Welcome to the neighborhood, Lazzoni. This new high-end furniture store recently took over the Buckhead space previously occupied by Huff Furniture. Its Peachtree Road digs mark the family-owned company’s fifth showroom in the U.S. and are part of an overall plan to expand to 25 showrooms nationwide in the next five years. The century-old company, which launched in Turkey, has evolved from making tree houses to window treatments and kitchen projects. Today, Lazzoni’s highend modern furniture serves a range of clients, from luxe hotels and offices to homeowners living in condos or mansions. The company even boasts its own hotel in Istanbul that is furnished with its products. lazzoni.com/us/
The link between technology and the design business is growing. To tackle this topic and address how to add the “human element” back into the design process, the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) is hosting a Digital Day on March 11. From 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., panels and seminars will discuss issues such as “Our New Consumer: Understanding the Millennial Designer and Their Digital-First Client” and “A New Decade of Social Media Trends.” For more information or to register to attend the free event, visit adacatlanta.com/events/digitalday-at-adac-2.
It seems ATL homeowners invest a pretty penny in home decor. In a recent home furnishing report released by Improvenet, Atlanta ranked No. 16 in the top 20 cities where people spend the most on household furnishings. The average spent was $5,660 between 2016 and 2018. Minneapolis-St. Paul was the No. 1 spending city with an average spend of $9,322.
Giannina S. Bedford is multi-faceted writer and editor. Her work covers design, travel, food and business. She’s penned Simply Buckhead’s home feature since inception and held a variety of editorial roles at the magazine. Her freelance work has appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, USA Today, Virtuoso Life, Hemispheres and TravelandLeisure.com. She also contributes regularly Atlanta Business Chronicle. Fluent in Spanish, Giannina was born in Miami and grew up in Brazil, Chile, Hawaii and Australia. She currently lives in Dunwoody with her two kids and husband.