William Ferris, 74, the indefatigable chronicler of Southern culture, has organized departments in three different universities devoted to studying the region, has exhaustively amassed information about the South as co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, and has published 10 books on the topic, but he still hasn’t run out of material.
Architects Doug Glasgow and Yun Lee remain a bit surprised by some benefits of the energy-efficient choices in their home, which was the first renovation in Georgia to receive LEED for Homes Platinum certification from the U.
by Jill Vejnoska, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
You can look at the upcoming Labor Day weekend in one of two ways: As an annoying reminder that much of the rest of the country is just starting to put a period on its leisurely summer while Georgia has been back to the 9-to-5 grind for a month now.
There’s a sauna in Vickie Kirbo’s closet. Los Angeles celebrity stylist, designer and friend Mark-Alan Harmon included the small sweat box, which is supposed to help people "detox" and improve their complexion, among other benefits, in the plans for her Vinings closet transformation.
For years, builders and developers have offered a range of amenities that offer buyers more than just a home; they’re also apt to find a swimming pool, clubhouse, tennis courts, fitness center and other features that enhance the neighborhood.
In a city full of excellent stage theaters, you are bound to have top-notch theater experiences. In this week's Best of Atlanta poll, you let us know where you most enjoy seeing a live stage performance.
Finny Moore gazes through her master bedroom skylights each night and appreciates being alive. She and her husband, Ron, added the skylights, among other renovations, to make the house comfortable during her cancer treatment when they bought the home in 2009.
When fans of her interiors bombarded Eddie Brumbaugh with emails about where to find “that sophisticated sectional or lamp,” the Atlanta designer decided it was time to open Jackson Charles Home in West Midtown.
After living in land-locked Kansas, Amanda Gorecki gravitated toward water in Georgia. Gorecki, her husband, John, and children moved to the Atlanta area in 2009, and as home prices reached a bottom, they found a new Lake Lanier home with a slashed price on a steep yet deepwater lot.
Which farmers market deserves to be named the Best in Atlanta? From vegetables and fruit to locally sourced meats and treats, farmers markets around Atlanta have as much selection as your local grocery store.
As any architect, builder or homeowner will say, the kitchen is the heart of the house. It’s where families and friends congregate not just for meals but often to socialize, do homework, pay bills and relax.
Some people multitask. Alaya Sheardon has a multipurpose mindset for decorating her home. She converted a piano bench from a thrift store into an end table, by painting it with a black semi-gloss spray and adding upholstery nails around the border for an extra touch.
We've come up with a list of the best places around Atlanta to get cozy with a good novel. Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party: This Candler Park coffee shop is a whimsical, homey getaway that is open Tuesday through Sunday.
The Regulator Bookshop is a modest street-front store just a few blocks from Duke University, the kind of place where until recently the most controversial reading involved the basketball coaches from the Blue Devils’ main rival.
Clinton Rice felt a kinship with the previous owners of his Buckhead townhome. They decorated the residence with furniture and antiques, including items from one of his go-to spots, Scott Antique Market, held the second weekend of every month in Atlanta.
A new attraction planned for LaGrange will give visitors something to howl about. Great Wolf Lodge, located at exit 13 off I-85, about 68 miles southwest of Atlanta, will include a 93,000-square-foot water park.
Roy Otwell and Doug Henderson met in Atlanta in 2000 and became fast friends. The design-minded duo later decided to change careers and start Switch Modern, Atlanta’s go-to source for contemporary home furnishings, lighting and table-top accessories.
The most commonplace of materials, paper, turns out to be a surprisingly malleable, creative and expressive medium as seen in the artworks on view in “Pure Pulp: Contemporary Artists Working in Paper at Dieu Donné” at the Robert C.
Bonus rooms don’t have to be the drop zone for old furniture. They can be functional and fashionable spaces, even despite the challenges of trying to do too many things in the room or odd angles and dimensions.
As an Atlantan, you likely have your list of must-do's for out-of-town friends and family. Over 15,000 voices have chimed in for this week's Best of Atlanta poll, and our favorite landmark has been declared.
Geometric design is front and center in Judy Mozen’s and Randy Urquhart’s Roswell home. The stairway is wrapped around an octagon that serves as the heart of the multilevel home, topped with a glass skylight.
Name: Bharti Desai The home: A four-bedroom, two-bath home built in 1989 Where: Marietta Why she sold Bharti Desai, a CPA, put her rental property in Marietta up for sale because because the market had turned in favor of sellers, she said.
Environmental sustainability continues to remain popular in residential landscaping, as the American Society of Landscape Architects named harvesting rainwater and graywater as the top consumer trend for 2016.
At one time, the term “starter home” meant a modest house for a first-time buyer — a house with two or three bedrooms, maybe a garage, in an affordable area where a mortgage was cheaper than a rent payment.
Former Braves pitcher Tom Glavine gets to meet his “No. 1” fan in Decatur in June.Charles Robinson will be front and center when the Hall of Famer signs copies of his book “Inside Pitch: Playing and Broadcasting the Game I Love” at 7 p.
After decades of shoveling snow, a move south was on the horizon for a couple from Virginia. Jim and Sandy Schnarrs made numerous trips to states throughout the Sun Belt before they found a new home in the Atlanta suburb of Cumming.