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 show will remain open, Mondays to Saturdays, through October 20. The event benefits Dwell with Dignity, which identifies deserving families in need and entirely furnishes new homes for them, right down to stocking the refrigerator.
Last year Atlanta joined the dozen or so cities served by Homepolish, a New York–based interior design firm that charges by the hour. Its revolutionary fee structure (from $50) is designed “to make the luxury of having a personal interior designer accessible to a larger market,” says cofounder and CEO Noa Santos.
Stylish, whimsical features at YOO on the Park include a six-story living wall on the 13th Street facade, Marcel Wanders–designed papier-mâché chandeliers, and a giant chess set on the amenity deck.
On May 2, the hottest ticket in town wasn’t for a Kentucky Derby party, it was for Thrift with Tyler. This sold-out event saw some of the city’s top designers—Michel Boyd, Kerry Howard, Joann Kandrac, and Kelly Kole, to name a few—and design industry professionals piling into a bus to visit West Georgia antique and thrift stores.