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You have no idea how ready I am for spring. I feel as though I’ve seen enough snow and ice this winter to last a lifetime, although I’m not entirely certain we’re clear of winter’s lingering shadow just yet. In 2009, we had two inches of snow fall the second week of March. In any case, this month’s cover image has me pining for warmer days, green gardens and extended hours of daylight—all of which are just around the corner. I love this time of year, if for nothing but weekly trips to the farmer’s market, hikes up Stone Mountain or walking along the new Beltline trails. Of course, none of these things are exclusive to warm weather, but it sure is a lot more fun to do them when the sun’s kissing Clinton Smith your skin. Here’s to spring! I Editorial Director twitter.com/clintonrsmith hope you enjoy it.
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On the ROCKS As Atlanta’s cocktail culture continues to evolve and its top mixologists make their marks, we raise our glasses to the latest must-haves for imbibing, entertaining and decorating the at-home bar, as well as litte-known facts and refreshing offerings from select drinkeries around the city Wine & Dine Get your bidding paddles ready. For the 19th consecutive year, the High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction will serve as the institution’s largest annual fundraiser, and the premier charity wine auction in the U.S. benefiting the arts. Held Wednesday, March 23 through Saturday, March 26 amid the white tents at Atlantic Station, this year’s must-see spectacular—aptly dubbed “The Ultimate Collection”—will include a vintner’s reception, live auction, a fashionable Friday fête and dinners with a covetable cadre of winemakers from around the world, all benefiting the museum’s exhibitions and educational initiatives. Tickets, (404) 733-5335 or email@example.com; atlanta-wineauction.org
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LYONNAISE CLASSIC FRENCH GOBLET FROM LA ROCHERE, $10-$12. AVAILABLE AT BEE, 26 EAST ANDREWS DR., ATLANTA 30305. (404) 3659858; BEE-ATLANTA.COM
CUSTOMIZABLE WINE TAGS FROM ATLANTA-BASED PAPER JANE, STARTING AT $12 FOR 5. PAPER-JANE.COM
+ MARTHA WASHINGTON ENJOYED DAILY TODDYS. IN THE 1790S, “HAPPY HOUR” BEGAN AT 3 P.M. AND COCKTAILS CONTINUED UNTIL DINNER.
SET OF SIX CUSTOM MONOGRAMMED WHITE LINEN SFERRA "FESTIVAL" COCKTAIL NAPKINS, $100. AVAILABLE THROUGH GRAMERCY HOME, 2351 PEACHTREE RD., ATLANTA 30305. (404) 846-9244; SHOPGRAMERCY.COM. HISTORICAL FACTS COURTESY OF DAVID J. HANSON, PH.D., PROFESSOR EMERITUS OF SOCIOLOGY OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT POTSDAM
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MATCH PEWTER TABLE SERVICE OCTAGONAL BOTTLE COASTER, $76. AVAILABLE AT THE MERCANTILE, 1430 DRESDEN DR., SUITE B-100, ATLANTA 30319. (404) 8160060; MERCANTILEATLANTA.COM
DANISH MIDCENTURY MODERN TEAK BAR CART, $1,250. AVAILABLE AT BJÖRK ANTIKT & STUDIO, ADAC WEST SHOWROOM D-4, 349 PEACHTREE HILLS AVE. NE, ATLANTA 30305. (404) 2771551; BJORKANTIKT.COM
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The Brick Store Pub in Decatur unveiled its upstairs vintage beer cellar, a collection of 500 limited-edition, seasonally exclusive and vintage beers—some 17,000 bottles— for its most dedicated connoisseurs. Patrons can even indulge in a “vertical tasting” which entails trying several years’ of beers in chronological succession. 125 East Court Sq., Decatur 30030. (404) 6870990; brickstorepub.com
ELSA PERETTI PADOVA COCKTAIL FORKS, $225 FOR A SET OF SIX. AVAILABLE AT TIFFANY & CO., 3500 PEACHTREE RD. NE, ATLANTA 30326. (404) 2610074; TIFFANY.COM
BACK TO BASICS Like the award-winning restaurant itself, Miller Union’s bar keeps its offerings seasonal and fresh. Herb-infused simple syrups and fresh-fruit grenadines make the pared-down drinks— featuring four ingredients or less—an uplifting alternative to complicated cocktails. 999 Brady Ave., Atlanta 30318. (678) 7338550; millerunion.com
SET OF FOUR GRENOUILLE COASTERS IN SEAWEED, $60. AVAILABLE AT GRAMERCY HOME, 2351-A PEACHTREE RD. NE, ATLANTA 30305. (404) 8469244; SHOPGRAMERCY.COM
The number of Bloody Marys that Empire State South offers on its “Hooch” cocktail menu. Besides the classic version, creative alternatives include the light-and-bright Borscht, the savory Bloody Caesar and the complex Gazpacho. 999 Peachtree St., Atlanta 30309. (404) 541-1105; empirestatesouth.com
* JULISKA FLORENCE BLACK GLASS PITCHER, $198. AVAILABLE AT FRAGILE, 6010-C SANDY SPRINGS CIR., ATLANTA 30328. (404) 257-1323; FRAGILEGIFTS.COM
ON ICE Square, crescent-shaped, shaved—all ice is not created equal. Theron Gunter, Executive Director of Guy T. Gunter & Associates, a local purveyor of appliances since 1952, shares his thoughts on five ice makers created especially for residential use and the cubes they produce. U-Line “U-Line machines make cubes—1½ inches square—that feature a dimple in the tops.” u-line.com Scotsman “This produces cubes about the size of a small American shot glass. This ice is best for mixed and liquor drinks; because of its size, it melts more slowly than other cubes.” scotsman-ice.com Whirlpool “This is more of a chip ice; its cubes run approximately ¼ x 1 inch. It’s best for those who like to chew on ice or used for water and soft drinks. This ice is also found in KitchenAid and Jenn-Air ice makers.” whirlpool.com Sub-Zero “These cubes are similar to those of the Scotsman, but have a hexagonal shape. Again, they’re perfect for mixed and liquor drinks.” subzero.com Manitowoc “This company has come out with a flaker ice maker for the home that creates ice similar to the shaved ice found in snow cones.” manitowocice.com Guy T. Gunter & Associates, 1620 Southland Cir., Atlanta 30318. (404) 874-7529; guytgunterappliances.com
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JAY FOLDING TABLE IN ORANGE, $85. AVAILABLE AT B.D. JEFFRIES, 3736 ROSWELL RD., SUITE B, ATLANTA 30342. (404) 2313004; BDJEFFRIES.COM
Representing Leading Manufacturers DEDON Brown Jordan Amalfi Living Royal Botania TUUCI EMU SLIP-COVERED ARNETT COUNTER STOOL, STARTING AT $663. AVAILABLE AT BUNGALOW CLASSIC, 1197 HOWELL MILL RD. NW, ATLANTA 30318. (404) 351-9120; BUNGALOWCLASSIC.COM
RALPH LAUREN THAYER DECANTER, $495. AVAILABLE AT OWENLAWRENCE
LA RUCHE BOOMERANG STOOLS IN MAHOGANY, $450 EACH. AVAILABLE AT BEE, 26 EAST ANDREWS DR., ATLANTA 30305. (404) 365-9858; BEE-ATLANTA.COM
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STYLE ( on the rocks ) METICULOUSLY MIXED Though it has the requisite roster of signature sips, Restaurant Eugene’s libations list details more single spirits than cocktails. Emphasizing quality over novelty, its master mixologists would rather concoct something scrumptious according to your whims. 2277 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta 30309. (404) 355-0321; restauranteugene.com
THE SYRIAN COLLECTION of glassware by Canvas is as artful and pretty as it is practical and well-priced. From textured glasses in organic shapes to a curiously spouted carafe, the pieces range from a slim $11 to $54 each. Available at Redefined Home Boutique, 887 Howell Mill Rd., Atlanta 30318. (404) 815-7250; redefinedhomeboutique.com
THE PREQUEL TO DAVID WONDRICH’S IMBIBE— WIDELY REGARDED AS THE COCKTAIL “BIBLE” FOR BUDDING MIXOLOGISTS—THE AUTHOR’S LATEST, PUNCH: THE DELIGHTS (AND DANGERS) OF THE FLOWING BOWL (PERIGEE, $23.95), DISSECTS THE CEREMONIOUS DRINKING CULTURE THAT PREDATED THE INDIVIDUAL MIXED DRINK. US.PENGUINGROUP.COM
GEORG JENSEN COCKTAIL CARAFE, $525. AVAILABLE AT OWENLAWRENCE
ABSOLUT VODKA’S DRINKSPIRATION HOME EDITION APP FOR IPAD CATALOGS MORE THAN 3,000 DRINK RECIPES MADE FROM A MYRIAD OF SPIRITS—NOT JUST VODKA. FEATURES INCLUDE THREE SKILL LEVELS, STEP-BY-STEP MIXING INSTRUCTIONS, SHOPPING LISTS AND EVEN CUSTOMIZED RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE IN YOUR PANTRY. FREE. ABSOLUTDRINKS.COM/EN/DRINKSPIRATION; ITUNES.APPLE.COM
Local Three’s bar menu is deﬁned by the depth and breadth of its “brown liquor” program, particularly the bourbon selection, which may just be the strongest in the city. Settle in at the cozy bar to sample a creative three-pronged “ﬂight” of these spirits, or try the house drink, Muddy Waters, for a ﬁzzy mix of Maker’s and housemade ginger ale. 3290 Northside Pkwy., Suite 120, Atlanta 30327. (404) 968-2700; localthree.com OSCAR DE LA RENTA HOME FOR CENTURY FURNITURE PAGODA BAR CABINET, $12,540. AVAILABLE IN 36 CUSTOMIZABLE FINISHES THROUGH CENTURY FURNITURE, 351 PEACHTREE HILLS AVE. NE, SUITE 212, ATLANTA 30305. (404) 869-6768; CENTURYFURNITURE.COM
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SIMON PEARCE NORWICH CHILLER, $195. AVAILABLE AT ERIKA READE LTD., 3732 ROSWELL RD., ATLANTA 30342. (404) 2333857; ERIKAREADE.COM
AREAWARE BOTTLE OPENER IN WALNUT BY DESIGNER BRENDAN RAVENHILL, $20. AVAILABLE AT SWITCHMODERN, 1193 HOWELL MILL RD. NW, ATLANTA 30318. (404) 605-0196; SWITCHMODERN.COM
+ DURING THE REIGN OF WILLIAM III, A GARDEN FOUNTAIN WAS ONCE USED AS A GIANT PUNCH BOWL. THE RECIPE INCLUDED 560 GALLONS OF BRANDY; 1,200 POUNDS OF SUGAR; 25,000 LEMONS; 20 GALLONS OF LIME JUICE AND FIVE POUNDS OF NUTMEG. THE BARTENDER ROWED AROUND IN A SMALL BOAT, FILLING UP GUESTS’ PUNCH CUPS.
A visually striking improvement on Harbour Dwarf nandina, Flirt Nandina holds its red foliage through fall, winter, and BAY BAR STOOL IN SOLID WALNUT, $369. AVAILABLE AT ROOM & BOARD, 1170 HOWELL MILL RD. NW, ATLANTA 30318. (404) 6825900; ROOMANDBOARD.COM
spring. In the summer, the red new growth is vividly framed by rich green foliage.
ATLANTA’S DELIVERY-ONLY DESSERT BOUTIQUE COCKTAIL CUPCAKES SERVES UP SUGARY, ALCOHOL-INFUSED CONCOCTIONS SUCH AS THE MINI CIROC HONEY BERRY, BAILEYS IRISH CREAM AND SWEET CHAMPAGNE CAKES. SPIRITS-FREE OPTIONS ARE ALSO ON THE MENU. (404) 941-8594; COCKTAILCUPCAKES.NET
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STYLE ( on the rocks ) + BOURBON IS THE OFFICIAL SPIRIT OF THE UNITED STATES, BY A 1964 ACT OF CONGRESS. ONLY WHISKEY PRODUCED IN THE U.S. CAN LEGALLY BE CALLED BOURBON, AND THE SPIRIT MUST BE AGED IN NEW, CHARRED OAK BARRELS. WITH ITS FASCINATING COLLECTION OF PROHIBITION-ERA SIPS, VINTAGE COCKTAILS ($50, ASSOULINE) OFFERS A PEEK INTO AN AGE OF STOLEN SOIRÉES AND NEAR-IMPOSSIBLE GLAMOUR. STYLIZED RECIPES AND GHOSTLY PHOTOGRAPHS OF COCKTAILS, BOTH CRAFTED AND CAPTURED AT NEW YORK’S THE CARLYLE HOTEL, RESURRECT THE FORGOTTEN CLASSICS—FROM THE PIMM’S CUP TO THE SAZERAC—FOR A NEW GENERATION. (888) 723-2099; SHOPASSOLINE.COM
HOME BAR ACCOUTREMENTS DON’T STOP AT CHEESE AND CRACKERS. ARTISAN-CRAFTED SPREADS, SUCH AS ALON’S BAKERY & MARKET’S $10 LINE OF PRESERVES AND CHUTNEYS, RANGE FROM BLACKBERRY LIME TO BANANA FIG TO APRICOT ALMOND—AND TASTINGS OF EACH ARE ON THE HOUSE. AVAILABLE AT ALON’S, 1394 N. HIGHLAND AVE. NE, ATLANTA 30306. (404) 872-6000; ALONS.COM
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THE NEXT BIG THING The Old Fourth Ward’s highly hip The Sound Table is engaging the punch revolution with a convivial new concept. Call ahead with your favorite ingredients and the staff will craft a bespoke concoction to sip and share at your special occasion. 483 Edgewood Ave. SE, Atlanta 30312. (404) 835-2534; thesoundtable.com
True cocktail enthusiasts will go gaga for the bona ﬁde vintage Mr. Bartender sets available from Etsy or eBay; this midcentury staple helped bring cocktail culture back into the home and made happy hours child’s play. etsy.com; ebay.com
HERMÈS PIPPA CONSOLE IN EBONIED MAPLE, $8,250. AVAILABLE THROUGH HERMÈS, 273 BUCKHEAD AVE. NE, SUITE 1101, ATLANTA 30305. (404) 233-1011; HERMES.COM
IMBIBE IN STYLE AT THE ST. REGIS ATLANTA'S GLAMOROUS WINE ROOM. 88 WEST PACES FERRY RD., ATLANTA 30305. (404) 563-7910; STREGISATLANTA.COM/WINEROOM.COM
MARTINI TABLE IN CHERRY, $295. AVAILABLE AT BUNGALOW CLASSIC
HERMÈS ADAGE ICE BUCKET, $950. AVAILABLE AT OWENLAWRENCE
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RALPH LAUREN WENTWORTH CORKSCREW, $95. AVAILABLE AT OWENLAWRENCE, 1200 HOWELL MILL RD., ATLANTA 30318. (404) 869-7360; OWENLAWRENCE.COM
LOOK FOR VINTAGE DECANTERS, COCKTAIL SHAKERS, GLASSES AND ACCESSORIES AT LOCAL ANTIQUES MARKETS SUCH AS THE STALLS, INTERIORS MARKET AND 14TH STREET ANTIQUES MARKET.
BELLA CUCINA ARTICHOKE LEMON PESTO, $12. AVAILABLE AT BELLA CUCINA ARTFUL FOOD, 1050 NORTH HIGHLAND AVE., ATLANTA 30306. (404) 347-6476; BELLACUCINA.COM
CONFUSED ABOUT CHEESE? CONSULT WITH STAR PROVISIONS‘ CHEESE MONGER TIM GADDIS TO DISCOVER DIVINE NEW FAVORITES. 1198 HOWELL MILL RD. NW, ATLANTA 30318. (404) 3650410; STARPROVISIONS.COM
Bar Basics—and Beyond “The perfect at-home bar should be inviting and attractive,” says Tony Conway, the CEO and owner of A Legendary Event, one of the city’s premier special events companies. “Besides wine and spirits, make sure you have a martini shaker, cocktails glasses, Champagne ﬂutes, wine glasses
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and martini glasses (I keep a couple in the freezer at all times). And I always suggest that you keep a supply of cocktail napkins on hand—linen are best! Conway’s Essentials: Vodka • Gin • Light rum • Scotch • Bourbon • Canadian whiskey • Dry vermouth • Campari • White wine •
Red wine • Champagne • Club soda • Tonic • Coca-Cola • Sprite or ginger ale • Lemons, limes and large cocktail olives. Conway suggests keeping an extra bottle of vodka in the freezer and advises against keeping Champagne in the refrigerator, as it will cause it to lose some of its body. “It only takes 20
minutes to chill Champagne with an ice bath,” he says. “Finally, it is always great to have little munchies for those late-night cocktails or that occasional friend who drops by.” Conway’s suggestions: Hard and soft salami and sausages • Carr’s crackers • Artichoke dip or any spread from Bella Cucina • Hard
cheeses • Shelled pistachios and cashews. And never one to forget the smallest of details, Conway offers up this ﬁnal tidbit. “I love to keep bottles of beautiful Champagne or wine on hand with non-descript wine bags to have as departing gifts for my guests!” alegendaryevent.com
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CALLING UPON A GILDED AGE OF ENTERTAINING, THE DOOR TO JENNIFER BOLES’ KITCHEN—OUTFITTED IN A CHIC NAILHEAD DESIGN WITH MOORE & GILES LEATHER—AND WELL-STOCKED ROLLING BAR CART SET THE SCENE FOR A SOPHISTICATED COCKTAIL HOUR.
TURNER TABLE IN WHITE, $620. AVAILABLE AT MITCHELL GOLD + BOB WILLIAMS, 3081 PEACHTREE RD. NE, ATLANTA 30305. (404) 869-1770; MGBWATLANTA.COM
ROUND SOAPSTONE PLATES FROM CANVAS, $19-$30 EACH. AVAILABLE AT SCOUT, 18 EAST ANDREWS DR., ATLANTA 30305. (404) 816-2325; SCOUTFORTHEHOME.COM
ANTIQUE SILVER COCKTAIL SHAKER, $39. AVAILABLE AT POTTERY BARN, 3393 PEACHTREE RD. NE, SUITE 2046-A, ATLANTA 30326. (404) 812-9726; POTTERYBARN.COM
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There was a time when yours truly thought the height of sophistication was serving Riunite on ice. (Well, it was more sophisticated than the hooch consumed during my youth in Montezuma, Georgia!) Thankfully, Mr. von Habersham cured me of the habit by introducing me to that Rothschild wine. You know, Chateau Lafite? I don’t think there’ll be any of that at this month’s High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction, but I do know that some of Atlanta’s most fabulous oenophiles and tipplers will be there sampling the vino and raising those paddles at the live auction. Talk about a guilt-free hangover—the auction benefits the High Museum of Art. And speaking of the Wine Auction, I hear that a handful of generous patrons will be hosting Winemaker Dinners in their very own homes. These aren’t just any old houses, mind you. We’re talking manses decorated by the “Who’s Who” of Atlanta design. I thought about offering up my place, but it’s temporarily out of order thanks to an endless redo by a certain hot Buckhead designer. (You know who you are!) Although it’s late January as I write this dispatch from Aspen, I know where I’ll be on February 24. That’s the day Carolyne Roehm will grace the Ainsworth-Noah showroom at ADAC to discuss her new book, A Passion for Interiors. I better be careful, though. The last time I visited Hal and Winton’s showroom, my designer and I bought enough furniture, fabric and antiques to fill two containers bound for my Argentinian estancia. Fortunately, my tall, dark and handsome polo-playing paramour didn’t seem to mind. He just loved what I did in the bedroom with all of that Nancy Corzine fabric. (Wouldn’t you like to know!) I guess you could say that this past winter was good to me. Too good. I’ve gained ten pounds, and none of my fabulous Phoebe Philo pants from Céline fit anymore. I’ve just got to stop dropping by Eataly every time I’m in New York. Damn that Mario Batali! And the Bill Blass meatloaf that I served my guests up in Highlands earlier this month didn’t help my waistline either. Perhaps I should take up ballet á la Black Swan. Then again, maybe I’ll stick to Gyrotonics at Core. The social season is here—and I say bring it on! The spring clothes, that is. I saw some of you Atlanta gals at Paris Fashion Week, which means that I better get my wardrobe whipped into shape. I’m thinking of wearing Oscar or Carolina to next month’s Swan House Ball—always safe choices. Or maybe that black embellished Lanvin gown that looks so soigné on me. I mean, if those darlings Lovette Russell and Jack Sawyer are chairing the thing, you can’t just show up in any ol’ frock! (Editors’ note: Ms. von Habersham’s writings will appear from time to time when she has something to say, which we think will be often. Look for her future communiques in the magazine and on our website, atlantahomesmag.com.
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STYLE ( on the rocks ) Fresh & French For her eponymous Westside Provisions District shop, Perrine Prieur “had everything in mind, right down to the concrete countertops and the burlap at the windows, and White Provision helped me build it out,” says the former sommelier at JOËL Brasserie. Indeed, the new boutique shop reﬂects Prieur’s lifelong vision to share her French Provincial-inspired concept with all. In addition to some 350 wines, the shop carries all manner of artisanal cheeses and meats, oils, chocolates and coffees, perfect for pairing with her expertly selected wines. What’s more, she offers weekly wine tastings and educational classes, all of which take place at the shop’s centrally located focal point—a 14-foot communal table. Perrine’s Wine Shop, 1168 Howell Mill Rd., Atlanta 30318. (404) 2545077; perrineswine.com –Heather J. Paper
Sensationally Chic Encompassing Old World and New World wines, as well as an impressive collection of Champagnes and sparkling wines, the inventory at pH Wine Merchant—under the direction of proprietors Patrick
▲ INSPIRED BY THE RICH COLORS OF WINE, DESIGNER AMY D. MORRIS CREATED A GRAPHIC WALL DISPLAY AND VELVETY-LUXE TASTING ROOM FOR HER PROPRIETOR FRIENDS AT THEIR SUPER-STYLISH—AND TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED—NEW PH WINE MERCHANT.
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▲ YOU'LL LOVE THE USERFRIENDLY SHOPPING AND TASTING EXPERIENCE AT PERRINE'S, A NEW WESTSIDE WINE RETAILER RECENTLY OPENED BY A WUNDERKIND SOMMELIER OF JOËL BRASSERIE FAME.
Shippey and Anthony Yambor—runs the gamut from the familiar to the obscure. But it’s more than the variety of wines that make this place special. Upon entering the front door, you’re met by an iPad podium where you can browse the likes of Robert Parker, Wine Spectator and Burghound. Straight ahead are zinc countertops like those found in the original French wine bars. And around the corner? A dazzling tasting room, where designer Amy D. Morris has made her most indelible mark, and where wine consultant Maggie Meroney leads classes as well as guided tastings. 200
Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, Atlanta 30305. (404) 949-0702; pHwinemerchant.com –H.J.P.
5 THE RUSTIC-CHIC DIGS OF POUR WINE MARKET IN BROOKHAVEN BEGUILES BUYERS WITH DIVERSE AND WELLPRICED BOTTLES OF VINO (PLUS CRAFT BEERS) THAT THEY CAN SAMPLE BEFORE THEY PURCHASE.
Taster’s Pace The philosophy at Pour Wine Market and Tasting Room is simple, really. Co-owners Johnny McCall and Parke Lammerts want customers to “try before they buy.” That’s why this Brookhaven spot features an Old World-style
market on one side and a sitdown tasting room on the other. Pour specializes in affordable wines, predominantly priced within the $12 to $25 range, but also stocks craft beers. And if the affordable aspect weren’t enough to keep customers coming back, the atmosphere is just as appealing; Lauren Davenport of Davenport Designs Ltd. worked with the owners to create a rustic chic ambience, with recycled barnboard siding setting the tone. 1418 Dresden Dr., Atlanta 30319. (404) 474-9563; pourwinemarket.com –H.J.P.
Anthony | Wolf An airy new Buckhead shopping spot calls on the pedigree of its designer owner
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AT THE ETHEREAL ANTHONY | WOLF, OWNER KELLY ANTHONY, OPPOSITE, SHOWCASES AN ARRAY OF STYLISH HOME FURNISHINGS AND A CURATED MIX OF WOMEN’S CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES.
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Whether it’s real estate, fashion or fine dining, Buckhead has always been synonymous with luxury. But the community has recently experienced a resurgence as an interior design destination—and not just for the trade. In November, interior designer Kelly Anthony launched the shop-ashome lifestyle boutique Anthony | Wolf on East Andrews, the perfect complement to newcomers Scout, Vintage and BEE as well as longtime veterans Pieces, Boxwoods and Lush Life. Laid out like an airy loft—complete with bedroom, closet, bar, living and dining areas—a walk through Anthony | Wolf feels like stepping into one of your most stylish friend’s houses—except everything is for sale, including a line of swoon-worthy Leigh & Luca scarves, a rack of sculptural dresses by cult favorite Poleci and exquisite jewelry by Avindy. Anthony, also owner of the 15-year-old Wolf Design Group, believes the boutique will appeal to the “non-traditional but traditional-type people.” The designer’s own twists on tradition include a floating drum chandelier with hand-beaded crystals piercing its center; oneof-a-kind dog beds with linen upholstery and nailhead trim; and a pair of vintage, glam-inspired dome chairs. But more than the designer’s custom creations, it’s an incredible array of earthy-but-elegant accessories and the juxtaposition of traditional with the unexpected that speak volumes about her well-edited eyes. And a word about the artwork: Though the contemporary masterpiece “Hummingbird,” painted by her mother, Patricia Wolf, is for sale, don’t ask about “Donkey,” above the register. It’s one of Anthony’s personal favorites—and the only in-store item not for sale. 56 East Andrews Dr., Atlanta 30305. (404) 261-7778; anthonywolfcollection.com
KELLY ANTHONY A SNAPSHOT The designer and shop owner shares a few of her favorite things + My favorite places to shop are…Saks Fifth Avenue, K-La Boutique, Gucci and small, individually owned boutiques around the world. And always Bergdorf Goodman when I’m in New York. + When I go out in Atlanta, you’ll ﬁnd me at…10° South, the restaurant my husband and I own. + My biggest splurges are…always on purses, shoes, travel and wonderful dinners with family and friends. + The best thing I’ve recently discovered is…kukees.com! They’re homemade cookies I found in Los Angeles that taste like cookie dough, only baked. They're free of preservatives and hydrogenated oils and have three grams of ﬁber, so I don't feel too guilty eating them! + I like to collect…purses, shoes and one of-a-kind friends.
+ The luxuries I’d never give up are…my moisturizer (seriously!) and my personal time—it’s sacred. + My heroes are...My husband, Justin, and Matthew Quinn of Design Galleria. They are both super-human! My parents: my mom, for being such a strong and talented woman; my father, who always called me a diamond in the rough. That [phrase] always reminds me that I can become something better and more beautiful, which is why I’m always aspiring. + What's your zodiac and do you think the traits of your sign affect how you approach design? Aries. And, yes, deﬁnitely! I’m adventurous and inventive, and my designs convey that. I juxtapose elements in unexpected ways, and I like the statement that high-contrast design makes. I’m also very energetic and enthusiastic, which is key to seeing marathon design projects through to fruition. Aries are risk takers. Opening a store in this economy was a huge risk, but I wouldn’t change a thing about what we’ve done! 27
RADAR EXPLORING MOVEMENT AND NOTIONS OF IDENTITY, DYNAMIC PAINTINGS BY COLLECTOR FAVORITE SUSAN EASTON BURNS ARE DISPLAYED AT DK GALLERY’S JAZZ FRIDAY THIS MONTH AMID THE SOPHISTICATED SOUNDS OF THE BILL VAN DYKE ENSEMBLE. 3/4, 6-9 P.M. 25 WEST PARK SQ., MARIETTA 30060. (770) 427-5377; DKGALLERY.US
GREGG IRBY FINE ART FEATURES THE WORK OF ABSTRACTIONIST MICHELLE ARMAS, WHO THROUGH VIBRANT COLORS AND VIGOROUS BRUSH STROKES EXPLORES HER UNIQUE SENSE OF IMAGINATION AND FANTASY. 3/4-4/2. 3725 POWERS FERRY RD., BUILDING A, ATLANTA 30342. (404) 941-9787; GREGGIRBYFINEART.COM
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“BLONDE BOMBSHELLS,” A PLAYFUL NEW EXHIBIT AT HUFF HARRINGTON FINE ART, HIGHLIGHTS WORKS BY SIX OF THE GALLERY’S MOST POPULAR FAIRHAIRED ARTISTS, INCLUDING LORRAINE CHRISTIE’S IMPRESSIONISTIC CITY STREETS, PICTURED. 3/18-4/2; OPENING RECEPTION 3/18, 6-8 P.M. 4240 RICKENBACKER DR. NE, ATLANTA 30342. (404) 257-0511; HUFFHARRINGTON.COM
THE EVOCATIVE WORKS OF FOUR LEADING ARTISTS—AMONG THEM ADELE SYPESTEYN, PICTURED—ARE EXHIBITED IN “ABSTRACTIONS,” A BRIEF SHOWCASE AT ANNE IRWIN FINE ART THAT EXPLORES THE CONVERGENCE OF COLOR, LINE AND FORM. 3/25-4/8; OPENING RECEPTION 3/25, 6-8 P.M. 25-D BENNETT ST., ATLANTA 30309. (404) 352-1855; ANNEIRWINFINEART.COM
FOR ITS 22ND YEAR, THE AMERICAN CRAFT COUNCIL SHOW BRINGS FINE CRAFT ARTS—CERAMICS, FIBER ARTS, FURNITURE, JEWELRY, GLASS ART, METALWORKS AND MORE—TO THE COBB GALLERIA CENTRE IN ATLANTA. AS THE LARGEST JURIED FINE CRAFT SHOW IN THE SOUTHEAST, THE EVENT WILL RAISE FUNDS FOR THIS NATIONAL NONPROFIT AS WELL AS THE MUSEUM OF DESIGN ATLANTA. TICKETS, $13; SPECIALS AVAILABLE. 3/10-3/13; PREVIEW PARTY 3/10, 6-9 P.M. TWO GALLERIA PKWY., ATLANTA 30339. CRAFTCOUNCIL.ORG
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A Toast to 100! In December, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and White Provision toasted the designers, architects and homeowners featured in a story from that’s month’s issue titled, “100 Superlative Spaces.” Hosted at Room & Board, the event showcased 100 of the magazine’s most memorable rooms from 2000-2010. Catering was provided by Figo Pasta.
ROW 1: The Room & Board showroom at White Provision; Anna-Wooten Gauss, Amy Morris. ROW 2: Gil Stose, Margaret Brown; Chad Holman, Barbara Howard, Keith Traxler; Michelle Clark, Kimberly Ward, Shirl Parker. ROW 3: Tyler Lynch, Lanah Jackson, Kari Fisher; Clara Sorrells and Shena Sabens with Jamestown Properties; Dan Belman, Randy Korando, Carolyn Malone. ROW 4: Douglas Hilton and Carole Weaks; Reynolds Brown; Harrison Rohr, Joel Kelly; Krystal Persaud and Megan Joyce; Will Huff, Heather Dewberry. Photography by Kim Link
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Thank yyou o for joining us as we celebrate 14 years of showcasing fabulous Atlanta kitchens on The Junior of Atlanta’s annual Tour of Kitchens. With your support, the JLA is actively serving the Atlanta League eo community commu un by promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through h tthe effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. past 95 years, the JLA has addressed the changing needs of our community while remaining true to For the ep core our cor re values -- improving the lives of women and children. The JLA consistently evaluates the community’s and needs a n responds accordingly. Communications among local and state government ofcials, the JLA off Directors and leaders in the non-prot and for-prot communities provide insight into the issues that Board o impact women and children in Atlanta. For example, although we remain committed to our long-standing w partners partnerrs including institutions founded by the JLA such as Atlanta Speech School, Atlanta Children’s Shelter and Center Ce ent for the Visually Impaired, we are working to eliminate the commercial sexual exploitation of children in i Atlanta and to improve the quality of early childhood education for Atlanta’s children through new relationships relation nsh with A Future Not a Past and the Whitefoord Community Program. We hope ho ope that your experience on the Tour of Kitchens is inspiring and engaging and that you leave the event with new, ne ew creative ideas to help transform your living space. We also hope that you enjoy the chefs and other featured feature ed professionals as you experience creative culinary treats that you could recreate in your kitchen. Thank you yo to all of our JLA volunteers whose work has helped us present yet another successful Tour of Kitchens. Kitchen ns. We applaud the signicant contribution of our committed partner, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, and specically ca Brad Hanner, associate publisher, who gives his insight and helps ensure the Tour is unique and diverse year. e each e Finally, thank you for joining us this year and contributing to the JLA’s legacy of service. t Enjoy!
Audra Dial | 2010-2011 Junior League of Atlanta President
Alice Sheets | 2010-2011 Tour of Kitchens Chair
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Lea Butler, Co-chair
Trish Campbell, Co-chair
Megan Arena Katie Arminio Cole Birdsey Jenn Borey Blair Burdette
Leanna Carlson Jennifer Dâ€™Amico Scarlett Ferguson Tiffany Hickman Heather Holzworth
Lauren Kalen Catherine Sanders Hayley Vegso Kelly Willyard
3-HOUR VOLUNTEERS Deena Fotopoulos, Chair
EVENTS Susan Lampe, Chair
HOUSE LEADERS Kelley Mauriello, Chair
Lauren Kaplan Rachel Kelley EJ Stern Tricia Taylor Martha Bosworth
Sallie Cochran Michelle Crenshaw Adrienne Cronan Katie Leverett Jincy Mackay Emily Milsaps Laurie Moreau Ansley Nixon Sarah North Parmelee Shuford Alissa Turnbull Shelia Vitters Deborah Wassenaar Heather Wilson
PROGRAM Beth Okun, Chair Ashley Hope Jessica Maguire Katharine Perry Meg Robinson Amy Smith
PROGRAM CONSULTATION Marsha Lewis KITCHEN SELECTION Melanie Richardson, Chair TREASURER Marissa Greider
TICKET SALES Mimi Brunson, Chair Jennifer Eshelman Garman Gordon Katherine Penton Elizabeth-Ann Wieber
SPONSORSHIP Angel Tittle, Chair Rebecca Brodnan Catherine King Courtney Kirk Colleen Lane Samantha Minton Dana Schoonover
PUBLIC RELATIONS / MARKETING Anna Yunker, Chair Jaime Griffon Katherine Lanham
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SATURDAY | MARCH 19, 2011 | EVENTS 11:00 AM
Cruikshank: Brunch cooking demonstration and tasting with Chef Scott Serpas of Serpas True Food
CSI: New food demonstration & tasting with Geoff Melkonian of Breadwinner Cafe and Bakery
Design Galleria: Virginia Willis Cookbook Signing and display of new Southern PantryProducts
1:00 – 2:00 PM 1:00 -3:00 PM
Home Rebuilders: Cooking demonstration and tasting with Chef Jay Swift of 4th & Swift
Diversied Cabinet Distributors: Big Green Egg demonstration and tasting with Big Green Egg Executive Chef Bobby Cresap (outdoor demonstration and tasting)
2:00-4:00 PM 2:00 PM
Diversied Cabinet Distributors: Delicious yogurt tasting from Yoforia
Home Forge: Cooking demonstration and tasting with Chef Hugh Acheson of Five & Ten (Athens, Ga.) and Empire State South
Home Rebuilders House: Demonstration and tasting with display of farm fresh selections with Moore Farms
THROUGHOUT THE DAY
Cruikshank: Charles Willis Table Setting
Home Forge: JLA Cookbook Sales
SCOTT SERPAS, SERPAS TRUE FOOD South Louisiana native and executive chef Scott Serpas has a knack for carving out a style all his own, and his culinary charisma has culled attention from adoring diners and critics alike. From the prestigious James Beard Foundation to Gourmet, GQ and Food & Wine, this chef has garnered attention for his honest approach to Southern food with Louisiana air. Serpas True Food is located in an old cotton storage facility in the heart of Atlanta’s culturally rich Old Fourth Ward. Serpas is known for its “true food” approach to cuisine with an edge. Serpas has received local and national acclaim since its January 2009 debut and was named one of the 10 “Best New Restaurants in America” in 2009 by GQ magazine. In 2004 Scott served as executive chef at Atlanta’s popular TWO Urban Licks. During his tenure at TWO, the restaurant received numerous accolades from Food & Wine, Gourmet, O The Oprah Magazine, Men’s Health, InStyle, Conde Nast Traveler, The AJC and Wine Spectator.
GEOFF MELKONIAN, BREADWINNER CAFE AND BAKERY Geoff Melkonian is the co-owner, along with his wife and sister, of Breadwinner Café and Bakery in Sandy Springs. Since opening its doors in October, this new restaurant has delighted customers with its homemade fare created from all-natural ingredients. The café and bakery grew from the Melkonian family’s successful Breadwinner gourmet bread company, which has been baking and selling delicious sweet breads since 2005. Breadwinner has been featured on the Food Network series “Road Tasted” and on NBC’s “Today” show. Visit Breadwinner Café and Bakery in person at 220 Sandy Springs Circle or online at www.breadwinnercafe. com, and check out the breads that started it all at www.breadwinnerbreads.com.
VIRGINIA WILLIS, SOUTHERN PANTRY Virginia Willis is the author of the acclaimed cookbook Bon Appétit, Y’all! Recipes and Stories from Three Generations of Southern Cooking (Ten Speed Press, 2008). Her next book, Basic to Brilliant, Y’all: Recipes and Recollections of a Southern Culinary Journey is the lead book for Ten Speed Press for fall 2011. A graduate of L’Academie de Cuisine and Ecole de Cuisine LaVarenne, she previously she honed her attention to detail as kitchen director for Martha Stewart Living Television, where she supervised the food segments for the Emmyaward winning television show. With MSLTV, Virginia was also responsible for preparing private meals and events for Martha and her guests—including, among others, President Bill Clinton, Aretha Franklin, and Julia Child. As executive producer for Epicurious on The Discovery Channel, she traveled the world taping fantastic stories about food, from harvesting capers in the shadow of a smoldering volcano to making authentic mustard in Dijon. For more about Virginia, visit www.virginiawillis.com
JAY SWIFT, 4TH & SWIFT Ch Chef hef Jay Swift h highlights ig seasonal and daily-changing market menus to utilize the freshest ingredients in a former engine room of the Southern Dairies, 4th & Swift serves modern at all times. Located Loca American comfort food in a space indicative of the building’s rich past in Atlanta’s eclectic Old Fourth Am merican comfor Ward. Jay is also active in the Atlanta community. He supports Share Our Strength’s campaign to end childhood ch hildhood hunger hung ge with his participation in Taste of the Nation and Give Me Five event. And he has been with be een honored w it two invitations to cook at the renowned James Beard House in New York City.
BOBBY CRESAP, BIG GREEN EGG Bo Bobby obby Cresap’ss fa father hailed from New Orleans, and he learned to cook by watching his southern mother and grandparents. an nd grandparen nts His taste for food was from the very beginning inuenced by great southern cooking spiced of authentic Cajun and Creole avor. When you blend in being an Atlanta native and add sp piced with a bitt o education you get an interesting recipe! After graduating with honors from the School of a classic classic culinaryy e Culinary Atlanta, Bobby started his career as a chef or food service director at Marriot Management, Cu ulinary Arts in A t Kroger’s Program and Piedmont Hospital. Bobby was a Big Green Egg owner and advocate for 18 Kr roger’s Chef P ro years ye ears before joining joini the company four years ago as the Manager of Retail Sales. But his true passion is position he holds as the Executive Chefand Director of Big Green Egg Academy, which he the newest positio considers “dream job” and the very reason he sought a career with Big Green Egg. co onsiders his “d dre
HUGH ACHESON, FIVE & TEN AND EMPIRE STATE SOUTH Hu Hugh ugh Acheson is the chef/partner of Five & Ten, the National, Gosford Wine in Athens, Ga. and Empire South in Atlanta, Ga.. Acheson’s fresh approach to Southern food has earned him a Em mpire State Sou including Food & Wine’s Best New Chef (2002), the AJC Restaurant of the great deal of recognition re eco Year Ye ear (2007) , James Jam Beard Nominations for Best Chef Southeast (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010). Hugh rst cookbook co ookbook titled d A New Turn in the South will be published by Clarkson Potter in the fall 0f 2011. Hugh Athens, Ga. with his wife Mary and two children Beatrice & Clementine. Hu ugh lives in At th
WILL AND LAURIE MOORE, MOORE FARMS In 1998 Will an and nd Laurie Moore started growing specialty produce for Atlanta chefs. Their farm business grown to include over 30 food producers marketing fresh local and organic food to bu usiness has gro Atlantans At tlantans with ttheir h Moore Farms and Friends Online Market. Will and Laurie are avid cooks who love the kitchen together. lov ve working in th
YOFORIA Trreat yourself g Treat good! o Containing only 25 calories per ounce and made with organic fat-free milk and yogurt, has quickly grown to 15 locations located in the greater Atlanta area and Athens, yo ogurt, Yoforia ah Georgia Ge eorgia areas as well as Charlotte, Greensboro and Winston-Salem, North Carolina (Spring 2011). Yoforia proud Yo oforia is a pro oud supporter of the Junior League of Atlanta.
EDYTH SHADBURN, CHARLES WILLIS An n Atlanta trad tradition diti since 1948, Charles Willis has proudly served three generations of brides with extraordinary an n extraordinar ry selection of china, crystal and gifts. The collection includes over 400 patterns from manufacturers. The Bridal Registry has expanded nationwide via its website, fro om 50 of the nest n www.charleswillis.com. Owner Edyth Shadburn, an Atlanta native and Junior League of Atlanta ww ww.charleswillis member, me ember, handles Corporate Services for local as well as national clients. For more information call (404) orr (800) 884-4993. (40 04) 233-9487 o
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REMINDER This is a self-guided tour. please Go in any order you like.
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SATURDAY DRIVING DIRECTIONS -------------------------------------------------1. CRUIKSHANK, 1426 McLendon Ave, Atlanta, Ga. 30307 (From Junior League HQ, 3154 Northside Pkwy NW) Start out going east on Northside Pkwy (0.25 miles) Turn right onto Moores Mill Rd (0.87 miles) Merge onto I-75 South (6 miles) Take the GA-10 E/Freedom Pkwy exit, 248C, toward Carter Center Take the GA-42-Conn ramp toward Carter Center (0.2 miles) Turn right onto Moreland Ave. (0.34 miles) Turn leŌ onto McLendon Ave. (0.48 miles) House is on leŌ. Parking available on Candler Park Dr on right. 2. HOME REBUILDERS, 192 17th St, Atlanta, Ga. 30309 Go west on McLendon Ave toward Oakdale Rd (0.48 miles) Turn right onto Moreland Ave (0.62 miles) Turn leŌ onto Ponce de Leon (1.92 miles) Turn right onto Piedmont Ave (1.24 miles) Turn leŌ onto S Prado (0.16 miles) Turn leŌ onto The Prado (0.16 miles) Turn leŌ onto 17th St (0.06 miles) House is on the right. 3. DIVERSIFIED CABINET DISTRIBUTORS, 1740 Doncaster Dr, Atlanta, Ga. 30309 Start out going northeast on 17th St toward The Prado (0.06 miles) Turn leŌ onto The Prado (0.06 miles) Turn right onto Montgomery Ferry Dr (0.39 miles) Turn leŌ onto Lionel Ln (0.14 miles) Turn right onto Robin Hood Rd (0.2 miles) Turn right onto Doncaster Dr (0.03 miles) House is on the leŌ. 4. DESIGN GALLERIA, 411 Peachtree BaƩle Ave, Atlanta, Ga. 30305 Start out going south on Doncaster Dr toward Robin Hood Rd Turn leŌ onto Robin Hood Rd Turn right onto Beverly Rd (0.03 miles) Turn right onto Peachtree St (1.8 miles) Turn leŌ onto Peachtree BaƩle Ave (0.72 miles) House is on right at corner of Peachtree BaƩle and Montview Dr Turn right to park on Montview Dr.
5. DOVETAIL HOMES, 2488 Cadillac Dr, Atlanta, Ga. 30345 Go east on Peachtree BaƩle Ave toward Peachtree Rd (0.7 miles) Turn leŌ onto Peachtree Rd (0.24 miles) Turn right onto Lindbergh Dr (1.08 miles) Stay straight to go onto Lindbergh Way (0.24 miles) Lindbergh Way becomes Lindbergh Dr (0.81 miles) Turn leŌ onto Cheshire Bridge Rd (0.35 miles) Merge onto I-85 north toward Greenville (2.27 miles) Take exit 91 toward US-23/GA-155/Decatur Turn right onto Clairmont Rd (0.13 miles) Take the rst leŌ onto Briarcliī Rd (1.62 miles) Turn right onto Oak Grove Rd (0.22 miles) Take the rst leŌ onto Cadillac Dr (0.08 miles) House is on the leŌ. 6. CSI, 1107 Childers Ct, Atlanta, Ga. 30324 Go northwest on Cadillac Dr toward Oak Grove Rd (0.08 miles) Turn right onto Oak Grove Rd (0.22 miles) Turn leŌ onto Briarcliī Rd (1.62 miles) Turn right onto Clairmont Rd (0.26 miles) Turn leŌ onto I-85 south. (1.25 miles) Take exit 89 toward GA-42/North Druid Hills Rd (0.17 miles) Turn right onto North Druid Hills Rd (0.49 miles) Turn leŌ onto Childers Rd (0.07 miles) Take the rst leŌ onto Childers Ct (0.04 miles) House is on the right. 7. HOME FORGE, 4395 Northside Chase, Atlanta, Ga. 30327 Go northwest on Childers Ct toward Childers Rd (0.04 miles) Turn right onto Childers Rd (0.07 miles) Turn leŌ onto North Druid Hill Rd (0.11 miles) Stay straight to go onto East Roxboro Rd (1.37 miles) Stay straight to go onto Wieuca Rd (0.17 miles) Take the rst leŌ onto Peachtree Rd (0.26 miles) Turn right onto Lenox Rd (0.86 miles) Turn right onto Piedmont Rd (0.65 miles) Turn right onto Roswell Rd (0.1 miles) Turn slight leŌ onto Powers Ferry Rd (1.2 miles) Turn leŌ onto Hillside Dr (0.73 miles) Turn right onto Northside Dr (0.65 miles) Take the third right onto Northside Chase (0.12 miles)
1426 M C L E N D O N A V E N U E , A T L A N T A 30307
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Cruickshank Remodeling 1079 Alco Street N.E. Atlanta 30324
Located in the historic Candler Park area, this charming turn-ofthe-century home was saved from deterioration by the homeowner who fell in love with everything from the high ceilings to the original heart pine oors and brick replaces. Unfortunately, after numerous remodels and additions over the last 100+ years, the home’s original oor plan was lost, so the homeowner contracted with Cruickshank Remodeling to restore the home’s original structure and glory. After the basic restoration was complete, we focused on creating a kitchen that was traditional, yet had a little 1920s glam. We wanted clean, classic styling with a touch of sparkle--just like the homeowner! The new kitchen has modern appliances and user-friendly cabinetry features situated amongst beautiful traditional inset cabinetry. Because there was no breakfast room, we designed a multi-functional island which includes the main cooking element with downdraft, storage and comfortable seating. We also recongured the existing oversized powder bath to create a wet bar and bulk storage, which added a highlyfunctioning space centrally located between the kitchen and formal dining room. Maximizing every inch, we created a classy little wet bar with a wine cooler and bar sink, a wall-to-wall storage pantry, and a new, beautiful powder bath with custom marble lavatory.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER Cruickshank Remodeling is an award winning, Atlanta-based residential design and building contractor specializing in custom remodels for homeowners who take pride in their homes. Since 1980 we’ve been committed to developing unique visions, providing detailed plans and assuring hassle-free construction for our clients. Founder/owner Brad Cruickshank leads a team of designers, managers and craftsmen with the attitude that “our style is your style,” which results in unique projects of varied architectural styles. Margaret Long Designs: Focusing on residential design since 2005, Margaret Long Designs strives to achieve the highest level of service for each of her clients by offering expert guidance in residential design. Margaret provides interior space planning, color consulting and advice on furniture placement, while offering an extensive selection of fabrics, oor coverings, furniture and other nishes. With an exceptional eye to detail, Margaret works with each of her clients to help cultivate a distinctive look. www.margaretlongdesigns.com
S UP P LIERS Cabinets – Geppetto Kitchens Flooring – Woodrich, 3 ½” Heart Pine Countertops – CeasarStone ‘Lagos Blue’ by Marmi; Backsplash by Key Tile Tile – Marble Mini-brick, Specialty Tile Sinks – Main sink- Shaw Fireclay Apron Sink from Ferguson Kitchen & Bath; Wet Bar-Hammered, Polished Nickel Link-asink from Ferguson Kitchen & Bath Faucets – Main sink-Kohler Vinnata from Ferguson Kitchen & Bath; Wet Bar-Kohler Vinnata from Ferguson Kitchen & Bath Lighting – Undercounter Zenon puck lights, Chandelier C-Lighting, Wet Bar Ceiling Circa Lighting Appliances – Disposal InSinkErator Pro Essential; Water Purier InSinkErator Dual Hot & Cold Dispenser w/ ltration; Hood Thermador; Cook top, Ovens, Warming Drawers, Microwave – KitchenAid from Guy T. Gunter; Dishwashers Bosch from Guy T. Gunter; Refrigerator – Sub-Zero from Howard Payne Company; Wine Cooler – U-Line from Guy T. Gunter Paint – Benjamin Moore
192 17 T H S T R E E T , A T L A N T A 30309
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Home Rebuilders 1629 Monroe Dr. Atlanta 30324
Located in the heart of Ansley Park, this year’s kitchen project was completed several years ago. Its timeless design with craftsman yet modern details tips its hat to the architect and homeowner who came to Home Rebuilders with his design plans. It included a larger addition to the back of the house that added not only a spacious new kitchen but new family room as well. The whole house was renovated to bring it up to today’s modern needs. The plan on the main oor included a new mudroom and pantry where coats, groceries and school bags and books could be dropped. The mudroom/ pantry area exits to the driveway and makes unloading kids and groceries easy. Warm wood accents compliment the modern details of stainless appliances, sleek hardware and contemporary hand blown pendants. A stained oak island as centerpiece has furniture like legs, stainless banding and granite top. The design is open and generous for cooks and entertaining and at the same time opens up the kitchen to the back yard allowing plenty of light to ood the space. Don’t miss a few fun details like the full wall chalk board by the back door, as well as the river stone laid like tile to form a doormat at the back door entrance. And don’t miss the beautiful family room with many wonderful details.
S UP P LIERS Cabinets – Wood Harbor Flooring – Hardwoods Countertops – Island- Absolute Black – Honed Granite Perimeter Cabinets – Gallo Ornamental – Honed Granite Backsplash – Ceramic Tile Vitrail FCT in Basil / Kiwi / Venetian colors Sinks – Kinder
ABOUT THE DESIGNER Home Rebuilders is a 30-year-old, award winning design/build rm specializing in residential remodeling and custom homes. A kitchen and bath specialty group brings together architects and kitchen and bath designer to provide you a custom kitchen. Home Rebuilders has a eld crew of talented craftsmen who together with our design team create a seamless effort in designing and building your kitchen or other remodeling project. Our team’s commitment to customer satisfaction is our top priority. Home Rebuilder’s kitchen and bath showroom on Monroe Drive in Ansley Park, features an intimate boutique atmosphere. Diverse and carefully selected collections of product have been brought together, reecting the highest standards of creativity and quality and value. Cabinetry, appliances, plumbing, granite, tile and hardware are just a few of the many selections offered. Stop in today and let one of our certied kitchen and bath designers assist you in designing your dream kitchen. Home Rebuilders – Creating your best investment!
Faucets – Dornbracht Hood – Vent-A-Hood Cooktop – Viking Ovens – Viking Dishwashers – Bosch Refrigerator – Sub-Zero Microwave Oven – Kitchen Aid Architect – Jeff Juliano/ Homeowner – architect
1740 D O N C A S T E R D R I V E , A T L A N T A 30309
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Diversied Cabinet Distributors (DCD) 5250 Brook Hollow Parkway, Norcross, Ga. 30071
This kitchen is literally the heart of this gracious new home in Sherwood Forest. Its central location, opposite the casual dining area, and adjacent to the cozy keeping room and wide open family living space, allows it to shine as the focal point for this young, active family. The homeowners turned to Gary Dresser of Dresser Homes to build this traditional brick two story. Gary brought in Jeff Reed and DCD to provide cabinetry. The kitchen, naturally, was the main design element. After reviewing the home’s architectural plans, a classic raised panel door style from Shiloh Cabinetry’s inset collection was selected. The nish for the main kitchen is a warm soft white paint with subtle slate highlighting. The focus is the matching cabinetry hood with arched valance, corbels and display shelf. The island, meant to give the appearance of ne furniture, is in a rich espresso stain with black glaze. Here the kitchen’s ability to function really shines, as the island includes a pull out trash bin, roll out shelves, vertical tray storage, cookbook shelves and a place to hide special occasion items tucked away in the knee space. Attention to detail is apparent throughout the design with varied depths, stacked moldings, and elegant legs for the island. Stainless appliances, bold granite countertops, and satin nickel xtures and hardware complete the polished look. Now that they’ve moved in and the dust has settled, this family is nally getting to enjoy their beautiful custom home with a marvelous kitchen at its heart.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER For over 35 years, our staff of experienced designers, installers and service reps have worked with builders, remodeling contractors, and homeowners to create beautiful kitchens, baths, work and leisure spaces. Our ever-changing showroom displays provide inspiration, and help you visualize your next project. When you are ready to make your dream a reality, our designers work with you to translate your ideas and needs into customized drawings to let you really see what your nished space will look like. We support you through the process of designing, measuring, ordering, installing and servicing. Our goal is to make sure your vision becomes a happy reality. Our strength is our expertise and dedication to providing great cabinet and countertop solutions. We want to make your life easier and more enjoyable, in a home you will be proud to share with your family and friends. Visit our showroom, explore our website, and make an appointment with one of our designers. Diversied Cabinets would like to work with you.
S UP P LIERS Cabinets – Shiloh Cabinetry, Oxford Beaded Inset Door Style, Finishes on Maple – Soft White Paint with Slate Highlight & Espresso Stain with Black Highlight Flooring – Dresser Homes Countertops – Oldcastle Surfaces Backsplash – Specialty Tile Tile – Specialty Tile Sinks – Rohl, Shaws Original Apron Front Sink Faucets – Danze Kitchen Lighting – Progressive Lighting Appliances – Disposal – Badger; Hood – Shiloh Cabinetry and matching decorative hood; Range – Wolf; Dishwashers – Bosch; Refrigerator – Sub-Zero; Wine Cooler – U-line (in Butler’s Pantry); Microwave Oven – Bosch Architect – Harrison Design Associates Builder – Dresser Homes Landscaping – Sun Nurseries Paint – Sherwin Williams
411 P E A C H T R E E B A T T L E A V E N U E , A T L A N T A 30305
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Design Galleria 351 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE Ste. 234 Atlanta 30305
The original cherry kitchen was state of the art in its day; but 25 years later, it needed an update. The new kitchen is roomier and boasts Wm Ohs Cabinetry in both a paint nish and a custom stain on walnut. Typhoon Bordeaux Crème granite, a La Cornue Chateau 150 range, and a Custom antique brass awning hood are complex and beautiful features that weave into the textural landscape. Hand laid brick walls, a rough sawn hemlock ceiling and reclaimed wide plank oak oors give this kitchen a timeless feel and very rich visual texture. The artistcommissioned antique brass plaque behind the range is a Southern Live Oak tree, which has special meaning to the homeowner.
S UP P LIERS Cabinets – WM OHS Countertops – Bordeaux Creem - Marmi Natural Stone Backsplash – Brick
More notable features are a beautiful custom apron sink made from the same granite as the countertops, a striking twist on an old favorite. There is also an automated TV lift hidden in the countertop; under counter refrigerator drawers; miracle corner hardware; and glass front cabinetry with beveled glass and custom mullions. A charming corner breakfast nook with a custom bench and underneath storage house raised dog feeders in a matching nish, with granite tops and rolling/locking casters.
Tile – Laundry room from Renaissance Tile
To provide a more useable space for entertaining, we moved the lateral hallway to the back of the house. The pantry and laundry area moved behind a charming kitchen alcove that houses an extra wide breakfast bar, a SZ refrigerator and a hidden doorway entrance to the utility areas. The anking display cabinets are lit to highlight the homeowner’s prettier glassware. The new kitchen feels very warm and inviting with large work areas and a comfortable mix of both new and old materials with current state of the art equipment.
Kitchen Lighting – Design Lighting
ABOUT THE DESIGNER Design Galleria Kitchen & Bath Studio has created and installed award winning kitchens, baths, and closets for national and international clients for over three decades. Our reputation has become synonymous with timeless designs, unparalleled craftsmanship, and our commitment to deliver an extraordinary client experience. Our rm of talented designers, technicians, and installers is one of the most celebrated and published design rms. Our attention to detail and client inspired designs are among the many qualities which solidify our long-term relationships in the industry. By implementing conscious design and creative solutions, Design Galleria Kitchen & Bath Studio continues to offer innovative and inspirational design for our clients today and tomorrow.
Sinks – Main sink – custom Marmi granite; prepsink – copper; Linkasink – Fergusons; Laundry sink – Rohl from Renaissance Tile Faucets – Rohl - Fergusons - Miami Circle
Hood – Custom, antique & polished brass by Design Galleria Range – LaCornue - Chateau 150 Ice Maker & Refrigerator – Sub-Zero Contractor – Dan Goodsell Builder – Bob Goodsell Interior Designer – Sherri Austin Artwork – custom antique brass range mural by Design Galleria Cabinet Installer – Robert Harry Cabinet Design Engineer – Mai Miyata
2488 C A D I L L A C D R I V E , A T L A N T A 30345
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Dovetail Homes www.dovetailhomes.com
This home is designed with Southern Charm in mind. When designing the spaces and colors we sought warmth and lots of storage. Whether getting kids out the door to school or catching up with old friends at the center island, the goal to ensure both form and function won. The cabinets themselves are based on custom built inset cabinets with all the special hardware features you come to expect in a modern kitchen. The nish is painted with touches of glazing for a bit of used charm. Similarly, the added island depth allows for a mix of both granite and hardwood counter tops With plenty of height, we use every inch of wall space to bring the cabinets to the ceilings and allow for glassed front upper cabinet for decorative appeal and extra storage. On the storage front, extra spaces are provided in the island’s side for deep drawer access and under the sitting bar for those infrequent seasonal needs. The kitchen is the centerpiece of the home and the balance of the home takes its queues on color and design from it.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER Dovetail Homes is a unique custom home building rm specializing in one-of-a-kind custom homes. Our designs span the full spectrum of architectural style. With hundreds of construction projects under our belt, we have the opportunity to build a wide array of styles with many types of nishes and inuences. We are dedicated to: the guaranteed success of each of our clients; providing superior exibility in supporting each clients vision; the predictable delivery of each client’s home with our Fast Track project management system; honesty and transparency throughout the entire relationship As such, we seek trade partners that deliver on the quality and vision our clients seek. Alex Sessions with Sessions Design delivers on that vision. With extensive background not only in design but also in running a custom cabinet millwork shop, Alex helps clients create those masterpieces. True custom cabinetry gives us the exibility to deliver on all our clients’ wishes.
S UP P LIERS Cabinets – Sessions Design/Keystone Millworks Flooring – Wide plank distressed Oak Countertops - Granite – B&M Stone, Wood Counter – Keystone Millworks Tile & Backsplash – Discover Tile Faucets – Moen Kitchen Lighting – Master Piece Lighting Appliances – Disposal - Insinkerator; Water Purier - GE; Hood - K; Range – Dacor Professional Range; Cook top – Dacor Professional Range; Ovens – Dacor Professional Range; Dishwashers - Dishwasher Appliances; Ice Maker, Refrigerator, Freezer and Wine Cooler – GE Monogram Architect – Luz Montiel Contractor – Dovetail Homes Builder – Dovetail Homes Interior Designer – Kirsten Brock, ASID Security System – Home Automation Solutions (HAS) Landscaping – The Sod Couple Paint – Sherwin Williams
1107 C H I L D E R S C O U R T , A T L A N T A 30324
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CSI 6527 Jimmy Carter Blvd. Ste. C2 Norcross 30071
When our homeowners purchased this home, they inherited a white on white on white kitchen with peeling cabinets. They wanted to remodel the kitchen immediately to bring it up-to-date with new appliances, improved functionality, and a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. The kitchen space was adequate but underutilized. We a put 5-burner gas cooktop with a 42” hood on a long angled wall with added cabinet storage and counterspace, putting the cooktop closer to the sink for convenience. Lots of storage features were incorporated, including a pullout trashcan near the sink, drawers for pots and pans under the cooktop, and rollout shelves inside base cabinets. The refrigerator and microwave/oven cabinet were placed together on the back wall where they would not interfere visually with the openness of the space. We modied the pantry opening and replaced the door with matching cabinet doors to disguise it. Outside the pantry, a small buffet with glass-fronted wall cabinets acts as a server for the adjacent dining room. A striking feature that the homeowners really love is the new table extension for everyday family meals. This table lls wasted space, connects with the family room, and completes the kitchen. A wine storage unit is tucked neatly beneath it. We used rich cherry cabinets in a dark chocolate nish by Schrock in a Craftsman style for a simple, yet elegant look and topped them with Santa Cecilia granite. Lighter oors in oak and travertine tile on the walls are a nice contrast with the dark cabinets. The homeowners now have a stunning new kitchen that welcomes friends and family.
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CSI Kitchen & Bath Studio is an award-winning remodeling rm founded in 1992 by Steen Clausen, CKD. Whether you prefer traditional or contemporary style, we are proud to represent three outstanding lines of cabinetry from which to choose—Jay Rambo Co., Leicht and Schrock. And now, we also offer Schulte Home Storage for closets, garages and more. Our services are not just limited to kitchens and bathrooms— we can do everything from designing your dream closet, laundry room, library, bar, entertainment center, home ofce and home theater—to building a deck or an addition to your home. Our customer service sets us apart and creates satised customers who refer their friends and neighbors. We have an excellent team of designers, installation craftsmen, remodelers and project coordinators to make sure your project is completed smoothly and on time. CSI is a licensed and insured residential contractor.
S UP P LIERS Cabinets – Schrock Handcrafted Cabinetry, Huxley style, cherry wood, chocolate nish Flooring – oak Countertops – Santa Cecilia granite Tile and backsplash – Pietre travertine beige, 3x7 brick pattern with Questech 1x12 traditional liner and Sonoma mosuprema NOW Tantrum Earth chicklets for frame ll Sinks – Blanco #440234 Faucets – Blanco #440655 Refrigerator – GE Cooktop, Oven, Microwave – Viking Hood – Vent-A-Hood Dishwasher – Miele Paint – Sherwin-Williams #SW7523 Dromedary Camel for walls, eggshell #SW7005 Pure White for trim, gloss
4395 N O R T H S I D E C H A S E , A T L A N T A 30327
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Home Forge Remodeling 111 New Street, Suite A, Decatur, 30030
This newly designed kitchen opened up two areas to create a wonderful space for family dinners as well as parties. It unites the side entrance and stairway with the existing kitchen space to bring in more light and useable space to the heart of the home. The rst challenge was removing the wall separating the kitchen from the side entrance, mudroom and stairway. The new open design allowed better ow while expanding the kitchen. Relocating the cooking range from the island to the wall improved the functionality of the workspace — the expanded island gives the kids a great place to focus on homework while sharing time during meal preparation. With the old wall removed, the kitchen looks out over the breakfast room and the wonderful windows beyond to the back yard. New windows improved the view and the energy efciency of the room. The classic custom cabinets with inset doors are packed with new features and create a warm kitchen feeling. The oversized appliance garage accommodates all of the countertop small appliances in one place. In addition to new core appliances, we included a separate freezer drawer and an ice maker to accommodate any party. The 48-inch range is ready for the largest menu. The new microwave oven drawer is a great feature for snacks or meals. A farmhouse sink brings charm to this inviting space. The nishing touch is the striking Electron granite which draws together the cabinets and backsplash. A classic subway tile backsplash gets a splash of color with the inset steel tile behind the range bordered in bright red. This kitchen is the perfect marriage of timeless styling and updated features. Finally, and extraordinarily important to our busy homeowners, the entire renovation only took four weeks to complete, from the day the water was turned off in the old kitchen to the day the owners were cooking dinner in their new space.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER Home Forge Remodeling brings a new perspective to an old industry. We are committed to bringing you the highest quality workmanship while respecting your time and your home. After working with you to design your project, our staff handles the ordering of all materials, oversees the delivery of all items before work begins in your home, and remains fully engaged as the project moves to completion. Since our core craftspeople are full-time employees rather than subcontractors, you are assured a conscientious group of people dedicated to your project from start to nish. Home Forge can help you with your project, from single room renovations all the way up to large home additions. www.homeforgeremodeling.com
S UP P LIERS Cabinets – Custom with inset doors, soft close, beaded doors from Anders Flooring – Existing hardwoods renished Countertops – Electron granite fabricated by Premier Surfaces Backsplash – Specialty Tile Sinks – Franke Farmhouse sink and bar sink Faucets – Franke faucets at main sink and bar sink Kitchen Lighting – Under-cabinet lighting from Masterpiece Lighting: Xenon Appliances – from Sewell Appliances; Disposal – Insinkerator Evolution; Hood & Range – Wolf; Dishwasher – Asko; Refrigerator: Sub-Zero; Freezer – SubZero freezer drawer; Microwave Drawer – Sharp; Ice Maker – Scotsman Paint – Benjamin Moore
SUNDAY | MARCH 20, 2011 | EVENTS 12:00 PM
Morgan Creek: Brunch demonstration, tasting and display of farm fresh selections with Moore Farms
Morgan Creek: Girl Scout Cookie Sales in the driveway
Insidesign: Cooking demonstration and tasting with Chef Jason Hill of Wisteria
Inspirations: Baking demonstration and tasting with Barbara O’Neill of The Cookie Studio
Rose Hall: Cooking demonstration and tasting with Chef Todd Ginsberg of Bocado
Morgan Creek: Cooking demonstration and tasting with Chef Steven Hartman of La Vigne
Distinctive Remodeling Solutions: Healthy trail mix tasting by Junior League of Atlanta’s Kids in the Kitchen volunteers
Inspirations: Cooking demonstration and tasting with Chef Joe Truex of Watershed
HammerSmith: Belk’s Biltmore Cookware Display Distinctive Remodeling Solutions: Junior League of Atlanta Cookbook Sales
WILL AND LAURIE MOORE, MOORE FARMS In 1998 Will and Laurie Moore started growing specialty produce for Atlanta chefs. Their farm business has grown to include over 30 food producers marketing fresh local and organic food to Atlantans with their Moore Farms and Friends Online Market. Will and Laurie are avid cooks who love working in the kitchen together.
JASON HILL, WISTERIA Many restaurants come and go throughout Atlanta, but Wisteria has taken root in Inman Park where chef/owner Jason Hill makes a connection with his patrons and the surrounding neighborhood. Before opening Wisteria, Chef Hill was the executive sous chef at Harvest. Prior to that, he was a chef at Partners Café and Indigo Coastal Grill. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University in Charleston, Chef Hill actually began his cooking career at the tender age of 17 at Atlanta dining institution Pano’s & Paul’s. Word has denitely spread throughout Atlanta as Chef Hill continues to cook up delicious, contemporary American cuisine with a Southern twist. Wisteria earned an excellent rating from the Zagat Survey and top listings in the AJC, Jezebel and Atlanta magazine.
BARBARA O’NEILL, THE COOKIE STUDIO From the time owner Barbara O’Neill was little she spent hours in the kitchen with her Mom where she acquired the valuable baking skills she uses today to create the wonderful cookies and treats that are produced each day at The Cookie Studio. The inspiration for the business came in 2005, after reading a magazine article about three women who had left their careers and opened cookie businesses. Realizing that she could combine her passion for baking with her commitment to The Shelter, a non-prot group she supports, she built a business that produces award winning treats while also providing on-going nancial support to The Shelter.
TODD GINSBERG, BOCADO As executive chef at BOCADO, Chef Ginsberg has earned a number of accolades, including “5 Chefs to Watch For” from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Best New Chef from The Atlantan. Under his leadership, the restaurant achieved top 10 restaurants of the year from Atlanta Magazine, and three stars from the AJC. He has received a variety of recognition for his crafted small plates, sandwiches and entrees, including the BOCADO burger, deviled eggs and a “BLT” featuring blackened tuna.
TOAST OF THE TOUR | MARCH 3, 2011 | ADAC | SPECIAL APPEARANCES LINTON HOPKINS, RESTAURANT EUGENE Atlanta native Linton Hopkins opened Restaurant Eugene on Peachtree Road in 2004 to quick national acclaim. He competed on The Food Network’s “Iron Chef”, is a three-time James Beard Award Nominee, including 2010, and was crowned one of Food and Wine Magazine’s Best New Chefs in 2009. He is also proprietor of Holeman & Finch Public House and H&F Bread Company and the soon to open H&F Bottle Shop. Hopkins is committed to celebrating the rich bounty of Georgia farms through his meticulous and loving house-made preparations of natural meats and fresh, local produce. He is a founder of the Peachtree Road Farmer’s Market, a member of Georgia Organics chef’s advisory committee, the Atlanta Local Foods Initiative, and Food & Wine Magazine’s Grow for Good campaign. Hopkins is also currently serving as the Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Southern Foodways Alliance. He, along with his wife Gina, have been active leaders and volunteers with their children’s public school, E. Rivers Elementary. They wrote the wellness plan for the school, developed a celebrity fruit & vegetable of the month program, co-founded the rst organic garden in an Atlanta Public School and created an afterschool Culinary Garden Club.
JERRY SLATER, H.HARPER STATION Jerry Slater is known for his expertise as a mixologist. He studied English Literature and Philosophy at Purdue University and after graduation, Slater decided to continue a career in the food and beverage industry and joined the famous Charlie Trotter’s. With its Five-Star, Five-Diamond rating and numerous Relais and Chateaux Awards, Charlie Trotter’s was the perfect restaurant for Slater to develop his culinary and management skills. His passion for spirits and wine led him to complete the First Level test for the Court of Master Sommeliers. He has been invited to the James Beard House three times and participated on the most recent trip as a mixologist, creating cocktails to accompany the dishes. Slater serves as the general manager and mixologist for H. Harper Station. Additionally, he writes for Louisville’s Food and Dining Magazine, has served as a board member of the Louisville chapter of The American Institute of Wine and Food, and is a member of the Southern Foodways Alliance.
STEVEN HARTMAN, LAVIGNE A Nashville native, Chef Steven Hartman left the South for a change of pace and attended Western Culinary Institute in Portland. The culinary style of the Pacic Northwest had a profound impact on his outlook as a chef; at the time, the sustainable movement was much more prevalent there than in the South, and Hartman was exposed to many ingredient-driven chefs and restaurants. As executive chef of Le Vigne at Montaluce nestled in the North Georgia Mountains, Hartman works to always serve guests fresh, locally-grown and bought ingredients, leading to a more avorful dish. Hartman selects the produce each day, and also guides the planting of Montaluce’s organic garden. Creative Loang named him as one of ve chefs to watch in 2010, and awarded the restaurant three stars.
KIDS IN THE KITCHEN Inspired by the Junior League of Calgary’s Junior Chefs program, the Junior Leagues’ Kids in the Kitchen initiative began in 2006 with the goal of engaging kids in the preparation of healthy meals as a means to educate them and their parents regarding nutrition and healthy choices. Junior Leagues in more than 200 locations provide lessons and demonstrations related to preparation of healthy meals and snacks in partnership with local community organizations, chefs and nutritionists.
JOE TRUEX, WATERSHED Chef Joe Truex demonstrates a true passion for southern cuisine. He grew up in the small town of Mansura, LA, and attended Louisiana State University. Truex began his culinary training in New Orleans at the Fairmont Hotel in 1986. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America in New York (class of ‘89), he worked at the original Le Cirque under acclaimed Chef Daniel Boulud. He continued his training overseas in Basel, Switzerland, then returned to the States and gained even more industry experience in restaurants in Las Vegas and New York City. Prior to joining Watershed, Joe Truex was most recently chef at the prominent Atlanta restaurant Repast, which he owned with his wife, Mihoko Obunai-Truex. Chef Joe Truex partnered with Watershed in June 2010 to return to his passion for southern cooking.
BELK BILTMORE® FOR YOUR HOME Made of the highest quality professional stainless steel with an impact bonded encapsulated aluminum bottom. Suitable for most cooking surfaces including: Calrod, smooth top and gas. Tempered glass steam vented lids have a wide stainless steel rim for protection.
SUNDAY | MARCH 20, 2011 | 11AM - 5PM
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8. MORGAN CREEK: 2615 Brookdale Drive, Atlanta, Ga. 30305 From Junior League HQ, 3154 Northside Pkwy Go south on Northside Pkwy (1.48 miles) Turn leŌ onto W Wesley Rd (0.24 miles) Take the rst right onto Westover Dr (0.09 miles) Take the 1st leŌ onto Brookdale Dr (0.11 miles) House is on the leŌ. 9. HAMMERSMITH: 2858 N Hills Drive, Atlanta, Ga. 30305 Go northwest on Brookdale Drive toward Westover Dr (0.11 miles) Turn right onto Westover Dr (0.09 miles) Turn right onto W Wesley Rd (1.73 miles) Turn leŌ onto N. Hills Dr (0.32 miles) House is on the leŌ. 10. INSIDESIGN: 210 Woodchase Close, Atlanta, Ga. 30319 Go east on N. Hills Drive toward Piedmont Rd (0.26 miles) Turn leŌ onto Piedmont Rd (0.7 miles) Turn right onto Peachtree Rd (1.12 miles) Turn leŌ onto Peachtree-Dunwoody Rd (1.69 miles) Stay straight to go onto Peachtree-Dunwoody Rd (1.26 miles) Turn right onto Curry Dr (0.06 miles) Take rst leŌ onto Woodchase Ct (Go through gate). (0.03 miles) Turn right onto Woodchase Close (0.01 miles) End at 210 Woodchase Close. 11. INSPIRATIONS: 223 Saint Nicholas Circle, Atlanta, Ga. 30327 Go west on Woodchase Close toward Woodchase Ct (0.01 miles) Turn leŌ onto Woodchase Ct (0.03 miles) Turn right onto Curry Dr (0.06 miles) Take the rst leŌ onto Peachtree-Dunwoody Rd (0.81 miles) Turn right onto Windsor Pkwy (0.81 miles) Turn right onto High Point Rd (0.12 miles) Take the rst leŌ onto Franklin Rd (0.8 miles) Turn right onto Roswell Rd (0.13 miles) Take the rst leŌ onto Long Island Dr (0.7 miles) Turn leŌ onto Mt. Paran R (0.12 miles) Take rst right onto St. Nicholas Cir (Go through gate) (0.1 miles) End at 223 St. Nicholas Cir.
12. ROSE HALL: 6000 Winterthur Ridge, Atlanta, Ga. 30328 Go southeast on St. Nicholas Cir toward Mt. Paran Rd (0.1 miles) Turn right onto Mt. Paran Rd (go 0.29 miles) Take the rst right onto Powers Ferry Rd (1.07 miles) Turn right onto Crest Valley Rd (0.11 miles) Take the rst leŌ onto Mt. Vernon Pkwy (0.87 miles) Mt. Vernon Parkway becomes Powers Ferry Rd (go 0.42 miles) Stay straight to go onto Heards Rd (0.4 miles) Take the rst leŌ onto Heards Ferry Rd (1.14 miles) Turn right onto Winterthur Way (0.03 miles) Turn right onto Winterthur Dr (0.02 miles) Stay straight to go onto Winterthur Ridge (0.08 miles) House is on the leŌ. 13. TRUE SOURCE: 5815 Northside Drive, Atlanta, Ga. 30328 Going south on Winterthur Ridge toward Winterthur Drive (0.08 miles) Winterthur Ridge becomes Winterthur Drive (0.02 miles) Turn leŌ onto Winterthur Way (0.03 miles) Turn right onto Northside Drive (0.2 miles) House is on the leŌ. 14. DISTINCTIVE REMODELING SOLUTIONS: 2357 Kingsgate Court, Atlanta, Ga. 30338 Go south on Northside Dr toward Riveredge Pkwy (0.59 miles) Turn leŌ to take the I-285 East ramp (0.18 miles) Merge onto I-285 East. (6.67 miles) Take the Chamblee-Dunwoody Rd exit, Exit 30, toward N Shallowford/ N Peachtree Rd (0.29 miles) Turn leŌ onto Savoy Dr (1.04 miles) Turn leŌ onto N Peachtree Rd (0.49 miles) Turn right onto Brookhurst Dr (go 0.18 miles) Take the rst leŌ onto Kingsgate Dr (go 0.09 miles) Take the rst right onto Kingsgate Ct (0.03 miles) House is on the right. (0.0 miles)
2615 B R O O K D A L E D R I V E , A T L A N T A 30305
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Morgan Creek Cabinet Co. www.morgancreekcabinets.net
Inuenced by travel, the homeowners razed their 1950s Ranch and built their vision of a Mediterranean home. With designer Samantha Minutelli, architect, Norris Broyles & Associates, builder, The Macallan Group, cabinet makers, Morgan Creek Cabinet Company, the homeowners began to turn their Mediterranean vision into a reality. The homeowners envisioned a large, European-style kitchen open to the home’s living room and gallery. Minutelli’s challenge was to marry a European, pieced-together-over-centuries, aesthetic with a traditional, American lifestyle. Minutelli worked with Sean McNeish of Morgan Creek Cabinet Company to create cabinetry that combined the form and charm of a rustic, European country house with the function and elegance of a modern, American kitchen. The three walls of cabinetry were designed as separate “pieces” that together create the desired “whole.” The cabinetry that frames the kitchen’s large window was designed to resemble an antique European cupboard. It also functions as the main sink area and conceals the dishwasher and trash pull-out. The seeded glass and exposed hardware complement the antique-inuenced design. The homeowner’s devotion to the European ideal was such that they designed a “Service Kitchen” and a “Butler’s Pantry” to house the more utilitarian but necessary appliances. They are great entertainers, so the separate spaces and additional cabinetry for silver, china and serving platters were a must. They also wanted a special room for their dogs complete with built-in crates and retractable gates between the dogs’ room and the kitchen that can be hidden away in a specially designed chase behind the kitchen cabinets.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER Morgan Creek Cabinet Company offers a personal approach to high-end and luxury cabinets of enduring beauty. For over 30 years our customers have enjoyed cabinetry that has the natural elegance of objects carefully made by hand. We design and build cabinets for every room, always suited to meet your needs and taste. Whether the style is one of quiet simplicity or elaborate ornament, our cabinetry is a sophisticated balance of artful design, awless craftsmanship, and carefully cultivated nishes. The Macallan Group is Atlanta’s premier custom home builder and renovation company since 2002. They’ve been named a top-ve residential remodeling contractor by the Atlanta Business Chronicle every year since 2007. The Macallan Group’s success has been built on the simple principals of honesty, integrity and unparalleled customer service. Please visit us at www.macallangroup.com.
S UP P LIERS Cabinets – Morgan Creek Cabinet Co. Flooring – Materials Marketing Countertops & Backsplash – Marmi Natural Stone Hood – Custom, Materials Marketing Sinks & Faucets – Rohl, European Sink Kitchen Lighting – Chandelier, Circa Lighting
2858 N O R T H H I L L S D R I V E , A T L A N T A 30305
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HammerSmith 807 Church St. Decatur 30030
Choreographing this kitchen was about composing and relating spaces, layers and materials. The goal was to enrich the daily routine of the clients. We explored movement: visual, spiritual, emotional as well as physical. We wanted to create more than a typical kitchen, family room, bar and dining room. We wanted to create magic and excitement. We wanted to thrill and surprise. We wanted our client to live brilliantly. We invite you to enter this space and experience graceful curves and linear axes; looming ceilings and lofty vistas; rich, vibrant color and muted tones. One is drawn in by intricate details and distant spaces partly obscured by evaporating walls. The ceiling, at once low and dark, opens to reveal soaring light; blind corners give way to surprising sights with ever changing light. Black metal, stainless steel, stone and glass contrast on every scale -- from large vertical and horizontal slabs to tiny mosaics of stainless, stone and mirror tiles. Muted walls and washed driftwood cabinets wrapped in marble and granite create a masterful contrast that keeps this kitchen grounded while pushing the limits of serious design. Come, linger, meet the HammerSmith team, and experience this magical kitchen.
S UP P LIERS Tile Backsplash – Mirage Cabinets – Imperial Cabinetry Hardware – Hafele Counters – Marmi Kitchen Sink – B&S Faucets – Elkay Island Sink – Elkay Pendant Lights – Troy Lighting Refrigerator – Sub-Zero Range – Viking
ABOUT THE DESIGNER Featured in Elle Décor and named ADAC’s Designer of the Year, HammerSmith is Atlanta’s top design and renovation rm specializing in major whole-house renovations, kitchens, bathrooms and outdoor living. HammerSmith provides exceptional client care, creating a pleasant experience for the homeowner as they undertake what many fear to be a stressful, difcult experience. Talented in-house design, detailed project management and exceptional craftsmanship are the secrets to HammerSmith’s 20 years of success. A xed price contract and detailed plans before construction starts (including paint colors!) assure your project is completed quickly and for the exact amount you budgeted. HammerSmith has always been an environmentally conscious, non-smoking company that believes in giving back to Atlanta’s parks, schools and communities. www.hammersmith.net
Hood – Vent-A-Hood Wall Oven & Warming Drawer – Kitchenaid Dishwasher – Bosch Wet Bar Tile Backsplash – Dune Wet Bar Cabinets – Imperial Cabinetry Wet Bar Counters – Marmi Wet Bar Hardware – Hafele Refrigerator – Marvel Ice Machine – GE Monogram
210 W O O D C H A S E C L O S E , S A N D Y S P R I N G S 30319
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Insidesign Perimeter Place, 1231 Ashford Crossing, Atlanta, 30346
From the very beginning of the project, challenges were readily apparent. The client had recently purchased a spec home that was aging and had a very disjointed layout. They came to Insidesign wanting to modernize the look of the interior, and also reshape the oor plan to allow for more ease of use and access. Architect Steve Kemp of Kemp Hall Studio was brought in to totally redene every aspect of the home. Steve created a home rich in the “new traditionalism” style that has its roots in classical design elements yet brings forth a new and fresh edge to them. The designers at Insidesign carried that design theory into the creation of their new kitchen. First, the layout had to be simplied so friends and family could interact within the space while not interfering with the homeowner’s preparations of special meals. Next, walls were moved and opened up exposing a grand view through the dining room and out into the newly landscaped exterior. This gave the illusion of the kitchen being a much larger space than it actually is. Finally, a functional pantry was built into what was once an awkward corner of a room. Clean and simple elements like lightly stained cherry cabinetry, white granite and glass tile were chosen for a warm and fresh, yet casual look. The color palate was kept simple and carefully extended out into the rest of the home to give everything a cohesive feel. New interior doors of matching cherry wood were incorporated throughout the home and white walls are pronounced to highlight the homeowner’s art collection. The end result is a classic, yet clean look that will provide years of enjoyment and interest.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER Insidesign is a unique, one-source provider of design services and products. We specialize in working with clients to design and outt their ideal space within all areas of the home. Our staff includes kitchen and bath designers, interior designers, and architectural millwork and trim experts. People are encouraged to browse our working showroom located near Perimeter Mall. In addition, we also partner with a select group of companies who work together to provide all aspects of a home project, from a simple closet remodel to construction of an entire new home. Whatever your home needs are, Insidesign is dedicated to making the process of planning, designing and building your home project as satisfying and stress-free as possible.
S UP P LIERS Architect – Steve Kemp, Kemp Hall Studio General Contractor – Mike LaBelle, AFG Builders Cabinetry – Crystal Cabinets Counter Tops – Atlanta Intown Granite Glass Backsplash – Specialty Tile Products Plumbing Fixtures – European Sink Lighting – Masterpiece Lighting Appliances – Howard Payne Company Pantry Cabinets – Spacemakers
223 S A I N T N I C H O L A S C I R C L E , A T L A N T A 30327
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Inspirations Kitchen & Bath 1250 Alpha Dr., Alpharetta, Ga. 30004
This elegant new kitchen is the heart of the Whitlock family home located in Sandy Springs. Kitchen designer Michael Bell and Interior Designer Kenneth Knight collaborated to create this inviting kitchen that provides professional functionality while also serving as the center for entertaining and family activities. Having worked with the Whitlocks for two years, Kenneth had an intimate knowledge of their style and function preferences, which were incorporated into the design. This modern family had outgrown their existing kitchen. The new kitchen was expanded by relocating it into the space that was previously the breakfast room and screened porch. New large windows ood the kitchen with an abundance of natural light and a beautiful lake view. The new breakfast room (the previous kitchen space) now includes a beautiful desk and grand hutch that serves as the pantry. The transitional style of the kitchen utilizes the clean lines of ush-inset cabinetry nished in a luxurious white with a light pewter glaze. The custom mantle hood over a 48” range with glass mosaic backsplash creates a strong focal point for the kitchen. Each of the windows is anked by cabinets with glass side panels that allow natural light to ow into the cabinetry. The generous walnut island with a rich nish and scalloped ends enhances the elegance of the kitchen and provides abundant seating for informal entertaining. The kitchen was outtted with professional appliances integrated into the cabinetry, and numerous storage solutions can be found throughout. Marble countertops along the perimeter are accompanied by a unique granite on the island. The nal touches of this transitional design include distinctive lighting xtures, a crackled ceramic subway tile backsplash, and polished nickel faucets and hardware.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER Inspirations Kitchen & Bath is a complete home resource center and design studio with a team of designers that create kitchens and baths of high quality, beautiful design, and value for households of all cultures and taste. Inspirations continues to grow through a commitment to understanding people’ s everyday needs and requirements, and the ability to transform “ inspirations” into reality through premium products built to withstand use and time.
S UP P LIERS Cabinets – Bell Custom Cabinetry Hardware – Top Knobs Countertops – A&S Marble & Tile Fabricators – Art Rock Creations Backsplash – Medici Mosaics Sinks – Julien Faucets – Rubinet Kitchen Lighting – Currey & Co. Hood – Best Hood Liner Range, Warming Drawers & Microwave Oven - Wolf Dishwashers – Asko Ice Maker – U-Line Refrigerator & Drawers – Sub-Zero Contractor – Honeycutt Construction Interior Designer – Kenneth Knight Inc., firstname.lastname@example.org 404.272.4567
6000 W I N T E R T H U R R I D G E , S A N D Y S P R I N G S 30328
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Rose Hall 1062-D Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta 30068
“I love Country French” is what this homeowner expressed to Anne Cicconi, Designer at Rose Hall Kitchen Galleria. “Oh, and I love to cook!” The plan evolved with those two priorities in mind. The challenge was to take a small, non-functioning kitchen/laundry space and transform it into one conducive for hanging out with the family or entertaining clients with room to spare! A wall was removed uniting the kitchen and laundry into one large space. The long rectangle was then divided into zones where prepping, cooking, storage, seating and even laundry duty can be performed easily. Once the function was established, the attention went to aesthetics to establish the authentic French feel. A color scheme of French vanilla, nutmeg and apricot translated into the furniture grade cabinetry, richly textured brick wall, and large scaled paisley draperies. Bold touches of black were added in the custom designed hood, hand-forged French drapery rods and hardware. The attention to detail didn’t stop there - window seats were added, the back door was replaced with a rustic wood and iron charmer, the windows were painted to mimic antique iron window grates, the island lighting is provided by forged iron French lanterns illuminating ladder-back barstools - even the laundry area has a whimsical touch to it.
S UP P LIERS Cabinets – Rose Hall Premier Line Flooring – Existing wood oor Countertops – Giallo Farfalla Backspash – (entire wall) brick – Cherokee Old Orleans Sinks – Stone Forest Black Granite Farm Sink Faucets – Rubinet Hexis Line Kitchen Lighting – Visual Comfort Disposal – Mountain Plumbing Hood – Rose Hall Premier Line
The last area to be addressed was her love of cooking - easily achieved with a 48” Wolf double range - front and center! The result was a warm, inviting kitchen that looks like it belongs in their 40 year old home, and still transports you to another world!
Range, Ovens, Warming Drawer and Microwave – Wolf
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Ice Maker – Scotsman Brilliance
Rose Hall Kitchen Galleria is a true Desgin / Build rm blending seasoned, professional designers, access to thousands of design products and licensed general contractors. Their approach to your kitchen project isn’t contained within the connes of that space - they integrate function and aesthetics to your needs, personality and your home. Their reputation in the community, established in their seven years of business, is one of friendly approachability, quality work and products, and attention to every last detail. It has kept clients coming back for second and third projects - in addition to sending many referrals their way.
Dishwashers – Asko
Refrigerator, Freezer, Wine Cooler – Sub-Zero Interior Designer – Anne Cicconi Paint – Sherwin Williams Eaglet Beige on Walls, Westhighland White on Ceiling Draperies and window seats – custom designed by Anne Cicconi Counter stools – Rose Hall Kitchen Galleria
5815 N O R T H S I D E D R I V E , S A N D Y S P R I N G S 30328
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2358 Perimeter Park Drive, Ste 300, Atlanta Ga. 30341
Recipe for a dramatic kitchen – Take 1 part rolling Northwest Atlanta environs, 2 parts replica 18th Century home, and blend with a 21st Century family of ve, MOSAIC Group, TrueSource Cabinets, and a lot of Southern-style devotion! The kitchen solution entailed (after altar offerings to the history gods) opening the space up to one “great” kitchen – the laundry was relocated to another space and the vestibule was drafted into service. The result – a spacious, light-drenched 20 x 26 kitchen that even incorporates the family dining table in addition to the large rectangular island anchoring the space. Out came the oak strip ooring and in went gorgeous antique heart pine wide plank ooring. Au revoir to the tired cabinetry and design, and bienvenue to nely crafted custom Omega inset cabinetry from TrueSource Cabinets. TrueSource and MOSAIC Group’s design team honored the client’s wishes and the elegant simplicity of the original architecture. The inset cabinet style, the antique ooring, the matched windows and millwork, and Brazilian Green soapstone countertops all contribute to a certain homage paid to another era, while allowing the new space to accommodate today’s lifestyle needs. At the end of the day, having a stunning Wolf range and a Sub-Zero beverage and wine center tucked into this “vintage” kitchen is really the best of both worlds!
ABOUT THE DESIGNER MOSAIC Group Architects and Remodelers brings a unique fusion of skills and vision to the Atlanta remodeling community. An architect partnered with a long-time Atlanta remodeling expert, MOSAIC offers its clients a fully integrated, process-driven design and remodel experience. There is no aspect of the remodeling process that escapes the thorough attention of the MOSAIC teams, whether in design or construction. From beautiful kitchens and bath suites to additions, whole house projects and outdoor rooms, the MOSAIC touch is dened by service, experience and quality. www.MosaicGroupAtlanta.com TrueSource Cabinets specializes in quality stock, semi-custom and custom cabinetry featuring MasterBrand Cabinets (Consumer Reports #1 Rated Cabinet). Opened by President Kevin Kremer with the ultimate goal of assisting local area designers, builders, remodelers and homeowners selecting cabinetry. TrueSource presents an innovative approach offering cabinet sales, design, training, and professional cabinet installation for homeowners and interested tradesman. www.truesourcecabinets.com
S UP P LIERS Flooring – Reclaimed heart pine (varying widths) with a Minwax “Jacobean” stain and polyurethane nish installed by MODA Floors & Interiors Countertops – “Brazilian Green” 3cm Soapstone with an oil-rubbed nish Backsplash – Grove Brickworks Sinks – Universal Fireclay Farmhouse Apron Faucets – Easton Collection Lighting – Custom Pendants Fixtures from South of Market Range – Wolf Dual Fuel with infrared griddle Refrigerator – Sub-Zero 36” Vent Hood – Vent-A-Hood Pro Hood Liner Microwave – Sharp 24” Microwave Drawer
Dishwasher – Bosch Wine Cooler – Sub-Zero Artwork – Howard Finster Paint – Benjamin Moore Light Khaki and Simply White
2357 K I N G S G A T E C O U R T , A T L A N T A 30338
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Distinctive Remodeling Solutions, Inc. 1500 Woodstock Road, Roswell, Ga. 30075
These homeowners loved the home they purchased 10 years earlier. But with the happy news of a rst baby on the way, they knew it was time to do a major update to accommodate their growing family. They did their research, including attending the Junior League Tour of Kitchens, where they toured a recently updated kitchen by Distinctive Remodeling Solutions. They liked what they saw and found that their philosophy for their renovation matched that of Mark Buelow, President of Distinctive Remodeling Solutions and his team.
S UP P LIERS Cabinets – MasterBrand/Kemper Flooring – Moda Floors & Interiors
The original design of the house conned many of the areas to tight spaces, so the whole house renovation required some creative design solutions. Both the Kitchen and Master Bathroom were completely reworked to create more efcient spaces. The kitchen is the heart of the home with an adjoining den area that creates one continuous space. The cabinet and storage capacity, as well as the counter top space were all greatly expanded. A kitchen that once had a small table area, now uses the entire expanded space for an island with a sink and a full height oven tower. Cherry cabinetry in a cinnamon nish is complemented by granite countertops and a backsplash of 6x6 tiles in a warm neutral. The elegant new island in cream, is given architectural interest with raised paneling and corbels that support the granite counter top in a deep hue. All new appliances in Stainless Steel accent with a nod to the contemporary.
Countertops – Intown Design, Inc.
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Builder – Distinctive Remodeling Solutions
Distinctive Remodeling Solutions, Inc. has revolutionized the renovation experience by developing lasting relationships with families through projects that are carefully managed with proper expectations, effective systems, superior communication and, most importantly, a team that cares. Distinctive is a family focused, relationship-based renovation rm whose team of skilled professionals includes employees, designers, certied trades, and craftsman who are passionate about helping families realize their home’s true potential, making it their favorite place to be. We nurture our clients through open, honest, and respectful relationships. Our collaborative design/build process encourages all family members to get involved with the planning and decision making. Through careful listening and discussion a distinctive plan is created based on each family’s unique needs and desires which can vary based many considerations including time, price, design, lifestyle, dust control, and pets. www.DistinctiveRemodeling.Net
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Interior Designer – Elise Ocello Aunapu/ Gambrel Designs, Inc. Paint – The Paint Doctor LLC Other – Randall Brothers, Inc. & Stock Building Supply Glass – CHC Glass
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2011 Tour of Kitchens Host CommiĆŠee Jen and Paul Bennecke Rebecca and Mark Bernier Martha and Chris Bosworth Mimi and Tommy Brunson Lea Butler Trish and Shea Campbell Tracy Collerain Sarah Ann Corbin Audra Dial and Matthew Ford Karen Doolittle and Lester Dragstedt Lisa and Jim Dwyer Hungeling & Sons, PC CPAs Julie French Wendel and Marissa Greider Patrice and Ernest Greer Betsie and David Greiff Marie and Jim Hannon Heather T. Holzworth Katie and West Johnson Katy and Doc Jones Lauren and Bryan Kaplan Sharon and Mark Klein Susan Lampe Marsha and Matt Lewis Kelley and Keith Mauriello
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2010-2011 Junior League of Atlanta Board of Directors Audra Dial President Lisa Dwyer Presidentâ€“Elect Michelle Wells Advisory Planning Committee Chair Suzanne Barrow Vice President of Community Outreach Nicole Motsek Vice President of Community Placements Jen Bennecke Vice President of Fund Development Ellen Orthwein Vice President of Internal Operations Marie Hannon League Initiative Chair Jennifer Dunaway Vice President of Marketing and Communications Catherine Spray Vice President of Membership Kristi Wallace Vice President of Training and Development Alex Seblatnigg Nominating Chair Maggie Vath Parliamentarian Betsy Hasson Assistant to the President Bobbi Cleveland Sustainer Representative Sharon Klein Director of Support Services
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A Message From Chief Taster Dick Denny 2011 High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction Co-chairs Louise Sams and Michelle Sullivan pictured with Auction founder Dick Denny and Museum Director Michael Shapiro at the Kick-Off.
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Nineteen years ago we started our party with a handful of winemakers from Napa Valley and two from the Central Coast. As some of you may remember, it was a blast and such a happy experience for those who had never attended a charity wine auction that they called it “Atlanta’s Best Party” and have been coming back ever since. And thanks to lots of friends like Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, our event has just gotten bigger and better. Our notables the ﬁrst year were winemakers from California. Since then the California winemakers have been even more numerous and notable, and they’ve been joined by some of the great names in winemaking from Oregon, Washington State, France, Italy, Germany, Chile and even Australia. And Atlanta’s fabulous chefs have been joined by great chefs from all over the Southeastern U.S., as well as from California, France and Italy. It’s not just winemakers and cooks who make our scene. Last year you could have bumped into or hobnobbed with Jennifer Nettles of country music fame; Morten Andersen, all-time leading NFL scorer; Monica Pearson, longtime WSB news anchor (and High board member); Mike Luckovich, AJC award-winning political cartoonist; and even one of the world’s great museum directors, our own Michael Shapiro, wandering around looking for advice on what wine goes with Dali—for an answer, ask the man in the straw hat. It’ll be the same but different this year under the leadership of two beautiful ladies, co-chairs Louise Sams and Michelle Sullivan, with their special guests. We have tweaked the format a bit, as usual—for one thing returning to the tents in Atlantic Station for our Auction Eve festivities. But you’ll ﬁnd that the main ingredients of our party will be the same—great food, great wine and all accompanied by foodies and wine-bibbers having a great time, which after all, is what it’s about. Thanks again to all who make this blast possible—the wine industry folk, chefs, corporate sponsors, benefactors, all-star guests and all you party-goers having a grand old time. Cheers, Dick Denny
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Kevin Rathbun, Dick Denny, Thomas Arvid, Jennifer Nettles, Michael Browne, and Sam Lando toast to a winning bid at the 2010 Live Auction.
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Taste the Ultimate Collection TOP PHOTO: Joe Best and Luz Penner raise their paddle High at the 2010 auction. BOTTOM PHOTO: 2010 Co-chairs Michelle Edwards Crosland and Christine Ragland pose with Jim Clendenen of Au Bon Climat, Eliza Kraft Olander, and Brian McHenry.
The 2011 vintage is our best yet—a sumptuous blend of wine, art, food and friends! And now, it’s time to uncork this year’s events, including a fabulous Fête returning to the tents in Atlantic Station on Auction Eve. Also returning for the second year, indulge with Dine Around Dinners and then hit the links with the Vintners’ Cup. And the classic Collection continues with the inhome Winemaker Dinners, Vintners’ Reception and the grand ﬁnale Live Auction. So pour a glass, enjoy the bouquet, then Drink It In! The Ultimate place to be is at the 19th Annual High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction, March 23-26.
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Our Special Friend-in-Wine Joy Sterling Iron Horse Vineyards Joy—our Joy! Always a joy and always ready with a “YES!” whenever we ask. Thank you Joy for being our joy throughout the years. For those of you who don’t know, Joy represents the second generation of her family’s Iron Horse. Growing up in Paris (might have had something to do with her LOVE of bubbly), Joy received an extraordinary education in the appreciation of food and wine, and a love of quality wherever it is found in the world. Après Yale University, where she studied history and economics, Joy turned to journalism and then became Deputy Bureau Chief for ABC in LA. After success there, the home ﬁres struck and she returned to the family’s business—in the Green Valley appellation of Sonoma County. She assimilated into the role of sales guru, spokesperson, and general Bubble Diva! In November 1985, the White House selected Iron Horse Sparkling Wine for the President’s toast to peace at the ﬁrst summit meeting with Mikhail Gorbachev in Geneva. Ever since, Joy and her Iron Horse have never looked back. Quietly taking up the reins in 2006, having spent 20 years traveling on behalf of the winery, Joy is now the face of Iron Horse. And we are mighty glad for that joyful face. Welcome Joy! We thank you. Again and again!
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Our Special Guest of Honor Michael Browne Kosta Browne Winery At the very ﬁrst taste, almost everyone falls in love with Kosta Browne Pinot Noir. It’s magic. It’s expressive. It’s multi-dimensional. And, we’ve heard that it can dance! Michael Browne moved to Sonoma County in 1987 from Washington State with the goal of becoming an architect. Little did he know that working at local ﬁne dining establishments (to pay bills) would lead to a very successful, world renowned career in winemaking and viticulture. Much later, in summer of 1997, Michael teamed up with Dan Kosta to make the dream of winemaking a reality. With one used barrel and a hand-crank stemmer-crusher purchased with saved tip monTOP PHOTO: Michael Browne and Sam Lando with 2011 Co-chairs Michelle Sullivan and Louise Sams. BOTTOM PHOTO: Kosta Browne owners: Chris Costello, Michael Browne, and Dan Kosta.
ey, Kosta Browne was born. A couple years after their ﬁrst vintage, Michael and Dan’s proven passion and vision for the future of Kosta Browne lead them to Chris Costello, who, with savvy business experience and connections, aided in acquiring the monetary resources necessary to grow the business. Together these three owners, along with the most recent addition to the team, Sam Lando (who brings a contagious “joie de vivre” and enthusiasm to Kosta Browne’s sales and marketing), continue to nurture relationships with the best growers and it shows as they consistently show some of the best New World Wines being poured today. “The Boys of Kosta Browne”, as we lovingly call them, have been tried and true to the High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction for years. So, for their commitment, support and their ultimate, world-class Pinots, we raise our glasses high!
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Ultimate Schedule of Events THIS YEAR’S BLEND OF FOOD AND WINE EVENTS IS SURE TO PLEASE EVERYONE’S PALATE. DRINK IT IN!
Chef Ford Fry addresses Thomas Arvid and guests at the 2007 Artist Dinner.
The Artist’s Dinner—A Brush with Greatness Wednesday, March 23, 6:30 p.m. The Cabin Retreat into the life of an artist with Thomas and Vanessa Arvid as they open their charming Cabin Studio once again to host an evening of unrivaled festivities. Surrounded by the beauty of ﬁne art, you will savor the culinary talents of one the South’s most acclaimed chefs, Johannes Klapdohr of the famed Madison’s at Old Edwards Inn & Spa in Highlands, NC, while being tempted by the award winning vintages of one of Napa’s most acclaimed wineries, Shafer Vineyards. And to commemorate your magic night under the stars, Arvid will present each couple with an exclusive gift; this is an always sold-out experience you will not want to miss!
Thomas Arvid with Chef Johannes Klapdohr at Madison’s at Old Edwards Inn and Spa, Highlands, NC.
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Dine Around Dinners—Toast the Tastemakers Wednesday evening, March 23 Times vary by restaurant Going out to dinner has never been like this. Atlanta’s top restaurants and hotels host some of the world’s best winemakers and collaborate on perfectly paired wine and food combinations. Meet the winemakers and see the chefs in their natural habitats. So grab your chic foodie friends, and raise a glass to the feast! For details on Dine Around Dinners, visit atlanta-wineauction.org. Contact restaurants listed below to make a reservation. A portion of the dinner proceeds beneﬁt the High Museum of Art.
PRIX-FIXE DINNERS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING RESTAURANTS: Bocado, Chef Todd Ginsberg (404) 815-1399
Canoe, Chef Carvel Grant Gould
WINERIES POURING AT DINE AROUND DINNERS:
Dogwood, Chef Shane Touhy
Long Meadow Ranch Winery
Holeman & Finch Public House, Chef Linton Hopkins
Iberian Pig, Chef Chad Crete
La Grotta Ristorante, Chef Antonio Abizanda
Paces 88, Chef Mark Alba
Qupé Wine Cellars
Pacci, Chef Keira Moritz
R. Stuart & Co.
Rosebud, Chef Ron Eyester
Serpas True Food, Chef Scott Serpas
Hearst Ranch Winery
Row Eleven Wine Company
Sotto Sotto, Chef Riccardo Ullio
Hourglass Wine Co.
Table 1280, Chef Gary Mennie
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars
Terra Terroir, Chef Cynthia Dieges
Kristine Ashe Vineyards
Villa San Juliette
LaZarre Wines lazarrewines.com
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Chefs 4th & Swift, Chef Jay Swift
Winemaker Dinners—At Home with Perfection Thursday, March 24, 7:00 p.m. Atlanta’s most beautiful private homes welcome the ﬁnest winemakers, best chefs and very privileged guests to these lively, lovely evenings. Get to know the winemakers, chefs and new friends. Treat yourself to a night out you’ll never forget!
Aria, Executive Chef Gerry Klaskala and Chef Kathryn King with Chef Will Gilson of Garden at the Cellar, Boston; Chef Scott Pampuch of Corner Table, Minneapolis; Chef Jason Stratton of Cascina Spinasse, Seattle
Bacchanalia, Chef Anne Quatrano with Chef Tyler Brown of The Hermitage Hotel, Nashville
Canoe, Chef Carvel Grant Gould with Chef Kevin Maxey
Empire State South, Chef Hugh Acheson with Chef Sean Brock of McCrady’s Restaurant, Charleston
The Hil, Chef Hilary White Local Three, Chef Chris Hall Miller Union, Chef Steven Satterﬁeld Paces 88, Chef Jonathan Jerusalmy
TOP PHOTO: 2007 Entrée to Eden Winemaker Dinner. BOTTOM PHOTO, l-r: Michael McNeil, Quality Wine and Spirits; Joes Davis, Arcadian Winery; Gina and Linton Hopkins, Restaurant Eugene; Joe Best, Quality Wine and Spirits.
Rathbun’s and Kevin Rathbun Steak Chef Kevin Rathbun
Restaurant Eugene, Chef Linton Hopkins with Chef Ashley Christensen of Poole’s Diner, Raleigh
Table 1280, Chef Gary Mennie Watershed, Chef Joe Truex
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Jones Family Vineyards Au Bon Climat
Kosta Browne Winery Beaux Freres
La Follette Big Table Farm
Lambert Bridge Winery Blackbird Vineyards
Linne Calodo Booker Vineyards
Mirror Wine Company Bure Family Vineyards
Ovid Chateau Boswell
Peay Vineyards Crocker & Starr Wines
Peirson Meyer Wines D. R. Stephens
Quivira Vineyards & Winery Failla Wines
Realm Cellars Fortunate Son
Frank Family Vineyards
Reynolds Family Winery
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars
ABOVE: Jeff and Valerie Gargiulo with Gargiulo Vineyards, Chef Craig Richards from La Tavola, hosts Vicki and Howard Palefsky, and Winemaker Robbie Meyer with L’Angevin
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Premier Tasting Seminars—Best in Class Classes Friday, March 25 Vintners’ Cup Golf Tournament— Linksters Meet Drinksters Friday, March 25 East Lake Golf Club Find out what our winemaker friends are really like when they’re chipping out of the rough for a double bogey. East Lake Golf Club, home of the PGA Tour Championship, is a draw in and of itself for any golfer, so sign up to hit the links with the folks who make the drinks. Tournament Schedule: 8:30-9:45 a.m. Registration and Driving Range Open 10:00 a.m. Shotgun Start (Lunch on the course) 4:00 p.m. Light Reception
Paciﬁc Preeminence: True Sonoma Coast 11:00 a.m. The St. Regis, 88 West Paces Ferry Road The hottest wine region in the U.S. for elegant and expressive Pinot Noir and Chardonnay is actually the coolest. Nestled among the coastal hills along the chilly Paciﬁc Ocean, western Sonoma Coast vineyards are bathed in fog and swept by coastal breezes leading to cool temperatures, moderate rainfall and sunny afternoons, optimal conditions for grape-growing. Join our Ultimate panel of experts—Ehren Jordan of Failla, Carroll Kemp of Red Car, Ken Freeman of Freeman Vineyard & Winery, Jasmine Hirsch of Hirsch Vineyards, and ring leader, Andy Peay of Peay Vineyards, for an education in why this area of the country boasts supreme wines.
Style vs. Site in Vineyard Speciﬁc Pinot Noir from Kosta Browne 2:30 p.m. The St. Regis, 88 West Paces Ferry Road Kosta Browne winery employs one winemaking style (or technique) for all Pinot Noir bottlings. Join us for a discovery and fun education highlighting the differences and ﬂavor proﬁles of the premiere Pinot Noir growing regions in California…Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast and Santa Lucia Highlands. Winemaker and Founder, Michael Browne will lead us through this engaging and rare side-by-side comparison of single vineyard Pinot Noir from the 2009 vintage. Wines include Koplen and Keefer, Kanzler and Gaps, Garys’ and Rosella’s Vineyard.
The Cultivated South—A look at the good life as presented by Southern farmers, chefs and winemakers
Auction founder Dick Denny at East Lake Golf Club.
2:00 p.m. The Cook’s Warehouse, Ansley Mall, 1544 Piedmont Road Considering that Southern products and our traditional tastes are recognized as one of the globe’s great cuisines, it goes without saying that those raised here who go forth to share their unique taste have very special palates. Angie Mosier of Southern Foodways Alliance moderates a panel that seats Kristen Hard, Atlanta native and chocolatier at Cacao Atlanta and Will Harris of White Oak Pastures, one of the most prominent ﬁgures in the humane, organic, grass-fed beef industry today. Chef Shaun Doty will offer a taste of Will’s beef while chiming in on product and technique. Atlanta’s favorite wine blogger and recent transplant to Napa, Hardy Wallace lends his voice too. Charleston native Jamey Whetstone of Whetstone Wine Cellars along with Atlanta native Robbie Meyer, who makes wine for both the Peirson Meyer and L’Angevin labels, will address the inﬂuence the South has on their palates and their craft. And yes, these two will be pouring wine!
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Friday Night Fête—Revel In Style Friday, March 25 Tents in Atlantic Station Reception, 7:00 p.m. Dinner, 8:00 p.m. Cocktail Attire The tents in Atlantic Station will once again play host to a decadent evening of ﬁne wine, food and fun on Auction Eve! Old friends and new will toast to the Ultimate Collection with a glass of Iron Horse Vineyards’ Classic Vintage Brut, dampen their palates with exciting Silent Auction items, and enjoy a delectable dinner prepared by A Legendary Event. And of course, the Ultimate Collection of winemakers will be there, too, as you wine, dine, and dance the night away to Class Act Band!
The 19th High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction— The Ultimate Pairing of Wine & Food Saturday, March 26 Tents in Atlantic Station Vintners’ Reception, 11:00 a.m. Live Auction, 1:00 p.m.
ABOVE: Bill Torres, Jack Sawyer, and Sharon and Chip Shirley at the 2010 Live Auction.
Grab a glass and a paddle for the 19th Annual High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction. Friends old and new will gather under the tents for a spectacular array of world-class wines and sumptuous food. Then guests will vie for posh prizes such as exotic trips, rare and unique wines, beautiful original art and one-of-akind dinners and events—Drink It In!
All proceeds beneﬁt the High Museum of Art Special thanks to our ultimate auctioneers: Michael Davis and Ben Ferdinand of Hart Davis Hart Wine Co., Chicago
BELOW: Suzanne Salmon basks in the Allure of a winning bid.
Can’t Join Us? If you are not able to attend the auction but would like to bid on a few of our exciting lots, you can view the auction catalog online at: atlanta-wineauction.org. Download the pages, peruse the details, select your favorites and call or email us for details about bidding online or sending in a sealed bid. We are also able to arrange for telephone bidding during the Live Auction. Contact the Wine Auction ofﬁce at email@example.com or 404.733.5335 for more information.
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Toulouse-Lautrec and Friends: The Stein Collection January 29 through May 1, 2011 This exhibition features more than 80 prints and lithographs from Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and his contemporaries, Degas and Gauguin, and also includes many rare and prized Toulouse-Lautrec works recently gifted to the High from collectors Irene and Howard Stein. With this donation, the High now has one of the major collections of the artist’s work in the United States.
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century February 19 through May 29, 2011
Henri Cartier-Bresson (French, 1908-2004) Juvisy, France. 1938; Gelatin silver print, printed 1947, 9 1/8 x 13 11/16” (23.3 x 34.8 cm); The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the photographer © 2010 Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos, courtesy Foundation Henri Cartier-Bresson
This ﬁrst full retrospective in the U.S. in 30 years will showcase Cartier-Bresson’s inventive work of the early 1930s that helped deﬁne the creative potential of modern photography and his uncanny ability to capture life on the run. Following an exquisite presentation of the best of his early work, the exhibition will be organized into a series of distinct sections. The exhibition is organized by the Museum of Modern Art, NY.
Modern by Design June 4 through August 14, 2011 Chronicling MoMA’s design collection history and the development of 20th modernism, this exhibition will include nearly 150 works (furniture, glass, ceramics, lighting, product, and industrial design) created by over 120 artists and designers. A companion installation will feature the High’s growing collection of contemporary design. Modern by Design continues a multi-year, multiexhibition collaboration between the High and The Museum of Modern Art, NY.
Radcliffe Bailey: Memory As Medicine June 26 through September 11, 2011 Presenting works created since 1993, this exhibition will highlight the artist’s ceaseless experimentation with diverse forms as it looks at the inﬂuence of African art on the creative production of this Atlanta-based artist. The exhibition will include many large-scale works with ﬂoor and wall sculptures, paintings, works-on-paper, and glass works by Radcliffe Bailey, supplemented by African sculptures.
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Gary L. Brewer joined Robert A.M. Stern Architects in 1989 and has been a Partner in the firm since 2008. His responsibilities have involved the design and administration of various institutional, hospitality, and residential projects. His residential work includes the 1994 Life magazine Dream House, which has sold over 3,000 house plans and was built near Atlanta as a model house for Habitat for Humanity. He was also Project Architect for This Old House magazine’s 1998 Dream House, which was featured for one year for the design and construction process. Custom-designed houses include residences in Seaside, Florida; Westport, Connecticut; Houston, Texas; East Hampton, New York; and the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York. Prior to his association with Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Mr. Brewer was a senior designer for Buttrick White and Burtis in New York where he was responsible for the new Dana Center on the Harlem Meer; a proposed tennis pavilion in Central Park; and the restoration of an award-winning townhouse in New York City. He also worked at RTKL Associates in Baltimore as a designer on largescale retail and mixed-use projects. Mr. Brewer's work has been published in Architectural Record, Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Life Magazine, This Old House, and The Classicist. He has lectured extensively on traditional house design, the history of pattern book houses, and New York City clubs. He is a Fellow and Board Member Emeritus of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America and has led the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America's traditional house design seminars for the American Institute of Building Designers in Florida, Virginia, Delaware, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Mr. Brewer received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Minnesota in 1984. He is a registered architect in the State of New York and other jurisdictions and a member of the American Institute of Architects.
M. LINDSAY BIERMAN, Editor-in-Chief, Southern Living As Editor-in-Chief of Southern Living, the country’s 5th largest consumer magazine, Lindsay Bierman oversees the content produced by an editorial staff of 80, reaching nearly 16 million readers across 14 state, regional, and national editions every month. Before joining the magazine in early 2010, Lindsay led the total repositioning and redesign of Coastal Living as Editor-in-Chief starting in 2008. Under his leadership, the audience grew nearly 10% to more than 3.6 million, the title received its first Gold Eddie award from Folio. He first joined Time Inc. as the founding design editor for Coastal Living, prior to its premier issue in 1997. Before taking the helm of Coastal, Bierman collaborated on the development, staffing, and launch of Time Inc.’s Cottage Living, a national lifestyle magazine named “2005 Startup of the Year” by Ad Age. As the title’s founding Executive Editor, he helped guide its content and creative direction, which supported doubling the rate base from 500,000 to 1,000,000 by 2007 and its addition twice to the Ad Age Hot List. During that time he led the company’s United Way campaign for two years, raising over $1,000,000 for local nonprofits. Bierman has also served as Executive Editor and
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later Design Director at Southern Accents, which Folio named “the best shelter magazine in the country” during his tenure. Earlier in his career, Bierman practiced architecture with the acclaimed New York firm Robert A. M. Stern Architects, where he got his start by ghostwriting for Stern’s articles, essays, and books, including New York 1960, a definitive 1,376-page guide to the city’s midcentury architecture and urbanism. Bierman has published numerous articles on design, decorating, travel, and lifestyle over the years for many of the country’s leading consumer and trade magazines. Bierman graduated from Georgetown University and later completed a master’s degree in architecture at the University of Virginia. He lives in Birmingham’s historic Highland Park neighborhood.
DAVID BRUSSAT, Classical Architecture Critic Born in Chicago, David grew up in the District of Columbia, graduated from D.C. public schools in 1972, and received a B.A. in Communications from American University in 1978. After his first job in journalism as a dictationist at the AP Washington bureau, he worked as an editorial writer at the Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle in 1981-83 and the Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) in 1983-1984. In November 1984 he was hired as an editorial writer at the Providence Journal, where he has worked ever since. Starting in 1990, he has written a weekly column of architecture criticism for the Journal, focusing largely but not totally on architecture in Providence and Rhode Island initially – covering design review meetings in depth and giving comprehensive coverage to several major downtown development projects between 1990 and 2002. Since 2002 his focus has increasingly addressed national and international issues surrounding the debate between classicism and modernism in architecture. In 2002 he was the recipient of an ICA&CA Arthur Ross Award.
the HONORARY CHAIR NORMAN DAVENPORT ASKINS A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Mr. Askins holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Georgia Institute of Technology (1966) and a Master of Architectural History from the University of Virginia (1968). He also attended a summer session at Parsons School of Design, New York City (1962) and the Attingham Park Summer School, England, where he studied the architecture and decorative arts of Great Britain (1967 & 1993). Following graduate school, Mr. Askins served four years as architect and architectural historian at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation where he received in-depth training in early building technology and the philosophy of restoration. While at Williamsburg, Mr. Askins was fortunate to be assigned to a yearlong special project to redesign much of the interior of the Executive Office Wing of the White House (Cabinet Room, Vice President’s Office, etc.). Following two years in Atlanta with Heery and Heery Architects, Mr. Askins accepted a position in 1974 with John Milner Associates, West Chester, Pennsylvania, the nation’s largest and foremost preservation/restoration firm. As Director of Restoration, he oversaw a wide variety of preservation projects in the Eastern and Southern regions of the country. In the fall of 1977, Mr. Askins established his own practice in Atlanta, Georgia, specializing in historic preservation, restoration and residential design. Growing to ten architects over the past three decades, the firm’s scope of services ranges from period residences to vacation cottages, plantations, and innumerable additions to existing homes across the U.S. and recently in Ireland. In addition to his professional career, Mr. Askins has served on various arts/preservation organizations: Chairman, Friends of the Decorative Arts, High Museum; Board of Governors, Rhodes Hall; Board, Cherokee Garden Library; Board, Southern Architecture Foundation.
FRONT ROW: LAURA DEPREE, NORMAN ASKINS, JUDY TALLEY. S ECOND ROW: BARBARA HOWARD, BARBARA SHELTON, JONATHAN LACROSSE, TRACY ARNTZEN, MICHELLE MOODY. B ACK ROW: SUSAN CURRIE, WRIGHT MARSHALL, WES VAWTER, TERRY VAWTER 2011 brings a number of ﬁrsts for the Shutze Awards. The Awards Committee has expanded its numbers to reach beyond architects and designers to industry partners and classical enthusiasts. Norman Davenport Askins, the Honorary Chair, along with Terry and Wes Vawter, the Host Committee chairs have helped this year’s event include individuals and couples who are involved in the community and who understand the value of supporting the continuance of classical architecture. Under the leadership of this year’s Awards Committee co-chairs, Laura DuPree, AIA, and Judy Talley, Director of Marketing and Business Development for Marmi Natural Stone, the expanded committee will be a signiﬁcant element in helping to broaden the awareness of ICA&CA and its objectives through The Shutze Awards.
The Southeast Chapter ICA&CA The Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America (ICA&CA), founded as two separate nonprofit organizations in 1991 and 1968, respectively, merged in 2002 as a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the classical tradition in architecture, urbanism and their allied arts. It does so though education, publication, and advocacy. The National office of The ICA&CA, headquartered in New York, offers a wide array of programs that include continuing education classes; travel programs; lectures; salons; and conferences. It publishes an academic journal called The Classicist as well as the acclaimed book series called the Classical America Series in Art and Architecture. The Southeastern Chapter of the ICA&CA, founded in 2005, is known for innovation and established Young ICA, the first outreach group focused on the interests of members under age 35. The Southeastern Chapter also created the first regional design awards program for traditional and classical architecture known as The Shutze Awards.
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Architect Keith Summerour and designer Beth Webb collaborated on the design of this home in New England for a family formerly from Atlanta. The salon, the most formal room in the house, boasts 20-foot-high ceilings, museum-worthy art and enviable symmetry. The antique French limestone mantel was sourced through Calhoun Design & Metalworks. Lampshades by Edgar-Reeves. Upholstery by Tecnosedia.
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Jeremy Smearman’s selections for the landscape included a wide range of coniferous plants suitable to the local climate. Landscape lighting through The Outdoor Lights. opposite The salon features works of art by Kandinsky and Miró. Bronze sculpture by Francisco Zuniga. The rug is a Ziegler Mahal carpet.
The library is one of the most utilized rooms in the house; here, children and dogs alike are welcome on the Holly Hunt Collection chairs and Lee Jofa wool twill-covered sofa. The walls were custom painted to look like limed oak, and the paneling is fauxpainted. Curtain fabric, Pintera Studios. Roman shade fabric, Sabina Fay Braxton. 96
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Although many homeowners dream of purchasing a second home on premium waterfront property, this client was an exception, says Atlanta architect Keith Summerour. “The setting is so beautiful, it’s like we created a second home that’s actually a main house,” he says. And thanks to a sweeping front lawn with magnificent views of Long Island Sound, a five-and-a-half acre landscape that was restructured to save ancient fruit trees, and an indoor pool with sliding-door walls that open to the outside, this French Normandy-style beauty is indeed a “first” house that would blow any ordinary vacation home out of the water. Built for a young family relocating to Greenwich, Connecticut, from Atlanta, it was the homeowners’ connections to the Atlanta design community that solidified their decision to use some of the city’s finest talents that included Summerour as well as interior designer Beth Webb and Jeremy Smearman of Planters, Inc. Because Summerour had worked with the couple on a renovation of their Buckhead home in the past, they were eager to employ the architect’s expertise again when it came time to build their dream home from scratch. As for Webb, despite the fact that the husband—a constantly on-the-move businessman—is an avid arts and antiques collector, he and the interior designer were in constant contact as he purchased items that struck his fancy during his travels in London and Holland. Webb’s main objective? To create a home that wouldn’t be too hands-off (or paws-off ) for the couple’s three children, dogs or guests. To that end, she was not only charged with creating elegance in an unpretentious way, but also with striking a fine balance between the clients’ tastes and needs. It was no small task, considering some of the owners’ preexisting items included works by Picasso and Matisse, as well as pre-Columbian antiques. But just because their tastes tip toward the elegant doesn’t mean the clients were looking for an overly accessorized, formal house. “[The homeowners] are not a
“The family Works room of art gets byused Pablo Picasso heavily, and so they Georges wanted Braque com- and a fortable bronze seatingsculpture and the abilby Baltasar ity to relax Lobo and grace kick the yourfoyer. feet The up,” recalls chandelier Howard.and To sconces that are end, theby custom Baccarat. ottoman An antique fea- chair tures a sturdy is paired raffia with uphola Charles II oak stered top. A Kimo Minton chest. opposite, clockwise from sculpture Tew Galleries topfrom left A detail of the home’s adds whimsy to the room’s limestone façade and arch relaxed surrounding ambience. the front entrance. An intimate courtyard garden off the library. A 19thcentury stone sculpture overlooks one of garden’s lower terraces. Even the artisans hired for the residential project hailed from Atlanta. A bronze canopy overhang underscores the beauty of the entrance complete with custom metalwork by Calhoun Design & Metalworks. The company also designed the beautiful entry gate. Architect Keith Summerour fashioned a French Normandystyle home for the family.
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DESIGNER BETH WEBB’S GOAL WAS TO CREATE ELEGANCE IN A CASUAL WAY, CREATING A HOME THAT WOULDN’T BE HANDS-OFF FOR THE COUPLE’S THREE CHILDREN.
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Perfectly neutral and wonderfully comfortable, the family room will stand the test of spills, sun, traffic and time thanks to a custom-designed rug by Eve, Inc., upholstered pieces “The bedroom had low from Bernhardt and a Lillian ceilings so, to make the August coffee table. Curtain and pillow fabrics, space feel roomier, we used Fay a soft mushroomSabina color on theBraxton. walls,” says Howard, “Then we used ivory curtains and carpeting to soften and expand the space.” Plush bedding in luxurious fabrics adds to the room’s sumptuous feel.
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more-is-more couple; they’re not about a lot of stuff,” says Webb. “This is a very curated space because that’s how they like to live.” You won’t find a formal dining room in this house, for instance; instead, the couple opted for a combination sun room-family dining area, complete with a built-in banquette, farmhouse table and hearth. The room was designed by Summerour to act as a balcony of sorts. One of the architect’s favorite design elements, because of its connection between family and entertainment, is this room’s arched interior window; overlooking the indoor pool below, it can be open or shut. And unlike many homeowners looking for a master on the main, this couple wanted to be on the same floor as their young children. To suit this active family’s needs, though, Summerour designed the entrance of the master as a massive walk-through his-and-hers closet. Equipped with large islands, built-ins and window seats—and designed much like a kitchen in terms of functionality and aesthetics—the inverse layout “is the most practical way of laying out a master suite,” Summerour says. “When you think about coming and going, the last place you go from is your closet.” When it came to choosing a color palette, the homeowners were equally as practical, opting for a neutral backdrop to soften the footprint of their family and constant stream of guests. And although this is a house built for the needs of a growing family, it’s also a house in which every square inch of space is used, Webb says, whether it’s in the library—where the well-traveled kids (and dog) relax among antiques including a desk owned by Gianni Versace—or the high-traffic family room, where a custom-designed rug by Eve, Inc. is surrounded by kidfriendly furniture from Bernhardt. “The house is very livable and humane,” Webb says. “It’s well-edited but also happens to be tactile, soft and user- and kid-friendly—and will stand the test of time.” SEE RESOURCES, BACK OF BOOK. On the stairway landing, a Paul Ferrante chandelier is the perfect complement to stalwart steel window frames by Crittall. Lamps by Linda Horsley Antiques. Tables from Robuck & Co. Curtain fabric, Rose Cumming. The homeowner found this hundreds-of-years-old
sink in Italy and had it cantilevered out of the wall. opposite A masterfully designed kitchen by Connecticut-based Crane Woodworking combines the best of old and new: barstools from Holland & Co. and an antique chandelier found at Ma Maison.
One of Summerourâ€™s favorite design elements in the house was the combination sun room-dining area, which boasts an arched window overlooking the indoor pool below.
Summerour designed the pool area to be enclosed by walls of sliding doors on each side to achieve an open-air feel. Furniture by Kreiss Collection.
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BETH WEBB A SNAPSHOT Webb is the owner of Beth Webb Interiors and is the founder and author of the design blog “Aesthetically Thinking,” which can be found at aesthetically-thinking.blogspot.com. + What continues to inspire me is...travel! I cannot get enough of it, and it’s the one thing that never ceases to stimulate the creative juices. Whenever I need a shot in the arm, I book a ticket! + My favorite places to shop are...boutiques. Can we please have more and continue to support those that we do have?! I visit the Westside almost daily and cannot say enough nice things about all those small boutiques and all the others throughout this city that pride themselves on customer service and individuality. + When I go out in Atlanta, you’ll ﬁnd me at...a restaurant, lots of restaurants! I love Aria, La Pietra Cucina and Holeman & Finch, to name a few! (So many, so little time!) Then, the next day you'll ﬁnd me back at the Training Zone so I can work it all off with Matt Hurst, my ﬁtness guru! + My biggest splurges are always on...luxury boutique hotels. If you can’t do it up right, why do it at all? Oh, and great food and wine, great food and wine and great food and wine! + The best thing I’ve recently discovered is...Kiehl’s Superbly Restorative Argan Body Lotion. + I like to collect...art. It is and always has been art, speciﬁcally works on paper. Truly my passion. + The luxuries I’d never give up are...My housekeeper, ironed sheets and fresh ﬂowers. + My hero is...my grandfather. This isn’t design-oriented, but he was singularly the most signiﬁcant inﬂuence in my life. He passed away recently just two days short of age 101. He led an exemplary life epitomizing all I know about character, integrity and having a strong work ethic. He was fair, just and, above all, interested and curious!
KEITH SUMMEROUR A SNAPSHOT The work of Summerour’s firm is captured in a tome by noted historian William R. Mitchell, Jr., titled Summerour: Architecture of Permanence, Scale, and Proportion. + What continues to inspire me are...great craftsmen. + My favorite places to shop are...The London Trading Company and Sid Mashburn. + When I go out in Atlanta, you’ll ﬁnd me at...East Atlanta. + My biggest splurges are always on...travel and art. + The best thing I’ve recently discovered is...Tanyard Creek Trail. + I like to collect...historic books. + The luxury I’d never give up is...time with my two boys. + My heroes are...David White for his commitment to education and Gary Adcock for his commitment to art.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE THE FIVEAND-A-HALF ACRE ESTATE INCLUDE THE SWEEPING FRONT LAWN, ANCIENT FRUIT TREES AND, OF COURSE, VIEWS OF LONG ISLAND SOUND.
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Interior designer Beth Webb strolls along the sprawling front lawn of the Greenwich property. Jeremy Smearman of Planters, Inc., restructured the property to save the trees in the orchard.
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WRITTEN BY HEATHER J. PAPER PHOTOGRAPHED BY ERICA GEORGE DINES PRODUCED BY CLINTON SMITH
For this home at The Mansion on Peachtree, designer John Oetgen created an elegant atmosphere, with a touch of his trademark “whimsy” thrown in. opposite Against the otherwise neutral scheme, a single red silk pillow grabs your attention. “I think there’s nothing better than a black suit with a big, ol’ brooch on it,” Oetgen explains. “You can change that brooch every day; it can be rubies and diamonds one day, sapphires and emeralds the next! That’s all a pillow is. It’s a brooch for the room.”
The address tells you that this is a home at The Mansion on Peachtree, a Rosewood Hotel & Residence. But a sweeping glance of this high-rise retreat makes you think twice. It feels more like you’re in Manhattan, in one of those marvelous prewar apartment buildings on the Upper East Side. Perhaps it’s designer John Oetgen’s generous use of black-and-white marble, reminiscent of the black-andwhite lobby in New York’s Carlyle Hotel (and, ironically, another Rosewood property). Or maybe it’s his use of wooden Venetian blinds, which lend a sense of permanence to the place, much like being on Park Avenue. But Oetgen denies any specific references to New York. Rather, his muse was simply to find the soul of this space. Here, that translates to “elegant,” with a touch of the designer’s trademark “whimsy” thrown in for good measure. That’s apparent from the moment you step through the front door into foyer; what could have been a mere passthrough is, instead, a gallery-like experience. Glamorously trimmed with black crown molding and baseboard, the long and narrow hallway is punctuated with original photography by the designer himself. “I felt like it needed windows,” Oetgen explains. “I’m a photographer, as well as a designer, and in the middle of this project I was in Paris, where I took all these pictures. Each one is ‘framed’ by a picture of a stuccoed limestone vent hole with a metal grate in the center. I’m the old-fashioned kind of photographer who cuts and pastes, so I literally cut out the grate in the center of each photograph and inset other photos—like the Luxembourg Gardens, the Mona Lisa, a tiger print I saw in the window of an antique shop, a marvelous arrangement
JOHN OETGEN A SNAPSHOT Designer John Oetgen opened his firm in 1973 and, to this day, continues to create stunning spaces that are a little unexpected and a lot of fun. + The styles I’m most drawn to are…the best of any period. I also love a great sense of architecture, be it cozy and cottage-y or massive and monumental. And I love psychologically different feelings. In any one home, I want a room that hugs you and a room that makes you feel “free.” A sentimental room and a lively, entertaining room. I think a good environment should offer a full smorgasbord of emotions. + What continues to inspire me is…travel. My favorite place to visit is Paris. + My favorite place to shop is…New York. + When I go out in Atlanta, you’ll find me at…Anis. Or any of the classic restaurants, like LaGrotta. Or maybe at a party at SCAD; I love to support SCAD. + My biggest splurges are always on…books, art and furniture—and really good restaurants! + The best thing I’ve recently discovered is…the color grape. My friend Duvall has introduced me to the world of grape. + I like to collect…books and art. And restaurant memories. + The luxuries I’d never give up are…breath and a heartbeat. I think they’re pretty much luxuries! + My heroes are…the artists that changed the world. Vermeer and da Vinci. Picasso and Kandinsky.
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clockwise from above In the foyer, a light ﬁxture that Oetgen found in Paris shines beautifully against a ceiling medallion painted a beautiful shade of sky blue. Bathroom ﬁxtures from Renaissance Tile & Bath are elegant in their own right, but ﬁnishing touches like this Venetian mirror up the ante further. Just outside the bedroom, a quiet sitting spot is softly illuminated by a pair of purple glass hurricanes. One of the works of art created by Oetgen himself. opposite Upon entering this residence, guests are met by this impressive antique clock, topped with a blue mercury glass sphere to make it even more of a focal point.
The dining room furniture consists simply of two 48-inch black marble Saarinen tables surrounded by Georgian chairs. And the lack of art on the walls is intentional. “I wanted it to feel spacious, make it a place where you could have amusing, theme-oriented dinner parties,’ Oetgen explains. “That’s why there’s no art in here.” Serpentine candleholders are the perfect counterpoint for the much-more-straightforward-in-style gilded étagère that Oetgen found at Parc Monceau. “It’s almost like a piece of sculpture,” he says, “so I continued that feeling by making ‘sculpture’ out of the china—almost like how Chihuly or Brancusi work with forms.”
of Christian Dior chairs, a view of the ocean while sailing to Paris on the Queen Mary. So you’re transported from an architectural, structural point of view into a fantasy world. And perhaps that’s what this residence is, going from an architectural fortress point of view into somewhat of a fantasy world!” Fantasy or not, the comfort found throughout is very real. The living room, for instance, is very intimate, thanks in large part to a strategically placed screen. “This is a vertical space—it has nice tall ceilings—so I brought the height down a bit, creating a horizontal line with a Chinese handpainted screen,” Oetgen explains. And that same screen not-so-coincidentally separates the living room from the adjacent bar. “I love the idea of seeing the window (over the bar) above the screen,” he adds. “But I didn’t want to see a kitchen counter, which is the bar.” On the other side of the bar, the formal dining room is “smallish by grand standards,” says Oetgen. “But I wanted it to feel spacious, make it a place where you could have amusing, theme-oriented dinner parties. That’s why there’s no art in here.” Instead, the walls themselves take on an artistic quality; the designer had the wallpaper cut it in blocks, then applied like limestone blocks. “It sort of mirrors the exterior of the building,” he notes. “Plus, it elongates and visually expands the size of the room.” But it’s the heart of this home—the kitchen and family room—that truly speaks to the aforementioned New York vibe. Those Venetian blinds? “I saw this marvelous light coming in, and I wanted to use Venetian blinds to calm it down and not make it so fancy. I wanted the feeling of a bistro,” Oetgen explains. As for the black-and-white marble floors here, it wasn’t so much The Carlyle that inspired him as it was Vermeer. “I’ve always loved the paintings of Vermeer,” he says. “There’s always a window on the left, a maiden of some kind and always those great Dutch blackand-white floors.” He may have been inspired by one of the Masters. But when it comes to design, Oetgen is a master in his own right. SEE RESOURCES, BACK OF BOOK.
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A simple, unassuming breakfast table is surrounded by chairs upholstered in a sturdy indoor/outdoor material. Given the natural light ﬂooding the room, Oetgen used wooden Venetian blinds at the windows “to calm it down and not make it so fancy.” opposite Grounded by black-andwhite marble ﬂoors, this kitchen—and the adjoining family room—are at once casual and elegant, comfortable and chic. No detail has been left untouched, right down to the hardware from the Matthew Quinn Collection.
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INSPIRATION FOR THE BLACKAND-WHITE MARBLE FLOORS CAME FROM PAINTINGS BY JOHANNES VERMEER, ONE OF THE DUTCH MASTERS
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“I wanted this room to feel big because it’s not; it’s little,” says Oetgen. “That’s why I painted it black, because you have no boundary edge with black.” A saddle leather sofa anchors the comfy ﬁreside seating group. Flower photographs by Murphy Townsend. Jean de Merry chandelier through R. Hughes.
ALTHOUGH THE HOME’S ROOMS ARE ELEGANT, THEY OFFER COMFORT IN A VERY REAL WAY.
This room’s understated elegance is due, in part, to the fact that Oetgen used just one pattern throughout—a subdued paisley found on the window treatments as well as the headboard and upholstered bedside tables. The master bedroom is glamorous in an understated, European way. “The bed isn’t piled with millions of pillows; it’s just simple,” says Oetgen.
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The guest room has the feeling of an uptown studio apartment, one youâ€™d be hard-pressed to leave. An iron bed, made by Charles Calhoun, is decked out in an Ikat pattern thatâ€™s echoed throughout the room. But color adds another layer of comfort to the room; Oetgen used a warm hue on the walls, sky blue on the ceiling and pops of coral here and there.
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RESOURCES MAR.11 (who to contact) PAGES 92-107: (connecticut calling) ARCHITECTURE: Keith Summerour, Summerour Architects Inc., (404) 603-8585; summerour.net. INTERIOR DESIGN: Beth Webb, Beth Webb Interiors, (404) 869-6367; bethwebb.com. LANDSCAPE DESIGN: Jeremy Smearman, Planters Inc., (404) 261-6002; plantersgarden.com
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Amanda Nisbet Marcia Sherrill chats with a designer whose collections of fabrics and lighting have the design world abuzz
DIDN’T WE HEAR THAT YOU ARE A SOUTHERN BELLE? There certainly is that rumor floating about. I did attend boarding school in Virginia, my husband and I lived in Atlanta for a few years, and sometimes—after a few glasses of wine—an acquired Southern accent seems to emerge. But, in truth, I’m Canadian, born in Montreal. YOU’VE APPEARED ON STAGE AND ON SCREEN. AS AN ACTRESS IN NEW YORK, WHAT DID YOU LEARN THAT INFLUENCES YOUR DESIGN WORK
The creation of an environment and experience has become indelibly transferable. Whether as an interior designer or an actress, I draw upon the wherewithal to provide a scene, evoke a mood and affect one’s life in a long-term, positive manner. And, as always, no matter what, the show must go on! BACK TO THE SOUTH FOR A MINUTE. IS YOUR HUSBAND SOUTHERN? Perhaps this is the source of the rumor. My husband is, indeed, 100 percent Southern, hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina! HOW IS IT DIFFERENT RAISING A FAMILY IN NEW YORK THAN IN, SAY, ATLANTA? It’s easier in the sense that you can have anything under the sun delivered straight to your residence, and since 99.9 percent of the time you’re on foot, you really don’t have to mess with car seats. YOUR WORK IS SO MODERN AND YET CLASSIC. IS THIS A WINNING COMBO? It’s what comes naturally to me, and my clients seem to think so. Knock on wood that it continues! WHAT JOURNEY LED YOU TO DESIGN FABRIC FOR HOLLAND & SHERRY, AND WHAT IS SIMILAR ABOUT YOUR TWO AESTHETICS? I was fortunate to have been approached by them. (It must’ve been all those trips to the D&D building in New York!) The line is represented at Travis & Company in Atlanta. Our similarities are apparent through the depth and twists of the color palette we selected. YOUR TODAY?
FROM TOP: AMANDA NISBET’S OWN LIVING ROOM. A FIXTURE FROM HER LINE WITH THE URBAN ELECTRIC CO. THE DESIGNER AT WORK. FABRIC FROM NISBET’S LINE WITH HOLLAND & SHERRY.
LIGHTING COLLECTION IS SO ELEGANT. DID YOU HAVE TROUBLE FINDING QUALITY DESIGNS?
Thank you, that is very kind of you. I had no trouble finding the designs; as they are each my own, they had been lodged in my mind for some time. It was more about allowing the creative floodgates to finally open, letting the deluge happen, becoming excited about the ideas being released and watching them evolve. HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR LIGHTING COLLECTION’S HOME WITH THE URBAN ELECTRIC CO.? I couldn’t imagine going anywhere else. I’ve always admired their quality and how beyond fabulous a company they are to work with. WHAT IS GOING TO BE YOUR INSPIRATION FOR YOUR UPCOMING LINENS COLLECTION? At heart, I am a devotee of solid white sheets but the urge to add a touch of color was something I couldn’t resist. The line will use color in a sophisticated fashion and will make linens more personal. WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE IRREPRESSIBLE MS. AMANDA? Stay tuned for new additions to our product lines, and something extra special and addictive in the realm of social media. amandanisbetdesign.com
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