We were thrilled to see Atlanta’s Westside featured in April’s edition of House Beautiful. Along with areas like Chicago’s Lincoln Park, New York’s Flatiron District, and San Francisco’s Sacramento Street, Atlanta’s Westside “Design District” depicts the transformative and creative energy of this city. The Westside once “blighted with abandoned warehouses,” is now dotted with über-chic boutiques and smartly modish housing.
No offense to the awesome Westside but we thought we’d give credit where credit is due and give a shout out to just a few of our “Eastside” favorites.
Located in the heart of downtown Decatur, Heliotrope offers unique and light-hearted home and personal accessories. This is our go-to place for one-of-a-kind gifts. If we’re looking for something truly unusual we’ll check out what’s new at Kudzu Antique Market. From Folk Art and collectibles to garden art and Fair Trade goods—if we troll the aisles long enough we always find something we simply can’t live without.
Inman Park’s City Issue (pictured in this posting) is another homegrown Eastside favorite. Specializing in vintage and modern furnishings from the 50’s through the early 70’s, mid-century modern design has experienced a huge resurgence. Jennifer Sams, owner of City Issue speculates “In the past ten to twenty years mid-century modern has become more appealing because the simple, clean lines and spare design provide balance.” Among the myriad of whimsically sleek mid-century modern treasures you’ll find at City Issue are sectional sofas, arc lamps, a pair of Danish “Penguin Chairs,” wall clocks, magazine racks, wool rugs, crystal candle holders, cocktail tables, cabinets, and credenzas. For a full list of City Issue inventory check out www.cityissue.com.