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Fluidity and Presence: Balance Design Open House

By: The Balance Design Team

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We are pleased to announce our 2016 spring open house and one year anniversary celebration! Featured artist Britney Kidd is an incredibly talented Atlanta photographer whose beautiful, ethereal work inspired much of our new collection. Our second featured artist, Jeffery Hyde, creates textural, monochromatic paintings that are immersive and meditative.

Join us Thursday, April 14th from 7-9 pm for our reception to see more artwork and check out our new offerings!

Party Time, Balance Design Style!

By: Stephanie Andrews

Our grand opening party was last Thursday, and it was a hit! We had an amazing turnout of friends, clients, neighbors, and colleagues. Ashley Hizer and Michael Bryant, two of our featured artists, were on the scene to mingle and talk about their artwork. We even had a raffle with special prizes to benefit our friends in Nepal, a cause very dear to my family and I.

In addition to our amazing team, comprised of myself, Elisabeth Paulson, Verena Salmé, Danielle Cornely, and Samantha Henning, we had some additional (and much appreciated) support. Guy Salmé provided music and on-site photography, and Drew Gillespie was our star bartender. Let’s not forget my daughter, Allie, and nephew from Nepal, Kush, who handmade hundreds of (delicious!) truffles for the hors d’oeuvres table.

It was wonderful to see clients from years past as well as curious neighbors and colleagues come out to support us. I feel so incredibly blessed for such an amazing network. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

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Photography by Guy Salmé for Balance Design

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Photography by Guy Salmé for Balance Design

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Photography by Guy Salmé for Balance Design

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Photography by Guy Salmé for Balance Design

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Photography by Guy Salmé for Balance Design

Balance Design Grand Opening!

By: Stephanie Andrews

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It’s finally happening. We are pleased to officially announce the grand opening of the Balance Design Interior Design Studio and Gallery. After many long months of plans, renovations, and designs, we’re ready to reveal our brick and mortar studio to the world. 

Get to know our featured artists Ahsley Hizer, Michael Bryant, and Chelsea Goff. With modern abstract paintings, gold leaf photography, and refined ceramics (all made here in Atlanta), there’s something for everyone. We will also reveal our custom line of pillows and scented candles, our favorite design books and magazines, and some very special pieces to support our friends in Nepal.

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We welcome all clients, friends, and neighbors to come celebrate with us. You are the ones who have made this possible with all your support over the past 12 years! Come by, have some hors d’oevres and wine, and see what we’ve been working on.

Days of Our Lives: My Kitchen Renovation, Episode 3

By: Stephanie Andrews

Original renderings by Balance Design

Original renderings by Balance Design

Just like any good soap opera, the plot thickens in my personal kitchen renovation! The plan was to start this large project in March, but then something remarkable happened. A fantastic, beautiful retail space in my favorite part of town became available for lease. The dream of having a brick and mortar working studio and gallery for Balance Design has been ten years in the making. However, we have only been actively looking for a space in the last two years. After many stops and starts, full of places that were too expensive and needed too much work, we finally found the perfect match. It’s right around the corner from my house and in the heart of the Candler Park neighborhood in Atlanta. A dream come true.

So here’s the dilemma: could I manage my remodel, the opening of a new studio, and still continue to give our clients the time and attention their projects deserve? Probably not. Something had to give. After talking with my husband, we decided to wait until fall to proceed with our remodel and push full steam ahead with the new Balance Design studio.

Most of the new studio is for our team to design, create, and work with clients, including a conference area and desks designed for collaboration. There will also be a library for fabrics, tile samples, wallpaper, and millwork. But the front area is what we’re really excited about. It’s a bit of a different concept for Atlanta — a gallery space at the front of a working studio. Consisting of two windows and about 200 square feet, it will be our “Artists We Believe In” spotlight. This showcase of curated combinations of local artists, furniture makers, lighting designers, and artisans will rotate quarterly. Only three to five artists will be featured at a time so that we can tell their stories and display their work prominently.  Our biggest hope is that the gallery will bring awareness to the community’s cutting edge, supremely talented makers.  

We’ll be keeping clients and readers in the loop throughout this exciting process through Facebook and Instagram. You can count on a big opening event. Perhaps in April? Stay tuned! Thank you so much for your continued support, we absolutely could not do this without you.