As Editor-in-Chief of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, storytelling — and a deep admiration for beautiful living — has been Lauren’s thing since childhood. From fielding gracious Southern homes, to emceeing AH&L events, to managing the flow of compelling home, lifestyle and design content across all mediums, she loves getting to know the creative talents and brands that make up Atlanta’s unparalleled design community. An Iowa native, she previously held positions at Meredith Corporation working on 7+ luxury home titles.
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Embrace Natural Beauty
With endless collections to peruse and exciting new offerings at every turn, inspiration abounds at High Point Market for all who visit—from designers to editors. And while the supply chain issues are certainly not letting up this year, the air of giddy excitement in April gave many of us the refresh we needed.
I look forward to seeing how the Spring Market trends—lots of color, eye-catching silhouettes, etc.—continue to expand in the fall season.
CURREY & COMPANY
No more neutral for me—I have a newfound love for color! From statement pieces using bold, bright hues, to a more subdued usage (we all saw the cinnamon and rust tones, right?), I loved seeing collections implementing happy hues. For instance, the Senjyo Pendant from Currey & Company is meant to reflect underwater regeneration, and in the home, acts as the perfect crown of serenity.
It’s not new to have nature-inspired product design, but it’s still exhilarating to see the creativity designers and brands employ from year to year. I especially enjoyed the Branch Console from the new Catalina collection by Theodore Alexander. The legs resemble branches, while the mineral-finish top mirrors porous stone.
Seasons in the South are known for their temperate conditions, and near-year-round outdoor living has always been a major perk. The new Soleil Collection from Kravet Furniture makes an indoor setting outdoor-friendly. I’m daydreaming about a poolside afternoon nap on the Marigold chaise!
Maybe it’s the nostalgic feeling I get with a whimsical design approach, but there’s something about scenic patterns that will always captivate me. This print from the new Eden collection by Thibaut Design offers a fresh face to traditional patterns, and would look gorgeous on dining room walls or accent chairs.
Large-scale lamps lit up High Point Market this year, and I couldn’t get enough of Cheryl Luckett’s lighting collection for Wildwood. The statement-making silhouettes will add visual interest to any space, any style.
Dayle Wood is the New York City-based Decoration Director at VERANDA. With over a decade of editorial experience, including for titles such as ELLE Decor and House Beautiful, she is driven by a life-long passion for art, history and decoration, and is always seeking out the very best in design.
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That 70’s Look
Spring Market this year had us time-traveling back to the 1970s. Everywhere we looked we saw irresistibly low-slung, sink-into upholstery, natural materials like cane and rattan, and a revival of warm color palettes and luxuriously textured fabrics, all channeling the undeniable allure of the decade. Some of our favorite brands—from Lee Industries to Arteriors and so many in between—are once again looking at this groundbreaking era for design anew, and giving it a fresh, sophisticated spin.
At Fall Market, I have a feeling I’m going to be wowed by two debut collections—Alfonso Marina for Visual Comfort and Corey Damen Jenkins for Hancock & Moore. Already counting down the days!
My visit to Mexico City-based Alfonso Marina is always a highlight of the Market and their spring collection did not disappoint. The new 1970s-inspired Sete chair brilliantly marries simple geometry and a clean-lined silhouette with unparalleled craftsmanship.
Vibrant flame stitch patterns have just the right amount of 1970s cool. vanCollier cleverly took things up a notch by upholstering their Bram Mirror in a striking embroidered version of this iconic textile.
Currey & Company
The 1970s certainly loved a rattan moment (just think of icon Gabriella Crespi, for example!) and the sunray-shaped Persephone sconce by Currey & Company playfully continues the tradition. I love the way the light diffuses around the radiating rattan rods.
Entirely wrapped in a supple, russet-hued leather, I see the Meyer desk by Arteriors as a stylish nod to the brown leather so ubiquitous of the decade. The best part about this piece for me is that the leather itself will only get better with age.
Lee Industries reveled in the earthy, warm tones of the 1970s with their knock-out new fabric introduction, Maddie Gold. Ambers, sunburnt oranges and a jolt of black all take center stage in this retro floral that feels enticingly modern on a swivel chair.
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