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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles May 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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singular style

ORIGINAL VISION FEELS HARD TO COME BY these days. Between Pinterest, Instagram and Google, it seems like we’re all seeing so much of the same thing, thanks to algorithms, copycats and fast access to just about everything (hello, Amazon Prime!).Therefore, it’s refreshing to not only learn something new (every day, like my father always advised me), but also to experience something so novel that it may just change your perspective (no screens necessary!).Our May issue celebrates singular vision—see the winners of Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) on page 17, for one—as well as fresh lines of thinking, in the form of the Suzanne Kasler Interiors-designed owner’s suite at the world-class Mercedes-Benz Stadium, where intriguing interior and architectural details are a reflection of a forward-thinking owner looking to create…

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instagram of the month!

NORMAN ASKINS@normanaskinsEsteemed Atlanta architect Norman Askins may be new to Instagram, but posts of his projects—current and past—are ever-intriguing.DON’T MISSAtlanta Homes & Lifestyles’ third-annual SOUTHEASTERN DESIGNER SHOW-HOUSE & GARDENS will open to the public for tours through Sunday, May 13. To purchase tickets, visit southeastern showhouse.comDIGITAL EDITIONFind AH&L on your tablet! Download our recent issues on iTunes, Google Play or through Zinio.atlantahomesmag.comPORTRAIT BY MALI AZIMA; SHOWHOUSE PHOTO BY DAVID CHRISTENSEN ■…

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NATURAL SELECTIONSuzanne Kasler’s Southport collection for BALLARD DESIGNS—featuring rattan beds, side and dining tables, slipper and dining chairs—is an ode to her love of natural fibers and fabrics. “[Rattan] has an interesting, classic look that feels casual, but looks fabulous as a part of a stylish mix or together as a collection,” she says. Available on 4/26 at and at the new Atlanta flagship in June. ■…

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spring style

COOL COMPOSITIONSClever design meets compelling, functional elegance in California-based designer RICHARD FRINIER’s Connexion collection for BROWN JORDAN. Available in a spectrum of color and pattern combinations, modular pieces feature powder-coated aluminum frames tightly upholstered with Versatex mesh for indoor-outdoor durability. Available through Kolo Collection, (404) 355-1717;; brownjordan.comWebbed WonderDesigned to stand up to the elements of the outdoors, The Risom outdoor collection from KNOLL combines teak and Sunbrella materials for a durable yet stylish product. The Risom lounge chair, above, borrows properties of Scandinavian design and is constructed with a Sunbrella fabric webbing, which resists fading and is available in six different colors: charcoal, navy, ochre, carbon, antique beige and fern. Available through Knoll Atlanta, (404) 522-1835; knoll.comPillow TalkIntricate motifs, variegated colors and fringed touches are the shining stars of…

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shutze awards

Wendy M. GrahamARTISANSHIP / CRAFTSMANSHIPThe hand of the craftsman is on full display with the Helical Elliptical Staircase, inspired by both the grand (and modest) escaliers of France as well as the freestanding helical elliptical stair in Charleston’s Nathaniel Russell House. Beyond connecting three floors, Graham says the sensual, gentle curves—the result of collaboration between an architectural designer, consultant and artisan—are “an architectural expression of the elegance of nature.” Judge Joel Barkley agreed, saying, “the lightness and grace … shows how wise geometry can lift construction from prose to poetry.”(ALL IMAGES COURTESY OF ICAA-SOUTHEAST)Tammy Connor Interior DesignINTERIOR DESIGN - UNDER 5,000 SFAfter her clients purchased two additional units above their quintessential New York City apartment, a three-year reconfiguration and expansion ensued to transform a pied-à-terre into a spacious family home…

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john howard

“Our philosophy is to create the most memorable outdoor spaces possible, with geometry, scale and beauty,” says landscape architect John Howard. “The layout is as important as the details.”(PHOTOS COURTESY OF JOHN HOWARD)A Cut Above“I was always interested in design and I worked for architects and engineers as far back as high school during summers and time off. I discovered landscape architecture in college, which combined a multitude of personal interests, including design.”In Bloom“I never had a mentor in a strict sense, but the influence of landscape architect Bruce Kelly in my early career and the work of English garden designer Russell Page were important influences in my awareness of landscape approach and aesthetic. My studies abroad in the south of France at the La Napoule Art Foundation also left…