Brass hardware and walnut wood are the latest design trends and this kitchen clearly shows why! They compliment each other so well and blend beautifully with multiple styles and color palettes. This home underwent an amazing kitchen and master bathroom transformation. The focal point of the kitchen is the stunning walnut custom island but the satin brass hardware adds just the right pop to the light cabinets. Quarter sawn white oak is definitely the main highlight to the master bathroom, the warm tones make the space inviting and relaxing. Everything about this home says, “Come in and make yourself comfortable”.
Objective: To create a space that has sufficient storage while being instrumental for family gatherings, and entertaining to include seating at the island.
Contrast is a great design element used to create not just a focal point but makes a statement and this kitchen is a perfect example of that. Walnut is a beautiful wood and it is showcased perfectly in this island that comfortably seats four. The kitchen perimeter was designed to cleverly utilize the space that was there and by thinking outside the box more space was found by building custom cabinets to fit inside the bay window. Many people enjoy having their sink by the window but we also placed the dishwasher and a trash can pull-out there as well for added convenience. A pair of pocket doors along one wall of cabinets enables the homeowners to store larger items such as the coffee maker within easy reach, but keep them out of sight. Adding a utensil divider and dish pegs to one of the drawers help to keep this family organized. The floating walnut shelves add depth to the wall and warmth to the overall look and feel of the space. This two-toned kitchen has so many beautiful features that create a unified and functional design.
Objective: To design a master bathroom where the homeowners could relax and that was functional for their lifestyle.
The master bathroom is not only a retreat but should be tailored to the needs of the homeowners. For this design, a walk-in shower was the priority and the layout was created to revolve around that. The quarter-sawn white oak adds warmth to the space and is highly functional at the same time. Polished nickel was the hardware finish of choice and paired perfectly with the oak. Two vanities, so each person can have their own personal area with multiple drawers for storing their individual items.
Q & A with the Interior Designer
What was the main objective in changing the floorplan of the kitchen?
Yes, since the space was narrow and long we had to get creative with the design. Also, we wanted to keep the beautiful bay windows so we decided to float the countertop over the windows in order to save them.
The walnut island, the wood finish and fluting turned out better than we ever could have imagined. It took a lot of tweaking and it turned out perfect!
This project had some existing cabinets and required the install team to seamlessly blend the old with the new. They go out of the way to make sure everything is installed correctly and to the homeowners satisfaction.
Project Information: Home Remodel
Designer: Greenbrook Design
Interior Design: Krista Miller – Interior & Exteriors
Year Built: 1937
Cabinets: Walker Woodworking
Contractor: Sonoma Builders
Photography: Darrin Holiday, Electric films
Location: Charlotte, NC
Build Method: Inset
Wood Species & finishes:
- Island: Walnut
- Perimeter: BM Swiss Coffee -Satin
Kitchen & Island Features:
- Pocket doors
- Walnut floating shelves
- Pull-out tray at the coffee station
- Paneled appliances
- Roll-outs beside range
- Push latch doors on the island
- Vertical dividers
- Trash pull-out
- Utensil divider
- Peg dividers
- Hardware: Schaub – Satin Brass – Menlo Park Collection
Build Method: Inset
Wood Species: Quartersawn White Oak – White Rubio/Cerused finish
- Docking drawers
- U-shaped middle drawers
- Pocket doors
- Hardware: Top Knobs – Polished Nickel
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