Traditional coffered ceiling kitchen mixes rift cut oak island with portobello stain and soft white glazed cabinets. Pin this image on Pinterest
Cozy seating area features a wet bar with granite countertop and rift cut oak cabinetry with portobello stain. Pin this image on Pinterest
Eat-in area of kitchen features a versatile freestanding table designed to look like an extension of the island. Pin this image on Pinterest
Inviting kitchen features floating shelves and a muted trellis-patterned backsplash tile. Pin this image on Pinterest
Traditional kitchen features silver canister pendant lights, coffered ceiling and white painted Bilotta cabinets with a subtle glaze. Pin this image on Pinterest

About the Project

In this pared-down classic design, time-honored details create a warm family setting, while an abundance of windows contribute to a bright and welcoming environment. Painted wood cabinets sport a subtle glaze that softens the finish. A portobello stain on the rift-cut white oak island and bar provides contrast, with an applied glaze to highlight the texture of the wood grain. The gracefully arched wood range hood recalls a more traditional kitchen styling.

Casual meals are served against a backdrop of contemporary floating shelves showcasing cookbooks and serving pieces, as well as a muted trellis-patterned tile backsplash. This area is especially versatile. Although the table is usually nestled against the island, it’s actually freestanding and can be used as a desk during the day, or repositioned to accommodate additional diners. A more formal dining area with upholstered chairs can be found on the opposite side of the island.

Adjacent to the kitchen is an inviting seating arrangement of easy chairs and coffee table, complete with its own wet bar. What better place to settle with your laptop or tablet for remote working or learning? You’re within arms’ reach of a beverage, or a few steps away from lunch or a quick snack.