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.

Liven up your walls with these fresh new patterns

Creative consultant Khristian A. Howell injects joie de vivre into all of her creations. Now, her perfect color vision has led to her own line of wallpaper. Here, the inspiration behind the design expert's new launches—and how to use them.

Why the butler’s pantry is back—even if you don’t have a butler

As the nerve center for entertaining, a versatile butler’s pantry is invaluable—whether or not you have a butler. Interior designer Virginia Cheek planned this Candler Park house’s butler’s pantry to excel in both looks and function.
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.
Lobby bathrooms

The case for combining your bathroom and bedroom into one big space

When designing a master suite, builders usually prioritize the bedroom. But if you step back and think practically, the bedroom only contains the bed—while the bathroom and closet hold everything else. A lobby-style setup, which combines the two rooms, may be more effective and luxurious.
What's inspiring Miles Redd

What’s inspiring designer Miles Redd right now

It’s no surprise that New York–based designer Miles Redd, an Atlanta native, is currently crushing on the big and the bold, the graphic and traditional, the dramatic and cinematic (after all, he was a film major). His new collection with Atlanta-based Ballard Designs is a reflection of this eclectic, fantastical vision.
Room Envy

Room Envy: A tranquil outdoor yoga studio in Serenbe

While planning her family’s new house in Serenbe, yoga instructor Jeny Mathis dreamed up an in-ground labyrinth and yoga studio as the heart of the backyard design, for aesthetics and spiritual and physical wellness. She uses the space for personal respite as well as a setting for her business, Zoetic, which offers yoga, meditation classes, and retreats.
Blue porch ceiling

Ask the expert: Why are porch ceilings often painted blue?

We asked Hannah Yeo, Benjamin Moore color and design specialist, to explain this Southern tradition.

Nate Berkus dishes on why he hates trends

While Nate Berkus was in town to speak at AmericasMart, we chatted with him about how you can develop your signature style.
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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.

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