Friday, January 23, 2015

Meet the Ladies of The Design Atelier :: Emi Price

For the next month or so, we will be doing a little series called "Meet the Ladies of The Design Atelier." We want you to give you the opportunity to get to know each team member of The Design Atelier! Usually, our blog posts consist of what we are currently working on or inspiration images for upcoming projects. Why not give you a peek inside our world and see who makes up The Design Atelier?!

Without any further ado, meet Emi!

Emi and her fiance, Matt, cheering on their Auburn Tigers!
Name – Emily Kathryn “Emi K.” Price… but you can call me Emi K. Mason in about two months!

Hometown – I grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee but my parents moved to Auburn, Alabama about 2 years ago and I could not be more happy to call Auburn home.

I knew I wanted to be a designer when… As a little girl, my favorite thing to do was rearrange the house. I would convince my little sister that we should take her bunk beds down and make them into twin beds (or vice-versa) about once a week. Considering the fact that we were under the age 10 when this trend started, it was quite a feat for little girls… but I absolutely loved how furniture placement made a room feel like an entirely new space. I even arranged furniture in my doll house and then taped it to the floor so that my sister wouldn’t mess it up. Let’s just say my type-A, furniture loving personality was destined for interior design from a very young age.

If I wasn’t a designer I’d be… A high school math teacher and cheerleading coach.

Emi with her little sister, Melanie

Random thing I’m good at… Backflips

Favorite meal to cook (or enjoy!)… This doesn’t really count as a meal but my favorite thing to make in the kitchen is any kind of cookie or cake. I started baking with my mom when I was very young and I have always loved it.

Every home needs… Organization and at least one or two antiques.

Favorite furniture store in Atlanta… Bungalow Classic

Favorite restaurant… Acre in Auburn, Alabama – I’m partial for a lot of special reasons but you should definitely try it if you ever get a chance to visit the Plains.

You couldn’t pay me to… Swim with sharks. Never will I ever.

My perfect day… Put me on the beach or on a boat in the middle of the lake with my friends and family and I’m the happiest girl in the world.

Guilty of spending too much money on… My wedding…….

If I could travel anwhere, it would be… Bora Bora and I would stay in one of those huts with a thatch roof in the middle of the ocean and drink strawberry daiquiris all day!

My biggest pet peeve is… Messiness. I’m a neat freak.

My latest addicition is… Embossing anything that will fit into my new embosser including about 1,000 cocktail napkins for my wedding.

How cute is this engagement picture?! 

We love having Emi as a part of our team. She keeps everything running smoothly and always with a smile on her face! We hope you enjoyed getting to know her a little better. Look forward to meeting the rest of the team in the weeks to come!

Friday, January 16, 2015

New Project :: Penthouse

Happy Friday!

We wanted to update you on a fun new project we have. We are helping renovate and decorate this beautiful penthouse right on Peachtree. Our clients are moving here from their beautiful Henri Jova home in Ansley Park. After a quick walk through, we are eager to get started!

Look at that view!
Kitchen renovation in progress, Melanie is sketching some quick ideas.
What a beautiful fireplace

How incredible is this space?! And this is just a sneak peek of more to come! We'll keep you updated as we progress. Be on the lookout!

Friday, January 9, 2015

St. Phillip's Cathedral Antiques Show Inspiration Avenue 2015

Happy New Year! We hope y'all had a great holiday season! 

This new year has already brought us several exciting projects and we are thrilled to announce that we were invited to participate in the 2015 St. Phillip's Cathedral Antiques Show Inspiration Avenue. We enjoyed being a part of last year's show and can't wait to get started!

The Cathedral Antiques Show is a festival of great antiques and the decorative arts held annually to benefit a designated charity. With the help of hundreds of volunteers and support from the church, antiques dealers, corporate sponsors, patrons, and the community, the Antiques Show has raised more than $4 million for Atlanta-area non-profits since its inception in 1969. The Cathedral receives no funding from the Show: all of each year's net proceeds are given to the beneficiary organization. The 2015 Cathedral Antiques Show beneficiary is Covenant House Georgia.

Covenant House is a residential crisis shelter serving homeless, runaway, and trafficked youth ages 18 to 21. By offering housing, crisis care, educational and vocational services, and mental health resources, Covenant House helps this vulnerable population transition to a life of safety and self-sufficiency. Covenant House's mission is to provide absolute respect and unconditional love to the youth who seek its refuge.

For last year's Inspiration Avenue, we designed a room inspired by Annie Oakley. 

This year, the spaces featured in Inspiration Avenue will be decorated to reflect the styles, traditions, and cultures of a different country or region around the world. We have chosen our space to be inspired by the beautiful country Brasil. Here are some inspiration images we have pulled to start designing our space:

We'll keep you updated as we design our space. We're looking forward to the final product! If you would like more information about the antiques show, please click on the following link:

Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas Greetings

Hello from The Design Atelier! We hope that this holiday season has not been too crazy. Here at The Design Atelier, this holiday season has been busy busy busy! The season is always hustling and bustling with things to do, people to meet, places to be, gifts to buy, food to prepare... there is little time for what this Christmas season is about.

peace. joy. hope. love.

This time of year brings about a time of reflection of the past year and we have a favorite little spot that is perfect for such quiet moments...

The Barbara Johnson Prickett Chapel at Westminster.


The architecture makes the building seem like it was built hundreds of years ago, when it was actually commissioned by Terry Lamphere in 2010. The chapel consists of eight arches made from Adirondack granite and a twenty-seven foot granite tower located at the rear of the building. The stone was primarily carved by Alan M. Webster, Jr. and Curt vonSchilgen. All of the stone used for the building is granite from the Adirondack region in upstate New York. The chapel was built in New York and then shipped to Atlanta for reassembly.

Mies van der Rohe once said, "Simplicity is the outcome of technical subtlety." Such simplicity can be found in the details of this chapel. The stone work is absolutely incredible, contributing to the timelessness of the architecture. It reminds Melanie of growing up in New England and fond childhood memories shared. The chapel proves that something small and simple can have significant meaning if you care about the details and quality of the craftsmanship.


It is a favorite place to sit, reflect and be intimately surrounded by a structure that silently speaks of greatness.

Whether at the Prickett Chapel or in your home, we hope that you are able to find peaceful moments in such a hectic time of year. We wish that everyone has a joyous holiday season with loved ones. 

Merry Christmas from The Design Atelier!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Feature

We at The Design Atelier are super excited to announce that the Serenbe Designer Showhouse was featured in the December issue of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles! 

We are so excited that our project was highlighted in the article. In addition, our living room was the opening spread to the article!

If you want to check out the article online click, here.

Thank you so much to Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles for the opportunity to be a part of the Serenbe Designer Showhouse. We are thrilled to have been included! It was such a wonderful experience.

Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 14, 2014

New York! New York!

 Happy Friday!!

We hope everyone is staying warm this week -- it's been so chilly! With frosty forecasts coming, it finally is feeling a little bit like fall winter (sorry, fall. You got bypassed). 

Last week, Melanie had the incredible opportunity to attend the 2014 Design Leadership Summit in New York City. The Design Leadership Summit is hosted each year by the Design Leadership Network, creating a community for design leaders while also promoting advocacy, pursuing research, and educating peers to strengthen the design professions.

In the tradition of the Design Leadership Network, the 2014 Summit continues with extraordinary programming that both inspires and educates. Informal group discussions allowed attendees to interact and learn from each other’s experiences in addition to the guided discussion. Attendees are invited to join the dynamic conversation on the impact of the increased globalization in art, design, and architecture, and how it relates to the rise of local movements in craft and culture. 

The first day began at the United Nations building with a challenge to consider the increasingly international scope and scale of the design marketplace. Attendees engaged with major business and design leaders with international influence. Each session inspired members to rethink and shape their approach to design within a global perspective

Sculpture outside the UN Building
Inside the UN Building

On the second day, the Summit traveled to Brooklyn’s Industry City, a 6-million square foot cluster of historic warehouses. These warehouses are quickly becoming the city’s most dynamic destination for designers, innovators, start-ups, manufacturers and artists. Brooklyn symbolizes small batch craftsmanship with fine attention to detail, becoming an inspiration to a generation of people engaging in the maker movement in all the creative pursuits that guide our culture.

Inside Brooklyn's Industry City

After the meetings, discussions, and tours, attendees got to go out and enjoy the city!

Peter Sallick and John Edelman
Photo Booth Fun!

Melanie said that the Design Leadership Summit was a truly memorable experience and a wonderful learning opportunity. The knowledge gained there was invaluable and will benefit us here at TDA. She's already looking forward to next year!

Also, give Melanie warm birthday wishes because today is her birthday! Happy birthday, Melanie!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Bungalow Classic :: A Night of Design

Yes, this was a couple of weeks ago, but we are still reeling from what a fun night we had at Bungalow Classic's "A Night of Design."

With Milieu Magazine, Bungalow Classic hosted a fabulous party (catered by Bacchanalia!!) commemorating the launch of their collaborative line with Clay McLaurin textiles, the release and signing of Bobby McAlpine and Susan Ferrier's book The Art of the House, along with opening up the store after hours for browsing, mingling, and celebrating all that Randy and Courtney do.

We were a little busy chatting with everyone to snap pictures of the affair, but to give you a peek, here are Instagram pictures of the event.

Stacks on stacks on stacks of Milieu Magazines 
Clay McLaurin Textiles
We love every color!!
The presentation of the textile collection, and a preview of some upholstery pieces. Safe to say, we're obsessed!
They made attractive pillows, too!

We each got The Art of the House and got Bobby McAlpine and Susan Ferrier to sign them! And we got to snap a picture of the dynamic duo.

 "A Night of Design" was truly memorable, we had such a splendid time. Thank you for an absolutely wonderful event, Bungalow Classic! 

To see everything that Bungalow has to offer, check out

Bungalow Class on Instagram
Dororthy Burke on Instagram