In May 2012, a group of Atlanta designers headed north to Vermont on a whirlwind trip to not only learn about marble, but also to be inspired along the way. The two-day trip began in New York’s Hudson Valley, where the designers—guests of Marmi Natural Stone—visited a number of private residences, including one historic property where the use of marble in a residential setting in unparalleled.
Coca-Cola’s brand has remained strong through the years, but soft drink magnate Asa Candler’s former Inman Park mansion gradually lost its fizz. Its roof, rotting columns and cracked tile on its two-story portico were tarnishing the look of the historic home.
A national search for materials and craftsman to replicate original molding and ornamental details, often by hand, were essential in the painstaking restoration of Callan Castle, which completed construction in 1904 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Spare moments are always in short supply for the Kleinhelters. When they aren’t busy running her successful home décor boutique or his custom construction and renovation firm, Lee and Kevin stay busy raising a growing family.
It’s that time of year again: when shoppers rack their minds for the best presents to buy loved ones for the holidays. But fret not, as galleries across Atlanta are heralding the season with shows, sales and special pieces of art perfect for holiday giving. Gifting artwork may not be your most familiar choice for a present, but is one that will be treasured for years to come, by novice and experienced collectors alike.
This time of year we get excited about lots of different types of vegetables: fall root veggies like rutabagas, turnips and my favorite, parsnips; winter squashes like acorn squash, butternut squash, spaghetti squash and of course, pumpkins; and leafy cruciferous veggies such as brussels sprout, broccoli, kale, mustard greens and cauliflower. And of course, we think about the winter fruits like apple, pear and quince.
On September 18, 2008—at a breathtaking home off Northside Drive—a modern-day “Cabaret” was held to honor patron-level and higher guests and sponsors for the Shepherd Center’s 20th annual Legendary Party: “Speakeasy: Legend of the Jazz Age,” which was celebrated a few weeks later on November 1 at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, and sponsored in part by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles.
These days, says designer Carole Weaks, when it comes to the home, folks are wanting to “lighten up.” This is made increasingly evident in high-rise living at condominiums such as The Aberdeen, where Weaks serves as a design consultant and is working with new homeowners, many of whom are downsizing.
For a decade, Mary Ann and William “Sonny” Hardman’s Rieslings, Seyval Blancs, Cabernet Francs and Merlots have wowed Atlantans.