About the Project
Gutting and combining three tiny, gloomy, 50’s “modern” rooms (kitchen, dining, and family room) created a lively, multi-purpose open-concept space for a young family. Straddling the line between formal and fun, this room serves both daily casual living and frequent hosting occasions. Ceiling coffers were installed as a unifying element, with beadboard in between for texture and depth. Perennially popular inset cabinetry was chosen for its traditional appeal, dressed in timeless white paint on the perimeter. But a playful note was injected with pops of blue: custom navy paint on the island; nubby blue upholstery on the banquette; and a jovial oversized print on the wallpaper lining the breakfast nook.
Three seating areas provide versatile options. A formal dining area features an elegant bronze and crystal chandelier, perfect for holidays or dinner parties. The island accommodates four cushioned bentwood stools, and is a favorite perch for snack time or socializing with the cook. But invariably, everyone gravitates toward the cozy corner banquette, equally comfy for family meals and homework. Brushed nickel cabinet hardware and brushed gold faucets and pendants add a modern mixed-metal esthetic. Incorporating classic details with lighthearted touches resulted in a flexible, sophisticated space with a youthful personality.