Quiet Luxury

Subtle architectural and interior details make a refined statement in a kitchen by C. Brandon Ingram Design and Courtney Giles Interiors

Inspired by a new Atlanta residence’s expansive bucolic setting and the homeowners’ love for the equestrian lifestyle, architect Brandon Ingram of C. Brandon Ingram Design and Courtney Giles Decker of Courtney Giles Interiors translated a kitchen grounded in reserved elegance. “Our goal was to keep the interiors buttoned-up and refined, yet very approachable and comfortable,” says Ingram. “It’s not one single thing that screams out, it’s the entire composition whispering at you.”

The team worked in concert, bringing together the clients’ must-have desires and inspirations. “They had many elements that they liked, but there was never one kitchen they wanted to replicate,” says Decker. “Between me, Brandon, and Kingdom Woodworks, we melded together all of the things they liked into this calming, beautiful kitchen.” While the language of the architecture was kept quiet, rich details were woven throughout. Touches of brass hardware and sculptural fittings work in cohesive harmony with the millwork, cabinetry, and antique limestone flooring, and purposefully placed windows capture the light and the outdoors. “It’s a layered feel, whether you’re looking out the windows or looking from the kitchen to the other interior spaces like the butler’s pantry,” says Ingram.

Commanding the most attention, however, is a black metal range hood, which complements the handsome pantry nearby. “This was a team effort. We all worked together for the right shape, finish, and brass band that ties in with the hardware and light fixtures,” says Decker. The designer also dreamed up a striking fluted island for another special moment. The ultimate testament to their teamwork: the homeowners’ reaction. “They told us, ‘We’ve never seen a kitchen that we completely loved until we saw our own,’” says Ingram. “That’s an amazing compliment.”

ARCHITECT Brandon Ingram, C. Brandon Ingram Design INTERIOR DESIGNER Courtney Giles Decker, Courtney Giles Interiors CABINETRY Marcel Olariu, Kingdom Woodworks HOOD Smithworks KITCHEN FAUCET House of Rohl LIGHT FIXTURES The Urban Electric Co. COUNTER STOOLS Holland MacRae FLOORING MATERIAL Bespoke Stone + Tile COUNTERTOPS Ciot through Creative Stone BUTLER’S PANTRY PAINT Sherwin-Williams Night Owl (50% formula)