A CREATIVE COLLECTIVE

A COLLECTIVE OF THAT SPECIALIZE IN ART, INTERIORS, AND GLOBAL AND BESPOKE FINDS.

bma at home     Hannah Betzel     Mineral forest


 

CONSISTING OF AN ART GALLERY, DESIGN ATELIER AND INTERIORS SHOP AND SHOWROOM, VISITORS TO HARBOR CAN FIND PAINTINGS TO ADORN THEIR WALLS, UNIQUE FABRICS FOR UPHOLSTERY, ONE-OF-KIND ACCESSORIES FOR GIFTING AND MUCH MORE IN STYLES RANGING FROM BOHO CHIC TO TRADITIONAL TO GLOBAL-INSPIRED.

 

The Mission

We are a collective of liked-minded women that specialize in art, interiors, and global and bespoke finds. Walking through the doors of our historic 1960's brick-and-mortar unveils a series of studios where creative curiosities are explored with an eye towards innovation but with a respect for classic design principles.  Above all, Harbor is a catalyst to encourage its founders and visitors alike to pursue all things creative + design. 

THE INSPIRATION

WE ARE AN ARTIST, INTERIOR DESIGNER, BUYER AND MAKER SEEKING TO INTRODUCE OUR COMMUNITY TO A ONE-STOP DESIGN RESOURCE. ASIDE FROM A PLACE TO DISCOVER AND PURCHASE UNIQUE ITEMS, OUR GOAL IS TO UNVEIL THE CREATIVE PROCESSES BY OFFERING A GLIMPSE BEHIND-THE-SCENES. WHETHER IT BE WATCHING AN ARTIST PAINT LIVE IN-STUDIO OR FOLLOWING ALONG ONLINE DURING A BUYING TRIP ABROAD, WE BELIEVE THE STORY BEHIND AN OBJECT IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS THE FINAL RESULT. WE INVITE YOU TO TAKE THIS JOURNEY WITH US. 

THE NAME  

THE LITERAL DEFINITION OF 'HARBOR' MEANS TO 'GIVE SHELTER TO'. WE SEE OUR BUILDING AS A SAFE SPACE TO SHARE IDEAS, INCITE DISCOVERY AND FEED CURIOSITIES WITHOUT JUDGEMENT OR COMPETITION.

THE INTERIOR DESIGNER

BMA AT HOME

Breckyn Alexander is a practicing residential and commercial Interior Designer and LEED Consultant. The past 10 years in the industry have polished her knowledge and appreciation for interior design and furnishings. She opened BMA At Home in 2014 in Athens, GA, as an extension of her established interior design business, BMA Designs.

BMA At Home is a curated collection of interiors and art that reflects Alexander's pioneering take on design. She selects products that are built to last and add a unique feel to your space.  It may be a handsomely-crafted club chair, fully-designed and manufactured in the US, that completes your living room, a piece by a local Athens' artist that flanks your fireplace, or a vintage Indian door ornament repurposed as a coat hook that intrigues your guests. No matter your personal selection, BMA At Home's curated collection of interiors are bound to spark conversations and give your home a collected presence.

 

THE atelier

MINERAL FOREST STUDIO

Mineral Forest is a design studio specializing in the creation of modern organic collections ranging from one-of-a-kind lighting fixtures to accessories and furnishings. We believe in collaborating with a community of gifted and soulful artisans and makers in the process.

Patricia Jaliu launched Mineral Forest in Los Angeles in 2008. With a degree in Hospitality Management from Ecôle Hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland, Jaliu’s experience in the luxury hotel industry led her to be on the opening team of Barndiva in Healdsburg, CA, where she honed her focus and creativity in design and art. Jaliu is also a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher, furthering her passions in holistic philosophy, Feng Shui, and eastern healing modalities. Patricia currently lives in Athens, GA with her husband and young son and is enamored by the South and all its charm. Read more about her and her inspiration on her blog here.

THE ARTIST

HANNAH BETZEL FINE ART

Hannah Betzel is a self taught artist who works and resides in the charming Five Points neighborhood of Athens, Ga. Her light-filled studio is the perfect place to explore her obsession with color and form through abstract art. Her work is an intuitive process of layering color and texture.

Hannah has a passion for creating art that lifts the spirit and inspires others. Also a lover of fashion and interiors, she is always searching for ways to incorporate art into everyday life. You will be able to find her paintings incorporated into home decor and fashion very soon.

For paintings, her medium of choice is acrylics on canvas and she loves to experiment with gouache, ink, watercolors, collage, pastels, and charcoal. She finds switching back and forth between mediums keeps her work fresh and inspired. 


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