Editor’s Picks–Summer 2012

Men laying new hardwood flooring

Under Cover

Available in clear and smoked-gray glass and stainless steel, the Milano vent hood by Zephyr is a contemporary classic with all of the latest technology. Its DCBL Suppression System optimizes performance while increasing energy efficiency and decreasing noise and includes three dimmable LED lights and electronic LCD controls. $1,349; available in Atlanta at Howard Payne Company, www.howardpayne.com.


Paradise at Home

Atlanta’s summer heat can be brutal. So when the pool feels like bath water and there’s no breeze in sight, turn to the Joape “Bob” mist fan for a new level of cool. The efficient Brazilian-engineered fan contains a two-gallon water reservoir, which can treat a 400 square-foot space. Besides creating a mist cloud that can reduce temperatures 10-20 degrees, the moving air also repels insects and eliminates dust, pollen and odors. $499; available in Atlanta from Longview Products, www.longviewproducts.com.

Artistic Ambiance

At once functional and stylish, EcoSmart Fire’s outdoor fireplaces are as magical as an open flame on a summer night. Powered by clean-burning bioethanol fuel, the award-winning portable devices deliver heat with no odor, no smoke, no spitting, no ash and no embers. Enjoy the ambiance by the pool, on the porch, in the garden and beyond. $9.95-$26.50; available in Atlanta at Kolo Collection, www.kolocollection.com.

Good Night

Get lost in layers of comfort with Serta’s premium Ceremony Super Pillow Top Mattress. The premium mattress combines a trademarked cooling gel memory foam with an advanced innerspring system and rich pillow top for gentle cradling and support. Shouldn’t this kind of pampering be standard? $1,489 for queen; Serta, www.shopserta.com.

Mix and Match

Take the guesswork out of bath design with the customizable Premiere Bath Vanity by interior designer Christopher Grubb. Available in three sizes and single or double configurations, the espresso-finished solid-oak vanity pairs with coordinating storage options, mirrors and sinks to give your remodel a strong foundation. $1,099-$1,999 for vanity only; Modern Bathroom, www.modernbathroom.com.

Decked Out

Made with the same material as Trex composite decking, Trex Outdoor Furniture can stand up to the elements like no other. The collection includes seating and dining solutions for outdoor living spaces in a variety of colors, including bar- and counter-height tables, Adirondack chairs, sofas, swings and more. Outfit pillows and cushions with Sunbrella water-repellant fabric, and leave your cares behind. $299.99 for Cape Cod Folding Adirondack Chair (shown); Trex Outdoor Furniture, www.trexfurniture.com.

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