Trend Watch: Kitchen & Bath
Top Trends: Favorite Finds from the 2016 Luxury Living and Kitchen and Bath Industry Shows
Presented by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles at Phipps Plaza, the 2016 Luxury Living Showe exhibited the freshest trends in kitchen, bath and outdoor living, offering a glimpse into what’s next via the expertly designed Dream Kitchen, Dream Bath and Outdoor Living Display. Designed by Bell Kitchen & Bath Studios, the kitchen (pictured) balanced a fresh, neutral palette with thoughtful details and textured elements. “Our vision for this year’s design was to create a classic Atlanta kitchen that was sophisticated and elegant—but with a dash of unexpected flair,” says Courtney Foster Shearer, senior designer at Bell Kitchen & Bath Studios. Read More.
The Couleur Collection, curated for La Cornue by Atlanta-based design doyenne Suzanne Kasler, adds briliant, but classically inspired French hues to the renowned French company’s repertoire. The Basilica hue, pictured, is available exclusively for La Corneu’s Chateau range, but other hues, like the rouge Liberté, the cream Blanc and green-gray Tapestry, are also available on the CornuFé and 1908 ranges. Available through Design Galleria, (404) 261-0111; designgalleria.net, and PIRCH.
Celebrated designer Kelly Wearstler and tile and stone manufacturer Ann Sacks have joined forces to create three curated tile and stone collections: Tableau, Liaison and Maven. Featuring handmade designs inspired by Wearstler’s signature prints, the collections showcase a range of textural materials and striking motifs such as the Liaison, pictured. annsacks.com
German-based BLANCO made waves when it debuted the innovative IKON apron-front sink, made from its scratch-, stain- and heat-resistant SILIGRANIT and available in three colors: white, anthracite and café brown. A custom-fit floating grid accessory is also available for use with the IKON, ideal for additional workspace or as a trivet on the countertop. Available through PIRCH, (404) 341-7555; pirch.com
With a nod to the linear design of buildings in the English village of Ellastone,’s Ella Marble features intricate lattice designs embedded in a sophisticated marbled gray backdrop, cultivating a timeless sense of movement and elegance. Available through Construction Resources, (404) 378-3220; crhomeusa.com
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The latest addition to Gaggenau’s Ventilation 200 Series, the AF 210 visor, features top-of-the-line technology such as a dimmable LED light and a powerful blower for air recirculation and extraction. Featuring materials such as brushed stainless steel and glass, the visor is compatible with all Gaggenau cooktop models, integrating seamlessly into any kitchen design. Available through Kitchens Atlanta, (404) 702-1752
Mounted underneath stone or engineered stone, Viking’s ingenious Incogneeto Induction Warmer transforms a countertop or stone-topped furniture piece into a warmer. With four temperature settings and a cooking diameter of approximately 12 inches, the unit is invisible when not in use and is capable of heating cookware or bakeware directly through solid stone. Available through Builder Specialties, (404) 233-6131; builderspecialties.net