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The Allure of Beautiful Spaces Published by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Image by RW Design & Exchange


Since 1987, RW Design & Exchange principal Rhonda White has enhanced the homes of hundreds of satisfied families through working with the best furniture manufacturers, artists, drapery designers, architects and builders in the business. Today, we still strive to perfect our ability to overcome any obstacle that may lie in the way of your home being the best it can be. Our mission is to provide our clients with a friendly and fresh approach to interior design. We help each client define their own style, and see the project through from design conception to the finishing touches. We provide hands-on services— working with RW Design & Exchange means working directly with White and the senior designers. RW Design & Exchange has a team comprised of experienced designers, project managers, architects and contractors that all contribute to your project’s success. Our many years of experience has helped our company to develop close relationships with some of the world’s finest vendors. This ensures that our clients are getting the best service and products available. The RW Design & Exchange brand is reflective in our philosophy of impeccable design and timeless distinction of our high-end product lines. Our reputation for quality design and valuing our customers guarantees a satisfying experience. You can have the home or office you deserve by utilizing our website and by visiting our showroom today. 410 Peachtree Parkway, Suite 246 Cumming, GA 30041 770.781.1625


UNIQUELY YOURS Dream Home Interiors on Lake Oconee is known for comfortable, refreshing, and inspiring interiors. From the sophisticated lodge, a classically styled southern manor, or a tranquil lake cabin, Dream Home Interiors showcases a fresh mix of the client’s personality with classic style and fine attention to architectural elements to create not just beautiful interiors, but a way of living that is effortless and inviting. Dream Home Interiors believes that design is the culmination of a tri-party relationship between the designer, the client and the space. Their aim is to enable a space to reach its highest potential while being perfectly adapted to its owner’s taste and lifestyle. Their design begins on the waters edge and ends in the imagination of the home developed in its space. After four years of Design influence in the Lake Oconee area, Dream Home Interiors has now opened a retail/design center. The new space is infused with eclectic and unique finds. Dream Home Interiors is a design boutique where clients can go for all their home projects. Dream Home Interiors, LLC 114 Harmony Crossing Suite 3 Eatonton, GA 31024 phone - 706-467-1340 fax- 706-467-1370

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CLASSIC DESIGN J. Hirsch Interior Design has been designing award-winning interiors for 20 years. Janie Hirsch, ASID graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Interior Design from the School of Architecture and was selected as one of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Top 20 Under 40 annual list of emerging talent. Janie, a Louisiana native and the daughter of an architect and watercolor artist, landed on her feet in Atlanta following a stint in New York City working for a lighting designer. Janie has designed homes from Georgia to Louisiana and Florida and has received numerous local, regional, and national design awards for personal homes, show houses and model homes. Janie was most recently awarded an ASID gold award for an Auburn University Sorority, for a total of eight awards which includes model homes, singular spaces such as a wine cellar and tasting lounge, and a private home in Buckhead. The ASID Southern Accents National Residential Interior Design Contest awarded Janie for a kitchen that was featured in Southern Accent’s January/ February 2008 issue. This same Marietta home was also awarded

a national Best in American Living Award (BALA) and an Atlanta Home Builders Professionalism Award (OBIE). She has participated in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Show House & Gardens, the Alliance Theater Christmas House, the Atlanta Magazine’s Dream House, Roswell Woman’s Club Designer Show House, and Christmas at Callenwolde. Janie Hirsch’s designs have been featured in Southern Accents, Beautiful Homes, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Atlanta Magazine’s HOME, New Home, Remodel, Home By Design, Atlanta Style & Design, Atlanta Life Magazine, Atlanta Magazine, Flavors, Points North, Women’s World, Decor, Green Living by Design, Showhouse Review, Decorati, and Decorating magazines. The signature of J. Hirsch Interior Design includes an eclectic combination of classic furnishings and antiques with a strong connection to architectural elements. She also uses color as a neutral, along with texture and pattern to bring a quiet sophistication to clients’ homes. Her style is tailored and timeless. The end result is a design that is inheritable and ages gracefully. 10555 Cauley Creek Drive Johns Creek, GA 30097 404.395.3711


INNOVATION, WARMTH Award-winning Pineapple House Interior Design is a full service hospitality and residential firm with designers that hold degrees in either interior design or architecture. The multi-dimensional organization handles any aspect of décor, design and construction, taking full control of the process and specifications or interfacing with teams already in place. Their work has appeared in seven coffee table books, over a hundred magazines and on ten different television networks.

2010 Southeast Designer of the Year: Best Residential Dining Room Hawks Ridge, Georgia

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2010 Design Excellence Award GOLD: American Society of Interior Designers Hobe Sound, Florida

2010 Dream Home Award GOLD: Best Interior Design for a Custom Home Lake of Bays, Ontario

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS William B. Litchfield Residential Designs, Inc. believes in the purity of different architectural styles and appropriate materials. The firm specializes in new custom period homes as well as renovations to existing residences. The firm tailors each design to meet the tastes and needs of the clients, with sensitivity to the site conditions and to the existing or desired architectural style. The firm distinguishes its designs by paying close attention to details, from custom windows, doors, and mouldings on the exterior to custom wall and ceiling treatments, cabinetry, and period mouldings on the interior of each residence relating to the overall style of the design. These custom details ensure consistency and integrity throughout each composition.

www. 480 E. Paces Ferry Rd, Suite 4 Atlanta, Georgia 30305 404.733.1889


CLASSICAL TRANSITIONAL It is rare that we discover a place we can call our own, a place that makes us feel comfortable, lifts our spirits, and heightens our sense of adventure and creativity. Such a place is Diane Johnson Interiors in Alpharetta, Georgia. Nestled amongst more commonly recognized retail shops, is a unique “oasis” of classical and transitional design themes, supported by a vast and grand selection of interior design and gift ideas. The biggest surprise is finding out this gallery has been in this area for more than 25 years. Founded and owned by Diane Johnson, an interior designer with prodigious and extraordinary design skills, the business has cultivated and maintained a loyal base of clients from Buckhead, the north Atlanta suburbs, as well as other upscale areas of the Southeast. Diane’s team of seasoned interior designers and support staff share her ideals of warmth, knowledge and genuine desire, to help their customers create the type of home or office environment that is comfortable, timeless and affordable. 9925 Haynes Bridge Road, Suite 710B, Alpharetta, Georgia 30022 404.523.6678

With a supporting cast of quality vendors and experienced craftsmen, almost any element of design can be created and accomplished inhouse. This includes the selection and installation of elegant window treatments, custom furniture selections, faux finishing, interior finish materials, and custom framed art and mirrors. A unique “in store” floral studio creates custom and seasonal floral arrangements. Gala “Grand Opening” and “Holiday Celebration” events are being held now and throughout the season, showcasing the newly updated and expanded design center.

BLINDS & SHUTTERS TO FIT EVERY LIFESTYLE AND BUDGET Classic Blinds & Shutters, Inc. was started in the summer of 1996. Our goal was and still is today to provide our clients with quality products and exceptional service. We are a family business focused on assisting our clients with window coverings that best fit their personal needs, style, and budget. We are your one-stop source for all of your window covering needs. We bring the showroom to you! Our commitment to quality and to customer satisfaction has ranked us as a leader in the industry. We have an extensive list of referrals from builders, sales agents, real estate agents, business owners, etc. Because every client and every client’s home is unique, there is no better place than your own home or business to make selections of color, textures, fabrics, and styles of window coverings. Together we can find the best product to complement your windows, your style, and your budget.

Classic Blinds & Shutters, Inc. 770-924-0282


West Architecture Studio knows that the best projects result from close collaboration with our clients – that’s why we strive to listen and discuss our client’s goals extensively before putting pen to paper. We design both traditional and contemporary homes that follow classic ideas about proportion and detail and allow projects to age gracefully, giving them a certain independence from “of-themoment” style and trend. We imbue warmth and texture into unique and inviting spaces that convey a wholistic character, countering the sterility often seen in many contemporary designs. This is often achieved through the use of natural woods and other organic materials, simple but interesting textures, and careful merging of landscape with building. After nearly 20 years of designing inspiring homes, S. Scott West, AIA, LEED AP brings a wealth of experience, budgeting knowledge, and creativity to every project. 404.222.0962



The Mercantile is one of Atlanta’s elegant and creative boutiques known for one-of-a-kind gifts and timeless interiors. Barbara Heath, owner, brings her special flair for unique gift giving and stylish home decorating to the Atlanta community. George Smith Furniture and Fabrics, Swank Lighting, Elizabeth Lyons Glass, and Elizabeth Stockton Original Art are a small selection of the exclusive products Barbara and her staff enjoy discussing with their clients. TDesigner note cards, memorable hostess gifts and one of a kind objects range from Mark Edge Eco-Vintage Jewelry to Biedermeier antiques. With the unique and wonderful products Barbara hand selects for her store, it is no wonder that The Mercantile has been awarded both local and national recognition, being chosen “Best of the City” by both The Atlantan and The Atlanta Magazine, “2010 National Retail Star” by Home Accents Today, and most recently, the Grand Prize Winner of the 2010 Atlanta Homes and LifeStyles Bath Design Contest. Upon walking into The Mercantile guests, customers, and friends are greeted and share in the excitement of new deliveries - precious finds. Whether looking for a luxurious sofa or beautiful dining room table, scrumptious pillows, or elegant table linens - you can find them at The Mercantile. 1430 Dresden Drive, Suite B100 Atlanta, GA 30319 404.816.0060

DESIGN • MANAGE • BUILD For 14 years, South Peak Construction has served Atlanta through top quality building and design. From new kitchens to additions and whole house renovations, we are well versed and experienced in all aspects of the construction process. By establishing lasting relationships with our clients, we proudly receive more than 75% of our business from referrals from satisfied homeowners. At South Peak, we are committed to providing the highest quality work, on time and within your design budget. We have the vision and expertise to guide you through every step of your renovation or addition. To see examples of our work, please visit our website at Contact James Lane at 404.983.4807 to set up a complimentary consultation. 404.622.6533



DREAMS TO LIFE Extending your living space with a custom outdoor kitchen, patio, deck, screened porch or sun room creates the ideal setting for entertaining and relaxing under the sun and stars. Add a fireplace or fire pit, outdoor appliances, music and lighting to make it your own. Big Creek Landscapes, Inc, a full-service landscape company specializing in creating outdoor livings spaces, offers you the opportunity to enhance the aesthetic appeal and value of your home while creating a functional environment you will enjoy for years to come. Bring family and friends together on a moment’s notice, entertain the boss or business associates, or simply kick back, relax and enjoy some quiet down time on your own. All you have to do is step out your back door and you’re there. The professionals at Big Creek Landscapes will work closely with you as a team to develop a custom plan for your yard after carefully evaluating, considering and discussing every aspect of the project with you. Important things to think about include use of space, topography, traffic flow, function, aesthetics and budget. Also consider ease of maintenance, impact on resale value, your HOA and local building codes. If you have a large scale vision but are concerned about budget, consider an overall plan to be completed over multiple phases of construction. It’s better to break a big project into several smaller projects than to compromise what you want. We hope you’ve found this basic information useful. We’re here to help, we’re easy to work with and we’d like to hear from you if you are considering a backyard project. 4305 State Bridge Road, Suite 103-184 Alpharetta, GA 30022 770.653.3572


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