One of the most controversial things we can post on Instagram is an all-white kitchen. It’s a classic look and obviously very popular, but a lot of folks find them too stark and uninviting. When we saw this gorgeous kitchen in Serenbe, we wanted to pack up our pots and pans and move right in.
Serenbe is a really unique area located just outside of Atlanta. The environmentally friendly community is home to over 650 residents, “where people live, work, learn and play in celebration of life’s beauty.” In this house, architect Steve Dray, interior designer Rebecca Cartwright, and builder Lucas Barry played on the idea of a modern ski chalet — the exterior is quite simple, but the inside is cozy and welcoming with tons texture and interesting decor. For example, in the dining area, a statement stairway is home to original art, vintage treasures, and modern pieces like Aronson Woodworks dining table and Design Within Reach chairs designed by Josef Hoffmann.
But let’s back to that kitchen… shall we? One of the highlights has to be the Wilsonart quartz countertops. The designer took them to the next level by having them honed, so they look more like soapstone. The result is a very elegant, high-end look, but with Wilsonart — you know that they’ll be durable and last a lifetime. (Is there anything more eco-friendly than that?) The custom cabinets are painted in Benjamin Moore Knox-ville Gray, while matte black Kohler faucets add a nice bit of contrast.
Since we’re clearly hung up on the beauty of the space, it’s worth mentioning that functionality is key here. For example, the pantry! The doors look like a regular cupboard, but open them up to discover well-stocked shelves and a wine fridge. Like we said: when can we move in?