Shop the Show Q&A with Chris Loves Julia

This summer, we’re partnering with several of our Shop the Show alumni from past seasons to discuss essential finds for today’s new, home-oriented lifestyles from brands you can shop at Atlanta Market. Over the coming weeks, join us for useful tips from fellow retailers and designers on how to adjust in these challenging times, inspirational creative projects, and strategies designed to move the home industry ahead to the future.



How They’ve Been Keeping Busy
“When the stay-at-home orders went into effect, we were at the tail end of an 8-month remodel. A lot of people with a lot of (loud) tools were in and out of our house every day. It was always exciting, but I’m cherishing the quiet now. Even though there are lots of things undone, this feels like the first time it’s just us in our home in a while, and I’m soaking in the sounds of our girls…something that was so often drowned out by a power tool.” — Julia

“I’ve been enjoying having time to just sit outside. Sometimes I’m by myself, but usually one or all three of my daughters are playing nearby. The forced slowness has allowed me to just sit, even for a few minutes, and that’s been really nice.” — Chris



Their Must-Haves For an Outdoor Space
“We recently installed an outdoor firepit and purchased six Adirondack chairs to circle around it. These chairs are great because they have wide, level arms to hold drinks and snacks (s’mores!), and we got enough seating to get excited for having company over again. If you build it…”  — Chris

Chris’s Kitchen Essentials
“First, a citrus squeezer: I add fresh citrus juice to just about everything I cook. Either during the process, or just a hit right at the end. Wakes every dish up, as well as the taste buds. Secondly, a multipurpose flat wooden spatula has replaced just about all of my wooden spoons. Great for stirring, but also flipping meats or fish. I have 5 of these in a crock on my counter and I use several every time I cook.” — Chris


How They Set a Beautiful Table at Home

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