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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

September 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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sharp style

“BUY THE BEST, AND YOU’LL ONLY CRY ONCE,” is a quote that’s often attributed to celebrated New York decorator (and Atlanta native) Miles Redd. That sentiment seems to ring true throughout the pages of our September issue, although buying the best you can afford—and keeping quality top-of-mind—might be a more accurate assessment. This issue’s focus on sharp style begins with our cover: a Robert Brown-designed dining room that is, in my opinion, dressed to the nines. Formal entertaining might be considered a luxury in 2019, but it’s also indicative of the Southern propensity for conversation—and presentation. Similarly, in Ronda Carmen’s Entertaining at Home, the author and tastemaker visits the Atlanta residence of Suzanne Kasler, a consummate hostess who recommends paying as much attention to the food as to setting the stage…

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fall feels

SAIL AWAY Journey to the south of France via SUZANNE KASLER’s new Riviera Collection for LEE JOFA. Featuring a coastal-chic sensibility and tailored touches, large-scale prints like St. Tropez pay homage to her love of silk scarves while trimmings such as Provencal and Beaumont play off the boutique resorts that dot the shore. Available at Kravet, ADAC, (404) 812-6995; MAD FOR MARGOT MATOUK hits dreamy notes of blue this fall with a fresh color for its sophisticated Margot print. Small, simply drawn leaves fit snugly together on a percale for a pattern that nearly reads like a solid. Completing each piece is a subtle white scalloped edge. Available through Gramercy Home, (404) 846-9244; Woven Wonders Inspired by the quintessentially English Cobblers Cove Hotel in Barbados, SOANE BRITAIN’s freshly released rattan collection captures the…

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home base

Renewing Tradition Hailed as a contemporary master of the traditional, architect Eric J. Smith’s Renewing Tradition: The Architecture of Eric J. Smith (Rizzoli, $85) offers inspiration for creating a home that is comfortable, elegant and enduring. Through personal anecdotes, lush photography and artful sketches, Smith’s remarkable projects, which include collaborations with David Easton and Steven Gambrel, come to life. No Place Like Home In her first book, No Place Like Home (Rizzoli, $55) Hollywood-based Madeline Stuart, an A-list interior designer, invites readers inside her meticulously layered projects, which are informed by history and craftsmanship. Stuart herself writes eloquently about her design process, walking readers through recent projects that successfully combine grace, scale, proportion and balance. Southern Hospitality at Home The interplay of hospitality with interior design and architecture is explored in Susan Sully’s…

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ode to autumn

NESTLED BETWEEN ROWS OF Peegee hydrangea trees in Atlanta interior designer Suzanne Kasler’s rear courtyard sits a long, wooden trestle table set for a leisurely lunch. “The people, the stories told, and the memories made are what make gatherings special,” remarks Kasler of the idyllic setting in which “whimsy and beauty abound.” The French-inspired fete she’s hosting is, in fact, fodder for Ronda Carmen’s just-released book, Entertaining at Home: Inspirations from Celebrated Hosts. A renowned interior designer, product designer and author, Kasler is no stranger to hosting gatherings, whether it’s a seated dinner for design-industry darlings or a crowd of community stalwarts. “I believe your house absorbs positive energy from entertaining family and friends,” she says. For this particular occasion, Koelreuteria branches set the scene (and the palette), their pale-pink hue adding…

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a conversation with... timothy corrigan

ATLANTA HOMES & LIFESTYLES: The New Elegance teaches so many lessons about design, from scale to the use of drama. How did you narrow down the subject matter? TIMOTHY CORRIGAN: I wanted this to be a little different from so many design books, which just show photos of beautiful rooms. I selected 11 different subjects—ranging from major issues such as scale, proportion and symmetry—that serve as the building blocks for any good design, and then advance on to the more decorative aspects such as the importance of layering and how to use art and mirrors. AH&L: How do you strike a balance between elegance and livability? TIMOTHY CORRIGAN: Livability and comfort are synonymous; comfort is not antithetical to elegance, but rather its support and backbone. No one can feel truly elegant if they…

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