This kitchen was a lot of fun. It started out as one of those large oversized and never used 60′s living room. We wanted to squeeze a kitchen and a eating/dinning area in it. This left us with a snug 13′x14′ space so layout was crucial. By positioning the kitchen adjacent to the family room and dining space with large openings separating the space the kitchen doesn’t feel small at all.
The cabinetry was done by Benjamin Blackwelder Cabinetry, of course. The color on the cabinets is Dune White BM and the walls Healing Aloe BM. The homeowner wanted to use this unique pattern for the tile. It was easy to find at the tile store but super pricey. I did some research and found these on Overstock.com for a fraction of the price.
Pendents from Restoration Hardware.
Sink Pendent from All Modern Lighting.
I wanted the island to feel more like a piece of furniture than a cabinet. I did this by designing legs on the four corners and eliminating the toe-kick. The gray color for the island is Ocean Floor by Martha Stewart. I think we will be seeing more and more cabinets in this gray color.
Favorite shot. Homes have lost their way in establishing space separation with an open airy feeling. It seems like the more open the better has become the rule of thumb. It’s difficult to capture architectural interest, character, and a feeling of warmth in a space that feels like a cultural hall. Studies show people generally feel overwhelmed, insignificant, and even small (literally) in a spaces like this. I like to think of a home like a good book. It captures your attention from the beginning, interesting details and developments reveal themselves as you read on, and you can’t put it down till the end. Not like a book where you open it up and can tell the ending right from the beginning so you are bored and move on.
Dining Lighting Fixture.