Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Another inspirational Suzanne Kasler home

Suzanne Kasler is quickly becoming my favorite designer. She is incredibly versatile, and has a wonderful eye for form, function, and beauty. Her work has a lot of classic elements, but also has a modern feel and a touch of the unique and unexpected.

This month, Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles profiled a home that Kasler designed in conjunction with architect Bill Baker (a view of the great room is seen on the cover). The home was a showhouse at Reynolds Plantation at Lake Oconee, an upscale lake community just over an hour from Atlanta. The house is described as 'American Classic', and the goal was to create a house that was fun, yet sophisticated.

The two story entry features an unusual arrangement -two ottomans and an antique Spanish table.

The great room features beams from a 200 year old Georgia barn. Botanicals were used on the walls for their architectural feel, and to keep the mood casual. (This is the other side of the great room - it is a very large room. The sofas on the cover can be seen on the right of this photo).

Waterworks tortoiseshell tiles line the back of the bar, which adds a furniturelike quality to the space (and is echoed in the glasses on the concrete countertop). A Scott Ingram painting is featured (this is the second Kasler designed home I have seen a Scott Ingram in - she must like his style!).

This room is decribed as the family dining room. I love the combination of the traditional bench and the more contemporary styled chairs. The band on the bottom of the chairs is an elegant detail.

A neutral kitchen with a great balance of light and darks. Even the ceramics have light and dark elements to echo the cabinets and countertops.

Interior design by Suzanne Kasler; architecture by William Baker; all photos by Erica George Dines.

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  1. What beautiful photos. And those Tortoise shell tiles are to die for!

  2. hahah - you know me! I'm loving this. She's a favorite of mine too, all the way. This is so beautiful, just the right combination of new and old. So so beautiful! Thanks for the tip.


  3. Boy that kitchen really gets my attention. I love the espresso boards contrasted with the soft white cabinets. Heaven. And definitely on my list for my next home. So striking.

    And isn't it great seeing Scott Ingram have his moment in the sun? he's everywhere these days!

  4. I thought that this house had some beautiful and unique elements to it. Since it is in a local magazine, I thought that the non-Atlantans out there would enjoy seeing it too!

  5. Suzanne Kasler is one of my favorites too. She is really giving the native-Atlantan designers a run for their money. Great photos--I am loving her support of Scott Ingram too! They make a great team.

  6. I am loving your blog;photos,selections and commentary are great! All I need,another wonderful,addictive blog..sigh.Thanks for giving us your insights!

  7. Nice! I could live here. Thanks for the introduction to this designer's work!

  8. that bar is absolutely gorgeous! and the kitchen too - thanks for posting!! it's a beautiful home.


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