Local designer Michel Smith Boyd hosts HGTV’s newest show, Luxe for Less

Local designer Michel Smith Boyd hosts HGTV’s newest show, Luxe for Less

The philosophy behind the show: Upscale design is within everyone’s reach; the secret is knowing where to splurge and where to save.
Room Envy

Room Envy: A metal fireplace that “steels” the show

“Like stone and wood, metal is a material I feel should be incorporated into every project,” says interior designer Michael Habachy. For this Tuxedo Park house, a 25-foot-tall fireplace clad in steel gives the great room a dramatic focal point.
Room Envy

Room Envy: A stunning home office in Grant Park

“I love living with different design eras,” says interior designer Laura Jenkins, whose circa-1905 Grant Park bungalow has 11-foot ceilings and original heart-pine floors to provide a great setting for her home office.
Garden Tip: Don’t chuck your amaryllis in the new year

Garden Tip: Don’t chuck your amaryllis in the new year

The amaryllis plant has a superpower: In just a few weeks in a tiny pot of dirt, this giant onion-looking thing sprouts a giant trumpet-shaped flower—in winter.
Sold! All the details about Stranger Things’ real-life Creel House in Rome, Georgia

Sold! All the details about Stranger Things’ real-life Creel House in Rome, Georgia

The house that served as the location for the Creel House on Stranger Things made headlines when it went on the market this fall. But as departing owners say goodbye, they chatted with us about their history with the 1880s Second Empire–style mansion—and how it landed on the smash-hit Netflix thriller.
Now for sale, Creative Loafing founders’ home is a quirky "masterpiece"

Now for sale, Creative Loafing founders’ home is a quirky “masterpiece”

Marketed as a “captivating . . . architectural masterpiece” and “historic work of art,” the Eason home is one of many in the area priced well north of $1 million, but none are quite like this. It's niche to the nines, modeled after cottages in England’s Cotswolds region, as evidenced by the stained glass, beefy fireplaces, sculptures, built-in bookcases, and an olde-worlde-style front door that wouldn’t be out of place on a Hobbit House.

Georgia Design Awards recognize excellence and highlight top residential and commercial projects

Top designers from across the state were honored December 1 at the inaugural Georgia Design Awards Gala, produced by Atlanta magazine and Atlanta Magazine’s HOME. The event, held at the Starling in Midtown, brought together all segments of the design community—architecture, interior design, homebuilding, remodeling, and landscape design—to recognize excellence and highlight outstanding residential and commercial projects.

How two Atlanta families turned their basements into great entertaining spaces

For obvious reasons, the last couple of years have seen a boom in home entertaining. Many Atlantans have gotten especially creative with their basements, installing bunk rooms, game tables, home gyms, wine rooms, even entire kitchens. Here, two families take different approaches to decorating their terrace levels—one going dark and cozy, the other light and bright. Both make for inviting places to hang out.
Three cozy cottages for sale in and around Atlanta—at three different price points

Three cozy cottages for sale in and around Atlanta—at three different price points

It’s approaching the season for curling up by the fire and soaking up cozy vibes. Here are three properties we sussed out that suit the mood, from a vintage cabin near Roswell to a stone rambler with architectural pedigree in Athens.
Three midcentury homes for sale in and around Atlanta

Three midcentury houses (at three different price points) for sale in and around Atlanta

Midcentury design and architecture remains in demand in decor and real estate. We scoped out three glam options at three price points, from an accessible ranch in Decatur to a Palm Springs–like dream retreat in Ansley Park.

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