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Restoration Hardware Revival

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Restoration Hardware reinvents itself once again with its largest showroom ever in Buckhead By Travis Neighbor Ward Published in The Atlantan Magazine Driving by Restoration Hardware’s new showroom on Peachtree Road, it’s easy to mistake it for a hotel. Six stories tall, charcoal gray and adorned with an endless series of balconies and 12-foot-tall French doors (there are 220 doors total), the …

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Kelly Wearstler Interview

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 B is for Bergdorf: Kelly Wearstler, the interior design world’s “it” girl, has opened shop.  Published in The Atlantan magazine.  No one epitomizes glam décor like Kelly Wearstler, the only interior designer able to mix brass elephants with bold geometric rugs and still have it look sexy. But while some Wearstler fans content themselves by poring over her books (Domicilium Decoratus and …

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Vintage Couture

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Worldy Goods – The Collector: Vintage Couture If the haute couture shows in Paris this month have you longing for that perfect Yves Saint Laurent or Versace creation, but you’d rather spend $100,000 on a new car than on a single dress, fear not. A surge in interest in vintage haute couture has made so much available that you can’t …

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Ultimate Guide to Armchairs

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Loving Arms: An appreciation of the humble armchair, the most versatile piece of living room furniture. By Travis Neighbor Ward Published in Departures Magazine Tub, club, wing, bergere, beanbag, fauteuil, lounge: Few genres of furniture have bent themselves so willingly to the designer’s hand as the armchair. The profusion of armchair categories is proof positive that necessity–the need for a …

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Smythson of Bond Street

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British Invasion: Smythson of Bond Street infiltrates Atlanta’s party scene By Travis Neighbor Ward Published in Atlanta Magazine’s HOME Leave it to the British to think of everything when it comes to etiquette and entertaining. Like this Entertaining Set from Smythson of Bond Street, England’s stationer to the stars. (The company has been known to custom match note cards to the …