Last month we took a trip to Atlanta for our Spring Design Trust Symposium. We always love going to Atlanta for the great shopping, amazing restaurants, and the engaging neighborhoods. We were delighted that a few of our favorite shops and showrooms hosted events for our group. When you visit Atlanta, you will want to make sure the following places are on your “must visit” list!
We spotted these wonderful over-sized light fixtures and vintage dominos on stands at Dixon Rye, a great shop in the Westside Provisions District.
The Galleries of Peachtree Hills, located next to ADAC, is one of our favorite places for antiques. The stores that we stopped by this trip were A. Tyner Antiques, English Accent Antiques, Parc Monceau and Jacqueline Adams Antiques. They all have a remarkable selection of the most unique items!
Foxglove Antiques in Miami Circle generously hosted cocktails for our group at their beautiful shop. The owner, Sheila Benson could write a book on “Southern Hospitality”. Foxglove is always one of our first and favorite stops for antiques when we are in Atlanta.
|Lunch and a tour of Swan House at the Atlanta History Center was another highlight of this visit. The architect, Phillip Trammell Shutze, adapted Italian and English classical styles to accommodate 20th-century living for the owners, the Inman family. A surprising treat was the exhibit of decorative art collected by Shutze. Following his death in 1982, Swan House became home to his collection of English and Continental pottery and porcelain, Chinese porcelain and American English furniture. The history of the house and its beauty are a must-see while you are in Atlanta.
Traveling can be both exhausting and exhilarating. There is unlimited inspiration and information waiting to be discovered each place we go. Beautiful antique shops, museums, and cities full of history influence different aspects of our designs. Atlanta’s southern flare and sources for design will always be a place we come back to.
“Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching. Because whatever you see can inspire you.” – Grace Coddington