Virginia-Highland dining room

Room Envy: This Virginia-Highland dining room will have you all atwitter

This cheerful—some might even say cheeky—dining room sets the tone for relaxed gatherings, which is the way we like to entertain in the South, says interior designer Lathem Gordon. For this Virginia-Highland home, she and partner Cate Dunning expertly layered colorful materials and patterns.
Spotlight kitchen

This hip Reynoldstown kitchen has a mix of splurges and savings

As a veteran of home shows such as HGTV’s Elbow Room and Wise Buys, interior designer Kristen Fountain Davis excels at creating spaces that pop. For this kitchen she layered the sultry black cabinets with a custom hood, a white quartz–topped island, and large-scale brass lanterns, plus some striking upper shelves.
Go indigo

Elements of Style: Indigo decor is having a resurgence

The rich blues of this ancient plant dye are experiencing a fervent resurgence via compelling contemporary objects.
Nina Nash

What’s inspiring designer Nina Nash right now

"As an interior designer and buyer with Mathews Furniture + Design, I’m fortunate to travel the world. This exposure inspires me to mix different styles. I adore combining classic richness with something exotic and bold. Fashion is also a big influence on my work."
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.
Eddie Ross Scott Anqitue Market

How to shop successfully at Scott Antique Market

The key to discovering treasures at Scott Antique Market is to use your imagination. At least, that seems to be the lesson as we explore the mammoth Atlanta market with Eddie Ross, who’s served as decorating editor for Better Homes & Gardens and Martha Stewart Living and recently published his first book.
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I want to build a home art collection. Where do I begin?

The summer issue of Atlanta Magazine's HOME is all about living with art. Here, SCAD founder Paula Wallace gives practical advice on making it part of your life.
Trend Watch

Trend Watch: 5 high-style ways to modernize your home

Roy Otwell, cofounder of the contemporary home furnishings and furniture haven Switch Modern, takes us through his favorite current trends from colors to lighting.
Vern Yip Design Wise

HGTV star Vern Yip debuts his first design book

“There are two kinds of design books available,” says Yip. “There are those with lots of information, but they’re hard to digest. And then there are vanity tomes, which are beautiful and relaxing to peruse, but not helpful. I wanted to write a book that is balanced. It had to be functional and aesthetically pleasing.”
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.

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