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Neighborhood: Norcross

One of metro atlanta’s loveliest suburban downtowns is tucked away from the sprawl between Peachtree Industrial Boulevard and Buford Highway in Gwinnett County, just out of view of motorists. Founded in 1870, historic Norcross is less a vestige of yesteryear than a thriving city center that happens to have a barber pole and a train depot. Read more...

GardenHood brings rare Asian plants to Atlanta

Scott McMahan's sells specimens from halfway around the world

Scott McMahan can see China from Grant Park. And Vietnam, and a few other countries halfway around the world. Read more...

Modern Atlanta celebrates contemporary style with Design is Human Week

Weeklong event includes architecture tour, exhibitions, and lectures

From May 31 to June 8, Modern Atlanta presents its eighth annual Design Is Human Week, which welcomes both amateur and professional aficionados of contemporary style. Programs include the popular MA Architecture Tour of a dozen private homes and a couple of commercial spaces, as well as international product exhibitions, lectures, films, and parties. Read more...

Rough South Home founder upcycles salvage finds

Clarke Titus transforms everything from factory fans to MARTA doors into stylish home furnishings

“I find the weird stuff no one wants.” That’s how Clarke Titus begins our conversation as we traipse through a cluttered salvage yard a half dozen miles west of Atlanta. To the Kirkwood furniture maker, the decades-old trash is full of potential. Like a Depression-era Georgia freight car paneled with ten-foot-long pine boards. Titus used the weathered wood—stenciled here and there with numbers and workers’ instructions—to create more than a dozen original pieces, including tables, mirrors, consoles, and a king-sized headboard. 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...

Jackson Charles Home offers glam, playful furnishings

Owner Eddie Brumbaugh has designed pieces for a Falcon and a Real Housewife

Eddie Brumbaugh is looking for a better word than “sexy.” Her publicity team isn’t convinced that’s the most strategic adjective for the interior designer’s new store, Jackson Charles Home. But Brumbaugh’s found it hard to describe her glamorous, relaxed, and playful style any other way. Read more...

Neighborhood: Kirkwood

As recently as the late 1990s, the DeKalb County neighborhood of Kirkwood was known for street-corner drug deals, blatant prostitution, and a crumbling central business district. An influx of families and commercial investment has softened Kirkwood’s hard edge, resulting in an urban village of roughly 5,000 people that residents call harmoniously diverse. Read more...

Robert Brown opens his first retail shop, Townhouse

The award-winnning designer discusses his style, inspirations, and plans for the store

This month, award-winning interior designer Robert Brown is opening Townhouse, his first retail shop, in the Galleries of Peachtree Hills. Now any shopper can tap into his expert eye for art, accessories, and furniture gathered from around the world. Read more...

Merchant at Howell Mill shows off "passion for paper"

Dan Collier's small stationary and gift shop has a big personality

The new Merchant at Howell Mill, a gift and stationery store tucked just down from Bocado and Redefined Home Boutique, may be in a tiny space, but it’s got a big attitude. 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...