I recently moved, and it’s got me buying all kinds of stuff.
The house was built in the 1920s, so I’m trying to fill it with really special items, like Flags of Origin’s 1 ceramic pendant light, which was slip-cast by local ceramicist Courtney Hamill of Honeycomb Studio. Flags of Origin x Honeycomb Studio ceramic pendant light, $1,050, flagsoforigin.com
I’m decorating with 50 shades of, uh, blue, so the turquoise faux shagreen 2 pod tables from Pieces Faux shagreen pod tables, $1,800/pair, Pieces, 3234 Roswell Road, piecesinc.com
and 3 original work from painter Sally King Benedict make perfect bedfellows in the main area of the house. Sally King Benedict Blue Panel 24, price upon request, sallybenedict.com
Speaking of the bed, two Jana Bek Design 4 hand-painted brushstroke lamps would look real nice flanking it. I could go full Martha-on-crack and have them painted to coordinate with the linens. Jana Bek Design hand-painted brushstroke lamp, $425, shopwaitingonmartha.com
To toss on the sofa, I’m thinking Huff Harrington’s luxe Belgian linen 5 pillow, embellished with intertwining cowhide and leather appliqués. Huff Harrington Home “Martha” pillow, $325, 102 West Paces Ferry Road, huffharrington.com
For the bathroom, always a 6 candle, Diptyque limited-edition “Rosafolia” candle, $65, Buckhead Atlanta, diptyqueparis.com
plus a cheeky, gentle 7 reminder. “Drink your juice, Shelby” cross-stitch, $60, Etsy, 619-577-0883
For inspiration, I’m looking to local designer Barbara Westbrook’s new 8 book, Gracious Rooms—Pinterest be damned. Gracious Homes by Barbara Westbrook, $50 (Rizzoli), Bungalow Classic, Westside Urban Market, bungalowclassic.com
As I slowly turn into my mother, I spend more time in the kitchen, the heart of the (even local, artisanal, millennial) home. Athens-based Heartwood Forge, well, forges handsome 9 chefs knives by hand for cutting pesticide-free produce and cheese from humanely raised cows. Heartwood Forge seven- to eight-inch chefs knife, $540, heartwoodforge.com
They’d be perfectly accessorized with a 10 waxed-canvas apron . . . and probably a neck beard (not pictured). Sturdy Brothers “Charles” apron, $150, sturdybrothers.com
Artwork: Blue Panel 24 by Sally King Benedict; pendant light, pillow, table, cross-stitch, book, and apron: Caroline C. Kilgore; candle: courtesy of Diptyque; lamp: courtesy of Jana Bek Design; knife: courtesy of Heartwood Forge
This article originally appeared in our March 2015 issue.