Fall in love with the hypnotic veining of natural stone, the rich tones of custom wooden cabinetry and more in these spacious kitchens with organic touches.
Clyde Turner of CTT Furniture fashioned the live-edge walnut slabs on the kitchen’s cozy breakfast bar, adding an organic touch to the symmetrical space. The barstools are by Ligne Roset. Madre Perla quartz from Arizona Tile tops the rest of the counters. For the Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, the clients turned to Pirch.
This open kitchen was created with future entertaining in mind, with cabinetry by R & G Custom Crafting and Calacatta Oro countertops in a matte finish from Cactus Stone & Tile. The tabletop is Tamarind wood from Organic Findings and the steel base is by Peter Thomas Designs.
PULL UP A SEAT
Designer Miranda Cullen wanted to add some warmth to the sleek black-and-white kitchen, so she selected a row of pendants by Legend of Asia for over the island and bronze Visual Comfort Camille sconces. Walnut Cherner counter stools from Design Within Reach also introduce organic lines.
Soft textures and ease of use were objectives in the sun-washed kitchen. As such, warmth emanates from the custom wood cabinetry built by Fairfield County Millwork and the reclaimed oak island from Greenwich Custom Furniture. The Imperial Danby marble countertops have a nice hand while the vintage flat-weave from Nasiri adds to the sense of worn comfort.
Initially, the homewoner didn’t want anything too bold for the kitchen, but once she saw the Arabescato Carrara marble from The Stone Collection, she was smitten. Its dramatic veining complements the sleek white lacquered custom cabinetry by Downsview Kitchens and Amy Howard counter stools.
FALL IN LOVE
In the kitchen, the design team book-matched the veining of the Calacatta Royale marble from Integrated Resources Group to travel up the walls and over the waterfall edge of the island. “We templated every inch of surface that was to be covered in slab and mapped out how the vein would move around the kitchen,” says designer Alison Pickart, who placed stools by Kelly Wearstler along the counter.
ELEMENTS OF STYLE
Powell & Bonnell counter chairs in a Kyle Bunting hide face an island topped in concrete by Elements Concrete. Earth Elements built the rift-sawn walnut cabinetry. Natural stone from QuarryWorks frames a backsplash in leathered Fantastico Danby stone. The faucet is Dornbracht; the cooktop is Miele.
Featuring swaths of Calacatta gold marble, the existing refurbished kitchen that came with the home “was modern and bright but was not in tune with what we were trying to achieve,” explains designer Eche Martinez. “It just felt too clinical.” The designer worked with builder Josh Grout to infuse more depth by re-staining the floors and base of the island in a deep, rich shade.
In the kitchen, Palecek counter stools line the Carrara marble-topped island, above which hang Visual Comfort pendants. Knapp Kitchens fabricated the open metal shelving, which lends an industrial edge.
TURN UP THE CHARM
The kitchen’s Shaker-style cabinetry dons Sherwin-Williams’ Urbane Bronze, complementing dark marble countertops from Kelca Counters. The Calacatta Arabescato Vagli marble backsplash from AGM Imports offsets olive shades on The Urban Electric Co.’s Chiltern Double pendant. McGuire’s Bercut swivel counter stools add subtle masculinity.
In this kitchen, customized cabinetry, crafted with rift-sawn European white oak that matches the wood wall panels throughout the house, provides continuity and a natural texture. The island is topped with aged Petit Granit from Omnistone Masonry, and the faucets are by Dornbracht.
An iroko wood island in a natural oiled finish by Desert Cove Woodworks is one of two islands in the kitchen, which was designed to give the family plenty of room for food prep and entertaining. Behind the stove, jade-hued backsplash tiles from Facings of America add a pop of color.
A PEEK INSIDE
White oak, also seen on the living area ceiling, reappears on the kitchen cabinets by All Custom Cabinetry. Elgin Marble crafted the ebony-stained white oak island, featuring an antique brown leather granite. Thomas Hayes Studio stools perch beneath a custom Trans-Luxe pendant. The Aquabrass faucet is from Dwellings Design Center.
RiverCity Cabinets fabricated the kitchen cabinetry; the Absolute Black granite on the island and the White Macaubas quartzite on the perimeter countertops and backsplash are all from Architectural Tile & Stone. Desiron counter stools provide casual and durable seating for the busy family. Expressions Home Gallery fabricated the Vent-A-Hood’s custom surround.
Although the homeowners had previously renovated their kitchen, the designer’s efforts gave it a facelift via a layer of plaster on the vent hood and fresh paint on the cabinets. New Ashley Norton hardware and gray-veined Imperial Danby marble countertops balance the rusticity of the ceiling beams and newly refinished wood floors. A custom Roman shade made from Sanderson’s Byron Wool Plains linen softens the look.