Sneak a peek at what's new and notable on Atlanta's design scene.
“We look forward to contributing to the growth and continued success of the Neolith brand and servicing these regions in true Ciot form,” says Patrick Pepin, managing partner at Ciot Atlanta; photo courtesy of brand
Joining forces this year, CIOT Atlanta and Neolith are combining their talents and bringing about a new age in sintered stone. Neolith’s stone, manufactured in Castellón, Spain, is a revolutionary and versatile product that can be used for everything from countertops and flooring to walls, furniture, facades and more. This year, CIOT Atlanta will become the exclusive distributor of Neolith products in Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee. This new partnership leverages the respective strengths of CIOT, a pioneer in the North American market, and the Neolith Group. Both entities share the same vision of evolution, innovation and cutting-edge design bringing Atlantans the quality and performance they deserve. 2060 Defoor Hills Road NW, ciot.com
Havenly offers online interior design services for any space in your home, on any budget. The whole process is collaborative and a great way to discover your personal style; photo courtesy of brand
Gone is the archaic practice of Googling interior designers, or banking on word-of-mouth recommendations when it comes to decorating your home. Denver-based interior design and e-commerce platform Havenly (havenly.com) is streamlining the interior design process so anyone can design the home they love and, in turn, provide opportunities for local designers to connect with clientele. The best part is that it has officially launched in-person design services in Atlanta. As a thriving market for Havenly, Atlanta is the perfect second city for the brand and its mission. “Over the past several years, we’ve sought to help people love where they live and unlock their space’s potential, a mission that feels especially critical in this moment as the pandemic has forever changed the meaning of home,” says Havenly co-founder and CEO Lee Mayer. Whether you are looking to update your traditional Buckhead abode or decorate your modern loft in Poncey-Highland, Havenly has the perfect design team, sourcing directly from Serena & Lily, West Elm, CB2, Anthropologie, Pottery Barn and more.
Interior Define allows you to customize furniture in every room in your home, from sofas and beds to rugs and tables; photo courtesy of Interior Define
Ultra-custom DTC furniture-maker Interior Define has officially made Buckhead Village its new home. After a successful pop-up on the corner of Peachtree Road and Buckhead Avenue last year, the brand’s 11th store location marks the beginning of its evolutionary retail expansion planned for 2022. ”We noticed how challenging it was for customers to shop for high-quality, customizable furniture online and decided to create a more accessible and affordable experience for our customers,” shares Jill John, chief customer officer. As for what to expect, the studio will be adorned with a fireplace, bookshelves and modern trim work and offer one-on-one design meetings with Design Experts to help you channel your style and create custom pieces. “This store will showcase 80% of our product assortment on the floor, so customers will be able to see, feel and test not only customizable upholstery, but also a wide range of products from our newer collections, including dining, lighting and decor,” adds John. 3051 Peachtree Road NE, interiordefine.com
The Muchacho expansion not only allowed additional room for more diners, it also expanded the extensive collection of vintage and antique decor; photo by Gabriella LePage
Thanks to Jessica Davis of Atelier Davis, NO Architecture and Electric Hospitality, beloved Reynoldstown eatery Muchacho has recently reopened with an elevated look and more space. Muchacho planned to expand in late 2021, taking over the owner’s other venue Golden Eagle’s space. When Davis approached the design, she knew she must draw inspiration from the Golden State-themed, SoCal menu. “I took design cues from the ’70s and ’80s California surfer or skater culture,” says Davis. “The brief we were given created a character—Muchacho himself—a free-spirit guy who is an expert at staring into the sun, and who cruises around Venice beach on his skateboard.” Davis and her team spent months sourcing vintage furniture, lighting, art, collectibles and tchotchkes for the space. Bespoke steel elements such as glass divider screens and the large steel structure over the bar round out the design with chic industrial elements. 904 Memorial Drive SE, muchachoatl.com