Design-savvy details and smart storage solutions to deliver function and flair to your kitchen design.
1. Hidden Appliances
Custom door panels camouflage the refrigerator and freezer units, helping to maintain the room’s fluid design and uncluttered décor. The shelves, drawer chest and upper cubbies combine to create the look of a single, built-in cabinet.
2. Open Pantry
Two doorless entries lead into the pantry, frame the range wall, and accentuate the symmetry and openness that define the back of the kitchen. “More organized and attractive elements of the pantry were deliberately located near these openings,” Creer says.
3. Double Islands
Double islands add function and flexibility. One is for food prep and hosts a small sink. “It’s very common to have at least two sinks in a kitchen this size,” says contractor Casey Cloward. One of three sinks serves the pantry. The front island is designed for serving and casual dining.
4. Globe Pendants
“Antique brass injects a traditional element while their globe shapes are more modern,” says Creer, describing the four Visual Comfort pendants hanging above the islands.
5. Shiplap Detail
A lowered ceiling delineates the open kitchen area from the adjoining family room and dining areas. Shiplap adds a subtle, charming layer of detail to the overhead surface. “It finishes it off and makes it look special,” Creer explains.
6. Open Shelves
Open shelves flank a window above the farmhouse sink, adding open storage that is easily accessed. Everyday dishes and serving pieces double as decorative accessories that charm the space.
7. Sink Wall
Located on a window wall overlooking the pool and patios, the clean-up zone features a porcelain farmhouse sink, quartz countertops, a brick wall, open shelves and black window frames. “They nod to the traditional,” Creer explains.
8. Range Hood
Extending from a painted brick wall, the stainless steel range hood boasts simple panel and rivet details. X-mullioned glass doors detail flanking cabinets with timeless furniture styling.
9. Cabinet Bases
Calacatta marble tops contrasting painted and natural, rift-sawn white oak cabinets adorned with polished nickel door handles and bin-style drawer pulls. European white oak floors foster the room’s traditional farmhouse feel and join white walls to provide a neutral backdrop for the room’s subtle yet compelling details.