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It’s Labor Day weekend, and Atlantans are hitting the lake. Looking to get in on the action? Here’s what you need to know to get a lake retreat of your own—or even to live there full time (yes, it's possible).
“Bathrooms are spaces with lots of hard surfaces,” says interior designer Breckyn Alexander. To warm up the tile and metal in this teenage girls’ bath, the Athens-based pro, who also owns a home furnishings boutique, incorporated design elements typically spotted in other areas of a house: salvaged doors, antique rugs, and conversation-piece lighting.
Constructed in the 1990s when English Country style reached the peak of its popularity, the house was formerly layered with British antiques and chintz. Bradley Odom—whose grandfather was an upholsterer and who sells his own furniture line—freshened up some of the heirloom pieces, especially occasional chairs, with updated fabrics.
Michael and Lee Ann Gamble's three-story lakeside home, completed in 2007, is a compact tower of Alabama limestone, concrete, and glass that nestles gracefully into its steeply sloped lot, creatively allowing access from each level via bridge, path, or patio. The vertical footprint affords views and outdoor spaces off of every floor, including a rooftop garden and outdoor kitchen.
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No one has to sell me on The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation. It's a kid-friendly, AAA Five-Diamond resort an hour east of Atlanta. Yes, please. During my most recent trip there, the only thing I...
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