Room Envy

Room Envy: A swanky Snellville kitchen that doubles as a home office

People can be multitaskers, and so can rooms. This swanky Snellville kitchen does double duty as a home office, thanks to smart space planning by homeowner Cynthia Pararo of Pineapple House Interior Design.
Nancy Braithwaite Simplicity

Designing a room is like accessorizing a little black dress

The interior designer’s challenge is to translate these same elements into the design of a home—and, like Chanel, to do it simply, straightforwardly, and without gimmicks. Let me show you how I apply these elements to both fashion and interiors.
What's inspiring Miles Redd

What’s inspiring designer Miles Redd right now

It’s no surprise that New York–based designer Miles Redd, an Atlanta native, is currently crushing on the big and the bold, the graphic and traditional, the dramatic and cinematic (after all, he was a film major). His new collection with Atlanta-based Ballard Designs is a reflection of this eclectic, fantastical vision.

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

Room Envy: Yes, blue cabinetry is a thing, especially in this remodeled Decatur kitchen

Blue cabinetry’s a “thing?” We’re seeing the sultry hue in kitchens everywhere, from the palest turquoise to deep indigo. In Kathryn and Matt Purselle’s remodeled Decatur kitchen, Terracotta Design Build’s Nicole Jui picked classic elements like Shaker-style cabinetry and marble countertops to fit the 1930s house—but added a jolt of blue for fun.
Bonsai

Bonsai tips from an Atlanta master

Translated from Japanese, bonsai simply means a tree in a pot. However, the techniques used to grow such a plant are a bit more complex. “Bonsai is the art of making a tree look older,” says Rodney Clemons, a nationally respected bonsai master and teacher from Stone Mountain.

How to design a home with black and white

Create instant drama with bold black interiors, while a serene white palette is really many colors in one.
Loft Castleberry Hill

An Atlanta kitchen designer shares her hacks for loft living with a family

Kitchen and bath designer Kelly Carlisle and her husband, Brian Leigh, knew they wanted to live in a loft in Castleberry Hill, drawn to its urban charm and walkability.
Southeast Succulents

Get succulent savvy with these expert tricks

Gardener and artist Kurt Straudt, who founded Southeast Succulents in Decatur in 2009, shares his tricks for growing a trendy mini garden of desert-loving plants this spring.
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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