The end goal was to create a space worthy of the homeowner’s baking expertise tied in with kitchen copper accents. Removing an ill-placed powder room and an inadequate pantry opened the space but more importantly created an area for a Baking Center the homeowner desired. A 48″ Platinum Blue Star Range and Electric Blue Star Wall Oven in custom Cream with Antique Copper accents not only gave the baker in the family the ability to create her specialties but also creates a design that integrates with the Plain & Fancy Custom Cabinetry in Buttercream with accents in Peppercorn on the island and a Benjamin Moore Weimaraner on the hutch and dish cabinet. Choosing a Kohler Stages sink enables efficient clean-up of large baking pans and creates optional counter space. The perimeter countertops are Black Absolute; the designer used a brushed instead of the standard polished finish to give the feel of soapstone. The baking center has a very practical, yet complimenting Lagos Azul Quartz as do the hutch and upper banquette wall. The star of the countertop show is the island top with a honed Corteccia Quartzite which brings a flow of soft colors that ties it all together. The lighting choices are bold with two large smoked glass Noreen Pendants and a Maximus five-light rectangular chandelier yet blend nicely with the welcoming feel of the space.
Plain & Fancy Framed & Frameless Cabinetry. Perimeter and Upper Part of Banquette: Buttercream Enamel Paint on Maple; Island and Lower Banquette: Peppercorn on Cherry Wood; Dish Cabinet and Hutch: Benjamin Moore Paint Color Match.
L-shape Perimeter Countertop: Brushed Antique Absolute Black Granite; Island Countertop: Honed Corteccia; Baking Area, Hutch & Upper Banquette: Lagos Azul quartz; Edge treatment: Bevel
Blue Star (Platinum) 48" Gas Range with Griddle/CB Set in Custom Cream with Antique Copper Knobs
Kohler Stages Sink in Stainless Steel
SubZero 42" French Door Refrigerator with Wood Panels
Best Hood Insert in Stainless Steel
Photography by Stuart Watson Photography