A Feast For The Eyes

In the middle of Phipps Plaza, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles cooked up an inspiring kitchen full of delectable design ideas for everyday cooks and gourmands alike

In May, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles teamed up with Michael Bell of Inspirations Kitchen & Bath and Liz Williams of Liz Williams Interiors to create the 2011 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Luxury Kitchen, part of the magazine’s Luxury Living Show at Phipps Plaza. Visitors were wowed by its state-of-the-art appliances, as well as its design that captured a fresh perspective on traditional style.

“I like my designs to be soothing,” says Bell. “I always design with elegance and balance in mind. I don’t like hard-edged designs—the space should feel natural when you’re in it.” With a combination of clean lines, and finishes and materials that expressed both cool and warm tones, that soothing style was readily apparent.

“The perimeter cabinets featured a metallic pearl finish that gave off a very subtle sparkle,” says Williams, “and the mahogany island had inset weathered-gray oak doors that were a clever way to break up the long piece.” For the countertops and backsplash, a Calacatta Borghini marble for the island featured a unique combination of gray and beige hues in the veining, which made it feel ‘warmer’ than pure white marble. For the cabinetry along the periphery, gray Silestone complemented the marble, but also provided contrast to the lighter cabinets. “Glass mosaic tiles gave a clean look and shimmer to the backsplash,” says Williams, “and also kept the space feeling light and bright.”


Kitchen Designers
Michael Bell & Paul Castell
Inspirations Kitchen & Bath
1250 Alpha Dr., Alpharetta 30004
(770) 751-7861

Interior Designer
Liz Williams
Liz Williams Interiors
345 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE,
Atlanta 30305
(404) 816-9868

Flooring & Backsplash
Traditions in Tile
3210 Roswell Rd., Suite C
Atlanta 30305
(404) 239-9186

On perimeter cabinets:
Silestone by Cosentino
1741 Wilwat Dr., Building B
Norcross 30093
(404) 353-2915

Countertops & Fabrication
On island:
Marmi Natural Stone
5433 Goshen Springs Rd.
Norcross 30093
(770) 921-7601

2154 Vicki Ln.
Alpharetta 30041
(404) 702-9443

Cabinet Hardware & Lighting
(available through Inspirations Kitchen & Bath)
(770) 751-7861

Plumbing & Sinks
Repco Sales of Georgia
211 Rope Mill Pkwy.
Woodstock 30188
(770) 591-1800

Williams-Sonoma, Phipps Plaza
(404) 237-0912

Table, Counter Stools & Lamps
MacRae and Holland & Company
Atlanta Decorative Arts Center
(404) 233-2091