Photo By: Bob Graham, Jr. Photography courtesy of Hallmark Homes Group
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Sandy Springs: That's Italian!
Il Giallo Osteria and Bar in Sandy Springs is a chef-forward Italian experience located close to all of Atlanta's action but with the unusual appeal of plenty of free parking (yes, it is a big deal in this valet and paid parking-crazy town) in a handsome, open space. Chef and co-owner Jamie Adams features fresh, homemade pasta in his open-kitchen for diners who enjoy a little cooking show entertainment with their meal. Adams' agnolotti with brown butter and sage has been featured on Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate, but there are plenty of other culinary delights on offer including polpette turkey and duck meatballs, a distinctive calamari studded with capers, and a short rib ravioli and a rotating cast of pasta dishes that make this a local favorite. With a talented pastry chef onboard, desserts are just as notable and some of the stars of the show, including the strawberry jam and mascarpone strawberry pizza, bomboloni and a decadent hazelnut bar like a European candy bar with a haute twist.
Alfresco Dining in Olive Grove
A grove of olive trees plays host to an intimate dinner party set around a large wood table. A bright centerpiece and white linens create a casual table setting for alfresco dining. Crisscrossing string lights and floral chair cushions are charming accents.
Spacious Eat-In Kitchen With Custom Ceiling & Two Islands
There's ample room to prep, cook and dine in this traditional kitchen. The custom coffered ceiling features recessed lighting and pendant lights that dangle above the two islands. Medium woodgrain cabinets and hardwood floors complete the classic design.
Victorian Master Bedroom With Plush, Neutral Bedding, Velvet Bench and Gold Highlights
This master bedroom features soft texture, calm neutral tones, and a vintage victorian style. A velvet bench at the foot of the bed matches the tufted headboard. Drapery decorates the headboard and adds height along with the ceiling-high valances above the windows. Gold nightstands and a large gold canvas add a highlight to the room.
The elegant wall covering in this master bedroom is traditional grasscloth with a screenprinted damask design. A Donghia sofa upholstered with mohair and Nancy Corzine coffee table offer a luxurious spot for relaxation.
This midcentury modern gray tufted sofa adds a hip vibe to this eclectic living room. A black-and-white striped rug anchors the room and, along with patterned pillows on the sofa, adds graphic interest.
A handmade Kilim area rug is the crowning jewel of this dining room's design, adding warmth and color to the space. Simple linen curtains are hung high above the windows to add height to the space, and the dining room chairs are upholstered in an orange floral fabric. Midcentury modern black chairs flank the ends of the table.
A metallic trunk serving as a coffee table is the focal point in this modern living room. A streamlined sofa keeps with the clean, modern feel of the space, while a striped black and white rug adds a punch of graphic interest.
Contemporary Blue Dining Room With Curtain Dividers
This beautiful contemporary dining area can be open to the living room and the kitchen, or striped curtain dividers can slide closed for a private dining room. A lit black china cabinet with glass doors provides a beautiful display at the end of a black and white zigzag rug. Turquoise chairs sit at a wooden dining table, and a gold chandelier hangs from the blue ceiling above.
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Inspired by the surrounding landscape, a warm, earthy color scheme and natural textures are used to create a warm, welcoming home office. A rolled arm daybed doubles as a couch or bed for overnight guests, while the wood accent wall brings a rustic vibe to the space.
Modern Kitchen Island with Metallic Accents and Frosted Glass
This large modern kitchen island is perfect for entertaining with ample seating for casual gatherings and full sit-down meals. A large workspace complete with stainless steel hood and range and full kitchen sink make meal preparation a visually appealing experience. The ample white countertop balances the metallic accents of the space and stylish metal and frosted glass cabinetry of the storage underneath lend to the overall design of the room.