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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.
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.
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.
My Style: Designer Gavin Bernard
This fall, Brit-born Bernard and industrial designer Suzuko Hisata launch Wake Up Dear, a modern design lighting brand. Their marquee product line, ODO, consists of striking, one-of-a-kind chandeliers made from birch plywood and hand-wrapped with woven thread in geometric patterns.
Free Design Tips: ADAC
You don’t have to enroll in art school to learn from the nation’s top interior designers. ADAC regularly hosts presentations by big names like Nate Berkus and Kathryn M. Ireland, especially during its annual spring and fall conferences, and often invites the public for free.
Room Envy: This Candler Park tree house is a Zen meditation room
When Katharine and Howard Connell bought their circa-1895 Candler Park Victorian last year, they inherited a 265-square-foot, Craftsman-style tree house. The avid yogis have since transformed the arboreal retreat into a Zen meditation room with bohemian accents befitting Howard’s “reformed hippie” past.
21 copper accessories to give your home an autumn glow
Rosy copper brings a fall-like shine to any room.
What’s inspiring designer Joel Kelly right now
I always take my inspiration from nature, and fall is my favorite season. The horsehair wallcovering, Glant fabric, the patina of warm metals, leather, and wood—all glow richly like autumn foliage.
Kitchen pioneer Guy Gunter reflects on his career
For more than five decades and three generations, Guy Gunter Home has been installing high-end kitchens in Atlanta. The business was founded in 1952 by Gunter himself, a pilot during World War II who flew on historic missions like D-Day.
What’s inspiring Atlanta interior designer Dayka Robinson right now
Every designer starts with different elements. For me, it’s all about fabrics. Here, I fell in love with a modern chinoiserie, then added color, pattern, and texture—jute, velvet, leather, and metallics.