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Eddie Brumbaugh is looking for a better word than “sexy.” Her publicity team isn’t convinced that’s the most strategic adjective for the interior designer’s new store, Jackson Charles Home. But Brumbaugh’s found it hard to describe her glamorous, relaxed, and playful style any other way.
The 1980s-era house Jenna Buck Gross and her husband, Caleb, purchased in Decatur didn’t quite have the architectural charm of older bungalows on the street, so they gave it a two-part makeover: First, tear down some walls, add molding, and redo the floors and kitchen; then make the whole house come alive with color.
Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams, founders of the North Carolina–based furniture line, were in town Thursday to celebrate their business’s twenty-fifth anniversary. We spoke with the duo just before a big party at their Atlanta store, as Legendary Event staff in black T-shirts hustled about setting up bars and appetizer spreads. You might remember the store’s early bashes, when RuPaul’s pal Lady Bunny spun tunes in the full-length glass windows fronting Peachtree Road.
It’s not that Meg Harrington has anything against “stuff.” On the contrary, she makes her living selling “must-have” accessories in her home furnishings store, Huff Harrington Home, and paintings at her gallery, Huff Harrington Art. She and her business partner, Ann Huff, regularly lead buying trips to France. Yet her go-to accessory at home is an antique wooden dough bowl filled with green apples.
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.