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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles February 2018

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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go for the bold

WHILE WE NEVER WOULD HAVE PREDICTED that global color authority Pantone would name Ultra Violet as its Color of the Year for 2018, I’m pleased to say that the Atlanta design community was, once again, ahead of the curve. Case in point: At the 2017 Home for the Holidays Showhouse, Robert Brown swathed the walls of the living room (page 68) in Farrow & Ball’s Pelt, which goes from lavendar to plum depending upon the available light. Similarly, Bell Cabinetry & Design and Karen Ferguson of Harrison Design selected Levantina’s purple-tinged onyx for the surround of the fireplace in James Wheeler’s chic study (page 76), as well as the inset backsplash of Brown’s living room bar.While I’m not confident that I’ll feel the same about purple’s reign as it…

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den party

Steel-and-oak table by Juin Ho; Sconces by Jonathan Browning; Stool by Coup Studio. All available at R Hughes. WHEN RYAN HUGHES MOVED HIS SHOWROOM to its 9,000-square-foot space at ADAC in 2015, R Hughes set the precedent for showstopping showroom design with layers of thoughtfully curated pieces, exclusive collections and a Holland & Sherry showroom-within-a-showroom. The latest addition is “THE DEN,” a 2,000-square-foot build-out whose moody design offers a different experience from the main floor’s light-flooded, airy layout.Inky walls—oak paneling by Wood Mill Lab on one end and textured, light-reflecting plaster by Atlanta painter Tommy Taylor on the other—create an intimate environment that was achieved with the help of Smith Hanes Studio. Sconces, chandeliers and a working fireplace, designed by Chad James Group, create a warm glow, while a…

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well fashioned

WHEN SHAYELYN WOODBERY WAS TASKED with demonstrating the interplay between fashion and interiors for ADAC’s latest Behind the Windows series, inspiration struck the fashion-forward interior designer immediately. “I asked myself where would hip, creative people go to hang out? And so I envisioned a Paris-meets-New York City private cocktail lounge where the fashion industry might mingle,” she says.Also part of the equation was her good friend Susan Singletary, owner of Buckhead’s PEOPLES boutique, which specializes in designer clothing and accessories not carried in department stores. “Susan and I share a very similar aesthetic,” says Woodbery. “It’s classic but with a ‘now’ and very edgy twist to it.” Their shared philosophy is on display throughout the well-edited vignette, most notably with a clean-lined mohair banquette set against a floral graffiti…

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a warm welcome

(OFFICE BY ADAM DAVILA) FOR FOUR YEARS, BROOKWOOD HILLS DWELLER Keith Summerour passed the restaurant on the corner of Peachtree and Palisades during his daily commute. So when his lease at ADAC came up for renewal last year, the award-winning architect decided to make a move, scooping up Lusca’s newly vacant digs and transforming them into an urban hub for his namesake firm. Built as a pharmacy in 1920, the building’s history greatly informed restoration efforts, which returned terrazzo floors to their former glory and unveiled 15-foot plaster ceilings littered with holes from decades of electrical work. Summerour saved the smaller ones—citing their character—each of which contribute to establishing the mood for an open, airy creative space in the former dining room. Anchoring the space are two massive drafting tables,…

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masterful mix

This English Regency–inspired estate designed by William T. Baker was featured in the November 2016 issue of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. This Atlanta home’s rear courtyard boasts a long pool flanked by a lawn that beautifully frames the stone and Shaker pool house at the end of the terrace. A timber-vaulted master bedroom serves as a luxurious retreat.(FRONT FACADE BY ERICA GEORGE DINES) WHAT ROLE HAS CLASSICAL ARCHITECTURE PLAYED IN SHAPING THE SOUTH’S CURRENT ARCHITECTURAL LANDSCAPE? Classical architecture has deep roots in the South. Great American Homes reflects this classical heritage as it is expressed in our 21st-century lives. While the classical orders may not appear as often as in the past, the best architecture of today is still influenced by the scale and proportions found in that…

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5 questions for: reese witherspoon

AH&L sat down with the Oscar-winning actress, Nashville native and tastemakerturned entrepreneur to discuss her Atlanta outpost of DRAPER JAMES—the fourth in her series of Southern boutiques—at its grand opening in November. Designed by celebrated Los Angeles designer MARK D. SIKES, it features a striped blue-and-white awning, lacquered doors and brass lanterns, plus chintz wallpaper, contemporary art, wicker and, as Witherspoon adds playfully, a sofa your husband can stretch out on. WHY ATLANTA, AND WHY NOW? Honestly, the idea of the brand first started in Atlanta. I was making a movie here and noticed how much the culture had changed. At the time, I was being approached by Northeastern brands, but I thought, ‘Why not start a brand that speaks to what it means to be a Southern woman?’…