THE PERFECT ONE-MATCH FIRE

Nothing gets us through the dark, cold winter like a warm, crackling fire.

BY: Giannina S. Bedford

The key is starting one without a fuss and keeping it going long enough to relax and enjoy it. Leroy Hite and his company, Cutting Edge Firewood, which he founded in 2013, supplies and delivers high-quality firewood that ensures an idyllic fireside experience— minus the smoky, smelly mess. Each piece of […]

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT – January / February 2020

BY: Giannina S. Bedford

The holidays might be behind us, but the gift of a candle is never out of season.

Wax Candle Bar makes the process of picking out a candle a personal one, allowing you to select the container, fragrance and wax (coconut, soy or beeswax). Once your candle is done, reuse the eye-catching container as a vase or send it back and have it refilled. […]

A BLUEPRINT FOR PLAY

As the father of a 5-year-old, Drew Panayiotou knows firsthand the power of play in a child’s development.

BY: Giannina S. Bedford

So does the American Academy of Pediatrics, which in 2018 recommended that kids enjoy more unstructured playtime. This inspired Panayiotou’s vision for Kefi, a technology and design-driven hangout for families that recently opened in Buckhead. “Kefi was intentionally designed to make it easy for parents to […]

ADD OLD-SCHOOL BRAVADO TO YOUR BAR

Entertain much? Then you need to know about HipStir Vintage Barware & Glassware, a newly formed company that sells refurbished antique barware and curates vintage-style bar carts and bars for clients.

BY: Giannina S. Bedford

Wendy Shannon puts together customized bars and bar carts for her drink-happy clients.

Here, company founder and former Southern Living magazine staffer Wendy […]

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT – NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2019

BY: Giannina S. Bedford

Lamps infuse an understated design statement that cannot be overlooked. As the weather cools, a lamp refresh for those evenings spent indoors might be just what you need. This antique brass arched lamp with a white marble foundation features a rectangular shade in ivory linen, making it a simple yet elegant choice.

Available for $870 at Pieces in Buckhead. piecesinc.com

DESIGN & REAL ESTATE NEWS – NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2019

BY: Giannina S. Bedford

Baker Interiors Group recently reopened its Atlanta showroom after a massive renovation. The newly unveiled space at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) clocks in at 10,868 square feet, more than enough real estate to showcase a selection of furniture, textiles and design solutions from legacy brands Baker and McGuire, as well as designers such as Thomas Pheasant, Laura Kirar, Jonathan Browning and […]

KID STUFF

5 KEY ELEMENTS FOR A FUN YET PRACTICAL PLAYROOM

BY: Giannina S. Bedford

1. Pint-sized seating: Whether it’s a small table and chairs or a comfy bean bag chair by Atlanta-based Jaxx (above), have a place for little ones to lounge or curl up with their favorite picture book.

2. Activity nooks: Create “centers” for endeavors such as arts and crafts, dress-up, […]

CHARTING HER OWN PATH

Meet up-and-coming designer Susie Prince

BY: Giannina S. Bedford

Susie Prince’s colorful background runs the gamut from working in visual merchandising and packaging design for Home Depot corporate to serving as the graphics lead and stylist in season four of HGTV’s Emmy-winning series Elbow Room. In 2015, she and then-boyfriend now husband, Victor Prince, participated on Fox’s show Home Free, competing in design and build challenges for the […]