This bright, white, coastal chic kitchen contains elements of my client's personal design expression, an influence of the seaside community in which the family resides and pure function.
The homeowner wished for a kitchen in which both function and personal expression could coexist equally. Rather than form following function, in this kitchen, form and function are equals. The homeowner, first and foremost, wanted a light filled space and the large windows created the desired connection to the outdoors. With a foundation of white and neutrals as a simple backdrop, depending on the inspiration of the seasons as well as the family's accessory whims, there are wonderful little nooks and shelves in which to display decorative pieces.
A nautical style was a natural overall theme, seen in the light blue tile, covering the backsplash and wall areas. The white shiplap panels, run horizontally, exploit the width of the range wall. Nautical art adds a dimension to the decorative layer. Sandy-patterned, Buttermilk countertops add a wonderful beachy feeling to the kitchen. The mahogany island countertop is reminiscent of wood found in antique boats.
Big on function, this kitchen features a 48" range AND a single oven opposite the range, in the island, for ample oven space. The microwave drawer is easily accessed yet largely out of sight.The super large pantry, just a few steps beyond the kitchen affords an abundance of storage. The wine refrigerator designed into its own separate furniture piece, is easily accessed from the dining and living areas beyond the kitchen. Built in refrigeration and a super tech dishwasher are fashionably designed, well lit in the interiors, with lots of smart features. The large sink is both functional and beautiful, a lovely and light filled spot at which to spend some time. Various work stations enable multiple cooks and assistants to both work and/or socialize in the kitchen with ease.