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HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR RECENT HIGH STYLE HIGH RISE HOME TOUR NATURAL STATE Swoon-worthy fabrics and gilt accents are hallmarks of a high-rise residence designed by Michel Boyd with Bradley Hughes showroom SIMPLE & CHIC Combining classic furnishings from Room & Board with a clever color palette, designer Barbara Westbrook conjures up an artful abode SOFT & SOULFUL New furnishings and objets d’art from R Hughes Showroom form the basis for an exquisite residence by interior designer Susan Ferrier HAUTE LIVING A collaboration between The Mercantile and designer Amy Morris yields a couturelike home, rich in character and charm PICTURE PERFECT Using furnishings from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, designer Bill Peace creates the ultimate space for a cosmopolitan bachelor POWER OF PINK Designer Kerry Howard and Redefined Home Boutique add a feminine verve to a modern, light-filled space

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CALENDAR An artistic golf retrospective at the High Museum of Art; intricate art installations at Marcia Wood Gallery and Thomas Deans Fine Art NAOMI Our dilettante-in-chief reviews Atlanta design through the decades FOOD NEWS In conversation with local Top Chef favorite Richard Blais, plus details on this month’s Atlanta Food & Wine Festival ETC. Marcia recounts her visit to the Decorators’ Show House & Gardens

IN EVERY ISSUE 6 Editor’s Letter 87 Ad Index & Web Links

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WELCOME

Fun! Every once in awhile we need to treat

ourselves to something fun, something unexpected. This month, we’re doing just that by offering six collectors’ covers with the May issue. Why? April brought closure to our High Style High Rise Home Tour, which was held at The Residences at W Atlanta—Downtown. We asked six designers and local showrooms to partner, each team creating a home from scratch. To honor their spirit of collaboration— not to mention the wildly different spaces the teams created when presented with blank canvases—we decided to produce a cover for each residence. Both newsstand and subscriber covers are distributed randomly. A limited number of collectors’ sets featuring all six are available for $25 (plus shipping). Send an email to kcoey@nci.com for more information. This is the first and last time that we do this, so enjoy! Clinton Smith Editorial Director

Each of our special covers features a space designed by one of the six collaborative teams from our recent High Style High Rise Home Tour. First row: Michel Boyd and Bradley Hughes; Barbara Westbrook and Room & Board; Susan Ferrier and R Hughes. Second row: Kerry Howard and Redefined Home Boutique; Amy Morris and The Mercantile; Bill Peace and Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. About Us Published since 1983, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles is the city's only monthly home, garden and lifestyle title

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E-Newsletter Our weekly e-newsletter covers the latest in local design news. Subscribe at atlantahomesmag.com

Design Resources Find hundreds of local sources for your home décor needs. Click on “Luxury Directory” on our website

Subscriber Services Click on “Subscribe” at the bottom of our website’s home page or call (800) 264-2456

Contact Us We love hearing from you. To contact the editors, visit us at atlantahomesmag.com


THERE ARE SAVINGS WAITING INSIDE YOUR HOME.

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Publisher GINA CHRISTMAN Editorial Director CLINTON SMITH Art Director SUSAN UEDELHOFEN (EXT. 484) Digital & Advertising Art Director ELIZABETH ANDERSON (EXT. 478) Associate Publisher BRAD HANNER (EXT. 417) Senior Account Executive DEBBIE BROWN (EXT. 419) Account Executives MICHELE MUSGROVE (EXT. 492) MIRIAM WAGNER-GRIFFIN (EXT. 498) Sales & Editorial Assistant SEJAL BHIMA (EXT. 487) Senior Editor at Large HEATHER J. PAPER Senior Contributing Editor MARCIA SHERRILL Editorial Contributor NAOMI VON HABERSHAM Contributing Photographer DAVID CHRISTENSEN President, Home Design Division ADAM JAPKO Senior Vice President, Operations STUART CHRISTIAN Vice President, Sales & Marketing HOLLY PAIGE SCOTT Vice President, Manufacturing DANNY BOWMAN Production Director CHERYL JOCK Newsstand Manager BOB MOENSTER Production Manager ANDREA FITZPATRICK Circulation Manager KURT COEY ADVERTISING AND EDITORIAL OFFICES 1100 JOHNSON FERRY ROAD, CENTER TWO, SUITE 595 ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30342 PHONE (404) 252-6670 FAX (404) 252-6673 ATLANTAHOMESMAG.COM TWITTER @ATLANTAHOMESMAG ADVERTISING INQUIRIES GCHRISTMAN@ATLANTAHOMESMAG.COM EDITORIAL INQUIRIES EDITORS@ATLANTAHOMESMAG.COM SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION (800) 264-2456 PRINTED IN U.S.A.

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Design DISPATCH Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles’ editors scour the city for the latest news from the local style scene

QUINTESSENTIALLY SOUTHERN Peachtree City-based Historical Concepts has debuted its firstever book, which features an array of the firm’s architectural designs, including this Greek Revival-style porch. See story on page 12.

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STYLE ( news)  SOUTHERN STYLE FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS, PEACHTREE CITY-BASED HISTORICAL CONCEPTS HAS DESIGNED COUNTRY HOUSES, MOUNTAIN RETREATS AND COASTAL COTTAGES THAT HONOR THE SOUTH’S SENSE OF PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE. IN COMING HOME: THE NEW SOUTHERN VERNACULAR HOUSE (RIZZOLI, $45), THE FIRM’S TALENT IS SHOWCASED BY A SELECTION OF CLASSIC DESIGNS THAT FEATURE TIME-HONORED MATERIALS, ARTISANAL CRAFTSMANSHIP AND INTERIORS THAT REFLECT OUR REGION’S

clockwise, from top The cover of Coming Home: The New Southern Vernacular House. Three stylish pieces from Midtown’s newest home furnishings showroom, Bobby Berk Home: GT Rocker by Gus Modern, $1,150; Fia Carafes, $69 each; Tori Bookcase, $849.

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ARCHITECTURAL TRADITIONS. FROM ATLANTA TO THE ATLANTIC, AN ARRAY OF HOME STYLES IS FEATURED—FROM CASUAL COASTAL COTTAGES TO MORE FORMAL GEORGIAN, FEDERAL AND GREEK REVIVAL DESIGNS. COMING HOME WAS WRITTEN BY THE FIRM’S SENIOR PARTNER AND PRESIDENT, JAMES LOWELL STRICKLAND, ALONG WITH NOTED DESIGN JOURNALIST SUSAN SULLY AND OTHER PARTNERS FROM THE FIRM. HISTORICALCONCEPTS.COM; RIZZOLIUSA.COM

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That’s the day Circa Lighting flips the switch,

so to speak, at its new, larger showroom at 3078 Roswell Road, located at the intersection of Peachtree, West Paces Ferry and Roswell Roads. Moving from its former space around the corner on Andrews Drive, Circa will now be rubbing elbows with Waterworks next door and Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams across the street. With such a high concentration of high style in one block, is a new design district in the making? (404) 233-4131; circalighting.com

clockwise, from top Circa Lighting’s new, larger showroom will feature more space for its collections, including pieces like the Thornton Floor Lamp by Atlanta’s own Suzanne Kasler, $630. Firenze mosaic ceramic tile in blue and a bathroom installation, both by Porcelanosa, a new showroom at ADAC West.

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CONTEMPORARY CLASSICS PORCELANOSA

has opened a new 3,000-square-foot showroom at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center. The European-style showroom features an expansive array of tile, stone, mosaics, terracotta, hardwood and laminate, as well as contemporary bath and kitchen cabinetry. ADAC West, 349 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, Suite B2, Atlanta 30305. (404) 973-0640; porcelanosa-usa.com


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▼ GREGG IRBY FINE ART PRESENTS “SUMMER DAZE,” A MULTI-ARTIST EXHIBITION THAT FEATURES BEACH SCENES, LAKESIDE LANDSCAPES AND OTHER SEASONAL ABSTRACT WORKS BY ARTISTS SUCH AS NANCY WESTFALL, PICTURED. 5/2-5/31. 3725 POWERS FERRY RD., ATLANTA 30342. (404) 941-9787; GREGGIRBYFINEART.COM

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 THE HIGH MUSEUM OF ART EXPLORES 400 YEARS OF GOLF THROUGH PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS AND PHOTOGRAPHS, INCLUDING THE LARGEST-EVER ASSEMBLED COLLECTION OF PORTRAITS OF ACCLAIMED GOLFER BOBBY JONES, PICTURED. THROUGH 6/24. 1280 PEACHTREE ST. NE, ATLANTA 30309. (404) 733-4400; HIGH.ORG

 “THE CIRCLE CELEBRATES ARTS & ANTIQUES” RETURNS THE FIRST FRIDAY OF THIS MONTH AT MIAMI CIRCLE. HOP ABOARD A TROLLEY TO VISIT PARTICIPATING GALLERIES AND SHOPS—INCLUDING ANNE IRWIN FINE ART, J. TRIBBLE AND FOXGLOVE ANTIQUES & GALLERIES—ALL OF WHICH WILL BE HOSTING EXCLUSIVE EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE EVENING. 5/4, 5-9 P.M. MIAMI CIRCLE, ATLANTA. MIAMICIRCLESHOPS.COM 16

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▼ A VIBRANT COMBINATION OF COLOR AND PATTERN, SUSANNA STARR’S INTRICATE INSTALLATIONS AT MARCIA WOOD GALLERY FEATURE HAND-CUT PAINTED MYLAR. THROUGH 6/9. 263 WALKER ST., ATLANTA 30313; MARCIAWOODGALLERY.COM

HIGH IMAGE COURTESY OF USGA MUSEUM, PERSONAL PAPERS OF ROBERT T. JONES, JR.

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▲ PACKED WITH POWERFUL VISUALIZATIONS OF EMOTION, JASON CRAIGHEAD’S LATEST COLLECTION, “FRESH HEART,” AT THOMAS DEANS FINE ART SHOWCASES THE ARTIST’S SKILLFUL INTERPRETATIONS OF RAW PASSION WITH TECHNICAL APLOMB. THROUGH 6/12. 690 MIAMI CIRCLE, ATLANTA 30324. (404) 814-1811; THOMASDEANS.COM


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Some cities are strongly identified with a particular style. Take, for example, New Orleans and its centuries-old love affair with all things French. But Atlanta? Well, it seems that we never met a design trend that we didn’t want to embrace. Over the years, we’ve literally been all over the map with our decorating, making stops along the way in England, France and the Mediterranean. I remember, in the 1970s, when Atlantans developed a passion for American antiques. No home in Buckhead, Ansley Park nor Druid Hills was considered properly decorated without a Federal sideboard, a Windsor chair or a bullseye mirror. Some might chalk up that decade’s fascination with Americana to the hoopla over our country’s Bicentennial but I also give credit to Atlanta’s own Deanne Levison, a noted expert on American furniture. Her former Peachtree Road storefront was the destination for blue-chip collectors shopping for bluechip antiques. By the 1980s, though, we had ventured to the land of our forebears and began to decorate our homes in the English style. We were mad for plaids and chintzes, not to mention dog paintings, Staffordshire animals and antique armoires. I got so swept up in the look that I even traveled to the UK in hopes of bringing home a British aristocrat as my next husband, but that didn’t quite work out. It’s a good thing, too, because with the advent of the 1990s Atlanta had shed its Anglophilia and turned its focus to France—more specifically, the Country French look. Provincial furniture, toiles and walls painted the color of sunflowers were all the rage. Buckhead ladies (myself included) beat a path to stores like Pierre Deux in hopes of finding that certain quelque chose for our maisons. In the last decade, we have decorated our homes to resemble Tuscan villas and even Belgian castles. What’s next? I can’t say, but knowing Atlantans, we’ll welcome it with open arms!

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>> “COLLECTIVE SPIRITS” RETURNS TO THE HIGHLANDS THIS MONTH AS THE BASCOM VISUAL ARTS CENTER’S ANNUAL FUNDRAISER. THROUGHOUT THE THREE-DAY FOOD-AND-WINE FÊTE GUESTS CAN INDULGE IN TASTINGS, WINEMAKER DINNERS AND A GALA AND AUCTION NIGHT, WHERE THEY CAN BID ON A BEVY OF LUXE PRIZES SUCH AS RARE VINTAGES AND A TRIP TO FRANCE. 5/17-5/19. FOR TICKETS AND OTHER INFORMATION, VISIT COLLECTIVESPIRITS.COM >> ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDEN CELEBRATES ITS HIGHLY POPULAR EDIBLE GARDEN AND OUTDOOR

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KITCHEN’S TWO-YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH A DELICIOUS “GOURMET IN MAY” TRIBUTE. THE MONTHLONG EVENT WILL FEATURE CHEF DEMONSTRATIONS, WINE TASTINGS AND A MOUTH-WATERING DINNER SERIES WHERE AN IMPRESSIVE LINE-UP OF CHEFS WILL TANTALIZE TASTE BUDS WITH INGREDIENTS HARVESTED STRAIGHT FROM THE GARDEN. FOR TICKETS AND OTHER INFORMATION, VISIT ATLANTABOTANICALGARDEN.ORG >> RETURNING TO MIDTOWN FOR ITS SECOND YEAR, THE ATLANTA FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL—A WEEKEND-LONG AFFAIR—WILL SHOWCASE FLAVORS AND LIBATIONS AUTHENTIC TO THE SOUTH, FROM TEXAS TO WEST VIRGINIA.

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ATTENDEES WILL EXPERIENCE SEMINARS, DEMONSTRATIONS AND TASTING TENTS WITH THEMES SUCH AS FRIED CHICKEN, WHOLE PIG, SEAFOOD, FARM-FRESH FARE AND MORE. 5/10-5/13. FOR TICKETS AND OTHER INFORMATION, VISIT ATLFOODANDWINEFESTIVAL.COM

specialized ingredient sources,” explains Blais. Here, the celeb-chef dishes more on The Spence. WHAT INSPIRED THIS LATEST VENTURE? MY DESIRE TO GET BACK BEHIND THE STOVE AND COOK THE FOOD I’VE BEEN DREAMING ABOUT, THE FOOD I’VE COOKED COMPETITIVELY ON TOP CHEF.

At the hands of local top toque Richard Blais, casual dining gets a fresh approach at The Spence, his newly opened Midtown eatery with Concentrics Restaurants. Serving up dishes up like Dover sole with brown butter foam and kumquat chutney or a simple cheeseburger, the fuss-free menu takes its cue from “the contents of our pantry and coolers, fantastic local purveyors and

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WHAT’S THE THOUGHT BEHIND THE RESTAURANT’S NAME? WE WERE SEARCHING FOR A NAME THAT WOULD CAPTURE THE CONCEPT WE HAD IN MIND. WHEN KEYING IN THE WORD “PANTRY” ONLINE, MY WIFE CAME ACROSS AN OLD TERM—SPENCE—THAT THAT REFERS TO A PANTRY IN PARTS OF SCOTLAND AND ENGLAND. I HAVE ROOTS IN THOSE AREAS AND SO DOES MY COOKING. IT JUST ALL CAME TOGETHER. WHAT CAN PATRONS EXPECT AT THE SPENCE? FOOD YOU WANT TO EAT—A FEW TIMES A WEEK. AND A KILLER BEVERAGE PROGRAM.

DOES THE CUISINE HAVE A SOUTHERN SPIN? NOT SPECIFICALLY. IT DOES, OF COURSE, FEATURE SOUTHERN INGREDIENTS SINCE WE SOURCE FROM LOCAL FARMERS. ARE THERE ANY INGREDIENTS THAT YOU LIKE TO USE IN UNEXPECTED WAYS? THIS IS ACTUALLY MORE OF A MANTRA FOR THE SPENCE BECAUSE WE AIM TO BE A “NO-WASTE KITCHEN.” CILANTRO STEMS, TOMATO SEEDS AND EVEN CHICKEN SKIN ALL FIND GOOD HOMES IN DISHES ON OUR MENU. WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST GUILTY PLEASURE? HONESTLY, A GREASY CHEESEBURGER. IT’D BE MY LAST MEAL, IF I HAD A CHOICE. ANY FOOD-CENTRIC EVENTS YOU’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS SEASON? I’LL BE HEADING TO ASPEN FOR THE FOOD & WINE CLASSIC, BUT FIRST, I’M REALLY EXCITED TO BE PARTICIPATING IN ATLANTA’S FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL THIS MONTH. THESPENCEATL.COM

THE SCOOP LIVINGSTON RESTAURANT & BAR ROLLS OUT A DECADENT NEW DESSERT MENU WITH OPTIONS SUCH AS A GRIDDLED POUND CAKE SANDWICH WITH BANANA, FROZEN YOGURT AND A CHOCOLATE-HAZELNUT DRIZZLE. 659 PEACHTREE ST. NE, ATLANTA 30308. (404) 897-5000; LIVINGSTONATLANTA.COM ART SMITH’S SOUTHERN ART INVITES DINERS TO SAVOR REGIONALLY INSPIRED FLAVORS WITH ITS NEW “THREE FOR $30” PRIX-FIXE DINNER MENU. THE THREE-COURSE MEAL INCLUDES SELECTIONS SUCH AS SMOKED SAUSAGE AND SHRIMP GUMBO, AND A DELECTABLE PINEAPPLE UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE, COMPLETE WITH SALTED CARAMEL AND MARCONA ALMONDS. DAILY, 5:30-7 P.M. 3315 PEACHTREE RD., ATLANTA 30326. (404) 946-9070; SOUTHERNART.COM FARMERS’ MARKETS ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS! STOCK UP ON THE FRESH GOODNESS OF THE SEASON WITH VISITS TO LOCAL FAVORITES MIDTOWN MARKET, PEACHTREE ROAD FARMERS MARKET AND MORNINGSIDE FARMERS MARKET. THE FORMER CARRIES AN ABUNDANCE OF ENTIRELY ORGANIC LOCAL PRODUCE ON SATURDAYS. MIDTOWNATL.COM; PEACHTREEROADFARMERSMARKET.COM; MORNINGSIDEMARKET.COM CUCINA ASELLINA MAKES IT LOCAL DEBUT AT THE CORNER OF 12TH & PEACHTREE. IN ADDITION TO ITALIAN STAPLES SUCH AS CHARCUTERIE SPREADS, PASTAS AND WOOD-FIRED FLATBREADS, THE RUSTIC EATERY WILL ALSO OFFER MORE INVENTIVE DISHES, LIKE THE TRUFFLE PIZZA TOPPED WITH A POACHED EGG. 1075 PEACHTREE ST., ATLANTA 30309. (404) 793-0141

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Your kitchen expert will be with you shortly.

The new Sub-Zero and Wolf Showroom. Opening April 2012. Soon our resident kitchen experts will be able to show you all that your kitchen can be in our new Buckhead location.

NEW SHOWROOM 3280 Peachtree Road Suite 200 Atlanta, Ga. 30305 770 458-9177

Thank you Design Galleria for choosing WOLF/SUB-ZERO appliances for the 2012 ASO Decorator Showhouse.


Artists Atelier of Atlanta

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The Artists Atelier is a cooperative studio and gallery for professional artists. This collection of original art work includes: painting,photography and sculpture and represents a variety of styles and techniques.

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Phipps Plaza, located at 3500 Peachtree Road in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, is anchored by Nordstrom, Belk and Saks Fifth Avenue. As the Southeast’s premier upscale shopping center, Phipps Plaza is home to more than 100 specialty stores including Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Jimmy Choo and Juicy Couture. At Phipps Plaza you’ll also find four full-service restaurants, a food court and a 14-screen AMC theatre. Parking for the LUXURY LIVING SHOW is free, and The Phipps Plaza Valet, located at the main Peachtree Road entrance, is available to guests for a fee of $7.


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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and Phipps Plaza have again partnered to host Atlanta’s ONLY Luxury Living Show. Exhibits are anchored by a full size “LIVING KITCHEN” constructed in the center of the Monarch Court; “TRAVEL SOUTH” luxury travel destination showcase at Court of the South; the two courts being connected by a “GARDEN PATHWAY” featuring landscape designs, patios and lush outdoor living “rooms.”

JOIN US IN “THE LIVING KITCHEN” ON SATURDAY, MAY 12... Meet celebrity chefs ART SMITH and ANTHONY GRAY along with celebrated landscaper, floral and interior designer JAMES FARMER. Enjoy lively presentations, followed by book signings.

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JAMES T. FARMER III, author of A TIME TO PLANT: Luxurious Garden Living, and Georgia native, James is a board certified and licensed landscape, floral, and interior designer. His company, JAMES FARMER DESIGNS, specializes in residential landscape design, floral design, and interiors influenced by great Southern architects such as Frank McCall, Philip Schutze, and Neil Reid.


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business was sold in 2006, at which point Castell took took a two-year sabbatical and traveled with his family. Currently, Castell consults for SCORE and is on their International Trade Counsel. He is also on the SBSC board for Forsyth County Georgia. Castell’s consulting firm, Golden Rulers, which focuses on business growth coaching, is currently working with Bell Custom Cabinetry where he helped create a full-service home center known as Inspirations Kitchen & Bath. His areas of expertise include marketing, branding, sales force hiring and contract relationships. Castel has traveled extensively throughout the world. He has also served on several boards and has been active in coaching several chess and athletic teams.

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INSPIRATIONS KITCHEN & BATH Michael Bell

Michael Bell serves as vice president of Bell Custom Cabinetry and principal manager of Inspirations Kitchen & Bath design studio. After earning degrees in science at Texas A&M University and Baylor College of Medicine, Bell enjoyed a successful career as a business consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he worked with Fortune 500 companies around the country. In 2003, he returned to Atlanta to join his father’s company, and together they have grown Bell Custom Cabinetry into one of the premier custom cabinetry firms in Atlanta. By combining his passion for architecture and woodworking with a strong business background, Bell has had the privilege of not only designing outstanding kitchens, baths, entertainment centers and pubs, but also working with an extremely talented group of craftsmen to produce the finest cabinetry for homes throughout Atlanta and across the Southeast. Most recently, he co-founded Inspirations Kitchen and Bath, a unique studio concept that allows designers to work with clients on selecting all of the elements for their kitchen and bath projects. During his free time, Bell enjoys the best of Atlanta with his wife Christine, daughter Emily and twin sons Carson and Chase. His hobbies include coaching his children’s sports, along with playing tennis and club soccer with friends.

Jenny is a Chattanooga native who moved to Atlanta in 2002 to complete her internship and receive her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. During her internship at Interior Design Atlanta, Jenny found designing kitchens and baths were the best fit for her love of space planning and drafting. She then designed remodel projects at Elemente until their company merged with CSI Kitchen and Bath Studio in 2006. She further developed her expertise in remodeling kitchens and baths by working in design and sales. In 2010 Jenny joined Inspirations Kitchen and Bath and has been working on kitchen and bath remodel projects throughout Atlanta. She has enjoyed designing homeshow booths for the Fall and Spring homeshows. She implemented the installation of the permanent Phipps Plaza display for Inspirations and now manages the design studio at Phipps Plaza. Jenny is excited to be working with Mike Bell and Fernandez & True Interiors to create the new Luxury Living kitchen at Phipps Plaza for 2012.

Paul L. Castell Paul L. Castell is an independent business consultant based in Atlanta. He holds a B.A. in sales and marketing from Georgia State University and is fluent in French. After a series of successful stints at companies such as Ashford International, Inc., Georgia Pacific and Microsoft, Castell joined his family contracting company in 1998. He helped transform it into a thriving eight-million-dollar construction and remodeling business. Additionally, Castell started another company called Elements, A Home Design Studio. Elements was a retail turnkey interior home business with a 5,500 square-foot showroom. The 34

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FERNANDEZ AND TRUE INTERIORS

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


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is an Alpharetta-based design studio with locations in Alpharetta and Phipps Plaza. Offering services in cabinetry, appliances and closets, the firm recently announced that it’s expanding its closet product line to include an unlimited selection of color options for its custom designed closets made of wood, which will complement their traditional melamine line. Also, due to the steady growth of high-rise condo living, the firm recognizes that downsizers are in need of creative custom storage solutions, including wall beds to save space for home offices, studies and hobby rooms.

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quartz surface that is harder, stronger, safer and easier to care for than other stone surfaces. Cambria is the only family-owned North American company producing natural quartz surfaces. The company is committed to innovation, evident in the design of its “Waterstone” collection. If you like the look of granite, limestone and other natural stones, you’ll love the natural beauty of Cambria. For more information about Cambria please visit cambriausa.com.

TRADITIONS IN TILE partnered with Island Stone, is showing

the latest trends in dramatic wall applications. The “Uniform Cladding” group of tile combines the popular offset design of rustic with the sleek, simple elegance of hand-chipped and flamed Andesite stone. Designed specifically to bring out the appealing surface textures offered in the newly discovered Andesite stone, “Uniform” is a rugged, modern cladding suitable for premier walls and vertical surfaces. Stop by the Traditions in Tile showroom to learn more about these products, as well as many others offered by Island Stone, or visit traditionsintile.com.

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Surround yourself with beauty, relaxation and natural fun in Georgia’s Blue Ridge. It’s only 90 miles north of Atlanta, but a million miles away from the traffic, stress and anxiety of the city. Enjoy a spectacular mountain view from the porch of your mountain cabin or luxury vacation home. Also, explore the authentic mountain towns of Blue Ridge and McCaysville and shop in surprisingly upscale specialty shops and galleries. Blue Ridge is perfect for people who love art, good food and the great outdoors. For a free visitor guide, call (800) 899-mtns or visit blueridgemountains.com.

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU PAIR SIX ATLANTA DESIGNERS WITH SIX HOME DECOR SHOWROOMS? LOCAL STYLE GETS ELEVATED TO A WORLD-CLASS LEVEL. THIS 36-PAGE SPECIAL CAPTURES THE CREATIVE GENIUS THAT WAS RECENTLY ON VIEW AT OUR HIGH STYLE HIGH RISE HOME TOUR AT THE RESIDENCES AT W ATLANTA—DOWNTOWN. LUMIERE CHANDELIER BY JEAN DE MERRY, AVAILABLE THROUGH R HUGHES AND FEATURED IN A RESIDENCE DESIGNED BY SUSAN FERRIER. SEE PAGE 66

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The living room by Michel Boyd is chic and seductive. The Butler Sofa is clad in a sumptuous green leather, and the Janis Club Chair is adorned with a sexy leather fringe. The chairs and the Charlotte Cocktail Table are available through Bradley Hughes. Boyd’s design firm, SmithBoyd Interiors, designed the tufted daybed.

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A French gold finish and rock crystals on the Athena Chandelier add a glamorous touch to the dining room. Surrouding the table are a mix of chairs: two upholstered Giselle Host Chairs; four Parker Dining Chairs with oatmeal boucle seats and a pair of Remy Armchairs in cream, upholstered in taupe leather. The floral composition features a cocoa branch placed atop

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the Patrick Dining Table. All of these furnishings are available through Bradley Hughes. opposite A crème de menthe-colored finish and an antique mirrored glass top are highlights of the Tod Credenza, available through Bradley Hughes. The mixed media artwork is titled “Currents” and was created by Patrick DeAngelis.


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as inspiration—think poppy florals and beach-infused interiors. But rarely do they use

moody and mysterious materials such as pyrite stone and malachite as the jumping-off points for a project. Those elements, coupled with varying shades of dark green, served as the muse for designer Michel Boyd’s residence, created in collaboration with Bradley Hughes, a showroom at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center. “I love to layer textures, patterns and colors,” says Boyd. “It’s essential in a luxury environment. If you think you’ve layered enough and need to stop, don’t stop!” Here, those layers include salon-style art walls, stunning chandeliers, Greek key motifs, a bevy of patterned and metallic wallpapers, even oft-overlooked organic touches. “Fresh flowers are always necessary,” the designer adds. “These natural elements keep the space comfortable.” Even amidst a luxurious palette like this, Boyd says that people should keep a sense of humor about design as he did in the master bedroom by juxtaposing a whimsical wallpaper against an elegant, smoky blue upholstered headboard. “I want clients to see that it’s OK,” he says, “that they can feel comfortable with taking risks.” bradley-hughes.com; smithboydinteriors.com

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DESIGNER MICHEL BOYD’S SIGNATURE STYLE CALLS FOR SALON-STYLE ART WALLS, DYNAMIC CHANDELIERS AND A BEVY OF PATTERNED AND METALLIC WALLCOVERINGS


this page, top left In the guest bedroom, the Charlize Maple Bed features a black walnut finish and is flanked by a pair of Constantine Table Lamps, which rest atop mirrored Sophie Side Tables. All of these pieces, plus the Jessica Chandelier and the Hunter Bench at the foot of the bed are available through Bradley Hughes. above and left The master bedroom is enveloped by the whimsical Osborne &

Little wallpaper. The Wilson Cabinet and Ernie Drinks Table are located within arm’s reach of the Troy Bed, all from Bradley Hughes. The mixed media piece is by the artist Nall. The desk, chairs, Marley Chandelier are also Bradley Hughes pieces, and the rug is available through Verde Home. opposite A pair of Ella Outdoor Iron Chairs graces the master bedroom terrace.

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Vibrant oil paintings by Katharina Chapuis, represented by Pryor Fine Art, ank the foyer walls that lead to the living area. Here, the designer selected one-of-a-kind and artistan pieces like the rustic center table and ceramic house sculptures to complement the stylish upholstery and case goods from Room & Board, which serve to anchor all of the residence’s rooms.


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COMBINING CLASSIC FURNISHINGS FROM ROOM & BOARD WITH A CLEVER COLOR PALETTE, DESIGNER BARBARA WESTBROOK CONJURES UP AN ARTFUL AIRY ABODE


Room & Board’s Triplex Floor Lamp sits behind a pair of Vance Gold Marcel Wing Chairs with skeepskin pillows. Directly across, the plush Dean Sofa is situated between a set of Voss End Tables with Olinda Lamps. A Wegner Chair sits adjacent. Just beyond, the additional seating area features the Jackson Studio Chaise, Lind Cowhide Ottoman and Chain Rug. All of these items are available through Room & Board.

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left The living room features a Nakashimastyle coffee table and ceramic birds, all found at a local gallery. below The study features Room & Board’s steel étagères and the Forge Dining Table with a walnut top that Westbrook transformed into an office desk. Seating from the showroom includes an Eames leather desk chair and a petite Eames molded plywood lounge chair, both by Herman Miller.

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from Room & Board anchoring the light-filled aerie in the sky, interior designer Barbara Westbrook and her associate Kim Winkler juxtaposed the company’s clean-lined upholstery—at once both inviting and kick-your-feet-up comfortable—with modern art, folk art, and accessories with a sense of patina. “This space reflects someone who collets pieces they love,” says Westbrook of her imaginary client for the showhouse project. While her varying use of scale with furnishings and accessories gives the residence a playful verve, Westbrook’s clever choice of bright red and yellow accents in almost every room creates a color palette that effortlessly ties together the home’s public and private areas. “When trying to unify various living spaces,” she explains, “the careful use of color is very important.” roomandboard.com; westbrookinteriors.com SEE RESOURCES, BACK OF BOOK.

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clockwise, from left Sullivan and Tyne End Tables and a pair of Duo Table Lamps ank the charcoal Ian Sofa. A tangerine Boden Chair and Ottoman sits next to a Duo Floor Lamp. Percale linens and mohair pillows adorn the Architecture Bed, while a ďŹ ve-drawer Calvin Chest provides storage space. All of these items are available through Room & Board.

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A collected mix of vintage artifacts and accessories brings a personal touch to a new high-rise residence. Lumiere Chandeliers by Jean de Merry. Piero Counter Stools by Costantini Design. The trio of Borneo hats on the wall also served as mining pans. The hats, large wood bowl and two vases atop the cabinetry are by Chip & Company. All of these items are available through R Hughes showroom.

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opposite Soft, sensuous and glamorous describes the main living area. Promenade Rug in cream by Kyle Bunting. Furry Chairs by COUP Studio. The Nolita Sofa and Jewel Coffee Table are by Magni Home. Chip & Company provided the bronze Thai elephant bell and stone bird on the coffee table, as well as the black Thai finial and iron drink table. Sao Paulo Floor Lamp by BroadBeach. All of these items are available through R Hughes.

clockwise, from top left A close-up view of the rug’s geometric pattern is evidence of the rich, sumptuous textures on display throughout the home. The dining area features the Baobab Table by Jiun Ho Collection and a Monte Carlo Settee by Initials Furniture. The wallcovering in the lounge is Kyle Bunting’s Jet Stream in platinum. The Longbourn Sofa is by Marcali Designs. The Malbec Table by Costantini Design sits atop a white hide rug. All of these items are available through R Hughes. The paintings throughout the residence are by artist Michael Dines.

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Both the lounge and master bedroom offer quiet spaces for reflection. The Negresco Desk is from the Helene Aumont Collection. The stone head on stand is by Chip & Company. Both pieces are available through R Hughes. below The Diana Credenza by Jean de Merry, also available through R Hughes,

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adds a touch of glamour to the master bedroom. opposite, from top Costantini Design’s Fiorenza Four Post Bed and the four paddles on stands are by Chip & Company. A close-up of Pattern No. 500 by Coleman Taylor Hand Painted Textiles. The bed, artifacts and fabrics are available through R Hughes.

hen given carte blanche

with a showhouse project, there have been instances were the talent has employed every de-

sign trick—at once. The resulting space is often an amalgamation of ideas, but without focus. For this showhouse residence, however, designer Susan Ferrier chose to tackle the givens of the space—including white walls, floor-to-ceiling windows and a challenging architectural column—and treated them as the client, devising solutions around them. Eschewing the immediate impluse to use bold paint colors to “make an impact,” Ferrier chose to spend funds on draperies and custom, large-scale art, which helped to define intimate, individual spaces within a somewhat open floorplan. The resulting spaces are personal, and pieces from R Hughes showroom imbue the rooms with a serene and calming effect. A soft palette adds an organic touch to the high-rise space, while careful layering of accessories, reminiscent of still lifes, transforms this house into a true home. mcalpineboothferrier.com; r-hughes.com SEE RESOURCES, BACK OF BOOK.

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DESIGNER SUSAN FERRIER’S INTERIORS ARE INTIMATE ON A GRAND SCALE. A MASTER OF SCALE AND PROPORTION, SHE IMBUES EVERY SPACE WITH SERENITY AND ELEGANCE.

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In the living room of this sun-soaked residence, the plush velvet sectional with a nail-head trim base was designed by Amy D. Morris Interiors and fabricated by artisans represented at The Mercantile. Gilded accents include a bronzed tree trunk cocktail table and a Murano glass lamp. A vintage Bruno Mathsson Pernilla chair and ottoman, with its original webbing, is nestled next to a Hanover Leather Console. Behind the linen wall, a Bjork Studio Fladdermus Wing Chair anchors the corner of the home office. All of these items are available through The Mercantile.

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clockwise, from top left A coral-inspired wrought iron chandelier from The Mercantile graces the lounge. Flanking the custom walnut dining table are pairs of graphic Opera Chairs by Casamidy and teal Arden Court Chairs by Lillian August. A large silver pebbled plate with a bevy of earthy accessories sits beneath Arteriors’ Breck chandelier. The residence’s bold entryway features a pair of hammered

silver-leaf skinny consoles. All of these items are available through The Mercantile. opposite The lounge’s Gray Gibson Chair, zebra pillow, gold leaf floor lamp and accessories are also available through The Mercantile. The jeweltoned tufted ottoman was designed by Amy D. Morris Interiors and fabricated through The Mercantile. The drapery and ottoman fabric was provided by Jim Thompson.

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facing vistas, residence 1907 frames views of the downtown Atlanta skyline—from the Georgia Pacific building to the Georgia Dome—like a picture postcard. And, collaborating with The Mercantile—the Brookhaven home furnishings emporium that provided the majority of furniture and accessories—interior designer Amy Morris put her own stamp on the space using a colorful leitmotif, carried out on everything from rugs and accessories to fabrics and bold paint colors. Upon entering, visitors are greeted by horizontal stripes painted on the corridor walls that seem to have an invisible pull on guests, luring them further into the space. Likewise, a rich, deep turquoise color blankets the bedroom while a cocoonlike eggplant wraps the library. Only in the living room did Morris keep the walls white, not only providing a quiet backdrop for the jeweltone furnishings, gilded accessories and bold contemporary art, but also not distracting from the panoramic views. mercantileatlanta.com; amydmorris.com

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SEE RESOURCES, BACK OF BOOK.

ENVISIONING A STYLECONSCIOUS HOMEOWNER, DESIGNER AMY MORRIS CREATED A WHIMSICAL WONDERLAND OF PRETTY PATTERNS AND COLORS.


At the foot of the fourposter bed sits a vibrantly accented custom bench upholstered in Bergamo fabrics. The colorful hue is repeated on a throw and decorative pillow. The Fenwick Chair is covered in a gold fabric and has a vintage nail-head ďŹ nishing. The bedside console features a glass-and-acrylic lamp, while the raffiacovered cabinet

displays items like an antique architectural plaque and colorful hand-blown glass jars by Elizabeth Lyons. All of these items are available through The Mercantile. Fabric for the window sheers was provided by Jim Thompson. opposite The intricate Eglise console and delicate mercury glass vases are also available through The Mercantile.

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right Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams’ Art-Deco inspired Dean II Leather Chair sits beside the stainless steel-clad Dax Table in the living room of this uber-contemporary residence. below The bedroom features the showroom’s Donnabella Chest with antique pewter hardware and Niko Mini Lamp. Artwork is by William Mize, represented by Alan Avery Art Company. opposite The Dickson Platform Bed, Manning Chest and Athena Table Lamp are all available through MG + BW. Artwork is by Harriet Leibowitz, represented by Alan Avery Art Company.

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The living room also features Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams’ Davis Sofa, Emilio Cocktail Table, Lawson and Fritz Side Tables, Linley Ottoman, Manning Console, Solstice Accent Lamp and lacquered Lincoln Pull-up Table. To create the expansive area rug, two of the showroom’s Power Shag rugs were binded together. A sculpture by Russell Whiting graces the corner, while two monochromatic pieces by Louise Nevelson hang above the console. Both artists are represented by Alan Avery Art Company.

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committed to a chic, black-and-white scheme in every detail throughout the residence he de-

signed for the High Style High Rise Home Tour. For a palette that could easily become cold and sterile, Peace found a way to make it inviting by using sinuously styled pieces from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams throughout the residence. The designer created a series of unified spaces, envisioned as a home for a young bachelor who loves to travel and has an appreciation for fine art. Thus, featured in the home are works by by artists from Alan Avery Art Company’s roster of talent, including Louise Nevelson, Chuck Close and Harriet Leibowitz. And because “no bachelor will sacrifice comfort for the sake of style,” Peace chose pieces that combine the best of both worlds, such as MG + BW’s Davis Sofa, which features a deeper seat and wider arm, and a pair of tubular Art Deco-inspired lounge chairs. Even an ottoman in the lounge oozes sex appeal by casting a soft shimmer, but the button tufted fabric? It’s a bachelorfriendly durable vinyl. mgbwhome.com; peacedesign.org SEE RESOURCES, BACK OF BOOK.

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WITH A MYRIAD OF TEXTURES, ENVIABLE ART COLLECTION AND RESTRAINED COLOR PALETTE, DESIGNER BILL PEACE DELIVERS THE EPITOME OF COOL SOPHISTICATION.


left to right Chuck Close’s “Phil” keeps watch over the quaint home bar that features Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams’ Manning Bar. A Corona Pendant Light hangs above the Townsend Dining Table and Cameron Chairs. The Hines Cube Ottoman sits in the foreground, while Brewster Stools pull up to the kitchen counter beyond. On a plush Sammy Cocktail Ottoman, Baker and

Frére rest their paws by Christine Vaillancourt’s large acrylic art. opposite Sleek furnishings in the lounge include MG + BW’s vinyl Rocco Ottoman, Clifton Sofa, Vivianne Wing Chair, lacquered Lincoln Pullup Table and Woodrow Bookcases. A rare six-piece “Lost Warhols” collection by Michael Childers adorns the back wall. All artists are represented by Alan Avery Art Company.

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The Maharani pink chandelier from Redefined Home Boutique sets the mood in the cheerful combination kitchenand-dining area. Redefined Home Boutique also provided the room’s gracious dining table, side chairs and bench, as well as the dazzling mercury glass hurricanes and antique grate. The appliances are by Gaggenau.

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When mounted on stands, a trio of pink glass rocks are transformed into objets d’art. The Taj ottoman rests underneath a metal console. opposite The Charlotte Sofa anchors the seating area in the main living space. An arts and crafts column provides architectural interest, while a miniature hexagon bud vase and a carved horse sculpture add texture and dimension. All of the these items are available through RedeďŹ ned Home Boutique.

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Kerry Howard features views of several iconic Atlanta institutions, among them the CocaCola headquarters, CNN and the Georgia Aquarium. So, with a nod to southern hospitality,

Howard built upon the local landmarks that surround his space by incorporating a mural of Scarlett O’Hara, meant to look like it was painted on the side of a building. Using furnishings from Redefined Home Boutique, Howard created a residence envisioned as a home for a young female professional who believes less is more and likes to mix the past with modern elements. A traditional pedestal in the corner, for instance, holds a modern sculpture. In the bedroom, the shape of the bed is traditional but on either side are contemporary alabaster lamps. A magnolia-print bedspread in the bedroom also alludes to Southern style but there are plenty of pink accents throughout the residence—including a candy-colored glass chandelier—that add a decidedly feminine touch. And because no Southern home is complete without a place to entertain family and friends, an expansive dining table provides the perfect place for guests to gather. redefinedhomeboutique; kmhinteriors.net SEE RESOURCES, BACK OF BOOK.

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A custom painted mural by artist Chris Dennis depicts Gone With the Wind’s heroine, Scarlett O’Hara. The graceful curves of the bed are the perfect foil to the contemporary paintings. The bed and Veronica Bedside Tables are from Redefined Home Boutique. The Designers Guild linens are from Suite Spot. opposite Pattern and texture were integral to Howard’s design scheme.

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PAGES 48-53 (natural state) Michel Boyd, SmithBoyd Interiors, (404) 402-4224; smithboydinteriors.com. Bradley Hughes (to the trade), ADAC, (404) 814-9595; Bradley-hughes.com (living room) WOOD SCULPTURE ON CONSOLE Century GOLD VASE Jonathan Adler FAUX FUR THROW Smith Grubbs & Assoc. LEOPARD PILLOW BD Jeffries TRAY ON DAYBED BD Jeffries GOLD EGG ON TRAY Baker FLOOR LAMP Baker CALLIGRAPHY BRUSH Armour & Co. (guest bedroom) BEDDING custom for SmithBoyd Interiors FAUX FUR THROW Smith Grubbs & Associates WALL SCULPTURE Jonathan Adler ANTIQUE WOODEN BUTTER CHURNERS IN TRAY Verde Home (master bedroom) LAMP ON CHEST Ainsworth-Noah SHAGREEN VASE custom for SmithBoyd Interiors BEDDING custom for SmithBoyd Interiors FAUX FUR THROW Smith Grubbs & Associates MIRROR J Nelson LAMP ON DESK Baker, Knapps & Tubbs PAGES 54-59 (simple & chic) Barbara Westbrook, Westbrook Interiors. (404) 355-9430; westbrookinteriors.com. Room & Board, 1170 Howell Mill Rd., Atlanta 30318. (404) 815-1480; roomandboard.com. (dining area) TABLE Bungalow Classic VINTAGE STOOL Westbrook’s personal collection PORCELAIN HOUSES Pollen CHANDELIER Coup d’etat through R Hughes Showroom (living room) ART OVER SOFA Brandon Blane McMillan through Pryor Fine Art WATERCOLOR PILLOWS Bungalow Classic SPHERES Roger Asay and Rebecca Plummer through Signature Shop & Gallery BLACK LEATHER CHAIRS South of Market COFFEE TABLE Custom designed by Westbrook Interiors CERAMIC BIRDS Signature Shop AMBER GLASS JAR Pollen AREA RUG Sullivan Brothers ARTWORK NEAR CHAISE Kai Lin Art FLOOR LAMP Anthropologie MOHAIR THROW Westbrook Interiors (study) ANTIQUE ARM CHAIR Westbrook’s personal collection BROWN LEATHER STOOL BD Jeffries HOURGLASS Bungalow Classic GLASS LAMP The Nicholson Gallery RED DESK ACCESSORIES The Container Store DESK FRAMES Pottery Barn and Michael’s VINTAGE CAMERA Rust & Dust CERAMICS Trent Burkett through Signature Shop PHOTOGRAPHY Philip Grossman through Kai Lin Art SPHERE Roger Asay and Rebecca Plummer through Signature Shop ART OVER SOFA & COFFEE TABLE Westbrook Interiors (bedroom) AREA RUG Sullivan Brothers PUZZLE SIDE TABLE & IRON LAMP BD Jeffries BEAKER STANDS The Nicholson Gallery ARTWORK Jenny Wunderly through Pryor Fine Art COLA ART Kim Frohsin through Pryor Fine Art LACQUERED BOX Lush Life PAGES 60-65 (soft & soulful) Susan Ferrier, McAlpine, Booth & Ferrier Interiors, (404) 501-9200; mcalpineboothferrier.com. R Hughes (to the trade), (404) 607-8877; r-hughes.com (dining) SILVER FLOOR LAMPS Barbara Cosgrove (lounge) SCROLL METAL CHAIR Nicholson Gallery BLACK STARBURST MIRROR Foxglove Antiques & Galleries ARCHED DESK LAMP Bungalow Classic (bedroom) SCROLL METAL CHAIR Nicholson Gallery PAGES 66-71 (haute living) Amy Morris, Amy D. Morris Interiors. (404) 389-0628; amydmorris.com. The Mercantile, 1430 Dresden Dr., Atlanta 30319. (404) 816-0060; blog.mercantileatlanta.com. (foyer) OUSHAK RUNNER Keivan Woven Arts BUFFET LAMPS Circa Lighting LAMP SHADES Edgar-Reeves Lighting & Antiques ARTWORK Foxglove Antiques & Galleries, Nicholson Gallery, The Stalls, Bjork Antikt, Myott Studio (lounge) OUSHAK RUG Keivan Woven Arts PINK THROW South of Market LAVENDER PILLOWS Osborne & Little TURQUOISE PILLOWS BD Jeffries (living room) SECTIONAL PILLOWS The Mercantile ART from right: ink blot on canvas, Mason Murer Fine Art; two ink blots, Belvedere; large abstract, Myott RUG Underfoot Designs LINEN WALLS F. Schumacher (bedroom) OUSHAK RUNNER Keivan Woven Arts HUDSON PARK COLLECTION DUVET COVER Bloomingdales BEDDING Gramercy Fine Linens & Furnishings PILLOWS Jim Thomspon ART OVER BED Pam Moxley through Mason Murer Fine Art ART OVER CONSOLE Courtney Garrett through Pryor Fine Art LAMP Circa Lighting LAMP SHADE Edgar-Reeves PAGES 72-77 (picture perfect) Bill Peace, Peace Design. (404) 237-8681; peacedesign.org. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, 3081 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta 30305. (404) 869-1770; mgbwatlanta.com. ALL OTHER FURNISHINGS, ACCESSORIES AND WARES PROVIDED BY: Bjork Antikt & Studio, Circa Lighting, Home Theatre Design, Keith Summerour, Kolo Collection, Myott Studio, Peter Block, SwitchModern, Waterworks. PAGES 78-83 (pretty in pink) Kerry Howard, KMH Interiors, (678) 705-7580; kmhinteriors.net. Redefined Home Boutique, (404) 815-7250; redefinedhomeboutique. com (living room) IKAT RUG, RECTANGULAR ANTIQUE MIRROR COFFEE TABLE, METAL SIDE CHAIRS, PAIR OF CLUB CHAIRS, BLACK PATENT FAUX CROCODILE TABOURETS, GOLD WIRE FOOTED BOWL All available through KMH Interiors (dining/ kitchen) HOST CHAIRS AND RUG Available through KMH Interiors (bedroom) MARBLE AND BRASS LAMPS Available through KMH Interiors Vol. 31, No. 5 ©2012 by Network Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. Permission to reprint or quote excerpts granted by written request only. Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles™ (USPS 000-636) is published 12 times a year (January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December) by Network Communications, Inc. 2305 Newpoint Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30043. Periodical postage paid at Lawrenceville, GA and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, PO Box 9002, Maple Shade, NJ 08052. 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A&S MARBLE asmarble.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 ARHAUS arhaus.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 ARTISAN CUSTOM CLOSETS artisancustomclosets.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 ATLANTA COMMUNITY FOOD BANK acfb.org. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 ATLANTA FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL atlfoodandwinefestival.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 AUTHENTEAK authenteak.com. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 BEE bee-atlanta.com. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 BOBBY BERK HOME bobbyberkhome.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 BOXWOODS GARDENS & GIFTS boxwoodsonline.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 CAMBRIA cambria.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 CIRCA LIGHTING circalighting.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 CRATE & BARREL crateandbarrel.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 DAVIO’S davios.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 DENIM & DIAMONDS GALA choa.org . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 DOMESTIC COMFORT domestic-comfort.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 DOVETAIL HOMES dovetailhomes.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 DOWNS SAFE & LOCK COMPANY downsatl.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 ENCORE AZALEA encoreazalea.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 ERIKA READE LTD. erikareade.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 FERGUSON ENTERPRISES INC. ferguson.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 FLOOR & DÉCOR OUTLETS flooranddecoroutlets.com. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 FOXGLOVE ANTIQUES & GALLERIES foxgloveantiques.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 GEORGIA POWER georgiapower.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 GRADE A CONTRACTORS GROUP, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 GRAMERCY FINE LINENS & FURNISHINGS shopgramercy.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 HOME FASHION INTERIORS homefasioncenter.com. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 HUFF HARRINGTON HOME huffharrington.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 INSPIRATIONS KITCHEN & BATH inspirationskb.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 INTERIOR PHILOSOPHY interiorphilosophy.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 JUNIOR LEAGUE OF ATLANTA jlatlanta.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 KOLO COLLECTION kolocollection.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 LEISURE TIME DECKS ltdecks.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 MADISON MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER mmcc-arts.org . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 MARCIA WEBER GARDENS TO LOVE gardenstolove.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 MIAMI CIRCLE miamicircleshops.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 MORGAN CREEK CABINETRY morgancreekcabinets.net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . INSIDE BACK COVER NOW & AGAIN nowandagain.net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 OLD EDWARDS INN & SPA oldedwardsinn.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BACK COVER OWEN LAWRENCE owenlawrence.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 PORCELANOSA porcelanosa-usa.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 REDEFINED HOME BOUTIQUE redefinedhomeboutique.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 ROOM & BOARD roomandboard.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 ROSWELL WOMANS CLUB roswellwomansclub.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 SCAPES scapesgroup.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 SEAN O’KEEFE EVENTS seanokeefeevents.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 SLOAN REPAIRS sloanrepair.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 SOVEREIGN sovereignbuckhead.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 SUBZERO subzero.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 SUITE SPOT suitespot.net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 THE BILTMORE biltmore.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 THE MERCANTILE blog.mercantileatlanta.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 THE RESIDENCES AT W ATLANTA - DOWNTOWN theresidencesaltantadowntown.com . . . . . . . . . . . . INSIDE FRONT COVER THERMADOR thermador.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 TRADITIONS IN TILE traditionsintile.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 TRUE SOURCE CABINETS truesourcecabinets.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 VINCENT LONGO CUSTOM HOMES vincentlongo.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 WATERFRONT ON LAKE OCONEE waterfrontonlakeoconee.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 WHITE PROVISION whiteprovision.com. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

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May DAYS

This year’s Atlanta Symphony Associates’ Decorators’ Show House & Gardens had me weak in the knees and downright giddy. This is not your mamma’s same ol’ showhouse—and you’ve got until Mother’s Day to see it before it closes! A team of more than two dozen designers have pulled out all the stops in transforming “Knollwood” into a showplace that rivals the best of the best, including Kips Bay and Pasadena. The Philip Shutze-designed sweetheart of a Georgian Revival on Paces Ferry is a masterpiece in its own right, but Atlanta’s top talent had my pulse pounding at the front door. I am sucker for a porte cochere, so Mary Palmer Dargan had me dead in my tracks at the entrance. I tried sketching details in my stilettos but soon realize the futility, so

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I clandestinely shot away on my iPhone. Why did I forget my iPad? This house requires a film crew. I was wrong in thinking that I could cover the entire house in my usual 15-minute race-walk. (When the Olympics open this summer, there should be a race in showhouse sprinting; I’d surely win the gold!) My Jimmy Choos that were comfy on the first floor were tossed in my bag as I switched to my C. Wonder ballet flats for the rest of the tour. I tried a spot of napping in Christy Dillard Kratzer and Heidi Pierce’s guest retreat—which they dubbed “worldly repose”—I think I caught some deep Zzzs before being awoken by the throngs pushing into my space. Designers James Farmer and Maggie Griffin’s butler’s pantry was my next resting spot, as I

was suffering from some serious mega-watt sensory overload after the sublime gentleman’s parlor. Jotting down a few more notes, I stumbled into the game room where I longed to relax as the crowd pushed me along. Could I not fake a fainting spell to get some rest in Courtney Giles Decker’s bedroom? Down the way at Stan Topol’s grand living room were plenty of comfy resting places from which I could sketch—er, steal— some of the legendary designer’s cool new twists on timeless design. Speaking of twisting, I think I sprained my neck ogling Kelly Hansen’s back staircase. After another respite in the tricked-out teen lounge—this is a big house!—I hoped my daughter Anabelle would turn up. In true teen-age defiance, she’s avoiding me on this tour. She’s still

worried that I may put her to work as a docent. She’d wailed earlier that I had no design decency, so we parted ways at Tish Miller’s zen-like ladies room. I do admit to some minor gasping and chest pains in Design Galleria’s kitchen, although scouring the cupboards didn’t turn up any smelling salts. Anabelle was having none of my kitchen-envy as she claims I’ve never actually set foot in a kitchen. By the time I reached Ed Castro’s garden and pool area I really, really needed a lounge chair of my very own. Although I had several bedrooms to choose from, I decided to hit the hay in B.D Jeffries’ gazebo. Anabelle can just join me in hide and seek; she can’t drive yet so we may as well just live out the rest of spring here at Knollwood. At least until May 13.

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