Save the Date: AH&L Reader Day at ADAC
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles presents our fifth-annual Reader Day at ADAC next month! This year’s theme, “Fresh Takes: Coversations on An Authentic Lifestyle,” brings the magazine to life through a series of intimate conversations among the city’s design and culinary elite, including architect William B. Litchfield and designer Jackye Lanham; architect Bobby McAlpine and designer Susan Ferrier; and culinary geniuses Anne Quatrano and Linton Hopkins. The event is complimentary, but registration is required. Register here.
AH&L Exclusive: Refined Haystack launches in Atlanta
Finding an interior designer online who not only conforms to your budget but also frequents some of your favorite local design sources might feel like finding a needle in a haystack, but a new online platform, Refined Haystack, launching in Atlanta this month, promises to revolutionize that notion. Created in Chicago in 2014 by Sabrina Vodnik, a design enthusiast who cut her teeth at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, Refined Haystack’s success is rooted in making connections—between interior designers and their networks (think the local artisans, boutiques and showrooms they patron)—as well as industry professionals and the homeowners who are seeking design services. In Atlanta, you’ll find online portfolios of designers such as Cloth & Kind, Alexa Stevenson, T. Duffy & Associates and Rinehart Design Group, complete with tagging capabilities, reviews and more. refinedhaystack.com
To the Brim
The ideal accessory for any outdoor occasion, from couture outdoor weddings to casual beach walks, LD Carey’s stylish line of handcrafted hats evoke effortless luxury. Crafted from materials such as straw, felt, ribbon, feathers and flora, styles range from wide-brimmed and floppy to structured and fitted. ldcarey.com
Lane Venture brings indoor comfort outdoors via its stylish partnership with designer Celerie Kemble. Crafted from weatherproof materials and designed to mimic the proportions of indoor furniture, the Mimi collection, named for Kemble’s stylish mother, Palm Beach-based Mimi McMackin, is handcrafted from feather-light aluminum tubing wrapped in polyethylene synthetic fiber, which gives the impression of rattan while standing up to humidity and heat. Available to the trade at Logan Gardens, ADAC; logangardens.com, and to consumers at Mathews Furniture,; mathewsfurniture.com.
In the Brookwood Hills backyard of Kevin and Lee Kleinhelter, a sleek black dwelling that houses a flock of gloriously feathered white Silkies proves that chicken coops—and the birds that inhabit them—be just as stylish and chic as the abodes they overlook. “Having the coop really forced us to interact with our property more than we had ever planned,” says Lee of the design-minded space, accessed via custom round cement pavers. “ They have been such a fun addition and not something we ever thought we’d do.” Tour the rest of the Kleinhelters’ stunning abode here.
Colors of the Year
Each December, the design industry awaits with bated breath the announcement of Pantone’s Color of the Year. This year, the international color authority revealed not one but two shades: Rose Quartz, a pale pink, and Serenity, a baby blue hue. The pair, whether combined or used individually, was selected to convey feelings of both respite and well-being. Pictured: a serene bedroom by Judy Bentley. pantone.com