Reclaimed exposed wood beams, rustic stone, and antique light all combine beautifully with fresh white cabinetry in this welcoming Long Island, New York kitchen. The owners are a busy and expert family — the husband is a television executive and the wife is a screenwriter. The family entertains often, so the couple hired Carmela Posillico of AMi Designs to make a space tasteful enough for cocktail parties however informal enough for their teen’s get-togethers. “This is an excellent old beachfront home, so that I wanted the light cabinetry to reflect the casual beachfront surroundings,” states Posillico. “They love antiques, so there’s an eclectic mix of textures and furnishings, which give the space an inviting, warm and interesting look.”
Though it resembles an original part of the kitchen, the pastoral reclaimed wood beam actually covers an existing beam, and posts were made to encourage it. This piece was carefully designed to appear authentic, add a terrific textural element and define the cooking area of the kitchen.
Posillico created a breakfast nook in the conclusion of the space for the family to have casual meals in, or even to integrate guests at the space when they are entertaining.
Barstools: Pottery Barn
Though its palette is relatively simple, the comparison of substances maintains a degree of visual interest in the space. Antique light, reclaimed wood and rustic stone supply an elegant contrast with the crisp white cabinetry and Greek marble.
Among the walls in the kitchen shares space with the staircase; Posillico took good advantage of the area beneath the real stairs to maximize the amount of space in the kitchen.
Isle: Rustic cherry with a toffee blot and antique black glazing
Cabinetry: Bertch Cabinetry, custom Shaker doorways
Backsplash: Custom cut imported Greek marble from K&K Marble
Storage nooks in the raw stone backsplash help make up for the limited workspace around the scope. The hood enclosure is made of an architectural pediment which had been above the house’s front door.
Range: 48″ stainless steel
This nook that is pet-food that is smart is another space saver. “We really tried to utilize every component of the beneath stair area, beginning from the pantry into the arched selection,” states Posillico. “Along with the cats needed their very own little space too. They adore the tiny nook, and no one is tripping over their food anymore.”
Floors: Reclaimed Wood Boards from Heritage Wide Plank Flooring
The customers found the mahogany cabinet whilst antiquing, and after they had started building on the kitchen. Posillico created a habit alcove the piece could fit in without appearing too confined. The deep farmhouse sink lends to the rustic feel of the kitchen, also is sensible enough to deal with the requirements of a large dinner party.
Sink: Herbeau Luberon Farmhouse sink
Countertops: Imported Greek marble from K&K Marble
Chairs: Restoration Hardware
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