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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

July 2020

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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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
comforts of home

ONE OF MY SAVING GRACES for the last few months has been the on-point memes that have been circulating through group texts, e-mails and Instagram. As our homes have become the setting for nearly every occasion for the past few weeks, from Zoom meetings to driveway dates, it’s strangely comforting to find humor in what has become the collective “everyday.” Another diversion we’ve found rewarding is planning what our everyday will look like down the line—when we can meet with a design-build team, draw plans to renovate our kitchen and back porch, and add a sport court to our rear landscape—a time where we can genuinely prepare to entertain again, and not just hunker down. Our June/July issue, however, provides a solid basis for both sheltering and dreaming, thanks to our four…

1 min.

HEART OF HOME When it comes to crafting the heart of the home, Waterworks co-founder Barbara Sallick’s THE PERFECT KITCHEN (Rizzoli, $55) is a one-stop shop for all things beauty- and style-related. From inspirational images (like this Beth Webb–designed kitchen) to sound design advice, allow yourself to get lost between the pages on a journey to finding the perfect kitchen uniquely suited to you. rizzoli.com © THE PERFECT KITCHEN BY BARBARA SALLICK, RIZZOLI NEW YORK, 2020. DESIGN BY BETH WEBB AND BLOCK ARCHITECTS; PHOTO BY EMILY FOLLOWILL…

4 min.
what's hot

Natural Inspirations STANDOUT SURFACES Quartz countertop manufacturing powerhouse CAMBRIA introduced 20 new surface designs to celebrate its 20th anniversary. From white to black and much in between, all of the new slabs are available in both Cambria Matte™ and high-gloss finishes. Clovelly™, shown above, creates the perfect storm with lightning-like veins in copper and brown. For local dealers, visit cambriausa.com EARTHY SELECTIONS Organic textures and color-saturated tile are leading the way in design this year, say Cydney Mitchell and Brittany Stafford of SOURCE. Whether in neutral-toned terrazzo flooring or a statement-making backsplash, expect to see less all-white and more warmth being incorporated in creative, colorful ways. Amazon Green available to the trade through SOURCE, (404) 566-7586; sourceatl.com WOODEN ACCENTS In an urban city escape, at home on a mountainside or near the ocean, natural wood continues…

2 min.
calm, cool + protected

WHEN HIS CLIENTS built a vacation retreat beside a placid lake, architect Scott West made it his mission to create a soothing space where the couple could experience more than a moment of zen. “The goal of the bath—as with the rest of the house—was to find a modern design language that felt appropriate for the rural context,” says West. “I wanted to embrace a certain rusticity, organicness and warmth in the materials—a crisp ‘wabi-sabi’ with subtle natural tones and patterns.” Case in point: in order to balance West’s desire for plenty of natural light with his client’s need for privacy, the designer incorporated a series of clerestory windows to achieve both. From there, he layered in a mix of natural elements—wood-like tile floors and custom vanities fabricated by George Peker’s…

2 min.
sensory sanctuary

NESTLED AMONG THE TREES in the Old Ivy neighborhood of Buckhead, a soothing, thoughtfully compact master retreat by designer Lorraine Enwright beckons. The homeowners, who are both physicians, craved stillness—a respite from the chaos of their hectic careers. “They wanted this space to be quiet,” says Enwright. “Every sense, from what they touched to the sounds of the water that came out of the faucet, had to be soothing.” A Japanese soaking tub, custom made by builder Chris Donnelly of Brookside Custom Homes, serves as the focal point of the bathroom—and was also one of the larger challenges encountered by the design duo. “The homeowners wanted a tub, but we didn’t really have the space to include a standard-size one and the amenities that typically go with it,” says Enwright. “We…

2 min.
serenity now

When your wheels-up clients have experienced the best of everything during their travels to just about everywhere, how do you create an equally enchanting spot for them to land? If you’re interior designer James Wheeler, you bring all the glamour and serenity found in international luxury hotels and spas to a master bathroom retreat. “My design intention was to create a timeless oasis infused with both masculine and feminine elements,” says Wheeler. “The property sits on a pastoral landscape, and I wanted to capture as much of the view as possible to add to that feeling of an oasis.” But this is no garden-variety bathroom. The homeowners demanded some sparkle, and Wheeler more than delivered. He started with a classic black-and-white palette and added plenty of shimmer and shine via the…