About the Project
Framing the kitchen entryway is a graceful arch echoing other arched doors and corridor openings in this Mediterranean-style home. The archway, island, sink, and window are all aligned along the same axis, creating a beautiful sightline. Rather than match the adjacent original floors, natural herringbone white oak was chosen. The cabinetry, in Benjamin Moore’s “Decorator’s White”, is frameless full-overlay with an uncluttered stepped Shaker inner profile. Tudor-inspired diamond patterned leaded glass panes appears in two sizes: standard-sized ones flanking the window and range hood; and a miniaturized version in the upper doors of the countertop wall cabinet. Jet black lead offers striking contrast to the white cabinets. Another diamond pattern appears on the back of the island. Countertops, double waterfall island ends, and slab backsplashes are luxurious yet durable “Unique Calacatta” quartz by Compac.
Brushed brass accents are found everywhere: as banding on the custom stainless hood; on handles and knobs; and on the slender legs of the stools. But the most striking brass elements are the lighting fixtures: the capped and riveted globe pendants with internal candelabra bulbs; and the whimsical bubble chandelier over the breakfast table. Even the patio offers a thoughtfully framed vista into the breakfast room.