Room Envy: This bright turquoise bedroom is a teen dream

Depending on how it’s used, green can be either soothing or energizing, according to Stephanie Andrews, founder of Balance Design Atlanta.

Room Envy: This basement is far from an afterthought

Gone are the dark and dreary basements of 1970s sitcoms. Today’s terrace levels are no longer afterthoughts full of used furniture.

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.
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.
Joni Lay children's room

Afraid to commit? Peel-off wallpaper is fun for kids or adults

Living in a rental house didn’t deter design blogger Joni Lay from creating a stylish children’s bedroom.
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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.
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Room Envy: A butler’s pantry gets a pretty—and practical—makeover

“The homeowner has a large family and likes to entertain,” says interior designer Grace Brackman of Maggie Griffin Design, “but there isn’t a whole lot of storage in the kitchen.”
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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.

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
Aberdavis style

Meet Karla Aberdavis and her family’s vintage ’50s and ’60s lifestyle

Karla Aberdavis and her family pine for the ’50s and ’60s, when they believe good design was at its peak. Their style, a retro mashup that’s part practicality and part kitschy glam, touches every aspect of their lives, from furniture and clothes to music and kitchenware in their 1964 Stone Mountain ranch. For more of their throwback lifestyle, visit Karla’s Instagram, @mintkarla, where she has more than 200,000 followers.

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