Design Galleria

Why design enthusiasts should visit Nashville and High Point

Tennessee and North Carolina have always offered fun, drivable getaways for Atlantans. For design enthusiasts, Nashville and High Point now offer new reasons to visit.
Melanie Turner

Why blue is such a versatile color for home decor

This spring, designer Melanie Turner released her first book, Inviting Interiors. We chatted with her about a color that appears in much of her work.
Can we still afford Atlanta?

It is really, really hard to buy your first house in Atlanta right now

In the current Atlanta real estate market, the idea of paying list price, taking two weeks for a due diligence period, or even having a night or two to sleep on one of the biggest financial decisions of your life now seems quaint. It's even harder for first-time buyers.
Room Envy

Room Envy: A classy crafting space in Brookhaven

Brookhaven homeowner Michelle Clery enjoys ladies nights spent making crafts like jewelry, soaps, and candles—so much so that she dedicated an upstairs hallway area to combining hobbies and socializing with friends.
Kitchens

Four new kitchen designs we love (from Atlanta Designers)

Kitchens invite guests again, laying out natural materials and rich colors as a welcome mat. Here, four new kitchens at the center of family life and festive gathering.
Ashley Dopson

Muralist Ashley Dopson unites communities one wall at a time

An autographed poster by painter Varnette Honeywood from the 1990 National Black Arts Festival hangs in muralist Ashley Dopson’s living room. Family visits to the festival inspired her own interest in art. “That era was a time when people were very aware of the legacy of Black art,” Dopson, 37, says. “For a little girl like me, I felt like I could do this and make a living at it.”
Jayme Armour

A designer’s East Lake cottage deftly combines her love of nature, color, and pattern

After first pondering a move to the country, interior designer Jayme Armour ended up buying a house a few miles from downtown Atlanta, but it turns out the two ideas weren’t that far apart. The 1950s cottage she discovered in East Lake came with a large, lush lot—including a banana palm tree in the back—and a leafy neighborhood.
Elizabeth Ingram and Alton Brown lake house

Inside Elizabeth Ingram and Alton Brown’s Alabama lake house

An intentionally minimalist lake house allows this high-profile couple to hang out in one big room—with a gorgeous view all around.
The surprising rewards of downsizing

The surprising rewards of downsizing

Whether you call it downsizing, rightsizing, aging-in-place, or  just retiring, more Baby Boomers are creating homes that will make life easier in future years. “What we’re seeing is people making a conscious decision before it’s too late to get their stuff in order,” says designer Beverly Baribault. “It’s the difference between having to do it and choosing to do it.”

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