When I began with my clients, they started with a traditional kitchen with stained wood cabinets that closed in the room and made the space feel dark. The client really wanted an updated kitchen but not the “farmhouse” feel that the rest of the house took on. What we did not want to do is create a kitchen that did not blend with the other portions of the house. My goal as the interior designer was to create a classic and timeless kitchen but incorporate details such as the faucet design and sink layout typical of a “farmhouse” kitchen.
We started with the layout of the kitchen. Being that the kitchen was a small space we used the painted white custom cabinetry to allow visually for the space to feel larger. The beautiful contrast between the hardwood floor finish, the perimeter white cabinetry, and the darker wood stained island really added character to the room. As an interior designer, I wanted the kitchen to flow well for the client; so not only was I working to create an amazing kitchen aesthetically but also functionally.
What I love about this kitchen is that we used a polished Calcutta Marble back-splash and paired it with a leathered granite. The old vs. new contrast really works for this style kitchen. I also love the contrast between the bridge faucet in the polished nickel and the darker leathered granite. Leathered granite can really give you a sense of “old” feeling and is very durable for a counter-top surface.
Because there was not a true “window” that the sink could go under, we created this amazing trim detail to offset the sink. This also became a place to really showcase the Calcutta Marble back-splash.
This kitchen is a show stopper to me. I can only say “wow” when I step back and look at it. Even though the space was small we created such a breathtaking kitchen that visually feels larger.
All of the appliances, the faucet, and the sink were purchased at Fergusons. The back-splash came from Triangle Tile and Stone. The counter-tops were fabricated through Rockin ‘teriors and all the contracting was done by Rob Taylor.
I really enjoyed designing this kitchen and hope that the client really appreciates all of the design elements.