GREEN THUMBS GO DIGITAL
Mark your calendars for the first-ever Garden Bloggers Conference, a highly anticipated event from the parent company of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Network Communications, Inc. A nationwide troupe of passionate bloggers, landscape designers and garden enthusiasts will descend upon the Grand Hyatt Buckhead September 22-24 for innovative workshops and engaging presentations designed to ramp up their brand development. Early registration is available now at garden-bloggers-conference.com.
The Mercantile in Brookhaven is now Atlanta’s exclusive source for Cire Trudon, the French chandlery renowned as the world’s oldest. Its latest release, Merida, is part of the architect-curated Arquiste collection, meant to transport users to iconic moments in history. It also represents the brand’s first collaboration in a staggering 370 years. The balmy night fragrance, first described by Mexican empress Carlota in 1865, is spiked with scents of guava, gunpowder and mahogany. 1430 Dresden Dr., Suite B100, Atlanta 30319. (877) 855-3853; mercantileatlanta.com
Jim Thompson—best-known for its fine silks—has opened a shop-in-a-shop within the confines of Travadavi, the home furnishings and tabletop emporium in Buckhead. The mini boutique features everything from plump pillows to fashion-forward accessories, including scarves, totes and hats—all created with the company’s No. 9 Thompson collection of fabrics. 2300 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite B-101, Atlanta 30309. (404) 844-0141; travadavi.com, jimthompson.com
Take everything to go with the all-American totes of Andover Trask, a new venture from Matt Weaver (who also works as the brand manager for Robert Brown Interior Design). The tough but fashionable leather-and-canvas Standard Bag, which Weaver handcrafts in Midtown, features copper rivets and marries effortless, genteel style with practicality. $155 each at andovertrask.com
Earlier this summer, Delta Air Lines opened its Sky Deck at the airline’s Sky Club on Concourse F, found within the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal. The 1,710-square-foot outdoor terrace, created by New York designer Tom Filicia, offers customers unprecedented runway views while they lounge among stylish surroundings. delta.com
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Local architect/designer Jeffrey Bruce Baker pulled out all the stops with his signature line for city collection, a big-ticket lineup of case goods that combines exquisite detailing with luxurious materials. Waxed bronze wears to a patina similar to art sculpture, while silver plating—dipped 22 times for the perfect finish—gleams like fine jewelry. Scaled diminutively for the pied-à-terre or intimate room niche, the fascinating August Butler can be used as a bar, TV cabinet, accessories chest or whatever else you fancy. Suite 320. (404) 841-5858; citycollectionfurniture.com; jeffreybrucebaker.com
There’s no question: A black-and-white palette is trending right now, and link outdoor has jumped on the autumn trend with weather-ready textiles in crisp, coordinating tent stripes, tiny ikat prints, quirky geometrics and other graphic patterns. Ainsworth-Noah & Assoc., Suite 518. (404) 239-8462; ainsworth-noah.com; linkdesignsolutions.com.
New to town is the eponymous showroom of martin nash, which features a can’t-miss graffiti wall and contemporary inventory that Nash calls “urban, organic and groovy.” That includes Chista, Interiors Crafts and William Switzer furnishings mingling beneath eye-catching fixtures from Kenneth Nilson and Fuse Lighting. Suite 308. (404) 467-6099; martinnash.com.
White Provision showroom owner Ryan Hughes is making his mark on ADAC. Hughes’ r hughes atelier arrives this month, showcasing a local exclusive on Holland & Sherry textiles, plus select furnishings and sumptuous soft goods
arranged in frequently changing lifestyle vignettes. Suite 413. (404) 607-8877; r-hughes.com.
Bostan Carpets arrives at ADAC West this month. The handmade rugs range from traditional to contemporary, with the luxury of adjusting size, scale and color to client specifications. ADAC West, Suite B2B. (404) 513-5647; bostancarpets.com.
An ADAC stalwart since 1983, Smith Grubbs & Associates recently moved to a pair of light-infused spaces off the second-floor atrium. New lines include Woodland Furniture, Plexi-Craft, Alinea Home, Eicher Lighting and Leathercraft. Suites 208 and 210. (404) 239-9206; smithgrubbs.com. The Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) is located at 351 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, Atlanta 30305.