Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles builds a new kitchen in the heart of Phipps Plaza

During the month of may, the Center Court at Phipps Plaza was home to the 2012 Dream Kitchen, sponsored by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. Designed and built by Inspirations Kitchen & Bath Studio, with interior design by John Fernandez and Jennifer True, the space was a living laboratory for showcasing the latest design trends for today’s lifestyles. For this ephemeral space—the third one built at the mall in as many years—the design teams chose rich textures, lively patterns and sleek fixtures and hardware. Four unique materials, including two Cambria solid surfaces, ceramic tile and walnut, were used for the countertop, dining table and backsplashes. Coupled with cork flooring, state-of-the art storage and Thermador appliances, even upholstered seating, the bold mix of materials provided a warmth and intimacy to the large-scale space. Counter- and table-height seating showcased the room’s versatility in accomodating two or twenty.

This year’s kitchen at Phipps Plaza was built over the course of two nights in May while the mall was closed. To see a two-minute time-lapse video that captures the 14 hours of construction, go to atlantahomesmag.com/2012kitchen.

Kitchen Design Michael Bell and Paul Castell, Inspirations Kitchen and Bath, (770) 751-7861; inspirationskb.com Interior Design Jennifer True and John Fernandez, Fernandez & True Interiors, fernandezandtrue.com Flooring and backsplash Traditions in Tile, traditionsintile.com Countertops Cambria, cambria.com  FABRICATION Construction Resources Inc., (800) 765-5129; constructionresourcesusa.com Appliances Thermador, thermador.com Cabinet Hardware, Lighting and inner-cabinet accessories Richelieu, richelieu.com Plumbing and Sinks Elkay, elkay.com