Ally Kim

What’s inspiring design blogger Ally Kim right now

Many designers take their cues from fabulous hotels, and lately I’ve been dreaming about Ett Hem, a boutique hotel in Stockholm that we plan to visit this summer.
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.
Room envy game room

Room Envy: A groovy game room designed for energetic breaks

A ping-pong match provides an energetic break in the day, so Atlanta-based real-estate company MountainSeed hired interior designer Kristen Fountain Wilson of KFD Designs to transform its game room into a winning destination.
Child room

A clever design for life with kids: This North Druid Hills room is for work and play

Contemporary designs aren’t all sparse, cold, and full of sharp edges and expensive white sofas. In fact, Chip Wade's transformation of this 1950s ranch near North Druid Hills included a living space centered around life with kids—including reading “towers” and hidden storage.
Dayka Robinson

What’s inspiring Atlanta interior designer Dayka Robinson right now

Every designer starts with different elements. For me, it’s all about fabrics. Here, I fell in love with a modern chinoiserie, then added color, pattern, and texture—jute, velvet, leather, and metallics.
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.

Jay Jeffers describes his formula for fab interiors

Yesterday was San Francisco designer Jay Jeffers’s first formal presentation at ADAC, but it was certainly not his first visit to Atlanta. Named multiple times to both Elle Décor’s and House Beautiful’s lists of top talents, Jeffers and his husband Michael Purdy, creative director of their retail store Cavalier, have often sourced products at ADAC and local antique galleries. In fact, they’re big fans of Scott Antique Market.
Big Chill retro refridgerator

Keeping it cool: The retro fridge is back and, now, state of the art

As architecture and furnishings have gotten the throwback treatment, so have appliances. One hot manufacturer, Colorado-based Big Chill, dreams up stylish, ’50s-inspired ranges, hoods, dishwashers, and, yes, refrigerators.
Andy Arlotta

Three wellness pros share tips for creating peaceful spaces at home

How to create a mindful escape, an urban oasis, or a recovery room.
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.

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