We just finished up the kitchen mood board for our current renovation project. Each time we design a new space, we always start by creating a mood board. It’s a great way to experiment with colors and to see how different design elements will work together.
Since the kitchen is arguably the most important room in a house, it’s ok to spend a little more time to get the design right. For this kitchen design, it’s all about warmth and, as always, clean lines. We also love mixing classic with modern.
We modified the layout of this kitchen so that the hood would be in the center of the room…well, almost the center. Since this house is older, there is some quirkiness and asymmetry that we are embracing.
Since the range hood will be the focal point, it needs to be special. And there is probably no surprise that we are building a plaster hood for this kitchen. It will me a lot like the one we built in our house, but no swoop.
I’m super excited about the range we’re using in this kitchen. It’s a 36″ Nostalgie duel fuel range from Ilve.
We chose a stainless steel finish with brass trim. The brass trim will add warmth and tie in nicely with the other brass elements in the kitchen.
For the countertops, we’re going with the best quartz company out there, Caesarstone. They have a brand new color called Calacatta Maximus. It has a white background with large warm veins, and subtle golden-copper lines.
We ordered a sample and it looks even more breathtaking in person. It will help add some brightness to the kitchen and a touch or modern.
We’ll be using this on the perimeter cabinets and on the island which will have a waterfall edge. This will allow the beautiful veins to be showcased.
There is a narrow space on the outer sides of the windows. We’re going to fill these spaces with wall scones. We found one that will work perfectly from Hudson Valley Lighting called the Colton Wall Sconce.
It’s aged brass and seventeen inches tall. So it will fill the space nicely.
We still haven’t made our final decision on the overhead light.
The fridge will be seamlessly integrated and clad in custom made white oak panels, and finished off with large vintage appliance pulls.
The kitchen cabinets will be a shaker style, painted with a light mushroom color. We’re still narrowing down the exact color, but it will be something very close to what you see in the mood board.
For the cabinet hardware, we’ll be going with a combination of cup pulls and round nobs, both in aged brass.