FROM BRIGHT LIGHTS TO COUNTRY LIFE

While the hurry and hustle of the city were part of this Atlanta family’s daily life, it wasn’t the lifestyle they really wanted. The heart wants what it wants, and they were pining for the chance to move their family, which included teenagers at the time, to the countryside. As a business owner, the husband […]

A VISUAL ODYSSEY

Imagine a place of business where you are surrounded by scores of high-quality, contemporary works by regional, national and international artists who are continually evolving. For Mark Mason Karelson, he doesn’t have to imagine. As director, curator and owner of eponymous Mason Fine Art and Events in Atlanta’s Design District, Karelson is in his element. As an […]

TIMELESS CHARM

With its asymmetrical storybook appearance, Tudor architecture is one of the most beloved styles throughout history. Prevalent in England during the late 15th and early 16th centuries, the style is characterized by distinctive features that blend medieval and Renaissance elements, such as steeply pitched roofs and gabled ends with intricately carved bargeboards or facias. Windows […]

CUSTOM(ER) SERVICE

In today’s world, it’s all about speed. fast fashion, overnight shipping, instant gratification—trends that are in today and out tomorrow. At Berkeley Architectural Interior Woodworking, they get that. Their large facility is outfitted with the most up-to-date machinery and computer programs, but that will never outpace customer service and the skills honed by generations of cabinetmakers. […]

MODERN MASTER

Pietro Piccoli’s painting Boats on the Beach in Badesi, Sardinia is not your typical seascape. Here, small wooden boats with multicolored hulls bob on a blue, pink and white sea. A thick lavender line serves as the horizon, with a pale pink and blue sky above. Piccoli’s signature style of slightly abstract geometric forms and vivid colors is […]

EUROPEAN FINESSE WITH TIME-HONORED SKILLS

Fashions will change, but traditional materials and superior craftsmanship remain the hallmarks of Architectural Accents. For Charles Nevinson, founder and owner, artisanal attention to detail and quality go hand in glove with old-world designs to create timeless accoutrements for the home—all with European charm. “From the very beginning, I wanted to have a reputation for having the […]

ART THAT ENDURES

All art is meant to evoke emotion. paintings, sculptures and other creative works serve to beautify a space, pique one’s curiosity or kindle the imagination. But there is a difference between art that is pleasing versus art that endures. Avery Gallery specializes in the latter, offering a world-class selection of paintings and limited edition prints […]

ROOMS THAT SHINE

Top fashion stylists can attest that accessories make an outfit. The right necklace, scarf or other adornment can elevate an attractive ensemble to next-level chic. The same holds true for light fixtures in the home, says Jack Prestia, co-owner of The Big Chandelier, a warehouse-size space on Atlanta’s Westside filled with European lighting from the […]

LE CHATEAU BRINGS AN OLD WORLD AMBIENCE TO DOWNTOWN ATLANTA

Owned and operated by a single family, Le Chateau has been showcasing beautifully curated French antiques for the past 40 years. With an inventory sourced from auctions, historic hotels, chateaus, liquidation sales and antiques stores and markets, Le Chateau, which translates to The Palace, is the undisputed go-to for exquisite French pieces, authentic heirlooms and true […]

BRIGHT IDEAS

Lighting Loft embodies the maxim “design around the light source.” According to owner Shuly Zion, selecting the right light source for the task at hand is the most important decision he will help you make. “The rest is just décor. This leitmotif guides the design process for all our projects,” he says. For over 23 […]