This Atlanta Home Doesn’t Just Have a Kitchen Island — It Has an Island Dining Table

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A kitchen island that includes a dining table
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Name: Mark Eccleston; wife, Hope; dog, Lulu; and soon-to-arrive son, Marley
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Type of home: House
Size: 2000 square feet
Years lived in: 5 years, owned

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Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: We moved here about five years ago, and saw the potential in what the home could be one day. My wife and I are both full-time workers outside of the home and were looking for a sanctuary to come home to. We made the most to maximize the space within these four walls to make it flow for our needs. Recently we started building out a nursery, and moved our guest room to the first floor. We’re having a little more fun in the rooms while keeping the living room, kitchen, and backyard very subdued.

We identify with having a flash-free, clutter-free space to rest our heads. The palettes in our home definitely lean more neutral, although we dial it up a little more in the guest rooms.


Describe your home’s style in 5 words or fewer: A minimalist modern home in a traditional shell.

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What is your favorite room and why? My favorite place is probably the kitchen. It was my first time drawing up and designing a space. We tried to do something a little different with the space and have gotten many compliments on it.

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What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? We’ve bought a few things lately, as we’ve been designing out the nursery. But the last thing that I can recall are some fluted ceramic wall sconces that we used in the nursery.

canvas art by Kathryn Crawford Art

Any advice for creating a home you love? Take your time, have a theme, and stick to it.

This submission’s responses and photos were edited for length/size and clarity.
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