Nikie Barfield house

This serene Decatur home keeps it simple with black and white design

In a good way, Nikie Barfield views the world in black and white. The Atlanta interior designer likes to contrast these two basic colors, subtly accenting them with companion hues. Her philosophy: Let architectural details, texture, and the interplay of materials steal the show, not bright colors or patterns.
Sharp house

How design couple Mister + Mrs. Sharp transformed their stylish Serenbe house

This interior design couple never stopped dreaming about Chattahoochee Hills. “One of our weekend pastimes was checking out Serenbe real estate online,” admits Meghan Sharp. Seeing this house for sale helped set them on a course back to Georgia, inspiring them to return and start their own business.
Serenbe Home outside

Earthy materials, agrarian architecture make this Serenbe manor stand out

The Lynch house is surrounded by rolling farmland that looks like a Hollywood set, but is part of the bucolic Serenbe neighborhood south of the city. After honing their expertise for decades as “serial builders” (her words), Dana and Bill tapped into her love of sophisticated farmhouse style for this new family home.
Mandarin Oriental penthouse

House Envy: Living the high life—Mandarin Oriental’s penthouse is Atlanta’s priciest

Atlanta's priciest penthouse—a two-level, unfinished unit above the Mandarin Oriental—offers a concierge, housekeeping service, personal drivers, a private elevator, and spectacular views.
A designer’s family home channels the easy-going vibe of her favorite beach towns

A designer’s Marietta home channels the easy-going vibe of her favorite beach towns

Marietta may be hundreds of miles from any beach, but a coastal vibe washes over every room at Jamie Krywicki Wilson’s house, about a mile from the historic square.
Vinings European House

This Vinings cottage is the perfect portrayal of Southern-European design

When Cathy Groome was asked to describe the style of house she wanted, “Southern-European” was the best she could come up with. But architects Craig Dixon and Todd Pritchett got it right away. The house is tucked into a wooded enclave of cottage-style homes in Vinings that Chip developed on a 2.5-acre piece of property, all with a European sensibility.
The Facility

House Envy: Survive a nuclear blast in this $17.5-million underground shelter

The only privately owned nuclear-proof bunker in the world is in Georgia, and it can be yours for $17.5 million.
William Peace home in Tetons at Jackson hole

Atlanta designer William Peace brings nature indoors at this Jackson Hole retreat

Atlanta-based interior designer William Peace of Peace Design knows something about jaw-dropping landscapes. This house in the foothills of the Tetons in Jackson Hole appears as if it’s been there 100 years, mimicking the look of small, historic trapper cabins on the 10-acre property.

This designer’s Vickery home is layered with festive and sultry details

Jennifer Schoenberger loves the charming village of Vickery in Cumming, where she and her family have lived since 2003. Their bucolic farmhouse-style home on an acre of woods even has a parterre garden. But alongside the sweet setting, this Michigan-raised girl makes sure the interior design casts an edgy vibe, too.

House Envy: A Virginia-Highland couple updated their bungalow for their growing family

After renovation, this 1920 Virginia-Highland home, which is within walking distance of Piedmont Park, grew to twice its original footprint.

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