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Jul 24

The Story of an Antique: Laurent Console

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Producing the Lauren Console

At least once a year we visit Paris for an antique excursion in the famous marchés aux puces, or flea markets. We stroll the vast acres of stalls located on the edge of the city, rummaging through piles of junk and antiques alike — and finding delight in all it. There’s no telling what might catch our eye: the crackled texture of a finish worn with time, the marvelous detail of a framed mirror or the great bones of a classical antique. Without fail, we return home bearing treasures from our trip to fuel our creative fires.

Jul 8

Pet Proof Your Space with an Outdoor Rug

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Outdoor rugs are great for pets!

Pet owners rejoice! If your beloved best friend has a habit of soiling rugs, we’re here to the rescue! This was the dilemma for one of our Assistant Buyers for Dining & Kitchen, Maryanna.

Jun 24

Q&A with Designer Tish Mills: Decorators’ Show House & Gardens

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Tish Mills' room in the Atlanta Symphony Showhouse

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In May, we were proud to be a sponsor of the 44th annual Decorators’ Show House & Gardens, an Atlanta springtime tradition. Palazzo Rosa, a stunning Italian Baroque-styled home built in the 1920s, played host this year, where top designers from the Southeast were invited to express their creative vision in a dedicated space. We proudly sponsored two of those rooms, and we’re showing off the beautiful results!

Jun 19

Decorating Outdoor Rooms

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There’s been a lot of talk around the office about “outdoor living” and what exactly that means. The consensus is that we are not making the most of our outdoor spaces. Think about it: if we’re spending a huge chunk of our time outdoors, shouldn’t we make the spaces we’re using just as inviting and comfortable as any of our indoor rooms?

Jun 10

Before & After: Ballard Designs Bridal Suite

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Ballard Designs Bridal Suite in Rhodes Hall

Historic mansion and celebrated Atlanta landmark, Rhodes Hall, also known as “the castle on Peachtree,” is one of the most unique venues in the city for weddings. So when The Georgia Trust asked us to help update the bridal suite, we jumped at the chance.

May 7

Update Your Bar Cart for Outdoor Entertaining

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Outdoor bar cart

When the weather warms, it’s time to roll the party outdoors. Whether you’re hosting a small get-together with friends or throwing a huge backyard bash, the caster-rolling bar cart is an entertaining essential for serving up food and drinks in a breeze. It’s perfectly scaled for small sunrooms, patios and porches, but it’s also great for parking near poolside for a quick refreshment after laps.

Apr 17

7 Ways to Decorate Outdoor Spaces with Stripes

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Outdoor terrace with cabana striped patio cushions

After the big chill of winter, your outdoor living areas probably could use a little TLC. What if we told you there was a simple way to give your outdoor decor an instant makeover? The answer lies in one word: stripes.