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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles July 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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EVERY JULY, THIS ISSUE provokes the urge to undergo a massive home renovation. At this point in the year, we’ve installed and unloaded not just our Southeastern Designer Showhouse, but also a sprawling kitchen, bath and outdoor display at Phipps Plaza. We’ve also scoured key trade shows; culled through dozens of bath contest entries; and are currently walking construction sites with various tradesmen for our upcoming showhouse projects (one at the Serenbe community this fall, and another in Buckhead for our annual Home for the Holidays event this winter). The amount of artistry and craftsmanship, ideas and innovations we feature on the pages of this magazine are of course designed to inspire, but as I can personally attest to, also have the ability to overwhelm. And that’s one reason why…

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don’t miss

Tickets are now on sale for this Fall’s SERENBE DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE, presented by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. Public tours begin on September 14.serenbeshowhouse.comDIGITAL EDITIONFind AH&L on your tablet!Download recent issues on iTunes, Google Play or through the Zinio app.atlantahomesmag.comPORTRAIT BY ERICA GEORGE DINES; SERENBE BY DAVID CHRISTENSEN ■…

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what’ s hot now

GAME OF STONESMATERIALS MARKETING, an architectural stone and tile firm, revealed seven fireplace designs in six different natural stone variations through a collaboration with Dallas designer DENISE MCGAHA. Pictured is the Savois, shown in a charcoal limestone. Available at Materials Marketing, (404) 478 2770; mstoneandtile.comWOODLOOKInternational trade shows EuroCucina and Coverings revealed a turn toward warm, wood-look surfaces. Italian stone firm ANTOLINI’s Retro Fancy Petrified Wood surface (left), part of its special-order preciousstone collection, acts more like a work of art for horizontal application; ANN SACKS’ Annelo field tile with gold insert offers an organic take. Antonlini,; Ann Sacks is available at KOHLER Signature Store by PDICLASSIC DETAILSFeaturing an industrial-style spout and handcrafted oak lever, WATERWORKS’ Canteen faucet takes cues from vintage water pumps, while offering modern conveniences like high-efficiency flow…

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white interlude

Designer Robin Burnett typically saves French limestone for pool decks and mantels, but decided to introduce the luxurious material into a master bathroom—with spectacular results. It married the traditional design of the Buckhead home while providing an energetic spark for the bathroom makeover. “The French limestone was the very first thing we chose,” she says.Classic tongue and groove fit with the architecture but allowed Burnett to pop in transitional elements among the homeowner’s cravings for light and natural materials. The slightly oversize and honed limestone, from Francois & Co., in both the shower and main floor areas masked delineation points in the long, linear bathroom.To further minimize the transition, handcrafted, irregular ceramic subway tile was framed to the ceiling in the shower (outfitted with a tripod oak stool from the…

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exquisite elegance

I would do another bathroom in a heartbeat like this,” says designer Shawn Amtower. From dressy details to ingenuity in layout, the Vinings master retreat exudes a calming confidence.The bathroom’s redesign created space for a freestanding Victoria + Albert tub and a spacious steam shower with double doors, to the delight of homeowners Debbie and Mitchell Brannen. Amtower turned a hallway used as closet spillover space into a makeup vanity area with custom cabinetry that can be closed off behind pocket doors.Meanwhile, Italian porcelain tile with soft taupes and bluish grays on a cream background wraps from the shower walls to the ceiling. It was the first time Amtower has used large-format tile on the bathroom floors, not just in the shower. “When you walk in, that faint pattern on…

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modern appeal

Every bathroom needs a big idea. For designer Lorraine Enwright, it was her plan for dramatic walls with vertical tile and floating vanities that would give her travel-savvy homeowners that same sleek and modern style they appreciated in hotels and resorts around the world. “My approach really is about form and accenting it,” she says.Every design decision, including the polished chrome fixtures and quartzite countertops with a thick edge, were simpatico with its new clean and crisp style. Enwright and Chris Donnelly of Brookside Custom Homes worked in partnership that she says paired her ideas with Donnelly’s eye for detail.They transformed the once-dark bathroom with a rarely used tub into a light-filled space with a statement shower, flanking vanities and bright tiled surfaces. “Then we used the big mirrors to…