About the Project
Design inspiration came from a custom, sloped skylight, with individual panes framed in walnut. That, along with new windows and French doors, the room is flooded with natural light. The skylight informs the layout of the ceiling coffers and cabinetry: the island is centered underneath, with remaining cabinets arranged around it.
Rooms were combined to create an open kitchen/dining area; a support beam between the two spaces delineates the functions. At the edge of the kitchen, a paneled fridge and equal-sized pantry flank the opening to anchor the room. A transitional look was achieved by combining traditional inset cabinetry with a more modern stepped Shaker door. Soft coloration is accomplished with “Super White” on the perimeter and “Baltic Gray” on the island, dining area hutch, and custom upholstered banquette. Quartzite countertops and timeless white subway tiles complete the classic look.
The focal point of the dining area is the Gothic mullion doors and lighted interiors of the china cabinet, showcasing stemware and serving pieces. Walnut drawers are a surprising luxury touch. The casual banquette conveniently incorporates two beverage refrigerators adjacent to the table. A walnut countertop above the base refrigerators continues around the cushions like a warm, welcoming hug.