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The Results are in: Find Out the Best of the Home and Real Estate Industry on JEZEBEL's 2020 Best of Atlanta List

By The Editors | April 3, 2020 | Home & Real Estate

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Best Spot for Home Decor: Lazzoni

Looking to revamp your interiors? Look no further than Lazzoni, in the industry for over 120 years. The furniture design house creates functional, contemporary pieces—everything from sofas and dining room tables to TV consoles, beds, dressers and more—to completely transform your space. There’s no other way to outfit your home. @lazzoni

Best Host Gift Shop: Miko + Boone Home

From custom-painted cards and calendars to the best in coffee table and home decor books, not to mention cookbooks, Miko + Boone Home is your one-stop shop when you’re looking for a gift for the host or hostess with the mostest. Skip the mundane cocktail napkins and go with a handblown glass oil and vinegar cruet, zinc arrow bottle stopper or vibrantly painted stoneware spoon. These unique gifts will be used for years to come—not tossed in a junk drawer never to be seen again. @mikoandboonehome

Best Luxe Gifts: Rumson Gifts & Home Furnishings

Step up your gifting game with a one-of-a-kind piece from Rumson Gifts & Home Furnishings. The Buckhead shop has a ton of luxury brands to choose from, so you’ll leave with the perfect gift for any occasion. @rumsongifts

Best Art Gallery: Thomas Deans Fine Art

Established in 1983, this ATL staple was once known as one of the leading American specialists in British art on paper. Since the turn of the century, Thomas Deans Fine Art has expanded its collection, presenting modern and contemporary art in many different mediums. With new exhibitions monthly showcasing endless top talents, this is one of the city’s must-sees. @thomasdeansfineart

Best Renovation Team: Cross Creek Homes

From the ground up, building a home should be a rewarding experience. Co-founders Nick Liley and Eric Brostrom strive to make homebuilding a process during which their clients can sit back, relax and enjoy. @cross_creek_homes

Best Realtor Team: Amber Bates, Keller Williams Atlanta Perimeter

When it’s time for your next big move, Amber Bates is the one to call. With an impressive list of client praises to back her, the Keller Williams agent creates relationships with her clients to form a personalized experience based on their needs. Her home buying and selling expertise stretches far beyond that of a typical person in real estate, so you can rest easy knowing she’ll check all of your requirement boxes—and, most importantly, not stop until she’s negotiated the best terms. You won’t lift a finger until you sign on the dotted line. @‌atlantarealtoramber

Best Real Estate Agency: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

If you’re in the market to buy your dream home, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices helps potential homeowners from the initial consultation until getting their new set of keys. The agency goes a step above the rest, offering clients detailed property and community information based on their target areas and home; always working around busy schedules; only showing properties that fit their specifications (a huge timesaver!); and providing expertise on current home-buying trends. Berkshire Hathaway can help you sell, too, giving pricing recommendations based on real data; listing, advertising and showing your home (the biggest gift of all); and helping negotiate a great price when the offers start flowing. The bottom line: This team is the first in the biz to make home buying and selling painless. @bhhsgeorgia

Best Outdoor Furniture: AuthenTEAK

Warmer weather is approaching; make sure your outdoor setup is ready. AuthenTeak has everything from outdoor furniture to grills to outdoor heating—everything you need to enjoy some alfresco day drinking at home. @authenteakoutdoorliving

Best Apartment Complex: Icon Buckhead

Location, location, location—it’s always the key factor when searching for your next posh pad. With this savvy high-rise apartment sitting conveniently in the heart of Buckhead—think walking distance from Lenox Square and Maggiano’s Little Italy—you get the best of both worlds: location and luxury. Seriously, it’s like staying at a five-star hotel 365 days a year. Don’t forget to pose for Instagram at the rooftop pool after a tiring shopping day. @iconbuckhead

Best Interior Designer: Chaz Easterly, Linen & Flax Home

Born out of founder and creative director Chaz Easterly’s passion for home and family, Linen & Flax Home launched in 2015 as a full-service operation offering design, renovations and new home construction projects. Now a full-fledged store in Roswell, the home decor storefront offers minimalistic, neutral-hued pieces meant to create an inviting, livable aesthetic in your home. @‌linenflaxhome

Best Apartment Pool: Vireo Piedmont Park

Sitting in the heart of Midtown (plus walking distance from the park!), luxury high-rise apartment Vireo Piedmont Park boasts summer’s buzziest rooftop pool. With prime 360 views, posh seating areas, in-water lounge chairs and more, the resort-style pool is the perfect place to spend a hot, sunny day sipping drinks with friends, or for posting up with a good book for some much-needed relaxing—and achieving the optimal bronzed hue, of course. Whether you’re looking to sign a lease at the chic apartment or you know a current resident, access to that rooftop oasis is like hitting the summer Saturday jackpot. @‌vireoapts

Best Weekend Getaway: The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee

For those weekends you just need to get away, The Ritz Lake Oconee offers the perfect retreat. Play a round of golf, spend some quiet time in the spa or simply enjoy the beautiful scenery. However you choose to unwind, you’ll return feeling rested and relaxed.
@ritzcarltonreynoldslakeoconee

Best Romantic Getaway: Château Élan Winery & Resort

New look, who dis? If wine tastings and picturesque views weren’t enough for the ultimate romantic getaway, Château Élan’s glow-up will have you ready to book now. This year, the beloved winery unveiled an entirely new redesign, adding a coffee and wine bar, new restaurant concepts and reimagined guest rooms. You’re sure to fall in love. @‌chateau_elan

Best Staycation: The Hotel at Avalon

Not only is the entire hotel instagrammable—hello, hedge walls!—it’s got all the makings of a weekend retreat. Surrounded by plenty of places to shop, sip, relax and dine, the hotel boasts a premium pool and its own luxe amenities that will have you feeling like you’re off-grid, right here in the A. @‌hotelatavalon



Photography by: Photo courtesy of Vireo