Home Tour / Nick + Kendall Stowell

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. 

The vase with the dried hydrangeas was given to me (Kendall) by one of my friends who passed away

This is a  map of Atlanta I found for the Stowells. Kendall gave it to Nick for their anniversary last year. 

This is a corner of their house where I put most of my items. On the mantle is a map of Scotland dated from 1776 ($498) behind an Eastlake style wall mirror ($275). In front of the fireplace is a set of brass fireplace tools ($275). Next to the window is a vintage Replogle floor globe ($298). In the corner is a Globe Wernicke three stack barrister cabinet ($650). On top of the barrister cabinet is a hand painted duck decoy ($98).  On the floor is a vintage Persian rug ($375). 

Art deco style brass collapsable fire screen ($295). 

Kendall's favorite coffee table books

In the back is a wooden Spanish printers block that says Dril Fuerte ($155). Next to that is another printers block ($48). In the front is a rotating desk calendar ($95). 

Kendall's grandparents record player

Set of three midcentury brass candlesticks ($125). 

Milk glass collection from grandparents

Name:

Kendall + Nick Stowell

 

Occupation:

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.

 

Hometown:

We are both originally from Atlanta.

 

Current Town:

Atlanta

 

Favorite Book:

KS / The Great Gatsby 

NS /  Into the Wild

 

Favorite Movie:

KS / Breakfast at Tiffany's

NS / Garden State

 

Favorite Band:

KS / The Beatles

NS / LCD Soundsystem 

 

Favorite TV Show:

KS / Currently: Downton Abbey, Veep, and Girls

NS /  Game of Thrones

 

Favorite Restaurant:

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.

 

Design origins:

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