March 19, 2013
Our ATL Posse in the Glossies
See which notable Atlanta people and places garnered recent attention in the national press
By Nancy Staab
- Photos of Elton John’s house by Roger Davies, Danielle Rollin’s house by Melanie Acevedo, Mimi Williams penthouse by Mali Azima, , Buckhead Village by Rinne Allen
Honorary Atlantan Sir Elton John gets cover status in Architectural Digest; Danille Rollins’ storied Buckhead estate and Mimi Williams’ Mandarin Oriental Penthouse get props in Veranda magazine; and Martha Stewart Living visits Buckhead Village.
Sir Elton John is cover boy in Architectural Digest
Honorary Peachtree Road resident Sir Elton John has one of his other homes, a Los Angeles one, featured in the March issue of Architectural Digest. The minimalist, white, modern manse, designed by Martyn Lawrence Bullard (of Millionaire Decorator’s fame) is a glory to behold. Elton’s A-List contemporary art collection takes center stage—from an Ai Weiwei marble chair and Roy Lichtenstein sculpture poolside, to a Tracy Emin neon piece, Keith Haring in the dining room, and a wall of Robert Mapplethorpe photos in the master bedroom. Colorful pop art punches up the clean, modernist décor of whites and brights. We loved the groovy digital print by Jeremy Blake and hot pink lacquer cocktail table on the cover shot, as well as the bold turquoise leather Paul Evans chairs in the dining room, a bed upholstered in white ostrich leather and slightly reflective, silver Mylar-clad ceiling in the master suite! The article also reveals that Elton is working on his next album and he will perform at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in April and May.
Danielle Rollins featured in Veranda Magazine
Atlanta gets a double-billing in the March/April issue of Veranda magazine with glorious spreads on LuxeCrush contributor Danielle Rollins’ storied Buckhead estate by Philip Trammel Schutze and Mimi Williams’ more modern, art-eclectic penthouse at Mandarin Oriental Residences. Danielle is described as “a glamorous blonde bonne vivante and all-purpose dynamo,” while her, color-saturated, Miles Redd decorated estate is described as a “Georgian pile with chinoiserie detailing.” The estate and garden are ground-zero for Rollin’s creativity and entertaining flair—the subject of her recent Rizzoli book Soirée: The Art of Entertaining. Redd provides a chic quote about the project: “To me, there’s a 50’s sensibility to the decorating, with nods to Babe Paley, Brooke Astor, and the Duchess of Windsor.”
Mimi Williams featured in Veranda Magazine
Mimi Williams’ art-loving, magpie eye is also highlighted in a March/April Veranda magazine feature on her Buckhead penthouse. Modernist paintings, museum-quality photos, and quirky sculptural and architectural objects give heft to her primarily black-white-and-neutral decor. The neutral palette is the perfect foil for her curated trove of art works. Cubist paintings and vintage William Klein fashion photos reside side-by-side with a glamorous, spiraling glass chandeliers (vintage) and 10th-century Chinese urns. Antiques and interior designer Williams aptly describes herself as a “expressive modernist with a curatorial eye.” Her penthouse has provided a salon-like setting for several arts soirees, where Williams’ other love, for gourmet cooking, also comes in to play. Not only do diners get an eyeful of art but also million dollar views of the city below.
Martha Stewart Living visits Buckhead Village
Martha Stewart Living magazine paid a recent visit to Atlanta and gave its stamp of approval to several Buckhead Village establishments. We know Martha Stewart, herself, is fond of Atlanta, and has been spotted in the past at chic spots like Star Provisions. In the March 2013 issue, the magazine focuses solely on Buckhead Village, calling out Buckhead’s “dreamy” mix of old and new: “Known for its Georgian-style mansions and Civil War history, it [Buckhead] is experiencing a renaissance, with an influx of distinctly modern newcomers (think artisanal cocktails and rosehip chocolates).” Among the spots to earn a MSL thumbs up: Peoples fashion boutique, STG Trattoria, Boxwoods Gardens & Gifts, Pie Shop, LW Chocolatier, and home décor shop Pieces.