12 great ideas from the Atlanta Symphony Decorators’ Show House

The 45th annual event is full of spectacular spaces that are sure to inspire. Here are a few take-home ideas from this morning's media preview.
Fringe Market

Decorative trim is back—and a little Georgia factory is leading the trend

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.
Knoll

The Knoll Transcripts: An oral history of the furnishings brand

The story of midcentury modernism in America is inconceivable without Knoll, the furnishings and textiles com­pany founded by Hans Knoll in 1938 and joined by Florence Knoll in 1941.
Poggenpohl

Poggenpohl uses Porsche technology in its kitchen design

In May, Porsche opened its $100 million Experience Center in Hapeville—the company’s largest investment ever outside of its headquarters in Germany. But another German company, kitchen cabinet maker Poggenpohl, has also brought the auto manufacturer’s state-of-the-art technology to metro Atlanta.

A treasure trove at Highland Row Antiques Basement Market

The monthly Basement Market combines the store’s regular merchandise with one-day-only treasures. For decorators, vintage furniture collectors, or scouts for TV and movie sets, it’s an appointment to keep each month.

Atlanta IKEA marks its first decade

The Swedish retailer launched a social media campaign to celebrate 30 years in the U.S.—the same month that the Atlanta store turns ten.

7 stylish outdoor rugs made to brave the elements

Nothing defines an outdoor room like a distinctive rug. Thanks to an acrylic fiber called polypropylene, durable outdoor rugs resist fading, stains, and mildew. Flat, sisal-like weaves can be cleaned off with a garden hose.
Dwell with Dignity

Dwell with Dignity—which furnishes homes for struggling families—opens an official chapter in Atlanta

The Texas nonprofit hires a full-time managing director here, completes its tenth metro-area project, and plans to serve more Georgia families.
Marietta vs Madison

Marietta’s Pilgrimage vs. Madison’s Holiday Tour of Homes

Marietta marks a milestone this year with the 30th incarnation of the Pilgrimage, a yuletide showcase of the city’s most beautifully preserved historic homes. But an hour east of Atlanta, the picturesque town of Madison has been in the holiday home tour business even longer.
THC

First annual Georgia Tiny House Festival draws thousands

The Georgia Tiny House Festival highlights the advantages of living with less, even if you don't plan to move into 400 square feet.

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