Swoon Over This Coastal Kitchen With Touch Of French Flair


Maria Moraes, custom kitchen purveyor L’Atelier cofounder and senior design director, walks us through a Pawleys Island, South Carolina, project that’s thought out to a T.

What did the homeowners request? The clients were building their forever home by the beach and asked for a fresh, clean look. However, after we installed the brass finishes, they realized the space was really more like a jewel box! The range fit right in with the custom metalwork and bright brass accents. Plus, the couple loves to cook, so this was an important feature.

The range is a stunning statement piece. Tell us about it. It’s a custom Le Classique style La Provençale 2100 range in the exclusive Blanc de Blancs colorway. It includes 82.5 inches of prime cooking space with two large convection ovens, 4 gas burners, a smooth griddle and a coup de feu. Polished brass trim complements the stainless-steel powder-coated base, and the surrounding cabinetry is wire-brushed oak.

Share any other noteworthy elements. We always include thoughtful details in our L’Atelier kitchens. On this island, the sink’s faucet sits just below the countertop on a small ledge so when people sit at the island, they don’t have to look at sponges, dish soap or collected water. These nuances make all the difference.