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Upper ADAC

How to Navigate the ADAC

The Atlanta Decorative Arts Center. Huge. Massive. Five floors filled with rare miscellanea (also: couches, they’ve got couches) for your home. And you’ve probably never heard of it. Because for the past 50 years, it’s been closed to the public. Well, no more. Below, a guide to the finest hidden gems all five floors of this place has to offer. X marks the... wall-mounted antlers.

For Keeping Your Patio All Summery
1ST FLOOR

For Keeping Your Patio All Summery

RIP 2012 Pool Season: April 12 to October 3. Instead of mourning, we suggest getting an early jump on summer 2013. Your new poolside pièce de résistance: a chaise lounge made with yacht-finished teakwood. Anchor sold separately.

For Your Finest Scotch
2ND FLOOR

For Your Finest Scotch

Scotch. Amazing. You’d marry it if you could. But you can’t (sorry). However, if you go to the second floor, you can get scotch an antique black-and-gold papier-mâché serving tray. Use it next time you’re hosting a dinner that requires a little post-steak drink. Or pre-steak drink. Whatever.

For Light. So You Can See Things.
3RD FLOOR

For Light. So You Can See Things.

So you want to be a Russian oligarch... well, first, become Russian, stage a hostile oil company takeover, buy a palace and then head up to the ADAC’s third floor. They’ve got a bunch of mouth-blown, gold-plated crystal chandeliers there. And you need those. For that palace.

For When You Go Night-Night
4TH FLOOR

For When You Go Night-Night

Beds. You have some experience with them. You spend a fair amount of time in them. You... really should treat yourself to a four-post California king with a distressed wood frame, pleated headboard and cast-iron canopy. They’ve got one on the fourth floor. Go ahead, take it for a test-nap.

For Weird Things to Hang on the Wall
5TH FLOOR

For Weird Things to Hang on the Wall

And at the top: a display room. One stocked with things like mirrors on wheels, hanging pyramid pendants and 100-year-old animal antlers. Pick out something absurd for your den and then swing by floor #3 to find its designer. Thank him. Hug him. And oh, right, pay him.

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