Lifestyle - Atlanta Magazine

Author Suzanne Oliver

  • Suzanne Oliver


Garden in a Globe

Under the glass

Whether you call them dish gardens, fairy gardens, or just plain terrariums, tabletop ecosystems are making a comeback. Today’s versions are more varied than the fishbowls you (or your mom) hung in macrame back in the 1970s. Read More

Bobby Berk Home

A new top home store

Ikea? Check. Room & Board? Check. CB2? Check. And now Atlanta scores another of "Time Out New York's" Top Ten Big Home Stores: Bobby Berk Home. Through storefront windows, pops of the retailer's trademark orange entice shoppers inside the two-story, industrial space. Read More

Rare Reads at C. Dickens Books and Antonio Raimo Galleries

Collectors still love paper and ink

People who love to read may be using Kindles and iPads, but people who love books still treasure the romance, the nostalgia, the smell of the printed word. Rare editions hold extra appeal in today’s ephemeral era. Read More

Double Take: Bathroom on a Budget

A renovation designed to withstand three teenage boys

Floral wallpaper and a flimsy shower curtain don’t translate to masculine and durable—two priorities Faith Levy had for her boys’ bathroom, which the previous owner had added upstairs. The Levys’ third priority was staying within budget, as the family was renovating three bathrooms at once in their 1920s Druid Hills home. Read More

Hot Shop: Room & Board

The national furniture chain makes its Atlanta debut—finally

On the wall inside the front door, painted in bold letters, is the slogan “Made by families, not factories.” It’s an apt description of Room & Board’s business model, which embraces the fine craftsmanship of furniture making. Eighty-five percent of its exclusive designs are manufactured in America, and price tags proudly note where each piece was made—whether it’s a leather sectional sofa from North Carolina or a steel-legged dining table from Minnesota. Read More