The clients are savvy, sophisticated, well read, and well traveled. They were relocating and looking to downsize, yet still wanted to be surrounded by the things that were the most meaningful.
The client brought a well thought out list to the design table. At the top was the desire to use an antique butcher block island. This posed some challenges in this much defined area of the home, so were compromises. The adjacent nook area was let go, and the peninsula was decreased to 18” deep to allow for adequate walkways. The overhang on the peninsula still offered an area for snacking, small projects or informal dining for this cheerful couple. The pantry was designed with an abundance of roll outs to accommodate food storage and a vertical partition to allow room for brooms and cleaning supplies.
The materials had to be delicately chosen in order to compliment their eclectic, yet elegant furnishings and collections as well a diverse collection of original art. Rich toned maple cabinetry, warm beige stone backsplash and granite tops presented the perfect mellow backdrop. While stainless steel appliances were chosen for warmth – wood fronts were applied on the dishwasher and refrigerator to minimize their size – allowing the attention to quaint details like the farm house sink, rustic beams on the ceiling and custom mural backsplash at the cooktop.
The final palette used a combination of old and new materials, creating a kitchen with incredible charm that this active couple will surely enjoy and appreciate for years to come.