August 18, 2013


ATLANTA..........Mecca for Design
Finally getting around to sharing what captured my eye, come join me!
 My brilliant friend Lisa has an eye like no other, anywhere. During her antiquing excursions to France her eye will look at something in such a fresh way. Her ability to see a repurpose in an object is unparalleled. Case in point.....what would you do if you came across 100's of floor slabs salvaged from an ancient church in Belgium? Would you see tables? Lisa did and after a few years she is down to these. One single and one triple came back to the shop with me
 Let's do it come across woven filtration mats for olive oil, originating in Spain. Do you say to yourself "This mat would be a great table?!"  For me, not in a million years!
 Her metalworker is kept very very busy

The innovative Westside Urban Market has killer restaurants and shops surrounded by creative grounds

 We have a contemporary landscape installation upcoming where we will square the tree canopies

 Lighting effect created with ceiling chandelier surrounds at the giftmart

 Loved these books
 For an interior client this photographic series for a large white wall with a soaring ceiling

 You have probably seen these glass hanging containers before, typically embellished with air plants. Housing a battery operated votive was interesting to me. Wouldn't these be pretty tucked into your Christmas tree?
 What makes this an appealing arrangement are the textural contrasts and multi-colored foliage
Atlanta is full of artisans. Here is a table top my friend Dave crafted from real zinc. I purchased several and have one remaining waiting for a perfect base
 A 7' garden statue circa 1920, was soooo tempted to bring her home
 Circa 1930 secretary. Love the lines and the color combination

 Pallet art. In a beach or lake cottage
 The next three images are from another artisan friend, Mary. Photographic mages manipulated, enlarged and coated in a high gloss resin.

The Kate Moss is particularly intriguing. Each tiny block is of one of Mary's photograph's. What I love is the personalization she can craft. With any image she will create this graphic. Imagine these of your children

Am embracing the trend of multiple chandeliers, particularly hung low
In front of the Ritz Carlton.......simple and eye-catching.

Wishing you a wonderful week!



  1. Wow Debra - brilliant finds. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by. That pallet art is very cool as are the other finds. Thank heavens for creative people enriching our worlds.

    Xo Terri

  2. I wish I could tag along on a shopping trip like this. I get inspiration from everything. Your friend has a wonderful eye. The square shaped trees are my favorite detail.

  3. Hi Debra! I always enjoy your posts- such beautiful things presented by a beautiful person, YOU!

  4. Your friend has a great eye and sounds like you had a wonderful day...Your classes look fun...wish I lived closer...

  5. Hi Debra!

    I cannot get enough if this stunning post, there is so much talent, creativity and beauty. I love the tables made from the stones of the church, and the oil coil!

    Did you go to Europe on your tour yet?

    Have a great day and thanks for sharing your finds and inspiration!

  6. Such creativity!! Those floor slab tables are really cool. I have never been to Atlanta :( Gotta drive down with an empty van! Good luck with your classes, Debra. If I lived closer, I'd sign up for the one at your home :)
    x Loi

  7. Oh, Debra. There are so many things you've shared that I love. The art on the dual gravel stripes was very interesting, I really liked the way they used two sizes of stones in a strip pattern. The 7' garden sculpture would have been too tempting for me. :D I love the zinc table top and the rusty chandeliers. What a fun event to attend. It's great to see new ideas, thank you for sharing.

  8. love the scale and interest of that glass hanging container with the candle, and yes, how magical for the holidays!

    your workshops sound fabulous. september is out for busy me, but keep us posted on the next go around.



  9. Wow caught all the good stuff. Your friend Lisa IS such an innovative thinker! I loved the Belgian floor tiles and that secretary has me drooling...the lighting, its all so stunning. Looks like on heck of a fun trip!! Enjoy these last few weeks of the summer!

  10. Debra, the excitement, uniqueness and creativity put into the pieces is amazing beyond! The rough Belgian tile tables, Zinc Tables, the Olive Oil Filtration Mats....stunning! I would love one of each!
    Thank you for sharing so much with us!

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