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calendar on my desk may claim that there are 31 days in December, but why does it invariably seem shorter? Every year, by the time I look up, the month has whizzed by—already more than half over—and I’ve yet to complete any holiday shopping, put up a tree or spend quality time with friends. This year I would promise to do better, but, frankly, I’m just going to see how it goes. After all, another holiday pressure is the last thing anyone needs. The best any of us can do is to take a slow, steady march through the month instead of running at a marathon-like stride. Whether you’re marching or traipsing, I hope you’ll take some time to stroll through this year’s Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Christmas House, held at The Mansion on Peachtree from November 26 through December 12. At any pace, have a memorable month and best wishes for a wonderful 2011.


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DAVID GOODROWE The ambitious Associate Dean, School of Design of SCAD Atlanta makes it his mantra to cultivate not-so-starving artists

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When it comes to shaping the future of design, (Goodrowe sees lifestyle design as the wave of the future). Although SCAD scores star power from the likes of the Savannah College of Art and Design is on the cutting edge, and David Goodrowe is holding the golden shears. Vogue editor André Leon Talley and has expanded its reach As he mentally prepares to head to Manhattan—where he’ll exponentially thanks to campuses in Hong Kong and cymeet with industry veterans to discuss trends in fashion, re- berspace, Goodrowe stays grounded—and focused—on a tail and technology—his students are scoring front-row local level, too. He singlehandedly initiated Atlanta Mayor seats in the school’s dining center, “The Hub,” to catch Kasim Reed’s Fashion Advisory Council, which coordiLouis Vuitton’s spring/summer collections streaming live nated the city’s efforts for the worldwide Fashion’s Night Out event in September. between classes. What he’s most psyched about now, though, is rolling As Associate Dean, School of Design of SCAD Atout the red carpet for fashion delanta, Goodrowe has time to signer Rachel Roy, who will mentor teach just one course: The Busistudents one-on-one throughout ness of Fashion. As the former the 2010-2011 school year thanks to president and owner of luxury SCAD Atlanta’s innovative Style womenswear line David RoLab program. It was the same prodriguez, he serves as an incompagram that last year brought about rable source for introducing one of Goodrowe’s proudest mostudents to cross-functional caments—a SCAD Atlanta valedictoreers in fashion, business and rian, Maken Imcha, shining through marketing. One can only imagine critiques by Venezuelan fashion dethat he instructs with Top Designer Angel Sanchez and getting sign- and Project Runway-like efhired on full-time in the process. fectiveness. It’s experiences like these that Goodrowe may have spent teach students the value of collabomore than 12 years staking his ration, of risks and rewards. And claim in New York City, but the speaking of risks, what’s the shape of Atlanta native has never underestimated the far reach of this Souththings to come? In 2011, Goodrowe predicts a transition from safe to exern city’s impeccable tastemakers, uberant, from comfort to emotion, from Suzanne Kasler (the nationwith an emphasis on strong shapes, ally acclaimed interior designer who’s met with much commercial GOODROWE PREDICTS THAT THE FASHIONS OF 2011 WILL BE INFLU- textures and colors as well as an inENCED BY STRONG SHAPES, TEXTURES AND COLORS, AS WELL AS THE success, most recently with Ballard INFLUX OF TECHNOLOGY. THIS GRAPHIC LOOK BY MAKEN IMCHA, ONE flux of technology into our homes and our wardrobes. Designs) to Christine Eisner OF HIS STAR FORMER PUPILS, IS A FITTING EXAMPLE.


A Day in the Life... 6:30 A.M. Rise. Read

from spiritual books, journal and meditate 7 A.M. Walk my French Bulldog, Buster, at Piedmont Park 8:30 A.M. Shower, get ready and rush to work (I’m always a little bit late or just on time!) 9 A.M. At office: answer e-mails and voicemails, and plan my day 10 A.M. Catch up on current events and industry news by reading the Wall Street Journal, WWD, Slate.com and my favorite blogs 11 A.M. Visit classrooms, review student projects 12 P.M. Lunch meeting with industry recruiter 1:30 P.M. Video conference call with Michael Fink, Dean of Fashion 2:30 P.M. Quick meeting with Fashion Chair and Program Coordinator 3 P.M. Quick meeting with Interior Design Chair 3:30 P.M. Remainder of afternoon: meet with students, work on reports, e-mails and phone calls. Every day is very different from the next! 6 P.M. Go home and walk Buster, then grab a bite to eat 7 P.M. Gym 8 P.M. Attend an industry event 10 P.M. At home: pop in an old movie and spend the rest of the night with my dog

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AT THE OFFICE…I always wear a

HISTORY, IT WOULD

jacket and tie, as we like to show students how to portray professionalism through attire.

BE…Leonardo da Vinci. IS…my mom. She is my men-

WEAR…outrageous colors and

patterns; think Paul Smith and Etro.

MY HOME REFLECTS…a place where creativity is not restricted by rules of design.

MY PERFECT LUNCH COMPANION

THE FIRST THING I SEE WHEN I

IS…anyone who has a good idea

WAKE UP IS…the sunrise over

and can hold my attention.

IF I COULD HAVE BEEN THE FASH-

Piedmont Park from one side and the Atlanta skyline from the other. MY SIGNATURE COLORS ARE…yellow and orange.

ION POLICE TODAY, I WOULD HAVE

MY FASHION OR DESIGN ICONS

BANNED…clothes that are too

ARE…Ian Schrager, Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan, Suzanne Kasler, Phoebe Howard and Christine Eisner for design. Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior for fashion.

displaced creativity.”

tight. MY SENSE OF STYLE IS BEST DESCRIBED AS…random and unex-

tor, my go-to person for advice on anything. MY FAVORITE WAY TO ENTERTAIN AT HOME IS…take-out from

Metrofresh or Whole Foods. Without the stress of cooking, I can truly enjoy my company.

Midcentury modern

WAYS TAKE GUESTS IS…through Piedmont Park and then to the Westside where we’ll grab a bite to eat at Abattoir or JCT Kitchen. Then, I take them to Staceage for inspirational fabrics and patterns.

FAVORITE DINNERWARE: I like to mix it up—Vitra flatware and Ben Morris Fashion Plates from Shop SCAD

THE PLACE I LOVE TO TRAVEL TO

FAVORITE MUSIC: Blues and jazz,

such as Nina Simone and Miles Davis—music from the soul Strong cheeses like gouda, blue cheese and parmesan FAVORITE ARTISTS: Locally, Tommy Moss; classic, Picasso and Monet

Hanalei’s Bay in Kauai and seeing the sea turtles as low tide hits.

THE ONE THING I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT IS…alone time to recharge

WHAT MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW

my batteries.

ABOUT ME IS…I love colored an-

MY GREATEST EXTRAVAGANCE

MY FAVORITE MUSEUM IS…the Guggenheim in New York. I’m really looking forward to “The Great Upheaval” exhibition in February.

tique glass and I am passionate about animals. EVERY HOME NEEDS…pets, a place for serenity and a really big chandelier. THE CAR I DRIVE IS…“Sunny,” my

IS…watching the sunset over

IS…my Louis Vuitton valise. It’s

an iconic piece that I’ll have forever to take me on all of life’s adventures. And lots of shoes, so I look great in the process.

IF I COULD HAVE BEEN ANYONE IN

FAVORITE FURNITURE STYLE:

THE ONE PLACE IN ATLANTA I AL-

MOST IS…Hawaii. I visit with my brother and his family, fly into the island of Kauai and take in the beautiful scenery.

pected. MY IDEA OF PURE BLISS

MY FAVORITE THINGS FAVORITE TABLE LINENS: Burlap to the floor with a colorful dupioni silk that I change out every season; it’s rustic and elegant

FAVORITE ARCHITECTURAL STYLE:

Art Deco FAVORITE FLOWER: Sunflower

FAVORITE ARTISANAL FOOD:

yellow Volkswagen Beetle. MY PROUDEST PROFESSIONAL MO-

I GET MY BEST INSPIRATION

MENT CAME WHEN…I became

FROM…connections with peo-

MY FAVORITE PLACES TO SHOP

Associate Dean, School of Design of SCAD Atlanta. MY GUILTIEST PLEASURE IS…red velvet cake from A Piece of Cake in Buckhead.

ARE…Jeffrey, Bill Hallman Stu-

THE ITEMS I WON’T LEAVE HOME

dio, Drew Lewis, Fab’rik, Kai Lin Art, Environment and Verde Home.

WITHOUT ARE…great shoes and a

MY DESIGN AESTHETIC IS BEST DE-

IS…invitation-only.

SCRIBED AS…individualized ex-

DESIGN IN THE SOUTHEAST IS…the

pressions: modern pop meets

best-kept secret.

ple, especially my incredibly talented students. And nature, of course.

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sense of peace. FASHION IN THE SOUTHEAST

PIEDMONT PARK IMAGE: PIEDMONT PARK CONSERVANCY. FAB’RIK IMAGE: PGP IMAGES INC., PHILIP GROSSMAN.

traditional.

GIVEN IS…“Fear is nothing but

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THE PERSON I LOOK UP TO MOST

WHEN I’M NOT WORKING, I

THE BEST ADVICE I’VE EVER BEEN

left Seeing the sun rise over Piedmont Park is a cherished first moment in David Goodrowe’s day. below The Midtown flagship location of the Atlantabased Fab’rik boutique, which carries both women’s and men’s fashions, is one of his favorite places to shop for unique clothing and accessories.


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Be MERRY Vibrant red accents add instant energy to interior spaces at any time of year, but are a particularly marvelous way to salute a festive holiday season

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Closely tied with wealth and power for centuries, th e “red” of th e Old World was actually a dirty orange; it wasn’t u ntil th e N ew World was conqu ered that red pigm ent—as we know it today —becam e a vailable, as a result of disco vering an indigenous insect, th e coch ineal. Its valu e was surpassed only by silver and gold and, with out it, even Rembrandt’s masterworks would not ha ve been th e sam e.

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SAINT LOUIS CRYSTAL APOLLO RED HOCK WINE GLASS, $525 EACH. AVAILABLE AT OWENLAWRENCE, 1200 HOWELL MILL RD. NW, ATLANTA 30318. (404) 8697360; OWENLAWRENCE.COM

“BOBBLE” ON-THE-GO WATER FILTRATION BOTTLE BY DESIGNER KARIM RASHID IN RED, $9.99. AVAILABLE AT COOK’S WAREHOUSE, 1544 PIEDMONT RD. NE, SUITE 403-R, ATLANTA 30324. (404) 815-4993; COOKSWAREHOUSE.COM

BOOKBOOK HARD-BACK LEATHER CASE FOR IPAD IN VIBRANT RED, $69.99. AVAILABLE THROUGH TWELVESOUTH.COM AS WELL AS RETAIL LOCATIONS LISTED ON THE WEBSITE

BIRCH VENEER MING CONSOLE IN ROUGE, $870. AVAILABLE AT MITCHELL GOLD + BOB WILLIAMS, 3081 PEACHTREE RD. NE, ATLANTA 30305. (404) 869-1770; MGBWATLANTA.COM

DRANSFIELD & ROSS EMBELLISHED POINSETTIA COCKTAIL NAPKINS IN NATURAL, $124 FOR A SET OF FOUR. AVAILABLE AT GRAMERCY FINE LINENS & FURNISHINGS, 2351 PEACHTREE RD. NE, SUITE A, ATLANTA 30305. (404) 846-9244; SHOPGRAMERCY.COM

HAND-KNITTED COTTON POUF IN BLOOD ORANGE, $79.95. AVAILABLE AT CB2, 1080 PEACHTREE ST. NE, ATLANTA 30309. (404) 8943763; CB2.COM

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STOCKTON WOOD-AND-METAL 12-LIGHT CHANDELIER IN RED, $855. AVAILABLE AT BOXWOODS GARDENS & GIFTS, 100 EAST ANDREWS DR. NW, ATLANTA 30305. (404) 233-3400; BOXWOODSONLINE.COM

COUP D’ETAT REGENCY-STYLE SOFA UPHOLSTERED IN POMEGRANATE-COLORED VELVET, $11,250 MSRP. AVAILABLE TO THE TRADE ONLY THROUGH R. HUGHES, WHITE PROVISION, 1170 HOWELL MILL RD. NW, SUITE 315, ATLANTA 30318. (404) 607-8877; R-HUGHES.COM

“ZEBRAS” FOLDING UMBRELLA IN MASAI RED, $95. AVAILABLE AT SCALAMANDRÉ, ADAC, 351 PEACHTREE HILLS AVE. NE, SUITE 407, ATLANTA 30305. (404) 261-3430; SCALAMANDRE.COM

VINTAGE BRONZE-ANDRED GLASS VITRINE CABINET, $3,450. AVAILABLE AT PARC MONCEAU ANTIQUES, LTD., 425 PEACHTREE HILLS AVE. NE, SUITE 15, ATLANTA 30305. (404) 467-8107; PARCMONCEAUATL.COM

GOOSENECK INDOOR/OUTDOOR BARN LAMP IN RED, $285. AVAILABLE AT DESIGN WITHIN REACH, 2451 PEACHTREE RD. NE, ATLANTA 30305. (404) 841-2471; DWR.COM

ACRYLIC FELT CREWEL INDOOR/OUTDOOR RUG IN RED, $59-$649. AVAILABLE THROUGH BALLARD DESIGNS. (800) 536-7551; BALLARDDESIGNS.COM

POWDER-COATED STEEL-ANDLACQUER WALKER DINING TABLE IN CHERRY, $999. AVAILABLE AT CRATE & BARREL, 3393 PEACHTREE RD. NE, ATLANTA 30326. (404) 239-0008; CRATEANDBARREL.COM

VINTAGE PHOENIX RISING CHAIR UPHOLSTERED IN TONY DUQUETTE FOR JIM THOMPSON “FIREWORKS” RED SILK. TWO AVAILABLE FOR $2,500 EACH. AVAILABLE AT BELVEDERE, 721 MIAMI CIR. NE, SUITE 105. ATLANTA 30324. (404) 3521942; BELVEDEREINC.COM

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WRITTEN BY

HEATHER J. PAPER

Wining and Dining in ST. CROIX An annual cook-off in an exotic locale draws celebrity chefs from across the U.S., including one Atlantan

If there’s anything better than enjoying good food and fine wine, it’s enjoying good food and fine wine in the tropical locale of St. Croix. Named one of the Ten Best International Food and Wine Festivals by Forbes Traveler, the St. Croix Food & Wine Experience showcases the diverse cuisine available on the Caribbean island during a week-long event that includes gourmet dinners, wine seminars and auctions—even a culinary competition, A Taste of St. Croix. The annual cook-off benefits the St. Croix Foundation (stxfoundation.org), a non-profit foundation that administers a number of local programs. And the competition is fierce. Last year’s event saw more than 50 local chefs go head-to-head, preparing their specialties for more than 1,500 attendees and celebrity chef judges that included Atlanta’s own Kevin Rathbun of Rathbun’s, Krog Bar and

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Kevin Rathbun Steak. And Rathbun will be a returnee at the 2011 event, set for April 10-16. He’ll be joined by fellow returnees Tim Love, chef/owner of The Lonesome Dove Western Bistro and The Love Shack in Ft. Worth and Iron Chef America contender/restaurant owner Robert Treviño of Puerto Rico as well as New York’s Anita Lo and Boston’s Ana Sortun. Additionally, the celebrity chefs will hold cooking demonstrations and put on widely acclaimed Cork & Fork dinners, where they are paired with top wine experts in some of the island’s most breathtaking—and often historic—homes. Plus, select guest chefs will participate in the popular Iron Chef vs. Island Chef competition. All this on the white sand beaches of St. Croix. For foodies and oenophiles alike, it’s paradise in its truest form. For more information, visit stcroixfoodandwine.com.

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GALLERY

SHOWS  Acclaimed artist Marcus

Kenney returns to Marcia Wood Gallery for a solo exhibition of his finest sculptures and paintings in “No Ideas but in Things.” His distinctive style frequently uses images of children to produce reflective, layered pieces that trigger provoking discourse. His work, featured in museums and galleries nationwide, is often ironic, often jarring and always engaging. Through 1/1. (404) 827-0030; marciawoodgallery.com

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 A self-proclaimed story-

teller and theater enthusiast, Kirsten Stingles brings the narrative of shared human experience to life in her first solo show at The Signature Shop & Gallery. A natural extension of Stingles’ stagecraft, her ceramic figures express the full

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complexity of the human experience and explore the peculiarities of human form and psyche. Also featured this month, sculptors Tom Hill and Judith Hoyt display three-dimensional manipulations of wood and metal, which exhibit the boundaries of motion and balance of sanity. 12/3-1/8; opening reception 12/3, 6-9 p.m. (404) 237-4426; thesignatureshop.com  Bold patterns and bright

colors greet holiday shoppers in Marietta Square this season. Trimming the tree at dk Gallery are small original works featuring the intricate glass-blown ornaments and designs of Tadashi Torii, the encaustic works of Helen DeRamus and the equestrian, cityscape and still life images of abstract painter Susan Easton Burns. Through 1/1. (770) 427-5377; dkgallery.us  Whitespace, its historic

building alone a showpiece of craftsmanship and nos-

talgia, presents “The December Show,” featuring a wide variety of styles from artists such as Sarah Emerson, Ann-Marie Manker, Beth Marcum, Michele Schuff, Whitney Stansell and Tommy Taylor. Many of these pieces display a natural, whimsical beauty that frequently belies a deeper turmoil or violence. The atmosphere and configuration of the gallery are the perfect complements to these artists’ imaginative works, creating a unique viewing experience that draws visitors to ponder the distinct emotions surrounding each work. 12/31/1. (404) 688-1892; whitespace814.com  Emily Amy Gallery, in

conjunction with Get This! Gallery, offers Atlanta art lovers an opportunity to see the creative origami work of Arkansas native Nate Moore. The exhibit will feature both traditional pieces and large-scale installations. In reclaiming discarded papers, books and magazines—individually meaningless but together quite exquisite—Moore ex-

presses the need to bring order and precision out of randomness and uncertainty. 12/10-1/29. (404) 8775626; emilyamygallery.com  TEW Galleries hosts its

second Art & Jewelry Opening, offering a selection of contemporary pieces for purchase by designers Rebecca Myers, Kathy Davis and LiaungChang Yen. Yen’s exclusive collection blends intricate delicacy and bold structure. She embraces elegant forms inspired by the still beauty of nature. Her pieces are on display 12/2-12/4. Additionally, Southern surrealist painter Charles Keiger introduces visitors to his unconventional, often humorous world while French painter Claude Bauret Allard uses pastels to explore the dramatic nuances of light and landscapes. 12/2-1/8. (404) 869-0511; tewgalleries.com  At SCAD Atlanta’s

Gallery Trois, renowned “paperworks” artist Andreas Kocks displays “The Perfect Splash,” his intricate cut-paper installation of

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watercolors and two-dimensional studies. The manner of the works’ arrangement imparts the visual effect of paint splashes upon the wall, the artist’s deliberate attempt to examine a variety of energies on both a grand and intimate scale. The traveling exhibition, which debuted in Lacoste, France, is on view in Atlanta 12/172/25. Alison Elizabeth Taylor’s charged depictions of Western landscapes using wood veneer inlay are on display in the ACA Gallery of SCAD through 12/30. (404) 253-3141; scadexhibitions.com  Continuing this month at

Bill Lowe Gallery, artist Michael David and filmmaker Scott Browning share their collaborative vision in “Post-Mammalian Tension.” Manipulated film stills are overlaid with wax, creating a haunting, shadowed effect. Also featured, Spanish painter Lita Cabellut examines the balance of madness and reason in her exploratory interpretation of Don Quixote. Each oil and plaster creation probes the depths of soul visible in the subtle lines of a face. Through 1/15. (404) 352-8114; lowegallery.com  More than 30 European

artists contribute to the extensive collection at DE Fine Art. The varied artistic styles and themes throughout the gallery are sure to delight loyal patrons and newcomers alike in this

season’s small works show, “Tiny Treasures.” Ranging from classic to contemporary, this exhibition provides holiday shoppers with a unique opportunity to purchase some of the most distinguished examples of modern European painting, drawing and sculpture available in the South. 12/112/18. (770) 300-9733; defineartgallery.com  David Gallery showcases

two original paintings by famous Atlanta-based artist Steve Penley. Penley, whose distinct style exists in stark contrast to what he considers more negative postmodern aesthetics, believes in art that is approachable, and that speaks realistically to the general public while reflecting the values of a generation. Attempting to reinstate artistic objectivity, Penley prefers subjects such as historical figures that remind Americans of a shared foundation. Through 12/31. (404) 841-5500; davidgalleryfineart.com

MUSEUMS  Three popular exhibitions

continue at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center this month. A film installation by the celebrated Laura Poitras combines images of Ground Zero from September 2001 with audio from the New York Yankees’ triumph in the World Series weeks later, unwrapping the

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depths of American loss and return to innocence. Canadian sculptor Mia Feuer presents a site-specific installation; “The Bridge” is a fanciful display that spans the length of the main gallery. Also featured, photographers Steve Aishman and Jaimie Warren offer lighthearted impressions of popular culture, both personal and absurd. Through 12/12. (404) 688-1970; thecontemporary.org  The Museum of Contem-

porary Art of Georgia invites Atlantans to discover emerging artists from around the state. Featuring the work of Jennifer Onofrio Fornes, Stefanie Jackson, Marcus Kenney, Kwan Young Lee and Philip Morsberger, the exhibit reveals the diversity of Southern art. Additionally, artist collective John Q (Wesley Chenault, Andy Ditzler and Joey Orr) reexamines studies in queer history, memory and space in the continuing exhibit “Discursive Documents: Performing the Catalogue.” Through 1/8. (404) 367-8700; mocaga.org

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offers lectures on two continuing exhibitions this month. Presenters from the National Galleries of Scotland and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art provide an insightful look at masterpieces from the Venetian Renaissance, the museum’s riveting exhibition of works by Titian and his contemporaries. Also this month, the first exhibition to focus exclusively on Salvador Dalí’s late work is the impetus for a thoughtful presentation from Michael R. Taylor of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Taylor discusses the controversy surrounding Dalí’s fusion of atomic-age physics and Catholic doctrine, which he termed “Nuclear Mysticism.” 12/4 & 12/9. The High also showcases a collection of some 75 vintage gelatin silver prints by preeminent Depression-era photographer Peter Sekaer. These rare works, many of which were not on public view prior to the exhibit, chronicle American concerns and culture from 1935 through 1945. Through 1/9. (404) 733-4469; high.org 15


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This root vegetable—sweeter and lighter in color than its cousin, the carrot—is often described as a cross between the latter and the potato. Parsnips taste best if allowed to remain in the ground until after the first frost, when their starches are swiftly converted to sugars, rendering this veggie unexpectedly sweet. In fact, parsnips were once used as a sweetener, which explains why they are so often caramelized in recipes. Just as frequently stewed, fried, roasted or boiled, parsnips have a nutty flavor and a celery-like fragrance that make them a favorite winter addition to a number of local dishes.

>> THE IBERIAN PIG OFFERS A GRILLED PORK TENDERLOIN ACCENTED BY SPICED WALNUTS, PIQUILLO PEPPERS, CRISPY SHALLOTS AND A CHERRY-RIOJA REDUCTION, ALL UPON A BED OF CARAMELIZED PARSNIP PURÉE. 121 SYCAMORE ST., DECATUR 30030. (404) 371-8800; IBERIANPIGATL.COM >> DOGWOOD RESTAURANT WHIPS UP A BRIGHT AND CREAMY PARSNIP SOUP FEATURING DICED

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>> HARRY’S WHOLE FOODS MARKET IN ALPHARETTA HOSTS GENA KNOX FOR A SPECIAL SALUD! COOKING SCHOOL CLASS, WHERE THE CELEBRATED CHEF WILL PREPARE RECIPES FROM HER NEWEST COOKBOOK, SOUTHERN MY WAY. THE LINEUP FEATURES SEVERAL OF KNOX’S FRESH AND FLAVORFUL CREATIONS, FROM MANCHEGO-STUFFED DATES AND ORANGE-AVOCADO SALAD WITH POPPYSEED DRESSING TO A SHRIMP-ANDAVOCADO BAKE WITH CREAMY STONE GROUND GRITS AND SWEET MILK FLIPS FOR DESSERT. COPIES OF SOUTHERN MY WAY WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. 12/14, 6:30-8:30 P.M. $39. RESERVATIONS ARE LIMITED TO 24; CALL (770) 4423354 OR VISIT WHOLEFOODSMARKET.COM/ALPHARETTA TO REGISTER. 1180 UPPER HEMBREE RD., ROSWELL 30076. GENAKNOX.COM >> INSPIRED BY THE WINES OF EASTERN EUROPE, CELEBRITY CHEF KEVIN

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CAFE AT PHARR RECENTLY BOOSTED ITS RESTAURANT PORTFOLIO FROM THREE LOCATIONS TO FOUR, MOVING ITS BUCKHEAD FLAGSHIP TO AN EXPANDED SPACE AT 3145 PEACHTREE ROAD AND OPENING A BRAND NEW EATERY IN BROOKHAVEN. THE CAFE ALSO ANNOUNCED A NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH YUMBII MOBILE FOOD TRUCKS, WHICH WILL ADD CAFE AT PHARR’S CHICKEN SALADS, FRESH BREADS, SALADS AND YOGURT ROLLS TO THEIR REPERTOIRE, FOLLOWING THE VENTURE WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CAFE’S VERY OWN FOOD TRUCKS IN EARLY 2011. 3145 PEACHTREE RD. NW, ATLANTA 30305. (404) 238-9288; CAFEATPHARR.COM

PAPPY VAN WINKLE 12 BOURBON, IT MAKES FOR A LIGHT BUT INFINITELY MEMORABLE SEASONAL TREAT. 1027-29 EDGEWOOD AVE. NE, ATLANTA 30307. (404) 577-4358; SHAUNSRESTAURANT.COM

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PANCY; RESERVATIONS ARE LIMITED TO 12 AND MUST BE PLACED BY 1/15. (404) 467-0980; TRAVELBYDESIGNINC.COM; WOODFIREGRILL.COM

GILLESPIE WILL LEAD A PASSIONATE GROUP OF FOODIES ON A WEEKLONG CULINARY TOUR OF AUSTRIA, PLUS ONE DAY IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. GUESTS OF THIS INTIMATE AND EDUCATIONAL EXCURSION, HOSTED BY ATLANTA-BASED TRAVEL BY DESIGN, WILL ENJOY A HANDS-ON COOKING CLASS AT VIENNA’S HISTORIC SCHÖNBRUNN PALACE, DINE AT BOTH TRADITIONAL AND MICHELIN-STARRED ESTABLISHMENTS, TAKE PRIVATE TOURS OF NEARBY WINERIES AND EXPLORE THE AREA’S UNIQUE COFFEE HOUSE AND HEURINGER CULTURE. 3/24-3/31. $4,900 PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCU-

>> ALREADY A MAJOR TREND IN CUISINE CAPITALS SAN FRANCISCO, NEW YORK AND MIAMI, DINING IN THE DARK TAKES A BOLD APPROACH TO THE TASTING EXPERIENCE BY REMOVING THE SENSE OF SIGHT, THEREBY ENHANCING ALL OTHERS. NOW, DINING IN THE DARK—A NEW MONTHLY DINNER SERIES HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH ATLANTIC STATION’S “DIALOGUE IN THE DARK” EXHIBITION— ALLOWS ATLANTA PATRONS TO SAVOR A FOUR-COURSE MEAL IN TOTAL DARKNESS PREPARED BY ONE OF THE CITY’S LEADING CHEFS, THE FIRST OF WHICH IS ARIA’S GERRY KLASKALA. 12/9. $95 PER PERSON; $170 PER COUPLE; RESERVATIONS ARE LIMITED TO 16. 265 18TH ST., 2ND FLOOR, ATLANTA 30363. (866) 866-8265; DIALOGUETICKETS.COM

AT CACAO, INMAN PARK’S PREMIER BEANTO-BAR SWEETS BOUTIQUE, CHOCOLATIER KRISTEN HARD RECENTLY DEBUTED A DELECTABLE NEW LINE OF ARTISAN TRUFFLES. CONCOCTED IN-HOUSE FROM LOCALLY SOURCED ORGANIC INGREDIENTS, THE INVENTIVE YET FAMILIAR FLAVORS INCLUDE MINT JULEP, MAPLE PECAN, LEMON CURD AND COFFEE CARDAMOM. 312 N. HIGHLAND AVE., SUITE C, ATLANTA 30307. (404) 221-9090; CACAOATLANTA.COM STAR ATLANTA CHEF RICHARD BLAIS, MASTERMIND BEHIND FLIP BURGER BOUTIQUE AND FREQUENT HEADLINER OF CABLE’S COMPETITIVE COOKING PROGRAMS, WILL JOIN THE SCIENCE CHANNEL FOR A NEW TV SHOW SPOTLIGHTING THE SCIENCE OF COOKING. BLAISIN’ WILL PUT A MODERN SPIN ON CLASSIC AMERICAN DISHES BY CONSIDERING THE MOLECULAR PROPERTIES INHERENT TO EACH OF THEIR INGREDIENTS. SCIENCE.DISCOVERY.COM; RICHARDBLAIS.NET

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Table of Contents GENERAL INFO ..........................................................................................6 TICKET OUTLETS .........................................................................................7 DIRECTIONS .................................................................................................8 COMMITTEE ...............................................................................................10 ACCOMODATIONS ...............................................................................11 CHAMPAGNE AND CANDLELIGHT TOUR ...............................12 SEMINARS .............................................................................................16-17 TABLETOPS ............................................................................................18-19 ABOUT THE ALLIANCE CHILDREN’S THEATRE ......................22 ABOUT THE MANSION ON PEACHTREE ................................24 JOHN OETGEN MODEL RESIDENCE ..........................................26 BOXWOODS HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE .............................................26

41 SOUTH FLOOR PLAN ..............................................................................................28 BEDROOM Carter Kay and Nancy Hooff .......................................30 BEDROOM Kathryn Leach....................................................................30 LIVING/DINING ROOM Susan Ferrier .........................................32 DEN William Peace ...................................................................................32 TERRACE Bill Hudgins ............................................................................34 KITCHEN Michael Bell ............................................................................34 MASTER BEDROOM Mark Williams and Niki Papadopolous...36 MASTER BATHROOM Barbara Howard.........................................36 MASTER CLOSETS Peggy Snider........................................................38

41 NORTH FLOOR PLAN .............................................................................................40 LIVING ROOM Phoebe Howard ........................................................42 RETREAT Amy D. Morris.........................................................................42 DINING ROOM Beth Webb ...............................................................44 KITCHEN Jeffrey A. Reed.......................................................................44 BREAKFAST ROOM Tish Mills ..........................................................46 STUDY & TERRACE .................................................................................48

Hutton Wilkinson of Tony Duquette with Stephen Boyd Bill Hudgins of Lush Life Home & Garden created this striking tableau on the loggia of last year's Christmas House. COVER IMAGE BY ERICA GEORGE DINES

MASTER BEDROOM Liz Williams and Bowdre George...........50 MASTER BATHROOM Capella Kincheloe......................................50 DESIGNER BIOS ................................................................................54-59

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General Information The 2010 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Christmas House, a benefit for the Alliance Theatre, will comprise two elegant residences on the 41st floor of The Mansion on Peachtree, a Rosewood Hotel & Residence. The Mansion on Peachtree residences feature lavish amenities including spa services at 29 Spa by Lydia Mondavi and a true culinary experience at Craft Atlanta, one of the restaurants of Chef Tom Colicchio, a James Beard Award winner. The Christmas House will be open to the public for tours Thursday through Sunday, beginning Friday, November 26, and will close December 12. Traditional highlights of the annual Christmas House include the Boxwoods Gardens & Gifts Holiday Boutique, the Holiday Tabletop display, Product Showcase and ongoing programs and seminars. A Champagne and Candlelight Reception will be held Thursday, December 2, 7-10 p.m.

LOCATION

PARKING

The Mansion on Peachtree, a Rosewood Hotel & Residence 3376 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30326

The Mansion is located on the corner of Peachtree and Stratford Roads. Use the RESIDENCE ENTRANCE on Stratford Road. Valet parking will be available, but there is absolutely NO SELF PARKING on site. The Mansion is 1/2 block from the MARTA Buckhead station

DATES

Opens Friday, November 26 Closes Sunday, December 12

CHRISTMAS HOUSE ADMISSION HOURS

Advance tickets: $18 each Tickets at the door: $20 each Groups of 10 or more: $15 each Children 12 and under are admitted free

Thursdays and Fridays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturdays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sundays 1 - 5 p.m. Closed Monday through Wednesday

Advance tickets available at AtlantaChristmasHouse.com or at any of the ticket outlets listed on the following page

Sponsors PRESENTING SPONSOR

GOLD SPONSORS

SILVER SPONSORS

ATLANTA DECORATIVE ARTS CENTER ASID GEORGIA CHAPTER BENJAMIN MOORE PAINTS PHIPPS PLAZA TRADITION TREES

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Ticket Outlets ATLANTA WOODRUFF ARTS CENTER BOX OFFICE 1280 Peachtree St. HILL STREET WAREHOUSE 1345 Collier Rd. INTERIORS MARKET 55 Bennett St. THE SAVVY SNOOT 1187 Howell Mill Rd. STANTON HOME FURNISHINGS 1194 Huff Rd. NW TENNILLE & CO. 3193 Roswell Rd.

MATTHEWS FURNITURE GALLERIES 1240 West Paces Ferry Rd. NW RENAISSANCE TILE & BATH 349 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE ELEGANT ADDITIONS 674 Miami Cir. NE CIRCA LIGHTING 22 East Andrews Dr. NW SCOUT FOR THE HOME 18 East Andrews Dr. NW BD JEFFRIES 3736 Roswell Rd., Suite B

A&S MARBLE AND GRANITE IMPORTS 1395 Chattahoochee Ave.

NORCROSS/DULUTH PROSOURCE 3000 Miller Ct. West

GUY GUNTER & ASSOCIATES 1620 Southland Cir.

OUTRAGEOUS INTERIORS 3455 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.

ALPHARETTA DIANE JOHNSON INTERIORS 3005 Old Alabama Rd. OUTRAGEOUS INTERIORS 14155 Highway 9 INSPIRATIONS KITCHEN & BATH 1250 Alpha Dr. BROOKHAVEN HASTINGS NATURE & GARDEN CENTER 3920 Peachtree Rd. NE BUCKHEAD GLYN WEAKLEY LIMITED 3489 Northside Pkwy. BEE 26 East Andrews Dr. LUSH LIFE HOME & GARDEN 146 East Andrews Dr. BOXWOODS GARDENS & GIFTS 100 East Andrews Dr. NOW & AGAIN 56 East Andrews Dr. FOXGLOVES ANTIQUES 699 Miami Cir. PIERRE DEUX 721 Miami Cir. NE, Suite 107 ERIKA READE, LTD. 3732 Roswell Rd.

PINE & WHIMSEY 9700 Medlock Bridge Rd., Suite 114 MARMI NATURAL STONE 5433 Goshen Springs Rd. DUNWOODY DAVID LONG INTERIORS 1414 Dunwoody Village CALICO CORNERS 1317 Dunwoody Village ARTICHOKE DESIGNS 2482 Jett Ferry Rd., Suite 680 KENNESAW OUTRAGEOUS INTERIORS 702 Home Center Dr. LAWRENCEVILLE LEVANTINA 2499 Newpoint Pkwy., Suite 300 MARIETTA C’EST MOI 1100 Johnson Ferry Rd, Suite 325 ROSWELL THE CHANDLERY 950 Canton St. SANDY SPRINGS THE SCARLET TASSEL 6235 A Roswell Rd.

THE MANSION ON PEACHTREE 3376 Peachtree Rd. NE

VININGS THE SHOPPE OF VININGS 3244 Cobb Pkwy.

CALICO CORNERS 4256 Roswell Rd.

TENNILLE & CO. 2850 Paces Ferry Rd., Suite 460

GRAMERCY FINE LINENS & FURNISHINGS 2351 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite A

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Directions HEADING NORTH ON I-75, I-85 OR 1-20 EAST OR WEST

Take I-75/I-85, as they merge downtown. When they split, take I85 North to Exit 29, which is GA 400. Take GA 400 to Exit 2 (Lenox Road). Turn RIGHT. Stay in right hand lane. At 2nd light turn RIGHT onto Peachtree Road. Pass The Mansion on Peachtree site on right then turn RIGHT onto Stratford Road. The Residence entrance is down the small hill on the right, PAST the hotel motor court.

HEADING SOUTH ON GA 400

Take Exit 2 (Lenox Road/Buckhead). Turn LEFT onto Lenox Road. Stay in Right hand lane. At 2nd light turn RIGHT onto Peachtree Road. Pass The Mansion on Peachtree site on right then turn RIGHT onto Stratford Road. The Residence entrance is down the small hill on the right, PAST the hotel motor court.

FROM HARTSFIELD-JACKSON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Take I-85 North which merges with I-75 North downtown. When they split, take I-85 North to Exit 29, which is GA 400. Take GA 400 to Exit 2 (Lenox Road). Turn Right at the end of the ramp. Go to the 2nd light and turn RIGHT onto Peachtree Road. Pass The Mansion on Peachtree site on right then turn RIGHT onto Stratford Road. The Residence entrance is down the small hill on the right, PAST the hotel motor court.

HEADING SOUTH ON I-85

Take Exit 30 (Lenox Road). Turn RIGHT onto Lenox Road. Go 2 miles and turn LEFT on Peachtree Rd. Pass The Mansion on Peachtree on right then turn RIGHT onto Stratford Road. The Residence entrance is down the small hill on the right, PAST the hotel motor court.

HEADING SOUTH ON I-75

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Take Exit 107 (West Paces Ferry Rd). Turn LEFT onto West Paces Ferry Road. Continue 3 miles, cross over Peachtree to Piedmont Road and turn LEFT. Continue to Peachtree Road and turn RIGHT. Pass The Mansion on Peachtree site on right then turn RIGHT onto Stratford Road. The Residence entrance is down the small hill on the right, PAST the hotel motor court.

opening reception oct 7 from 6:30 to 8:30

Austin Hill Art 1831 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta | (404) 351-1737 www.AustinHillArt.com

Questions?

Visit AtlantaChristmasHouse.com or call the Christmas House Hotline (404) 733-4620

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The same company brings you FireMagic Grills. These are made in the U.S.A. and offer best-of-market performance & quality.

AVAILABLE AT THESE OUTDOOR LIVING SPECIALISTS ALPHARETTA

COVINGTON

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The Mad Hatter Fireplace, Grill and Outdoor Living 5220 Atlanta Highway 770-336-4565 www.madhatterservices.com

Fieldstone Center, Inc. 10575 Old Atlanta Highway 770-385-7708 www.fieldstonecenter.com

Metro House of Fire 535 Cobb Parkway North 770.428.2825 www.metrohouseoffire.com

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METRO ATLANTA

Peachtree Comfort Gallery 160 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. 770.449.3692 www.peachtreecomfortgallery.com

South Atlanta Leisure 100 Kathi Ave. 770.719.1802 www.southatlantaleisure.com

Complete Outdoor Rooms 404.558.5957 www.completeoutdoorrooms.com


Committee

DEBBIE SWANN

JULIE GREER

Tickets

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MARY REYNOLDS

RENA HARRIS

Publicity

Volunteers

Patrons ANGEL SPONSORS

STEVE CHADDICK VICKI PALEFSKY DAN REARDON PATRON SPONSORS

antique malayer carpet ~ persia circa 1900 measuring 11’5” x 17’

345 peachtree hills avenue ~ suite 300 • atlanta, ga 30305 404.467.4044 tel • 404.467.4844 fax www.sullivanfinerugs.com ~ info@sullivanfinerugs.com (located next to ADAC West in the South of Market building)

FRANK CHEW PHILIPPA ELLIS HOWARD FEINSAND ROSTHEMA KASTIN CYNTHIA MALOY HAYS MERSHON

Questions?

Visit AtlantaChristmasHouse.com or call the Christmas House Hotline (404) 733-4620


Accommodations THE MANSION ON PEACHTREE

The Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Christmas House Package allows guests to experience the luxuries of life at The Mansion on Peachtree including the exclusive 29 Spa by Lydia Mondavi as well as Tom Colicchio’s Craft Atlanta and Craftbar Atlanta. ENJOY: Luxurious accommodations for one night Two tickets to the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Christmas House $100 hotel credit Overnight valet parking Valid November 26-December 12, 2010. $479 for weekdays and $339 for weekends; subject to availability Visit AtlantaChristmasHouse.com to order the package.

A GIFT FROM CRAFT ATLANTA AND CRAFTBAR

Present your Christmas House ticket for a special gift from Craft Atlanta and Craftbar Atlanta. Located in a free-standing building adjacent to The Mansion on Peachtree, Tom Colicchio’s Craft Atlanta and Craftbar Atlanta offer an array of dining options ideal to begin or complete the Christmas House experience.

Craftbar Atlanta offers casual lunch Monday through Friday, comforting brunch items on Saturday and Sunday and nightly dinner service, as well as a 5-6-7 menu of $6 bites and cocktails available between 5 and 7 p.m. Upstairs, the family-style Craft Atlanta offers a seasonally changing, threecourse Market Menu for $45 per person in addition to its regular dinner menu available nightly, which is also ideal for an intimate dinner after enjoying the Christmas House. From November 26 through December 12, Christmas House patrons can present their tickets at either location for a special gift from the restaurants. For reservations and menu information, please call (404) 995-7580.

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Escape to the Valley

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and iStar Financial Inc. and The Alliance Theatre invite you to join us at the

Champagne and Candlelight Tour SPONSOR & PATRON PARTY AND DESIGNER RECEPTION

Thursday, December 2, 2010, 7-10 p.m. THE MANSION ON PEACHTREE 3376 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30326

Experience 29 Spa at The Mansion on Peachtree in the heart of Buckhead and delight in the beauty and tranquility reminiscent of Napa Valley.

Cocktail Attire • $150 per person Your check is your reservation, or buy tickets at

AtlantaChristmasHouse.com

Make checks payable to the AH&L Christmas House Mail to: AH&L, 1100 Johnson Ferry Rd. NE, Suite 595, Atlanta, GA 30342 by November 26, 2010 Valet parking is available at the Residence entrance on Stratford Road PRESENTING SPONSOR

GOLD SPONSORS Jim Ellis Porche B98.5 FM

GIVE THE GIFT OF RELAXATION WITH A 29 SPA GIFT CARD Purchase a 29 Spa gift card November 1 through December 31, and earn a 25% reward certificate. To purchase your 29 Spa gift card, please contact the Spa Concierge at 404.995.7529 Enjoy convenient curbside delivery within the Buckhead area. *Reward certificate valid through September 30, 2011. Offer not valid on spa series packages.

The Mansion on Peachtree A Rosewood Hotel & Residence 3376 Peachtree Road • Atlanta, Georgia 30326 Telephone 404.995.7500 • Facsimile 404.995.7502 mansiononpeachtree.com

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SILVER SPONSORS Atlanta Decorative Arts Center • ASID Georgia Chapter Benjamin Moore Paints • Phipps Plaza • Tradition Trees The Mansion on Peachtree is pleased to extend a room rate of $225 plus tax for the evening of the Champagne and Candlelight Tour Rate is available for December 2 only and is subject to availability Please call (404) 995-7500 for reservations

Special performance by

Francine Reed Chicago-born songstress Francine Reed has had a passion for singing since early childhood, singing professionally with her family’s gospel group from the young age of 5. As an adult, she moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where she began to sing in local jazz clubs and became known for her powerful voice and commanding stage presence, delivering an eclectic blend of jazz, blues and R&B, and often opening for such headliners as Miles Davis, Etta James, Smokey Robinson and the Crusaders. In the mid-’80s, Reed played with Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, was featured on several of Lovett’s albums and appeared with him on television shows such as Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show and Regis and Kathy Lee. In the mid-’90s, she moved to Atlanta to pursue a solo career and recorded her debut solo album, “I Want You to Love Me” and her follow-up, “Can’t Make It On My Own,” which earned her nominations for the prestigious W.C. Handy Award. She later lent her vocals to the albums of Willie Nelson, Delbert McClinton and Roy Orbison. Reed has become one of Atlanta’s most treasured artists and continues to expand her fan base at venues around the country. For several months out of the year, she performs in Seattle or San Francisco, appearing as the “Chanteuse” for Teatro ZinZanni. Reed continues to bless audiences with her amazing vocals and vibrant personality; she is truly a musical experience that should not be missed.


Photos

Sell Nan Homes Haverty 2505 HABERSHAM ROAD Nan Haverty a top real estate agent at Beacham & Company, Realtors clearly understands that photography is the key to both buying and selling homes. What is the first question a buyer asks when looking for a home? – They ask for pictures. Photography generates an immediate reaction. That is the beginning of their journey. When you are listing a home, what is important? – My marketing expertise. The first step is to schedule a photo shoot with a professional photographer. Words and pictures must work together. What photographers do you work with? – I work with Ed Wolkis and Blayne Beacham. Ed is the author of How To Take Photos That Move Houses. His style is precise and his attention to light is magical. Blayne’s style leans toward cool tones with lots of natural light using less color. She is recognized for being the creative director and photographer for The Beacham Series magazine. Tell us a little bit about the dog in the photo. – Ed Wolkis photographed this home. The golden retriever just happened to be at the right place at the right time setting the tone for the feel of the home – understated, yet chic. The natural light and warmth lead one to feel they are in a villa in Tuscany. What do you most love about this home? – I love the romantic feeling of this home intertwined with a sense of seclusion. It is a perfect family retreat located on one of the most prestigious streets in Atlanta.

A photograph is usually looked at – seldom looked into. Ansel Adams


Nan Haverty www.nanhaverty.com

In Town

1631 WEST PACES FERRY ROAD Is this a new home? – Yes, it was built by YM Derazi Custom Homes and photographed by Blayne Beacham.

Tell us about the design. – It is a European style home. It is called the Normandy Estate, a French manor built with beautiful fieldstone, a cedar shake roof and copper gutters. Tell us a little bit about YM Derazi. – I work exclusively with YM Derazi. Both Shaba Derazi and Jim Meathe are extremely organized, paying close attention to every detail. They listen to their clients carefully, ensuring that their dream home will come true, by managing the project flawlessly. Whether it is a renovation, a new home, or a commercial build, YM Derazi always exceeds their client’s expectations.

Would this home be considered an estate? – Yes. Blayne did a wonderful job in photographing this home as it was challenging due to the size and all of the different angles. The goal in this photo shoot was to present to the viewer a warm and inviting home on a large scale.

7955 Cochran Mill Road A step away from Atlanta Is it unusual for an In Town agent to sell farms? – My situation is unusual – as I split my time between

In Town and Country, being a cofounder of Serenbe. I am passionate about land. Land is finite. It is the most spiritual connection, photographing land at either sunrise or sunset, it just reminds you that God is present.

How is photographing land different from photographing homes? – Ed Wolkis photographed this landscape. It is important when photographing land to be precise about the time of day, the location

of the sun and the depth of the property. After the photo is taken there is a lot of work to be done to achieve this result.


and Country

Written by Jessica Vaquera Photographed by Blayne Beacham & Ed Wolkis Layout by Rick Dallas

1071 FOXCROFT ROAD Is Foxcroft a traditional home? – It is a combination. Better said, classicism meets Keith Summerour as he renovated this home. Keith has a keen sense of both design and architecture. The best word to describe this home is simply elegant. Blayne Beacham did an amazing job of photographing this home. Her sophisticated style and attention to space and how it is used comes through in these photographs. What is unique to you about this home? – Both the location and the privacy combined, as it is located in Kingswood, an Atlanta landmark for Atlanta families in the heart of Buckhead.

What was your favorite photograph of this home? – That would be a hard choice. I love the photograph of the back of the home and the outdoor spaces and the relationship between the two. It is so important as a realtor that the outdoor living spaces are highlighted, as they are used most often.

In closing, it is apparent that you are passionate not only about real estate but about photography? – Yes, I am. The photos allow a memory, whether it is a bungalow or an estate, there is an owner’s personal story behind it. It is the person or family and our journey together that I remember the most, not the business transaction, but the relationships. 


Seminars All seminars will be held at Craft Atlanta, and are complimentary for Christmas House guests. Please present your ticket stub at the door. Space is limited and admittance is on a first-come, first-served basis. Special Note: Christmas House guests may return to attend seminars on subsequent days after they have toured the house. A ticket stub is required for admission to seminars, but does not allow for re-admission to the home tour. Check for updates to this seminar series at AtlantaChristmasHouse.com

Saturday, November 27, December 4 & 11, 10 a.m. Alliance Children’s Theatre Workshop: A fun, interactive workshop for children

Saturday, November 27, 11 a.m.

“HOLIDAY SIDE DISHES WITH CHEF KEVIN MAXEY” Learn how to wow your guests this season as Kevin Maxey, chef de cuisine of Tom Colicchio’s Craft Atlanta, guides Christmas House patrons through holiday side dishes. The Texas native was inspired to begin a career in the culinary arts by cooking shows on PBS, and he has shared his gastronomic prowess from California to New York. Maxey will treat guests to a lesson in the classical techniques for preparing vegetables and other side dishes that he uses on Craft Atlanta’s contemporary American menu.

Saturday, December 4, 11 a.m.

“WINES FOR THE SEASON WITH LEO BARRERA” Leo Barrera, General Manager of Tom Colicchio’s Craft Atlanta and Craftbar Atlanta, is excited to share his wine expertise with visitors of the Christmas House. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, Barrera implements his enthusiasm for wine as the beverage director of Craft Atlanta and Craftbar Atlanta. Join him to learn the ins and outs of holiday wines, including sparkling, fortified and dessert wines that will pair beautifully this season. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to attend this presentation.

Saturday, December 4, 1 p.m.

“ELEGANT TABLES MADE EASY AND AFFORDABLE WITH DESIGNERS SHERRY HART AND DENISE ROGNESS” Eliminate dinner party stress by pulling together items found in your home, grocery store, back yard and garage to give your table a sophisticated flair on a penny-pinching budget. Before your eyes, you will see incredible tablescapes come to life as Hart and Rogness share their principles of decorating tables—how to work with and embellish the fundamentals with flair—so you have more time to focus on your menu. Maria McCool will moderate the demonstration.

Saturday, December 4, 2 p.m.

“GRAPES TO GLAMOUR. WITH LYDIA MONDAVI” Join beauty and wine maven Lydia Mondavi as she hosts a unique seminar to guide you through how she utilizes every aspect of grapes from her family’s vineyard for her remarkable wines and luxury 29 Cosmetics makeup and skincare line. Offering a discerning lesson in wine tasting, Mondavi will explain how to identify the characteristics of each wine, including taste, aroma and expressions. The seminar will allow guests to compare the sensory experience of fresh herbs, botanicals, fruits and spices against the wines. Mondavi will also break down the process of extracting the intense antioxidant properties of the grape seeds and skins to create a remarkable and age-protecting cosmetic color and skincare line. This unique experience was created by Mondavi exclusively for the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Christmas House. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to attend this presentation.

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Saturday, December 11, 11 a.m.

“PERFECT HOLIDAY COOKIES WITH PASTRY CHEF PAMELA MOXLEY” Join pastry chef Pamela Moxley from Tom Colicchio’s Craft Atlanta and Craftbar Atlanta for a seminar on holiday cookies! Moxley brings 17 years of experience from New England, the West Coast and the South and fuses creativity and precision to design desserts full of the unique local flavors. Her impressive Atlanta tenure has included experience at Murphy’s, Floataway Café and Bacchanalia, and she will share tips and recipes on creating the perfect holiday cookies for the season.

Saturday, December 11, 2 p.m. Saturday, December 11, 12 p.m.

“JOURNEY BACK TO THE OLD SOUTH WITH FOUR ROSES BRAND AMBASSADOR AL YOUNG” Let the smoky sweet flavor of bourbon take you on a journey back to the Old South with Four Roses Brand Ambassador Al Young. In the bourbon-making business for more than 40 years, Young has written the book (literally) on Four Roses. Hear about Atlanta’s connection to Four Roses and the romantic legend behind the name. Stay for a demonstration of making holiday eggnog using the Four Roses prize-winning recipe that dates back to 1937. Following the seminar, Young will sign copies of his new coffee table book, Four Roses: The Return of a Whiskey Legend. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to attend this presentation.

“BEE CALM, BEE CHIC, BEE HEALTHY, BEE INSPIRED WITH JILLIAN PRITCHARD COOKE” Join Jillian Pritchard Cooke, internationally recognized interior designer and owner of BEE—the only sustainable, healthy home furnishings store in the heart of Buckhead. Cooke will show you how to ease into the holidays with stress-free solutions for decorating your home, holiday trees and table top. Cooke will also discuss easy, thoughtful gift-giving ideas and how to stay healthy during the holidays and all year long.

Barbara Howard designed the foyer at last year's Christmas House. The holiday décor by Nicholas Kniel Fine Ribbons & Embellishments was gorgeously reflected in the custom-designed frames from Myott Studio, which served as the room's backdrop.

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Tabletops At last year’s Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Christmas House, seven local design talents put a fresh spin on holiday décor. Photographer Erica George Dines captures the results.

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The Alliance Theatre

Now in its 42nd season, Atlanta’s nationally acclaimed Alliance Theatre, recipient of the 2007 Regional Theatre Tony Award® and a leading national theater, creates the powerful experience of shared theater for diverse people on two stages for youth and adult audiences. Under the leadership of the Jennings Hertz Jr. Artistic Director Susan V. Booth, the Alliance Theatre is a national theater with a local address, reaching out annually to almost 200,000 patrons and members of the community. Known for its high artistic standards and national role in creating significant theatrical works, the Alliance launched three Tony Award-winning hits to Broadway: Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida and Alfred Uhry’s The Last Night of Ballyhoo. Most recently, the Alliance transferred Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away to Broadway for a critically acclaimed Tony Award®-nominated run. Further evidence of the Alliance’s commitment to new work is founding its nationally recognized Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition. The Alliance Theatre offers extensive education and outreach programs such as the Institute for Educators and the Collision Project for high school students. The Alliance continuously brings Atlanta the finest talent and art—proving once again that the Alliance is where great theatre lives. For more information about plays, education projects or volunteering, visit AllianceTheatre.org.

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The Mansion on Peachtree, a Rosewood Hotel & Residence, brings to Atlanta elegant, world-class amenities and service on an intimate scale unmatched anywhere in the city. Towering high in the Atlanta skyline, in the city’s most affluent neighborhood of Buckhead, the Mobil four-star-rated boutique hotel offers each and every guest unrivaled luxury and breathtaking views of Atlanta. With 127 hotel rooms and exceptional residential units, the 42-story property offers guests and residents the highest quality of amenities, including a 15,000-square-foot destination spa, 29 Spa created by Lydia Mondavi, as well as Tom Colicchio’s Craft Atlanta and Craftbar Atlanta. CHRISTMAS CAFÉ

Located on The Mansion’s lobby level, NEO Restaurant will offer a cafÊ-style menu of seasonally inspired soups, fresh salads, pressed sandwiches and light entrÊes priced from $6 to $16 for Christmas House patrons and hotel guests. The NEO Christmas CafÊ will be open on Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For menu information and reservations, please call (404) 995-7545.

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42nd Floor Events JOHN OETGEN

Visitors to the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Christmas House will be treated to a third model residence designed by celebrated designer John Oetgen. Located on the 42nd floor, the three-bedroom home is an exquisite and unique interpretation of elegant high-rise living, and will feature an array of custom pieces designed by Oetgen as well as one-of-a-kind designs found nowhere else. Oetgen, who has been named one of the Top 100 Designers in America by House Beautiful, has been published in numerous national magazines, including Elle Décor, House & Garden, W, Interior Design, Southern Accents, Veranda, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and Esquire, among others.

BOXWOODS HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE

Please join us for an exciting shopping adventure at the Boxwoods Holiday Boutique located on the terrace level of the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Christmas House. Atlanta’s own Boxwoods Gardens & Gifts, voted one of the top 50 retail shops in the country, is again pleased to present its eclectic mix of fine giftware, one-of-a-kind antiques, creative floral compositions, holiday specialties and other unique decorative delights to Christmas House patrons. With items ranging from the simply elegant to the wonderfully whimsical, this year’s Holiday Boutique is overflowing with gifts and accessories you just won’t find anywhere else. From gourmet delights to reindeer footstools, from permanent gingerbread houses to that absolutely perfect pillow, you’re sure to find the ideal gift for everyone on your shopping list. Browse the vast selection of ornaments, live and artificial wreaths, extraordinary decorative accessories and other holiday-themed merchandise that have made Boxwoods the go-to store for both home and garden. And new this year, the Boxwoods Holiday Boutique is excited to offer a huge selection of women’s accessories from its popular “Things I can’t live without” department. All purchases benefit the Alliance Theatre, so be sure to shop early and shop often!

Randy Korando and Dan Belman Owners of Boxwoods Gardens & Gifts

PRODUCT SHOWCASE

Browse through exhibits and materials from our 2010 Christmas House Preferred Vendors to find the latest in products and services for you home and garden.

Questions?

Visit AtlantaChristmasHouse.com or call the Christmas House Hotline (404) 733-4620

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FEATURING: Cara 89” Sofa 89”w x 35”d x 34”h ($2570) $1895, Cara Swivel Chair 30”w x 32”d x 30”h ($1630) $1195, Emilio Cocktail Table 54”w x 24”d x 17”h $1245, Emilio Side Table 22”w x 26”d x 20”h $870, Emilio Étagère 15”w x 17”d x 70”h $1245, Powershag 8’ x 10’ Rug in Crème $1750, Sterling Table Lamp 23.5”h $450

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Bedroom CARTER KAY AND NANCY HOOFF Carter Kay Interiors 318 Broadland Rd. NW Atlanta, GA 30342 Phone (404) 261-8119 carterkayinteriors.com

WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE? Classic, stylish interiors with

WHERE DO YOU SEE ATLANTA DESIGN HEADED IN 2011?

an emphasis on simplicity, flexibility and balance. These elements are crucial in designing homes suitable for today’s busy living. WHAT IS YOUR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY? Our designs create a

We’ll see more solids and textures with hints of color and pattern for visual excitement. And contemporary art because the Atlanta art scene is vibrant and happening! Our lives are “busy” enough as they are—no need to bring it home!

stylish environment using rich textures, enduring materials, original art and antiques, and furniture of the utmost comfort.

WHAT ARE THREE THINGS IN THIS ROOM VISITORS SHOULD BE SURE NOT TO MISS? The très

WHAT SHOULD NO ROOM, INCLUDING THIS ONE YOU’RE DESIGNING, BE WITHOUT?

Original art to inspire the mind and soothe the soul always plays an integral part in all of our rooms.

chic Parisien vases rethought as lamps, the unique and thought-provoking art by local artists, and the one-of-a-kind mirror repurposed from an antique window bought in a Parisian flea market.

Bedroom KATHRYN LEACH Leach Associates Inc. 2860 Piedmont Rd., Suite C Atlanta, GA 30305 Phone (404) 231-9233 Fax (404) 522-3307 leachassoc.com

WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE? A clever combination of clas-

sic and luxurious materials to create a timeless style that is punctuated by details that are unique to my clients’ individuality. I enjoy creating an environment that balances a well-edited mix of styles while staying true to the architectural elements of the space. WHAT IS YOUR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY? My design philoso-

phy is to craft an elegant environment that enhances my client’s life to an exciting and fresh level through the use of captivating color and wellcrafted materials. I strive to bring the inner person forth in one’s space in an unexpected and original way, while constantly endeavoring to keep an atmosphere of quality and elegance, regardless of style or period.

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WHAT SHOULD NO ROOM, INCLUDING THIS ONE YOU'RE DESIGNING, BE WITHOUT?

Fresh flowers! WHERE DO YOU SEE ATLANTA DESIGN HEADED IN 2011?

Atlanta has distinctively taxing aspects that one must accept when living here, such as traffic and pollution. Design trends will continue to move in a direction to counteract this stress by further embracing environmentally-conscious living, while still holding firm to the beauty of the South. A version of “green” with elegance. WHAT ARE THREE THINGS IN THIS ROOM VISITORS SHOULD BE SURE NOT TO MISS? The bed

linens, lighting and art.


Atlanta’s Finest Holiday Destination

Experience The Mansion on Peachtree, A Rosewood Hotel & Residence For for one-of-a-kind holiday traditions including an exclusive Elf on the Shelf Cupcake Tea & Book Signing to touring the celebrated 36th annual Atlanta Christmas House from spectacular spa experiences to ringing in the New Year, The Mansion on Peachtree is where memories are made this holiday season.

Hotel Reservations: 404-995-7500 or 888-ROSEWOOD or contact your travel professional. 29 Spa Appointments: 404-995-7529 | Special Event Reservations: 404-995-7545 3376 Peachtree Road Atlanta, Georgia 30326 | mansiononpeachtree.com


Living and Dining Room SUSAN FERRIER McAlpine Booth & Ferrier Interiors 122 North Avondale Rd. Avondale Estates, GA 30002 Phone (404) 501-9200 Fax (404) 501-9288 WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE? An emotive atmosphere with mcalpineboothferrier.com

tion. This kind of rhythm or movement for the eye should resonate with beauty, interest and depth.

a calm and quiet elegance achieved through the pairing or proximity of thoughtfully layered forms, tones and textures.

WHERE DO YOU SEE ATLANTA DESIGN HEADED IN 2011?

WHAT IS YOUR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY? Always to create a

I would like to see Atlanta move in a fresher, more original and confident direction.

gorgeous, curative environment that responds to the specific needs and desires of those who seek you out. WHAT SHOULD NO ROOM, INCLUDING THIS ONE YOU'RE DESIGNING, BE WITHOUT? A

single complete and confident gesture that takes you from one end of the room to the other without interrup-

WHAT ARE THREE THINGS IN THIS ROOM VISITORS SHOULD BE SURE NOT TO MISS? The de-

parture from the expected: MacRae’s McAlpine Home interlocking tables, Ochre’s snooze sofa, The Urban Electric Co.’s lanterns and David Iatesta’s custom gilded Minoan chair.

Den WILLIAM PEACE Peace Design 349 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, Suite C2 Atlanta, GA 30305 WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE Phone (404) 237-8681 STYLE? A fresh, yet collected look Fax (404) 237-6150 through the use of rich textiles, classic peacedesign.org materials and clean lines in combination with contemporary art and objects.

WHAT IS YOUR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY? We believe that a

home is the space that defines us— our personal haven. It can be the core for the vitality of friends and family or a sophisticated sanctuary that nurtures our creativity. WHAT SHOULD NO ROOM, INCLUDING THIS ONE YOU'RE DESIGNING, BE WITHOUT?

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surround ourselves with little treasures of past occasions and travels, and it is these items that make a collection unique. WHERE DO YOU SEE ATLANTA DESIGN HEADED IN 2011?

I believe that Atlantans will continue to seek out classic design that has staying power for future generations. We’ll stay focused on good, quality investments. WHAT ARE THREE THINGS IN THIS ROOM VISITORS SHOULD BE SURE NOT TO MISS? Pay close

attention to the architectural materials, the unique mix of furniture and, of course, the artwork!


Terrace BILL HUDGINS Lush Life Home & Garden 146 East Andrews Dr. Atlanta, GA 30305 Phone (404) 841-9661 lushlifehomegarden.com WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE? Shaken, not stirred. WHAT IS YOUR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY? The best spaces

should always have a sense of place and reflect the people who live there. WHAT SHOULD NO ROOM, INCLUDING THIS ONE YOU'RE DESIGNING, BE WITHOUT? No

room should be without something you love. WHERE DO YOU SEE ATLANTA DESIGN HEADED IN 2011?

modern design for their landscapes and their interiors, as well. I am seeing a more international style accepted by clients who still love “traditional” but have traveled enough to know that there is more than “country French.” Eastern influences are everywhere. WHAT ARE THREE THINGS IN THIS ROOM VISITORS SHOULD BE SURE NOT TO MISS? The an-

tique Roman wellhead table base, the fabulous rock crystal on the tabletop and the great view.

Consumers are continuing the trend toward wanting a more updated,

Kitchen MICHAEL BELL Inspirations Kitchen & Bath 1250 Alpha Dr. Alpharetta, GA 30004 (770) 751-7861 inspirationskb.com

WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE? Simple elegance combined

with unique woodworking details. I often marry clean lines with elegant mouldings along the kitchen perimeter and furniture-style islands featuring exceptional wood species and distinctive design elements. I complement the kitchens with countertops and backsplashes that are unique but not overpowering. WHAT IS YOUR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY? A kitchen must be

equally beautiful and functional. I create a design that flows seamlessly with the home, providing true functionality for food preparation, cleanup and storage, and ensure that the design is inviting while catering to the homeowners’ daily needs. WHAT SHOULD NO ROOM, INCLUDING THE ONE YOU'RE 34

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DESIGNING, BE WITHOUT? A signature design element that is memorable, but not overbearing to the overall design. WHERE DO YOU SEE ATLANTA DESIGN HEADED IN 2011?

I believe the trend for kitchens will be a continuation of transitional design with clean lines and unique proportions. However, Atlanta kitchens will still incorporate traditional features that have always remained popular in the Southeast, but in a unique way that is more understated and elegant. WHAT ARE THREE THINGS IN THIS ROOM VISITORS SHOULD BE SURE NOT TO MISS? The

pullout columns under the hood and flanking the range, the curved woodworking at the ends of the island, and the integrated entrance to the accompanying chef ’s pantry.


Master Bedroom MARK WILLIAMS AND NIKI PAPADOPOULOS Mark Williams Design Associates 659 Auburn Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30312 Phone (678) 539-6886 Fax (404) 524-2550 markwilliams-design.com WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE? We are definitely eclectic,

WHERE DO YOU SEE ATLANTA DESIGN HEADED IN 2011? At-

but we try to bring a tailored modernism to whatever we are designing.

lanta design is becoming more adventurous every year. We’ll see a lot of clean, modern lines expressed with warmth and softness, and punctuated with strong color and organic textures.

WHAT IS YOUR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY? Every room should

be a room that you want to live in and use. WHAT SHOULD NO ROOM, INCLUDING THIS ONE YOU'RE DESIGNING, BE WITHOUT?

Great draperies and soft, ample lighting!

WHAT ARE THREE THINGS IN THIS ROOM VISITORS SHOULD BE SURE NOT TO MISS? We can’t

narrow it down to just three; they shouldn’t miss anything!

Master Bath BARBARA HOWARD Marshall Howard Inc. Decatur, GA Phone (404) 370-0334 Fax (404) 370-0876 marshallhoward.net

WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE? Comfortable and classic with

an unexpected contemporary twist. WHAT IS YOUR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY? Working in partner-

ship with my clients to create beautiful, versatile spaces that will meet their needs and bring them pleasure. WHAT SHOULD NO ROOM, INCLUDING THIS ONE YOU'RE DESIGNING, BE WITHOUT?

There should only be one “star” in a room—one piece that brings the whole room into focus—often an antique or a piece of art. WHERE DO YOU SEE ATLANTA DESIGN HEADED IN 2011? I see

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WHAT ARE THREE THINGS IN THIS ROOM VISITORS SHOULD BE SURE NOT TO MISS? I’m very

interested in the materials we’re using, and the cleanness of them. The room was inspired very much by Billy Baldwin, but we’re taking that aesthetic down to its cleanest form. The tile and marble—and its craftsmanship—will be the star, with everything else enhancing it. Beyond that, you may notice the custom bench connecting the elements of the room together, as well as the beautiful tall linen press.


Master Closets PEGGY SNIDER-HOUGHTON Closets and More Inc. 1146 King Industrial Dr. Marietta, GA 30062 Phone (770) 421-0211 Fax (770) 421-1527 closetsandmore.com

WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE? Custom solutions in any style

WHERE DO YOU SEE ATLANTA DESIGN HEADED IN 2011?

that the client desires, from very traditional to extremely trendy.

With the tremendous rise in Atlanta’s condominium market, we are seeing far more clean and contemporary designs, with neutral and gray color palettes. Creative storage solutions are also in greater demand as the public loves slick gadgets and inserts to manage their every whim.

WHAT IS YOUR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY? Being well-versed in

all aspects of design allows our team to cater to a client’s every need. We are experts on spatial use and can bring to life almost anything our client desires because of our ability to manufacture and install all components of a project. WHAT SHOULD NO ROOM, INCLUDING THIS ONE YOU'RE DESIGNING, BE WITHOUT? A

sense of peacefulness that can be achieved through smart organization.

WHAT ARE THREE THINGS IN THIS ROOM VISITORS SHOULD BE SURE NOT TO MISS? Among

the exciting features in our spaces throughout the three units, look out for the beautifully crafted Black Cherry and Tuscan Teak Grigio Melamine, specialty accent lighting and hidden pullout columns for tie and belt storage.


Thank you to Guffey’s for all the clothing in the mens closet and to The French Mannequin for all the clothing in the womens closet.


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Retreat AMY MORRIS Amy D. Morris Interiors, LLC 1401 Dresden Dr. NE, Suite 200 Atlanta, GA 30319 Phone (404) 389-0628 Fax (404) 389-0627 amydmorris.com

WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE? Transitional design empha-

WHERE DO YOU SEE ATLANTA DESIGN HEADED IN 2011? I see

sizing a fresh, sophisticated and timeless look, all the while focusing on the balance, scale and color of an interior space.

people simplifying more and more by creating practical, livable spaces.

WHAT IS YOUR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY? I feel it is very im-

portant to respect the architecture of each home, and to interpret and simplify the clients’ wants and needs by designing a space that represents them and their home.

WHAT ARE THREE THINGS IN THIS ROOM VISITORS SHOULD BE SURE NOT TO MISS? There is

a unique mix of textures and range of materials. In that sense, the three items that stand out in this room are the hammered iron shelves, a Lucite desk and rich upholstery.

WHAT SHOULD NO ROOM, INCLUDING THIS ONE YOU'RE DESIGNING, BE WITHOUT?

Lighting that makes a statement!

Living Room PHOEBE HOWARD Mrs. Howard 425 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, Suite 23 Atlanta, GA 30305 Phone (404) 816-3830 WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE phoebehoward.net STYLE? My signature style is rooted in tradition but is always fresh. Since my passion is antiques, I almost always combine old items with new items in a way that makes sense for modern living. Hence, classic but current. WHAT IS YOUR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY? I believe in three

principles: comfort, beauty and practicality. I do not think you have to sacrifice any of these to properly furnish a home. I think function is equally as important as form. I want my clients to enjoy living in their interiors as much as they love looking at their interiors.

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WHAT SHOULD NO ROOM, INCLUDING THIS ONE YOU'RE DESIGNING, BE WITHOUT?

Proper lighting. WHERE DO YOU SEE ATLANTA DESIGN HEADED IN 2011? I see

a movement toward soft modernism, and away from all of the muddy colors, wrought iron, tapestries and dark furniture that was so prevalent 10 years ago. WHAT ARE THREE THINGS IN THIS ROOM VISITORS SHOULD BE SURE NOT TO MISS? The six

room renderings by Albert Hadley, the beautiful Jim Thompson patterned sheer curtains and the lovely ivory tufted sofa.


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Dining Room BETH WEBB Beth Webb Interiors 425 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, Suite 11 B-4 Atlanta, GA 30305 Phone (404) 869-6367 bethwebb.com WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE? I hope all my interiors trans-

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late as welcoming, warm and timeless.

are all thinking outside the box these days as designers. I feel this economy will engender more diversity and creativity. I also think there will be a return to fine craftsmanship and luxury when the economy rebounds.

WHAT IS YOUR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY? I believe any space I

create for a client should respect their lifestyle and passion; hence, I listen very carefully and then craft a space that reflects their character and personality. WHAT SHOULD NO ROOM, INCLUDING THIS ONE YOU'RE DESIGNING, BE WITHOUT? A

comfortable chair and a superb glass of wine!

WHAT ARE THREE THINGS IN THIS ROOM VISITORS SHOULD BE SURE NOT TO MISS? The fab-

ulous collection of Moser crystal! The stunning Paul Ferrante chandelier! And, of course, it goes without saying, art.

Kitchen JEFFREY A. REED DCD Kitchen & Bath Design Studio 5250 Brook Hollow Pkwy. Norcross, GA 30071 Phone (678) 325-3600 Fax (770) 446-657 dcdcabinets.com WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE? Working with the client to

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create their signature style, while maintaining function, beauty and balance.

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WHAT IS YOUR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY? Listen to the client

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Though she’s a New York native, Susan Ferrier found herself graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in the deep South. Her varied life experiences have made her a uniquely perceptive designer; with a sophisticated eye for color and texture, as well as a natural curiosity and attraction to objects with a sense of heart, Ferrier is known for calming spaces that inspire. In 2000, Ferrier partnered with Bobby McAlpine and Ray Booth to form McAlpine Booth & Ferrier Interiors, with clients across the U.S.—from New England to the Florida coast, Chicago to California. Their work has been published in House Beautiful, Southern Accents, Veranda, Traditional Home, House & Garden (both British and American editions), Elle Decor, Beautiful Southern Homes, Portico, Coastal Living and featured on HGTV. The firm has participated in show houses in Nashville, Atlanta and at The Laurel on Manhattan’s Upper East Side for House Beautiful.

PEGGY SNIDER-HOUGHTON, NARI Closets and More Inc. An award-winning design firm, Closets and More has been in business for 20 years and is composed of 15 consultants experienced in creating functional, attractive organization systems in an array of exquisite materials and finishes. Believers in helping people get more out of life, this company helps its clients achieve the peace of mind that comes from knowing that order has been restored to their home. In addition to its many residential and commercial projects, Closets and More has made a commitment to the community through a 16year participation in the Atlanta Symphony Associates Decorators’ Show House & Gardens. It has also participated in the Southern Living Idea House, Atlanta Magazine’s Dream Home, the Points North Signature Show House, the Golf Digest Dreamhome at Reynolds Plantation, Golf magazine’s Show House at Reynolds Plantation and the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Christmas House. Closets and More has been pub-


Designer Bios lished in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Southern Living, Closet Magazine, Intown, Atlanta Magazine, Golf Digest and Golf magazine. Other recognition includes Consumer’s Choice, Angie’s List: Best Showroom and National Closet Group: Best Overall Closet Company.

BARBARA HOWARD, Allied Member, ASID Marshall Howard Inc. With more than 20 years of experience, Barbara Howard has won nine awards (seven of them gold and silver) from the American Society of Interior Designers Georgia Chapter for her residential and commercial interior design work. Additionally, she won two awards in Southern Accents’ National Interior Design contest, including the Grand Prize. And last year, she received an award for best bedroom in the Southeast Designer of the Year competition. Howard has been published in Southern Accents, Veranda, Skirt!, Today’s Custom Home, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Decatur Living, Atlanta Magazine’s Home and Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, as well as the book Beautiful Interiors by Charles Gandy and Chris Little. Howard has appeared on HGTV’s Interiors by Design and participated in the Atlanta Symphony Associates 2005 Decorators’ Show House & Gardens as well as the 2005 and 2009 Christmas House. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia.

PHOEBE HOWARD Mrs. Howard Fourteen years ago, Phoebe and Jim Howard opened the doors to their first store, Mrs. Howard, in Jacksonville, FL. The goal was simple: to create a retail space that showcased Jim’s architectural and decorating talent and Phoebe’s natural skills for buying, decorating and merchandising. Five years later, they added another store, Max & Company, which features a younger, more modern approach. Now, the Howards have Mrs. Howard and Max & Company stores in Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Charlotte and Atlanta. Over the years, Phoebe’s penchant for creating stylish spaces has evolved into her own brand of decorating, which has garnered praise from national media as well as her clients. Known for her fresh take on traditional style, Phoebe’s work can only be characterized by its timelessness and her mantra to “keep it pretty.” And today, she continues to scour the globe for new products for her stores and clients, as well as create her own exclusive line of pillows, lamps, mirrors and case goods. The Mrs. Howard and Max & Company shops, as well as Phoebe’s own decorating projects, are a veritable library of design inspiration, and have been published in Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Coastal Living, Cottage Living, Southern Accents, InStyle, Traditional Home and Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, among others.

BILL HUDGINS Lush Life Home & Garden As owner and chief designer of Lush Life Home & Garden, Bill Hudgins helms a home and garden boutique with a wide array of offerings, including complete design-build landscape services—from estate to container gardening—and an on-sight nursery and greenhouse

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Designer Bios overflowing with a large variety of exceptional plants, exotic trees, boxwoods and Japanese maples. Additionally, the store is filled with home and garden accessories, containers, luxury gifts and garden ornaments. Fine floral designs, seasonal greenery, premium orchids and beautifully designed compositions are this shop’s staple. Lush Life has been featured in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and on HGTV.com. Hugdins has participated in a number of Atlanta Symphony Associates Decorators’ Show House & Gardens, the 2006 and 2007 Alliance Children’s Theatre Christmas House, and the 2008 and 2009 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Christmas House.

CARTER KAY and NANCY HOOFF Carter Kay Interiors For 25 years, Carter Kay Interiors has translated its clients’ needs and realized them in Atlanta, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Sea Island, DeBourdieu, SC, and as far away as Southampton, NY, Ennis, MT and Los Cabos, Mexico. The firm’s relationship fosters a sense of adventure, and it views its collaborations as exciting and fun. The firm’s commissions include houses designed from the ground up as well as renovations and interior design updates. Working hand-in-hand with architects and contractors always insures the best results. The firm has been published in numerous magazines, including Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Southern Accents, Southern Living, Décor, Beautiful Homes and Coastal Living.

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Capella Kincheloe is a residential interior designer and the producer of the popular design blog A Curated Lifestyle. She worked in Los Angeles for acclaimed designer Michael S. Smith—current White House decorator—for four years. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California and, after graduation, worked in production design for film and television. Her last project, The Prestige, was nominated for an Academy Award in Production Design. Her sophisticated style, while casual and inviting, incorporates a strong sense of history with a global feel. Kincheloe has completed projects around the world, from Spain to Malibu to Lake Placid, providing interior decoration, residential remodeling and new home design.

KATHRYN LEACH Leach Associates Inc. Kathryn Leach is an internationally recognized interior designer and serves as president of Leach Associates Inc. She is also owner of Kathryn Leach Home, a fine linen and home furnishings boutique in Buckhead. Leach expanded her career in 1980 as an in-house interior designer for Turner Broadcasting System, where she designed the original CNN Headline News on-air set. Her next professional step was as director of design for Nix, Mann & Associates, in charge of all healthcare and corporate office projects. In 1988, she launched Leach Associates Inc., specializing in corporate and residential environments as well as those in the health care and hospitality industries. Leach’s creative process led her to become involved with creative organizations such as The International Color Marketing Group. Serv-


Designer Bios ing as chairman of the group’s Color Forecasting Committee allowed Leach to hone her instincts and passion for projecting colors. Leach was recently appointed a position to the Dean’s Advisory Board for the College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance at Florida State University.

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TISH MILLS, Allied Member, ASID Harmonious Living by Tish Mills Tish Mills literally grew up in the development and design world, as the daughter of a prominent resort, hotel and commercial developer. Mills realized at a young age that her passion centered on transforming spaces into unique environments for each client. And, because of her roots, she is able to work very closely with any architect and builder to create her designs. Mills participated in the 2008 Elle Decorsponsored “Dining by Design” event to support DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS). She is the recipient of 10 ASID Design Excellence awards and has been featured in numerous publications, as well as two coffee table books on interior design. One book highlighted the top show houses across the country, including the Atlanta Symphony Associates Decorators’ Showhouse & Gardens, Kips Bay in New York and the National Showhouse in Washington, D.C. Mills has participated in several top Atlanta show house events, including the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Christmas House. As a result of her show house work, Mills has been hired by two show house homeowners to design the entire house after the event.

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AMY D. MORRIS Amy D. Morris Interiors, LLC Amy Morris graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in interior design. While her education prepared her with a solid design foundation, it was her internship with Gandy/Peace Inc. that kickstarted her interest in contemporary design. Following her 1999 graduation, Morris went on to work with Barbara Westbrook for five years. There, she acquired an appreciation for both traditional and French modern design. Pairing those influences with her sophisticated design sense, Morris opened Amy D. Morris Interiors in 2005, thus creating her own polished, yet relaxed and transitional, aesthetic while paying special attention to the architecture, balance, scale and color in each interior space. Her signature style can be seen in projects across the Southeast, from Atlanta to Baton Rouge and Amelia Island to Orange Beach, FL. In 2009, Morris was a winner of Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles’ Bath of the Year contest for which she earned a cover feature in the magazine’s July issue. Her work was again highlighted on the cover of AH&L’s March and October 2010 editions. Morris was also showcased in Traditional Home’s September 2010 issue and Décor’s Fall-Winter 2010 issue.

WILLIAM PEACE Peace Design A leading force in the interior design community for more than 25 years, William Peace is known for sophisticated, approachable interiors that are clearly defined. Founder of Peace Design, a full-service interior design firm with offices in Atlanta and Bozeman, MT, Peace

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JEFFREY A. REED DCD Kitchen & Bath Design Studio Jeffrey A. Reed has worked in residential and commercial cabinetry design for more than 15 years, and has completed more than 3,000 projects. Having worked with DCD Kitchen and Bath Design Studio since 2003, he has been featured on HGTV and A&E’s Flip This House as well as Coastal Living, Lifestyles, Kitchen Trends and Better Homes & Gardens. His awards include the “Top Brass” for best designed kitchen for two consecutive years.

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Beth Webb is an interior designer with a penchant for great art, beautiful proportions and comfortable, yet luxurious touches. With more than 18 years of experience, she believes that scale and a sense of timelessness are the foundations of any successful interior, whether traditional, eclectic or contemporary. Her projects range from residential properties throughout the Southeast to estates in Greenwich, CT. The design firm has been published in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Elle Decor, Coastal Living, Better Homes & Gardens and Southern Accents. Webb is also author of the blog Aesthetically Thinking.

HUTTON WILKINSON of TONY DUQUETTE with STEPHEN BOYD Tony Duquette Inc. Hutton Wilkinson was born in Los Angeles and at just 18 years old had the opportunity to apprentice under the great American design icon, Tony Duquette. After five years he began his own firm, but continued his professional association with Duquette, collaborating with the great designer on a myriad of international projects over the next 25 years. In 1994, the duo officially became business partners. Thereafter, they launched a collection of one-of-a-kind fine jewelry available through Saks Fifth Avenue stores across the nation. Since the success of this new enterprise, Wilkinson has devoted much of his time to the design of these unique jeweled creations under the “Tony


Designer Bios Duquette” trademark. Since the passing of Duquette in 1999, Wilkinson, as owner, creative director and president of Tony Duquette Inc., continues to design and market fine jewelry and has also designed a collection of home furnishings for Baker Furniture, textiles for Jim Thompson and lighting for Remains Lighting. Wilkinson has also recently launched his eponymous line of costume jewelry and home furnishings exclusively for the Home Shopping Network.

LIZ WILLIAMS and BOWDRE GEORGE Liz Williams Interiors Liz Williams is an Atlanta native and a graduate of the College of Charleston. She holds a BFA in interior design from Georgia State University. After working for the Atlanta design firm Carter Kay Interiors for five years, Williams started her own design firm in 1998. Since then, she has participated in the 2000-2002 Atlanta Symphony Associates Decorators’ Show Houses, the 2003 and 2008 Alliance Children’s Theatre Christmas Houses, the 2004 Brookhaven Tour of Homes benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities, and Elle Decor’s “Dining by Design” benefitting DIFFA. In January 2000, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles named Williams one of “Six Young Designers Worth Watching.” The magazine’s March 2007 issue also listed in “20 Under 40 – The Next Wave of Local Talent.” Williams has also been published in Better Homes and Gardens, Cottage Style, Décor, Decorating Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, Window and Wall Ideas, Bedroom & Bath and Baby Decor. Her work can be seen in Atlanta and St. Simons Island, GA, Lake Oconee, Amelia Island, Highlands and Raleigh, NC and Mt. Pleasant, SC, as well as MacRae. Williams’ assistant, Bowdre George, is an Atlanta native with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She has been fortunate enough to work under some of Atlanta’s top designers over the years and has been Liz Williams Interiors sole design assistant for nearly five years. George also participated in the 2008 Alliance Children’s Theatre Christmas House as part of Liz Williams Interiors.

MARK WILLIAMS and NIKI PAPADOPOULOS Mark Williams Design Associates After graduating from The Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in architecture, Mark Williams worked at architectural and interior firms large and small, and then helped found Laslie-Williams Inc. with Scott Laslie in 1998. In 2007, Williams opened a new design collaborative, Mark Williams Design Associates, which focuses on both architectural and interior design. Niki Papadopoulos joined Laslie-Williams in 2002 as an intern. She graduated from American InterContinental University with a Bachelor’s Degree in fine arts in 2006 and then became part of the design staff on a full-time basis. Papadopoulos joined Williams when he founded Mark Williams Design Associates. Williams and Papadopoulos enjoy working on all types of projects, from high-end residential to multi-family, commercial and educational design. By developing a multidisciplinary design team, the two have been able to effectively marry the two practices and provide an underlying understanding of how the built environment—and the objects that occupy it—can balance one another. 59


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What makes a design a classic? If there is one thing we’ve gathered from our past work, it’s that even as trends ebb and flow, classic style endures. For that reason, we’ve amassed the ultimate retrospective of published rooms: our 100 SUPERLATIVE SPACES that have resonated most—in the AH&L offices, on newsstands and in readers’ keepsake collections. Like the magazine itself, no single style defines them; they run the gamut of genres—cottage, traditional, minimalist, contemporary—and designer names big and small, yet remain classics above all. We’re proud to have been the vehicle for bringing these into your homes and, hopefully, inspiring the evolution of your own personal style along the way. Perhaps they’ve even had a hand in influencing the aesthetic of another featured designer, ALISON WOMACK JOWERS. When she took on the project featured here, Womack Jowers was not confined by notions of masculine or feminine, current or age-specific; she simply designed a home that was fresh, classic and transcendent—now that’s something we can live with.

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features an array of midcentury design classics. 2) This Phoebe Howard-designed bedroom looks as if it’s floating on a cloud. 3) Bobby McAlpine created this weekend getaway at Lake Martin, Alabama, for an Atlanta family. 4) On a horse farm in Coweta County, Joye Hirsch incorporated pieces of Americana in the home’s mudroom. 5) In a Rabun County lakeside getaway, Craig Kettles created a cottage-style kitchen. 6) Chip Cheatham’s living room features dramatic art, custom furniture and influences from the Far East. 7) In one of Buckhead’s oldest homes, Margaret Bosbyshell complemented the classic architecture with a bold, yet tailored vibe. 8) An outdoor “room” created by Joel Kelly and David Bennett makes the most of Atlanta’s long summer season. 9) Rita Carson Guest melded contemporary art with antiques in a Colony Square penthouse. 10) Bill Musso’s striking tableau and photography arrangement creates a memorable focal point in his living room. 11) A chair in Dan Carithers’ dining room is as much an objet d’art as it is a functional piece of furniture. 12) This master closet is a model of organization and sophistication, courtesy of Douglas Weiss.

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13) Blue-and-white is an Atlanta staple; in Judy Bentley’s bedroom, the combination takes on a fresh, lighter-than-air feeling. 14) A shower designed by Summerour & Associates Architects is the ultimate in bathing luxury. 15) Hank Hitopoulos’ closet is composed of pieces amassed from years of collecting. 16) Gwyn Duggan’s design for this Buckhead kitchen and breakfast area is both elegant and kick-back-and-relax comfortable. 17) All of the objects in this living room by Jill Vantosh have a sculptural sensibility. 18) A loggia in Sandy Springs echoes the lush gardens of California. 19) Rough-hewn shutters effortlessly meld with a crystal chandelier and leather folding chairs in this dining room by Susan Singletary. 20) On Lake Rabun, a country kitchen is pared to the basic essentials. 21) Summerour & Associates Architects designed two islands for this kitchen—one square and one round. 22) Against a backdrop of elegant architecture, Mimi Williams displayed a collection of decorative objects in varying shapes and textures in wildly unique juxtapositions. 23) At the hands of Tish Mills, a bathroom vanity is like no other. 24) Liz Williams amassed a collection of antique botanicals for a soothing Ansley Park dining room. 25) “Utilitarian chic” is the best way to describe Barbara Westbrook’s closet. 26) Henri Jova’s bed in Palm Beach County is surrounded by objects and mementos of personal importance. 27) Shon Parker brought the outside in with a unique installation of tree limbs covered in gold leaf. 28) The reception area in Suzanne Kasler’s office is a melting pot of furniture styles and periods.

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29) This living room by John Oetgen reflects his long-time love affair with collecting. 30) Robert Brown melds traditional furniture with contemporary colors and art. 31) Jim Essary’s living room is the epitome of classic, elegant Atlanta style. 32) A child’s bedroom by Joye Hirsch is playful, yet not overly sweet. 33) Jared Paul mixed a re-issued 1970s print wallpaper with a tailored vanity to create a perfect powder room. 34) Stan Topol’s scheme for a highrise living room fits his clients’ lifestyle to a “T.” 35) An outdoor fireplace at a Virginia-Highland residence by Joel Kelly and David Bennett is an ideal gathering spot for the owner’s family and friends. 36) Stan Topol’s living room personifies his personal style. 37) Sara Steinfeld, Brian Bell and David Yocum created a striking contemporary glass addition to a classic in-town residence. 38) Douglas Weiss’ scheme for a master bedroom is sexy and chic. 39) Symmetry is the defining force in a living room by Robert Brown. 40) Rita Carson Guest’s take on this dining room melds organic shapes with cutting-edge furniture and photography. 41) A living room by Suzanne Kasler is pure glamour.

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EACH OF THESE ONE HUNDRED ROOMS CONTRIBUTES ITS OWN CHAPTER TO THE LASTING LEGACY OF LOCAL DESIGN. CAPTURED DURING A BRIEF MOMENT IN TIME, THESE SPACES REFLECT WHERE ATLANTA DESIGN HAS BEEN—AND THEY INSPIRE US AS WE LOOK TO THE FUTURE.

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57) Silk textiles and Chinoiserie influences define this living room by Chad Holman. 58) Phoebe Howard’s former dining room features an eclectic mix of pieces. 59) Sleek lines and fine art take center stage in a contemporary bedroom by Sara Steinfeld. 60) Restrained opulence best describes this inviting bathroom by Amy D. Morris. 61) Heriberto Brito’s design for this breakfast area showcases some of the best furniture designs of the mid-20th century. 62) An ethereal dining room by Barbara Westbrook packs a punch in black and white. 63) Order and high style are tops in this home office by Roy Otwell and Doug Henderson. 64) Soft Swedish style adds romance to a dining room by Mandy Culpepper. 65) The curry color of this dining room by Douglas Weiss allows the room to “glow” during candlelit dinners. 66) Beth Webb and Nancy Pendergrast Duffey, with Summerour & Associates Architects, imbued a lakeside home in South Carolina with Belgian simplicity. 67) Without sacrificing style, Tim Hobby and Yong Pak pared down this bathroom to its chicest essentials. 68) John Nelson and Michael Kirkland melded contemporary art, luxe fabrics and a hand-painted wall covering to create a room of understated extravagance. 69) For a teenage boy’s bedroom, Barbara Howard transformed baseballs into a floating sculpture. 70) Books, manuscripts and more fill the shelves in the library of Bridget and Jerry Dobson’s former home, Descante. 71) Alice Cramer played old against new in this stylish aerie. 72) An artist’s studio by Carolyn Malone is a perfect composition unto itself.

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73) Mimi Williams pushes the boundaries of color in this office— and what’s not to love? 74) This dining area by Wendy Meredith is the essence of American style. 75) With the eye of a curator, Kay Douglass redefines purity in her living room with a few select objects. 76) Red! Red! And more red! This room by John Oetgen is an immersion in color. 77) When she renovated, Sara Steinfeld worked with Jim Choate to devise a glass-box addition for her family’s den. 78) This soft yellow dining room by Suzanne Kasler is elegant, yet as cheerful as sunshine. 79) Scott Laslie designed this bedroom with a nod to glamour and divine textures. 80) Jamie McPherson’s kitchen garden is treated with as much care as any indoor space. 81) For this hallway, Paula and Glenn Wallace deftly mixed cuckoo clocks with works of art by SCAD students. 82) Dashes of blue add verve to a living room by Walter Mazzanti. 83) Ted Cleveland turned an upstairs alcove into a charming lodge-style bedroom. 84) A large screened porch by Bobby McAlpine blurs the boundary between indoors and out.

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collecting. 86) Keith Summerour’s Towerhouse Farm includes an eat-in kitchen for large gatherings. 87) Heather Dewberry and Will Huff made a bold statement with the arrangement of understated plates in this foyer. 88) Mixing animal prints with folk art, Barrie Buck creates a masterful combination. 89) Led by Stephen Pararo, Pineapple House Interior Design created a luxurious living room by playing up the power of symmetry. 90) Lee Boren Kleinhelter designed this nursery without so much as a single pink or blue hue. 91) Joel Kelly used casual, yet tailored slipcovers on the dining room chairs at an oceanside vacation home. 92) An elegant tester bed is the focal point of this French-inspired bedroom by Stan Topol. 93) By painting the antique chairs in her dining room, Beth Webb gave them a new lease on life, making them chic once again. 94) Bill Hudgins’ chocolate-colored bedroom is an oasis of calm. 95) A rocking horse serves as a powerful focal point in this living room by Barbara Howard. 96) Betty Burgess’ use of Chinoiserie wallpaper adds an organic touch to this powder room. 97) John Oetgen used a maximalist approach in the colorful design of this living room. 98) This dining room by Carole Weaks sparkles, shimmers and shines; banquettes, in lieu of chairs, add an element of surprise. 99) Led by Matthew Quinn, Design Galleria Kitchen & Bath Studio mixed stone, metal, wood and painted finishes to create a modern classic kitchen. 100) Beth Webb’s design for this bedroom is as divine as rich chocolate.


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LOOKING FORWARD— WITH A NOD TO THE PAST— ALISON WOMACK JOWERS REDEFINES CLASSIC STYLE FOR TODAY

WRITTEN BY HEATHER J. PAPER PHOTOGRAPHED BY EMILY J. FOLLOWILL PRODUCED BY CLINTON SMITH

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With Paul Montgomery hand-painted panels wrapping the dining room, designer Alison Womack Jowers intentionally chose complementary furnishings that wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t compete. Case in point is the George III sideboard, a wedding gift from her mother, as well as the coral silk panels at the windows. Chair upholstery, Jim Thompson silk. Chandelier, Niermann Weeks.

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Throughout the house, the designer beautifully balances traditional style with contemporary touches and antiques with brand new ďŹ nds, as is the case with a pair of chunky acrylic brackets supporting classic green vases. Opaline boxes on the glass-top table are among her favorite collectibles.

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When designer Alison Womack Jowers took on this Buckhead residence, it was already close to her heart. She was, after all, dating the homeowner, Jay Jowers. “When we started, I didn’t know if I’d eventually be living here, too, or not!” she says with a laugh. But as the project progressed so did the relationship and, by the time the house was nearing completion, the two were engaged and eventually married. Thus, the designer was able to infuse some of her own personal preferences, as well. That wouldn’t have been so easily accomplished if she hadn’t started with such a solid “canvas” based on a primarily neutral palette. It lends itself to a comfortable, make-yourself-at-home feeling but—at the same time—it’s smartly chic, too. “I wanted the house to have sophisticated design by using traditional elements, but with an edge,” the designer explains.

In the living room, for instance, neutral fabrics get added visual interest thanks to a variety of textures and the shapely silhouettes of the upholstered pieces themselves. At one end of the room, a pair of French chairs teams up with a sofa, their classic forms emphasized with nailhead trim. At the other, a pair of armchairs with softly curved backs— wrapped in silk—anchor the fireside seating area, quietly complementing a stunning Chinoiserie coffee table.

left In the bar area, a blond ostrich fabric covers the walls, giving them a luxe look. “It’s fun to use in a small area,” says Womack Jowers. “The fabric has a great texture on its own and then I trimmed it out with gimp and nailheads.” above The breakfast room is anchored by a table made by local designer Erin O’Brien. “She did the base then we picked out a zebrawood top,” says Womack Jowers. Chair upholstery, Clarence House. right A detail of the coffee table.

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Womack Jowers tries to take the same advice that she gives to her clients: Listen to your designer but go with your heart. “This Chinoiserie coffee table from Parc Monceau is the perfect example,” she says. “It spoke to me. And sometimes you have to take a risk.”

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A Baker wing chair, covered in a Suzanne Rheinstein fabric from Lee Jofa, has an enviable ďŹ reside spot as well as a clear view to the family roomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bay window. Simple blinds and Roman shades dress the window so the homeowners can fully appreciate the landscape beyond.

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above left Over the fireplace, a circa-1850 French trumeau mirror commands attention. More casual than its gilt counterparts, the piece is perfectly suited to this family room. Meanwhile, even the collection of brown-and-white Terre Melee displayed in the bookcases carries out the sophisticated neutral scheme. above right The one exception to this home’s subtle neutral scheme can be found in the back hallway, where Womack Jowers upholstered the walls in a green-and-white Michael Devine fabric. “I love the color and the design, and upholstering it on the wall shows off the pattern so much better,” she says. The antique bench is an inherited piece, updated with a textured fabric and Osborne & Little trim. The red wellies are by Jimmy Choo.

“It was made in the 1950s by a father-and-son team famous for Midcentury modern furniture,” Womack Jowers explains. “The artists describe it as ‘furniture as functional art.’ I immediately loved it, so much so that I bought it before I even researched it!” But part of the draw, she adds, was the father-and-son aspect—not surprising since she’s part of a mother-and-daughter design team herself. Womack Jowers and her mother, Cheryl Womack, own Womack Interiors. The same neutral approach grounds the dining room, where a glasstop table is surrounded by chairs covered in a Jim Thompson silk horizontal strié. Not surprisingly, given her keen attention to detail, Womack Jowers gimped the chairs with a slight fringe edge to add textural interest. But the pièce de résistance in this room is unquestionably the Paul Montgomery hand-painted panels that line the walls. Initially chosen to reflect her now-husband’s love of birds and flowers, they also reflect the designer’s signature style of keeping things light. “I love Chinoiserie

but nothing too bold or heavy,” she says, “and these panels begin the tone of softness that continues throughout the house.” It’s that kind of twist on tradition that gives the entire residence its fresh appeal. It’s the green-and-white Michael Devine fabric that upholsters the walls of the back hallway. It’s the antique trumeau mirror in the family room that—unlike more typical painted and gilt types—has a casual wood finish that contrasts beautifully with the painted-brick fireplace. It’s even the subtle pops of yellow in the master bedroom, balancing the surrounding cool gray hues with just the right touch of warmth. But, at the end of the day, what satisfies the designer most about this project? Not a treasured antique nor any design find, for that matter. “What I like best is knowing that my husband is comfortable, relaxing in a chair in a room that he loves,” she says. “Knowing that everyone—children, guests and the dogs—are all comfortable. It puts a smile on my face.” SEE RESOURCES, BACK OF BOOK.

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ALISON WOMACK JOWERS HAS CREATED A HOME THAT STANDS UP TO THE DEMANDS OF FAMILY LIFE WITHOUT SACRIFICING COUTURE~LIKE DETAILS.

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opposite To create a soft, restful feeling in the master bedroom, Womack Jowers combined shades of milky white and silvery gray with pops of yellow. The colors mix and mingle on the bed—with its tailored tufted headboard—and in the organic bamboo linens, and are also echoed in a small painting by Melissa Payne Baker. Bedside table, Bradley Hughes. Vintage Murano lamp, The Mercantile. below An antique desk, handed down to the designer from her mother, underscores a collection of antique intaglios. “The desk is an antique that I grew up with,” says Womack Jowers. “Using the acrylic chair at the desk gives a contemporary flair and assures that there is no competition between one piece in the grouping.”

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The Art of Collecting This fall, an esteemed group of art and design professionals gathered at Austin Hill Art to discuss the current state of art collecting at a panel discussion titled “The Art of Collecting: What’s Now + What’s Next.” Hosted by Austin Hill and his eponymous gallery, the ASID Georgia Chapter Overtime Group and Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, guests enjoyed an evening of engaging conversation and cocktails against a backdrop of beautiful art.

ROW 1: Elsie Hill and Myott; the discussion; AH&L Editorial Director Clinton Smith and Austin Hill. ROW 2: Susan Currie and Ed Hill; Maria McLaurin Nutt and Anne Vincent; Jack and Mavis Anderson; Ryan Speck and Lewis Rayburn; Joel Goldstein. ROW 3: Hayley Hartley and Justin Hart; Aaron Dwileski and Crystal Aitken; Crystal Balthrop, Ann Wisniewski and Linda Pittam; Janace Harding and Sheila Joy. ROW 4: Derek Atkins, Mia Kurgan and Phillip Jeffries; Shelly Attila and Heather Gartner; Jared Paul and Kelley Harris; Jack Anderson, Linda Benefield, Mary Stanley and Spalding Nix. 108

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PAGES 82-97 (100 superlative spaces) PHOTOGRAPHY BY MALI AZIMA: Images 1, 10, 18, 26, 29, 36, 42, 43, 44, 47, 49, 50, 51, 53, 59, 61, 63, 67, 69, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 80, 81, 83, 85, 86, 88, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 97, 98 PHOTOGRAPHY BY ERICA GEORGE DINES: Images 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 45, 46, 48, 56, 57, 58, 61, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 70, 71, 78, 79, 82, 84, 87, 89, 90, 96, 99, 100 PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE POMBERG: Image 60 PHOTOGRAPHY BY GIL STOSE: Images 52, 55, 72 PAGES 98-107 (new traditions) INTERIOR DESIGN Alison Womack Jowers. Cheryl Womack and Alison Womack Jowers, Womack Interiors, (404) 256-0704; womackinteriors.com

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On page 33 of the October 2010 issue, information regarding this painting was inadvertently omitted. ARTIST Brad Robertson PAINTING Untitled SIZE 48X60 Mixed Media on Canvas GALLERY Catherine Kelleghan Gallery, 309 East Paces Ferry Rd., Suite 130, Atlanta 30305, (404) 841-2345; catherinekelleghangallery.com

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Taste This! Marcia says that a little bad taste can be a very good thing—and she’s right

After attending a zillion design workshops last month with fancy-pants editors, designers and bloggers, I was rocked back on my Badgley Mischka evening sandals—worn very inappropriately at high noon—when I attended a presentation put on by a designer who shall remain nameless. She proceeded to treat her audience to a slideshow of rooms “in bad taste” from the 1950s to today. She was seemingly suggesting that the slavish adherence to trends was a big no-no. OK, we can all agree that our parents’ love of avocado and rust in the ’60s did damage to our psyches, but who was she to say what was bad taste? Perhaps now is the perfect time for a debate. Edwardian interior decorator Elsie de Wolfe put it best when she said she preferred a “witty exhibitionist to a dull duke.” Amen, sister! In fact, as we move more and more to sameness—thanks to stores like IKEA, Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn (and I shop them all, by the way)—there is a chance that we are getting bland. Where there is no personality there is no taste and, as Dorothy Parker said, “A little bad taste is like a nice dash of paprika.” Get out your spice rack. I know that fashion designers are all over this idea, creating wild and unwearable clothes for their runway shows, but in interior design we have an easier way to express ourselves. Let your freak flag fly. Mine does and no one seems to mind. Well, my daughter, Anabelle, did give me the once-, twice- and three times over last week as I headed out to the showroom. She scorned my top hat, derided my shaggy red fur coat and swore she would never speak to me again if I wore the same tulle ballet skirt ensemble (or, as she called it, my “Big Bo Peep” look) within five miles of her school. I didn’t care, and that’s the point. If we keep hearing that coral is in and buy a pillow that follows the trend, do we chuck it when someone says it’s so over? No! Not if we like it. The safest bet may be to avoid trends altogether but that’s no darn fun either. I like mirrored furniture and am not throwing mine out. In fact, I’m thinking about mirroring an entire room at the next show house.

My homes have all been photographed, and when I think of how little money I have spent over the years on décor, I have to ask “Why?” The answer: Because my choices have all been wildly idiosyncratic. I went to Haiti and then painted a mural of downtown Port-au-Prince on my living room walls. I liked trellis so I did pink grosgrain ribbon all over Anabelle’s room. I like Gustav Klimt, so with my house painter, I did a mural of squiggly gold, black and white giant rectangles in a day. And right now, I am painting Anabelle’s room with fashion figures that I saw in a 1960s issue of Vogue. If you love seashells, get gobs of them. If you like driftwood, use it in all your vases. If you like chartreuse, go crazy with it. Last year, my friend Deenie begged me to deck out her bedroom in violet. Her husband, Toby, promised he would never speak to us again. He is British and it was simply bad, bad taste to “tart up a room like a bordello.” But we did it, with a violet rug, violet walls, violet draperies and cool fabrics from Manuel Canovas, F. Schumacher and Jim Thompson. I was there last weekend and found him nestled in his purple boudoir, happy as a clam. What’s more, when we all decamped for the Royal Ascot in June and landed at his sister’s elegant flat, we found that she had replicated his bedroom in none other color than violet. Now, he says he couldn’t sleep in a room that wasn’t purple. His family sent him off to bed with the wish, “Purple Dreams!” With the jet lag, he slept 18 hours.


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