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These are Atlanta's 500 most powerful leaders. We spent months consulting experts and sorting through nominations to get a list of the city's most influential people—from artists to chefs to philanthropists to sports coaches and corporate CEOs. In this section, we focus on architecture and design, commercial contractors, commercial real estate brokers, commercial real estate sponsors, residential real estate brokers, and residential real estate developers.
Both Hudson Grace and Serena & Lily are Bay Area transplants with a casual-cool vibe, and both have landed their first locations in the Southeast.
The industry’s largest gift and home furnishings Market of the summer, featuring more than 8,000 brands across all categories, includes seminars, demonstrations, networking, and the Icon Honors celebration
Roche Bobois and fashion designer Mimi Plange team up to create a one-time furniture collection benefiting Horizons Atlanta. “Our design sensibilities are in line with each other,” says Plange. “Theirs is modernist but at the same time colorful and fresh, and they take chances. That’s the way we approach our brand.”
“Paris is always a good idea” Audrey Hepburn famously said in the movie Sabrina, and Ally Kim must have been channeling that philosophy when she launched her circa-2009 blog, From the Right Bank. A year later, Ally brought her popular blog with her to Atlanta, where her love for French antiques and modern style merged harmoniously in a traditional Buckhead house.
Matthew Quinn, co-owner and principal/designer of ADAC’s Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio, has built an international reputation—winning virtually every industry award. We wanted to find out more about this hometown superstar, so we tracked him down for some serious and not-so-serious questions.
Shagreen is a pebbled leather traditionally made from rayfish skin, though it can also come from shark or dogfish. The subtle texture of the hide creates an exotic surface when applied to furniture or accessories.
“I didn’t really have a particular room in mind. I was just thinking of summer. I never use chintz, but I love hand-blocked florals like the ones by Galbraith & Paul."