Create Your Own Backyard Oasis

This recent warm weather has us dreaming about summer nights, and what better way to have a fun summer than right in your own backyard?

When it comes to your backyard patio, finding the Best Patio Furniture for Your Yard can help provide long-lasting enjoyment and a place to comfortably entertain all of your guests on those warm summer nights. If you are looking to redesign your patio, there are a couple of factors to consider before going on your furniture shopping adventure. For example, knowing the size of the patio can determine just how much furniture the area can comfortably hold. It is important not to go too heavy on the furniture so that you do not overcrowd the area, especially if you are looking to entertain guests. Next, you will want to determine the theme and style of your backyard patio. Having an idea of what furniture you are looking for such as the color and fabric of each piece before going shopping can help save you time picking out the furniture.

When it comes time to pick out the right furniture, there are several different types available for you and your patio. For smaller sized patios, chairs are the perfect patio furniture to comfortably seat you and your guests; and, from woven to cushioned chairs, you can find many different kinds that can help set your patio apart from your neighbors. If your patio is slightly larger, outdoor sofas will be the perfect fit. An added benefit to using sofas is that they come in all shapes and sizes; therefore, depending on the size of the patio you could get a smaller sofa and mix and match with patio chairs as well. Then, one common centerpiece to have on your patio is your table. Your table, whether a side table, an outdoor coffee table, or bar-height tables, should serve a functional purpose as well as bringing all of your patio pieces together at a central location.

Once you have picked out your furniture and placed them on your patio, the final step is to accessorize. Patio Productions writes about the top 6 Patio Furniture Design Trends in 2019, and they are sure to take your backyard oasis to the next level:

Lighting is the perfect addition to any good patio as it can help make a major difference when hosting summer night barbecues or just relaxing on a cool evening with a good book. There are several easy ways to have lights that enhance your patio’s features without having to install them yourself:

  • Hang string lights around your patio
  • LED floor lamps provide light and a pop of color
  • Patio umbrellas with built-in LED lights (protection from the sun in the day and lit up space during the night!)

Mixed Materials
There are several types of furniture you could get for your patio, and whether its wicker, cast iron or aluminum, mixing those different materials is a great way to stray away from the same style all throughout and have a fun, unique looking patio.

Dual Purpose Furniture
Dual Purpose Furniture is a great simple but functional style. It is perfect for any size patio to store cushions or other patio pieces during bad weather, and it helps you get the most out of each inch of space.

Mixing Indoor and Outdoor
Having a mixture of both indoor and outdoor furniture is a great way to use an endless amount of furniture opportunities and experiment with different kinds of design, materials and styles that will fit in any patio kitchen, bar area or a seating area. It is a trend that began in 2018 and since then has taken off with the many different opportunities of design.

Fire pits
Fire pits are the perfect focal point for any patio. It is a place for guests to gather, is great for making s’mores on a summer night or sitting by its warmth on a winter night. There are also several different kinds of fire pits, which means you can personalize one to fit your backyard’s aesthetic.

Adding fun colors to your patio is an easy way to spice up any backyard patio. Using fun throw pillows or colorful cushions helps make your patio unique and ready to entertain all of your guests!

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*Home Depot; Patio Productions






Introducing, 40 West 12th

From Atlanta’s premier commercial developer, Selig Enterprises, comes 1105 West Peachtree. Located in the epicenter of Midtown, and encompassing over 3 city blocks, the thoughtfully designed mixed-use development will consist of three towers and an elevated 1-acre greenspace.

The main building will include 20,000 SF of restaurant and retail space, 10,000 SF of conference space, and a nearly 1-acre ‘Sky Lounge’. The remainder of the 660,000 SF tower will be predominately office space, of which prominent Atlanta law firm Smith, Gambrell & Russell has already inked a lease for four floors—more than 100,000 square feet. According to Chris Ahrenkiel, developer Selig Enterprises’ executive vice president of commercial leasing and office development, it will become “one of Atlanta’s most heavily amenitized office buildings.”

Engel Völkers Atlanta will be handling the Sales & Marketing for the residential tower, which will include 64 luxury condominiums complete with expansive balconies, indoor-outdoor glass fireplaces wrapped in floor-to-ceiling marble. Christa Huffstickler, CEO/Owner of Engel Völkers Atlanta also notes that the condo residents will have at their disposal the residential tower’s indoor pool deck, which would have a large sliding door that opens up to the outdoors, lending an open-air feel.

Sale of the condos has kicked off, and the excitement is quickly building around this unique Midtown delivery. For more information, please visit or contact Director of Sales, Sam Morgan, at




Our Atlanta Braves are Back

Our Atlanta Braves are back and ready to win! Last season, the Atlanta Braves claimed the National League East Division title finishing the season 90-72. This 2019 season promises to be another great year full of fun, family friendly events and the chance to cheer on our home team. With Friday night fireworks, bobblehead giveaways, kids running the bases, t-shirt Tuesdays, and many more promotional nights, each fan is guaranteed at least one night of great entertainment for people of all ages. What better way to spend your summer than at Suntrust Park!

Click the link to view the full 2019 schedule and all of the fun upcoming events:

The Official Site of the Atlanta Braves

Introducing, The Residences at Waldorf Astoria, Buckhead Atlanta

Introducing, The Residences at Waldorf Astoria, Buckhead Atlanta

At Engel & Völkers Atlanta, we strive to continuously provide Atlanta communities with unsurpassed dwelling spaces and extravagant lifestyle offerings by procuring relationships with the most premier developments and assisting them in carrying our full-service marketing and sales efforts. We are elated to announce our latest venture with the The Residences at Waldorf Astoria, Buckhead Atlanta, the ultra-luxe homes located above the prestigious hotel.

Located in the heart of Buckhead, The Residences at Waldorf Astoria will provide classic, luxurious condos to Atlanta’s elite homebuyers. Formerly known as The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta, these residences feature both full-floor and half-floor tower homes. Each home consists of unique features such as built-in gas fireplaces, custom kitchens and baths with marble and quartz details, in-home wet bars, and private terraces with gorgeous views of the Atlanta cityscape. Not only will homebuyers be attracted to the Waldorf’s elegant interior, but also its five-star amenities. These amenities include access to the Waldorf Astoria Hotel’s 24-hour full-service concierge, presidential security team, lobby and parking area, and in-house spa treatments.

The Residences at Waldorf Astoria provides the sophisticated, grand lifestyle experience to esteemed buyers from all over Atlanta. Anticipation is building and we are excited for future homeowners to experience extravagance from the foot of their doorstep at The Residences of Waldorf Astoria, Buckhead Atlanta.


For more information about The Residences at Waldorf Astoria, Buckhead Atlanta, please contact Ben Harris at

*City Biz List, Northside Neighbor, Patch

Introducing, District Lofts

The past year for Engel & Völkers Atlanta has been a time full of exponential growth and development. Through the hard work and dedication of our talented team, our company has procured partnerships to execute sales and marketing for many new communities, and we are elated to announce the sales launch of our newest listing, District Lofts.

Located in Atlantic Station, District Lofts will provide homebuyers with newly renovated, high-end condominium residences in a prime Midtown area. This 60-home building will consist of one to three bedroom residences within the price range of $300,000 to $600,000. After extensive renovations, these luxurious, modern-industrial condos consist of quartz countertops, elegant pendant lighting, hard surface flooring, and hi-tech features such as smart thermostats and smartphone compatible keyless entry. However, it won’t just be the modern interior that attracts homebuyers. The prime location these lofts hold perched atop Atlantic Station’s vibrant, diverse, and experiential neighborhood located in sought after West Midtown, offers homeowners a truly walkable, work-live-play community right at the foot of their doorstep. Here at District Lofts, residents will enjoy convenient access to Midtown’s preeminent entertainment district which includes over 50 unique restaurants, retail, and entertainment venues.

District Lofts, along with other new developments, is the next step towards our company’s growing success. These partnerships are part of our grander strategy to procure high-end residencies in areas with heavy demand and short supply, and transform those homes into a modern product that is appealing and affordable to buyers. This past year has exceeded our expectations in company growth, and we are so excited for all future homeowners at District Lofts to experience the elaborate life this enclave has to offer.

District Lofts. Expect More.

For more information on purchasing a home at District Lofts, please contact on-site Sales Advisor, Cindy Fon, at

*Metro Atlanta CEO, Patch, City Biz List

Spring Into Action – Festival Style

Spring is in the air, and with it comes a variety of festivals that are perfect for you and your family. Each year Atlanta goes above and beyond in hosting festivals for all interests, and it is no secret that this entertainment scene is always thriving! With April kicking off, if you are looking for unique and exciting experiences, then look no further than our guide to Atlanta’s Spring festivals.

Atlanta Dogwood Festival – April 12-14th

With Spring comes Dogwoods in full bloom, which means it is that time of year for the annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival. For over 80 years, this festival has provided people of all ages with a chance to experience art in many forms including sculpture, paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery and more created by artists from all over the country. In addition to art displays, music, entertainment and a variety of delicious food booths will be available throughout the festival.

Learn more about the event here.

Atlanta’s Grilled Cheese Festival – April 13th

This one of a kind festival is coming back to Atlanta for another round of delicious and cheesy goodness. The Atlanta Grilled Cheese Festival offers an engaging experience with a food we all know and love by giving you the chance to vote on your favorite grilled cheese sample from a variety of local vendors. Not only can you spend the day enjoying different grilled cheese sandwiches, but there will be live music, cocktails and a bloody mary garden to give you a day full of fun.

Learn more about the event here.

Sweetwater 420 Fest – April 19-21st

This three-day festival is ready to give you an experience like no other. Sweetwater 420 Fest blends together live music, comedy, art and culture at Centennial Olympic Park. Mix this in with the 420 Fest 5K, the 420 Disco and a wide variety of signature craft brews available to you.

Learn more about the event here.

Inman Park Festival – April 26-28th

Inman Park, known for its many historic homes and parks, is hosting their annual festival that will be jam packed with events all weekend. Start your weekend off on Friday night with a Tour of Homes along one of Atlanta’s oldest and most scenic neighborhoods. Then, on Saturday and Sunday enjoy some time immersing yourself into a cultural experience. From music, to kids activities, to a grand street parade and an arts and crafts show, it is the perfect family friendly festival that also gives you a diverse and creative experience.

Learn more about the event here.

Shaky Knees Music Festival – May 3-5th

Shaky Knees is back for their annual music festival the first week in May. With a diverse lineup of over 60 bands, plenty of food options from Atlanta locals, photo booths and much more, this festival is designed to take your music experience to the next level. It is a weekend full of fun and is every rock-lovers dream.

Learn more about the event here.

Shaky Beats Festival – May 10-11th

Why should music festivals be limited to just one weekend? Shaky Beats is here to give you over 40 electronic, indie and hip-hop artists that will have you dancing your weekend away. Keep your energy fueled by stopping at one of the many food trucks, capture the moment and hold onto the memories with their photo booths, and enjoy the time living free and easy.

Learn more about the event here.

Chastain Park Arts Festival – May 11-12th

The Chastain Spring Arts and Crafts festival is back for its annual event hosted in Chastain Park. With around 185 artists, fine arts and crafts, a children’s area, gourmet food trucks and local beverages this arts festival is the perfect outdoor event to witness and appreciate outstanding visual arts.

Learn more about the event here.

Decatur Arts Festival – May 24-26th

The 31st Decatur Arts Festival is aimed to give you and your family an experience you will not want to miss. This year’s festival will have everything live music, stand-up comedy, a children’s festival, dance performances and an artist market. It is a unique and diverse experience that will have you channeling your inner artist.

Learn more about the event here.

Atlanta Food and Wine Festival – May 30th-June 2nd

The Atlanta Food and Wine Festival is back and ready to bring you an immersive and educational experience on rich food and beverage traditions throughout the Southern U.S. Beginning Thursday night, this four day experience is packed full of food and beverage tastings that really allows guests to indulge in new experiences.

Learn more about the event here.