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Shagreen

Art Deco favorite Shagreen makes yet another comeback

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.
Barbara Westbrook

What’s inspiring designer Barbara Westbrook right now

“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."
Otomi lamp

6 things to know about Otomi embroidery

Could Otomi become the next ikat? Although it’s unlikely that the fanciful Mexican prints could grow as popular as the versatile geometric patterns, last fall Vogue suggested Otomi might be the “next textile trend to watch.”

Fashion and design greats visit Atlanta this week for SCADstyle

This week, Atlanta welcomes some big-name fashion and design visionaries. Today through Thursday, SCAD will host the 11th annual SCADstyle—a weeklong event of panels, talks, and presentations at the art college’s campuses in Atlanta, Savannah, and Hong Kong. Events are free and open to the public.
Barry Dixon

Why design superstar Barry Dixon loves houses that tell stories

Barry Dixon lived all over the world as a child, but this native Southerner shares his region's passion for a good story. He chats with us about why it's more interesting to mix things up.
Vicki Bolick bathroom

Designer Vicki Bolick’s bold, blue master bath is anything but cliche

Vicki Bolick enjoys a day of salon pampering as much as the next person, but for her own master bathroom, she nixed the cliche of an all-white retreat.
Knoll

The Knoll Transcripts: An oral history of the furnishings brand

The story of midcentury modernism in America is inconceivable without Knoll, the furnishings and textiles com­pany founded by Hans Knoll in 1938 and joined by Florence Knoll in 1941.
best home design books

10 must-read design books from Atlanta home decor blogger Jennifer Boles

Jennifer Boles, native Atlantan and founder of online journal The Peak of Chic, is a welcome antidote to bloggers chasing the latest fads. Her posts take inspiration from old movies, vintage magazines, and classic design books. So when we decided to publish a list of must-reads, we knew Boles was the resident expert.
Ally Kim

What’s inspiring design blogger Ally Kim right now

Many designers take their cues from fabulous hotels, and lately I’ve been dreaming about Ett Hem, a boutique hotel in Stockholm that we plan to visit this summer.
MA! Gift Guide

The best gifts for modern design enthusiasts

From stocking stuffers to over-the-top presents (think Neiman Marcus holiday picks), Modern Atlanta founders Bernard McCoy and Elayne DeLeo select the best gifts for modern design enthusiasts.

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