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Balance Design’s Holiday Wish List

Every year, Balance Design puts together a holiday wish list which may range from a coveted piece of art to handmade wooden spoons. This year we put together a list that we think would be lovely additions to our homes. We have items that show various styles and price points, some items are aspirational, some items have actually been purchased, and some may end up under the tree!. Hope you enjoy a peek into our team’s design styles


Stephanie’s Pick:

A Pair of Wooden Chairs


Photo Courtesy of Room and Board

The Oscar chairs from Room and Board are sculpturally simple (inspired by George Nakashima) and handmade in Vermont. They are a beautiful choice for our Candler Park living room. These chairs are forever pieces that can easily move around when I get the urge for rearranging.


Shelby’s Pick:

Italian Inspired Espresso Machine


Photo Courtesy of Majesty Coffee


There is nothing better in the morning than a good cup of coffee, unless it’s a beautiful latte. The one item I require in the morning to set the tone for the day is either, but to be truthful I prefer the latter. If I were to have my ultimate wish I would adore the Elektra MicroCasa Semi Automatica in my kitchen, it is an appliance that I would NOT mind looking at every day as I have my morning cappuccino. The brass and copper really set this machine apart from your ordinary stainless steel appliances, and as a designer I can appreciate how it will patina over time. I am even luckier that my husband has previous barista experience.


Jennifer’s Pick.

Cozy Bed Linens


Photo Courtesy of Serena and Lily

A well-dressed, cozy bed to crawl into at night (or any time of day really) is just about the most desirable present I can think of this time of year. The simple embroidery and elegant tassel details of this soft, eco friendly cotton duvet and sham set would definitely fit the bill for me in creating the perfect bedroom backdrop to come home to. Layer in a crisp white sheet set, down comforter and then my favorite fur throw- sounds like the ultimate restorative experience to me!


Melody’s Pick

Modern Firepit


Photo Courtesy of shop4patio.com

This fall in Atlanta has been nearly nonexistent (we’ve dropped 40 degrees in less than 24 hours, more than once!) and due to the colder than normal temperatures, I haven’t been able to spend the evenings outside like I would have wanted. That’s why this fire pit is the ultimate item on my wish list. The use of fire glass gives a magical aesthetic, while having the added benefit of using natural gas instead of burning wood, so it burns at a higher temperature ensuring that we stay warm on these chilly holiday nights!


Margo’s Pick

Whimsical Wall Art


Photo Courtesy of Jungalow

Growing up as a crafty kid, I used to spend the holidays with my Grandma and we would create pillow from latch hook sets. This holiday season, I’ve fallen completely in love with these Justina Blakeney hand-woven animal wall hangings, reminiscent of my childhood hobby. Animal prints, bright colors and mixed patterns speak to my soul and these fun faces are the perfect addition to my home. Not only do I appreciate the hand work required to make them, but they bring me nostalgic memories (especially this time of year) and a smile.

We hope that you have an enjoyable holiday season: full of joy, love and unique design!

Happy Thanksgiving from Balance Design!


Photo Courtesy of Pinterest

“We are blessed in so many ways; many things we take for granted but we should stop and be thankful each and every day” – Catherine Pulsifer

To our friends, family, clients, and readers, we wanted to take this time to say a heartfelt THANK YOU! In our industry it is easy to be thankful for the things we have in our lives, but this season we give thanks for the people, the relationships, and the support we are lucky to experience every day. We share our love and gratitude with you and yours this Thanksgiving.

Atlanta Pride 2019

By Stephanie Andrews

The design industry is a great supporter of the LGBTQ community. Even in the rain,  Atlanta showed an outpouring of support at the Pride parade – with Stacey Abrams and other celebrity advocates garnering exuberant enthusiasm.  For the past 3 years we have showed our LOVE for the LGBTQ community during October, through our colorful window displays at our studio in Candler Park.  We hope that you will share your pride experiences with us on social media using #atlantapride so that we can collect some meaningful images of our friends, clients and family.

“Love is too beautiful to be hidden in the closet.”

Before & After: A Morningside Renovation

by Shelby Adamson

A recent bathroom project in the Morningside neighborhood has us ecstatic with the results!  These amazing clients have great taste and really let us run wild when it came to color and pattern.  Their request was wood wainscoting that had a bespoke nature, and a wallpaper that celebrated the space.  Behold, the before:

And After!

Photography courtesy of Christina Wedge

We started by selecting a showstopper wallpaper in a custom color that fully spoke to our client’s coastal nature. By pairing the paper with a custom wainscoting design we layered in designer lighting and an elongated, sculptural mirror.  These once bland walls truly began to take on a whole new personality! A rich, gray marble washstand on a textural, open iron frame was then chosen to compliment the rich color and pattern of the space, and in turn, this once untouched bathroom has now become a little jewel box in our clients already stunning home. Our clients now have a beautiful bathroom that and can be celebrated as they host friends and family.

Balance Design Semi Annual Sample Sale

By Balance Design Team

Balance Design is currently holding our semi-annual Sample Sale!  We are so excited to announce that our sale will include our custom furniture along with some beautiful designer pieces!  Come check out our selection at incredibly low prices.  Also mark your calendar for October 1st, we will be launching on Chairish!  Below are some of the pieces for sale, stop in to see what else we have!

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1653 McLendon Ave
Atlanta, GA 30307
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