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Q: How do I know a color is right for my room?
A: Let the idea go that there is one right color or you might fail to recognize some very beautiful possibilities for a space. Many colors you think are wrong simply create a different effect. — Kelly Berg, interior designer
Q: I’ve found my inspiration piece. Now what do I do?
A: Pinpoint which color in the inspiration piece grabs you first, then build from there. Don’t worry about exact matches. Play around. For example, a burgundy color in an inspiration piece could translate into a dark brown. Don’t get hung up on paint names, either. They’re just labels. — Patrice Beavens, interior designer
A: Use each color at least twice. Repeat your wall color in the form of pillows or other accents to unify your theme. — Dee Schlotter, color expert for Pittsburgh Paints
Q: I own a dark brown sofa. How can I keep the piece from dominating the look of the room?
A: I love brown sofas. You can put any color of pillow on it. Keep the walls lighter, anchor the space with a light-color textural rug, and limit other dark browns to an accent chair or a picture frame. Bring in midtones such as hot pink, red, and teal. — Nadia Geller, interior designer
Q. I love color, but have a small house. How can I best use color in my small spaces?
A: Patterns have more visual weight than solids and can make small rooms appear even smaller. Enlarge the perception of the space by placing simply patterned pillows on a plain sofa, and use textured solids to add interest without busyness.
A: Fashion a whole-house palette by keeping major furnishings and architectural finishes in neutral hues. Employ the same trim color in all rooms. For room-to-room transitions, use the same hues throughout your home, but vary proportions from space to space. Use one color on the walls in the living room and use the same color for accents in the dining room, for example.
Q: How should lighting play into my color choices?
A: Daylight is the best light in which to test colors, but even daylight isn’t consistent. Northern light is cooler, southern light is warmer. Plus, different lightbulbs give off different light color. Test paint in large swatches on your walls and examine the options at different times of day with different light fixtures on. Drape fabric swatches over pieces of furniture for assessment, as well. Consider the time of day you’ll be using the room most frequently. Pick a color that looks best during that time so that you’ll be able to enjoy it.
Q: In what order should I select the colors for a room?
A: Pick your wall color last. “Case goods and fabric options can be more limited. Pull the room together with what’s available to you and your budget first, then go to paint colors.” –Gretchen Kubiak, interior designer
Q: How do I decide between putting a neutral or a color on my walls?
A: A rule of thumb: Neutral walls make room for rich furniture and vibrant art, while colorful walls rest well behind neutral furnishings or accents of similar or complementary colors. — Shannon Kaye, interior designer
Day Ninety-Two: The CIRCUS is coming to TOWN! The Dragon Tour at Philips Arena, February 13-18, 2013
There’s nothing like the Circus and it’s coming to town soon, so get your tickets and bring the whole family! Buy Tickets Here
February 13 – 18, 2013
Clifford the Big Red Dog – at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre – February 2, 2013 at 11: a.m. Tickets from $15.50 FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!!
It only takes a little to BE BIG! What better way to celebrate the beloved Big Red Dog’s 50th anniversary in 2012 than seeing the Emmy-nominated show brought to life on stage in this ALL NEW musical! Join Clifford and Emily Elizabeth on a journey to Birdwell Island for adventures with their friends Cleo, T-Bone, Charley, Jetta, and Mac. They will share Clifford’s BE BIG! Ideas, such as Help Others, Work Together, Believe In Yourself, Share and other timeless values with laughter, music and dancing that the whole family will love.
The Pink Pig – The Pink Pig has been a popular Atlanta Christmas attraction since it first spun around the top of Rich’s downtown store in 1953. Today grandmothers and grandfathers who rode the original pig as a child return to Lenox Mall during Christmas to keep the tradition alive.
A unique Atlanta tradition, children love to take a ride on the Pink Pig which returns to Lenox Mall each holiday season. Open daily throughout November and December, a ride is only $3 and is a great break for well behaved kids after a day of holiday shopping at the mall.
Atlanta Ballet Presents The Nutcracker – Each year the Atlanta Ballet brings to life the classic Christmas tale of Clara and the Nutcracker. This is a ballet full of holiday magic that has captivated young and old throughout the ages. It is also a great way to introduce children to the art of dance.
2012 Event: December 7 – 26 at the Fox Theatre
Holiday Tea with Santa at the St. Regis – The St. Regis Atlanta presents Holiday Tea for guests and visitors of all ages. Highlights of the Holiday Tea include Vanilla Panna Cotta with Peppermint Gelée, Shortbread Snowflake Cookies and Double Chocolate Sea Salt Cookies.
2012 Events: Holiday Tea is offered daily November 24th through December 25th from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tea with Santa will be offered Thursday through Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 5 p.m., November 30th through December 9th and daily, December 13th through 24th. The Holiday Tea is $52 per person or $58 per person with a glass of champagne. Tea with Santa is $38 per person. Reservations for both tea services are requested. For rese
Christmas at Callanwolde for Children – Callanwolde offers a variety of holiday events for children and families.
December 7-18, 2012
The magnificent 27,000 sq. ft. Gothic-Tudor mansion is transformed by Atlanta’s top interior and floral designers. Period furniture, designer treasures, fine art and dazzling Christmas trees reflect an English Classic Christmas reminiscent of when the prominent Candler family lived here. Visitors delight in seasonal shopping, special family activities, entertaining cabaret nights and holiday music played on the Aeolian pipe organ. Make Christmas at Callanwolde your home for the holidays!
When: December 7 through 18, 2012
Weekdays and Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sundays: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Extended Evening Hours, Fridays: 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
With special hours for the featured ‘by reservation only’ events.
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center (map-it)
980 Briarcliff Road, NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30306 • 404-872-5338
The center is an ADA accessible facility
General Admission Tickets
Seniors 65+: $15.00
Children Ages 4-12: $12.00
Children 3 and under: Free
Breakfast with Santa: Saturdays, December 8 and 15, at 9 a.m. Enjoy breakfast, live entertainment, a visit with Santa, and a tour of the decorated holiday home. There will be sing-alongs fun coloring activities and an opportunity to tell the jolly elf your holiday wish in person! Don’t forget to bring a camera for your own photo with Santa. Breakfast provided by Chick-fil-A. Tickets: $20 per person (children and adults)
Teddy Bear Tea: Sundays, December 9 and 16, at 3 p.m. Dress up and bring your very special teddy bear for an elegant family tea. Enjoy the spirit of the holidays in the historic mansion, beautifully decorated for the season. Tea and hot chocolate, sandwiches, pastries, live entertainment and a visit with Santa will highlight a delightful Sunday afternoon for families. A tour of the decorated holiday home is included. Tickets: $25 per person (children and adults). For reservations, please call 404.563.7797.
Light up your family holidays with the glow of more than two million lights, more than a dozen performances and activities at Atlanta’s most heartwarming Christmas celebration, Stone Mountain Christmas Presented by Humana. Read More
Summit Skyride – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Crossroads Christmas Carol – 4:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30
Forever Christmas – 4:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30
Holly Jolly Cabaret, Mistletales, Christmas Parade, Snow Angel Fireworks, and visits with Santa!
Also Snow Mountain Opens November 19!
Priced at $349,875
Bright Open Floor Plan, 3 Elegant Levels
Beautiful Gourmet Kitchen with Stained Cabinetry, SS Appliances, Open to Keeping Room with Marble Fireplace
Formal Living Area with French Doors leading to Juliet Balconies
Spacious Master Suite with Sitting Area and Large Walk-In Closets
Laundry Room Upstairs
Terrace Level includes Guest Bedroom, Full Bath, and Recreation/Media Room
Covered Porch Overlooking Fenced Backyard plus Two Covered Decks off Each Level
Convenient to the City!
Day Eighty-Eight: North Georgia State Fair
at Jim R. Miller Park September 20 – 30, 2012
Opening Day September 20 – FREE ADMISSION
September 21 – Senior Citizens Day FREE ADMISSION for Seniors 55 and up
Pebblebrook School of the Performing Arts at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24;
NEW THIS YEAR – Show called “Horses, Horses, Horses,” the Atlanta Puppet Show featuring Peter Hart, and Al the Artist!
Come experience Kachunga and the Alligator, Keith King Bike Stunt Show, K9’s in Flight, Oxcar the RobotShow, Brian Ruth “Master of the Chainsaw” and the Petting Zoo are just a few of the shows and attractions at the North Georgia State Fair. Enjoy concerts by Sara Evens, Thompson Square, Colt Ford, and Mark Wills. Award winning exhibits and flower shows!
The Annual Marietta StreetFest on September 15, 2012 – Promises to be bigger and better than ever – now in its 21st year!
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. A celebration of southern culture featuring artisans, antique dealers, live entertainment, children’s area, and the popular Hubcaps and History Classic Car Show.
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. More than 50 booths featuring arts and crafts will fill the Square. The Hubcaps and History Classic Car Show will feature cars 25 years and older. Prizes will be awarded at 2:30 p.m.
2 p.m. – 8 p.m. The Marietta Grassroots Music Festival has teamed up with the Streetfest to bring local talent to the Square. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and come enjoy the music.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Children’s area featuring inflatables, make-n-take projects plus interactive games.
For more information, call 770-794-5710
Check out this list of fun things to do this Labor Day weekend in and around Atlanta.
Stone Mountain’s Special Labor Day Weekend Celebration
Celebrate Labor Day for three days in a row at Stone Mountain Park’s Last Blast of Summer. Enjoy family friendly attractions and live music which honors the American spirit, including a special extended fireworks show after the Lasershow Spectacular Saturday, Sunday and Monday night.
Kickoff Game Fan Zone
- Food and drinks, Giveaways every half-hour, Autographs from UGA and BSU greats from AT&T
- The officially licensed merchandise store, Free Chick-fil-A Milkshake and Coke Zero samples
- Great giveaways from official sponsors and vendors, Team Walks and the World’s Largest Indoor Pep Rally
Tickets are only $5 in advance and $8 at the door.
Art in the Park at Marietta Square FREE
Enjoy one of the largest juried art shows in the Southeast during Labor Day weekend at the 22nd Annual Art in the Park festival. Held in Marietta Square (Victorian Glover Park), this fine art show highlights 150 artists, plus Kid’s Row for family fun, walking tours of five registered historic districts and more.
Callaway Gardens‘ Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival
This annual Callaway Gardens Labor Day Weekend festival features old-fashioned fun and the beauty of the sky filled with the color of hot air balloons. Highlights include balloon rides, family-friendly activities, music, exhibits, demonstrations and more. Friday evening features a gorgeous balloon glow.
Celebrate Freedom Atlanta at Jim R. Miller Park FREE
104.7 The FISH, Celebrate Freedom Atlanta, Atlanta’s largest free one-day outdoor concert will take place on Saturday during Labor Day weekend at Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta, GA from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m.
Considered to be one of the largest and most exciting art buying communities in Atlanta, the midtown community of Piedmont Park is bringing back the tradition to Atlanta’s arts community. The outdoor event will feature up to 200 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalwork, glass blowers, jewelers and crafters. The festival will also offer demonstrations, live acoustic music, a Street Market, children’s play area plus great foods and beverages.
Saturday, August 18 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sunday, August 19 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
1071 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30309
For more information, call 404-845-0793