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The home improvement projects our readers did in quarantine

We asked you to tell us what projects—large or small, cheap fixes or major investments—gave you joy in the midst of this chaotic year. Here are some of our favorite stories.

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La France Walk

“Pocket neighborhoods” could be crucial for variety and affordability in Atlanta

La France Walk—a 24-home “pocket neighborhood,” in urbanist lingo—has entered its final construction phase, aiming for a timeless look that reflects the farmhouse style of the lot’s original house (which still stands).
Porch 959

Porch 959’s Jared Foster mixes a musical career and artisan carpentry

Singer/songwriter Jared Foster landed in Atlanta in 2014 while collaborating with Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae on his Grammy-nominated song, “All I Need Is You.” Carpentry was just a side gig he picked up to support himself while he launched his solo act—something he’d tinkered with as a child with his stepfather.

This Morningside home is both cosmopolitan and comfortable

Johanna and Jonas Reisinger describe their style as “a blend of European simplicity with Southern comfort.” After all, Johanna is a native Atlantan, and Jonas grew up in Stuttgart, Germany. A modern home in Morningside, originally designed by architect Brad Heppner, provided a polished setting for distilling the best of both their worlds.

This punk rock–meets–wabi-sabi Reynoldstown townhouse has got game

Niko Rigney and Jon Boykin knew they wanted to marry their affinities for Japanese wabi-sabi, Scandinavian design, street art, punk rock, and gaming (both the video and board varieties) in their new three-story townhouse in Reynoldstown. But pulling it off in an elevated fashion was a different matter.
Tips for making your bedroom better for sleep

Sleep oasis: Five tips for creating the ultimate bedroom retreat

In a perfect world, a bedroom is a sanctuary, a quiet and calming place to relax and rest. In reality, it’s become a harried, multipurpose space where we stream TV shows, catch up on work emails, and scroll through social media. Reclaim your sleep space with these tips from local interior designers.
Room Envy

Room Envy: A butler’s pantry gets a pretty—and practical—makeover

“The homeowner has a large family and likes to entertain,” says interior designer Grace Brackman of Maggie Griffin Design, “but there isn’t a whole lot of storage in the kitchen.”
Gather picnic

This Atlanta company can help you throw a picture-perfect picnic

When married couple Emily and Drew Hecht dreamed up their entertaining company late last year, they had no idea that small outdoor gatherings would be all but the rule for seeing friends in 2020.
Room envy game room

Room Envy: A groovy game room designed for energetic breaks

A ping-pong match provides an energetic break in the day, so Atlanta-based real-estate company MountainSeed hired interior designer Kristen Fountain Wilson of KFD Designs to transform its game room into a winning destination.
Lillian Blades

Atlanta artist Lillian Blades’s three-dimensional “quilts” tell the story of her life

Lillian Blades’s colorful creations have a way of making you feel like you’re under the sea, rolling in the grass, and viewing a desert sunset all at once.
Atlanta Motorsports Park condos

How a racetrack north of Atlanta sold $8M worth of condos in two months

At Atlanta Motorsports Park, a growing Dawsonville complex, the pandemic hasn’t dented appetites for trackside homes, billed as the ultimate trophy cases for car fanatics.

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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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This Morningside home is both cosmopolitan and comfortable

Johanna and Jonas Reisinger describe their style as “a blend of European simplicity with Southern comfort.” After all, Johanna is a native Atlantan, and Jonas grew up in Stuttgart, Germany. A modern home in Morningside, originally designed by architect Brad Heppner, provided a polished setting for distilling the best of both their worlds.

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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