A Lewis chandelier and Leyden sconces from Hudson Valley Lighting brighten the Atlanta kitchen. The banquette — covered in Interlude from Thibaut's Portico collection of Sunbrella fabrics — offers cozy seating around a Grothouse walnut table with metallized banding. Machine-washable linen shades by Thibaut are "kitchen-practical," says Quinn.
Fold-down rumble seats in classic cars inspired Quinn to create the banquette's secret compartment, which opens to reveal a charging station and a pocket for electronics.
The 60-inch Thermador range includes a warming drawer and a double griddle. The custom Mont Blanc hood comes from François & Co.'s Matthew Quinn Collection.
Thermador's Freedom freezer and refrigerator are behind panels painted in Farrow & Ball's Dove Tale. Also camouflaged: a pair of Thermador Star-Sapphire dishwashers flanking the island's stainless steel Hillside sink from DXV. The touchless Grohe faucet can be used conventionally or activated by a foot-controlled motion sensor.
A niche in the kitchen island keeps paper towels close at hand. Also built in: a collapsible step stool to help kids reach the countertop.
Since the pantry is visible from the home's entry, Quinn fancied it up with glass doors and Chevron glass tiles from AKDO. Hudson Valley Lighting's Middlebury fixture and Thibaut's Windward Sisal grass cloth add interest to the ceiling. The tableware is by Ballard Designs.
For the wet bar, Quinn covered the wall in gold-striped Calacatta marble tiles by AKDO, arranged in a sunburst pattern around the window. The cabinets, by Downsview Kitchens, match the color of the pantry tiles; the mixed-metal hardware was designed by Quinn. The Grohe Blue Chilled and Sparkling faucet dispenses still, slightly sparkling or fully sparkling water.
Thanks to a quick-chill feature, Thermador's under-counter refrigerator drawers lower the temperature of beverages to an optimal 33 degrees — a boon when the homeowner throws a party.
The built-in Thermador coffee station brews coffee and espresso, with a steam wand that froths milk for cappuccinos and lattes; a drawer below stocks coffee, sugar, mugs and spoons.
The molecular-inspired Element fixture by Corbett Lighting and Thibaut's metallic cork-print wallpaper add dazzle to the wet bar: "I love a kitchen with a special — and surprising — ceiling," Quinn says.
The great room, as seen from the kitchen side, has a Napoleon gas fireplace with a mantel designed by Quinn in polished Calacatta Nuvo Caesarstone, the same material used in a honed finish on the kitchen counters. The seating area fits a crowd comfortably with a pair of eight-foot-long Macalester sofas and two cowhide-covered Lind ottomans, along with a cocktail table, console and tripod lamp, all from Room & Board. Transparent side tables from Ballard Designs create an uncluttered look.
The mudroom's freestanding Ballard Designs beadboard cabinet includes hooks and drawers for stashing outdoor gear.
Next to the mudroom, a bathroom has a utilitarian Oak Hill DXV console sink, which Quinn notes is both elegant and durable. The shower and toilet are hidden behind curtains in Cabana Cloth from Thibaut's Portico collection of Sunbrella fabrics. Suspending a mirror in front of the window allows for privacy.
The loggia is anchored by Woodard's durable faux-wicker Bay Shore seating, upholstered in Sailcloth Salt by Sunbrella. Ballard Designs' Bornova cocktail and side tables, carved from mango wood, add an exotic touch. The Room & Board Tyne end tables are topped with gray quartz. The Haiku Luxe smart fan self-adjusts its speed depending on heat and humidity levels.
Napoleon's gas-powered Galaxy outdoor fireplace warms the loggia off the great room on crisp autumn evenings. The Ballard Designs planters are modeled on olive-oil jars.
For homeowner Elizabeth Garvish, with her twins Alexander and Christian, the kitchen's palette is "right up my alley. I love the pops of color — these little surprises — like when I open the pantry door."
Designer Matthew Quinn's new book, Quintessential Kitchens, features some of his favorites among the kitchens he's designed over the past 22 years.($110, ) Read more about his inspiration for this kitchen here.
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This story originally appeared in the October 2016 issue of Natipernavigare.