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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

February 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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1 min.
keep it personal

OUR FEBRUARY ISSUE celebrates the way we live now—in 2020. Our main feature covers nearly every nook and cranny of a freshly renovated residence—our 2019 Home for the Holidays Showhouse, which was completed in November. A showcase of architectural exuberance and first-to-market interior details, the residence, located on a private, sprawling property in Sandy Springs, also touched on two current buzzwords: experience and wellness. No, this was not a house designed for Instagram. Yet its unique eccentricities—from a floating glass box addition housing the master bathroom on one end to a distinctive office tower for the man of the house on the other, with a two-story dining room inspired by Viking gathering halls in between—indeed engaged the senses and provided an exciting, memorable experience. And, not unlike the epic poem, Beowulf,…

4 min.
hot list

Well Planted Trust Stone, a collection of 7 cast-concrete containers, was created by landscape architecture firm Floralis Garden Design to support its vision for beautiful but durable outdoor environments. As a nod to founder Cindy Bray’s rural roots, each design is named after one of her prized cows. (678) 828-2598; BOLT MOVES Established in 1944, their 76th anniversary isn’t the only thing Lewis & Sheron Textiles is celebrating this year. Last September, the beloved fabric company upgraded to a new location just off Howell Mill Road, and the light-and-bright space is worth a visit. In contrast to the compartmentalized layout of the previous Lewis & Sheron location, the open-concept design of the 18,000-square-foot showroom now allows shoppers to view the brand’s latest offerings at a glance before perusing furniture set-ups, rug offerings…

3 min.
a study in contrast

MATTHEW QUINN IS HAVING A MOMENT. Known for his elegant eponymous collection, the multitalented kitchen designer recently celebrated announcing the upcoming opening of a Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio showroom in Nashville's new 45,000-square-foot design studio and released Quintessential Kitchens and Spaces Volume II, a roundup of some of his most notable projects. Featured in its pages is a stunning kitchen, office and butler’s pantry that Quinn designed for a longtime client in Buckhead—their fourth collaboration. Renovated by architect Norman D. Askins, the client’s brick Georgian abode leans traditional—for example, the front foyer’s black-and-white marble floor—yet the kitchen’s steel-framed floor-to-ceiling window overlooking the backyard speaks in a more modern dialect. Inspired by the mix, Quinn pushed his client to think differently. “My client had always done cherry kitchens with black…

2 min.
luxurious lacquer

ORIGINS Sanskrit tablets reveal that the technique of lacquering was created 3,500 years ago in India. From there, it spread to Asia where the technique was refined on a myriad of products ranging from furniture to trays to screens to boxes to jewelry. The process was adapted in France, Spain, the Netherlands and England where it was frequently referred to as “japanning” due to the process of imitating the Asian application. The process of lacquering is enormously detailed and time consuming. It involves applying layer upon layer of extremely thin shellac that is very gently sanded between layers so that the end result is a finish that is many layers thick, but as smooth as a glass plate. MODERN APPLICATIONS Today, lacquer is most frequently associated with the process of painting ceilings, walls and…

1 min.

CULTURE SHOCK A celebration of food and culture, modern Israeli restaurant AZIZA is the first of its kind in Atlanta’s already diverse dining market. The menu—designed around small plates to pay homage to the Israeli tradition of sharing—combines indulgent proteins, locally sourced vegetables and spice medleys for an array of flavor-packed dishes, such as the Hummus no.1 with braised oxtail and apricots. And with Aziza meaning “happiness” in Arabic, guests can guarantee they’ll leave with their spirits—and appetites—satisfied.…

2 min.
protecting the imperiled

THE GEORGIA TRUST for Historic Preservation has announced the 10 sites on its 2020 “Places in Peril” list, which includes two spots in metro Atlanta. “They’re buildings and places we consider to be the most endangered and those we think we can make a difference on if we try to save them in the coming year,” explains Georgia Trust President and CEO Mark McDonald of the 15th annual list. Two of the locations—Fountain Hall at Atlanta’s Morris Brown College and Central State Hospital in Milledgeville—make repeat appearances because of new threats posed to their preservation. Other endangered places include Asbury United Methodist Church, the only African American Methodist Church in Savannah’s Victorian district, and Doraville’s Cary Reynolds Elementary School, an excellent example of famed architect John C. Portman Jr.’s early…