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Save the Date: AH&L Reader Day at ADAC on March 18, 2015
For the fourth year in a row, the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center will play host to Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles’ Reader Day–a day full of programming dedicated to bringing the magazine to life. This year, we could not be more pleased to reveal our all-star line-up: Atlanta’s very own kitchen-and-bath superstar Matthew Quinn of Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio and Matthew Quinn collection, interior designer Barbara Westbrook of Westbrook Interiors, architect Jim Strickland of Historical Concepts and one of our city’s favorite celebrity chefs, Kevin Gillespie. Bonus: Barbara Westbrook will be signing copies of her hot-off-the-presses book, Gracious Living; ditto for Kevin Gillespie’s spring release, Pure Pork Awesomeness: Totally Cookable Recipes from Around the World.
Where to find our editors: KBIS 2015 in Las Vegas
Next week, AH&L will travel to Las Vegas for one of the year’s hottest trade shows: KBIS, short for the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show 2015, where Atlanta’s own architectural and interior design specialist Mark Williams of Mark Williams Design Associates will unveil a brand-new Silestone color of his own creation as part of the company’s Trendspotter program in which influential designers from important U.S. markets harness their design expertise to develop the next color series for the natural quartz line.
Out & About: Interior Design Camp at AmericasMart
On Sunday, Atlanta Homes & LIfestyles was a proud sponsor of Interior Design Camp at AmericasMart during January market. Produced by celebrity designers Lori Dennis and Kelli Ellis, the counselors devoted the weekend to teaching “campers” the techniques of successful branding, marketing and positioning through both traditional media and social media. Our very own Esteem Media CEO Adam Japko was on hand to deliver a keynote on content marketing, while Atlanta design superstar Suzanne Kasler shared her inspirational lens through a keynote titled “Elements of Style,” in which some of her favorite designs through the years, including her own Atlanta abode, which was featured on the pages of AH&L in October 2013, in which the interior designer also acted as guest editor.

 

By Elizabeth Ralls and Claire Ruhlin

 

Save the Date: AH&L Reader Day at ADAC on March 18, 2015
For the fourth year in a row, the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center will play host to Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles‘ Reader Day–a day full of programming dedicated to bringing the magazine to life. This year, we could not be more pleased to reveal our all-star line-up: Atlanta’s very own kitchen-and-bath superstar Matthew Quinn of Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio and Matthew Quinn Collection, interior designer Barbara Westbrook of Westbrook Interiors, architect Jim Strickland of Historical Concepts and one of our city’s favorite celebrity chefs, Kevin GillespieBONUS:  Westbrook will be signing copies of her hot-off-the-presses book, Gracious Living; ditto for Gillespie’s March release, Pure Pork Awesomeness: Totally Cookable Recipes from Around the World. (Note: Registration for the complimentary event will open 1/21.) 


Photo: Sarah Dorio

Where to find our editors: KBIS 2015 in Las Vegas
Next week, AH&L will travel to Las Vegas for one of the year’s hottest trade shows: KBIS, short for the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show 2015, where Atlanta’s own architectural and interior design specialist Mark Williams of Mark Williams Design Associates will unveil a brand-new Silestone color of his own creation as part of the company’s Trendspotter program in which influential designers from important U.S. markets harness their design expertise to develop the next color series for the natural quartz line. Follow @atlantahomesmag.com on Instagram for the grand reveal.  


Photo: Erica George Dines

Out & About: Interior Design Camp at AmericasMart
Last Sunday, Atlanta Homes & LIfestyles was a proud sponsor of Interior Design Camp at AmericasMart during January market. Produced by celebrity designers Lori Dennis and Kelli Ellis, the counselors devoted the weekend to teaching “campers” the techniques of successful branding, marketing and positioning through both traditional media and social media. Our very own Esteem Media CEO Adam Japko was on hand to deliver a keynote on content marketing, while Atlanta design superstar Suzanne Kasler shared her inspirational lens through a keynote titled “Elements of Style,” featuring her favorite designs through the years, including her own Atlanta abode, which was featured on the pages of AH&L in October 2013, (and the issue in which Kasler also served as guest editor

Take Note! Nate Berkus to headline the 2015 Design Bloggers Conference
Last week, the Design Bloggers Conferencewhich takes place in Buckhead from February 25-27announced that noted decorator, product designer and author Nate Berkus will join will join a star-studded line-up of speakers that includes Bunny WilliamsAlexa HamptonBrian Patrick Flynn and Marcus Sheridan at the fifth-annual #DBC2015. If you haven’t attended, don’t miss this priceless opportunity to network with accomplished interior designers, design bloggers, and industry leaders alike—while learning how to engage audiences through new-media business platforms and marketing channels. Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles is a proud sponsor of the three-day event, which takes place at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta.


Photo: David Christensen

Shop Talk: Sarah Cyrus Home
Last week, AH&L stopped by to visit one of the Westside’s newest storefronts—and Stanton Home Furnishing’s new next-door neighbor—Sarah Cyrus Home, which offers shoppers one-of-a-kind consignment finds sourced largely from interior designers. Catering to industry professionals and design enthusiasts alike, the showroom offers an eclectic mix of vintage and modern antiques, as well as designer brands such as Restoration Hardware and Ralph Lauren. “We try to be that resource for interior designers when they need to get value back out of something,” says Cyrus. “And we’ve been really fortunate to get a wide range of customers, from interior designers to folks in the area that are shopping for their homes.”
It’s a diverse assortment of clients to please, but with a background that includes managing a luxury showroom at ADAC, both Cyrus and her business partner Allyn Stuart are well-versed in design inventory. And, located in the heart of the Westside, they’re in good company. “This is probably the most exciting area of Atlanta to be in right now,” Cyrus says. “With Stanton Home, Provenance Antiques, Lewis and Sheron and Star Provisions one mile down the road, we could not have found a better location. It’s like all of the pieces came together at the right time.”

We’re thrilled that decorator, product designer and author Nate Berkus will be one of the speakers at the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles-sponsored Design Bloggers Conference. Berkus will join Bunny Williams, Alexa Hampton, Brian Patrick Flynn and Marcus Sheridan this March at the fifth annual conference, which brings together interior design bloggers, new media trendsetters and interior design industry leaders for a two-day event at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead in Atlanta. Attendees will mingle with industry leaders and creative while learning how to engage audiences through new media business models and marketing channels. Read more about the event in the Design Bloggers Conference program, which you’ll find in our February issue.
One of the Westside’s most recent storefronts, and Stanton Home Furnishing’s new next-door neighbor, Sarah Cyrus Home offers shoppers one-of-a-kind consignment finds sourced largely from interior designers. Catering to industry professionals and design enthusiasts alike, the showroom provides an eclectic mix of vintage and modern antiques, as well as designer brands such as Restoration Hardware and Ralph Lauren. “We try to be that resource for interior designers when they need to get value back out of something,” says Cyrus. “And we’ve been really fortunate to get a wide range of customers, from existing interior designers to folks in the area that are shopping for their homes.”
It’s a diverse assortment of clients to please, but with backgrounds managing a luxury showroom at ADAC, both Cyrus and her business partner Allyn Stewart are well-versed in design inventory. And located in the heart of the Westside, they’re in good company. “This is probably the most exciting area of Atlanta to be in right now,” Cyrus says. “With Stanton Home, Provenance Antiques, Lewis and Sheron and Star Provisions one mile down the road, we’re getting a really good lineup of great resources. We could not have found a better location. It’s just like all of the pieces came together at the right time.”
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