Rustic kitchen is flooded with light from sliders, transom windows and the industrial pendant lights over the island. Kitchen blends neutral quartz counters with soft travertine backspash and floor tiles and frameless, shaker style rift cut white oak Bilotta cabinets with Driftwood stain. Pin this image on Pinterest
Rustic kitchen features fully custom frameless, shaker style Bilotta Cabinetry in rift cut white oak with Driftwood stain, neutral quartz counter and soft travertine backsplash with complementary floor tile. Pin this image on Pinterest
Contemporary kitchen features quarter-sawn white oak cabinetry in driftwood with charcoal glaze and a gold slate look porcelain backsplash. Pin this image on Pinterest
Contemporary kitchen features Bilotta custom cabinetry with display and storage areas and built-in stainless appliances. Pin this image on Pinterest

About the Project

Customers routinely bring us photos for inspiration. But this couple carried in an actual driftwood chair with the challenge to design a kitchen to match. The home is a standout stone and wood contemporary in a sea of colonials, dramatically sited on a hilltop overlooking a pond. The wooded lot has beautiful landscaping, spread among rock outcroppings. Walls of windows deliver light and views, which the homeowners wanted to emphasize. Clerestory windows were added above the cabinets for a glimpse of the treetops. Wide-rail Shaker cabinetry was chosen for its enduring appeal, with a weathered driftwood stain and glaze on quarter-sawn oak. Matching molding on window trim supplies a cohesive look. Practical Caesarstone countertops in a muted hue blend seamlessly with the cabinetry finish. While the floor tiles suggest a continuation of the boulders outside, the wood-grained porcelain backsplash, set horizontally, extends all the way to the ceiling for a timbered plank effect. Additional organic sensibility is provided by the stone-covered interior wall.

Stainless steel appliances (including a built-in coffee maker), decorative pulls, and farmhouse sink contribute shine against all the nature-driven surfaces. For visual interest, there’s even a few open nooks to house cookbooks, serving pieces, and some wine bottles.