When design aficionados dream of shopping for their Atlanta abode, they have more choices than they could've imagined. No, the Peach Capital is not New York, Miami or Los Angeles. But the ATL boasts its share of chicness, including an abundance of decorator showrooms, traditional galleries, and modern design shops. If you're on a mission to decorate your own house or workplace, make the rounds at these favorite stores where Atlanta decorators shop. Just don't forget your credit cards!
ADAC, 351 Peachtree Hills Ave NE
The Atlanta Decorative Arts Center is a treasure trove of home furnishings, fabrics, and all things pretty for interiors. Located in Peachtree Hills, between Piedmont Road and Peachtree, ADAC (for short) houses dozens of designer showrooms such as Schumacher, Kravet, Donghia, and Peacock Alley, among multi-line resources like Ernest Gaspard and Travis & Co. Not only will you find anything and everything to decorate a home, but you'll discover tons of interior decorating ideas as well. Unsure of your style? Ask your designer if you can tag along a few times for inspiration.
City Issue, 325 Elizabeth St NE
Set in the industrial section of historic Inman Park, Atlanta's first suburb (which is in the city limits), City Issue is a mecca for midcentury modern enthusiasts. Selling vintage home furnishings dating from the 1950s to 1970s, the unassuming shop draws a good amount of local business but ships all over the United States. Find unusual items such as Cathrineholm of Norway bowls, abstract art by painter Paul Chelko, and a Peter Hvidt solid teak dining table.
Paris on Ponce, 716 Ponce de Leon Ave
Escape to a Paris flea market for an hour or two as you browse this rambling warehouse-style space in a 1919 building. Featuring 30 different dealers, the 46,000 square foot emporium sells vintage furniture and home goods alongside classics and antiques. You might stumble upon a few four-legged Parisians here too. The owners' three pugs and kitty are often lounging and distracting shoppers. Paris on Ponce also doubles as a wedding and event venue, and the parties, including the Pug meet-ups, are pretty fun too.
Shops of Miami Circle, 707 Miami Circle NE
After browsing ADAC, make your way down Piedmont Avenue toward Buckhead and stop at this strip of designer galleries and shops. Dearing Antiques, Acquisitions, and Thomas Deans Fine Art are a mere sampling of the businesses at Miami Circle, which, by the way, isn't a circle or reminiscent of Miami at all. Whether you're a modernist or prefer a room decked out in Louis XIV, you'll appreciate the high-end decor options on this cul-de-sac. Be on the lookout for the pair of palm trees guarding the entrance on Piedmont.
Interiors Market, 55 Bennett St NW, #20
Antiques galore is what you'll come across in this 10,000 square foot warehouse filled with fabulous finds from various dealers. Founded by Kathy Guyton in the 1990s, Interiors Market is now owned by Owen Roberts, who started working at the sprawling shop 15 years ago. The store's selection ranges from Turkish Oushak prayer rugs and Chinese vases to vintage posters and oil paintings. Know this: you could spend hours here browsing and buying the stockpile of treasures in need of a home.
Nandina Home & Design, 6170 Roswell Rd
Selling pieces from Lee Industries, Hickory Chair and Vanguard Furniture, this design shop is operated by the team from the design firm by the same name. The shop's crew has curated an excellent selection of furniture, art, accessories, and gift items. One of the best furniture stores in Atlanta, Nandina should be high on your list to peruse, whether you want to uncover your own personal design sense, or you're interested in inspiration to start a decorating project.
Noah J. & Co, 18 E Andrews Dr
Poster beds, beautiful lighting, lounge chairs, and a fantastic selection of art and accessories, as well as outdoor furniture, make Noah J. & Co. a top choice among furniture stores in Atlanta. Designer Chris Holt – also the owner of his eponymous design firm – styles one-of-kind items alongside eclectic pieces in his vignettes. For shoppers who need assistance with their design project, Holt offers both residential and commercial design services.
Bungalow Classic, 1197 Howell Mill Rd
If you want to decorate a home, be sure to check out this sophisticated furniture shop on Atlanta's West Side. At Bungalow Classic, interior decorating ideas come to life! For elegant yet livable spaces, this home store highlights the cottage style, but with tons of panache, featuring an array of upholstery items, tables, cabinets, consoles, dining chairs, and plenty of accouterments to complete any room. What I love most about Bungalow classic is the clean aesthetic, and the very shoppable showroom. There's so much to look at, but the store is not overly packed with merchandise.