Design Notebook


The Calhoun Estate, on view in the Cathedral Antique Show’s Tour of Homes. Photo: Emily Followill

Must-See: The Cathedral Antiques Show, open now through Sunday
An Atlanta tradition, the Cathedral Antiques Show kicked off its 44th year this week at the Cathedral of St. Philip. The curated selection of antique jewelry, maps, majolica, porcelain, case goods and more is a feast for the eyes, and you won’t want to miss Inspiration Avenue, where nine designers have created imaginitive, antiques-filled vignettes. On Sunday, five private Atlanta residences open their doors to the public for just one day (find a sneak peek at Judy Bentley’s townhouse here) for the always delightful Tour of Homes, including the Calhoun Estate on Pinestream, which was recently bought by an Atlanta interior designer. In case you needed another reason to stop by, this year’s beneficiary is Covenant House Georgia, which provides housing, crisis care, educational services and mental health resources to homeless, runaway and trafficked youth. Find details on programming for these events in the official event program in our February issue

Lisa Moore, “Black Swan”

Out & About: Atlanta Art
We can’t resist a great local artists market, so naturally we’re recommending a visit to Trinity School’s Spotlight on Art this week. Now in its 33rd year, the six-day event remains one of the largest and most varied markets in the Southeast. Held at the Trinity School, Spotlight on Art showcases the works of more than 350 artists (we were especially smitten by pieces from Cuban artist Alexi Torres and Lisa Moore, above). To boot, proceeds go to Trinity’s teacher education and scholarship funds, in addition to a charity selected by the school’s Sixth Grade leadership class. The show runs through February 7, so there’s still time so stop by and score the perfect piece

The Nashville Antiques & Garden Show

On the Road: Nashville Antiques & Garden Show
Last weekend, we road-tripped to Nashville for the 2015 Antiques & Garden Show, a three-day show highlighting new trends in fine antiques, gardens and design. In addition to inspiring garden installations and more than 150 antiques exhibitors, this year’s event included A-list headliners like Diane Keaton, Blackberry Farm’s Kreiss Beall and Atlanta’s own Suzanne Kasler, each of whom charmed audiences to standing O’s. After a weekend dedicated to horticultural goodness and Southern style, we’re ever-eager for spring to arrive. To that end, prepare to find plenty of outdoor living inspiration in our March issue!