Our client desired to lighten things up in their kitchen and family room, moving away from the heavier palette and into coastal tones, for a more peaceful, serene retreat. We accomplished this by combining a soothing selection of blue, dusty grey, taupe, driftwood and off-white, to create an oasis that was less Tuscan and more what we call “Spanish Coastal.”
Texture and time-worn details define the new kitchen. We sourced reclaimed, hand-hewn beams for the ceiling from a 100-year old barn in Ohio, and designed a mosaic-patterned, marble and limestone blend backsplash to add some Old World charm. The kitchen’s most memorable feature is the island, with an amazing laser-cut front panel, inspired by a Moorish door design. Touch-latch doors behind this intricate facade, provide abundant hidden storage.
One thing we pay special attention to when creating a very sophisticated interior, is to ensure the space is functional and livable, as well as stylish. This family has two dogs, a teenager and an active lifestyle so durability is key. The oak floor has a high durability finish, barstools are covered in perennial fabric, and the countertops are beautiful quartzite, which mimics marble, without the maintenance.
The family room is anchored by an incredible hand-carved cabinet and we redesigned the fireplace with distinctive iron fixtures, supporting a hand-hewn beam for the mantel.
A final highlight is the inviting library and what we call the “wine pub,” (bottom right), which doubles as a home office area. We updated existing, mahogany-colored cabinets with mineral grey finish and added new charcoal grey countertops to lighten the mood and continue our new color scheme.