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“Wellness” may be a buzzword, but health and environmental concerns are no trend, and they are impacting the way we design, build, and decorate.
It’s no wonder interior designer Laura Walker Baird and her husband, rug guru Paul Baird (owners of Verde Home) have a “groovy ranch” in Morningside with a collection of new and old, custom and shoppable.
No space provides Jill and Steve McKenzie a better canvas for creative outlet than their own apartment at the top of the late-’60s, Brutalist-chic Plaza Towers in Buckhead. The couple bought the two-bedroom, 25th-floor unit in 2014. The apartment boasted vintage parquet floors and an astounding view of the skyline but was in need of a serious overhaul—and Steve left virtually no surface untouched.
The rich blues of this ancient plant dye are experiencing a fervent resurgence via compelling contemporary objects.
Nothing says Atlanta like an outdoor picnic. Back in the day, concertgoers pulled out silver candelabras at Chastain Park. Now we prefer a more relaxed but no less stylish vibe. For advice on pulling this off, we asked home decor shop owners Steve and Jill McKenzie to show us how they entertain outdoors in their neighborhood park.
“We give these families something that could be a new heirloom piece,” founder Paul Bowman says. “It’s like a metaphor that symbolizes their own transformation.”
With Serenbe’s strong focus on sustainability and organic farming, Claudia and Rod Hoxsey wanted their new cottage there to be a modern version of a classic farmhouse.
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