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alfreSco appeal Bench Mark! Nostalgic for picnic-table days? JANUS et Cie’s new spring 2013 release of the iIroko wood Hopper bench brings back the memories—only a bit hipper. Unlike your old version, the four pass-through zones make it easy to get in and out without having to lift your leg over the seat or disturb your companions. Perfect for balconies or public spaces, Hopper is available in four sizes—seating four, six, eight, or 10 people—as well as with an optional sunshade. From $11,312, 349 Peachtree Hills Ave., luSt-Have Have a Seat Hired HandS material world Curve D’oeuvre Here to spice up your shelves is the revolutionary new material of the moment, Duxilon . Roche Bobois uses it in its dynamic Miriapode bookcase—part of the new les contemporaines spring collection. This pièce de résistance, by designer Marco Fumagalli, employs a patented process, which ultimately gives designers the power to create wooden pieces with radial corners and soft shapes that were previously unthinkable. $1,630, 3400 Around Lenox Road NE, Known for stocking loads of earthy Parisian goods, Huff Harrington Home has suddenly gone mod. This sleek cream leather and steel Lola seater is our latest fave from the Buckhead purveyor. Reminiscent of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Barcelona chair from 1929, we’re picturing it with a gorgeous brown and white zebra rug from HHH’s usual French wares. $1,950, 102 W. Paces Ferry Road NW, Mural, Mural on the Wall What do interior designers Kayte Weldon, Patti Krohngold, Claire Watkins and Heather Hogan Roberts have in common, other than installing stunning decor in some of Atlanta’s chicest homes? They all leverage a secret design weapon: freehand artist Kristen F. Davis . The Atlanta-based decorative painter, who specializes in murals, custom finishes and cabinetry finishing has an unexpected group of favorite clients: expectant moms. “I find they’re more open to color and creativity,” she says. “A child’s room gives them the freedom to be colorful and bold,” which is perfect for this vibrant painter with an eye for whimsy. kristen fountain davis photo by jiMMy johnston March 2013 | | 103

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