Posh on Parade

The 2020 Luxury Living Show at Phipps Plaza displayed what’s next and dynamic in kitchen, bath and outdoor design

Presented by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and held at Phipps Plaza in October, the 2020 Luxury Living Show provided a center stage for the latest high-end products and thoughtful, sophisticated design for kitchens, baths and outdoor spaces. From modern cabinetry inspired by the past and today’s must-haves for the outdoors to stainless steel accents and luxe embellishments, the dream team of Dove Studio Kitchen & Bath, Morgan Creek Cabinet Company and Floralis Garden Design combined their talents to offer inspiration, ideas and a design haven.

With a Polish

The classic white and walnut kitchen received a modern update with stainless steel accents, a clean-lined Neolith hood and eye-catching extras. The warm tones of the Neolith countertops exuded such depth that designer Jenny Lyons of Dove Studio Kitchen & Bath gave the material an even greater role. “It was a beautiful thing to combine the different finishes that were happening in the kitchen and use as the backsplash,” she says. Dove Studio’s Paul Castell says it was part of the inaugural Luxury Living Show in 2010 and returned in 2020 to showcase the newest line of Wood-Mode cabinets and Sub-Zero Wolf appliances. The addition of a double oven and built-in coffee maker also speaks to sought-after elements in today’s kitchens, as do the under-counter and accent LED lighting in the cabinets and drawers. In between those appliances, highly polished stainless steel on the walnut accent cabinet shines as an unexpected decorative element. Bronze hardware on the island adds warm honey tones while matte black hardware stands out on the painted white perimeter cabinets. The island sink is equipped with gadgets, including a removable colander and cutting board, for the utmost in multitasking.

DESIGN Dove Studio Kitchen & Bath CABINETRY Wood-Mode APPLIANCES Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove, installed by Creative Kitchens of Atlanta COUNTERTOPS, BACKSPLASH and HOOD Neolith fabricated by Creative Stone Inc. HARDWARE Top Knobs SINK and FAUCET Nantucket Sinks CABINET INSERTS Rev-A-Shelf BARSTOOLS & ACCESSORIES Frontgate DESIGN Dove Studio Kitchen & Bath CABINETRY Wood-Mode APPLIANCES Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove; installation by Creative Kitchens of Atlanta COUNTERTOPS, BACKSPLASH and HOOD Neolith; fabricated by Creative Stone Inc. HARDWARE Top Knobs SINK and FAUCET Nantucket Sinks CABINET INSERTS Rev-A-Shelf BARSTOOLS, VASES and ACCESSORIES Frontgate

Transitional Allure

Antique washstands inspired the design of “his” walnut vanity with its prominent brass legs and splendid extras, such as a leather bottom shelf insert. “We wanted to take that washstand that was found in so many homes at the turn of the century and update it to a style that would fit with modern day homes,” says Ryan DeCesaro of Morgan Creek Cabinet Company. Brass wire mesh detailing and brass hardware on the tall storage cabinet strengthens the tie to the furniture-style vanity. Rounded corners soften “her” vanity, complete with a makeup table in Nantucket blue. The leaded antique mirror panel on the tall storage cabinet accentuates the connection between past and present. Interior lighting, pullouts for hair dryers and other small appliances, shelf and drawer liners and a sink mat combine form with function. The curves of the freestanding acrylic tub complement the “his” and “hers” sides. Caesarstone countertops and satin finishes for the vanity hardware and faucets further unite the spaces.

DESIGN, VANITIES, CABINETS and MIRRORS Morgan Creek Cabinet Company TUB Three Rivers Trading Co. VANITY COUNTERTOPS Caesarstone; fabricated by Creative Stone Inc. VANITY SINKS Nantucket Sinks VANITY and TALL STORAGE CABINET HARDWARE Top Knobs “HER” AND “HIS” VANITY FAUCET Kohler VANITY SHELF LEATHER Edelman Leather FURNISHINGS and ACCESSORIES Frontgate

the Outdoor Appeal

Floralis Garden Design recognized the events of 2020 placed an even greater emphasis on outdoor living. The designers paired artificial turf and custom cast concrete pavers for the foundation of the bright blue outdoor living area. Floralis softened the space with olive trees in containers, which paid homage to the edible gardens that also had a resurgence during the pandemic. Artificial turf is especially popular for families with pets or for properties with drainage challenges, says designer Lucinda Bray. The curved Hartstone paver—from a design drawn by Floralis—infuses a bit of personality and showcases a distinctive design detail in front of the Hestan grill suite. “Every project has a unique piece or a difficult corner or some design element that you want to do that might be a little bit more unique and set that project apart,” Bray says. The curved paver in chaperral, a light gray hue, and other deliberate details give Atlantans even more reasons to appreciate and enjoy their outdoor living areas.