"Consignment store Savvy Snoot was among the first businesses to turn Westside Atlanta into a destination. If there’s one thing owner Marty Mason has learned during the last ten years, it’s this: “When the economy’s bad, people want a deal, and when the economy’s good, people want a deal.” A pragmatist who understands why a homeowner might want to doctor the colors of a painting to match a room’s decor or to mix gently used chairs with a custom sofa, Mason has added two suburban locations, tripled the size of his flagship, and launched a private label—all during a recession that has shuttered many competitors."
— Betsy Riley, Savvy Snoot’s Upgrade
"In the living room of last month’s Atlanta Symphony Associates Decorators’ Show House, did you notice a pair of vintage French-style bookcases with a soft, lustrous finish the color of honeyed cream? Or last time you dined at No. 246, did you admire the rows of zinc-topped tables? Where do style-setters like designer Stan Topol and chef Ford Fry find such gems? Both turn to custom furniture designer Chris Hagen, who now sells his wares through a Westside retail space, I.D. Lab."
— Betsy Riley, I.D. Lab Mixes Artist Commune with Showroom
"The Carrollton home is a metaphor for Steve’s career: country club and bohemia meeting halfway. When Macon-born Steve was a student at the University of Georgia, he didn’t fit in completely with either his fraternity brothers or his fellow art majors, who thought he wasn’t countercultural enough."
— Lisa Mowry, At Home with Celebrated Artist Steve Penley
"The 1990s brought us “Seinfeld,” the World Wide Web, and triumph for the Atlanta Braves, but it wasn’t a stellar decade for builder-designed bathrooms. Flimsy cabinets and cheap brass fixtures, with nary a natural material, defined bathrooms in new houses spreading all over the metro area."
— Lisa Mowry, Natural Surfaces Freshen Up Master Bath
"Ikea? Check. Room & Board? Check. CB2? Check. And now Atlanta scores another of “Time Out New York’s” Top Ten Big Home Stores: Bobby Berk Home."
— Betsy Riley, Bobby Berk Home
"If your bucket list includes shopping in Provence with Ann Huff and Meg Harrington, the art dealers–cum–tour guides whose eponymous gallery is just off Roswell Road, now all you have to do is drive over to West Paces Ferry. Their second store, Huff Harrington Home, is a trove of French and Belgian treasures accented with homegrown finds both spunky and glam."
— Betsy Riley, Huff Harrington Home