Room Envy

Room Envy: A sunny nook designed for creativity

As a Christmas gift to her grandfather Harris Hardin, Gainesville-based interior designer Maggie Griffin suggested a master bedroom redo, which included this sunny nook.
Black metal frame windows

Metal-frame windows are in. 5 things to know before you choose the modern staple.

Michael Ladisic of Ladisic Fine Homes Inc. shares five things to know about the popular metal-frame windows.

Room Envy: Colorful recycled light fixtures add whimsy to this kitchenette

Colorful light fixtures made from recycled bottles were the starting point for this lively kitchenette, a basement remodeling project in Chastain Park by interior designer Sandie Mazzi.
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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.
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.
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."

Room Envy: Studying meets style in this home office

Who wouldn’t be more productive in an office this striking? At this Columbus house, interior designer Chenault James created a multipurpose room to accommodate a mother and her two tween daughters, providing a spot for paying bills and doing homework.
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Room Envy: In Tucker, an inviting space for reading (or binge-watching)

Tall ceilings and a modern sensibility don’t always add up to comfort, but this media room creates an inviting nook for reading—or binge-watching. “The rest of the house is bright white,” says Cara Cummins, an architect with TaC Studios, which designed the custom house in Tucker. “But the homeowners wanted this room to feel cozy.”
What's inspiring Shayelyn Woodbery

What’s inspiring designer Shayelyn Woodbery right now

Shayelyn Woodbery takes an intuitive, holistic approach to life—and design. The Atlanta native established Shayelyn Woodbery Interiors in 2008 and is known for a layered, elegant look. Her inspiration, reinvigorated by a recent trip to Bali, looks to positive energy and balance.
2020 DIY Projects

The home improvement projects our readers did in quarantine

We asked you to tell us what projects—large or small, cheap fixes or major investments—gave you joy in the midst of this chaotic year. Here are some of our favorite stories.

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