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The kitchen and bath are the heart and soul of the home. Here, we offer inspiring projects, innovative products and expert insights for stylishly staging these epicenters of everyday life.

PERFECTLY ALIGNED This kitchen designed by ALNO Atlanta boasts clean lines and maximum storage space with floor-to-ceiling windows and multiple cabinets.

Luxurious design powerhouse ALNO Atlanta gave this spectacular kitchen a modern update. The deluxe kitchen features the brand’s newest finish, dubbed ALNO Cera, a ceramic one that boasts the perfect balance between gloss and matte. The kitchen, a handle-less design, uses innovative touch latch doors, which pop open in response to a firm tap. Another unique and contemporary facet is the kitchen’s Channel System. Tim Galloway of ALNO says, “The Channel System is a handle-less design that eliminates all the hardware to produce a very minimalistic kitchen.” With an undeniable sense of style, ALNO has proven itself a premier kitchen manufacturer in design. 969 Marietta St., 404.254.1928

Family-owned Eggersmann, a German luxury kitchen design company, takes minimalism to the max with its Unique Collection of sinks, countertops, walls and assorted work surfaces. An island made of heavily veined Grigio Carnico limestone and contrasting white quartz looks stunning against a backdrop of tall brushed smoked oak veneer cabinets. 

What is trending now for kitchens?

“Hot trends are dramatically colored cabinetry (think teal) and separate working kitchens alongside a show kitchen. Countertop trends are marble, quartz—anything with movement in the material; lots of thick, laminated island edges. Our clients are making subtle statements.” –Liz Davies, managing director, ESD Homes

The top choice of range for both culinary elites and discerning homemakers, La Cornue partnered with Atlanta-based interior designer Suzanne Kasler to craft the Suzanne Kasler Couleur Collection. Available in two models—the original, five-burner CornuFé and the grand Château—the ranges can be ordered with a multitude of customizable configurations and in 10 très chic shades, such as Liberté pink, Roquefort blue and soft Pasture green. La variété est l’épice de la vie, n’est pas? PIRCH Atlanta, Lenox Marketplace, 3535 Peachtree Road, Ste. 230, 404.341.7555

NATURAL BEAUTY Mathews Furniture + Design's Nina Nash and Don Easterling made it their goal to create a relaxed and natural feel, but still include special features.

This stunning home that sits on seven acres in Milton experienced a true transformation thanks to Anne Cicconi, owner of White Horse Interiors and Renovations. Cicconi says, “Combining wood doors, seeded glass and open shelving helped create the warm and inviting atmosphere.” The ceiling, lined with stunning reclaimed wooden beams, sets the high standard of quality in this luscious space that radiates elegance and simplicity. With a tiled backsplash from Traditions in Tile; custom walnut cabinetry from Elmwood Kitchens; classic soapstone accents from Construction Resources; and appliances from Dacor, GE and more, this kitchen is a refined riff on tradition indeed. 678.463.3496

What new looks are you seeing for kitchen and bath?

“More clients are willing to hear ideas on incorporating interesting ceiling and floor treatments to complete the emotional connection to the design. Even in this age of amazing available materials, they are tired of seeing the same look rehashed in magazines. They are ready for change and individual looks through color, materials and technology.” –Anne Cicconi, owner, White Horse Interiors and Renovations

Oenophiles are sure to delight in Dacor’s newly unveiled Discovery WineStation. As the first automated, temperature-controlled wine-dispensing and -preserving system for the home, the appliance holds four regular to magnum-size bottles at a time. Able to keep your venerable vintages fresh for up to 60 days after they’re opened, it enables you to pair your pour to your mood. Builder Specialties, 761 Miami Circle, Ste. D, 678.389.4685 

Waterworks’ Abbott leather pulls are less hardware, more fashion, somehow managing to add both warmth and sophistication with their boldly stitched, thick Italian leather that wraps rich metal nickel, unlacquered brass and vintage patina finishes. The vegetable-tanned leather is available in chocolate or chestnut, and the pulls come in a trio of sizes: 4, 6 and 12 inches. 1 W. Paces Ferry Road, 404.266.1080

Originally owned by the Archdiocese of Atlanta, this Habersham home that once featured a small chapel and holy water space has made a full 180 after ESD Homes took over, with Managing Director Liz Davies at the helm. She says, “For ESD Homes, it is paramount to ensure that architecture, design and construction are all cohesive in execution,” which is why designer Karla Morris of KGM Designs worked closely with Davies to ensure the perfection of the space from the sleek Bottega supplied, Stone Solutions fabricated tiled floors to the custom, open-concept Pella windows that allow for sunshine-filled breakfasts at the island. The state-of-the art stainless steel kitchen appliances including the refrigerator from Sub-Zero and the dishwashers from Miele add an air of cool industrialism to the space. Complementing the brilliantly white room is a lengthy bar with overhead Woodtec Millwork custom cabinets donning glassware that’s essential for any cocktail hour, and a miniature wine fridge. 196A 14th St., 404.567.5431

After eight years in her Midtown loft, principal interior designer Traci Rhoads of Traci Rhoads Interiors decided it was finally time to transform her typical builder-grade kitchen into her dream culinary space. The piece that kicked off the start of the renovation was the antiqued mirrored backsplash. She says, “I fell in love with this at Renaissance Tile & Bath and had to have it.” A fan of deep contrasts, Rhoads chose Bell Kitchen & Bath Studios cabinets with a lighter stain to bring out both the cabinets’ own color and that of her chocolate-brown wood floors. For a sharpened and polished look, Rhoads installed brand new Jenn-Air appliances and Lucite and polished nickel pulls on the cabinetry. Not to mention the floating island topped with Carrara marble countertops that feature waterfall marble by Steven Stone, a glass and polished nickel chandelier and a ROHL stainless steel industrial-chic sink. 112 Krog St., Ste. 9, 404.971.4423

During Milan Design Week, Italian design company Boffi debuted Pitt Hobs, a cooking system developed with Dutch company Pitt Holland. The professional-grade gas burners are fully integrated into your countertop for a seamless application. Up to six burners can be configured in 29 formations for complete customization while the enamel cast-iron matte-black elements and knobs turn your cooking area into a study in minimalism.

Started more than 25 years ago, Stone Forest is a group of artisans and designers who work with stones, metals and wood to craft kitchen, bathroom and garden sinks, bathtubs and fountains. Inspired by nature, Stone Forest lets the beauty of the raw materials shine. Introduced at the most recent ICFF, the Papillon tub, which weighs in at 2,200 pounds and requires structural support, is handcarved from a single block of Cumulo granite. PIRCH Atlanta, Lenox Marketplace, 3535 Peachtree Road., Ste. 230, 404.341.7555

What is the metal of the moment for kitchen or bath?

“Brass is back! Not the shiny ’90s brass; this is champagne brass, soft and rich with an elegant style paired with classic or modern fixtures. Modern continues to gain traction in the residential kitchen and bath market, but classic white kitchens and bathrooms are always in style.” –John Rogers, president, John Rogers Renovations Inc.

Perhaps the most unique feature of designer and homeowner Karina Bryant’s completely redesigned kitchen is the floor, which is buffed and sealed concrete that looks and feels like granite. The genius idea came from founder and CEO of Imery Group Luis Imery, who says, “This type of floor has been very popular for us since we built another contemporary home in Serenbe.” The clean lines and cool-toned color palette that consists of soft grays and stark whites bring this updated kitchen into the modern era. With Cowan Supply as the plumbing purveyor, the Elkay sink and prep sink, GROHE faucet and Kohler disposal were no-brainers for
this chic and contemporary space. The marbled wood cabinets from Wood-Mode; tiled backsplash from Get New Floors Today, a subsidiary of Construction Resources; and appliances from GE Monogram make this do-it-all kitchen a space that’s certainly up to any task. 3021 Atlanta Highway, Ste. 105, 770.294.1014

Managing Director Liz Davies of ESD Homes, architect Ross Piper of Ross Piper Architect and interior designer Karla Morris of KGM Designs decided to soften the feel and the look of the master bathroom with a whiteout color palette that includes soft shades of cream and gray. The tonal shades blend seamlessly with the beautiful Equator marble supplied by Bottega Stone, which was then cut and polished by Stone Solutions. Davies says, “The bathroom is one of the most sensually pleasing spaces we’ve completed. The owners are busy professionals who need a place to rest and rejuvenate. This space feels as peaceful as it looks and expresses the owners’ taste perfectly.” Complete with heated floors, shower and toilet doors from Home Fusion and a rectangular framed white bathtub from MTI that sits between two large Pella windows, the master bathroom provides a relaxing sanctuary that looks and feels like a spa. The space is as stunning as it is functional, with custom cabinetry from Leonard Cabinet Company, a deep-set sink from Kohler and whimsically shaped fixtures from Brizo. The whole room is tied together with the sparklingly white geometric shapes of tile on the ground from Capital Floors. 196A 14th St., 404.567.5431

For those who find knobs and levels and anything manual so 20th century, Kohler debuted the DTV+ digital shower system. The interface, a sleek touchpad, brings together water, steam, lighting and music for a multisensory experience. The system is customizable (you can save six presets), and also comes equipped with preprogrammed hydrotherapies. The DTV+ system, at a minimum, requires one interface ($995), a K-99694 mounting bracket ($80), and the K-99695 system controller ($865). 3167 Peachtree Road NE, Ste. M

Atlanta-based architect and interior designer Mark Williams has done it again. His newest tile collection places a heavy focus on a muted warm and cool gray color palette that’s accented with stark whites and intense charcoals. In addition to its riveting color complements, the patterns, all heavily geometric, bring personality and life to the designs. From circles within circles to Moroccan-inspired patterns, this series of six designs that are composed of Thassos, d’argento and Carrara marble and limestone is sure to awaken any room anywhere. From $46 per square foot, ADAC, 351 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, Studio A, Ste. 503, 678.539.6886

In honor of its 60th anniversary, THG Paris has given design lovers an exquisite gift. Numero 60, a special rendition of the brand’s iconic Pétale de Cristal collection with Baccarat, features the line’s exclusive lotus flower-inspired design, which is engraved by hand, filled with gold powder and finished with a gold-plated crystal top. Elegant Additions, 674 Miami Circle, 770.945.8088

Crafted from TitanCeram, a clay, quartz, feldspar and titanium oxide that allows precise design in high-quality ceramics, Villeroy & Boch’s jewel-like Octagon washbasin and cylindrical base were created by Kai Steffan, who admits the difficult form and finely drawn sharp edges can only be achieved using TitanCeram. The washbasin’s base can be customized in real wood, stone veneer or leather. Atlanta Noland, 4084 Presidential Parkway, 770.458.2111; European Kitchen & Bathworks, 2655 Buford Highway, 770.936.0512

What are some fresh yet functional ideas for designing your kitchen and bath?

“Incorporating accessories and lights into the cabinets increases the functionality and makes a highly efficient space.” –Shane Lyle, president, Strathmore Floors

When it comes to their latest bathroom project, Nina Nash and Don Easterling of Mathews Furniture + Design sought to convey tranquility in both the ambience of the space and in the pieces themselves. Nash says of their inspiration, “We fell in love with the unique aesthetic details of the unlacquered brass R.W. Atlas faucet from Waterworks, so that really started the whole design process.” The designers then moved to the two custom-made pieces, which include The Furniture Guild’s marble vanity and DEX Industries’ vessel sink. “All these beautiful elements came together to create a warm and layered design that is definitely one-of-a-kind!” says Nash. Some of those elements include decorative accessories such as the heated towel bar from Waterworks, the bold mirror by Arteriors, the antique brass sconces by Visual Comfort and, of course, the handpainted wall by Kass Wilson. 1240 W. Paces Ferry Road NW, 404.237.8271