In the rarefied world of passementerie—the decorative fabric trim, tape, tassels, and cords that adorn draperies, furniture skirts, and more—Georgia’s Fringe Market has the high-end niche cornered.
Visit one of Atlanta's intown neighborhoods where early-20th-century houses and bungalows remain, and you’ll likely find the work of Leila Ross Wilburn, one of Georgia’s first female registered architects.
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.
“We give these families something that could be a new heirloom piece,” founder Paul Bowman says. “It’s like a metaphor that symbolizes their own transformation.”
Today and tomorrow, Bobo Intriguing Objects is hosting a warehouse sale. The prices are incredible, and the merchandise is as whimsical and cool as only Mark Sage can find.
HGTV's "Cousins" Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri visit Atlanta to talk about their new reality show, "America's Most Desperate Kitchens."
Once each year, the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) hosts Design ADAC—a four-day conference of seminars, product introductions, and presentations by internationally known design experts. For years, this has been the Southeast's top networking event for trade professionals, and now the public is also invited to hear industry leaders for free.
In 2006 Amber Schoepp’s Flower Bar was one of the first tenants at Irwin Street Market. After closing shop in 2009 in the midst of the recession, she returned this summer to create a floral workshop with a potting shed feel in the back of the building.
Southeastern Horicultural Society task force meets to plan return of Atlanta's beloved flower show in the next couple of years. New format would likely include urban agriculture along with flower design. Society is seeking sponsors.