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The surprising rewards of downsizing

The surprising rewards of downsizing

Whether you call it downsizing, rightsizing, aging-in-place, or  just retiring, more Baby Boomers are creating homes that will make life easier in future years. “What we’re seeing is people making a conscious decision before it’s too late to get their stuff in order,” says designer Beverly Baribault. “It’s the difference between having to do it and choosing to do it.”
pizza for the people

We used our backyard wood-fired brick oven to feed friends and help our community

When my wife, Jo, a pastry chef and professional baker, said she wanted to build a wood-fired brick oven in our backyard to start baking bread and pizzas, I couldn’t see the appeal. There’d be ditch-digging involved, expenses of cement and brick, not to mention all the logs needed for fuel. I went along with the plan anyway.
Room Envy

One-of-a-kind furniture and interesting textures spice up this neutral living room

“A formal living room is typically an underused space in a home, but this one gets used by the family daily,” says interior designer Lindsay Tarquinio, who enhanced the room’s architecture with one-of-a-kind furniture.
Designer Andrew Howard's sophisticated South Florida style and a thoughtful art collection create perfect harmony

Designer Andrew Howard brings colorful, sophisticated South Florida style to this Buckhead home

Layered paints, wallcoverings, fabrics, and art give this five-year-old Buckhead home a colorful, decorative persona.
McLemore Lookout Mountain

McLemore’s unique natural setting atop Lookout Mountain isn’t just for golfers

Scenic Land Company purchased Northwest Georgia’s former Canyon Ridge Golf Club in 2018 and rechristened it McLemore. Now, its master plan calls for several hundred homes to be built in some half dozen neighborhoods, with settings ranging from forests and canyons to golf course views.
Room envy

A bay window becomes a custom banquette and creates a cozy place for meals and homework

Interior designer Whitney Durham designed this banquette to tuck into a window’s existing angles.
Historic references and a modern sensibility influence this Midtown home in equal measure

Historic references and a modern sensibility influence this Midtown home

With its location in a historic Midtown neighborhood and an original granite wall around the property, this white brick home fools some people into asking if it’s a renovation, and that pleases architect Jeffrey Bruce Baker. “That question is music to my ears since the house is 100 percent new construction,” he says.
Outdoor Oasis

A custom shelter helped turn this Gainesville pool into an outdoor oasis

Inspired by cabanas at beach hotels, Angela Blehm designed this custom shelter for her family’s Gainesville pool.
Atlanta philanthropist Susan Been and designer Bob Brown create a luxurious escape in Manhattan

Atlanta philanthropist Susan Been and designer Bob Brown create a luxurious escape in Manhattan

The New York pied-a-terre Susan Been bought as a getaway from Atlanta is all about magnificent views and a central location for exploring the city. Here's how the interior design came together.
Landscape designer Brandy Hall helps homeowners tap their yards’ own natural resources

This landscape designer helps homeowners turn their yards into self-sustaining ecosystems

Landscape designer Brandy Hall is an advocate of permaculture, a science that integrates human activities into natural surroundings to establish ecosystems that are self-sustaining. In other words, she believes your yard should take care of itself.

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Atlanta Magazine’s HOME is a quarterly home-and-garden publication dedicated to life in the South’s capital city. We cover design, architecture, art, gardening, home furnishings, and real estate. We also tap our parent magazine’s heritage of storytelling to provide a rich perspective on our region. AMH is not just about decorating a house, it’s about being at home.

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Market to Table

Miller Union chef Steven Satterfield‘s cookbook is called Root to Leaf: A Southern Chef Cooks Through the Seasons—and that’s precisely what he’s doing for Atlanta Magazine’s HOME in a series of videos. Satterfield’s cookbook is divided by season, and he offers recipes that are based on the bounty of each season.

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