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Cherished Treasures + Custom Creations = Happy Place!

By: Shelby Adamson Pawlak

Photography by Danielle Clockel for Balance Design.

Our clients’ vision is the most important factor in our designs. While we want to fill their home with beautiful furnishings, we find the best way to keep the space true to their personality is by combining new pieces with their own cherished items. Books, art, keepsakes from travels, and family heirlooms are always considered as part of the final design. This client has an incredible collection of vintage kilim rugs, handwoven textiles, and even a plague doctor’s mask. With these curated pieces as a starting point, we selected a vintage over-dyed rug under a saddle leather lounge and created custom graphic window panels to pull the look together. We love to inspire our clients with art and furnishings, but we love it even more when they inspire us!

Balance Design’s Summer Sample Sale

By: Stephanie Andrews

At the Balance Design studio we’re gearing up for a brand new collection of custom furniture, accessories, and local art, but there are still incredible pieces available in our current collection before we unveil these new treasures.

sofa

This statement-making velvet tufted sofa in rich eggplant is just waiting to become the show piece of your sitting room.

wingback

We can personally vouch for the comfort of this vintage reupholstered wingback chair. (But come in and try it out for yourself!) Plus, this guy has a lovely button-tufted counterpart, making the pair a perfect his-and-hers set.

pillows

With locally made pillows of every color of the rainbow, you’re sure to find the perfect accessory for any room in your house.

 Curious yet? Come by the studio Monday through Friday 10am – 5pm, and stay tuned as we curate our new collection!

SNEAK PEEK: Balance Design Open House

By: Danielle Cornely

We’re excited to announce our spring open house at Balance Design! We are featuring two incredible artists and a new collection of beautiful furniture and accessories, but that’s not all. It’s also the one year anniversary of our brick and mortar studio!

pinkfabric

Powerful. Organic. Elemental. Get up close and personal with the photography of Britney Kidd at our open house.

table

Asymmetry can be perfection, and minerals like copper definitely influenced our new look.

pillowsrug

Water-like waves, pops of color, and an award-winning rug will all be on display.

lamp

More than a little fierce, but made of natural materials. A statement to the power of the natural world.

Stay tuned for details!

Holiday Gift Guide: 4 Local Atlanta Boutiques

By: Stephanie Andrews

We’re officially down to the wire for holiday shopping. At this point, the best option for meaningful gifts is to shop local. For those of you outside of Atlanta who probably won’t be visiting these gems, SORRY! But fear not — we’ve included websites for you to browse and contact the helpful folks at each place. Our criteria: the physical store is within a few miles of our studio, handmade items only, and only items we would personally love to receive as gifts.  (We also can’t resist shamelessly plugging some of the beautifully curated items we have available in our gallery.)

  

balancedesign

Balance Design Atlanta: 1653 McLendon Ave, Atlanta, GA 30307
Plaid pillow: Urban cabin with a glamorous chartreuse velvet back. All of our pillows are made by our wonderful seamstress, Barbara, and down-filled with an invisible zipper. $95
Damask pillow: Our personal favorite pillow at the studio! Luxurious and timeless. $185
Wood inlaid bread/cheese board: Made by none other than Elisabeth’s dad, Joe Paulson, with native Wisconsin hardwoods. $45 (small) $55 (medium) $65 (large) 

madeagain

Made Again: 299 N Highland Ave NE, Ste H2, Atlanta, GA 30307
2016 desk calendarThis letter press calendar is the perfect desk accessory, made by Cherry Laurel Studios. $28
Louise toteHand made leather tote by Atlanta’s own Neva Opet. Sure to be a fave for years and years. $255

youngblood

Youngblood Boutique: 632 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
Arcos earrings: Delicate yet strong, these beautiful earrings are hand-forged cast bronze. $82
Arch’s shadow cuff: Hand-cut brass wrapped in woven leather is just waiting to adorn your loved one. $59

ICE

Indie Craft Experience: 1390 McLendon Ave, Atlanta, GA 30307
Amy Roberson Ceramics: Decatur resident Amy Roberson creates ceramics with a beautiful color palette and plenty of style.
Charles Lybrand: We couldn’t find out much about this maker, but just look at this wooden inlaid skateboard! (More information to come after a visit to the Indie Craft Experience.)

From all of us at Balance Design, we wish you an incredible holiday season full of friends and family, local goodness, and the things that are most important to you!

Color Obsession: Autumn Explosion

By: Danielle Cornely

Beautiful_Fall_Leaves

Autumn is in full swing and color is everywhere! Let’s take a minute to appreciate the full range of hues this season has to offer. Of course there’s burnt ochres, fiery reds, and rich browns, but there is also a whole palette of gorgeous, less known colors. Chartreuse, aubergine, and cool grey are the supporting cast, and we think it’s time for them to shine.

Peking sofa

 

Peking Sofa by Johnathan Adler.

This mid century, Asian-inspired style in remarkable chartreuse is a show stopper.

pomegranitegold

Pomegranate Gold rug by The Rug Company.

A suzani rug in modern colors, the Pomegranate Gold rug is sure to be a timeless heirloom.

Velvet lyre chair

Velvet Lyre Chesterfield Armchair by Anthropologie.

How could you resist curling up with a good book in this tufted chair?

Alexis lamp

Alexis Lamp by Currey and Company.

We strongly believe lamps can be functional and still beautiful. This Alexis lamp is a work of art.

Louisianne bench

Louisiane Bench by Fermob.

This sculptural bench would be right at home in the back of a garden — the perfect place to sit and reflect.

Throw pillowsSchumacher Chiang Mai Dragon Throw Pillows by PinkandPiper on Etsy.

You can’t go wrong with Schumacher fabric. These pillows have it all: color, pattern, and panache.