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Frances Lauren Interiors is a boutique design firm serving the Atlanta area.

We create interiors that convey warmth, authenticity, and a comfortable elegance.


6 Atlanta Favorites

6 Atlanta Favorites

My husband and I recently made the move from New York City to Atlanta, and we have been having so much fun discovering our new city and falling in love with Atlanta. It really isn't hard, let me tell ya. I love Atlanta even more then I planned to, if that makes any sense at all? 

Here I'm sharing a few favorite discoveries so far, from in-town shopping and interior design sources, to coffee shops, restaurants, and a hiking spot near the city. There will be many many more things to come, but this is a great starting point.


1. Ponce City Market

Peruse the cute boutiques (Citizen Supply is my favorite right now), grab some delicious food from one of the purveyors of exquisite delicacies and pop upstairs for a jaunt on the Atlanta Beltline.  You could even venture a few paces beyond the Beltline for a quick visit to Paris on Ponce. You won’t regret your visit. 

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2. JCT Kitchen & Bar

My husband and I had a delicious anniversary meal here. Our server found out it was our anniversary and started out the meal with complimentary glasses of bubbly. We ordered the deviled eggs to start and the Fresh Catch of the Day as well as the Steak Frites. Each dish was just perfect. We’ll be back. [image below via JCT Kitchen]

 Interior Designer Atlanta, Interior Designer 30318
 Interior Designer Atlanta, Interior Designer 30318

3. Revolution Donuts

We visited Revolution Donuts one rainy Atlanta morning, and this brightened our day. We had high standards set by a few favorite donuts shops in New York, but Revolution met and even exceeded our donut dreams. We tried the caramel bacon and the orange pistachio and both were delicious.

4. Brash Coffee

Delicious coffee in a cool converted container building around Westside Provisions? Yes please! Grab an iced beverage and sit outside in the sunshine…pure bliss.

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5. Hiking at Indian Seats Trail

These trails are just a 45 minute - 1 hour drive outside of Atlanta with some spectacular views of the city. This is a perfect weekend excursion if you’re craving some breathing room and an encounter with nature. 

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6. AmericasMart Atlanta

I’ll be brief with this one…this place is awesome. As an interior designer, I was a tad bit concerned whether I’d have the same access to resources that I had in New York, however, those concerns have been squashed. This place is like Disneyland for a designer

 Interior Designer Atlanta, Interior Designer 30318

So where else should be on my short list to visit here in Atlanta? I obviously have a lifetime of exploring to do in our new home, but where should we get to like...a.s.a.p.?? Share your ideas in the comments below.


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