Thursday, February 21, 2019

New Oushak rugs offer a contemporary spin on an ancient style

With dreamy colors and traditional patterns, antique Oushak rugs have long been a staple of plush living rooms. But the Oushak style is popular anew—now with a modern refresh, according to Jason Moattar of ADAC’s Moattar Ltd. Here’s a 101 for buying your own.

Elements of Style: Combine warm and cool metals to give your home a savvy balance

With chairs, decorations, accessories, and rugs, combine warm and cool metals to give your home a savvy balance.
Art of gold

What’s inspiring Atlanta designer Amy Morris right now

Atlanta designer Amy Morris discovered a collection of works by British artist and architect Victor Pasmore. What stuck with her was a captivating gold hue that appeared in the midcentury abstract paintings, juxtaposed with crisp black and white. In early 2019, look for her new lighting collection with Charleston-based Avrett, available at ADAC’s R.Hughes.

Make an entrance: 3 ways to greet guests in style with a statement entry

Your door is your house's first impression. Make it a good one by drawing inspiration from these entrances, including the former house of Atlanta Symphony Orchestra conductor Robert Shaw, lifestyle blogger Lesley Graham's Marietta home, and Hedgewood Homes builder Pam Sessions's house.
Tile style

Where to buy chic tile in Atlanta, according to designer Beth Kooby

Beth Kooby gets excited just talking about tile. With style that ranges from bold and geometric to soft and organic, Kooby is an expert at mixing and matching the colors, textures, and patterns that tile injects into a room. She gave us a tour of her favorite showrooms for chic surfaces in Atlanta.
Room envy

Room Envy: A green splash flipped this kitchen from plain to bold and funky

Light and understated was never the personality of this loft—or its owner—says interior designer Gina Sims, who amped up this plain kitchen with layers of bold features. Homeowner Cati Teague specified “awesome and green,” which sent Sims on a hunt for the perfect backsplash tile.
Design books to read now

5 influential design books: Interior designer Suzanne Kasler on what to read now

In September, celebrated Atlanta interior designer Suzanne Kasler is releasing Sophisticated Simplicity, a tome replete with a litany of previously unseen, lavish interiors in her signature classic style. Here, she shares a handful of design books that have influenced her, plus a new title she is looking forward to.

6 trends to help you transform your bathroom into a stylish sanctuary

From bloggers like Anna Liesemeyer of In Honor of Design to designers like Amy Weaver of Terracotta Design Build—here are the six bath trends this fall so you can design your bathroom.
Big Chill retro refridgerator

Keeping it cool: The retro fridge is back and, now, state of the art

As architecture and furnishings have gotten the throwback treatment, so have appliances. One hot manufacturer, Colorado-based Big Chill, dreams up stylish, ’50s-inspired ranges, hoods, dishwashers, and, yes, refrigerators.
Room Envy

Room Envy: A tranquil outdoor yoga studio in Serenbe

While planning her family’s new house in Serenbe, yoga instructor Jeny Mathis dreamed up an in-ground labyrinth and yoga studio as the heart of the backyard design, for aesthetics and spiritual and physical wellness. She uses the space for personal respite as well as a setting for her business, Zoetic, which offers yoga, meditation classes, and retreats.

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