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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

December 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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merry making

HOW COULD IT POSSIBLY BE TIME AGAIN for “the most wonderful time of the year?” Between a warmer than usual September and an events-filled October, it’s true that the holiday season is now in full throttle. Of course, here at Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, it might appear as if we work on the holidays all year long thanks to our annual Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse (don’t miss it: the Showhouse closes for tours on December 8!), which we begin planning as early as … January! My personal favorite part of being here in Atlanta for the holidays? The excuse to get together for long lunches with old friends; breaking out heirloom china, silver and crystal to share with our children at the table; and attempting to recreate time-honored family recipes…

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2019 gift guide

Gifts for the DESIGN LOVER Luxe detailing and glam finishes create a sense of elegance at every turn Gifts for the ENTERTAINER Mind your manners and treat the host or hostess with gift items that are guaranteed to impress guests Gifts for the FASHIONISTA Bold colors and shimmery accessories that will have the stylish women in your life bursting with confidence Gifts for the FOODIE A perfect combination of sweet and salty for the culinary connoisseur Gifts for the person WHO HAS EVERYTHING No idea? No problem! These fabulous finds are sure to delight and surprise…

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our guide to… holiday decorating

Winter’s Embrace Allow the tree to take center stage by finding an enchanting alcove—or focal point—to center around. Mix it Up A trio of wreaths—one with all the trimmings—multiplies the dramatic impact at designer Benjie Jones’ front door. Elegant Exchange Suzanne Kasler adds unique embellishments to holiday gifts, creating an extra-special sense of excitement. LUXE LAYERS Phoebe Howard weaves boxwood topiaries, flowers and pine cones into greenery for a layered look. Natural Appeal B.D. Jeffries mixes faux bois wares, etched glasses and natural elements for unpretentious luxury. Sweet Treats At Beth Webb’s former abode, winterberries are at home next to whimsical meringue topiaries. ORGANIC NATURE Pollen crafts a frame of white pine branches and boughs, evergreen honeysuckle and velvet ribbon. PALETTE PERFECT Chic glassware coordinates with silk ribbon napkin holders in this tabletop by Phoebe Howard. All the Fixings At her well-appointed bar, Judy Bentley adds whimsy…

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masterful mantels

ORIGINS Prior to medieval times, fires were built in the center of huts in order to provide both heat and light. However, chimneys were invented in the 13th century and built into exterior walls so that smoke could vent while concurrently permitting more open living space. Because fire was the primary source for heat, cooking and light, the fireplace remained the gathering spot for families well into the early 20th century. MANTEL INVENTIONS The first mantels were simple hoods designed to catch smoke and direct it up into the chimney flue. They were practical as opposed to decorative, and fireplaces were built as large as possible to create the most heat. Throughout Europe, various styles of mantels evolved, each referencing the cultural aesthetics of that particular country. In the 17th century, architect Inigo Jones…

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around atlanta

HOLLY IRWIN, 100 YEARS OF FASHION, 1948; HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS PHOTO BY DAVID CHRISTENSEN; INTERIOR DESIGN BY LAUREN ELAINE INTERIORS; LITTLE THINGS, ASHLEY TERPSTRA, BIRDS IN FLIGHT, 2019; GARDEN LIGHTS, HOLIDAY NIGHTS PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDEN; CHRIS FRANCIS, DEVO SOUND BOOT, COURTESY OF SCAD…

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around town with naomi von habersham

’TIS THE SEASON for traditions, and this holiday, I’m taking a trip on the wayback machine to the sights, sounds and tastes of Christmases past. Naturally, Southern holiday customs are on my December to-do list, but so, too, are a few from jolly ol’ England, because in my opinion, no one does Christmas like the English. For the first time ever, I’m going to attempt to make a Christmas pudding for my Christmas Day dinner. Yes, from scratch. In the past, I’ve ordered puddings from Fortnum & Mason, but this season, I want the experience of preparing one myself, because as the millenials say, it’s all about the experience. I have the dried fruit and suet at the ready, as well as the brandy to make the hard sauce. I mustn’t…

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