Home Renovation

Want to be on a home improvement reality show? Read this first.

If you fancy becoming one of those hammer-swinging, do-it-yourself home renovators on television, you’re in luck. The metro Atlanta area is coveted by producers for its rich variety of housing styles and neighborhoods.
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.
High contrast

Touches of drama and hits of black: This Buckhead abode has a high-contrast edge

Ten years ago, no one would have expected a fusion of modern and industrial looks to thrive in a traditional house in Buckhead—particularly with the color black as a dominant theme. But the house that Anna Wooten Loggins (formerly with Amy Morris Interiors) designed for the Harrison family does just that.

Room Envy: A sophisticated gray study in Ansley Park

“The dark color really envelops you and feels cozy,” says interior designer Nina Nash. When she and her Mathews Furniture partner Don Easterling created this sultry and sophisticated study in Ansley Park, they installed classic built-ins, then furnished the room in rich tones from both ends of the color spectrum

What’s inspiring Colordrunk Designs founder Jenna Buck Gross right now

As the founder of Colordrunk Designs, it’s no surprise she reaches for all things bright, bubbly, and fun. Here’s what’s inspiring her now.

Give your house an earthy, organic vibe with this Atlanta designer’s decor picks

Known for a classic style with a dose of glam, Atlanta designer Erika Hollinshead Ward is currently taking cues from the natural world. Here’s what’s inspiring her now.
Frames

How to pick a picture frame

Frames, like fashion, can go out of style. That’s one reason it’s best to choose something classic. Besides, the perfect frame should draw attention to the art rather than to itself.
Summer bed

It’s hot. Here’s how to keep your bed cool so you can sleep better this summer.

As we throw open the curtain of summer, your bed should be high priority on your list of seasonal switch-outs. However, bedding and all its many layers can be tricky. What makes a comfortable (and chic) summer sleep? Here’s what the experts say—and where to find the goods.
Room Envy

Room Envy: A hallway turned stunning bar

“When partygoers make it into a kitchen, they tend to never leave,” says interior designer Courtney Giles Decker. To route guests elsewhere in her own home, she turned a hallway into a bar, drawing people into a space fully stocked for cocktail hour.
Shelf life

Kitchen cabinets? Or open shelving? We asked an expert for the pros and cons.

Look around: Many of today’s stylish kitchens have swapped out upper cabinets for open shelving. But is it for you? We asked designer Lori May of Lori May Interiors, who’s created an open shelf or two herself, for the pros and cons of the trend.

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