Family KitchenContemporary Home Office
Matt Rose Photography
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In the kitchen. The kitchen is still a popular spot for keeping the home organized, as well as a place to plan menus and charge personal devices. In this colorful kitchen, walnut shelves in the office corner hold cookbooks and art. See the rest of this kitchenCabinetry, hardware and Glenn stool: Ikea
Walnut shelves over a nearby desk hold an extensive cookbook collection. The maple countertop gives the Ikea cabinets a custom look. The cabinet in front of the chair contains arts and crafts supplies; drawers on the side keep kid stuff like cups and plates within reach. One of Huntley’s favorite things about working with this couple is their art collection, amassed on their travels. The family’s belongings add a personal layer that they take with them wherever they go. Those who have visited Atlanta and enjoyed a burger while wearing a retro paper hat might just make out a “V” in the framed print on the desk; it’s from The Varsity, a chain of drive-in restaurants in that city, where one of the homeowners is from. The black and white artwork on the right wall, by Karolina Larusdottir, reminds them of a trip to England, where they bought them. “There’s no picking up stuff at stores trying to feather this nest,” Huntley says. The stainless steel toe kick adds a contemporary touch and won’t show dirt and skids like white would. Huntley says it’s been a long time since you could see this much of the countertop; this spot is actively used to keep track of the schedules for the whole family and sees a lot of paperwork and projects.