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Atlanta Interior Design Bloggers: Our Picks

Bloggers are at the heart of the interiors industry -- often designers themselves, they share (and often predict) the latest trends, inspire us with projects from designers across the globe, and give us their thoughts on design. We read these inspirational musings every day, and because we believe in designing local, we love to get plugged in to the writers that live just around the corner from our members.

Here’s who we are currently loving in Atlanta:

Thou Swell | Atlanta | Refined Haystack

Kevin O’Gara, Thou Swell

This high school student has a bright future ahead -- his writing skills and design knowledge are on point, and his fresh perspective is, well, refreshing! He shares interior design projects by professionals, his personal design projects, and entertaining inspiration.

Home decor style: I love to mix styles. I think that antique and modern pieces look best side by side, so that creates an eclectic look.
Favorite decor item: I like to paint as well, and we have a large piece of my work hanging in the living room. It just brings a lot of color and energy to the room!
Local design inspirations: The elegant simplicity in Suzanne Kasler’s work is great, and the eclectic side of John Oetgen’s work. In terms of sources, the range of styles in Ainsworth-Noah, the modern light fixtures at R Hughes, and the casual aesthetic of South of Market are all very inspiring.

 

Lush to Blush | Atlanta | Refined Haystack

Megan Elliott, Lush to Blush

Web designer turned blogger and media agency founder Megan started Lush to Blush in 2012. Her writing covers personal style, travel, and lifestyle -- expect to see greatness from Atlanta and around the world!

Home decor style: I think my style is clean, simple and feminine.
Favorite decor item: My coffee table. It is small, but I love the detail!
What sets Atlanta design apart: I think Atlanta is different because we have that southern charm combined with urban style. It's a cool eclectic mix!

 

Ace of Space | Atlanta | Refined Haystack

Vicki Bolick, Ace of Space

Designer, blogger, and industry veteran Vicki interviews emerging and established design talent and forecasts home design and decor trends. If you want a deep-dive into design, Ace of Space is the place to go!

Favorite decor item: My favorite item in our home is an Art-Deco piece from England. It's a "Gentleman's Armoire" so it's smaller in scale, but the burlwood veneer is just stunning. It was a gift from a Designer I worked for years ago, she handpicked it for me, and had it shipped to the US. It's a piece that I'll never part with.
Local design inspirations: The list of designers who inspire me in Atlanta is long, but I love Beth Webb, William Peace, Kerry Howard & Melanie Millner. I've had my eye on some emerging talents like Nina Nash, Jared Hughes, & Heather Hogan Roberts. But, frankly there are so many talented designers in Atlanta, that it’s really difficult to choose!
What sets Atlanta design apart: I think Atlanta and outlying areas have pretty refined taste; it's classic design with streamlined sensibilities. Traditional patterns layered for timeless appeal with a luxe feel. I've always felt that Atlanta is more timeless than trendy.

 

My Style Vita | Atlanta | Refined Haystack

Jessica Camerata, My Style Vita

A lot has changed for Jessica in the 5 years since she launched My Style Vita as a writing portfolio. Now her full-time endeavor, the site is all about building a stylish life from fashion to food, entertaining, and decor.

Home decor style: I like to have things that make me happy and remind me of experiences that I’ve had, and that really comes out in my home decor. It makes for an eclectic look.
Favorite decor item: My ghost chair. It’s something that is trendy right now, but is also just a classic.
What sets Atlanta design apart: Atlanta tends to lean more on the traditional side of things; you can definitely recognize a Southern home.

 

 

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