Thursday, June 15, 2017

My Dad

 Whoa, 2 posts in 1 did you get so lucky ;)

With the new showroom opening, I feel like I have come out of a fog and I have lots to say. On my mind tonight...Father's Day. We have had a very family-centered last few days as my sister and brother-in-law welcomed their first child, Gates, into the world! The birth of my first nephew got me thinking about names, sentimental meanings, family and my own little one, Croix. It always makes me smile when I think about how Croix shares his middle name, Glenn with my Dad, Kendall Glenn.

I got the chance to spend a lot of one-on-one time with my Dad over the past few days as we waited and waited and waited for baby Gates to arrive. During this time I was reminded how awesome he is and why we wanted to name our first son after him. I knew my whole life he was great. He has the kind of temperament and quiet wisdom that draws people to him. Dry wit, relatable, weird in the best way and down-to-earth realness are just some of the qualities we hope Croix gets from his Papa K. I think back on my own life and all of the people who played a part in making me who I am today. Sometimes it makes me weirdly excited at the great foundation Croix has (and doesn't even know it) just based on the family he was born into.

We won't be spending Father's Day together this year, so that will give my Dad a few weeks to forgive me for bragging on his awesomeness for all the world to see. :) Love you Dad!

All photos are my own. 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Bell Cabinetry & Design's New Showroom Sneak Peek

Holy radio silence my people, I'm sorry for the drought over here in blog land but I have been busy with a capital B. Last spring I mentioned that I was heading up the opening of Bell Cabinetry & Design's Buckhead showroom. Since that time I have been working with my team to bring our 3000 square foot space to life.

Over the past few weeks we really stepped on the gas and focused on getting this space finished! Last week we stripped the paper covering off the windows and had a photo shoot with Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle Magazine for their August issue! You will get the chance to see some full shots of the showroom then, but in the meantime I thought I would give you a little sneak peek of the finished product.

Cabinetry can be technical, overwhelming and scary to some but we wanted to create a space that showcases our various cabinetry construction offerings in a way that is relatable and inspiring.

The opportunity to be creative and focus on the custom capabilities of Bell Cabinetry was really fun. Anyone can design a cabinet, but it's fun to think outside of the generic cabinet box and focus on details and elements that truly make a space unique and personal. 

Inspiration was pulled from anywhere and everywhere and it was like Christmas Morning time and time again as all of the little details began to come to life before our eyes. From hardware placement to cabinetry colors, no element or selection was left to chance. 

The Design Studio:

...where all of the magic will happen. 

Our cabinetry is always made even more beautiful thanks to it's surroundings and in this showroom we are excited to have worked with and showcase some of the best in town. Sub-Zero Wolf Appliances, Countertops from Neolith & Construction Resources, Tile from Renaissance Tile & Bath and plumbing from PDI

To say this process has been long is an understatement.  It has been  A LOT y'all. From finding the perfect studio location and space planning every square inch to designing, sourcing and styling the various vignettes the journey been equal parts exhausting and exhilarating.

Every last detail has been considered, re-considered, analyzed and talked through no short of 1000 times. There is literally a why behind all the things, big or small. And while I'm a believer that it is that level of heart and consideration that makes any space, home or room go from good to great, the process of getting there on any type of time-line or budget is not easy. The seemingly simple act of pouring your heart and soul into anything can be emotionally and creatively draining, but once you wade through the challenges the end results are so sweet and rewarding. We are located in ADAC West, so come say hi and let's design some cabinetry!

All photos are my own.