Look for no surprise plot twists in this story: The home of Vivien Jennings and Roger Doeren is filled with mystery, drama, suspense and even a bit of romance. Jennings, founder of Rainy Day Books in Fairway, and Doeren, her partner of 20 years and the chief of operations at the bookstore, share a home that would enchant any bibliophile.
Danielle Rollins has co-founded and chaired several charities, mostly in the Atlanta area, where she lives. She’s a contributing editor to “Veranda” and “Southern Living,” and has hosted more parties at her home than you can count. Rollins will speak and sign copies of “Soiree” April 9 at Halls Plaza, 211 Nichols Road.
I own a house that is about 150 years old. I put a 3-story addition on 35 years ago. The heating is forced air by gas. I think I have one or two vents on the first floor, but the first-floor room gets cold. The heating man did not put in a return for that room, adding that I can use the entire room as a return. What would you recommend?
To deal with the gap between the toilet and the back wall, contractors sometimes install custom shelving over the toilet tank or even pad out the back wall.
Im not sure what it is, but something about Ballard Designs makes me think of sleepy summer mornings. Maybe its the soft fabrics, dusty hues and European country designs. Everything feels easy, breezy and cozy.
According to the Pier 1 Imports website, its buyers travel the world hunting for the kinds of treasures you cant find just anywhere. Everything, it states, has a global, artisan feel. Thats not what the merchandise in its spring 2014 catalog reflects.
Its hard to describe Broadway & Penn, a shop that opened during the last year in the Crossroads District. It carries a little bit of everything. But one of the coolest items we found was the ScandiPhone, a functioning retro phone based on an upright model that was introduced in Europe in the mid 1950s.
Marble can take on a variety of different colors and swirls depending on the molecular makeup of the limestone that is compressed. Carrara marble is a classic. With its pure white color and distinctive light-gray veining, it has been prized by artists and architects for centuries as an intrinsically beautiful material.
I have new seeded grass and weeds are starting to grow. What shall I use to control weeds and not kill the grass. Webb
I have an established weeping cherry blossom tree in my front yard (west facing). It appears to have had better days. I think the drought a couple of summers ago damaged it. We lost one of its large limbs several years ago in a storm. Now that its flowering again, we're noticing that a good many of the tendrils are dead, though most are still alive and flowering. Is there anything I can do to help revitalize the tree/make sure that it's healthy? Thanks, Zach