MOUNTAIN ESCAPE

Stephen and Gale Barnett took great care to build a second home that blended with its environment

The Barnetts incorporated native materials into the home’s construction to match its surroundings.

When longtime Buckhead residents Stephen and Gale Barnett started searching for a second home, they knew exactly what they didn’t want in the community where they would live. They wanted to avoid a traditional golf, […]

A FLOOD OF OPPORTUNITY

Susan and David Nethero turned disaster into dazzle at their Brookhaven home

Sometimes, a curse can become a blessing. At least that’s the case in the home of Susan and David Nethero, which had to be completely gutted after two pipes burst in their master bedroom during a 2014 winter freeze. The couple was vacationing in Aruba when the incident occurred, and the leak went undetected for […]

MILLER TIME

Suwanee transplants Dee and Dan Miller make a move to a custom Buckhead abode

Decorating a home is no easy feat, especially one with 6 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms. Dee Miller’s designer eye—honed while running a home-staging business, and now with Outrageous Interiors in Suwanee—was more than ready for the task when she and husband Dan embarked on the building of their three-story Buckhead home. In fact, […]

SPOT-ON STYLE

A retired couple’s Brookhaven residence delivers their personalized version of home

A home is a canvas used to showcase the personality, stage of life and interests of its dwellers. Sometimes, however, the finished product doesn’t exactly work.

Chuck and Diane Criscillis tackled their first major home renovation in 2016 and are thrilled with the results.

Since moving to […]

FURNISHING FOR LESS

BUCKHEAD’S SECOND-HAND SHOPS OFFER FIRST-CLASS HOME GOODS

“Mommy, I want to stay at Daddy’s house. Dad’s house is a lot nicer. And prettier.” Ouch. Did my 7-year-old just say that?

Flashback to 2015. It had been two months since my divorce, and when my daughter asked yet again to stay at her dad’s place instead of my empty, gloomy, 1950s-era apartment, it was obvious I needed to kick […]

THE NEXT CHAPTER

Empty nesters John and Nancy Mullins put the finishing touches on a charming Garden Hills bungalow

After nearly two decades in the suburbs, John and Nancy Mullins were ready for city life. John, a banker with SunTrust in Midtown, was also ready for a shorter commute. So, after their daughter graduated from high school and their son married in 2014, they put their spacious Alpharetta home on […]

TAILORED AND TECH-SAVVY

A custom home builder’s state of the art Buckhead residence…

The Loudermilks live in their sunroom. Surrounded on three sides by sharp-lined steel windows, it lets in ample light for work meetings, reading, cocktail hour or morning coffee. And when the sun becomes harsh midday, it’s automatically filtered by self-lowering shades.

Considering his 12 years as a luxury custom home builder, it’s easy to understand […]

RENAISSANCE FAMILY

This art-filled, kid-friendly abode weaves together the pretty and practical.

Renaissance woman Debra McDavid is a singer, actress, mother and wife, not to mention a talented interior designer.

Thomas and Debra McDavid’s love affair began with music. The couple of 25 years met on the campus of Yale University where Debra was studying opera and Tom classical […]

NEUTRAL TERRITORY

Painted white brick and shiplap are two classic building materials used in the Schoenith home. The family room is a grand example of Ashley’s favored neutral palette.

Painted white brick and shiplap are two classic building materials used in the Schoenith home. The family room is a grand example of Ashley’s favored neutral palette.

Ashley and Shane Schoenith’s Brookhaven home is a haven for […]

THE PERFECT FIT

The sunlit living room is bright and cheerful, thanks to the colorful artwork and fabrics Hazel picked out with designer Rachel Oliver at ADAC.

The sunlit living room is bright and cheerful, thanks to the colorful artwork and fabrics Hazel picked out with designer Rachel Oliver at ADAC.

A Virginia transplant and her roommate revitalize a Peachtree Hills abode…