The prep space in this kitchen gives the homeowners easy access to everything they need right at their fingertips. With glass front upper cabinets, no dish or gadget is every too far out of reach, while lower cabinets provide discreet storage. A wine cooler in the corner and plenty of counter space help the homeowners get ready for entertaining and family meals.
On the back wall of this contemporary kitchen, frosted glass and steel cabinets offer visual relief from the texture of the bamboo. A nook for the microwave and a storage display for wine offer more countertop space for food prep. There's also a tambour door in the back corner, effectively hiding several small appliances which used to permanently reside out in the open on the countertop.
Setting up food and drink stations allows guests to serve themselves, reducing your workload as a host. Portable foldout tables set against the wall and covered with fabric look elegant and are sturdy enough to hold the weight of glass containers food and beverages. For the beverage station, provide a bottle of your favorite sparkling wine along with pitchers of juice for mixing.
Designer Angelica Henry created this stunning bar and cabinet unit for an entire wall of this home to make a bold, artistic statement. The glossy black and glass panel doors slide and close to conceal the bar when not in use. When the doors are open, a fully functional bar — complete with a sink, a wine fridge and an under-counter ice maker — is available for entertaining family and friends.
The open floor plan creates a seamless transition between the family's most-used living spaces. Clean lines and state-of-the-art equipment make the kitchen the refined core of entertaining, while the dining room is defined by a custom-designed drop ceiling and an EcoSmart fireplace. Beyond the dining room is the living room, wet bar and frameless glass wine room, all which combine to create one sophisticated space perfect for entertaining.
A stand mixer on the counter next to the kitchen’s stylish wine refrigerator with stainless steel and glass bowls has a high performance motor with a title-back mixer head that makes it easy to access the bowl and beaters. A collection of cookbooks on the counter next to the mixer with subjects ranging from easy weekday recipes for the super-busy home cook to casual spreads for every occasion offer lots of inspiration.
A penthouse deck from Tabor Design Build offers a bird’s eye view of the surroundings in a stylish combination of a ClearVue aluminum and glass railing system, LED rope lights and Azek Tahoe decking. Azek decking is available in a variety of pleasing color palettes like this one and are impervious to moisture and insects. They are also stain resistant and can withstand spilled wine and other liquids and foods that would stain ordinary surfaces.
Soon after purchasing their home, the homeowners were ready to redesign the entertaining hub of the home. A custom-designed drop ceiling with bubble pendant chandelier defines the new dining room, which pairs a chic woodgrain table with sleek black chairs. Anchored at the end of the living space is the wet bar and frameless glass wine room, each outlined with bookmatched wood walls and ceilings. The end result is a series of spaces that feature the homeowners' sophisticated style and taste.
An important part of planning the bar is thinking about the type of glassware that will be used to serve each drink. While traditionalists recommend a different glass for red and white wine, you can keep things simple by using a multipurpose glass for both. You might also try searching for unique and vintage glassware at flea markets and garage sales to add to your collection; don't be afraid to mix and match stemware for an eclectic look. For large parties, we recommend renting glassware. It comes perfectly polished, and there's no need to clean before returning.
The overall layout and flow of the dining room breaks down traditional barriers and connects each guest to the chef, to the liveliness of shared meals and to the appreciation for history throughout the building. The dining zones were strategically designed to support the choreography of the chef’s team. The dining area was also designed to lead the guest’s journey to the big arrivals of the experience: a central glass wine room sitting grandly along the historic brick and — most importantly — the striking open kitchen, which is thrust center stage.
The key to any great kitchen is storage, and this kitchen has plenty of it. The oversized island in the center of the room gives the family lots of space to store their pots, pans and other kitchen wares. For additional storage, built in shelves were added. Here, the family can show off portions of their wine collection and glasses. With drawers underneath the shelves, more storage is available for the family's things, allowing the homeowners to keep the clutter off of their counters.
This beautiful white kitchen makes use of all the modern conveniences. The use of pop-up countertop receptacles enables the uninterrupted flow of the glass backsplash. The articulating faucet adds whimsy and fun to the structured design of the kitchen's straight and clean lines. Special features such as long lift-up hardware, compact European appliances, white quartz countertops, demi-high units housing the oven and microwave, an integrated refrigerator, a compact wall-mounted wine chiller and grain match veneer give this kitchen the finishing edge.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson borrowed 15 square feet from the adjacent guest bedroom to carve out space for this chic bathroom vanity. To give the room a first class feel, Sarah added a large silver-framed round mirror, a mosaic tile backsplash and a floating, custom-built wood cabinet with sleek modern hardware and plenty of extra storage. At the far end of this spa bathroom sits a cozy soaking tub with a built-in ledge perfect for holding candles or a glass of wine. A small, linear gallery wall adds color to the monochromatic space and boosts the room's spa-like ambiance.
Vintage wine goblets are a beautiful addition your guests won't soon forget. Don't worry if you didn't inherit gorgeous glassware — you can always buy them. In my experience, estate sales are far and away the best place to score vintage dishware. Orphaned or mismatched glasses are especially good buys (often less than a dollar each) but complete sets are also a steal. Bonus: Many estate sale companies dramatically discount remaining items on the last day so, if you're a gambler, you may be able to pick up a complete set of the antique stemware you wish you'd inherited for a song.
"Today's homeowners want a mix of hardware on their cabinetry" says Abbi Williams, an Atlanta-based designer. "Both knobs and various length pulls. After your cabinetry has arrived, grab a glass of wine and a roll of painter's tape to lay out your hardware. Do you want two knobs or one on those long drawers? Cabinet pulls come in 5 inch-14 inch lengths. Tear off tape representing the length you want and put it on the cabinets as a reminder of what hardware was ordered to go where. I can't tell you how many times the hardware showed up and we can't remember what we ordered for where."
What do you get when you combine works from a billion dollar art collection and a decadent, seasonal menu masterminded by French Laundry vet and executive chef Christopher Grossman? You get one of Atlanta's most memorable nights out in the tony Buckhead neighborhood. Atlas, on the ground floor of the St. Regis hotel has been open since 2015 but in spring 2019 adds a gorgeous glassed-in "outdoor" dining room reminiscent of vintage European train stations or Paris's Ritz dining room. There is live music in the Tavern Wednesday through Friday, so giddy dancing and general merriment is likely afoot, next to a subdued main dining room where you can dine beneath a Picasso or a Chagall. Locally-sourced ingredients pay homage to Georgia's red clay bounty and inventive, indulgent dishes like a foie gras jus with agnolotti and black truffles and trout with garlic-braised kale and mushrooms alongside pastry chef Christian Castillo's desserts make for destination dining. Oneophiles should check in with personable sommelier Samuel Gamble who offers more than 80 wines by the glass and can expand your vino knowledge exponentially in an evening.