Surrounded by nature, community and inspiring design, Rebecca Cartwright is right at home.
Just south of Atlanta, the Serenbe community is engaged in a purposeful experiment in healthy, sustainable living. Based on the principles of New Urbanism, the 1,000-acre planned community gracefully combines modern architecture and design with a relaxed, back-to-nature way of life. Designer Rebecca Cartwright was recruited as the interior designer of a project home in Serenbe, but what she found there was much more than another job. So smitten with the community and home, she bought it and moved in.
The open-concept kitchen and dining area combines materials and shapes to create a warm, inviting space.
One of the defining characteristics of Serenbe is its emphasis on community and personal interaction. Homes are built small and close together, neighborhoods arranged in clusters around commercial centers designed more for walking than driving, and even mail boxes are grouped in a common area — all for the purpose of bringing neighbors together. In that spirit, Cartwright designed her kitchen to be a microcosm of the community, arranged and built for casual, lively entertaining.