I am in my happy place again- the South! After a hop, skip, and a jump from Sydney, I have reunited with family and friends for a cousin’s wedding in Atlanta. This city fulfills my love of blooming magnolias, classic boxwood gardens, gorgeous shaded, winding neighborhoods, antique stores, and emerging art. Below is a list of some of my favorite Atlanta resources for home decor and art. I encourage the Aussies reading to find some classical inspiration from perusing the below Atlanta institutions. In return, these might be old news to Atlanta natives, but my hope is that other posts on Sydney ignites their creative juices. After all, my goal for this blog is to merge the classic and modern, and traditional Southern comforts with fresh new Sydney finds. Take what you will from the below round-up but if you have not yet visited, put Atlanta on your list of sweet Southern cities to explore!
An Atlanta institution, an extensive antique market that has been adored for over thirty years. Come well-fed and ready to treasure hunt! The shows are the second weekend of every month, all year long. Luckily, I am a weekend too late this time; otherwise my weight limit back to Australia would be of grave concern…
Specializing in classic refined interiors inspired by designer Phoebe Howard herself, this is a go-to for those in need of new furniture and decor that is timeless and beautiful. As a bonus, they also sell one-of-a-kind antiques.
I have an Instagram obsession with everything #greggirby. Gregg Irby has a meticulous eye for discovering the best in both emerging and established artists. The over 30 artists that she represents offer fresh, beautiful color palettes that would be an asset to any type of room or decor. The gallery has moved from the original Buckhead location for a reason that is threefold: ” to continue to represent its once emerging and now nationally recognized artists, to bring in the most exciting established artists, and to continue to present their artwork in accessible, laid-back, and fun atmosphere.”
A similar story to Gregg Irby, owner Sheila Benson moved locations from her original Buckhead location to a 15,000 square foot space due to high demand. Importing new finds on a weekly basis, from Belgium, England, France, Italy, Spain, and Sweden, Foxglove offers endless inventory of antiques, accessories, original art, and unique lighting.
Whether you need new furniture, are interested in investing in your first art piece (sure to rise exponentially in value!) or need to flush out tablescapes with one-of-a-kind finds, check out these special spots next time you are in ATL and y’all will surely not be disappointed!
Combining an assortment of old and new home accessories with an award-winning plant department, this is a one-stop shop. Don’t miss their faux flower arrangements and boxwood balls. Your guests will never know the difference.
Happy shopping, and happy Wedding Weekend to Megan & Walker!