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My Style: Kim Jackson

Born and raised in South Africa, Jackson has lived in Atlanta for 12 years but stays closely connected to her home country. Since 2010, she has been creative director for Carrol Boyes, a tabletop and furniture design line (they call it “functional art”) that’s based in Cape Town but sold all over the world.

Room envy: This Brookhaven bedroom has the wow factor of a fancy hotel

Amanda Watkins and Dan Barracliff travel often, staying in swanky hotels when they can. Their challenge to interior designer Lindsey Hene: Give the guest bedroom of their Brookhaven townhome the wow factor of a destination like Asheville’s Grand Bohemian or a W Hotel.

How to create a photo gallery in your home

Family photo displays are often a decorative afterthought. Both the pictures and frames tend to be a hodgepodge of gifts and dated keepsakes. Finding a balance between sentimental images and artistic presentation can be daunting. Kennesaw-based designers Joann Kandrac and Kelly Kole often create photo galleries for their clients. Below are some of their tips.

A Decatur cottage’s dramatic makeover

Don’t let the front of this Decatur cottage deceive you. Inside, streamlined spaces accented with rich colors and imaginative details create a sophistication that belies the modest exterior. “This was definitely an example of making lemonade out of lemons,” says architect/designer Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson of TerraCotta Properties.

MODA celebrates Atlanta’s best iconography of the last 25 years

Good design is something we often take for granted. Do you remember just how cool it was when they announced plans for Centennial Olympic Park—and the Fountain of Rings? Or the first time you saw the 1996 logo, with its flame of stars?

Modern Atlanta celebrates contemporary style with Design is Human Week

From May 31 to June 8, Modern Atlanta presents its eighth annual Design Is Human Week, which welcomes both amateur and professional aficionados of contemporary style. Programs include the popular MA Architecture Tour of a dozen private homes and a couple of commercial spaces, as well as international product exhibitions, lectures, films, and parties.

From Classroom to Catwalk: SCAD Atlanta produces fashion’s future stars

SCAD Atlanta’s fashion program, whose graduates have gone on to work for top brands like Marc by Marc Jacobs and Monique Lhuillier, is turning the city into a breeding ground for designers. Some alums, like Marietta native Stephanie Waldrip (’11), are even starting their own lines.

Inside Look: Melanie Turner’s updated take on the white kitchen

When creating a room, the whole is always greater than the sum of its parts, stresses interior designer Melanie Turner. “Not everything needs to match,” she says. For a Buckhead home that she helped build in 2009, she devised a kitchen that is equal parts rustic and glamorous, steel and brass, modern and traditional.

A Modern Home Designed for Serenity

Neighbors asked James Sarvis if he was building a Frank Lloyd Wright house. Well, no. But if the renowned architect were alive, Wright would undoubtedly appreciate this modern Buckhead home, an individualist abode tucked into a wooded street otherwise lined with fifties-era ranches.

Rhoda Vickers Gives Her Marietta Home a Makeover

Rhoda Vickers knows firsthand how much everyone appreciates a hard-luck story with a happy ending. The longtime Atlantan, a graduate of Sprayberry High School, worked here for thirty years as an executive assistant.

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