In an exclusive interview about his latest book, Apartment Therapy: Complete + Happy Home, founder Maxwell Ryan tells us why today’s homebuyers care more about making their home happy than perfect.
The best way to keep houseguests self-sufficient is to give them their own enticing space, says Brian Patrick Flynn. The quippy designer for HGTV’s Urban Oasis 2015 lives in Atlanta but regularly escapes to a wooded home in Ellijay that he shares with partner Hollis Smith, who has his own challenging schedule as part of the costume department for The Walking Dead.
Pink and green in a historic Druid Hills kitchen? Bring it on, says homeowner Katie Newsom, who has always loved preppy colors but didn’t expect to use them in her kitchen.
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.
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.
Not long ago, the area west of Howell Mill Road was a true industrial district, with just a couple of fabric stores to draw suburban shoppers.
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.
The Atlanta Decorative Arts Center is the design profession’s best-kept secret, a world-class design center with furniture, antiques, fabrics, wallcoverings, art, fixtures, and accessories gathered from around the globe. Even without a five-figure decorating budget, anyone can come here to find one fabulous fabric or a unique chair to create that all-important focal point.
What sets these two zig-zag patterns apart?
HGTV's "Cousins" Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri visit Atlanta to talk about their new reality show, "America's Most Desperate Kitchens."