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Room Envy: A vibrant dining room in Decatur

To distinguish this builder-grade dining room in Decatur, interior designer Vinanti Chauhan used a few creative tricks for her friends and clients, Monika and Kunj Pathak.
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Room Envy: This relaxed listening room is a music-lover’s perfect escape

When it’s 90 degrees in Atlanta, IT professional and writer Blake Donley can escape to his basement listening room with a cool beverage and 3,000—give or take—of his favorite LPs.
Bodacious colors liven up this Reynoldstown loft kitchen

Bodacious colors liven up this Reynoldstown loft kitchen

When your client owns more than 100 plants as well as a colorful yoga studio, boring colors are not an option. The client is Shelley Carroll, owner of Dancing Dogs Yoga on the BeltLine; and the designer is Leah Alexander, who took a yoga class that eventually led to her redecorating Shelley’s Reynoldstown loft.
Entertaining areas in this Brookhaven home get the party started with visual treats and a bit of geometry

The entertaining spaces in this Brookhaven home get the party started

Inspired by bold decor they had seen in Palm Beach and Atlanta’s own Le Colonial restaurant, homeowners Lindsey and Merek Shoob decided to ramp it up a bit at their 1940s bungalow in Brookhaven. “They wanted to add their own personality to the house, so we did a refresh of some rooms at the front of the house and the entertaining spaces,” says interior designer Beth Brown. Clever combos of blues, brass, painted floors, and wallpaper deliver the look.
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Room Envy: A playful dining room with a tropical touch

Dining rooms can be the most playful areas of a home. Color-loving interior designer Perry Walter jazzed up this circa-1925 Virginia-Highland condo by highlighting the existing molding.
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Room Envy: A playful, polka-dotted attic in Brookwood Hills

“Sometimes the smallest, unexpected spaces are the most fun to work with,” says interior designer Lee Kleinhelter, who transformed an attic space in Brookwood Hills into a memorable multipurpose room.
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Room Envy: Part home office, part library, and all function and style

Part home office, part library, this multi-purpose room in an Oak Grove house serves the whole family from morning to night. Thanks to interior designer Trish Roe with the Georgian Goose, it’s both functional and stylish.
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Room Envy: A new home with a “granny chic” bathroom

This Cumming house may be new, but designer Lisa Gabrielson gave it a “granny chic” look, notably in this primary suite bathroom. “We went for a restful approach, with muted colors and materials like you’d find in an old farmhouse,” she says.
Candler Hotel marble

Room Envy: The Candler Hotel’s lobby is a marble masterpiece

The marble lobby in downtown’s Candler Hotel exudes Beaux-Arts glamour like nothing else in Atlanta. Built by Coca-Cola magnate Asa Candler as an office building in 1906, the property was remodeled into a luxury hotel in 2019.
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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.

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