Best of Atlanta 2015 Home & Design
You don’t have to enroll in art school to learn from the nation’s top interior designers. ADAC regularly hosts presentations by big names like Nate Berkus and Kathryn M. Ireland, especially during its annual spring and fall conferences, and often invites the public for free.
If you’re having a bad day, pay a visit to Sugarboo. The art prints and home accessories stamped with sweet sayings—“Hello sunshine!” or “To the moon and back”—are sure to cheer you up.
For more than a decade, owners Roy Otwell and Doug Henderson have helped Atlanta homeowners embrace modern designers like Minotti, Knoll, and Alessi—no easy task in a city that was once a bastion of traditional decor.
Bungalow was a game changer when it opened on Howell Mill Road, helping to launch the Westside Design District in 2000.
Enough already with the heirloom Oushaks. Our new favorite rugs are contemporary interpretations of antique patterns, created in colors and scales more harmonious with today’s streamlined decor.
This New York–based service landed in Atlanta last year as an alternative to the industry’s traditional commission model, which can incentivize designers to select expensive products.
In this cozy Buckhead showroom, you’ll find leather man-cave couches as wide as a truck and upholstery hues you can’t imagine anyone wanting in their living room.
If election season has you in a patriotic mood, head to Room & Board, where more than 90 percent of the inventory is made right here in the States.
Jim Gibbs, who made his fortune with an eponymous landscape company, spent decades creating one of the nation’s largest residential gardens, now open to the public.
Whether you’re seeking the perfect wooden spool chair or a klismos chair with nailhead trim, this posh store will have you sitting pretty.
After opening and closing a half dozen or so antique and home accessory shops, owner Stephen Barnwell knows the ups and downs of retail.
Here’s where you’ll find that perfect hostess gift or finishing touch for a tabletop display.
The Shade Store—which offers far more than just shades—has a wide range of sophisticated custom drapery, blinds, and hardware at reasonable prices.
This innovative kitchen, bath, and outdoor showroom, which sprawls over 32,000 square feet in Lenox Marketplace, has been open for almost a year.
Throughout the city are many lovely shops that double as design ateliers, but our favorites are at the Galleries of Peachtree Hills.
Inside, farm tables and antiques from Texas’s famous Round Top market mix with modern marble consoles.
No mainstream home furnishings brand quite captured 1960s-era Mad Men glamour better than MGBW.
Since 1999, this locally owned store has offered a wide range of furniture and accessories in transitional styles that blend easily with any decor.
With its wide, inviting front porch, red door, American flag, and clusters of hydrangeas, this circa-1919 white clapboard house looks straight out of Southern Living.
I wrote my first story about Restoration Hardware in 1998, after it opened in Lenox Square. Admiring the Arts and Crafts–style casegoods, I realized how stupid I’d been to dismiss my grandparents’ Mission buffet as “old-fashioned.”