I first met the Stowells through the Billy Reid shop here in Atlanta where Kendall is the store director. This home tour was a little different because I was able to put some of my items in their home for a photo shoot that happened earlier this month for the AJC. If you are interested in any of the items, please feel free to contact me through the site. Many thanks to Kendall for taking the photos.
Kendall + Nick Stowell
Kendall works for the Florence, Alabama based shop, Billy Reid, on the Westside as well as some interior design and styling work. Nick is a lobbyist and works in the government relations department for Equifax in Midtown.
We are both originally from Atlanta.
KS / The Great Gatsby
NS / Into the Wild
KS / Breakfast at Tiffany's
NS / Garden State
KS / The Beatles
NS / LCD Soundsystem
Favorite TV Show:
KS / Currently: Downton Abbey, Veep, and Girls
NS / Game of Thrones
KS / Sotto Sotto
NS / The Optimist
Favorite place you have traveled to:
Our favorite trip was probably to Rome and Positano, Italy for our honeymoon--it was the perfect mix of two very different places, and we just fell in love with the Italian culture. We just went with some friends this past fall to the British Virgin Islands and rented a catamaran that took us around all of the islands--it was amazing. Neither of us had ever been to California before this past year, but we fit in San Francisco and wine country last summer and Los Angeles last month--we were surprised how much we loved LA.
Next destination on your list to travel to:
We would love to get back to Europe since it's been almost 5 years. Denmark, the Netherlands, and Eastern Europe are on the top of our list.
What you like about your city:
Atlanta is one of the most underrated cities in our opinion. We love all of our eclectic neighborhoods and how full of trees and green space it is. Our restaurant scene is one of the best in the country--we are so lucky, except that seems to take most of our money!
Reason for moving into current home:
In Atlanta, location was everything to us. We were much more concerned about being where we wanted to be than space. Inman Park was never a neighborhood we thought we could move into because things rarely make it to the market. When we saw our little victorian, 1896 house for the first time, we knew we had to have it.
Our taste is very similar. If it had to be pin down as a genre, it would be a mix of modern, classic, vintage (basically an oxymoron!).
Favorite or most meaningful piece in your home:
KS / My favorite piece is probably my grandparent's old "media console"--it used to house their records and eight-tracks. I stripped it and painted it to update the piece to more of our taste, but it has a lot of meaning to me.
NS/ Vintage Atlanta map my wife gave me for our anniversary--from the fine vendor Brick + Mortar.
Biggest challenges with your space:
Storage! These old homes do not have it.
Dream house and city:
A big loft space in SoHo or the West Village in New York