This kitchen is in a house built in 1922, so it needed to reflect the era in a traditional, timeless manner. However, the owners wanted it to also be fresh, clean, and current. We used floor-to-ceiling subway tile to reflect the light and make it easy to keep clean (a must with two boys!), custom built cabinetry so that everything would have a place, and included some fun details like a French blue Viking stove, brass library lights and hardware, and a traditional farmhouse sink from England.
We designed two different but complimentary looks for the room to keep the eye moving; one side is an ethereal blue color we created for the project and has marble counters, while the other side of the kitchen is warm white with wood butcher block countertops. Both sides have the same brass hardware and cabinet design so that the room is cohesive.
This project involved some major demo work (an old unused chimney previously took up a lot of wall space) and some reconfiguring in order to make the room work best for the family. There was originally an eating nook off the kitchen, but now that the boys are busy with school and sports, it had become a dumping ground for backpacks, projects, and soccer shoes. We moved a wall and added a large bank of cabinets that have room for all of the boys' gear, and a bonus closet for cleaning supplies that previously had to be stored in the basement. The family is thrilled with the new use of the space tailored to their needs!
Photo by La Luz Photography.