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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles March 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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joyful design

WHICH COLORS BRING YOU JOY? If you peered into my side of the closet, the answer would be swift: navy blues, creamy whites and hints of blush. But why shouldn’t we devote as much time to expressing ourselves (and the hues that become us) through fashion as we do through the palettes that envelop our homes?Our annual “Color” issue sets aside any notion of neutrality, and instead explores the ways bold, happy hues can coexist alongside classic silhouettes (“Striking Style,” page 106) or embolden the lives of its inhabitants (“Tudor with a Twist,” page 118), from floor to ceiling.While 2018 may be the year that vivid color (think Pantone’s Ultra Violet and Benjamin Moore’s Caliente) marks its grand return, don’t be tempted to use color simply for color’s sake;…

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this just in

Exotic Elements Attention, world travelers: LEE JOFA’s new Merkato collection evokes an adventurous spirit through patterns, colors and textures inspired by African textiles, such as tribal blankets, antique rugs and animal prints. We’re partial to the glorious array of decorative trims, like the Danakil and Zuquall tapes (page 15), standouts thanks to wide-width braids and graphic over-embroidery, as well as the Ketema embroidery, right, an ethnic pattern with a geometric design and novelty stiching. Lee Jofa, ADAC, (404) 812-6995; leejofa.comSTONE AGE  ANTOLINI’s Exclusive Collection makes waves in 2018 with of 59 stones that are sourced from across the globe, including three brand-new natural stones. Showcasing eye-popping pattern and rich color, each features the Italian company’s revolutionary Azerocare system, which prevents staining and etching without compromising the color and features of natural stone.…

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left coast chic

FOR VICKIE AND TOM KIRBO, the screened porch of their Vinings home serves as a central gathering place for both entertaining friends and enjoying family time with their two children, Scott and Mary Cate. However, the space hadn’t been updated since the Kirbos renovated their home back in 2005, so the couple decided it was time for a much-needed style refresh.Vickie, who runs the fashion blog Kirb Your Style, wasted no time in calling upon designer Shayelyn Woodbery to transform the porch, along with the rest of their home. “Vickie wanted the new design to reflect her personal style and feel chic but very family-friendly at the same time,” says Woodbery. “She makes several trips a year to the West Coast for inspiration for her blog as well as personal…

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the revolutionary matthew quinn

The kitchen of the 2017 Southeastern Showhouse, by Design Galleria. Hardware from Matthew Quinn Collection shines in this bath. Humble OriginsA native of Key West, Florida, Matthew Quinn arrived in Atlanta to study medicine at Emory University but changed course within a week. “I decided [medicine] was not for me and started design school a few days later,” he says. In 1993, he began working as a draftsman at Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio, and his passion for kitchens and bathrooms bloomed.When offered the opportunity, Quinn did not hesitate to purchase the firm in 2002, and today, the Design Galleria brand is all but synonymous with Quinn and his talented team. Established Design Force Through the course of more than two decades, Quinn’s transitional style has caught the…

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posh pavilions

(PAVILION BY EMILY FOLLOWILL)ATLANTANS’ LOVE AFFAIR WITH OUTDOOR LIVING continues as more homeowners add shaded pool pavilions, outdoor structures and outbuildings that house recreational equipment, and even unsightly garbage cans, to their properties.Architect D. Stanley Dixon says homeowners are trending away from screened porches—which, though they keep out the bugs, still maintain an indoor feel—and toward open, covered structures. Pavilions are outfitted with fireplaces, radiant floor heating, ceiling heating, shutters, accordion doors and even roll-down screens for colder months.About half of architect Bradley Heppner’s projects involve stand-alone pavilions or a house with a pavilion. Parents, in particular, desire an environment where they can entertain or relax in the shade while the children play outside within sight.“People want to keep their children home. I think that’s some of the impetus around…

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european statement

A 5.84-ACRE ITALIANATE ESTATE listed for $9.875 million and located off Northside Drive and Mount Paran Road offers abundant and opulent outdoor living. An infinity-edge pool and columned, covered terraces and verandas with fireplaces are among the hallmarks of the gated property at 795 Highcourt Road.The 22,500-square-foot estate was among the most expensive homes to be listed on the market in Atlanta last year, according to information by Ansley Atlanta Real Estate. Instead of buying, many local buyers appear to be building custom homes for over $10 million, says listing agent Betsy Akers with Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, which could be one reason why new listings were priced at or below that threshold in 2017.…