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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

May 2019

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles offers entrée into the city’s most inspiring residences. Readers view exquisite interiors and innovative architecture, with beautiful spreads illustrating everything from the latest looks to timeless classics. The magazine is also a champion of supporting local food traditions and regional cuisine created by the city’s finest chefs and food artisans. It is a definitive guide to Atlanta’s hottest homes, top design professionals, premier showrooms, delectable restaurants, residential real estate and cultural events.

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Esteem Media
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12 Issues


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destination design

SENSE OF PLACE, PRIDE OF PLACE. House-loving Atlantans, architects and interior designers alike often use these phrases to put a finger on the feeling, or emotion, that a particular residence evokes. This is no easy task—“leave it to the professionals” is my resounding design advice, when asked—but inevitably, the projects we feature each month in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles have this place-making perspective in common. Our May issue is no exception; this month, we are pleased to share three residences, each of which are fresh but functional, edited but elegant, and, above all, warm and welcoming, whether it’s for a visit from two or a crowd. These homes—spanning from Alabama and North Carolina to right here in Georgia—are far from formal, yet the inviting contemporary verve is visible. It’s ironic…

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les bon temps

Consummate hostess JULIA REED’s love letter to the Big Easy (and its flamboyant celebrations) is revealed in Julia Reed’s New Orleans: Food, Fun, and Field Trips for Letting the Good Times Roll (Rizzoli, $50). From heirloom recipes to festivity-appropriate playlists, it’s the ultimate primer for those with famous entertaining style. rizzoli.comJULIA REED’S NEW ORLEANS: FOOD, FUN, AND FIELD TRIPS FOR LETTING THE GOOD TIMES ROLL BY JULIA REED, © RIZZOLI NEW YORK, 2019.…

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spring forward

Elements of Family StyleIs it possible to live stylishly amidst the chaos of daily family life? New York Times bestselling author and lifestyle blogger Erin Gates maintains that living with children and pets does not mean that one must forego nice things in Elements of Family Style: Elegant Spaces for Everyday Life (Atria Books, $35) through honest design advice and engaging essays.Love Affairs with HousesIn this story-filled monograph, Love Affairs with Houses (Abrams, $60), renowned interior designer Bunny Williams takes readers through 15 houses she has recently decorated and loved, describing each “affair” by tracing the roots of what drew her to the project and her approach to creating timeless interiors that will evolve with the lives of her clients.Julia Reed’s New OrleansAuthor and entertainer Julia Reed provides the ultimate…

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the inimitable mr. brown

Brown kept decorative flourishes to a minimum at this Waldorf Astoria Residence Atlanta. His retail concept, Townhouse, is a source for unique and finely crafted home goods.EARLY DAYSGood taste was instilled in Robert Brown from childhood. Born in Griffin, Georgia, and raised in Dawson, Georgia, Brown was surrounded by gracious homes filled with beautiful pieces. “My father was an avid antiques collector, so I spent weekends accompanying him on buying trips, and that helped me develop an appreciation for good forms and rich patinas,” says Brown.FASHION ERAWhile a student at the University of Georgia, Brown worked for Hart Schaffner & Marx in Athens. The company was renowned for quality men’s suits made with exceptional fabrics and tailored to perfection. Brown’s innate skills combined with his astute eye made him a…

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2019 shutze awards

ARCHITECTURE RENOVATION UNDER 5,000 SQ. FT.Spitzmiller & Norris, Inc.For this circa-1927 abode, Spitzmiller & Norris—with Bonner Custom Homes, E. Graham Pittman and Suzanne Kasler—underwent a three-year project that would strip the main house down to the studs; increase the footprint with a three-car garage, breezeway, billiard room and loggia; and clear the sloping yard to add a pool, pool house, tennis court, bocce lawn, and more. The new plan enforces the idea that great houses are a series of spaces that work as a suite of rooms, said a judge.ARCHITECTURE INSTITUTIONALMcCrery Architects and BarberMcMurry ArchitectsFor a Roman Catholic Diocese in Knoxville, Tennessee, a new cathedral was commissioned that would represent and teach the Catholic faith through the beauty and richness of the classical language of architecture and ornament. The resulting Cathedral…

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marvelous moroccan

ORIGINSBoth the landscape and the geographical location of Morocco have made it one of the most unique places in the world. Resting on the northwest tip of Africa beneath Spain and Portugal, and bordered by both the Mediterranean and Atlantic Oceans, Morocco has always been a global port city and gateway between Europe and Africa. It has been inhabited since the Lower Paleolithic period, but the Phoenicians became the first highly cultured society in the area.ROYAL ROOTSBecause of the significant strategic geographical location of Morocco, it has been a place filled with political upheaval and turmoil for millennia. From the Roman occupation, to the Muslim conquest, to the many dynasties, to attempts by the French and Spanish to control the area, Morocco has a rich and varied history. With each…