Naturally Chic

The 2021 Luxury Living Show at Phipps Plaza revealed what’s on-trend in today’s kitchen, bath and outdoor design spaces

Say goodbye to the classic white kitchen—CREEKSIDE CUSTOM CABINETRY brought the drama in a high-style kitchen equipped with all the bells and whistles.

The saying “form follows function” held true in a posh custom kitchen space designed by Joe Hazellief of Creekside Custom Cabinetry for Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles’ Luxury Living Show. Held at Phipps Plaza last October, the design was inspired by a mix of midcentury modern and organic contemporary design styles that are in high demand with today’s homeowners.

“The sleek matte perimeter cabinetry gently fades into the background leaving the island, with its texture and natural elements, to shine and draw you in,” says Hazellief.

But don’t let the striking design fool you—the kitchen is as hardworking as it is eye-pleasing. With functionality top of mind, the island features built-in utensil dividers, knife blocks and paneled appliances such as an ice maker, dishwasher and refrigerator drawers. The range wall cabinetry features finger pulls to provide easy access to everyday storage when hands are full, while high-tech appliances—such as double ovens featuring push-open doors and an integrated wine fridge with custom panels to match the cabinetry—keep the kitchen future-forward.

Despite its drama, the kitchen, with its chic style and functional elements, is made to be livable, says Hazellief. “The thought for visitors to embrace was that contemporary spaces can house warmth and comfort while still maintaining simplistic roots. We wanted them to think, ‘Even though my style may not be considered contemporary, I can still see myself in this kitchen.’”

CABINETRY Creekside Custom Cabinetry APPLIANCES Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove COUNTERTOP SapienStone by OHM fabricated by Creative Stone

His-and-hers elements combine to create a masterfully mixed bathroom and closet by MORGAN CREEK CABINETRY.

A custom Hydro Systems tub designed specifically for the 2021 Luxury Living Show was the starting point for Ryan DeCesaro, owner and longtime designer for Morgan Creek Cabinetry. Deep walnut tones in the his-and-hers vanities wash the space with a layer of elegance, while gentle curves throughout soften strong lines. 

“The Il Giro vanity from our collection in walnut, with simple midcentury modern styling, worked well for a his-and-hers vanity while still picking up on design elements from the tub,” says DeCesaro.

Storage is of no shortage in this space, thanks to the vanities’ deep drawers and ability to customize to one’s needs. Steps away, the closet takes on a more feminine tone with light colored cabinets that feature crystal knobs for a hint of glamour, and walnut shelf inserts that unite the parallel spaces. High-end amenities, such as valet rods, integrated laundry hampers and tie, belt and scarf pullouts are an upgrade to the traditional closet. 

Bath VANITIES Morgan Creek Cabinetry SINK and TUB Hydro Systems FAUCETRY Kohler COUNTERTOP Compac Closet BUILT-IN CLOSET Morgan Creek Cabinetry WOOD COUNTERTOPS Against the Grain ACCESSORIES Häfele

FLORALIS GARDEN DESIGN and HARTSTONE take a tailored landscape concept to new heights.

As expanding outdoor living spaces continue to rise in popularity, Floralis Garden Design created an inspired outdoor oasis that takes an elevated approach to a tried-and-true landscape. “The design follows a simple, clean-lined approach and delivers a classic layout with a fresh twist,” says landscape architect Lucinda Bray of Floralis Garden Design.

Bray collaborated with Hartstone to design shapely custom pavers that dress the space with plush personality. A wall of Trust Stone planters brings layers—and height—to the landscape while echoing the pavers’ subtle curves. “Each planter provides a unique garden element, but when used together they frame and soften the hard lines of the stone layout,” says Bray. “This mesh between textures is what makes the designed space so successful.”

Field turf, a growing request from homeowners, provides a clean green plane for chic outdoor furniture. And as our homes became more than just our place of rest over the last couple of years, Bray’s designs encourage Atlantans to slow down and enjoy our personal outside pockets in style.

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Floralis Garden Design INSTALLATION The GreenSeason Group PAVERS Hartstone TURF European Turf Company PLANTERS Trust Stone