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Local designer Michel Smith Boyd hosts HGTV’s newest show, Luxe for Less
The philosophy behind the show: Upscale design is within everyone’s reach; the secret is knowing where to splurge and where to save.
Ben and Erin Napier, stars of HGTV’s Home Town, on their love for Laurel, Mississippi—and each other
Before 2017, Laurel, Mississippi, was rarely, if ever, on the minds of people who didn’t live there. It certainly didn’t attract travelers from around the world. But thanks to Ben and Erin Napier, stars of HGTV’s Home Town, it is now a popular destination.
This serene guest room also doubles as a workspace for Brian Patrick Flynn
Yes, technically it’s a guest bedroom, but interior designer and HGTV personality Brian Patrick Flynn refers to it as his “idea room,” for working from home or just listening to music.
Inside HGTV star Brian Patrick Flynn’s eclectic Buckhead home
It may come as a surprise to viewers of his HGTV shows or his 130,000 Instagram fans, but exuberant designer Brian Patrick Flynn is truly a homebody.
A clever design for life with kids: This North Druid Hills room is for work and play
Contemporary designs aren’t all sparse, cold, and full of sharp edges and expensive white sofas. In fact, Chip Wade's transformation of this 1950s ranch near North Druid Hills included a living space centered around life with kids—including reading “towers” and hidden storage.
This hip Reynoldstown kitchen has a mix of splurges and savings
As a veteran of home shows such as HGTV’s Elbow Room and Wise Buys, interior designer Kristen Fountain Davis excels at creating spaces that pop. For this kitchen she layered the sultry black cabinets with a custom hood, a white quartz–topped island, and large-scale brass lanterns, plus some striking upper shelves.
The case for combining your bathroom and bedroom into one big space
When designing a master suite, builders usually prioritize the bedroom. But if you step back and think practically, the bedroom only contains the bed—while the bathroom and closet hold everything else. A lobby-style setup, which combines the two rooms, may be more effective and luxurious.
Atlanta style icons Sid and Ann Mashburn host this year’s Atlanta Celebrates Photography gala
On October 7 Sid and Ann Mashburn will serve as honorary chairs of Atlanta Celebrates Photography’s 12th annual gala. Held at the Porsche Experience Center, the event will include a silent and live auction of works by Parish Kohanim, Builder Levy, and Carl Martin, among others, to support the ACP, the largest annual community-based photo festival in the United States.
Want to be on a home improvement reality show? Read this first.
If you fancy becoming one of those hammer-swinging, do-it-yourself home renovators on television, you’re in luck. The metro Atlanta area is coveted by producers for its rich variety of housing styles and neighborhoods.
Why you should hire a designer for home improvement projects
While budget, time, and ability are legitimate constraints on home improvement projects, often it’s a lack of creativity that limits the possibilities. Homeowners’ most common mistake is launching a project without having a full plan in place.