Posts Tagged: Atlanta


Chairish is one of my favorite resources to find vintage pieces for client projects.  This month, I am delighted to have been selected to participate in their exclusive Designer Showhouse sale, a curated collection of pieces hand-picked by designers from some of the country’s most prestigious Showhouses! See all of the beautiful finds, available now on Chairish by clicking HERE for my shop and HERE for the rest of the sale. The sale goes live TODAY (Saturday, March 2nd) at 12 noon EST.

I have included items from the Southeastern Designer Showhouse presented by Atlanta Home and Lifestyles and the Charleston Symphony Designer Showhouse.  There are some incredible finds in the sale that are marked well below the wholesale prices. Happy hunting!


Last weekend we were delighted to participate in the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival’s “Designer Diner” sponsored by the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center and Atlanta Home magazine. This year’s theme was how Southerners do brunch in five different cities…Atlanta, Birmingham, Charleston, Charlotte and Nashville. Whether it be in a French bistro, a mom and pop diner or in your own mother’s kitchen, the story of the South’s food and drink traditions would be incomplete without paying homage to these local spots. The Designer Diner concept tells the story of this favorite meal in five Southern hubs, and the changing patterns in how Southerners eat, live and interact while also showcasing the South’s design aesthetic with five city-inspired designer vignettes.

We were thrilled to be representing the Queen City alongside award-winning chefs from favorite restaurants Barrington’s and Reid’s Fine Foods with fabulous mixologist Amanda Britton of 204 North Kitchen and Cocktails.


This is the last weekend to see the Southeastern Designer Showhouse and Gardens presented by Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Magazine. Nestled in the heart of Buckhead, this stunning home is on one of the most magnificent pieces of property in Atlanta.  Overlooking a beautiful forest, valley and polo fields, one would never know they were in the midst of the Southeast’s largest city. Click HERE to get tickets. 



Please join me one week from today to kick off the inaugural Fall Design Week  featuring Atlanta Gourmet and Gift at AmericasMart in Atlanta! I am thrilled to be moderating a panel with today’s top taste makers, designers, and stylists who will be sharing their secrets on entertaining with style.

Foodie culture and entertaining have risen to an art form. Weekend warriors are effortlessly whipping up gourmet spreads, swoon-worthy scenes and decorative tablescapes to fill our Instagram feeds. So, what’s the secret sauce? Take a cue from Bunny Williams’ playbook, who believes there’s nothing more rewarding than having friends and family gather in your home, and makes entertaining seem effortless. Top interior designers, lifestyle experts and photo stylists dish out advice you need to know to be a masterful host—from setting the right environment, designing the menu and table, and even offer styling tips to capture the moment for social media. Learn some of their favorite go-to resources and advice on everything entertaining, dining and tabletop.

Enjoy lunch and a panel discussion with New York-based interior designer Young Huh, who’s work has been featured in Vogue, Wall Street Journal, In Style and countless national interior magazines, Audrey Margarite, vice president of design and product development for Bunny Williams Home, who helps create fabrics, decorative accessories, and furniture for the company’s private and licensed collections, Annette Joseph, author of Picture Perfect Parties and entertaining expert, editor, producer, and magazine photo stylist for Architectural Digest, The Today Show, Goop and others, and designer and lifestyle expert Danielle Rollins, author of Soiree Entertaining with Style.


The inaugural Fall Design Week Featuring Atlanta Gourmet & Gift will offer hundreds of showrooms and lines, designer-focused programming, CEU courses, networking, parties and more:

  •  Over 500 showrooms and 2,800 lines
  • Complimentary valet parking open 8am to 8pm
  • Over a dozen tastemaker CEU-accredited seminars
  • Cooking demonstrations from Atlanta’s top restaurants
  • Shop for your stores and clients in a relaxed setting
  • Showroom specials and events all week
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“I never met a color I didn’t like.” – Dale Chihuly



The Atlanta Botanical Gardens celebrates its 40th anniversary this year with an encore exhibition of the works of internationally acclaimed artist, Dale Chihuly.  The American artist has mastered the “alluring, translucent and transparent qualities of ice, water, glass and neon to create works of art that transform the viewer experience.  He is globally renowned for his ambitious site-specific architectural installations in public spaces and in exhibitions presented in more than 250 museums and gardens worldwide.” Since his blockbuster show here in 2004, the gardens have doubled in size.




Chihuly in the Garden includes 19 installation sites all set among the Garden’s natural beauty. The artist worked with the Garden’s horticultural team to choose plant color schemes. His studio shipped six 53 foot containers delivering thousands of pieces to be assembled on site by his team of eleven over a two week period.“You have to imagine the engineering it takes to bring this in and install it without damage,” said Britt Cornett, Chihuly’s installation manager.Chihuly’s team manages to transport new installations with an “unbelievably low breakage rate,” she said.

Some of the exhibits are a mix of older works paired with entirely new designs. There are also installations created specifically for the Atlanta Botanical Garden exhibit, including Fern Dell Paintbrushes near the Southern Season Garden and Indigo Blue Icicle Tower near the Hardin Visitor Center.



“I think there’s a quality to Dale’s exhibitions that you don’t see in a lot of art,” ABG CEO and President Mary Pat Matheson said, attempting to explain the public’s attraction to it. “It’s almost magnetizing. It’s charismatic. It’s spectacularly beautiful, particularly in an outdoor setting. He understands scale and color and the juxtaposition of glass and nature in a way that few artists do.”




The exhibit opened on April 30th and runs through Oct. 30th. Chihuly’s first exhibit at the Atlanta Botanical Garden in 2004 was the third time he’d done a garden installation. The 2004 exhibit was estimated by the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau to have had a $50 million to $60 million economic impact.



The kaleidoscopic colors of the art for which the artist has become so famous may also be experienced in a different light – at night when the Garden offers extended hours. One of the more stunning works this year is Saffron Tower, a 30-foot neon glass sculpture near the garden’s water mirror. Twenty-eight transformers power the neon sculpture.















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There is even an installation at the Children’s Garden, which reopens later this summer.


Thanks to my trusty sidekick William who endured the heat and made me giggle throughout the day. Click HERE to get tickets to this spectacular exhibition which is on view through October 30, 2016.

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IMG_5730I am thrilled to head back to my hometown this month to attend the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market as a part of the #StyleYourSeason project sponsored by Americas Mart. I look forward to sharing my finds and scouting for trends for Spring 2016 along with some of my other favorite design bloggers and taste makers.

In addition to orchestrating an amazing gift and design show, AmericasMart coordinates an extraordinary program of educational and highly entertaining programming during the week of market. A major highlight will be the PANTONE Color of the Year vignette exhibition, the PANTONEVIEW Home + Interiors color forecast, and the Launch Party celebrating “Rose Quartz” and “Serendipity” as the 2016 Colors of the Year. Click here to read my previous post on my fascination with these colors.

For all design addicts coming to town, you will NOT want to miss this fabulous lineup…


Southern Style Panel: A Conversation with the Region’s Most Beloved Interior Designers
Building 1, Floor 15, Designer Workspace

January 14 at 3:00 PM

Moderated by Robert Leleux, Author of Southern Style Now | Featuring Gerrie Bremermann, Michelle Nussbaumer, Shaun Smith, Beth Webb and Brian Patrick Flynn | These acclaimed taste makers embody the “Spirit of the South” while also making their mark on the national design scene. They collectively represent extraordinary talent as well as the humor and humility required to educate, nurture and enlighten clients and fans across generations. In this entertaining panel discussion, five of the region’s most prolific interior designers will share the defining moments that helped shape their careers, salient advice for designers developing their own unique brand, and the importance of finding a mentor in an industry that’s always changing but where collaboration is universal.


The Colors and Trends Driving Design in 2016
B1, F 14, Vignette Gallery, Space 14-D-9

January 15 at  10:00 AM

Presented by Laurie Pressman, VP, Pantone Color Institute | With tastes consistently evolving, the old color rules have changed. Color stories for 2016 highlight a more spontaneous approach with new harmonies in both color and design. Join Laurie Pressman, VP of the Pantone Color Institute, as she reveals the key color trends for 2016 and enjoy an inside glimpse into the selection of Pantone’s 2016 Colors of the Year. Plus, see these trends realized firsthand while in the Pantone® Design Exhibition––featuring curated vignettes from top designers all showcasing the latest colors from the PANTONEVIEW® home + interiors 2016 color forecast.


Behind the Design: Business Insights from Today’s Brightest Talents
Building 1, Floor 15, Designer Workspace

January 15 at 2:00 PM

Moderated by Arlyn Hernandez, Executive Editor of Luxe Interiors + Design | Featuring Barclay Butera, Young Huh, Krista Nye Schwartz and Tami Ramsay | Fresh faces are changing the game in the design field. They pull together amazing interiors that manage to check all of our dream-design boxes. These designers are defining themselves by their malleable approach to decorating that adapts personal instincts to individual projects. This same philosophy holds true in how they run their businesses. Behind the bright spotlight are the behind-the-scenes challenges of growing their own firm, handling today’s savvy clients, and navigating the demanding media and publishing landscape. Join an insightful conversation that will inspire designers with new ways to think about their business behind the design


Pantone Colors of the Year Party
B1, Floor 14, Vignette Gallery, 14-D-9

January 15  7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Join us in the Pantone® Vignette Gallery as we celebrate the launch of Pantone® Colors of the Year and toast our participating vignette designers. Presented by AmericasMart Atlanta, REstyleSOURCE, VERANDA and Rue Magazine. Sponsored by Pantone Color Institute, CODARUS, Currey & Co, Up Country, Castelle and Vietri.


Stacey Bewkes, Robert Couturier, Susanna Salk

At Home with Susanna Salk & Stacey Bewkes of Quintessence
Building 1, Floor 15, Designer Workspace

January 16 at 11:00 AM

Stacey Bewkes is the voice behind Quintessence design blog, a trusted source for original lifestyle content ranging from interiors, fashion, art, architecture and more. Susanna Salk is a popular design author and stylist, and host of the At Home With video series. This dynamic design duo has been guests at some of the most extraordinary homes of design icons, rising A-listers and international tastemakers as part of their popular program, At Home With. They’ll share how their video series took off, and take us with them on an adventure through the gorgeous places and spaces they’ve visited around the world—from Lake Como to Brooklyn to Los Angeles to Paris. Journey through the lifestyles of the world’s most celebrated designers, their process, and their most cherished pieces at home. You will leave inspired and have notes on how these magnificent design moments can be translated into your business.



Meet Eddie Ross and Jaithan Kochar, Authors of Modern Mix
Building 1, Floor 15, Designer Workspace

January 16 at 1:30 PM

Meet the authors of Modern Mix, Eddie Ross and Jaithan Kochar, and get your signed copy of the year’s most sought-after design book. In this richly illustrated style guide from an unabashed hoarder of all things beautiful, design editor and entertaining expert Eddie Ross reveals his insider secrets to creating exciting interiors, table settings and parties with chic and accessible finds that celebrate who you are and what you love.

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The Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) has created their most sensational design series yet with DISCOVER ADAC from September 28- October 1. Be sure to click here to register for all events.  They are filling up fast and you do not want to miss this incredible line up of engaging, entertaining and enlightening speakers!

On September 28th, in conjunction with DISCOVER ADAC, Dering Hall will be launching their online virtual showhouse Wired & Inspired. I am excited to be participating along with nine other designers from the southeast to create rooms inspired by our favorite cities.  SIx of these rooms will come to life at ADAC and be on view until early spring. See below for the full lineup and more information about ADAC: Behind the Windows and Dering Hall’s Wired & Inspired showhouse.

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The reviews for the 2014 Atlanta Holiday House have been outstanding…I was thrilled to mix a bit of pleasure with work on this Atlanta trip to see this spectacular showhouse! Please click here to read about the background of the house and the first floor tour featured in my last post. Today, I am going to provide a glimpse of the second floor along with some spaces I wanted to highlight like this gorgeous lady’s retreat by Barbara Heath of The Mercantile…


The room felt like a cashmere cocoon where the lady of the house could escape the madness of the holiday season. The pink, cream and gray palette was sophisticated and chic with luxurious finishes including mongolian fur, shagreen, and lucite. The pink touches found in the art, lamps, glass accessories and fabrics provided a feminine touch.


A landing by Liz Williams Interiors showcases this majestic painting by Atlanta artist Carrie Penley. The dark background of the painting connects the eye to the unique railing with its dark finish.

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A hallway by Michel Boyd lined with stunning marbleized paper is a perfect prelude for the magic that lies ahead. The designer’s suite of rooms included a bedroom, bathroom, sitting area, gallery and hallway. Each space had a distinctive feel, yet they all blended beautifully under his artistic touch.


The bedroom is a study is the nuances of neutrals and the mix of patterns and materials is soothing and modern. The brass touches seen in the vintage desk, wall sculpture, and accent tables add a bit of glitz to the space.



The graphic wallpaper and dark ceiling in the sitting room provided a great backdrop for modern art and black and white photography. Books line the fireplace.


The cobalt blue high gloss walls of Margaret Kirtkland’s charming bedroom were one of the few doses of color in this year’s showhouse.  Traditionally appointed in floral fabrics and embroidered Leontine Linens, it was a lovely reminder to never underestimate the power of pretty.


Brian Patrick Flynn did not just one, but THREE spaces this year. Not surprisingly, his charisma shined through in all of his spaces.  My favorite was his eclectically curated gallery hall filled with images of supermodels, super heroes and a delightful assortment of random works that work together beautifully. This is just a detail seen here, but so much better in person, so get the showhouse if you can!


A charming powder room by Brian Patrick Flynn upholstered in Tilton Fenwick’s iconic peacock from Duralee.


Brian’s laundry room features an overscaled light fixture, graphic wallpaper and tailored window treatment.

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via Cloth & Kind

And now for the grand finale….I was so excited to see our friends Tami Ramsay and Krista Nye Schwartz of Cloth & Kind participate in their first holiday house. These design darlings never disappoint and they worked their magic once again!  An irregularly shaped bonus room with eaves galore became a modern day “speak-easy.”


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Known for their curated interiors with story and substance, Tami and Krista vetted every fabric, accessory, artwork, and surface for this space. The result was a take your breath away moment when guests entered the last space in the house. Upholstered walls by Zak & Fox, ceramics and art by Sally King Benedict, custom banquettes to fill the eaves, and a showstopping chandelier resembling illuminated quills hovered in the dramatic space.

Do not miss out on this beloved Atlanta tradition!


Wednesdays – Saturdays, 11am-5pm
Sundays – 1pm-5pm


November 19 – December 7
Wednesdays through Sundays.
Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Thanksgiving Day.


2865 Habersham Road NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30305


Please park at ADAC (Atlanta Decorative Arts Center)
351 Peachtree Hills Avenue NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30305
Parking has been generously donated by ADAC and complimentary Santa’s Shuttles will run continuously from the main entrance of ADAC during showhouse hours. On many days, Santa’s Shuttles will be staffed with volunteer elves, who will be on hand to give guests an overview of the house and ensure that check-in is as smooth as possible.
Tickets are $25 and may be purchased online or at the door


Liz Williams Interiors; McAlpine Booth & Ferrier; Amy Morris Interiors; Parker Kennedy Living; Mark Williams Design Associates; Flynnsideout; Beth Webb Interiors; Bill Ingram and Danielle Rollins; SmithBoyd Interiors; B.D. Jeffries; Carter Kay Interiors; Margaret Kirkland Interiors; Barbara Heath; Cloth & Kind; Boxwoods Garden & Gifts


Please contact the studio if you are interested in any of our design services.

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The 2014 Atlanta Holiday House opened this week with great fanfare. Sponsored by Atlanta Home and Lifestyles, the Moonlight & Mistletoe preview party had admirers swooning over the glorious spaces created by the area’s top interior designers. I always love going back to my hometown to not only see what Atlanta’s finest are creating, but also see design colleagues that gather to support one another.  Participating in a show house is a tremendous investment for the designers of their time, talent and resources.  It allows them to fully realize their creative vision and be their own “dream” client. In many cases for this showhouse, each room felt like an organic extension of the personality who designed it.

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downloadLocated on Habersham Road,the showhouse is inspired by the 1890s-1920s English Arts and Crafts style of Sir Edwin Lutyens.  Harrison Design Associates designed the 7,000 square foot house and it was built by Sheehan Built Homes. The residence conveys a strong connection to its heavily canopied landscape—fitting for the Home for the Holidays beneficiary, the Southeastern Horticultural Society.


Elegant, sophisticated and striking…Beth Webb’s dining room seemed to be an extension of this lovely designer. It is a symphony of black and white set under a stunning ceiling resembling the tracery in stained glass. The dark walls provide a perfect backdrop for graphic art and plaster works from the recently debuted Arete Collection. The dapper Bradley Clifford is seen below next to their sculptural console table with the interior lined in shattered gold leaf.


The table setting echoes the contrasting palette.


The kitchen is just as glamorous as the rest of the house. Designed by Mark Williams and Niki Papadoplos, the kitchen posessed an understated luxe in its materials and finishes…from the nickel strapping on the hood to the etched globes hanging above the island. The cabinetry is by Bell Kitchen & Bath Studios.


Warm, glamorous and original defined Susan Ferrier’s space. Every single detail from the cocktail tablescape (seen below) to the mink muff the designer carried that evening was perfectly selected and executed. The custom designed furniture including an a white hide upholstered table and the curvy silhouettes on the upholstery were beyond brilliant.


The gentleman’s study designed by Danielle Rollins and Bill Ingram is inviting, chic and festive…perfectly a propos for this dashing design duo. There are many spaces in the home where I could have lingered all night and this was certainly one of them! Again, dark walls provided a glamorous backdrop for colorful abstract art, rich Ralph Lauren tartans, tiger silk velvet, and gilded and polished wood accents.


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I was delighted to see the artwork of talented artist Matthew Moore featured in the space.  Known for his incredible flowers and botanicals, this abstract painting by him showed another side of his range as an artist.


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Whimsical, creative and fun-loving come to mind when describing the covered outdoor terrace by Parker Kennedy Living. Their study of blue and white accented with pops of color made a space typically used during the spring and summer like the perfect place for holiday entertaining.




Check back tomorrow for a preview of the second floor which is just as an amazing as the first. If you are in the Atlanta area, the showhouse is a must-see…Pictures do not do it justice and this is just a small selection of all of the incredible details!


Wednesdays – Saturdays, 11am-5pm
Sundays – 1pm-5pm


November 19 – December 7
Wednesdays through Sundays.
Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Thanksgiving Day.


2865 Habersham Road NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30305


Please park at ADAC (Atlanta Decorative Arts Center)
351 Peachtree Hills Avenue NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30305
Parking has been generously donated by ADAC and complimentary Santa’s Shuttles will run continuously from the main entrance of ADAC during showhouse hours. On many days, Santa’s Shuttles will be staffed with volunteer elves, who will be on hand to give guests an overview of the house and ensure that check-in is as smooth as possible.
Tickets are $25 and may be purchased online or at the door


Liz Williams Interiors; McAlpine Booth & Ferrier; Amy Morris Interiors; Parker Kennedy Living; Mark Williams Design Associates; Flynnsideout; Beth Webb Interiors; Bill Ingram and Danielle Rollins; SmithBoyd Interiors; B.D. Jeffries; Carter Kay Interiors; Margaret Kirkland Interiors; Barbara Heath; Cloth & Kind; Boxwoods Garden & Gifts

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Please contact the studio if you are interested in any of our design services.

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Steve and Jill McKenzie are best known for celebrating the modern Southern lifestyle. Hailed as “must-see” Atlanta destination by House Beautiful, their showroom is located in an old Army railroad freight depot in the Westside Design District. I had the delightful pleasure of meeting Jill at the Southern C Summit in Nashville last fall and Steve on a design shopping spree in Atlanta.  I was fortunate to get a tour by Steve himself hearing about his career path, artistic inspiration and even how he makes his walnut ink for his incredible abstract paintings. 
Steve had served as Chief Designer for Larson-Juhl for the last 20 years and as the CEO for the past decade. Jill’s background in design and retail stems from growing up in a family that owned a Scandinavian modern furniture store. Their showroom features an assortment of Southern artisans that are doing a fresh interpretation of regional styles such as R. Wood Studio Pottery from Athens, GA, Blenko Glass from West Virginia and North Carolina furniture makers Old Wood Company and Second Story Wood Company. In addition to these talents, the McKenzies also sell an upholstery line based on their favorite mid century modern designs and fabrics based on Steve’s paintings. Many of his original works are displayed in the showroom. Enjoy getting to know these two creative minds in their interview below!

When did you know you wanted to pursue design as a career and how did you get started?

Throughout my entire career, I have been directly involved in product design – from paint color palettes and holiday products to custom frames, when, two years ago, the entire design world opened itself up when we launched our fabric line and showroom.  Interior design was a natural progression as clients inquired about my design services for their homes. In college, I worked in Sherwin Williams’ research labs on color palettes for the Caribbean market.  Instantly, I was hooked on the power of color and its impact on design.

What is your creative process?

My creative process for design is similar to the creative process for my art…  I don’t start with a preconceived notion; I pursue an exploration of one brush stroke to another.  Intuitively, the laws of balance, art, line, color are there, but I don’t focus on those.  Same goes for my Interior design process, an image or color in nature can become just the spark I need for a space’s color palette.

What is your latest creative breakthrough?

My most recent creative breakthrough would be the chandelier I just designed for a client’s home.  The chandelier combines the talents of several artists, and in my mind, it will reflect the look and feel of one of my paintings.

What has been the most pivotal moment in your career?

Starting this new business with Jill in Jan. 2012 and realizing all the potential for creative outlets to merge my artistic side with my design side.

Tell us about your current work.

The art series I’m currently working on is an exploration of the combination of color and pattern.  It’s much bolder than prior work. To me it evokes a feeling of freedom and flight.

Can you give us a glimpse of what to expect from the McKenzies in the future?

A sneak peek of something we’re working on that’s been under wraps until now is an outdoor fabric collection in our classic patterns!

What do you want to be remembered for?

JILL: Our family and the way we do business (we’re here to make the designer/client happy and look good while providing extraordinary service).
STEVE-Creating spaces and products that allow friends and family to create beautiful memories together.

Do you have any advice for budding designers?

Find a fabulous mentor who is willing to invest in you; network to meet great designers & resources; and most importantly – LISTEN.  Listen to your clients, the way they live and want to live.  Listen to your mentor and your peers. We learn so much more when we listen.

Whose work do you admire?

From an artist perspective, Anselm Kiefer and Antoni Tapies for their bold, fearless creations. From a design point of view, Axel Vervoordt, for his keen understanding of the role of art in the home.

Who would be your dream client and why?

POTUS – As a kid, my family and I saw an exhibit of Presidential china.  Ever since, I’ve always wanted to design the White House china, and maybe even, the entire White House.

What is your dream vacation?

STEVE & JILL:  An isolated beach with my family all together – relaxing, enjoying good food and playing games.

What is your secret vice?

STEVE – Sneaking a spoonful of canned vanilla whipped icing. Yum!

What is your idea of bliss?

STEVE – For me, bliss is an afternoon of no demands on my time and being outdoors.  JILL – An uninterrupted nap on the screened porch or playing a great game of tennis.

If you had a theme song, what would it be?

STEVE- Let It Whip by The Dazz Band; I love what I’m doing at this stage in life, and as a college student of the 80’s, this song embodies a great beat and keeps me going.  JILL – Don’t Cha Wish Your Girlfriend Was Hot Like Me?


What do you collect?

Oh boy – so many items have stolen my heart and shelf space! Among my favorite collections are vintage ceramic turkeys, reamers, floral frogs, and religious artifacts. Jill says Steve has a problem 🙂

What is your favorite color?

STEVE– Paprika; like a good chili, most interiors benefit from a dash of paprika
JILL – Periwinkle, my favorite crayon.What s your favorite design trick?

What is your favorite design trick?

Orchids go a long way in any space.

What are your favorite local haunts?

Atlanta favorites include Anne Flaire Antiques, Scott’s Market, the print floor of the High Museum of Art, and The Lawrence restaurant.