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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

March 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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interior alchemy

EMOTION! DEPENDING UPON THE CONTEXT, it’s important to either eliminate it all together (as in business or poker) or to harness it (as with creativity or athleticism) for a higher purpose. But can interior spaces emote? You bet, as James Michael Howard determines with his new book, Atmosphere: The Seven Elements of Great Design. And, as this month’s cover proves, exterior spaces also possess the ability to inspire fervor. In fact, after feeling completely transported by photographer Emily Followill’s image of the early morning sun casting its glaze over the rear courtyard of a neoclassical European estate, we looked no further for our March cover. The irony is that the “magic” of a space is the result of thoughtful, calculated design. (As Howard writes, it’s as much an art as…

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in this issue

In his new book, Atmosphere, JAMES MICHAEL HOWARD explores interior emotion, the inspiration for this month’s cover!Contributing stylist ELEANOR ROPER’s passion for cut flowers is revealed in a shoot with LAUREN DELOACH.In advance of the 2019 HIGH MUSEUM WINE AUCTION, we return to the 2018 Winemaker Dinner with Boo and Tuck ■…

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the outsider

WONDER WEAVEWOODARD’s new Monroe collection expands upon a tried and true outdoor shape with a new weave pattern. Furniture options include a sofa, love seat and lounge chairs, all with generous cushions, and the substantial yet airy design proves a contemporary classic. Available at Logan Gardens, ADAC, (404) 231-4808, woodard-furniture.comSustainable ChicAvailable in teak or colorful aluminum finishes, LES JARDINS SOLAR LIGHTING’s attractive Tinka lantern can travel with you through life and never end up in a landfill, thanks to a replaceable and interchangeable solar LED module that be swapped out with new ones as renewable lighting technology evolves. lesjardins.solarTake a SeatBlending ethnic concepts with architectural precision, B&B ITALIA debuts its 2019 Outdoor Collection, freshly re-energized with colors and a flexible approach. The Mirto folding director’s chair, left, now comes in…

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taking shelter

Access GrantedKicking aside the standard coffee-table-tome format of showcasing projects house by house, celebrated designer Jeffrey Bilhuber divides Everyday Decorating (Rizzoli, $45) into chapters that illustrate feelings: how to make your home more comfortable, happy, colorful, personal, brighter, sexy, charming and cozy. His practical advice is empowering, inspiring enlightened design decisions.Southern ExposurePeople who embrace traditional interior style are people who love heritage and story, writes Nashville designer Eric Ross in his debut book, Enduring Southern Homes (Gibbs Smith, $40). A seasoned interior decorator, Ross explores this fondness for timeless interiors through his hospitable approach, with tips on creating your very own updated but enduring style, regardless of where you live.Lush LifeThe grounds of 12 beautiful properties—all designed to be lived in and enjoyed as extensions of the homes they surround,…

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wonderful wicker

Suzanne Kasler Southport Rattan Bench for Ballard Designs.Barlow Tyrie Dune daybed at Logan Gardens.Bar Harbor chaise from Dearing Antiques.ORIGINSAlthough the word “wicker” is Scandinavian for “bending willow,” the technique of making goods from woven reed construction spans millennia back to ancient civilizations. In 3,000 B.C. the abundant reeds that grew along the Tiber, Nile and Euphrates Rivers provided Greeks and Egyptians with the materials necessary for making chairs, chests, boxes, baskets and battle shields. Bamboo, rattan and willow were also used to construct everyday utilitarian and decorative objects, and are considered “wicker” when woven into furniture and objects.TRANSITIONSBy the Middle Ages wicker had been incorporated into Celtic art, and by the 17th century, wicker was frequently used in baskets and boxes throughout Europe. Concurrently, rattan production was common throughout Asia…

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design alchemy

Designer James Michael Howard is known for his evocative design style.WHETHER IT’S MESMERIZING PATTERN, captivating art, soothing hues or commanding architecture, the overall feeling that a room conveys, says celebrated interior designer James Howard, is also known as “atmosphere.” Carefully considered design elements, of course, are ultimately responsible for conjuring that unmistakable appeal, but to the average eye, that evocative feeling might also prove transformative, transportive or even something more akin to alchemy. In his debut book, Howard—who along with his equally respected decorator wife, Phoebe, owns and operates successful interiors stores and designs a signature product line—explores this idea of emotionally immersive interiors. “Even as it excites, atmosphere also soothes, offering an overall feeling of well-being and calm,” writes Howard. Here, the interior design great gives us an exclusive…