I don’t have many secrets – life seems simpler without them. However, these designer source showrooms are some of my tried and true over the past 10 years. Being a loyal person, if a company takes great care of me and our clients, I will return again and again. Some of these sources may be familiar Atlanta favorites and some hopefully new destinations!
Domestic Comfort’s owner, Cliff Zeber, comes from a vast furniture and design background. He knows furnishings, frames and fabric. As a standard, he only stocks 8-way hand tied sofas and chairs (this refers to the quality and long-wear of the frame and spring construction). Many of Cliff’s furniture lines are similar to those at Mathews Furniture Gallery and ADAC (Atlanta Decorative Arts Center). It is evident that Cliff stands behind his products. His clients matter to him so Domestic Comfort matters to me.
1579 Monroe Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
Trinity Mercantile and Design opened in Decatur last year. Owners Wallace Bryan and Lisa Turner are an amazing team. The store has beautiful upholstery, art and lamps. They truly know how to pull it together and their offerings exhibit a refined yet global and hip look. Again, they take great care of us. They turn around quotes quickly and provide us with beautiful pieces on approval. Their curated approach is perfect for in-town living which often contain small and challenging spaces.
131 East Trinity Place, Decatur, GA 30030
When beginning the design process with a client, I often begin with the rug. Typically, the rug, large furnishings and art are the most expensive pieces of the room. The rug, however, can create the entire character of the room. What makes Anadol Rugs so great is their wholesale approach and mainly Turkish inventory. They also have close relations with rug makers in Pakistan, Nepal and India. Much of my rug expertise was refined from conversations within these doors. Hand knotted vs. hand tufted vs. factory made, wool and silk vs. wool and bamboo silk – there is simply so much to learn about the art of rug-making! Ummi Gunturk, is my go-to at Anadol and she takes amazing care of our company. We deliver rugs to the floors of our clients on approval and she makes sure that they are set up with a rug pad and an amazing price.
1088 Huff Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Marty Mason is the proprietor of the best consignment shop in the city: Saavy Snoot. He recently opened a huge new store on the West Side that carries new furniture and accessories. What makes this store stunning are the walls of beautiful art everywhere you look. Marty has forged relationships with up-and-coming local artists and created a truly gorgeous and interesting store by pairing his furniture with their art. I can almost always find great pieces for over the sofa or the bed – finishing a room beautifully.
1080 Brady Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30318
Lewis and Sheron has been in business since 1944! They have taught me so much about fabrics: what weights are best for upholstery, how the repeat works, how many yards are needed for long panels and pillows. Their selection is amazing and always fresh. Their ever-friendly staff go the extra mile for my team and myself. Most of their employees have been there for over 15 years – a sign that this team is appreciated, happy and excellent at what they do. I realize that I am gushing but I cannot express how much I admire this company.
912 Huff Road, Atlanta, GA 30318
Let us know if you would like to get to know these showrooms more – you are always welcome and chances are we will be there soon.