into one thing.” Looking to those great getaways for a certain sense of style, Stanton used a vast assortment of natural elements throughout the house. On the main level, rich hardwoods underscore the spaces while, in the four upstairs bedrooms as well as the terracelevel family/rec room, there’s wall-to-wall seagrass. Linen wraps

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many of the upholstered pieces while tables indoors and out are topped with the likes of zinc and even old railroad car flooring. Even materials that aren’t natural appear to be, like the tile in a guest room that looks like brown linen and the herringbone-patterned ceramic floor in the upstairs lounge that looks like wood. While the wide range of natural materials is readily apparent, what brings them together into one cohesive whole is much more subtle. “One of our signature things is taking one paint color and enveloping the whole room in it—the walls, the doors, the ceiling, everything,” Stanton explains. “It’s so comfortable; it pleases the eye and changes the entire feel of the room. And we’ve done the whole house that way. There’s lots of different paint colors but the palette gradually moves from tone to tone. We used a single khaki-gray color in all the hallways and the main living spaces and then specific rooms evolve into other neutral shades—like an all-chocolate room and an all-gray room. The upstairs lounge , which we did in a brown-green—almost an army green—is my favorite room in the house.” Illuminating the entire residence is lighting that’s brilliant in every way; Stanton hand-picked, and often custom-created, the perfect fixture for each place. From pendants made from vintage cream cans in the kitchen to search lights-turned-sconces in a boy’s bedroom, his choices are just as fun as they are functional. In fact, a reflection of the house as a whole.

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WITH HELP FROM HER PALS AT BUNGALOW CLASSIC, DESIGNER BETH WEBB CREATES A HOME THAT MELDS COUNTRY CHARM WITH CITY SOPHISTICATION WRITTEN BY JENNIFER BOLES

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For many of us, the notion of living in rural Georgia might seem at odds with a cosmopolitan lifestyle. But thanks to designer Beth Webb, country life just got more sophisticated and, well, a little worldly too. Inspired by the work of Belgian and Danish designers, Webb has banished from her showhouse the stereotypical country decor—heart pine, antique quilts and a smattering of Americana—choosing instead to decorate the home with furnishings and finishes that are both rustic and refined. It’s a look that Webb refers to as “rustique chic.” Balancing this European refinement with a desire to create a warm, comfortable environment, Webb eschewed bright colors in favor of a neutral palette of cream and honey tones, a departure from the usual grays prevalent in Belgian design. It’s this neutral canvas that, according to Webb, allows the home’s “interesting objects and textures to come into sharp focus.” Nubby linens and soft velvets, used to stylish effect on furniture from Atlanta’s own Bungalow Classic, add yet another layer of comfort to the house. Webb’s “it’s all about the texture” design mantra is most apparent in her liberal use of rough-cut woods throughout the home’s kitchen. “When you enter the house, you walk from the entryway right into the kitchen,” she explains. “I wanted the kitchen to ‘fade away,’ so it would integrate with the family room and dining area.” This meant giving the space an array of rustic flourishes similar to those

found in the rest of the house. The result is a kitchen that is just as suitable in Douglas County as, say, the Belgian countryside. Of course, a house in the country simply begs for visits from family and friends, so Webb created ample space to indulge in some Southern hospitality. Boasting views of the property’s lake, the dining area features two corner banquettes, each surrounding an ebonized wooden slab table. Overnight guests can take their pick of sleeping quarters that include a bedroom with bunk beds and a bathroom with—what else?—a bunk shower. (It’s like one of those “summer camp-style” communal showers but with more luxuriously appointed stalls.) And should the mood for a midnight game of table tennis strike, there is even a high-style ping-pong table, custom designed by Bungalow. Despite her sophisticated tweaking of the country house look, Webb never lost sight of the fact the house is, after all, located on wooded property set among a sporting enthusiast’s paradise. The absence of window treatments allows unobstructed views to the outdoors while the home’s neutral color scheme and natural materials further blur the boundaries between inside and out. The house may exude a European sensibility, but its Georgia roots remain firmly planted. As Webb notes, “It’s hard to have an original idea anymore.” Perhaps that’s true, but based on the results seen here, it’s certainly not impossible.

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The kitchen cabinets, by Michael Bell of Bell Custom Cabinetry, are a fusion of American and European sensibilities. Knotty pine walls and a pecan wood island were both treated with a lime wash by San Marco Paint USA. Antiqued limestone countertops, Atlanta Kitchen Inc. Thermador appliances, Guy T. Gunter & Associates. Brizo faucet, available through PDI. Vintage sconce, barstools and accessories, Bungalow Classic. Rug, Keivan Woven Arts. Other accessories, A. Tyner Antiques.


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Virginia Willis Marcia Sherrill chats with the Atlanta chef about the debut of her new book, working for Martha Stewart and the best brownies in the world

ZILLION COPIES? I wish I had sold a zillion copies! I’ve been very fortunate with sales; it’s in its fourth printing. It has been a lot of hard work but much of the success of the book has been, I think, due to the stories. People love connecting through food. YOU STARTED YOUR FOOD CAREER AS AN APPRENTICE TO NATHALIE DUPREE AND ALSO SERVED AS KITCHEN DIRECTOR FOR MARTHA STEWART TELEVISION. PLUS, YOU’RE A GRADUATE OF THE L’ACADEMIE DE CUISINE AND ECOLE DE CUISINE LAVARENNE. HOW DOES ALL THAT MESH WITH YOUR GEORGIA UPBRINGING? My style of cooking is a blend of French and Southern; it’s what I call “refined Southern cuisine.” Nathalie took me out of my mama’s kitchen and exposed me to food I had never seen. Anne Willan in France taught me how to write a recipe and was the key influencer for my editorial training. France was, well, France. I ate things I had never seen and tasted for the first time. Living there opened my eyes. Working for Martha was incredible. The collaboration with a number of immensely talented people taught me attention to detail, and the importance of polish and finesse. YOUR

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: BLACK PEPPER CHEESE SHORTBREAD IS JUST ONE OF 150 REFINED SOUTHERN RECIPES IN CHEF VIRGINIA WILLIS’ NEW BOOK, BASIC TO BRILLIANT, Y’ALL. HER TOOLS OF THE TRADE. THE BOOK’S COVER. AUTHOR VIRGINIA WILLIS.

NEW BOOK IS BASIC TO BRILLIANT, Y’ALL: 150 REFINED SOUTHERN RECIPES AND WAYS TO DRESS THEM UP FOR COMPANY. HOW FANCY ARE WE TALKING? CAN A NOVICE COOK TACKLE THESE RECIPES? CAN I TAKE THEM ON IN MY TINY KITCHEN? I’M TALKING 25 SQUARE FEET! That makes me chuckle; it’s not about size, it’s what you do with it. My basic recipes are clean and simple. I take pride in writing a well-written recipe; that makes things easier for the user. In terms of the “brilliant,” it’s just a little “something-something”—a short recipe, presentation tip or technique to take the basic recipe to a more chef-inspired, “brilliant” level. YOUR PECAN BROWNIES ARE FAMOUS—THEY’RE THE BEST EVER—AND I HEAR THAT I CAN NOW MAKE THEM AT HOME WITH A MIX FROM YOUR NEW SOUTHERN PANTRY PRODUCT LINE. HOW DO WE GET OUR HANDS ON THEM?

Thank you! I love my brownies. In fact I loved them so much I did make a mix that I call a mise en place. My joke is that if you are too lazy to measure out the ingredients I will do it for you. Currently, My Southern Pantry products are available online at virginiawillis.com and locally at all Cook’s Warehouse locations. FAMILY IS A BIG PART OF YOUR FIRST BOOK. DO YOU STILL COOK WITH YOUR MAMA?

Yes, I love to cook with mama. She and I love to play together in the kitchen.

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+ So, what’s next for Virginia Willis? Her current book tour will have her criss-crossing the country well into winter. Willis also has a pilot in the works with Turner Studios, and is meeting with networks this fall. And, when her schedule permits, she continues to write for various food magazines. “I love what I do,” says Willis. “Every day is different.” virginiawillis.com

REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION FROM BASIC TO BRILLIANT, Y’ALL: 150 REFINED SOUTHERN RECIPES AND WAYS TO DRESS THEM UP FOR COMPANY BY VIRGINIA WILLIS, COPYRIGHT © 2011. PUBLISHED BY TEN SPEED PRESS, A DIVISION OF RANDOM HOUSE, INC. PHOTO CREDIT: HELENE DUJARDIN © 2011

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