My client wanted her kitchen to feel like Spring year round! So that mindset was our starting point. White cabinetry with a blue and green-gray color palette was our initial visual direction. Functionality was our next priority since cooking and entertaining was their focus.
The large Miele cooktop encased in a beautiful large paneled arch (with hidden commercial grade vent out hood inside), became the focal point of this large kitchen, which was also open concept to their attached family room and breakfast nook. The hand painted blue backsplash tiles drew additional attention to this area, and broke up the white cabinetry nicely.
The fully custom cabinets, were each constructed with a specific functionality for each piece. One cabinet contained hidden food and water bowls for their three dogs. Another piece acted as a stand alone narrow server. Being constructed with bun feet, instead of a toe kick, made it look more like a piece of furniture. Beautiful crown molding details enhanced the height of these cabinets and the ceiling height, balancing out the large windows and maximizing the views to the pool, yard and lush gardens outside.
The client had labored over whether or not to use real marble, her preference, over engineered stone for all the countertops and large center island. She decided to go with marble, vowing to seal it every 6 months.
The entryway into the kitchen from the Dining Room was moved over to accommodate a side by side, custom paneled Subzero refrigerator and freezer, and pantry complete with roll out drawers. However, this created a view directly into the Mudd room from the Dining Room. Our solution was to create a custom Barn door that would be functional and beautiful.
The family now relaxes and starts their day in their beautiful Spring like kitchen!