Chime in Johns Creek!

Have you voted yet? Everyone here at Johns Creek Lifestyle is pretty excited about our first ever Readers’ Choice contest, where you speak up and let the world know all your favorite places to shop, eat and do business in our community.  This month, go to our website, click the link and vote for your fave. Winners will be splashed out in our February issue.  Do you have a go-to coffee shop? A must-see medical provider? A car dealer you return to again and again? Let us know.  Head to our website when you’re done reading this juicy issue and have your say! Voting ends 5 pm November 30 (which is my birthday, so I’ll be celebrating, helping tally your votes…the next day).

In the meantime, enjoy this issue.  We chatted with interior decorators to find out how their process works. Diane Johnson takes the time to interview her clients and is a whiz at translating their tastes (which are not always easy to verbalize) into furnishings that express personality plus function.

My home is full of our collections of books, vintage games, antique Chinese checkerboards and cool old gumball machines. One of my favorite pieces of furniture is an antique Chinese trousseau cabinet we picked up when we lived in Hong Kong. The merchant explained that the bride’s family would pack her personal items and collected home furnishings in this cabinet and her brothers would carry it to the happy couple’s new home.  We use it as a bar cabinet storing glassware and booze…perhaps my own personal trousseau?

Enjoy November and have a Happy Thanksgiving. Don’t forget to head to our website and vote!