Whether you’re buying a home or just want to spruce up your existing abode, new furniture and accessories are a must. We asked a number of Intown furniture shops and design studios to show us how they would outfit a room. The results are a mix of the elegant and modern to classic and simple.


The East Atlanta Village shop has a mix of furniture and accessories to dress up a home or a cool loft or condo space. In the photo above, the Townsend sections sofa is the focal point of this living space. A Keller chair acts as an anchor to the seating arrangement. Accents include a mirrored nightstand in place of the usual side table. The grouping of items on the Tibor coffee table includes a selection of vases, votives. The curtains are custom from Debra Kulas. www.tradersatlanta.com.


There’s more to choose from since Intaglia moved to Ansley Mall last year, including a selection of beds fit for a king or queen. This Avery Button Tufted Bed is available in many different fabric textures and colors to match any room. Add some big comfy pillows, a rug and nightstand and you have an elegant bedroom. www.intagliahome.com.

Gado Gado

Known for its intricately carved, one-of-a-kind pieces, Gado Gado on Amsterdam Avenue in Midtown has a selection of benches (like the ones above), daybeds, coffee tables, art and more to give any a home a touch of world flavor. Many items are made from teak wood and hand painted to give them a textured look, and Gado Gado furniture makers also use recycled wood in their designs for those looking for eco-friendly pieces. www.gadogado.com.

Décor Professionals

Formerly known as Flora Dora, this Cheshire Bridge Road shop is a treasure trove of interesting home decor, plants, trees, faux silk flowers, vases, ornaments, figurines, gifts and other collectibles. Styles range from contemporary chic to classically traditional. Since many pieces are made in limited quantities, new merchandise comes into she warehouse on a regular basis. The photo above gives you an idea of how Décor Professionals can liven up a room. www.myfloradoraonline.com.

DRTC Studio

This bedroom above has two incredible focal points: the tiled headboard and lighting by Bulthaup and the Asian-inspired artwork by John Folsomon the opposite wall, which replicates the tile pattern. Clean vertical lines on the duvet and pillows from Archipelago tie the room together. DRTC owner Willis Watts designed the space for loft in the Chelsea district of New York.  www.drtcstudio.com.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.