Winter is the perfect time to get nice and cozy at home and perhaps refresh a few of the items you’ve been meaning to for the last couple of months.
As you begin nesting season, there is a lot to think about, such as what style and types of items you want to update throughout your spaces. One thing to consider is shopping local for furniture, textiles and accessories, especially since our city has such a vibrant community of makers and artisans ready to help you update your space. Check out these Atlanta-based design companies for options that will make your space shine.
Skylar Morgan Spirit Steward Bar Cabinet (price upon request)
Every entertaining homeowner needs a bar cabinet, and one as stylish as this one by Upper Westside-based Skylar Morgan Furniture is certainly a conversation starter. Made from rare rosewood veneer, it has brushed brass and matte black accents that add a modern touch. Upon opening it up, users will be delighted by the functional LED lighting and cool smoked mirror, both of which will highlight any collection of liquors and drinkware in style.
Skylar Morgan Furniture
Atlantan Jess Davis of design firm Atelier Davis also owns Nest Studio, a collection of whimsical and interesting drawer pulls that will instantly bring charm to any case good. Available in polished brass or verdigris (an antiqued-looking turquoise) at Matthew Quinn Collection in Buckhead, this tortoise pull adds a geometric and natural element. Love the style but not the finishes? Custom finishes are available upon request to easily fit into any scheme.
Available at Matthew Quinn Collection
Be carried away to another place and time with this pink onyx marble candle from Gilded Body, now available at HERMARKET at Buckhead Village District. Choose from five scents such as Eavestone (cedarwood, patchouli and tonka), Lavender (French lavender, camphor and eucalyptus) or Orange Blossom (petitgrain, orange blossom, neroli). The candle vessels are refillable, so you can swap scents without discarding of the pretty exterior. A subscription for monthly deliveries of wax refills of favorite fragrances is available.
Jewelry and home designer Kimberly McDonald has a shiny new jewel box boutique at Buckhead Village District. This Italian-made throw with a print reminiscent of agate rock formations is from her Signature KMD Home Collection. Made from 100% cashmere, the luxurious blanket speaks to McDonald’s love of nature. If you adore this pattern, check out her rug and wallpaper line in similar agate and other natural prints.
Designer Steve McKenzie is known for his painterly prints that translate well into his fabric collection. Printed-to-order on Belgian linen, the fabric is a clever way to incorporate artwork into your room without hanging it on the walls. If you make an appointment to visit the atelier in Upper Westside, speak with the designer and artist himself for an intimate, personalized experience.
Simply Buckhead is an upscale lifestyle magazine focused on the best and brightest individuals, businesses and events in Buckhead, Brookhaven, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody and Chamblee. With a commitment to journalistic excellence, the magazine serves as the authority on who to know, what to do and where to go in the community, and its surroundings.