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Author Lisa Mowry

  • Lisa Mowry

    Editorial Contributor

    Lisa Mowry has produced more than five hundred articles for national publications over the past decade. A graduate of Wake Forest University in North Carolina, Mowry also studied for a master's at Georgia State University's communications department. She has lived in Atlanta since 1982. In 1998, she and her family moved out to the suburbs to be halfway between the city and Rome, where her husband is chair of the biology department at Berry College.


Inside Zac Brown's Smyrna man cave-turned-recording studio

The country star has moved out, but the basement remains a haven for Southern Ground Artists

Zac Brown’s ranch house played a cameo role in his music video for “Highway 20 Ride,” but these days, the Smyrna abode functions as a recording studio for his label Southern Ground Artists. Read More

Interior mixology: Helen Davis blends classics with vintage home finds

A former apparel executive's Buckhead loft is like a cleverly coordinated outfit

Helen Harbin Davis spent years in the fashion world, including stints in New York and Florence, so it’s not surprising that her decorating style takes a cue from the apparel industry. “When I worked in fashion, the people I looked up to mixed high and low—expensive and not expensive,” says Davis. “And they wore things that were personal, that tell a story.” Read More

Alton Brown's vacation hideaway is in his backyard

The ever-mischievous celebrity chef plots his own escape

“I don’t go on vacations, so I wanted a vacation in my backyard,” says Alton Brown, adding emphatically, “Not a ‘vacation house,’ because they’re actually a lot of work. Read More

Get away to High Point & Hickory

The best bargains at the Furniture Capital of the World are all under two (very big) roofs

First things first: Can you save money by driving five hours to shop for furniture in North Carolina? Yes, although an industrious shopper in Atlanta could perhaps find similar savings by following sales, asking for discounts, and trolling Craigslist. The advantage to shopping in the Furniture Capital of the World is that so many discounted brands and floor samples are together under one roof. Read More

Boudoir decor: Kristin Kong's stylish master bedroom

Luxe textures give this space a little va-va-voom

Kristin kong’s master bedroom may have the same generic architecture as every other unit in her Norcross townhouse complex, but any similarity ends there. Read More