SPECIAL PROJECT FEATURE: Eclectic Sophistication
Here is proof positive that classic, contemporary and rustic can all live together in perfect harmony. Inset cabinetry and a mixed-metal custom hood are firmly planted in traditional style. An iconic mid-century Saarinen-like “Tulip” pedestal table is paired with Lucite dining chairs and sleek brass bar stools for a surprising modern counterpoint. The unique island seating is a literal reference to the beautiful backyard landscaping.
What an ingenious and breathtaking way to bring the outdoors in. This isn’t just a reminder of a tree, it is a tree. A 48” diameter live-edge slice of a twin maple is perched on the edge of the island’s stone countertop, with additional support provided by bundled branches. Stunning!
Pale green perimeter cabinetry and a deep eggplant-colored island announce immediately that is not a cookie cutter kitchen. But when executed on timeless inset cabinetry and an island with furniture legs, it becomes grounded in enduring elegance. A shapely brass-trimmed stainless-steel hood harkens back to another era and ties together the range, the nickel faucets and the brushed brass decorative hardware. The variegated stone backsplash offers a fresh take on the ubiquitous subway tile, and the handles and knobs are all rendered in clean minimalist shapes.
Be brave! Be bold! If you love something, go ahead and use it.
This space speaks to the confidence of its owners and perfectly reflects their personalities. They possess a clear sense of individual style with an appreciation for color and the artistic value of objects, regardless of their stylistic origins. What results is an approachable and comfortable home, perfect for welcoming family and friends.
Kitchen designed by Randy O’Kane with Gina Eastman of Gina Eastman Design featuring Bilotta cabinetry.
Photography by Phillip Ennis.
Post written by Paulette Gambacorta.