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Janus et Cie

The Roman God Janus has two faces, one looking back toward the past, the other facing forward to the future. He is an appropriate namesake for the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center’s newest showroom, outdoor furniture maker Janus et Cie (et cie means “and company” in both Latin and French).


Angela Blehm gets to lead a double life. Most of the time, she’s a physician’s wife who homeschools her children, ages five, seven, and nine, out of a ranch house in Gainesville.

Steve McKenzie’s Modern Handiwork

When we published our Southern issue in November, there was an abundance of creative local food and fashion to cover, but where were innovative Southern furnishings? Atlantans may be experimenting with Brussels sprouts and pork bellies, but they are doing it around Pottery Barn tables made in Indonesia.

Bobby Berk Home

Ikea? Check. Room & Board? Check. CB2? Check. And now Atlanta scores another of "Time Out New York's" Top Ten Big Home Stores: Bobby Berk Home. Through storefront windows, pops of the retailer's trademark orange entice shoppers inside the two-story, industrial space.

Southern Proper

One Saturday afternoon six years ago, Emmie Howard and Reagan Howell were eating cheeseburgers at the Vortex Bar & Grill when talk turned to how good their dates had looked at a party the night before.

West of Peachtree: The St. Regis

Legendary boosterism aside, Atlanta is still a young city aspiring to become a cosmopolitan center. Ironically, that ambition can be traced in the evolution of two iconic Sears locations.

Double Take: Virginia-Highland Nursery

The days of fussy nurseries—with elaborate Peter Rabbit murals and poufed pastel valances—may be numbered. Today’s new parents often prefer more streamlined design schemes. “It’s partly a younger generation thing that nurseries are untraditional these days,” says interior designer Sherry Hart.

Hot Shop: The Foundry

It’s the end of the world as we knew it, and it feels fine. Several years ago, World of Rugs started carrying home furnishings. Last year it added a custom design center and accessories.

Liza Bryan Tackles Art

Liza Bryan likes to create interiors where fine antiques and carefully selected furnishings are the centerpieces, so imagine the designer’s disappointment upon hearing a new client say, “I don’t like furniture, and I don’t like antiques.”

Take 3

The Homeowners: John and Wendi Wells, with their two teenage children, Brant and Audrey. John’s dedication to green practices crossed over from his job with eco-minded Interface, the Atlanta-based carpet company, to the family’s new custom home.

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