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A few summers ago, as my family pulled into our Kirkwood driveway after a vacation, my yardwork addiction hit a low point. Before unloading a single boogie board or sand-dusted chair, I scurried into our front yard and yanked out a few weeds. I couldn’t stand their presence another second.
Vacation homes should be about fun, not chores, so celebrity interior designer and TV host Vern Yip created a low-maintenance courtyard at his family’s Rosemary Beach house, an escape from daily life in Atlanta.
When Carey Pickard and Chris Howard throw a party—which is often—guests spill across nearly an acre of garden rooms behind their Macon home, a mid-19th-century waterworks structure. Here's some inspiration so you can get back yard like theirs.
Your door is your house's first impression. Make it a good one by drawing inspiration from these entrances, including the former house of Atlanta Symphony Orchestra conductor Robert Shaw, lifestyle blogger Lesley Graham's Marietta home, and Hedgewood Homes builder Pam Sessions's house.
There are those who like to entertain and those who live and breathe it. The couple who own this Buckhead retreat don’t bat an eye at throwing a party—be it an intimate dinner for 10 or an engagement bash for 200—thanks to an outdoor pavilion they added three years ago.
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.