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.

Jay Jeffers describes his formula for fab interiors

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.

Finer Things: Loving Letterpress

As communication grows ever more digital, there has also been a revival of interest in handmade paper goods, especially those printed with an old-fashioned letterpress.
PulteGroup Innovation Center

An inside peek at the paper village in a Norcross warehouse

PulteGroup has built an entire paper village inside a Norcross warehouse to test new house plans.

How male cooks are influencing the way today’s kitchens are designed

"Looking back on the last several years, I would have to say that more than half of the kitchens we’ve done were largely influenced by the men in the family. The idea that men go to work and women stay home in the kitchen is long gone."
Flower Bar

Create your own beautiful holiday wreath at Flower Bar

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.

Expert Advice: Freewheeling and Dealing

Antique auctions attract unique characters. Eccentrics, hoarders, and quirky dealers have turned reality shows such as Pawn Stars and American Pickers into hits. So when Discovery Channel launched its own auction series, Bidder Rivals, casting took top priority.

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