The Luxe Life
Introducing 2014’s most buzzed about kitchen and bath trends, products and hues—courtesy of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles’ fifth annual Luxury Living Show at Phipps Plaza.
Just when it seemed that kitchen and bath design had reached its pinnacle, the aptly named Luxury Living Show, hosted by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, at Phipps Plaza earlier this spring, proved otherwise. The stylish kitchen-and-bath exhibition showcased the latest trends—and the lavish comforts—of a luxury home.
Designed by Bell Kitchen & Bath Studios, the kitchen, with its walnut hand-applied herringbone-pattern hood, was a showstopper, as were the cabinents, painted in a custom blue hue. “We tried every blue out there, searching for a shade that was cool, but not overwhelming,” says Bell Kitchen & Bath Studios designer Courtney Foster Shearer. Complementing the sumptuous feel is the custom walnut armoire, which housed an oversize, freestanding refrigerator.
“It’s a refreshing turn from the ‘all-in-one’ kitchen,” says Foster Shearer. Cook-friendly details, like organization-friendly drawers and cabinets provide easy access to kitchen essentials, including a pull-out crock cabinet with paper towel dispenser, spice rack and pot-and-pan drawer with moveable pegs to fit individual pieces. A two-sided Grohe faucet dispenses regular drinking and filtered sparkling water.
Equally plush is the contemporary master bath designed by CSI Kitchen and Bath. “The bathroom is the place our clients think of as their ‘Calgon take me away’ zone,” says CSI designer Steven Gamper. Curved walls struck a modern note, while the shower referenced the separate-but-adjoining shower trend. A his-and-hers shower is divided by a coated glass wall that prevents water spots, and the shower accounts for individual preferences in shower heads, body sprays, steam and shower bars. Heated floors extend past the bathroom floor into the shower floors and seats.
A neck-deep circular soaking tub with lights and bubble-generating system is perfect for winding down. Dual vanities are divided by a nook with built-in shelves, while Silestone polished-quartz counters combine easy maintenance and a sleek contrast to rich rosewood cabinetry.