Your door is your house's first impression. Make it a good one by drawing inspiration from these entrances, including the former house of Atlanta Symphony Orchestra conductor Robert Shaw, lifestyle blogger Lesley Graham's Marietta home, and Hedgewood Homes builder Pam Sessions's house.
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.
With chairs, decorations, accessories, and rugs, combine warm and cool metals to give your home a savvy balance.
If you fancy becoming one of those hammer-swinging, do-it-yourself home renovators on television, you’re in luck. The metro Atlanta area is coveted by producers for its rich variety of housing styles and neighborhoods.
From his days as an art student, when actress Joan Crawford presented him with a National Watercolor Show award, to his time spent working for New York design legend Billy Baldwin, who once entrusted his young protégé with hanging a client’s priceless Francisco Goya, Atlanta decorator Stan Topol has spent his life steeped in art.
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.”
With dreamy colors and traditional patterns, antique Oushak rugs have long been a staple of plush living rooms. But the Oushak style is popular anew—now with a modern refresh, according to Jason Moattar of ADAC’s Moattar Ltd. Here’s a 101 for buying your own.
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.
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.
With formal living rooms about as popular as VHS recorders these days, homeowners and interior designers are taking a looser approach to front sitting rooms.