Atlantans can be quite the enthusiastically domesticated bunch—we brag about our neighborhoods, we treasure our houses, we celebrate our designers and architects, and we decorate with prescient delight, anticipating any occasion fit for flinging open our doors to entertain friends. And retailers have taken note, responding in kind with an explosion of new home and decor stores ready to feed our voracious appetite for stylish living. Plan an excursion around town to visit these new additions to the local shopping scene.
The always fresh Westside Provisions District welcomes a couple of Bay Area champs to share their vision here. Serena & Lily brings a chic coastal vibe to bedding, furniture, fabric, rugs, and outdoor goods, at this, the store’s sixth location and first in the South. Pick playful patterns and beachy materials for casual flair in any room. Plus, find small goods just right for gifting: colorful throws, luxe robes, and lacquer trays.
WSP neighbor Hudson Grace layers their tables with California-cool entertaining items. Founders Monelle Totah and Gary McNatton (formerly of Williams Sonoma and Gap Inc., respectively) established the brand in San Francisco in 2012, but both have family roots in the South and have been eager to open this location. Find rustic white serveware, horn accessories, bright table linens, hotel silver, and the brand’s signature candles in intoxicating custom fragrances.
Atlanta’s beloved Ballard Designs soon gives its hometown the ultimate nod with a flagship showroom anchoring the latest Upper Westside multi-use development, the Works at Chattahoochee. The feverishly anticipated project will reportedly relocate Ballard from their DeFoor Avenue location into a 20,000 square-foot retail space brimming with the European-inspired elegance that launched the brand and captured the attention of design talents like Suzanne Kasler, Bunny Williams, and Miles Redd—all of whom have created special collections for Ballard.
Ligne Roset moved its showroom up from Midtown into the Shops Buckhead Atlanta. The French furniture company continues a long-held tradition of collaborating with contemporary design talents, both established and rising stars, to produce exquisite artistry for the home. Sculptural lines meld with technical innovation in furniture, textiles, lighting, and rugs that defy convention.
Sleek Scandinavian style that’s bold yet never cold, Danish design house BoConcept has expanded its U.S. presence to Atlanta, bringing haute hygge to Buckhead. Peruse the East Paces Ferry showroom for functionally modern furnishings from designers like Oki Sato (of Nendo) and Karim Rashid, as well as graceful accessories like porcelain tealight holders, bamboo-handled tea kettles, decorative bowls, and marble pepper mills.
Williams Sonoma broadens the appeal of its Lenox Square location by including selections from the Williams Sonoma Home line. The dual concept store addresses needs beyond the kitchen, presenting brand devotees with furniture and furnishings for the whole house in styles that translate across a variety of aesthetic sensibilities.
Catalog favorite Frontgate transformed its Phipps Plaza presence into a massive luxury retail space. Created as a “product experience center,” the Atlanta venue immerses customers into a brand lifestyle which includes strolling through a grand foyer, sampling a light menu at their bistro, and relaxing on a dazzling outdoor patio. Enjoy such perks as complimentary interior design services, a gallery of commissioned art, on-site monogramming, and roster of exclusive events.