SANDE BECK DESIGN
Upstairs Dressing Room/Bath
Balance Design curates interiors that show their client's personalities. Since 2002, the BD team is known for careful listening and collaboration to create the most original, yet timeless and authentic interiors. Utilizing environmentally sustainable materials, local artists and craftspeople, and unique furnishings, the Balance Design style is one of a kind. Joining Stephanie in piecing together the fabulous dining room is Shelby Adamson, one of Balance Design's Associates.
Sande Beck is the co-founder of Sande Beck Design, an ASID certified full-service interior design firm based in Atlanta. Her design team also includes Heather Holder and Heidi Pennington. Together, they create spaces that are pretty, welcoming, balanced, collected and reflective of the homeowner. Among Sande’s influences are her mother, Peggy Storey, with whom she co-founded Sande Beck Design, and the works of Victoria Hagan and Aerin Lauder. From them, Sande has developed her own signature look that blends the traditional and the pretty with the fresh and current, where modern art, rugs and accessories coexist seamlessly alongside classic antiques. The team also loves and recognizes the intersection of fashion and interior design, and frequently looks to the work of designer Oscar de la Renta for inspiration. They have completed projects in Georgia, Florida, Washington, DC and Alabama, and in 2016 were chosen for Gregg Irby Gallery Designer Vignettes in Atlanta.
SARA BROWN DESIGNS
When interviewed about her approach to interior design, Sara replied, "Form may follow function but when it comes to someone's home, they are the starting point for its' design." Sara took her company Sara Brown Designs nationwide just two years after graduating from Savannah College of Art and Design. Keeping the lifestyle of her clients in the forefront of every project, she takes an innovative approach by creating a home that is both beautiful and functional. The focus of her work allows each client the opportunity to discover their own personal style resulting in an environment that represents them and what they love. When asked, she will tell you, "this is what makes a house a home." Sara holds her BA in Interior Design.
Atlanta, GA & Highlands, NC
Carriage House Apartment
Vermilion Designs Interiors is a full-service interior design studio founded by Bill Cook and serving both residential and commercial clients. Bill launched the studio in 1979 after graduating magna cum laude from Emory University and interning with local designers. He is an IIDA member. Collaborative Partner Michael Faust contributes architectural design elements and solutions for the company. He holds a Masters in Architecture from The Savannah College of Art and Design, where he also minored in Interior Design. Together and individually, Bill and Michael have been featured in numerous national and international design and shelter publications, in several design books and on a number of HGTV programs. Their design focus is highly individualized, helping each client find their own style to create spaces that span the design spectrum from the traditional to the contemporary. They have worked on projects throughout the country but have special focus on Atlanta and the Highlands-Cashiers plateau. Vermilion Designs, their vintage and antique business, can be found on several internet platforms and at various retail locations.
Atlanta, GA & Highlands, NC
Carriage House Apartment
MARY PALMER DARGEN
DARGEN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS
Mary Palmer Dargan is an inspirational landscape architect with more than 30 years’ experience designing landscapes for private clients in exclusive spaces. Her work can be seen from the coast of California to the low country of the Carolinas, where her sharp eye for detail and a humorous, no-nonsense approach to getting things done is on full display. Ms. Dargan launched her professional career in 1982 after earning a Master of Landscape Architecture from Louisiana State University. She soon combined forces with Hugh Dargan and, for the past 3 decades, has contributed to hundreds of projects in over 20 states. Her work has appeared in hundreds of style magazines and in more than 40 books and she has made several appearances on HGTV and other TV outlets. Her numerous awards include those from The Garden Club of America and the American Society of Landscape Architects. She is approved by the Council of Landscape Architectural Review Board and holds licenses in eight states.
SUSAN CURRIE DESIGN
New Orleans, LA
Big pictures are made of little details, and that’s what Susan Currie is all about. She brings her unique, detail-oriented expertise to every design project, creating truly fabulous New Orleans interiors inspired by her travels, places she’s lived, artwork that speaks to her and the joys of gardening. Her professional career has taken her to various locales in the Southwest and Southeast, where she served as Director for the Georgia Chapter of the ASID. She currently resides in The Big Easy, where the people, architecture and food are almost equally inspirational to designing New Orleans’ high-end interiors. She is an Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and one of only 25 Certified Aging in Place Specialists (CAPS) in the greater New Orleans area. With her design firm, Susan Currie Design, Susan has established a signature style that creates interiors that are just as lovely to look at as they are to live within.
FRANCIE HARGROVE INTERIOR DESIGN
Francie Hargrove’s innate sense of style was evident from an early age, when she would crisscross the South with her grandparents in search of wonderful antiques. Her great appreciation for all things timeless and classic are a hallmark of her interior design work and signature line of home décor items. Francie graduated with an FA in Interior Design from Brenau Women’s College and apprenticed with Betty Fincher Interiors of Atlanta and Naples before launching her own design firm in Georgia. After 16 years, she relocated to Cashiers, NC, where she is developing her own line of pillows, lamps, decorative accessories and upholstery for her newest retail location.
HUFF HARRINGTON HOME
A love of original art and a passion for design brought self-proclaimed Francophiles Ann Huff and Meg Harrington together to co-found Huff Harrington Fine Art in 2006. The gallery was soon followed by Huff Harrington Home, a French-inspired collection of carefully curated antiques, furniture, accessories, jewelry, gifts and clothing - all uniquely flavored with a little je ne sais quoi. Raised in Europe, but now happily based in Atlanta with their families, both Huff and Harrington frequently collaborate on design projects with Huff Harrington’s Sam Jones and Martha Douglas Peyton. Ann and Meg also travel often to France for inspiration - and are always on the hunt for special, one-of-a-kind finds.
DWH Interiors opening offices in the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center is the latest milestone for founder Douglas Hilton’s 30 plus year career in the Atlanta Design Community. DWH Interiors is a boutique firm founded on personal service and attention to detail. Douglas brings his experience in showroom management, logistics, and Interior Design to all his projects, whether high-rise condo, primary residence, or international second home.
Douglas is known for his use of art and color. He loves to use large over scaled pieces in rooms to add a focal point and interest to a room. Creating gallery walls is also one of his signature looks intricately mixing varied sizes and styles of art together to form a display which creates conversation and visual pleasure. While art is definitely part of his style he works with each client to help them create their personal signature look— English Regency, Transitional, Contemporary, or Eclectic. In the end, it is the client’s vision for their home which is important, and DWH Interior’s job is to make the client’s vision a reality.
He has been quoted in the Atlanta Journal and the Northside Neighbor. Projects he has worked on have appeared in Veranda, Traditional Homes, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and Milieu. His work has been published in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Modern Luxury, Elegant Homes and The New York Times Magazine.
Y. MCFADDEN LLC
Yvonne McFadden graduated from The Art Institute of Atlanta with a degree in Interior Design. As an active member of ASID, she has over 12 years’ experience in the industry. After 5 successful years with a prestigious architecture and interiors firm, she founded her company, Yvonne McFadden LLC. Yvonne was named one of Atlanta's 15 Under 40 Designers by AH& L in 2014 and the firm was selected to be the sole Designer of This Old House's first Idea Cottage in 2015. Her firm's work has also appeared in Southern Living, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Atlanta Magazine, Southern Cottages, Beautiful Kitchens & Baths, and This Old House. As an Atlanta based interior design firm, Y. McFadden LLC embraces the concepts of simplicity, practicality, and functionality to create luxurious, high-end spaces. The result is a tailored and beautiful solution that completes the client’s lifestyle.
J. ELLIOT STYLE
Jamie Elliott McPherson has been involved in the interior design industry in the Southeast for over 20 years. His career began as a certified kitchen designer while working in Atlanta. After receiving many clients’ requests to take his design expertise from the kitchen to the rest of the house, Jamie began offering full interior design services for the whole home. His love for creating classic, comfortable, and inspired living spaces naturally led him to expand into the event planning industry. He and his husband, Tra Raines, own Vinewood Plantation in Newnan, Ga. Vinewood is a much-desired historic wedding venue where Jamie can combine his eye for design and love for entertaining. So whether Jamie is redecorating your master bedroom or planning your dream wedding, rest assured that the results will be timeless with a twist and be an authentic representation of who you are.
LYNN MONDAY HOME
Lynn Monday has been a designer for more than 30 years, with clientele that spans the Eastern seaboard from New York to Florida. Inspired by different cultures, Lynn’s distinctive style is evident in her work, from commercial to residential spaces and in her custom furniture line. Lynn is the author of several texts and publications, including Southern Mountain Living, a style manual for being comfortably and beautifully at home in the Blue Ridge Mountains. 2016 saw the opening of Lynn Monday Home, her store location in Cashiers, NC.
Garden & Florals
GRAYSON PRATT INTERIORS
Oakleaf Highlands is the source for all things botanical....rare herbs and perennials, fresh flowers, signature containers, listed garden art, antique ornamental, and requisites for the well-appointed garden. Garden designer and historian Kirk Moore has worked on significant projects for Colonial Williamsburg, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, Historic Savannah Foundation and countless private clients. His television show, "American Gardener", on QVC was, for years, a popular source for garden requisites and ornaments. Moore was also a garden and lifestyle correspondent for ABC's "Good Morning America" television show. For more than 20 years, he and his partner, Don Fry, have developed product collections for major retailers- Smith and Hawken, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Takashimaya, among others.
In 2008, Moore and Fry began a relationship as ombudsmen for event styling at Highlands' Old Edwards Inn & Spa. Their eponymous shop on 4th Street in Highlands is the "go to" place for anything "garden and floral".
In 2014, Oakleaf opened an outpost in Atlanta at 2395 Peachtree Road, where all their wonderful signature products and choice antiques, garden ware, and home goods can be found.
As long as Grayson can remember, she has had a love for interior design. Much of her work is inspired by the colors and style of the South Carolina Lowcountry where she was raised. After studying Interior Design at the University of Tennessee, Grayson spent many years serving clients in the interiors industry, beginning her work in High Point, North Carolina. She later relocated to Atlanta and furthered her career by working at a showroom in the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center. She is now serving clients through her own firm, Grayson Pratt Interiors. Whatever your style, Grayson will ease your stress by blending design with personality to create a beautiful home that is uniquely yours.
WYETH RAY INTERIORS
Wyeth Ray Interiors believes that every project should be as unique as the client. Partners Whitney Ray and Joel Kelly want to reinvent the wheel every time and pride themselves on the curated, custom environments the firm creates. They push themselves to explore new options based on the client's wants rather than trying to fit their clients vision into a stylistic niche they've carved for themselves. Wyeth Ray Interiors welcomes the challenge to immerse themselves into their clients' lives and ideas. While their projects vary in location and style, the thread that connects them rests in the soothing and sophisticated details they infuse. Whitney Ray and her team have transformed interiors for clients across the country and continue to expand their wonderfully diverse clientele.
THE JANE GROUP, INC.
Atlanta-based interior designer Janie Wilburn, principal of The Jane Group, enjoys collaborating with clients to create meaningful spaces. Combining an approach that is realistic and pragmatic, with an insightful understanding of her clients’ needs, she has a passion for incorporating special collections, objects, and art to create interiors that impart personality and relaxed elegance. Janie spent her formative years in Europe and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbus State University. She worked under Suzanne Kasler Interiors and Wolf Design Group and founded the Jane Group in 2008.