A to Z: Guide to Style, page 4

Artist GREGOR TURK’s recent foray into functional objects has been met with as much aplomb as his notable fine art piecs, which includes the dynamic ceramic installation titled Series X. gregorturk.com


KnollStudio is known for its collection of enduring furniture designs, but an exciting new development at the company has been UNDER THE RADAR. Just recently, the company launched Knoll Kids, which features mid-century classics scaled for a younger generation. So cute! (404) 522-1835, knoll.com



Beyond its top-notch rug selection, VERDE HOME—one of the Westside’s top treasures—offers an oh-so-chic, ever-changing collection of hand-crafted tables and furniture pieces by Atlantan Skylar Morgan. Luxe woods and organic shapes, along with Morgan’s keen awareness of exacting finish and detail, make them instant modern classics. smf-d.comverdehome.co


Three style and design Web sites originate from Atlanta, yet draw international auiences. BrilliantAsylum and Fresh Palette offer decorating inspiration—as well as wit and wisdom—that’s often compiled from disparate sources. The blog of tastemaker and shopkeeper Phoebe Howard, Mrs. Howard Personal Shopper, is a hybrid that combines retailing and first-person decorating advice; it’s even garnered the attention of The Washington Post—twice! FreshPalette.blogspot.com; BrilliantAsylum.blogspot.com;


The Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles CHRISTMAS HOUSE, slated for November 14-December 6, is taking show house style to a whole new level with a rock-star list of local design talent, including Bill Baker, Bob Brown, Design Galleria Kitchen & Bath Studio, Susan Ferrier, Barbara Heath, Hermes of Paris, Barbara Howard, Phoebe Howard, Bill Hudgins, Suzanne Kasler, Amy Morris, John Oetgen, Jared Paul, Jimmy Stanton, Sara Steinfeld, Courtney & Randy Tilinski, Beth Webb, Mark Williams and Mimi Williams. As always, Boxwoods Gardens & Gifts will be presenting an exclusive holiday gift shop. atlantachristmashouse.com


ROBERT YELLOWLEES collected photography and had been a serious amateur photographer for more than 30 years before opening Lumière, the city’s newest art gallery dedicated to the art form. Yellowlees’ former business career centered on computer and information industries, and he supported a number of programs to expose adults and young people to the power of photography. Lumière was founded to extend that reach. (404) 261-6100, lumieregallery.net


With the recent hotel mania sweeping Atlanta, we’re struggling to catch up on our ZZZS. Here’s our round-up of where to bed down, right now: From the hip Hotel Palomar and new W Hotels in three locales—Downtown, Midtown and Buckhead—to the much-buzzed-about renovations at both locations of The Ritz-Carlton, local hotel design has become a veritable library of inspiration for our own homes. Robert Stern’s architecture has made The Mansion on Peachtree a modern-day landmark, while a snazzy redo of The Georgian Terrace (above) has given that historic landmark hotel a New York verve. Amid a cool, calming color scheme, the St. Regis Atlanta Hotel & Residences made a sizzling debut in April by hosting the Atlanta Symphony Associates’ Decorators’ Show House & Gardens, and its Hotel Bar and Paces 88 Restaurant have since become the heart of Buckhead’s social scene. hotelpalomar.com; whotels.com; ritzcarlton.com; stregis.com; thegeorgianterrace.com; rwmansiononpeachtree.com


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