We asked Pamela Berger, who operates the fantastic Atlanta-based Sweet Peach blog (sweetpeachblog.com), to select some of her favorite go-to and online shops to help refresh your interior and garden. Here’s what she came up with.
Every time I drive or walk by Laura Iarocci’s fantastic shop, Faith Flowers (faithflowersatlanta.com), I feel inspired. She always has the most thoughtful and creative floral creations – like her salvaged log centerpieces filled with fresh and vibrant flowers.
Clarke Titus of Rough South Home (roughsouthhome.com) summed up his relatively new career as a furniture designer and builder. For years, he’s gone to salvage yards and forest-free lumberyards and has created some truly incredible pieces of furniture. He’s dabbled as a golf pro, a cook and a writer but always came back to his workshop to take something unexpected and turn it into something cool.
Atlanta-based artist Jamie Jimenez has a playful, bright style that quickly grabs your attention. Her online shop, Yours Is The Earth (yours-is-the-earth.com), includes illustrated and calligraphed prints, stationery and home goods that celebrate our favorite time of day – mealtime.
Mark McDevitt and Robert Lee have been friends since college. After graduating, they did their own thing, designing for screen printing companies and t-shirt shops, as well as creating engaging illustrations for various local and national brands. After doing a bit of their own work on the side, they realized the potential of teaming up together. In 1998, Methane Studios (methanstudios.com) was born. Much of their early work still sustains them – silkscreen prints for music gigs. They’ve created incredible artwork for hundreds of artists, including Dave Matthews Band.
Virginia-Highland’s designer Kari Fisher (karifisherdesigns.com) crafts block prints for pillows and custom pieces. A lover of art history, Kari taught herself how to block print and when I asked what she loved about it, she shared that it’s “causal, flexible and imperfect.” As each imprint is done by hand, there will always be variations in coloring, texture and alignment.
One of the loveliest and most inspirational kid shops you’ll ever find is Seed Factory (seedfactoryatlanta.com), and if you look along the walls, you’ll notice artwork that is hard not to fall madly in love with. All the pieces are commissioned and curated by Atlanta based company, Eclectica Kiddo (eclecticakiddo.com). Laura Liatis and Emily Mann have combined their talents to provide the most scrumptious children’s decor. Laura, “We are always looking for artists with a unique take on children’s art.” She added, “We want the imagery to be appealing to both children and design-minded parents: to be on trend without being trendy and cute without being cutesy.”
Young Blood Boutique (youngbloodboutique.com) has been an institution in Poncey-Highland for over 15 years. Rebecca Hanna and Jessie White have some great finds here, including these great ice creams bowls, cutting boards and all sorts of other goods and art for your home.