Monday, February 28, 2011

House of the Week

Around a curve on a beautiful street in Druid Hills....

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Friday, February 25, 2011

"Happy Chic" Jonathan Adler Store coming to Atlanta March 25!

above, the Jonathan Adler LA Store

“Happy Chic” Vibe Comes to Atlanta
Jonathan Adler Set to Open New Boutique in Westside Urban Market

Just in time for spring, Jonathan Adler is thrilled to announce he will open his 14th free standing boutique in Westside Urban Market. Other store locations include New York City, Boston, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Situated in a reclaimed building next to Taqueria del Sol, the store will carry Jonathan Adler’s “Happy Chic” designs in order to bring style, joy, and a general feeling of grooviness to the homes of Atlanta.

The 3,000 square-foot store full of Happy Chic marks the retailer’s first foray into Atlanta. Happy Chic lovers are now able to shop new collections, including bedding and juniors, as well as register for their wedding.

Adler's NYC Store

Jonathan Adler Store
1198 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta Ga 30318

Store opens Friday, March 25, 2011

Jonathan Adler is a design company specializing in decorative home accessories, groovy gifts and all things cheeky. We are dedicated to bring style, craft, joy, and a general feeling of grooviness to homes. The Happy Chic aesthetic of Jonathan Adler is punctuated throughout its handcrafted designer pottery, modern furniture, contemporary lighting, and decorative textiles. As a purveyor of happy chic home decor, Jonathan Adler maintains a commitment to impeccable craftsmanship and panache to keep homes happy. For more information about Jonathan Adler or to purchase items online, visit

Below -Interior Design by Jonathan Adler:

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Woodlands at Barnsley Gardens Part II

Yesterday Woodlands was the House of the Week. Today we are stepping inside this Italianate Villa.

Covered entrance next to the veranda, on top of this was the office and tower

Drawing Room, here and below - on top of which would have been the master bedroom

Library, on top of which would have been a guest bedroom

Dining Room, on top of this room was the upper drawing room

From the DR, looking through the entrance hall to the drawing room

Side Foyer, a guest bedroom would have been above

The Pantry, bedroom on top

Photos from the museum housed in the old kitchen

Monday, February 21, 2011

House of the Week - Woodlands at Barnsley Gardens

Woodlands at Barnsley Gardens

This week we are featuring a different sort of house - the house is in ruins! Yet, it is still beautiful. In fact, I would say that its bones, the brick architecture of the house, are more beautiful than the house was when it was whole. Located an hour from Atlanta in Adairsville, Georgia, the house has quite an interesting story to tell. Take a look at the house before it sank into disrepair..

An Italianate structure built by Godfrey Barnsley in the 1850's for his wife Julia and their children, the house's roof was torn off by a tornado in 1906 and it has not been occupied since. The story is below:

Looking from the parterre gardens toward the house. The house and gardens were inspired by the work of Andrew Jackson Downing, a landscape designer and proponent of Italianate and Gothic revival architecture.

The family lived in the kitchen structure to the right above, after the roof was ripped off of the main house by a tornado in 1906.

Click here to read more about the history of the Barnsley Estate.

Tomorrow we'll have photos of the interior - so stay tuned!

all photos by whitehaven

Friday, February 18, 2011

Atlanta Spring Events and House Tours 2011

above, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's Decorators' Show House

You won't want to miss these terrific events in Atlanta, mark your calendars now!

Phoenix Flies: A Citywide Celebration of Living Landmarks - March 5-20 2011

Buckhead In Bloom - Lecture April 15, Walking Tour April 17 2011

Decorators' Show House & Gardens - April 16-May 8, 2011

Druid Hills Home and Garden Tour and Artists' Market - April 29-May 1 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

House of the Week - Valentine's House!

For Valentine's Day ....

The Kent-Valentine House in Richmond, home of the Garden Club of Virginia.

photography by Roger Foley

Happy Valentine's Day!