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CONTENTS JULY 2012
AGAINST THE GRAIN A young collector transforms a white-box interior into a space that’s rich in charm and character
WRITTEN BY HEATHER J. PAPER
NATURAL BEAUTY In North Georgia, architect William H. Harrison and designer Barbara Howard create a chic cabin retreat for an Atlanta family WRITTEN BY BRIAN DESARRO
70 MIX MASTERS Mid-century modern meets sophisticated southern style in designer Scott Laslie and Alex Guerrero’s San Francisco apartment WRITTEN BY ELIZABETH RALLS
SPECIAL SECTION: BATH OF THE YEAR WINNERS The stylish results of our 23rd annual contest NEWS The newest, must-have products for the kitchen and bath; plus, the latest happenings on the local kitchen and bath scene DREAM KITCHEN Highlights from our third-annual luxury kitchen at Phipps Plaza IDEAS Inspiration from the 2011 Cashiers Designer Showhouse
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CALENDAR News from the local arts scene NAOMI Our resident tastemaker checks out local loos FOOD Dispatches from the local culinary scene; can’t-resist cocktails ETC. Marcia celebrates summer—in style
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busy around here. The magazine produced and sponsored a number of designer showhouses, collaborated on a kitchen that was built in Phipps Plaza (see page 36) and moved into new, larger offices. Everything but the move was fun, yet we’re slowly settling into our new spaces. There’s something about starting with a blank slate that inspires—or forces—you to get organized and prioritize what’s important. Should I save or recycle? Donate or discard? I can relate to the winners of our bath of the year contest (starting on page 11), who went through similar experiences, whether they built from scratch or remodeled an existing space. Wherever you’re reading this issue, I hope it finds you settled, not surrounded by boxes waiting to be unpacked. I’m thinking that the rest of mine can wait until autumn.
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judge’ s notebook: “A true lifestyle experience. Intelligently laid out, this bath is a unique architectural statement that smoothly connects to the adjoining space and nature beyond.” –-MATTHEW RAO, BATH CONTEST JUDGE 12
Modern Marvel A sleek, spa-like bath is packed with ingenuity and visual panache Equal parts function and imagination, this master bath by architect Scott West blurs the lines between outdoors and in, accomplished by letting walls of Ipe wood and slate extend from the bath to the home’s exterior. Taking inspiration from his client’s experiences at high-end hotels, West dreamed up a concept reminiscent of three-dimensional art. “The design approach was more that each wall, plane and element in the architectural composition be treated as an object ﬂoating in 3-D space,” says West. “The interstitial spaces become the windows, as opposed to the more obvious design approach of creating a standard room ‘box’ to which the windows are simply applied and interior elements placed within.” West was so committed to his vision, in fact, that when the tight budget meant the Ipe wood was going to be replaced with a less-expensive substitute, the architect offered to install bands of the South American wood himself so as not to go over budget.
GET THE LOOK left to right Lucite “Ice” Soap Dish, $99.50. Frontgate, Phipps Plaza,
3500 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta 30326. (866) 841-7170; frontgate.com Moen 90 Degree Bath Faucet, $309.90. Available through Ferguson Enterprises, Inc., 764 Miami Circle, Atlanta 30324. (404) 495-9919; ferguson.com Silver Gray Honed Slate, call for pricing. Floor & Decor, 1690 Northeast Expressway, Atlanta 30329. (404) 315-6287; ﬂooranddecoroutlets.com Micro-cotton Hand Towels in Smoke, $15. Suite Spot, 1465 Chattahoochee Ave., Atlanta 30318. (404) 891-1000; suitespot.net 13
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STYLE (baths) 23RD ANNUAL
A twist on classic design elements delivers an elegant escape of a bygone era Although simplicity takes center stage in this beautifully designed master bath by Barbara Westbrook, the designer creates plenty of intrigue. Subtle variations in scale—from the petite ﬂoor tile to the oversized limestone baseboards to the tall marble surrounds—give the minimalistic space an understated allure. Other posh details include custom iron doors and windows that reﬂect the home’s charming Early American exterior, as does the pewter-like ﬁ nish on the plumbing ﬁ xtures. “The house has a very timeless feel and it was important to create that same look in here while also being very fresh,” Westbrook says. A crisp black-and-white color palette is at once classic and modern, while a luxurious soaking tub from Waterworks, presiding in one corner of the octagonal ﬂoor plan, harkens to a simpler time by giving the homeowners a place to pause and take in the breathtaking view of the property’s pool and gardens. 16
judge’ s notebook: “The subtle use of color creates a light and airy effect.
It makes an elegant statement without being overdone.” –KENNETH LYNCH, BATH CONTEST JUDGE
GET THE LOOK top to bottom Cairo Robe, $185. Gramercy Fine Linens & Furnishings,
2351 A Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta 30305. (404) 846-9244; shopgramercy.com. Vivacites de Bach Energizing Bath Salts, $38. C.O. Bigelow, bigelowchemists.com Opus Anticato Large Weave in Calacatta and Negro Marquina, call for pricing. Walker Zanger, 791 Miami Circle, Atlanta 30324. (404) 365-9991; walkerzanger.com Pratt & Lambert’s Brierwood 11-27; prattandlambert.com
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STYLE (baths) 23RD ANNUAL
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Fresh Appeal Smart solutions add modern ﬂair to a historic home’s aging bath When the homeowners of a historic 1920s Neil Reed-designed home approached Mark Williams Design Associates for a master bath renovation, the cabinets were literally at their breaking point. In much need of repair and aesthetic attention, Mark Williams ﬁ rst tackled the issue of space—or lack thereof. “It’s an unusual, long and narrow space by today’s standards, but was probably considered a really ample master bath during its original era,” he explains. To maximize the perception of space, a custom vanity with exposed nickel plumbing was designed to increase the visible ﬂoor area. Also adding some dimension, and providing a solution to the lack of vanity storage, are mirrorclad recessed medicine cabinets against a backsplash of polished stainless steel with a mirror ﬁ nish. To both divide and soften the space, two custom drapery rods were mounted to the ceiling; one deﬁ nes the bathing area and supports the shower curtain while the second cleverly conceals the commode. 20
GET THE LOOK top to bottom Laura Mercier Honey Bath, $40. Available through Nordstrom, Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Rd. NE, (404) 442- 3000; nordstrom.com Custom Gray Color, Karpaty Cabinets LLC, 1535 Oak Industrial Ln., Cumming 30041. (678) 947-8188; karpatycabinets.com Tribeca Classic White Hexagon Tile, call for pricing. Walker Zanger, 791 Miami Circle, Atlanta 30324. (404) 365-9991; walkerzanger.com Pharmacy Frosted Glass Accessories, $16-59. Restoration Hardware, 120 Perimeter Center West, Atlanta 30346. (770) 804-9040; restorationhardware.com
judge’ s notebook: “Although often overlooked in baths, using drapery is a
nice touch because it can help soften the hard surfaces in the space. But the room’s standout element is the marble’s strong movement.” –TIM ODOM, BATH CONTEST JUDGE 21
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Light & Bright An awkward and outdated bath is reimagined with modern charm The homeowners of a dated ranch home asked Terracotta Properties for a little magic when it came to the renovation of their pint-sized master bath. “The ﬁ rst thing we needed to do was re-orient the location of things because it was unsightly to walk in the door and immediately see the commode,” recalls Ili Nilsson of her ﬁ rm’s design approach. Space from an adjacent closet was absorbed to relocate the commode, which effectively provided the space for a dual vanity from IKEA. Next came cosmetic relief. A backdrop of ﬂoorto-ceiling smoky-gray glass tile provides visual drama and the perception of depth, while clean-lined, light-reﬂecting materials—such as Venatino marble on the ﬂoor and shower walls—create the illusion of an open and airy bath, despite the room’s small footprint. Carrying out the unfussy aesthetic are frameless mirrors, minimal chrome accessories and a clear globe pendant. 24
GET THE LOOK top to bottom Sherwin-Williams’ Fleur de Sel 7666; sherwin-williams.
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judge’ s notebook: “This design shows innovative ways to upgrade an overall
look with the simplest of details and cost-effective solutions.” – MELANIE MILLNER, BATH CONTEST JUDGE
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What’s NEXT A preview of the latest introductions from the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, arriving in showrooms this summer
Kallista has introduced a new gemstone to its selection of faucet and accessory inserts for its Amédée line: rock crystal. Ferguson Bath & Kitchen, 764 Miami Circle NE, Suite 126, Atlanta 30324. (404) 495-9919; ferguson.com
The Neorest Shower Booth from Toto offers bathers full control of their shower’s water temperature and volume from a touch-button control panel that is accessible from both outside and inside the unit. European Sink Atlanta, 2655 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta 30324. (770) 676-1096; europeansinkatlanta.com
Ann Sacks collaborated with Los Angeles artist and ceramicist Daniel Ogassian for its latest tile line, Ogassian. Ann Sacks, Atlanta Decorative Arts Center. (404) 264-0255; annsacks.com
Gilded Meadow is the latest design in the Artist Editions collection from Kohler. The pattern is featured on the Conical Bell Vessels bathroom sink and on complementary wall tiles. Plumbing Distributors Inc., 1121 Huff Rd. NW, Atlanta 30318. (404) 352-5003; relyonpdi.com
In addition to the handle control, the MotionSense from Moen can be operated two additional ways: a wave sensor at the top of the faucet is controlled by a simple hand movement, and a ready sensor near the base is activated when something is placed beneath the spout. Cowan Supply, 3032 Bankers Industrial Dr., Atlanta 30360. (404) 351-6351; cowansupply.com
A highlight of the new +Artesio kitchen concept by Poggenpohl is the functional arch with an innovative ceiling element that integrates all of the elements necessary for a kitchen’s lighting, ventilation and sound systems. Poggenpohl Atlanta, 3280 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 125, Atlanta 30305. (404) 816-7275; atlanta. poggenpohl.com
Braemar is one of the newest additions to Cambria’s offering of more than 100 natural quartz surface designs. Atlanta Kitchen Inc., 201 Laredo Dr., Decatur 30030. (404) 378-3220; constructionresourcesusa.com
Wolf’s new Convection Steam Oven is more than 25 percent larger than other steam oven products on the market. In addition to a larger interior, the external boiler heats water quickly and efficiently, and can be reﬁlled without interrupting the cooking process. Guy T. Gunter Appliances, 1610 Southland Circle NW, Atlanta 30318. (404) 874-7529; guytgunterappliances.com
Kitchen + Bath News » COLONIAL LIGHTING is broadening its reach in the home market with the addition of appliances to its inventory. The showroom on Peachtree Industrial now boasts working kitchens and vignettes of lines such as Viking, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, LG and JennAir. 120 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Sugar Hill 30518 (770) 932-3585; colonial-lighting.com » The PORCELANOSA showroom is now open at ADAC West. Open to designers and consumers alike, the showroom features brilliant displays of ﬁ ne tile and plumbing. 349 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, Suite B2, Atlanta 30305. (404) 973-0640; porcelanosa-usa.com » Still located in the same building on Peachtree Street, PEDINI ATLANTA, a leader in contemporary kitchens and furnishings, has moved its showroom into Bulthaup’s former street-level space. 800 Peachtree St., Suite G, Atlanta 30308. (404) 817-3313; pediniatlanta.com » RAO DESIGN STUDIO has moved from its quaint Peachtree Street digs to a more spacious location on Juniper Street. Featuring SieMatic cabinetry and Gaggeneau appliances, the new space also features the new BeauxArts.02 Collection on display in a working kitchen. 905 Juniper St. NW, Atlanta 30309. (404) 815-5655; raodesignstudio.com » Two of Atlanta’s largest remodeling companies have changed locations. HOME REBUILDERS has moved next door to Zonolite
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About the Judges KENNETH LYNCH is a graduate of the Architectural School at the University of Virginia. He is a licensed professional who is registered in the states of Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, New York and New Jersey, and accredited with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. His ﬁ rm, Kenneth Lynch & Associates, Inc., is a full-service residential architecture ﬁ rm with expertise in the design and renovation of ﬁ ne residences. Established in 1986, the ﬁ rm has achieved an outstanding reputation for its architectural design dedicated to enduring style, attention to detail and strong client relationships. Their work stretches along the East Coast, including Atlanta’s upscale neighborhoods of Buckhead, Brookhaven and Ansley Park; Georgia’s Rabun County; Islands of theBahamas; and up to New York City’s Midtown and surrounds. MELANIE MILLNER received her degree in interior design from the
University of Texas–Austin in 1990. She established The Design Atelier, Inc. in 1993 and has since worked on corporate and residential projects, both nationally and internationally. Her projects have been featured in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Better Homes & Gardens and The Atlanta Business Chronicle. She has received ASID Design Excellence Awards in 2008, 2009 and 2011. Millner has served on the board of ASID for the past two years.
TIM ODOM is an award-winning Master Kitchen & Bath Designer. Odom’s company, Kitchen + Bath Artisans, is a full-service design ﬁ rm specializing in, but not limited to, kitchen and bath design. This offers clients architectural, interior design and consultation services for residential and commercial projects. In the past 27 years, Odom has designed over 500 kitchens, ranging from modest to high-end and traditional to modern. His client list includes Fortune 500 executives, celebrities, families and individuals from coast to coast. Odom’s Atlanta studio serves the Southeast while a second studio in Sonoma, California, is being planned to serve clients in northern California. His work has been featured in many lifestyle and trade publications, as well as regional showcase homes. MATTHEW RAO began his career in 1988 as a modernist pioneer in a staunchly traditional Southern environment. He has gracefully succeeded and impacted the course of design–not just in kitchens, but in architecture and lifestyle, as well–in Atlanta and across the nation. His design and construction framework is widely recognized for a keenly honed ethic of peak service and professionalism. Rao’s ability to draw from a reservoir of personal spiritual practice and a stance of global citizenry facilitates rich relationships with clients and ensures experiential satisfaction with his designs and processes. Rao’s design legacy is fueled by architectural, artistic, social and ecocentric passions for farm-to-school food initiatives, great kitchens for low-income housing, public transportation, art, photography, travel and expert skiing. Rao was awarded the grand prize in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles’ 2010 Kitchen of the Year competition.
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DURING THE MONTH OF MAY, the Center Court at Phipps Plaza was home to the 2012 Dream Kitchen, sponsored by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. Designed and built by Inspirations Kitchen & Bath Studio, with interior design by John Fernandez and Jennifer True, the space was a living laboratory for showcasing the latest design trends for today’s lifestyles. For this ephemeral space—the third one built at the mall in as many years—the design teams chose rich textures, lively patterns and sleek ﬁxtures and hardware. Four unique materials, including two Cambria solid 38
surfaces, ceramic tile and walnut, were used for the countertop, dining table and backsplashes. Coupled with cork ﬂooring, stateof-the art storage and Thermador appliances, even upholstered seating, the bold mix of materials provided a warmth and intimacy to the large-scale space. Counter- and table-height seating showcased the room’s versatility in accomodating two or twenty. This year’s kitchen at Phipps Plaza was built over the course of two nights in May while the mall was closed. To see a two-minute time-lapse video that captures the 14 hours of construction, go to atlantahomesmag.com/2012kitchen.
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I recently read an article in which a famous sushi chef talked about the super-duper Toto toilets that he had chosen for his new Vegas restaurant. The reason these particular toilets were selected, he said, was because they had heated seats. Apparently, Sushi Chef hates to sit on a cold toilet seat. I suppose that I don’t like cold seats either, but I’ve never given it much thought. I’m just happy to have a toilet. Back in my mama’s early days, she had to use an outhouse, one with a crescent moon cutout in the door. By the time I was growing up in Montezuma, Georgia, indoor plumbing had long since arrived, but on visits to a cousin’s old homestead, yours truly recalls having to use a Sears Roebuck catalog for toilet paper on more than one occasion. I don’t understand restaurants and hotels that brag about their fancy toilet seats in their public bathrooms, even mentioning them in their marketing materials. Whatever happened to the unspoken rule that one never sits on a toilet seat in a public bathroom? Remember what your mother told you? Something else that I absolutely cannot abide is coed public bathrooms. There should be a law against them! I’ll never forget the time I was using a public loo in England, only to see hairy ankles peeking out from the stall next to mine. I just assumed that they belonged to a big, burly woman from some Eastern Bloc country, but lo and behold, it was a big, burly man who walked out! I had a different scare in another bathroom, this time at my favorite Atlanta fondue restaurant. I went to the ladies room and upon walking into the stall, I saw a pirate with his face pressed up against a window spying on me! At first, I thought I was seeing things—thanks to the three Harvey Wallbangers I had consumed—but then I realized that the Peeping Tom pirate was actually just a large photograph, albeit a realistic one! I’m warming up to the idea of those heated toilet seats, though. Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Montezuma anymore!
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The new fabric collection. Karen Hott and Kelly Carlisle. Gina Christman and Lisa Newsom. Carolyn Abrams Taylor, Loren Audrey Taylor and Janet Prioleau. Melissa Kirkpatrick.
Deborah and Gary Mann, Matthew Weldon, Randy and Debbie Grizzel Sean O’Keefe and Vance Wilham. At left: Chip Cheatham and Tish Mills. The invitation.
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A YOUNG COLLECTOR TRANSFORMS A WHITE-BOX INTERIOR INTO A SPACE THAT’S RICH IN CHARM AND CHARACTER
Written by Heather J. Paper
Photographed by Sarah Dorio
Produced by Susan Uedelhofen
Adding a rich pop of color to the living area is an antique map that homeowner George Krauth had been holding onto for ages, but never had just the right spot for. To double the drama, he ordered a shade for the nearby ﬂoor lamp in the exact same turquoise color. opposite Upon moving into his new residence, Krauth did little more in the kitchen than to replace the appliances, hardware and countertops, and add a backsplash of glazed brick from Waterworks. A once-nondescript storage piece was given a coat of automobile primer and topped with cut-to-ﬁt marble, transforming it into a handsome—and handy—bar.
THE CREATIVE MANAGER for Jamestown Properties, George Krauth oversees aesthetics and branding for commercial real estate nationwide which, locally, includes Ponce City Market and White Provision. But that ﬁ ne eye for aesthetics serves him well personally, too, attested by his parttime home in MidCity Lofts. “I’d looked at MidCity 10 years ago after graduating from Georgia Tech,” he recalls. “The design of the building always resonated with me; it was so unlike anything built in this city before. So I jumped at the opportunity when I needed a part-time home in Atlanta.” Krauth, who has traditionally owned older homes, found the opportunity to live in something relatively new exciting. Speciﬁcally, he liked that the modern loft featured vast expanses of glass and epoxied concrete ﬂoors, but not the clichéd exposed ductwork. The ﬁ rst order of business was to paint the backdrop white—the walls, the ceiling, everything. But ﬁ nding the right white “took forever,” he admits. “I’d paint one wall what I thought was the perfect shade, but it was a cloudy day. Once the sun came out, I realized I needed something different—and so on.” The trial-and-error method paid off, though, resulting in a light space that beautifully showcases his mix of old and new possessions. “I like the mix of elegance and comfort with a modern palette,” he says, pointing out an English roll-arm sofa as an example. “I think you can have a contemporary space but have a classic sofa to curl up in; it all works as long you choose items throughout that are similar in texture and scale.” One sweeping glance of this residence makes it clear that the homeowner is a masterful collector. But he modestly deﬂects the compliment, giving credit instead to his upbringing. “My mother was a writer and an artist, and her mother was a master gardener,” he says. “I think all that creativity had an impact on me.”
A custom table top made of reclaimed heart pine is supported by hairpin legs, creating a multi-purpose server/ desk/dining area. Old library chairs made of walnut were spray-coated white, giving them a fresh lease on life. opposite, clockwise from top left Found in a Chattanooga salvage store, this wooden bench—securely attached to the wall—is equally adept at providing seating or storage. Plus, its peeling paint echoes the predominant blue hue of the nearby portrait of George Washington from Hatch Show Print (appropriate since this homeowner and the ﬁrst president share the same name). Because Krauth is a big fan of letterpress, this antique type from Scotland was the perfect gift from his sister. The very ﬁrst thing moved into the condominium was a treasured family heirloom; Krauth keeps many of his favorite things tucked inside this 200-year-old chestnut cabinet. 59
HOMEOWNER GEORGE KRAUTH EFFORTLESSLY MIXES VINTAGE FINDS WITH CONTEMPORARY FURNISHINGS
From those family members, and others, he’s inherited some meaningful pieces over the years, and relishes grouping those with new ﬁ nds. “I typically try to avoid a lot of clutter, so I keep many of my favorite things tucked inside an heirloom, 200-year-old chestnut cabinet,” he adds. “Besides the sentimental nature, it is very practical.” Still, it’s the storied pasts of many an item—be it a newly found piece or a family heirloom—that give this MidCity condo its heart. In the dining area, for instance, a vintage globe was found on eBay, but Krauth drove to Ohio to pick it up rather than take the chance that it wouldn’t arrive in pristine condition. And next to it, a blownup image of a handwritten letter is by no means random; Krauth found the original letter in a dresser that he inherited from his grandfather. “It was addressed in 1917 by my great-grandmother to her uncle, who just happens to be my namesake,” he explains. Krauth seems to ﬁ nd creative inspiration at every turn; one can only wonder what he’ll be inspired by next. SEE RESOURCES, BACK OF BOOK. In the bedroom, a modern version of a wingback chair is decked out in white cotton twill with a custom brown mohair seat cushion. An eight-drawer chest from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams also serves as a console while anchoring a group of artworks by Brooklyn’s Richard Haines. “I ﬁrst saw Richard Haines’ drawing in The New York Times,” Krauth recalls. “I reached out to him about purchasing a sketch, and he invited me out to his studio in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn. I took a friend with me and we sifted through hundreds over a couple of hours—and I left with seven!” opposite By building a 1x6 tongue-and-groove headboard right into the space, Krauth was able to accommodate a California king-size bed. The mobile is from ABC Carpet & Home in New York. 60
IN NORTH GEORGIA, ARCHITECT WILLIAM H. HARRISON AND DESIGNER BARBARA HOWARD CREATE A CHIC CABIN RETREAT FOR AN ATLANTA FAMILY Written by Brian Desarro Photographed by Chris Little Produced by Clinton Smith
With plans to host friends and family at their second home, the homeowners requested comfortable seating for entertaining. The custom dining table is made of wood from a South American tree. The concrete console is from Bradley Hughes.
ALL TOO OFTEN, a project gets caught in the crosshairs between architecture and design. But for West and Katie Johnson’s modern take on an Amish-style cabin in the rolling hills of north Georgia, the collaboration of the two came together ﬂawlessly to form the dream project for all those on board. With the architecture by William H. Harrison of Harrison Design Associates and interior design by Barbara Howard of Marshall Howard Interior Design, the second home operates under the concept of what Harrison describes as “reﬁ ned rustic.” “It’s using natural and honest materials throughout the project, but put together in a very light and modern aesthetic,” the Atlanta architect says of the project. “We started with the concept of these
two log buildings connected by a central space—a generational concept with a put-together feel.” Those natural materials—such as the 12-inch thick, hand-hewn, native white pine logs found throughout the home—form the shining backdrop to the understated elegance of Howard’s signature interior design. “What I love most is that it’s a beautiful space on its own,” says the designer. The home’s façade blends into the surrounding countryside. A 24-foot-tall window allows morning sunlight to ﬂood the living room. opposite With hand-hewn logs enveloping the space, the living room features a “less-is-more” approach with the furnishings. Sculptural upholstery and lighting, and textural rattan chairs, complete the room. The chandelier is by Artemide. 65
“THE HOUSE JUST FEELS LIKE IT BELONGS THERE—LIKE IT IS PART OF THE LAND AND THAT IT COULD HAVE BEEN THERE FOR YEARS.” —ARCHITECT WILLIAM H. HARRISON
“The concept was to create a lowered ceiling above kitchen to keep it from being too volumetric,” Harrison says of the decision to add the landing above the cooking space. “It makes the kitchen more intimate, but allows for a more sculptural space that continues up the staircase into the secondstory area.” Floating beside the staircase in the adjacent breakfast area is a dazzling Alison Berger ﬁxture from Holly Hunt. Howard chose to combine glass, stainless steel, stone, iron and suede in the area to balance the wood walls and ﬂoors. Chairs are by Donghia; range is by Viking.
NATURAL MATERIALS, SUCH AS THE TWELVE-INCH THICK NATIVE WHITE PINE LOGS, FORM THE ELEGANT BACKDROP TO THE HOME’S UNDERSTATED INTERIORS The homeowners, personal friends of Harrison and his wife, bought into an idyllic conservancy located in Batesville with the idea of a safe house open to the surrounding countryside. “They wanted to feel safe and secure from the wilderness when they were in the home’s private spaces, but they wanted the main living space to be transparent to the environment,” Harrison says. “There was a lot of care and effort put into respecting the natural beauty of the property and transferring that into the natural materials of the home that are indigenous to that area.” The main challenge each member of the team faced was balancing the scale of the home with the comfortable lifestyle the homeowners were looking to achieve. “They have a fairly traditional home here in Atlanta, and were ready for cleaner lines and an easier style of living,” Howard says. 68
Harrison adds, “The cabin comes off as warm, cozy and comfortable, but the scale in the main space is pretty large. Mixing a lot of different elements in a manner that works proportionally with the scale was a challenge, keeping it an exciting, open and volumetric space.” In each room of the design, Howard says the entire team was on the same page. One of the more important elements throughout the space, the subtle ﬁ nish on the walls, was perhaps the most difﬁcult to get right. “The artisans that were on the project all cared about it equally,” she notes. “There were so many hours spent getting everything just right.” SEE RESOURCES, BACK OF BOOK. With elegant ﬁxtures and an expansive walk-in shower, the master bath proves that ‘rustic’ and ‘reﬁned’ aren’t mutually exclusive. opposite With a wall that stops short of the vaulted ceiling, the master bedroom evokes a space that appears to have been added on to over the years.
Thanks to a generously sized South of Market farm table and a pair of mid-century cabinets, the dining room is transformed from office space to dinner for eight in the blink of an eye. Iron chairs with brass pineapple ﬁnials and rattan armchairs from PierceMartin complete the relaxed, elegant look. Laslie found the turquoise vase on a sale rack on Bennett Street and immediately took it to Lamp Arts to have it wired as a lamp. Mirror is from Interiors Market. opposite The living room is a perfect example of Laslie’s layered approach. A Saarinen table, Bertoia chairs and marble cocktail table mingle effortlessly with slipcovered chairs, a down-ﬁlled sofa and an evolving collection of artwork. The room overlooks Twin Peaks, the highest point in San Francisco.
MID-CENTURY MODERN MEETS SOPHISTICATED SOUTHERN STYLE IN DESIGNER SCOTT LASLIE AND ALEX GUERRERO’S SAN FRANCISCO APARTMENT
Written by Elizabeth Ralls
Photographed by Kathryn MacDonald
Produced by Clinton Smith
COTT LASLIE LOVES LAYERS.
Using carefully curated colors with just the right contrast, playful but pretty patterns on pillows and rugs, and an almost effortless mix of periods and styles, the interior designer—like a sculptor—infuses his interiors with architectural dimension. So when love, business and fate collided, resulting in a move to San Francisco from Atlanta, it was with great ease that Laslie and partner Alex Guerrero, a mid-century purist, mingled their belongings to create a welcoming, personal space that’s every bit as fresh as it is fabulous. Tucked away in an anything-but-ordinary 1920s Spanish Baroque-style building in Buena Vista Park, their apartment-cumofﬁce is compact but clutter-free. “Living our lives in 900-square-feet, we’re around only the things we love the most,” Laslie says. “We make due with the space.” It’s a philosophy Laslie and Guerrero, a fashion consultant and former merchandising manager for Dockers and The North Face, have parlayed into a successful business platform called FoundMarket.com. Offering room-by-room design services—at exceptionally reasonable prices—the web-based experience is where do-it-yourself meets custom-designed spaces for today’s technology-, design- and price-savvy audience. “There are people who love HGTV, who want the hands-on experience
To take advantage of the master bedroom’s sprawling window bank, Laslie and Guerrero painted the walls in Benjamin Moore’s Silhouette. The dark walls become the perfect frame for enviable views of the city, “really an artwork in itself,” says Laslie, from a “dead-on view of St. Ignatius Catholic Church” to Golden Gate Park and the marina. The statue is from Interiors Market. 73
The mid-century nesting tables in the master bedroom were a gift from Guerreroâ€™s brother. The hallway features a rustic Chinese demilune from Mimi Williams Interiors and a contemporary painting from Lost Art Salon, a San Francisco gallery. opposite A composition of design books, art and ceramics forms its own still life.
LIKE A SCULPTOR, DESIGNER SCOTT LASLIE INFUSES HIS INTERIORS WITH DIMENSION.
and love the challenge of doing it themselves,” Laslie explains, “but they still need the nod from the designer to know that they’re doing the right thing.” Keeping design accessible and personal, in fact, was the foundation for their new home. On a moment’s notice, the dining room table—a farm table from South of Market—can be transformed from desk to dinner for eight, thanks to a pair of midcentury cabinets that gracefully conceal each man’s ofﬁce clutter. Also important to the pair is showcasing artwork they’ve collected through the years. Their solution: salon-style walls in the living room and master bedroom, which reveal a mixture of mediums and meanings, whether it’s a sketch by Atlanta artist Todd Murphy or a Paris ﬂea market ﬁ nd. Another element Laslie and Guerrero couldn’t ignore: the sixth-ﬂoor apart-
ment’s panoramic views, which stretch from the Paciﬁc to the Golden Gate Bridge to the San Francisco Bay. In the master bedroom, Laslie painted the walls in Benjamin Moore’s Silhouette, so at night the black wall of windows becomes a frame for the most beautiful work of all—enviable views of the city, down to the waves crashing beneath the Golden Gate Bridge and its red ﬂashing lights. It’s the ﬁ nal, ﬁ nishing layer that completes the home’s effortless complexity. SEE RESOURCES, BACK OF BOOK. 75
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PAGES 12-13 (modern marvel) West Architecture Studio, 614 Irwin St., Atlanta 30312. (404) 222-0962; westarchitecture.com SINK FAUCET & TUB FILLER Moen BATHTUB Duravit SHOWER FAUCETS Hudson Reed VANITY/SINK Custom designed by West Architecture Studio VANITY TOP FABRICATION Marmi Natural Stone CABINETRY FABRICATION Joe Disharoom/ Custom Kitchen Solutions MIRROR Custom designed by West Architecture Studio, fabricated by A&R Welding PENDANT LIGHTS Possini Euro WINDOW TREATMENTS Catherine Cocke Interiors SHOWER WALL MARBLE Dal-Tile LOW WALL MOSAIC Porcelanosa PAGES 16-17 (serene sanctuary) Westbrook Interiors, 2991 Hardman Court, Atlanta 30305. (404) 355-9430; westbrook interiors.com ARCHITECTURE Keith Summerour SCONCES Design Lighting Group BELL LANTERN Ainsworth-Noah & Associates CABINET KNOBS Etoile by Waterworks TOWEL Yves Delorme GLASS TOWEL BARS Urban Archeology COUNTERTOPS Walker Zanger BATH ACCESSORIES Waterworks PAGES 20-21 (fresh appeal) Mark Williams Design Associates, 659 Auburn Ave., Atlanta 30312. (678) 539-6886; markwilliams-design.com CUSTOM VANITY AND STORAGE CABINET Karpaty Cabinets LLC COUNTERTOP AND TUB SURROUNDS Marmi Natural Stone SHOWER TILE American Olean WALLCOVERING Madras Silk by MDC Wallcovering SCONCES & RECESSED MEDICINE CABINETS Renaissance Tile & Bath FAUCETS, SINKS & ACCESSORIES Waterworks BATHTUB Duravit through Renaissance Tile & Bath DRAPERY FABRICATION Bazzuro Designs PAGES 24-25 (light & bright) TerraCotta Properties, 403 West Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur 30030. (404) 377-0906; terracottaproperties.com VANITY IKEA VANITY CHROME LEGS Ferrous Hardware FAUCET Hansgrohe SHOWER FIXTURES Delta Arzo Collection LIGHTING West Elm and Robert Abbey PAGES 36-39 (dream kitchen) KITCHEN DESIGN Michael Bell and Paul Castell, Inspirations Kitchen and Bath, (770) 751-7861; inspirationskb.com INTERIOR DESIGN Jennifer True and John Fernandez, Fernandez & True Interiors, fernandezandtrue.com FLOORING AND BACKSPLASH Traditions in Tile, traditionsintile.com COUNTERTOPS Cambria, cambria.com FABRICATION Construction Resources Inc., (800) 765-5129; constructionresourcesusa. com APPLIANCES Thermador, thermador.com CABINET HARDWARE, LIGHTING AND INNER-CABINET ACCESSORIES Richelieu, richelieu.com PLUMBING AND SINKS Elkay, elkay.com PAGES 56-61 (against the grain) KITCHEN: BRASS BASKET Conran Shop STAGHORN FERN Garden, Atlanta TOLIX STOOLS Design Within Reach AZUSA PENDANTS Schoolhouse Electric Co., Portland, Oregon WALL LIGHT Circa Lighting BAR: HEX BOTTLE OPENER The Future Perfect, New York NAPKINS Aero Studios, New York LIVING ROOM: ENGLISH ROLL ARM SOFA Restoration Hardware PILLOWS Revival, Chattanooga, and ABC Carpet & Home, New York LAMPSHADE Tracery, Rosemary Beach, Florida DINING ROOM: CUSTOM TABLETOP Cabeen Originals, Chattanooga BEDROOM: COVERLET Utility Canvas, New York PILLOWCASES Serena & Lily THROW West Elm ARROW Vogtsmith, San Francisco ASHTON CHAIR MItchell Gold + Bob Williams HALLWAY: HUGHES EIGHT-DRAWER CHEST Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams BOWL Heath Ceramics, Sausalito, California ARTWORK Richard Haines, Brooklyn, New York PAGES 62-69 (natural beauty) ARCHITECTURE Harrison Design Associates, (404) 365-7760; harrisondesignassociates.com INTERIOR DESIGN Barbara Howard, Marshall Howard Interior Design, (404) 370-0334; marshallhoward.net PAGES 70-75 (mix masters) INTERIOR DESIGN Scott Laslie, Scott Laslie Design, (415) 800-7676; scottlaslie.com. For more information on the design services available through Found Market, visit foundmarket.com or call (877) 694-1611. Vol. 31, No. 7 ©2012 by Network Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. Permission to reprint or quote excerpts granted by written request only. Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles™ (USPS 000-636) is published 12 times a year (January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December) by Network Communications, Inc. 2305 Newpoint Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30043. Periodical postage paid at Lawrenceville, GA and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, PO Box 9002, Maple Shade, NJ 08052. For change of address include old address as well as new address with both ZIP codes. Allow four to six weeks for change of address to become effective. Please include current mailing label when writing about your subscription. Subscriptions, $31.00 for one year; $50.00 for two years. Canada and Mexico add $24.00 per year. Single copy price $4.95. Subscription questions, (800) 264-2456. Canada Post PM40063731. Return Undeliverable Canadian Addresses to: Station A, PO Box 54 , Windsor, ON N9A 6J5
WEB LINKS & AD INDEX ARHAUS arhuas.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 ARTISAN CUSTOM CLOSETS artisancustomclosets.com . . . . . . . . . . .30 ATLANTA COMMUNITY FOOD BANK acfb.org . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 AUTHENTEAK authenteak.com. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 BOXWOODS GARDENS & GIFTS boxwoodsonline.com . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 CASHIERS HISTORICAL SOCIETY cashiershistoricalsociety.org . . . . .40 CIRCA LIGHTING circalighting.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 CONSTRUCTION RESOURCES constructionresourcesusa.com . . . . . .35 CUSTOM DOORS TO FLOORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 DIVERSIFIED CABINETS DISTRIBUTORS dcdcabinets.com . . . . . . . . 26 DOVETAIL HOMES dovetailhomes.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 EUROPEAN SINK ATLANTA europeansinkatlanta.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 FERGUSON ENTERPRISES ferguson.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 GEORGIA KITCHENS georgiakitchens.net. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 GEORGIA POWER gapower.com. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 GRAMERCY FINE LINENS & FURNISHINGS shopgramercy.com . . 51,54 GUY T. GUNTER APPLIANCES guytgunterappliances.com . . . . . . . . . .33 HANGROHE hansgrohe-usa.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 HOMEREBUILDERS homerebuilders.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 HUFF HARRINGTON HOME huffharrington.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 INSPIRATIONS KITCHEN & BATH inspirationskb.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 JOHN ROGERS RENOVATIONS jrrenovations.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 JUNIOR LEAGUE OF ATLANTA jlatlanta.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76 KOLO COLLECTION kolocollection.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 LEVANTINA levantina.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 LUSH LIFE lushlifehomegarden.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 MARMI NATURAL STONE marmistone.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 MATHEWS FURNITURE GALLERIES mathewsfurniture.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . INSIDE BACK COVER MORGAN CREEK CABINET COMPANY morgancreekcabinets.net . . . . . . . . . . INSIDE FRONT COVER MTI BATHS mtibaths.com. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 OWENLAWRENCE owenlawrence.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 PDI PLUMBING relyonpdi.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 POGGENPOHL atlanta.poggenpohl.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 PORCELANOSA porcelanosa-usa.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 REDEFINED HOME BOUTIQUE redeﬁnedhomeboutique.com . . . . . . .49 ROSE HALL KITCHEN GALLERIA rosehallkitchens.com . . . . . . . . . . . .32 SEAN O’KEEFE EVENTS seanokeefeevents.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 SLOAN REPAIRS sloanrepair.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 SPECIALTY TILE specialtytile.com. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 SUITE SPOT suitespot.net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 OLDCASTLE SURFACES INC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 THE MERCANTILE blog.mercantileatlanta.com . . . . . . . . . . BACK COVER THE PRESERVE AT ROCK CREEK preserveatrockcreeknc.com . . . . . 2,3 THE SWAG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76 THERMADOR thermador.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 TRADITIONS IN TILE traditionsintile.net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 TRUESOURCE HOME SPECIAITIES truesourcehome.com . . . . . . . . . .32 VINCENT LONGO CUSTOM HOMES vincentlongo.com . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Summer CHIC With Atlanta’s hot summers being what they are—a threat to my very sanity, as my Mary Kay foundation pools in my lap—we must retreat ... indoors! It’s time to bring the outdoors inside with cool, lush plants, and head outdoors only as the evening cools. This is the perfect excuse for some new tiki torches, hurricane lanterns, unbreakable dinnerware and glassware. Liven up some thrift store rattan or wrought iron furniture with brightly colored paint; it’ll be the perfect foil for your elegant teak chaises and cocktail tables. Think citron green or lemon yellow, even classic blue-and-white. Indoors, unleash giant palms and flowering annuals from the nearest hothouse. Don’t skimp on lighting, either—masses of candles or filament bulbs strung up overhead, Italian style. Outdoors or in, lay on the table skirts with funky, tropical fabrics. Tack up a hammock. Keep your guests cool with fans and refreshing beverages; a decanter of lemon or cucumber water goes a long way. (Sweet tea always works, too.) Except for my cousin’s kudzu-laden yard, almost any outdoor spot can be transformed into a comfortable living space with pillows and sofas and a café table with a cheery umbrella. For entertaining al fresco after dusk, think about digging a fire pit—or buying one. Just don’t light up near the old leanto, as DeKalb’s fire department will not be amused. Just ask them. I would, but they’ve blocked my number. clockwise, from top SUMMIT FURNITURE COLLECTION AVAILABLE THROUGH KOLO COLLECTION, 1189 HOWELL MILL RD., ATLANTA 30318. (404) 355-1717; KOLOCOLLECTION.COM PALOMA DECANTER BY JAN BARBOGLIO, $170. THE MERCANTILE, 1430 DRESDEN DR., SUITE B100, ATLANTA 30319. (404) 816-0060; MERCANTILEATLANTA.COM ENCORE AZALEA ENCOREAZALEA.COM FOR LOCAL DISTRIBUTORS ECO-SMART FIRE DISH AVAILABLE THROUGH KOLO COLLECTION DEL MAR DINNERWARE, $27.80 FOR SET OF FOUR DINNER PLATES. Z GALLERIE; ZGALLERIE.COM FOR LOCAL SHOWROOMS SIP & SAVOR BY JAMES FARMER, $19.99; AMAZON.COM SUZANI-INSPIRED PILLOW, $151. AUTHENTEAK OUTDOOR LIVING, 1094 HUFF RD., ATLANTA 30318. (404) 525-1995; AUTHENTEAK.COM GLOSTER ROUND TEAK UMBRELLA AVAILABLE THROUGH AUTHENTEAK OUTDOOR LIVING
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